Direct observation of the primary bond-twisting dynamics of stilbene anion radical

I. Ren Lee, Luis Bañares, Ahmed H. Zewail

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The anion radicals of stilbenes in the collisionless isolated phase were synthesized by electron attachment, and their dynamics were observed in real time on the femtosecond time scale. The observed coherent vibrational motion (∼cm-1) and the primary bond-twisting dynamics (∼650 fs) for the D2 state are on a vastly different time scale from that reported (∼10 ns) in solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6708-6709
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 28


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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