Isolated Molecular Ion Solvation at an Oil / Water Interface Investigated by Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy

@inproceedings{ScatenaIsolatedMI,
  title={Isolated Molecular Ion Solvation at an Oil / Water Interface Investigated by Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy},
  author={Lawrence F. Scatena and Geraldine L Richmond}
}
The structure, orientation, and intermolecular hydrogen bonding environment of H 2O molecules solvating molecular ions of surfactants adsorbed at the organic/water interface has been examined by vibrational sumfrequency spectroscopy. Vibrational spectra in the 3000 -3800 cm-1 region are shown to be highly sensitive to the OH stretching modes of interfacial solvating H 2O molecules. Results demonstrate that the hydrogen bonding of water molecules at the CCl 4/H2O interface in the presence of an… CONTINUE READING