Infrared spectroscopy of the phenol-N2 cluster in S0 and D0: Direct evidence of the in-plane structure of the cluster

Asuka Fujii, Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Takayuki Ebata, Naohiko Mikami

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The OH stretching vibration of jet-cooled phenol-N2 in the neural and cationic ground states was observed by using infrared-ultraviolet double resonance spectroscopy and infrared photodissociation spectroscopy, respectively. The OH vibration showed a small but significant low-frequency shift of 5 cm-1 upon the cluster formation in the neutral, while the shift drastically increased up to 159 cm-1 in the cation. These results represent the direct evidence of the in-plane cluster structure, in which phenolic OH is hydrogen bonded to N2, as was proposed in the zero kinetic energy photoelectron study [S. R. Haines et al., J. Chem. Phys. 109, 9244 (1998)].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11125-11128
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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