Spectroscopic and theoretical study of the electronic structure of curcumin and related fragment molecules.

@article{Galasso2008SpectroscopicAT,
  title={Spectroscopic and theoretical study of the electronic structure of curcumin and related fragment molecules.},
  author={V. Galasso and B. Kova{\vc} and A. Modelli and M. F. Ottaviani and F. Pichierri},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A},
  year={2008},
  volume={112 11},
  pages={
          2331-8
        }
}
The low volatility and thermal instability made the photoelectron (PE), electron transmission (ET), and dissociative electron attachment (DEA) spectroscopy measurements on curcumin (a potent chemopreventive agent) unsuccessful. The filled and empty electronic structure of curcumin was therefore investigated by exploiting the PES, ETS, and DEAS results for representative fragment molecules and suitable quantum-mechanical calculations. On this basis, a reliable pattern of the vertical ionization… Expand
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