KU Publications

P. Srivastava and C. G. Elles, A Single-Shot Technique for Measuring Broadband Two-Photon Absorption Spectra in Solution, Analytical Chemistryxx, xxx (in press, 2024). (preprint on ChemRxiv)

P. Srivastava, D. A. Stierwalt, and C. G. Elles, Broadband two-photon absorption spectroscopy with stimulated Raman scattering as an internal standard, Analytical Chemistry95, 13227 (2023). 

R. Chen, K. Qiu, D. C. Y. Leong, B. K. Kundu, C. Zhang, P. Srivastava, K. E. White, G. Han, Z. Guo, C. G. Elles, J. Diao, and Y. Sun, A general design of pyridinium-based fluorescent probes for enhancing two-photon microscopy, Biosensors and Bioelectronics239, 115604 (2023).

B. K. Kundu, C. Han, P. Srivastava, S. Nagar, K. E. White, J. A. Krause, C. G. Elles, and Y. Sun, Trifluoromethylative bifunctionalization of alkenes via a dibenzothiazole-derived photocatalyst under both visible and near infrared light irradiation, ACS Catalysis13, 8119 (2023).

K. H. Burns, T. J. Quincy, and C. G. Elles, Excited-state resonance Raman spectroscopy probes the sequential two-photon excitation mechanism of a photochromic molecular switchJ. Chem. Phys., 157, 234302 (2022).

M. Singh, P. Dhote, D. R. Johnson, S. Figueroa-Lazu, C. G. Elles, and Z. Boskovic, Photochemical decarbonylation of oxetanone and azetidinone: Spectroscopy, computational models, and synthetic applicationsAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 62, e202215856 (2022).

K. H. Burns and C. G. Elles, Ultrafast dynamics of a molecular switch from resonance Raman spectroscopy: Comparing visible and UV excitationJ. Phys. Chem. A., 126, 5932 (2022).

V. Ramamurthy, P. Sen, and C. G. Elles, Ultrafast excited state dynamics of spatially confined organic moleculesJ. Phys. Chem. A., 126, 4681 (2022). (Feature Article and Cover)

M. Singh, B. Gaskins, D. R. Johnson, C. G. Elles, and Z. Boskovic, Synthesis of cycloheptatriene-containing azetidine lactonesJ. Org. Chem., 87, 15001 (2022).

D. Bhattacharyya, Y. Zhang, C. G. Elles, and S. E. Bradforth, Electronic structure of liquid alkanes: A representative case of liquid hexanes and cyclohexane studied using polarization-dependent two-photon absorption spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. A, 125, 7988 (2021).

C. J. Otolski, A. Mohan Raj, V. Ramamurthy, and C. G. Elles, Spatial confinement alters the ultrafast photoisomerization dynamics of azobenzenesChemical Science, 11, 9513 (2020).

K. H. Burns, P. Srivastava, and C. G. Elles, Absolute cross sections of liquids from broadband stimulated Raman scattering with femtosecond and picosecond pulses, Analytical Chemistry92, 10686 (2020).

M. S. Barclay, C. G. Elles, and M. Caricato, On the discrepancy between experimental and calculated Raman intensities for conjugated phenyl and thiophene derivativesJ. Phys. Chem. A124, 4678 (2020).

W. C. Henke, C. J. Otolski, W. N. G. Moore, C. G. Elles, and J. D. Blakemore, Ultrafast spectroscopy of [Mn(CO)3] complexes: Tuning the kinetics of light-driven CO release and solvent bindingInorganic Chemistry59, 2178 (2020).

M. S. Barclay, C. G. Elles, and M. Caricato, A benchmark study of ground-state Raman spectra in conjugated moleculesJ. Chem. Theory Comput.16, 612 (2020).

S. Mahvidi, C. G. Elles, B. S. Hadavand, Y. Yokoyama, and F. Nourmohammadian, Influence of Protonation on the Photochromic Behavior, Phase Transfer and Thermal Stability of Phenylamine-Substituted DiarylethenesProgress in Color, Colorants, and Coatings13, 105 (2020).

M. S. Barclay, M. Caricato, and C. G. Elles, Femtosecond stimulated Raman scattering from triplet electronic states: Experimental and theoretical study of resonance enhancementsJ. Phys. Chem. A123, 7720 (2019).

D. Bhattacharyya, Y. Zhang, C. G. Elles, and S. E. Bradforth, Electronic structure of liquid methanol and ethanol from polarization-dependent two-photon absorption spectroscopyJ. Phys. Chem. A123, 5789 (2019).

C. J. Otolski, A. Mohan Raj, G. Sharma, R. Prabhakar, V. Ramamurthy, and C. G. Elles, Ultrafast transcis photoisomerization dynamics of alkyl-substituted stilbenes in a supramolecular capsuleJ. Phys. Chem. A123, 5061 (2019).

C. J. Otolski, A. Mohan Raj, V. Ramamurthy, and C. G. Elles, Ultrafast dynamics of encapsulated molecules reveals new insight on the photoisomerization mechanism for azobenzeneJ. Phys. Chem. Lett.10, 121 (2019).

T. J. Quincy, M. S. Barclay, M. Caricato, and C. G. Elles, Probing dynamics in higher-lying electronic states with resonance-enhanced femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopyJ. Phys. Chem. A122, 8308 (2018).

M. S. Barclay, T. J. Quincy, D. B. Williams-Young, M. Caricato, and C. G. Elles, Accurate assignments of excited-state resonance Raman spectra: A benchmark study combining experiment and theoryJ. Phys. Chem. A121, 7937 (2017). 

