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Special Issue "Photochemical Reactions at Low Temperature"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Igor Reva
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Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 3004-535, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: physical chemistry; photochemistry; computational chemistry; infrared spectroscopy; matrix isolation; flash vacuum pyrolysis; reactive intermediates; quantum mechanical tunneling; vibrationally induced chemistry
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Dr. Cláudio M. Nunes
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CQC, Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 3004-535, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: reactive intermediates and unusual molecules, quantum tunneling chemistry, infrared vibration excitation dynamics, photochemistry and molecular structure
Dr. António Jorge Lopes Jesus
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Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, 3000-548, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: structural characterization of biologically relevant molecules; conformational analysis; hydrogen bonding; photoinduced processes in matrix-isolated molecules; vibrational spectroscopy; quantum chemical calculations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to submit an article for a Special Issue on "Photochemical Reactions at Low Temperature", to be published in Molecules. This Special Issue aims to highlight research on light-induced processes at low temperature, in both gas and condensed phases. We would like to bring together contributions from researchers studying photochemical reactions in different time domains and using a variety of low-temperature methods and spectroscopic techniques. Among the topics are research articles on mechanisms of chemical reactions and of physical processes induced by light, focusing on (although not limited to) reactive intermediates, electronic and vibrational relaxation mechanisms, excited-state charge, energy, or group transfer. Review articles and perspectives from experts in the field are also welcome.

Dr. Igor Reva
Dr. Cláudio M. Nunes
Dr. António Jorge Lopes Jesus
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • photochemistry
  • photophysics
  • low temperature
  • matrix isolation
  • helium nanodroplets
  • UV-induced reactions
  • vibrationally-induced reactions
  • reactive intermediates
  • radicals
  • spectroscopy
  • theoretical calculations
  • kinetics

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Complexes of Glycolic Acid with Nitrogen Isolated in Argon Matrices. I. Structures and Thermal Effects
Molecules 2019, 24(18), 3262; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24183262 - 07 Sep 2019
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Molecular complexes between glycolic acid and nitrogen were studied in a low-temperature argon matrix with FTIR spectroscopy, and supported by MP2 and BLYPD3 calculations. The calculations indicate 11 and 10 stable complex structures at the MP2 and BLYPD3 levels of theories, respectively. However, [...] Read more.
Molecular complexes between glycolic acid and nitrogen were studied in a low-temperature argon matrix with FTIR spectroscopy, and supported by MP2 and BLYPD3 calculations. The calculations indicate 11 and 10 stable complex structures at the MP2 and BLYPD3 levels of theories, respectively. However, only one hydrogen-bonded complex structure involving the most stable SSC conformer of glycolic acid was found experimentally, where the nitrogen molecule is bound with the carboxylic OH group of the SSC conformer. The complex shows a rich site structure variation upon deposition of the matrix in different temperatures and upon annealing experiments, which provide interesting prospects for site-selective chemistry. Full article
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Complexes of Glycolic Acid with Nitrogen Isolated in Argon Matrices. II. Vibrational Overtone Excitations
Molecules 2019, 24(18), 3245; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24183245 - 06 Sep 2019
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Structural changes of glycolic acid (GA) complex with nitrogen induced by selective overtone excitation of the νOH mode were followed in argon matrices using FTIR spectroscopy. For the most stable SSC1 complex present in different trapping sites directly upon deposition site, selective changes [...] Read more.
Structural changes of glycolic acid (GA) complex with nitrogen induced by selective overtone excitation of the νOH mode were followed in argon matrices using FTIR spectroscopy. For the most stable SSC1 complex present in different trapping sites directly upon deposition site, selective changes in the νOH region were achieved upon near-infrared irradiation. Simultaneously, new conformers of the GA…N2 complex were formed, giving rise to several sets of bands in the νOH and νC=O regions of the spectra. Both position and intensity of new absorptions appeared to be highly sensitive on the wavelength of radiation used, as well as on the annealing of the matrix. Based on theoretical calculations at different levels of theory, an assignment of the observed bands is proposed and discussed. Full article
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