A search for carbene-solvent interactions using time-resolved infrared spectroscopy.


[reaction: see text] The time-resolved infrared (TRIR) spectra of chlorophenylcarbene (CPC) and fluorophenylcarbene (FPC) were recorded in heptane at ambient temperature. The C[bond]C and C[bond]F vibrational frequencies involving the carbene carbon were obtained in heptane, benzene, and acetonitrile and in heptane containing 0.1M tetrahydrofuran or benzene… (More)