In recent years, the potential energy surfaces of the penta-2,4-dieniminium cation have been investigated using several electronic structure methods. The resulting pool of geometrical, electronic, and energy data provides a suitable basis for the construction of a topographically correct analytical model of the molecule force field and, therefore, for a better understanding of this class of molecules, which includes the chromophore of visual pigments. In the present contribution, we report the construction of such a model for regions of the force field that drive the photochemical and thermal isomerization of the central double bound of the cation. While previous models included only two modes, it is here shown that the proposed three-mode model and corresponding set of parameters are able to reproduce the complex topographical and electronic structure features seen in electronically correlated data obtained at the XMCQDPT2//CASSCF/6-31G∗ level of theory.
|Titolo:||Two-State, Three-Mode Parametrization of the Force Field of a Retinal Chromophore Model|
OLIVUCCI, MASSIMO (Corresponding)
|Citazione:||Marsili, E., Farag, M.H., Yang, X., De Vico, L., & Olivucci, M. (2019). Two-State, Three-Mode Parametrization of the Force Field of a Retinal Chromophore Model. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. A, MOLECULES, SPECTROSCOPY, KINETICS, ENVIRONMENT, & GENERAL THEORY, 123(9), 1710-1719.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|