In this paper we present a general theoretical-computational model for treating electron transfer reactions in complex atomic-molecular systems. The underlying idea of the approach, based on unbiased first-principles calculations at the atomistic level, utilizes the definition and the construction of the Diabatic Perturbed states of the involved reactive partners (i.e. the quantum centres in our perturbation approach) as provided by the interaction with their environment, including their mutual interaction. In this way we reconstruct the true Adiabatic states of the reactive partners characterizing the electron transfer process as the fluctuation of the electronic density due to the fluctuating perturbation. Results obtained by using a combination of Molecular Dynamics simulation and the Perturbed Matrix Method on a prototypical intramolecular electron transfer (from 2-(9,9'-dimethyl) fluorene to the 2-naphthalene group separated by a steroidal 5-alpha-androstane skeleton) well illustrate the accuracy of the method in reproducing both the thermodynamics and the kinetics of the process.

Amadei, A., Daidone, I., Aschi, M. (2012). A general theoretical model for electron transfer reactions in complex systems. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 14(4), 1360-1370 [10.1039/c1cp22309g].

A general theoretical model for electron transfer reactions in complex systems

AMADEI, ANDREA;
2012-01-01

Abstract

In this paper we present a general theoretical-computational model for treating electron transfer reactions in complex atomic-molecular systems. The underlying idea of the approach, based on unbiased first-principles calculations at the atomistic level, utilizes the definition and the construction of the Diabatic Perturbed states of the involved reactive partners (i.e. the quantum centres in our perturbation approach) as provided by the interaction with their environment, including their mutual interaction. In this way we reconstruct the true Adiabatic states of the reactive partners characterizing the electron transfer process as the fluctuation of the electronic density due to the fluctuating perturbation. Results obtained by using a combination of Molecular Dynamics simulation and the Perturbed Matrix Method on a prototypical intramolecular electron transfer (from 2-(9,9'-dimethyl) fluorene to the 2-naphthalene group separated by a steroidal 5-alpha-androstane skeleton) well illustrate the accuracy of the method in reproducing both the thermodynamics and the kinetics of the process.
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Amadei, A., Daidone, I., Aschi, M. (2012). A general theoretical model for electron transfer reactions in complex systems. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 14(4), 1360-1370 [10.1039/c1cp22309g].
Amadei, A; Daidone, I; Aschi, M
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