Infrared spectra of the excited states of coordination compounds containing CO groups: Band widths in polar and nonpolar solvents

Ian P. Clark, Michael W. George, James J. Turner

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Abstract

Time-resolved infrared spectroscopy has been used to probe the v(CO) bandwidths of the MLCT excited states of carbonyl-containing metal complexes, in both polar and nonpolar solvents. Considerably broader excited state bands observed in the polar solvents indicate that the broadening of the v(CO) bands is a consequence of solvent-solute interactions. ππ* excited states, with no charge-transfer character, exhibit no such broadening of the v(CO) bands upon excitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)X-8370
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume101
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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