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A pOH Jump Driven by NN Out-of-Plane Motion in the Photoisomerization of Water-Solvated Triazabutadiene
journal contributionposted on 2017-06-09, 00:00 authored by Hongmei Xiao, Lishuang Ma, Weihai Fang, Xuebo Chen
Utilization of photoinitiated isomerization reaction has recently emerged as a very promising platform to modulate the basicity of compounds; however, theoretical insight into its regulatory mechanism remains largely unknown and needs to be addressed. For the first time, an unexpected trans–cis photoisomerization via the NN out of plane (NOOP) motion triggered by an in-plane inversion of N–NN moiety was computationally demonstrated to regulate the pOH jump of water-solvated triazabutadiene by using the multiconfigurational perturbation theory together with the calculation of rate constants of protonation–deprotonation reactions. Kinetic analyses show that the dramatic pOH change can be attributed to the reinforced intramolecular hydrogen bonding resulting from water cluster reorientation and the enhanced coupling between the rotated π orbital and N lone pair of triazabutadiene in the remarkable trans–cis photoisomerization.
ciKinetic analyses showwater cluster reorientationWater-Solvated Triazabutadiene UtilizationpOH changerate constantsphotoinitiated isomerization reactionin-plane inversionwater-solvated triazabutadienephotoisomerizationpOH Jumpmulticonfigurational perturbation theorytranpOH jumpNOOPintramolecular hydrogen