Molecular dynamics effects on luminescence properties of oligothiophene derivatives: a molecular mechanics-response theory study based on the CHARMM force field and density functional theory
2011 (English)In: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 13, no 39, 17532-17542 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
CHARMM force field parameter values for a class of oligothiophene derivatives have been derived with reference to density functional theory/B3LYP potential energy surfaces. The force field parametrization of these luminescent conjugated polyelectrolytes includes the electronic ground state as well as the strongly light absorbing first excited state. In conjunction with quantum chemical response theory calculations of transition state properties, a molecular dynamical model of the Stokes shift is obtained. The theoretical model is benchmarked against experimental data recorded at room temperature which refer to sodium salts of p-HTAA and p-FTAA with distilled water as a solvent. For p-HTAA the theoretically predicted Stokes shift of 112 nm is in good agreement with the experimental result of 124 nm, given the approximations about exciton localization that were introduced to obtain a force field for the excited state.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Royal Society of Chemistry , 2011. Vol. 13, no 39, 17532-17542 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71564DOI: 10.1039/c1cp21252dISI: 000295377700012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71564DiVA: diva2:450511
Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council|621-2010-5014
|National Supercomputer Centre (NSC), Sweden||Swedish e-Science Research Center||2011-10-212011-10-212014-08-28