Reactions of late lanthanide metal atoms with water molecules: a matrix isolation infrared spectroscopic and theoretical study.

@article{Xu2007ReactionsOL,
  title={Reactions of late lanthanide metal atoms with water molecules: a matrix isolation infrared spectroscopic and theoretical study.},
  author={Jia Hui Xu and Xi Jin and Mingfei Zhou},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A},
  year={2007},
  volume={111 30},
  pages={7105-11}
}
The reactions of late lanthanide metal atoms (Gd-Lu) with water molecules have been investigated using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy. The reaction intermediates and products were identified on the basis of isotopic substitution experiments and density functional theory calculations. All of the metal atoms except Lu react with water to form the M(H2O) complexes spontaneously upon annealing (M = Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, and Yb). The Dy(H2O) and Ho(H2O) complexes are able to coordinate a… CONTINUE READING