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Nonradiative Relaxation Mechanisms of UV Excited Phenylalanine Residues: A Comparative Computational Study

Mališ, Momir; Došlić, Nađa (2017) Nonradiative Relaxation Mechanisms of UV Excited Phenylalanine Residues: A Comparative Computational Study. Molecules, 22 (3). ISSN 1420-3049

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Abstract

The present work is directed toward understanding the mechanisms of excited state deactivation in three neutral model peptides containing the phenylalanine residue. The excited state dynamics of the γL(g+) folded form of N-acetylphenylalaninylamide (NAPA B) and its amide-N-methylated derivative (NAPMA B) is reviewed and compared to the dynamics of the monohydrated structure of NAPA (NAPAH). The goal is to unravel how the environment, and in particular solvation, impacts the photodynamics of peptides. The systems are investigated using reaction path calculations and surface hopping nonadiabatic dynamics based on the coupled cluster doubles (CC2) method and time-dependent density functional theory. The work emphasizes the role that excitation transfer from the phenyl ππ* to amide nπ* state plays in the deactivation of the three systems and shows how the ease of out-of-plane distortions of the amide group determines the rate of population transfer between the two electronic states. The subsequent dynamics on the nπ* state is barrierless along several pathways and leads to fast deactivation to the ground electronic state.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nonadiabatic molecular dynamics ; nonradiative deactivation ; peptide ; phenylalanine
Subjects: BIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE > Public Health and Health Care
Divisions: Division of Physical Chemistry
Depositing User: Nađa Došlić
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 12:04
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 12:04
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/4566
DOI: 10.3390/molecules22030493

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