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Unraveling the Mechanisms of Nonradiative Deactivation in Model Peptides Following Photoexcitation of a Phenylalanine Residue


Mališ, Momir; Loquais, Yohan; Gloaguen, Eric; Biswal, Himansu S.; Piuzzi, Francois; Tardivel, Benjamin; Brenner, Valerie; Broquier, Michel; Jouvet, Christophe; Mons, Michel et al.
Unraveling the Mechanisms of Nonradiative Deactivation in Model Peptides Following Photoexcitation of a Phenylalanine Residue // Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (2012), 50; 20340-20351 doi:10.1021/ja3054942 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Unraveling the Mechanisms of Nonradiative Deactivation in Model Peptides Following Photoexcitation of a Phenylalanine Residue

Autori
Mališ, Momir ; Loquais, Yohan ; Gloaguen, Eric ; Biswal, Himansu S. ; Piuzzi, Francois ; Tardivel, Benjamin ; Brenner, Valerie ; Broquier, Michel ; Jouvet, Christophe ; Mons, Michel ; Došlić, Nađa ; Ljubić, Ivan

Izvornik
Journal of the American Chemical Society (0002-7863) 134 (2012), 50; 20340-20351

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Excited-state deactivation; Density-Functional Theory; jet-cooled tryptophan; gas-phase; protonated tryptophan; charge-transfer; conformational preferences; electronic spectroscopy; 2-color photoionization; identity approximation

Sažetak
The mechanisms of nonradiative deactivation of a phenylalanine residue after near-UV photoexcitation have been investigated in an isolated peptide chain model (N-acetylphenylalaninylamide, NAPA) both experimentally and theoretically. Lifetime measurements at the origin of the first pi pi* state of jet-cooled NAPA molecules have shown that (i) among the three most stable conformers of the molecule, the folded conformer NAPA B is similar to 50-times shorter lived than the extended major conformer NAPA A and (ii) this lifetime is virtually insensitive to deuteration at the NH2 and NH sites. Concurrent time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) based nonadiabatic dynamics simulations in the full dimensionality, carried out for the NAPA B conformer, provided direct insights on novel classes of ultrafast deactivation mechanisms, proceeding through several conical intersections and leading in fine to the ground state. These mechanisms are found to be triggered either (i) by a stretch of the NpheH bond, which leads to an H-transfer to the ring, or (ii) by specific backbone amide distortions. The potential energy surfaces of the NAPA conformers along these critical pathways have been characterized more accurately using the coupled cluster doubles (CC2) method and shown to exhibit barriers that can be overcome with moderate excess energies. These results analyzed in the light of the experimental findings enabled us to assign the short lifetime of NAPA B conformer to a number of easily accessible exit channels from the initial pi pi* surface, most importantly the one involving a transfer of electronic excitation to an n pi* surface, induced by distortions of the backbone peptide bond.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kemija



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Projekt / tema
098-0352851-2921 - Kontrola atomske i molekulske dinamike oblikovanim elektromagnetskim poljima (Nađa Došlić, )
098-0982915-2944 - Istraživanja Kemijske Reaktivnosti (Aleksandar Sabljić, )

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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