Torben Villnow

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Pyrimidinones are part of the (6-4) photolesions which may be formed from two pyrimidine bases adjacent on a DNA strand. In relation to the secondary photochemistry of the (6-4) lesion, i.e. its transformation into a Dewar valence isomer, photophysical and photochemical properties of 1-methyl-2(1H)-pyrimidinone (1MP) in water, acetonitrile, methanol, and(More)
The photophysics of thioxanthone (TX) dissolved in methanol (MeOH) and 2,2,2,-trifluoroethanol (TFE) was studied by time-resolved fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy. The spectrally integrated stimulated emission is seen to lose amplitude within ∼5-10 ps. This is much shorter than the fluorescence lifetimes of the compound (2.7 ns for MeOH and 7.6 ns(More)
The photochemistry of ortho-nitrobenzaldehyde dissolved in tetrahydrofuran was studied by means of femtosecond UV/Vis and IR spectroscopy. Comparison was made of the spectral and temporal signatures for ~400 nm and ~260 nm excitation. The 400 nm excitation promotes NBA to its lowest excited singlet state of nπ* character whereas for 260 nm an upper excited(More)
The photo-isomerization of o-acetylbenzaldehyde (oABA) in acetonitrile was studied by femto- and nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. Spectroscopic signatures are assigned with the aid of TD-DFT, TD-CAM-DFT and DFT-MRCI computations. The isomerization yields a lactone, 3-methylphthalide (3MP), with a quantum yield of 0.3 (30%). As evidenced by(More)
The photophysics of thioxanthone dissolved in cyclohexane was studied by femtosecond fluorescence and transient absorption spectroscopy. From these experiments two time constants of ∼400 fs and ∼4 ps were retrieved. With the aid of quantum chemically computed spectral signatures and rate constants for intersystem crossing, the time constants were assigned(More)
The chimeric behavior of thioxanthone in protic solvents has been investigated employing computational chemistry methods. In particular, methanol and 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol have been chosen in this study. The solvent environment has been modeled using microsolvation in combination with a conductor-like screening model. The vertical excitation spectrum(More)
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