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Title: Electronic spectroscopy of the CaCCCH[subscript 3] and SrCCCH[subscript 3] free radicals
Authors: Corlett, Gary K.
Patel, Ketan
Wheeler, Martyn D.
Ellis, Andrew M.
First Published: 18-Nov-2002
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2003, 5 (1), pp. 36-40
Abstract: The first spectroscopic observation of the free radicals CaCCCH[subscript 3] and SrCCCH[subscript 3] is reported. Vibrationally-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectra, which were recorded under supersonic jet conditions, reveal two band systems for each molecule which have been assigned to the à [superscript 2]E–[X with combining tilde] [superscript 2]A[subscript 1] and [B with combining tilde] [superscript 2]A[subscript 1]–[X with combining tilde] [superscript 2]A[subscript 1] electronic transitions. The vibrational structure in each system is limited to a short progression in the metal–carbon stretching mode. The Ö[X with combining tilde] origin is blue-shifted relative to the monoacetylides of Ca and Sr. Furthermore, in contrast to CaCCH and SrCCH, where predissociation seems to reduce the fluorescence quantum yield to near zero, the [B with combining tilde] states of both CaCCCH[subscript 3] and SrCCCH[subscript 3] show strong fluorescence. Although relatively remote from the chromophore (the metal atom), the methyl group perturbs the electronic structure sufficiently to shift the low lying vibrational levels of the [B with combining tilde] state out of the predissociative region.
DOI Link: 10.1039/b207716g
ISSN: 1463-9076
eISSN: 1463-9084
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2002, Royal Society of Chemistry. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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