Correlating solvent dynamics and chemical reaction rates using binary solvent mixtures and two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy.

@article{Jones2015CorrelatingSD,
  title={Correlating solvent dynamics and chemical reaction rates using binary solvent mixtures and two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy.},
  author={Brynna H Jones and Christopher J Huber and Ivan C Spector and Anthony M Tabet and RiAnna L Butler and Ying Hang and Aaron M Massari},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={142 21},
  pages={212441}
}
Two-dimensional infrared (2D-IR) spectroscopy was performed on Vaska's complex (VC) and its oxygen adduct (V C-O2) in binary solvent mixtures of chloroform or benzyl alcohol in d6-benzene. The second order rate constants for oxygenation were also measured in these solvent mixtures. The rate constant in chloroform mixtures is linear with mole fraction within the error of the measurements but changes nonlinearly in benzyl alcohol mixtures, displaying a preference for the alcohol over benzene. The… CONTINUE READING