Infrared spectroscopic and density functional theory studies on the reactions of cadmium atoms with carbon monoxide in solid argon.


Reactions of laser-ablated cadmium atoms with carbon monoxide molecules in solid argon have been investigated using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy. On the basis of isotopic substitution, the absorption at 1858.2 cm(-1) is assigned to the C-O stretching of the CdCO molecule, which is formed during the sample deposition. Cadmium di- and tricarbonyls… (More)