C6- carbon cluster anion: An infrared absorption and resonance Raman isotopic study

Jan Szczepanski, Edward Auerbach, Martin Vala

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The Fourier transform infrared and resonance Raman spectra of the C6- carbon cluster anion has been measured in argon matrices. Fundamental symmetric stretching modes have been observed at 2086, 1775, and 634 cm-1, together with the overtone of a symmetric bending mode at 467 cm-1. The major asymmetric stretching mode lies at 1936.7 cm-1 Theoretical calculations utilizing Hartree-Fock (HF/6-31G*), Moller-Plesset perturbation (MP2/6-31G*), density functional (B3LYP/6-31G*), and quadratic configuration interaction QCISD/6-31G*, including triples QCISD(T)/6-31G*, support the assignment of these bands to the C6- cluster and indicate that it is linear with an acetylenic-like structure. Frequency shifts determined from infrared and resonance Raman studies of 12C/13C isotopically substituted C6- are generally in excellent agreement with the calculated isotopic frequency shifts, although not all isotopomeric bands were observed. The combination of resonance Raman and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopies with theoretical computations is shown to be a powerful approach for the study of carbon clusters and their anions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9296-9301
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number49
StatePublished - Dec 4 1997

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