Control of electron transfer rates in liquid crystalline media

Mark Lilichenko, Dmitry Matyushov

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Abstract

The solvent reorganization energy of electron-transfer reactions is calculated for a solvent undergoing a structural phase transition from the isotropic to nematic phase. The calculation is based on the response function of the solvent polarization fluctuations obtained from Monte Carlo simulations of a model fluid of hard dipolar spherocylinders in a range of densities covering both the isotropic and nematic phases. The reorganization energy shows a significant anisotropy with respect to the orientation of the donor-acceptor complex relative to the nematic director in the nematic phase. A possibility to control electron-transfer rates arising from solvation anisotropy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1937-1940
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume107
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 6 2003

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electron transfer
Crystalline materials
Electrons
Liquids
Anisotropy
liquids
anisotropy
Solvation
solvation
coverings
Phase transitions
Polarization
Fluids
energy
fluids
polarization
simulation
Monte Carlo simulation

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Control of electron transfer rates in liquid crystalline media. / Lilichenko, Mark; Matyushov, Dmitry.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 107, No. 9, 06.03.2003, p. 1937-1940.

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