Exploring excited-state hydrogen atom transfer along an ammonia wire cluster: competitive reaction paths and vibrational mode selectivity.


The excited-state hydrogen-atom transfer (ESHAT) reaction of the 7-hydroxyquinoline(NH(3))(3) cluster involves a crossing from the initially excited (1)pipi(*) to a (1)pisigma(*) state. The nonadiabatic coupling between these states induces homolytic dissociation of the O-H bond and H-atom transfer to the closest NH(3) molecule, forming a biradical… (More)