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Excited-State Dynamics of Isolated and Microsolvated Cinnamate-Based UV-B Sunscreens

Overview of attention for article published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, July 2014
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Title
Excited-State Dynamics of Isolated and Microsolvated Cinnamate-Based UV-B Sunscreens
Published in
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, July 2014
DOI 10.1021/jz501140b
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Authors

Eric M. M. Tan, Michiel Hilbers, Wybren J. Buma

Abstract

Sunscreens are aimed at providing protection from solar UV radiation. However, the same mechanism that underlies this protection (absorption of UV radiation) is also responsible for their light-induced adverse effects. Here, high-resolution spectroscopic methods are applied to one of the most commonly used sunscreen chromophores to study the excited-state dynamics that determine the delicate balance between favorable and adverse effects. In contrast to common belief, we find that excitation to the "bright" ππ* state does not directly lead to repopulation of the electronic ground state. Instead, internal conversion to another electronically excited state identified as the "dark" nπ* state is a major decay pathway that impedes fast energy dissipation. Microsolvation studies of sunscreen chromophores with water demonstrate that under such conditions, this bottleneck is no longer present. These observations could be a first step toward the development of sunscreens with improved photochemical properties.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 16 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 19%
Student > Master 3 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 19%
Researcher 3 19%
Professor 2 13%
Other 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 11 69%
Unspecified 2 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Physics and Astronomy 1 6%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 July 2014.
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#400,019
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