Comment on gas phase infrared spectrum and ab initio calculations of phosphorus(III) thiocyanide, SPCN.


We show that two of the three bands assigned to SPCN are assignable to cyanogen and that the bands assigned to SPCl are done so in error, with the 712 cm(-1) band in the spectrum of Allaf and Odeh assignable to HCN. There is no evidence for either ClPS or SPCN in the spectra shown. Finally low resolution IR spectroscopy by itself, whilst useful in assisting… (More)