|Title||Microwave spectra, geometries, and hyperfine constants of OCAgX (X = F, Cl, Br)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Walker, NR, Gerry, MCL|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||2ND, ATOMS, COMPLEXES, CORRELATED MOLECULAR CALCULATIONS, CU(CO)CL, GAUSSIAN-BASIS SETS, LASER-ABLATION|
A pulsed jet cavity Fourier transform microwave spectrometer has been used to measure the rotational spectra of OCAgX (X = F, Cl, Br) in the frequency range 5-22 GHz, Metal atoms were generated via laser ablation and were allowed to react with CO and a halide precursor, prior to stabilization of the products within a supersonic jet of argon. These are the first experimental observations of OCAgF and OCAgBr, and the first high resolution spectroscopic study of OCAgCl. All three molecules are linear, Accurately determined rotational constants have been used to evaluate the various internuclear distances, which are found to be consistent with trends established for OCAuX and OCCuX species. The C-O distances are short, and the M-C distances are significantly longer than those in other molecules containing a metal-carbonyl bond, Precise values of centrifugal distortion constants and halogen nuclear quadrupole coupling constants have also been determined. The coupling constants are compared with the results of previous studies of OCCuX and OCAuX and are used to infer trends in the electron distributions of the molecules. Ab initio calculations have been performed and employed to predict the geometries, vibrational frequencies, and Mulliken valence orbital populations of the various species.
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