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Title: Infrared Spectroscopy of the Tropyl Radical in Helium Droplets

Here, the infrared spectrum of the $$\tilde{X}$$ 2E 2" tropyl radical has been recorded in the range of the CH-stretch vibrational modes using the helium droplet isolation technique. Two bands are observed at 3053 and 3058 cm –1. The electronic degeneracy of the ground state results in a Jahn–Teller interaction for two of the CH-stretch modes, i.e., first-order interaction for E 3' symmetry modes and second-order interaction for E 2' symmetry modes. The experimentally observed bands are assigned to the E 1' and E 3' CH-stretch modes. The E 1' mode is infrared-active, whereas the E 3' mode is inactive in the absence of the Jahn–Teller interaction. The transition to the upper component of the Jahn–Teller split E 3' mode gains intensity via vibronic coupling, giving rise to the second experimentally observed band.
Authors:
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  1. Ruhr-Univ. Bochum, Bochum (Germany)
  2. Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0008086
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment, and General Theory
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 34; Journal ID: ISSN 1089-5639
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Univ. of Georgia Research Foundation, Athens, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1409059