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Title: Hydrogen bonding induced proton exchange reactions in dense D{sub 2}-NH{sub 3} and D{sub 2}-CH{sub 4} mixtures

We have investigated high-pressure behaviors of simple binary mixtures of NH{sub 3} and D{sub 2} to 50 GPa and CH{sub 4} and D{sub 2} to 30 GPa using confocal micro-Raman spectroscopy. The spectral data indicate strong proton exchange reactions occur in dense D{sub 2}-NH{sub 3} mixture, producing different isotopes of ammonia such as NH{sub 3}, NH{sub 2}D, NHD{sub 2}, and ND{sub 3}. In contrast, the proton exchange process in dense D{sub 2}-CH{sub 4} mixture is highly limited, and no vibration feature is apparent for deuterated methane. The vibrational modes of H{sub 2} isotopes in D{sub 2}-NH{sub 3} are blue shifted from those of pure H{sub 2} isotopes, whereas the modes of D{sub 2}-CH{sub 4} show overall agreement with those in pure D{sub 2} and CH{sub 4}. In turn, this result advocates the presence of strong repulsion and thereby internal pressure in D{sub 2}-NH{sub 3} mixture, which are absent in D{sub 2}-CH{sub 4}. In fact, the bond length of hydrogen molecules in D{sub 2}-NH{sub 3}, calculated from the present spectral data, is shorter than that observed in pure hydrogen – supporting the enhanced intermolecular interaction in the mixture. Comparing the present spectral results with those previously observed in D{sub 2}-H{sub 2}Omore » mixtures further suggests that the strength of repulsive interaction or the magnitude of internal pressure in the mixtures is proportional to the strength of hydrogen bonding in H{sub 2}O, NH{sub 3}, and CH{sub 4} in decreasing order. Hence, we suggest that the proton exchange is assisted by hydrogen bonding in these molecules.« less
Authors:
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  1. Institute for Shock Physics, Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22255208
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2014 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; AMMONIA; BINARY MIXTURES; BOND LENGTHS; DEUTERIDES; HYDROGEN; INTERACTIONS; ISOTOPES; METHANE; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY