DFT simulation of the heteroannelated octatetraenes vibronic spectra with the Franck-Condon and Herzberg-Teller approaches including Duschinsky effect

Nataliya N. Karaush, Rashid R. Valiev, Gleb V. Baryshnikov, Boris F. Minaev, Hans Ågren

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Abstract

Calculations of vibronic structure in the electronic absorption spectra are carried out for the series of heteroannelated octatetraenes on the basis of density functional theory method. Both Franck-Condon and Herzberg-Teller approaches have been used for estimation of frequency and intensity of vibronic bands in the simulated absorption spectra with respect to the S<inf>0</inf> → S<inf>1</inf> electronic transition. The key result discussed in this work is that the electronic transition into the first singlet excited states is vibronically-active in the absorption spectra for all studied circulenes in a good agreement with experimental observations. We have confirmed our previous assumption that the first (low-lying) weak absorption maximum in the spectra of tetra-tert-butyltetraoxa[8]circulene and dithieno[3,4-b:3′,4′-d]thiophene-annelated cyclooctatetraene can be assigned just for the S<inf>0</inf> → S<inf>1</inf> transition which produce the next more intense vibronic satellite. In the case of aza[8]circulenes the S<inf>0</inf> → S<inf>1</inf> transition is symmetry allowed and the corresponding vibronic bands are less intense relative to 0-0 band.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9385
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics
Volume459
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • Circulene
  • Franck-Condon factor
  • Herzberg-Teller approximation
  • Heteroannelated octatetraenes
  • Shpolsky spectra
  • Vibronic effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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