Jyh-Chiang Jiang

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High-pressure infrared spectroscopy was applied to study the hydrogen-bonding structures of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium halides/D2O mixtures. No drastic changes were observed in the concentration dependence of the alkyl C-H band frequency at high concentration of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride. Nevertheless, the alkyl C-H exhibits an increase in(More)
A unique spatial arrangement of amide groups for CO2 adsorption is found in the open-ended channels of a zinc(II)-organic framework {[Zn4(BDC)4(BPDA)4]·5DMF·3H2O}n (1, BDC = 1,4-benzyl dicarboxylate, BPDA = N,N'-bis(4-pyridinyl)-1,4-benzenedicarboxamide). Compound 1 consists of 4(4)-sql [Zn4(BDC)4] sheets that are further pillared by a long linker of BPDA(More)
The photodissociation of isotope-labeled toluene C(6)H(5)CD(3) and C(6)H(5)(13)CH(3) molecules at 6.4 eV under collision-free conditions was studied in separate experiments by multimass ion imaging techniques. In addition to the major dissociation channels, C(6)H(5)CD(3) --> C(6)H(5)CD(2) + D and C(6)H(5)CD(3) --> C(6)H(5) + CD(3), the respective(More)
The role of ethylene sulfite (ES) as an electrolyte additive for lithium ion batteries is explained by investigating the one- and two-electron reductive decomposition of ES and (ES)Li(+)(PC)(n) (n = 0-2), both in vacuum and solvent, with the aid of high-level density functional theory calculations. The open-chain radical, which is formed as a result of(More)
To design efficient sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), a series of porphyrin sensitizers with different electron-donating and withdrawing substituents are investigated using the density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT approach. We found that the designed dyes have smaller highest occupied molecular orbital to lowest(More)
A series of organic sensitizers based on different configurations such as D-π-A, D-[π]n-A, D-π-[A]n, [D]n-π-A, D-π-A-π-D, D-π-[A]n-π-D and D-[π-A]n-π-D (where n = 1-4) are designed using theoretical methods. The effects of repeating π-linker, donor-acceptor moieties and the substitution of additional donor-acceptor moieties on the optoelectronic properties(More)
Methanol dimer (CD3OH)2 ion–molecule reaction is initialized by VUV ~vacuum ultraviolet! laser photoionization. The proton and deuteron transfers are the dominant reactions. The relative probabilities of deuteron transfer from the methyl group and proton from the hydroxyl group were measured as a function of VUV photon energy between 10.91 to 10.49 eV.(More)
We have designed a new set of D-π-A type organic dye sensitizers with different acceptor and anchoring groups, and systematically investigated their optoelectronic properties for efficient dye sensitized solar cell applications. Particularly, we have focused on the effects of anchoring groups on the dye aggregation phenomenon. TDDFT results indicate that(More)
Close interactions of the C(alpha)[bond]H- - -O type have been analyzed via X-ray crystallography and high-pressure infrared spectroscopy. The results demonstrate that the C(alpha)[bond]H- - -O interactions can offer an additional stability to the beta-sheet formation. X-ray structural data suggest that while 1-acetamido-3-(2-pyrimidinyl)-imidazolium(More)
The pressure-dependent interactions between the ionic liquid mixture ([MPI][I1.5]) and nano-TiO2 surfaces have been studied up to 2.5 GPa. The results of infrared spectroscopic profiles of [MPI][I1.5] and [MPI][I1.5]-nano-TiO2 indicated that no appreciable changes in the C-H stretching bands with the addition of nano-TiO2 were observed under ambient(More)