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High-resolution infrared studies of the V10, V11, V14, and V18 levels of [1.1.1] propellane



Robynne Kirkpatrick, Tony Masiello, Mathew A. Martin, Joseph W. Nibler, Arthur Maki, Alfons Weber, Thomas A. Blake


This paper is a continuation of earlier work for which the high resolution infrared spectrum of [1.1.1]propellane was measured and its k and l structure resolved for the first time. Here we present results from an analysis of more than 16,000 transitions involving three fundamental bands nu10 (E′-A1'), nu11 (E′-A1'), nu14 (A2″-A1') and two difference bands (nu10-nu18) (E'-E″) and (nu11-nu18) (E'-E"). Additional information about nu18 was also obtained from the difference band (nu15+nu18)-nu18 (E'-E") and the binary combination band (nu15+nu18) (E'-A1'). Through the use of the ground state constants reported in an earlier paper [1], rovibrational constants have been determined for all the vibrational states involved in these bands. The rovibrational parameters for the nu18(E″) state were obtained from combination-differences and showed no need to include interactions with other states. The nu10(E′) state analysis was also straight-forward, with only a weak Coriolis interaction with the levels of the nu14(A2″) state. The latter levels are much more affected by a strong Coriolis interaction with the levels of the nearby nu11(E′) state and also by a small but significant interaction with another state, presumably the nu16(E″) state, that is not directly observed. Gaussian calculations (B3LYP/cc-pVTZ) computed at the anharmonic level aided the analyses by providing initial values for many of the parameters. These theoretical results generally compare favorably with the final parameter values deduced from the spectral analyses. Finally, evidence was obtained for several level crossings between the rotational levels of the nu11 and nu14 states and, using a weak coupling term corresponding to a deltak = ±5, delta l = -/+1 matrix element, it was possible to find transitions from the ground state that, combined with transitions to the same upper state, give a value of C0 = 0.1936519(4) cm-1. This result, combined with the value of B0 = 0.28755833(14) cm-1 reported earlier [1
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy


High resolution infrared spectroscopy, [1.1.1] propellane, analysis of Coriolis couplings of the V10, V11, V14 and V18 levels, determination of the ground state C0 constant


Kirkpatrick, R. , Masiello, T. , Martin, M. , Nibler, J. , Maki, A. , Weber, A. and Blake, T. (2012), High-resolution infrared studies of the V10, V11, V14, and V18 levels of [1.1.1] propellane, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created November 14, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021