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2009-07-07 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 14 page(s)

Srinivasan G., Villanueva-Garibay J.A., Müller K., Oelkrug D., Milian Medina B., Beljonne David , Cornil Jérôme , Wykes Michael, Viani Lucas, Gierschner J., Martinez-Alvarez R., Jazdzyk M., Hanack M., Egelhaaf H.J., "Dynamics of Guest Molecules in PHTP Inclusion Compounds as Probed by Solid-State NMR and Fluorescence Spectroscopy" in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics [=PCCP], 11, 25, 4996-5009

  • Edition :
  • Codes CREF : Chimie structurale (DI1317), Spectroscopie [électromagnétisme, optique, acoustique] (DI1255)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Chimie des matériaux nouveaux (S817)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux (Matériaux)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Partially deuterated 1,4-distyrylbenzene () is included into the pseudohexagonal nanochannels of perhydrotriphenylene (PHTP). The overall and intramolecular mobility of is investigated over a wide temperature range by (13)C, (2)H NMR as well as fluorescence spectroscopy. Simulations of the (2)H NMR spectral shapes reveal an overall wobble motion of in the channels with an amplitude of about 4 degrees at T = 220 K and 10 degrees at T = 410 K. Above T = 320 K the wobble motion is superimposed by localized 180 degrees flips of the terminal phenyl rings with a frequency of 10(6) Hz at T = 340 K. The activation energies of both types of motions are around 40 kJ mol(-1) which imply a strong sterical hindrance by the surrounding PHTP channels. The experimental vibrational structure of the fluorescence excitation spectra of is analyzed in terms of small amplitude ring torsional motions, which provide information about the spatial constraints on by the surrounding PHTP host matrix. Combining the results from NMR and fluorescence spectroscopy as well as of time-dependent density functional calculations yields the complete potential surfaces of the phenyl ring torsions. These results, which suggest that intramolecular mobility of is only reduced but not completely suppressed by the matrix, are corroborated by MD simulations. Unrealistically high potential barriers for phenyl ring flips are obtained from MD simulations using rigid PHTP matrices which demonstrate the importance of large amplitude motions of the PHTP host lattice for the mobility of the guest molecules.

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  • (Anglais) Publié en ligne le 1 avril 2009
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  • DOI : 10.1039/b820604j