Infrared spectroscopic and computational studies on formamide solutions of Ca2+. Vibrational frequencies of formamide and modes of coordination to Ca2+

Kazuhiko Ohashi, Nobutaka Hikiishi, Hayato Takeshita

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Abstract

Infrared spectroscopy for formamide (FA) solutions of Ca(ClO4)2 shows that both CN stretch (νCN) and CO stretch (νCO) bands of FA undergo upshifts in the presence of Ca2+. Modeling of Ca2+ in FA solutions is accomplished by quantum chemical calculations for Ca2+(FA)n (n = 1–8) complexes with Polarizable Continuum Model (PCM). The calculations indicate that bidentate Ca2+(FA)4 complexes are not consistent with the observed upshift of the νCN band, although a bidentate coordination of four FA molecules via both O and N atoms was assumed in a previous study of the same system. The experimental results are reasonably reproduced by adopting Ca2+(FA)7 and Ca2+(FA)8 complexes with a monodentate coordination of all FA molecules via the O atom. A strong coupling among the CO oscillators is shown to be responsible for the upshifts of the νCO modes despite the O atom coordination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-119
Number of pages8
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Volume206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 5 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy

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