IR mass-resolved spectroscopy of complexes without chromophore: cyclohexanol·(H2O)n, n = 1-3 and cyclohexanol dimer.

Abstract

Mass-resolved IR spectra of cyclohexanol-water clusters and cyclohexanol dimer in supersonic expansions are presented for the first time. A combination of ns and fs IR lasers made possible recording such spectra without inclusion of a chromophore or a messenger atom. Furthermore, employment of the recently developed IR(3) technique [I. León, R. Montero, F. Castaño, A. Longarte, and J. A. Fernández, J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 6798 (2012)] allowed us to discriminate between the contribution of different species to the IR spectrum. Comparison of the experimental spectra with the predictions at the M06-2X/6-311++G(d,p) calculation level confirmed the assignment of the spectrum of cyclohexanol·(H2O)1 to a structure in which water is accepting a proton from cyclohexanol's OH group, and those of cyclohexanol·(H2O)(2,3) to structures with cyclic hydrogen bond networks. A comparative analysis of the results obtained with those reported on other aromatic alcohols is also offered.

DOI: 10.1063/1.4827110

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@article{Len2013IRMS, title={IR mass-resolved spectroscopy of complexes without chromophore: cyclohexanol·(H2O)n, n = 1-3 and cyclohexanol dimer.}, author={I. Le{\'o}n and Raul S. Montero and Asier Longarte and Jos{\'e} A Fern{\'a}ndez}, journal={The Journal of chemical physics}, year={2013}, volume={139 17}, pages={174312} }