Michael V Basilevsky

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The Born–Kirkwood–Onsager ~BKO! model of solvation, where a solute molecule is positioned inside a cavity cut into a solvent, which is considered as a dielectric continuum, is studied within the bounds of nonlocal electrostatics. The nonlocal cavity model is explicitly formulated and the corresponding nonlocal Poisson equation is reduced to an integral(More)
Cavitation free energy DeltaG(cav), corresponding to the formation of an excluded volume cavity in water, is calculated for a large set of organic molecules employing the thermodynamic integration procedure, which is realized as the original two-step algorithm for growing the interaction potential between the hard cavity wall and the water molecules. A(More)
Outersphere reorganization energies (lambda) for intramolecular electron and hole transfer are studied in anion- and cation-radical forms of complex organic substrates (p-phenylphenyl-spacer-naphthyl) in polar (water, 1,2-dichloroethane, tetrahydrofuran) and quadrupolar (supercritical CO2) solvents. Structure and charge distributions of solute molecules are(More)
This work explains the unordinary solvent effect which was observed in the photochemical decay kinetics for the cyanine dye thiacarbocyanine iodide (Cy(+)I(-)) in binary solvent mixtures toluene/dimethylsulfoxide. The interpretation is formulated in terms of the probability density F(R) describing the distribution of interionic distances R in the ion pair(More)
For the system consisting of the chemically reactive solute immersed in the oscillator bath, we consider an approach based on the solute/medium interaction expressed in terms of momenta rather than coordinates. In the adiabatic representation the medium reorganization effects are suppressed, being hidden in the solute renormalized potential and new spectral(More)
A novel definition of a solvent coordinate associated with a given reaction is formulated in terms of molecular-dynamic trajectories of the solvent and is applied to discuss the topography of potential energy and free energy surfaces of model liquid phase Z/E isomerization reactions in solvent-solute coordinates. It is shown that the arrangement of the(More)
We consider a modified formulation for the recently developed new approach in the continuum solvation theory (Basilevsky, M. V.; Grigoriev, F. V.; Nikitina, E. A.; Leszczynski, J. J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 2457) which is based on the exact solution of the electrostatic Poisson equation with the space-dependent dielectric permittivity. Its present(More)
The reformulation of the standard golden rule approach considered in this paper for treating reactive tunneling reduces the computation of the reaction rate to a derivation of band shapes for energy levels of reactant and product states. This treatment is based on the assumption that the medium environment is actively involved as a partner in the energy(More)
The computations of the association constants K(ass) were performed at the microscopic level for the ion pair Cy(+)I(-) composed of the complex cyanine dye cation Cy(+) coupled to the negative iodine counterion. The wide array of K(ass) values is arranged by a variation of the composition of the binary solvent mixtures toluene/dimethylsulfoxide with the(More)
The local hopping step of the electron transfer (ET) reaction is investigated for a real organic material composed of molecules M (N,N'-di(1-naphthyl)-N,N'-diphenyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-4,4'-diamine). This material is implemented in light-emitting photoelectronic devices. The conductivity effect is simulated and calculated at a molecular level. We have studied(More)