Hydrated structure of Nph-(H2O)2 was investigated using infrared (IR) spectroscopy. Among OH stretching vibrations, three π-hydrogen bonds to anionic naphthalene ring, namely ionic π-hydrogen (iπH) bonds, and an interwater hydrogen bond were observed. It allowed us to elucidate the geometrical structure of Nph-(H2O)2. The unstable naphthalene bare anion was stabilized through the iπH bonds with the water dimer on its ring, forming the one-sided structure. Besides, the intensity of the aromatic CH stretching modes was found to be enhanced upon the electron attachment without significant lowering of their frequencies.
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