Vibrational and electronic spectra of (benzene-benzyl alcohol)+: Predominance of charge resonance interaction over hydrogen-bonding interaction

Kazuhiko Ohashi, Hironobu Izutsu, Yoshiya Inokuchi, Kazuyuki Hino, Nobuyuki Nishi, Hiroshi Sekiya

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Abstract

Vibrational and electronic spectra of the benzene-benzyl alcohol hetero-dimer ion are measured by photodissociation spectroscopy. The vibrational spectrum shows a prominent band at 3662±3 cm-1, which is assigned to the stretching vibration of the OH group free from intermolecular perturbations. The electronic spectrum shows a broad band around 950 nm, which arises from a charge resonance interaction between the aromatic rings. These results suggest that the ion has a sandwich-like structure suitable for the resonance interaction, without the hydrogen bond between the OH group of benzyl alcohol and the π-electrons of benzene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-410
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume321
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 5 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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