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Tuning the hydrogen bond donor/acceptor isomerism in jet-cooled mixed dimers of aliphatic alcohols
Emmeluth, C.; Dyczmons, V. & Suhm, M. A. (2006)
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 110(9) pp. 2906-2915. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jp0540407
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- Emmeluth, C.; Dyczmons, Volker; Suhm, Martin A.
- Hydrogen bonded complexes between two different aliphatic alcohols exhibit donor/acceptor isomerism. In a supersonic jet expansion, the less stable isomer can isomerize to the more stable isomer if the energy difference is sufficiently large and the barrier sufficiently low. We show by FTIR jet spectroscopy that this is progressively the case for methanol/methanol-d(1), methanol/ethanol, and methanol/tert-butyl alcohol, until no metastable donor/acceptor isomer persists in the expansion. Collisional relaxation experiments, O-18 labeling and quantum chemical calculations are used to assign the spectra. Differences between energetical and spectroscopic acceptor strengths are discussed.
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- Amer Chemical Soc
- The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
- Institut für Physikalische Chemie