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Title: Lowest triplet (n,π{sup *}) state of 2-cyclohexen-1-one: Characterization by cavity ringdown spectroscopy and quantum-chemical calculations

The cavity ringdown (CRD) absorption spectrum of 2-cyclohexen-1-one (2CHO) was recorded over the range 401.5–410.5 nm in a room-temperature gas cell. The very weak band system (ε ⩽ 0.1 M{sup −1} cm{sup −1}) in this spectral region is due to the T{sub 1}(n, π*) ← S{sub 0} electronic transition. The 0{sub 0}{sup 0} origin band was assigned to the feature observed at 24 558.8 ± 0.3 cm{sup −1}. We have assigned 46 vibronic transitions in a region extending from −200 to +350 cm{sup −1} relative to the origin band. For the majority of these transitions, we have made corresponding assignments in the spectrum of the deuterated derivative 2CHO-2,6,6-d{sub 3}. From the assignments, we determined fundamental frequencies for several vibrational modes in the T{sub 1}(n, π{sup *}) excited state of 2CHO, including the lowest ring-twisting (99.6 cm{sup −1}) and ring-bending (262.2 cm{sup −1}) modes. These values compare to fundamentals of 122.2 cm{sup −1} and 251.9 cm{sup −1}, respectively, determined previously for the isoconfigurational S{sub 1}(n, π{sup *}) excited state of 2CHO and 99 cm{sup −1} and 248 cm{sup −1}, respectively, for the S{sub 0} ground state. With the aid of quantum-mechanical calculations, we have also ascertained descriptions for these two modes, thereby resolving ambiguitiesmore » appearing in the previous literature. The ring-twisting mode (ν{sub 39}) contains a significant contribution from O=C–C=C torsion, whereas the ring-bending mode (ν{sub 38} in the ground state) involves mainly the motion of C-5 with respect to the plane containing the other heavy atoms. The CRD spectroscopic data for the T{sub 1}(n, π{sup *}) state have allowed us to benchmark several computational methods for treating excited states, including time-dependent density functional theory and an equation-of-motion coupled cluster method. In turn, the computational results provide an explanation for observed differences in the T{sub 1}(n, π{sup *}) vs. S{sub 1}(n, π{sup *}) ring frequencies.« less
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  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22251271
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 139; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; EXCITED STATES; SPECTROSCOPY; TIME DEPENDENCE