Photomagnetic and Nonlinear Optical Properties in cis-trans Green Fluoroprotein Chromophore Coupled Bis-Imino Nitroxide Diradicals Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The current study extends an earlier investigation (Bhattacharya, et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 6905) to further explore various photomagnetic and optical properties of bis-imino nitroxide, that is, (IN)2-based green fluorescent protein (GFP) chromophore coupled diradicals revealing new significant features. The conversion mechanisms of selected trans-isomers into their corresponding cis-conformers are discussed in detailed using a number of recently-developed density functional theory (DFT) functionals based on the Minnesota suite of DFT-models as well as using some other DFT functionals developed earlier. To provide a more in-depth analysis of variations in magnetic properties as trans-conformers (singlet ground-state) convert into their cis-analogues (triplet ground-state), the changes in exchange magnetic coupling constants J are compared with the variation of the selected aromaticity indices. The aromaticity indices include the nuclear independent chemical shift [NICS(0)] values calculated at the center of ring structures and the harmonic oscillator model of aromaticity. Furthermore, the investigation of static nonlinear optical response properties in the (IN)2-based GFP chromophore coupled diradicals reveal unusually large static first hyperpolarizabilities for these systems which is highly significant for practical applications in optics and optoelectronics.

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  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhattacharya, D., Shil, S., Misra, A., Bytautas, L., & Klein, D. J.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Bhattacharya, Debojit||Shil, Suranjan||Misra, Anirban||Bytautas, Laimutis||Klein, Douglas J

publication date

  • November 2015