Gas-Phase IR Spectroscopy of Nucleobases
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/128_2014_577
IR spectroscopy of nucleobases in the gas phase reflects simultaneous advances in both experimental and computational techniques. Important properties, such as excited state dynamics, depend in subtle ways on structure variations, which can be followed by their infrared signatures. Isomer specific spectroscopy is a particularly powerful tool for studying the effects of nucleobase tautomeric form and base pair hydrogen-bonding patterns.