Initial Processes of Proton Transfer in Salicylideneaniline Studied by Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy
1 Department of Applied Physics, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8628, Japan
2 National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6, Canada
3 Lehrstuhl für BioMolekulare Optik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, 80538 München, Germany
Excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) in salicylideneaniline (SA) and selected derivatives substituted in para-position of the anilino group has been investigated by femtosecond time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (TRPES) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT). The planarity of the molecule was found to be a key parameter to describe ESIPT.
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