We have optimized the ground-state geometry of nine series of increasingly long oligomers, using six hybrid density functionals (O3LYP, B3LYP, B97-1, B98, PBE0, and BHHLYP) combined with three different atomic basis sets. In each case, the obtained bond length alternation (BLA) is compared to the corresponding MP2 values. Three phenomenological categories… (More)
Ground- and excited-state magnetic properties of recently characterized pi-conjugated photomagnetic organic molecules are analyzed by the means of density functional theory (DFT). The systems under investigation are made up of an anthracene (An) unit primarily acting as a photosensitizer (P), one or two iminonitroxyl (IN) or oxoverdazyl (OV) stable organic… (More)
The structures of low-lying singlet excited states of nine π-conjugated heteroaromatic compounds have been investigated by the symmetry-adapted cluster-configuration interaction (SAC-CI) method and the time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) using the PBE0 functional (TD-PBE0).In particular, the geometry relaxation in some ππ* and nπ* excited… (More)
Aiming at developing an affordable and easily implementable computational protocol for routine prediction of spectral properties of rigid molecular dyes, density functional theory, and time-dependent density functional theory were used in conjunction with a vibronic coupling scheme for band shape estimate. To predict the perceived color of molecules in… (More)
A new computational protocol relying on the use of electrostatic embedding, derived from QM/QM' ONIOM calculations, to simulate the effect of the crystalline environment on the emission spectra of molecular crystals is here applied to the β-form of salicylidene aniline (SA). The first singlet excited states (S1 ) of the SA cis-keto and trans-keto… (More)
Phen-PENMe2 has recently been proposed as a promising new molecule displaying solvent-tuned dual emission, highlighting an original and newly-described charge transfer model. The study of the photophysical behaviour of this molecule was extended to include protic solvents. The effects of polarity and hydrogen bonding lead to an even more evident dual… (More)
A new tris-2'',4'',6''-(2,2'-bipyridin-4-yl)-1'',3'',5''-triazine ligand and its family of ruthenium coordination complexes are described along with their characterization by electrochemical and photophysical methods as well as a rare single crystal X-ray analysis of a triruthenium polypyridine complex.
Displaying a dual emission, a Phen-PENMe2 compound can be foreseen as a new model for fundamental studies. It is based on an excited state cumulene-type structure, involving orthogonal π orbital (OPICT). In contrast to the "Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer" (TICT) emission, the OPICT emissive state is planar. This new compound is also a potential… (More)