M. de Wergifosse, C. G. Elles, and A. I. Krylov, Two-photon absorption spectroscopy of stilbene and phenanthrene: Excited-state analysis and comparison with ethylene and tolueneJ. Chem. Phys.146, 174102 (2017)

M. de Wergifosse, A. L. Houk, A. I. Krylov, and C. G. Elles, Two-photon absorption spectroscopy of trans-stilbene, cis-stilbene, and phenanthrene: Theory and experimentJ. Chem. Phys.146, 144305 (2017)

G. Batignani, E. Pontecorvo, C. Ferrante, M. Aschi, C. G. Elles, and T. Scopigno, Visualizing excited-state dynamics of a diaryl thiophene: Femtosecond stimulated Raman scattering as a probe of conjugated moleculesJ. Phys. Chem. Lett.7, 2981 (2016)

A. L. Houk, R. S. Givens, and C. G. Elles, Two-photon activation of p-hydroxyphenacyl phototriggers: Toward spatially controlled release of diethyl phosphate and ATPJ. Phys. Chem. B,  120, 3178 (2016)

A. L. Houk, I. L. Zheldakov, T. A. Tommey, and C. G. Elles, Two-photon excitation of trans-stilbene: Spectroscopy and dynamics of electronically excited states above S1J. Phys. Chem. B,  119, 9335 (2015)

C. L. Ward and C. G. Elles, Cycloreversion dynamics of a photochromic molecular switch via one-photon and sequential two-photon excitationJ. Phys. Chem. A118, 10011 (2014).

E. Pontecorvo, C. Ferrante, C. G. Elles, and T. Scopigno, Structural rearrangement accompanying the ultrafast electrocyclization reaction of a photochromic molecular switchJ. Phys. Chem. B118, 6915 (2014).

I. L. Zheldakov, O. Grinevich, A. Mejiritski, C. G. Elles, and D. C. Neckers, Transient spectroscopy of 5,7-diiodo-3-butoxy-6-fluorone (DIBF)Photochem. Photobiol.90, 335 (2014).

L. Sarkany, J. M. Wasylenko, S. Roy, D. A. Higgins, C. G. Elles, and V. Chikan, Investigation of fluorescence emission from CdSe nanorods in PMMA and P3HT/PMMA filmsJ. Phys. Chem. C117, 18818 (2013).

E. Pontecorvo, C. Ferrante, C. G. Elles, and T. Scopigno, Spectrally tailored narrowband pulses for femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy in the range 330-750 nmOptics Express21, 6866 (2013).

C. L. Ward and C. G. Elles, Controlling the excited-state reaction dynamics of a photochromic molecular switch with sequential two-photonexcitationJ. Phys. Chem. Lett.3, 2995 (2012).

I. L. Zheldakov, J. M. Wasylenko, and C. G. Elles, Excited-state dynamics and efficient triplet formation in phenylthiophene compoundsPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys.14, 6211 (2012).

Previous Publications

O. Marsálek, C. G. Elles, P. A. Pieniazek, E. Pluharova, J. Vande Vondele, S. E. Bradforth, and P. Jungwirth, Chasing charge localization and chemical reactivity following photoionization in liquid waterJ. Chem. Phys.135, 224510 (2011).

C. G. Elles, C. A. Rivera, Y. Zhang, P. A. Pieniazek, and S. E. Bradforth, Electronic structure of liquid water from polarization-dependent two-photon absorption spectroscopy,J. Chem. Phys.130, 084501 (2009).

C. G. Elles, I. A. Shkrob, R. A. Crowell, D. A. Arms, and E. C. Landahl, Transient x-ray absorption spectroscopy of hydrated halogen atomJ. Chem. Phys.128, 061102 (2008)

C. G. Elles, I. A. Shkrob, R. A. Crowell, and S. E. Bradforth, Excited state dynamics of liquid water: Insight from the dissociation reaction following two-photon excitationJ. Chem. Phys.126, 164503 (2007).

C. G. Elles, A. E. Jailaubekov, R. A. Crowell, and S. E. Bradforth, Excitation-energy dependence of the mechanism for two-photon ionization of liquid H2O and D2O from 8.3 to 12.4 eVJ. Chem. Phys.125, 044515 (2006).

C. G. Elles and F. F. Crim, Connecting chemical dynamics in gases and liquidsAnnu. Rev. Phys. Chem.57, 273 (2006).

L. Sheps, A. C. Crowther, C. G. Elles, and F. F. Crim, Recombination dynamics and hydrogen abstraction reactions of chlorine radicals in solutionJ. of Phys. Chem. A109, 4296 (2005).

C. G. Elles, M. J. Cox, G. L. Barnes, and F. F. Crim, Recombination and reaction dynamics following photodissociation of CH3OCl in solutionJ. Phys. Chem. A108, 10973 (2004).

C. G. Elles, M. J. Cox, and F. F. Crim, Vibrational relaxation of CH3I in the gas phase and in solutionJ. Chem. Phys.120, 6973 (2004).

C. G. Elles, D. Bingemann, M. M. Heckscher, and F. F. Crim, Vibrational relaxation of CH2I2 in solution: Excitation level dependenceJ. Chem. Phys.118, 5587 (2003).

C. G. Elles and N. E. Levinger, Reverse micelles solubilizing DMSO and DMSO/water mixturesChem. Phys. Lett.317, 624 (2000).