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Infrared-Enhanced Fluorescence-Gain Spectroscopy: Conformation-Specific Excited-State Infrared Spectra of Alkylbenzenes

Infrared-Enhanced Fluorescence-Gain Spectroscopy: Conformation-Specific Excited-State Infrared Spectra of Alkylbenzenes
Daniel M. Hewett, Timothy S. Zwier, Daniel P. Tabor, Edwin L. Sibert, Joshua L. Fischer
An ultraviolet–infrared (UV-IR) double-resonance method for recording conformation-specific excited-state infrared spectra is described. The method takes advantage of an increase in fluorescence signal in phenylalkanes produced by infrared excitation of the S1 origin levels of different conformational isomers. The shorter lifetimes of these IR-excited molecules, combined with their red-shifted emission, provides a way to discriminate the fluorescence due to the infrared-excited molecules from the S1 origin fluorescence, resulting in spectra with high signal-to-noise ratios. Spectra for a series of phenylalkanes and a capped phenylalanine derivative (Ac-Phe-NHMe) demonstrate the potential of the method. The excited-state spectrum in the alkyl CH stretch region of ethylbenzene is well-fit by an anharmonic model developed for the ground electronic state, which explicitly takes into account stretch–bend Fermi resonance.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02276

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02276

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