Reactions of late lanthanide metal atoms and methanol in solid argon: a matrix isolation infrared spectroscopic and theoretical study.

The reactions of laser-ablated late lanthanide atoms and methanol were studied using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy and electronic structure calculations at the density functional theory level. Both terbium and lutetium atoms react with methanol spontaneously to form the CH(3)OTbH and CH(3)OLuH insertion products, which react further with another… (More)