Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of V+(H2O)n (n = 2-8): Coordinative saturation of V+ with four H2O molecules

Jun Sasaki, Kazuhiko Ohashi, Kazuya Inoue, Toshitaka Imamura, Ken Judai, Nobuyuki Nishi, Hiroshi Sekiya

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Abstract

The V+(H2O)n ions with n = 2-8 are studied by infrared (IR) photodissociation spectroscopy. The IR spectra indicate that H2O molecules are allowed to bind directly to V+ until the completion of a 4-coordinated structure and additional molecules are forced to occupy outer solvation shells. Density functional theory calculations suggest that one empty orbital in V+ (3d4) before coordination can be identified with the 3 dx2 - y2 orbital, which provides four sites of lower electron density along the x and y axes. This results in a strong interaction with only four H2O molecules, and thus, a stable square-planar V+(H2O)4 complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume474
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 25 2009

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Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of V+(H2O)n (n = 2-8) : Coordinative saturation of V+ with four H2O molecules. / Sasaki, Jun; Ohashi, Kazuhiko; Inoue, Kazuya; Imamura, Toshitaka; Judai, Ken; Nishi, Nobuyuki; Sekiya, Hiroshi.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 474, No. 1-3, 25.05.2009, p. 36-40.

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Sasaki, Jun ; Ohashi, Kazuhiko ; Inoue, Kazuya ; Imamura, Toshitaka ; Judai, Ken ; Nishi, Nobuyuki ; Sekiya, Hiroshi. / Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of V+(H2O)n (n = 2-8) : Coordinative saturation of V+ with four H2O molecules. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 2009 ; Vol. 474, No. 1-3. pp. 36-40.
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