Marcin Gronowski

Computational Chemistry

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Matrix isolation IR spectroscopic and ab initio studies of C3N− and related species

Coupled cluster calculations were carried out for C3N−, CCNC−, C3N, CCNC, C3N+, and C3O. They support the experimental identification of the C3N− ion by means of matrix isolation infrared IR spectroscopy. The anion was generated in electric discharges through the cyanoacetylene isotopomers HC314N, HC315N, and 2HC3N, trapped in cryogenic rare gas matrices Ne, Ar, Kr, anddetected via its two most intense IR absorption bands, assigned to the 1 and 2 stretching vibrations. C3N− appears to be quite a stable anion, with a vertical detachment energy predicted to be as high as 4.42 eV. A large equilibrium electric dipole moment of 3.10 D facilitates the investigation of C3N− by microwave spectroscopy and radio astronomy. Various structural parameters and spectroscopic properties have been calculated for all tetra-atomic species considered.
Full text: J. Chem. Phys 128 (2008) 154305

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