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Title: Sub-Doppler infrared spectroscopy of propargyl radical (H{sub 2}CCCH) in a slit supersonic expansion

The acetylenic CH stretch mode (ν{sub 1}) of propargyl (H{sub 2}CCCH) radical has been studied at sub-Doppler resolution (∼60 MHz) via infrared laser absorption spectroscopy in a supersonic slit-jet discharge expansion, where low rotational temperatures (T{sub rot} = 13.5(4) K) and lack of spectral congestion permit improved determination of band origin and rotational constants for the excited state. For the lowest J states primarily populated in the slit jet cooled expansion, fine structure due to the unpaired electron spin is resolved completely, which permits accurate analysis of electron spin-rotation interactions in the vibrationally excited states (ε{sub aa} = − 518.1(1.8), ε{sub bb} = − 13.0(3), ε{sub cc} = − 1.8(3) MHz). In addition, hyperfine broadening in substantial excess of the sub-Doppler experimental linewidths is observed due to nuclear spin–electron spin contributions at the methylenic (—CH{sub 2}) and acetylenic (—CH) positions, which permits detailed modeling of the fine/hyperfine structure line contours. The results are consistent with a delocalized radical spin density extending over both methylenic and acetylenic C atoms, in excellent agreement with simple resonance structures as well as ab initio theoretical calculations.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489545
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 24; Other Information: (c) 2015 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 SPECTROSCOPY; DENSITY; ELECTRONS; EXCITED STATES; FINE STRUCTURE; HYPERFINE STRUCTURE; INFRARED SPECTRA; INTERACTIONS; MHZ RANGE; PROPARGYL RADICALS; SIMULATION; SPIN