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- Zischang, Julia; Lee, Juhyon J.; Suhm, Martin A.
- Supersonic jet FTIR spectroscopy supplemented by O-18 substitution shows unambiguously that water prefers to act as an O-H center dot center dot center dot N hydrogen bond donor towards imidazole, instead of acting as a N-H center dot center dot center dot O acceptor. Previous matrix isolation, helium droplet, and aromatic substitution experiments had remained ambiguous, as are standard quantum chemical calculations. The finding is supported by a study of the analogous methanol complexes and by higher level quantum chemical calculations. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3624841]
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- Amer Inst Physics
- The Journal of Chemical Physics
- Institut für Physikalische Chemie
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