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Title:HIGH-RESOLUTION MID-IR SPECTROSCOPY OF (E)- AND (Z)-1,3-PENTADIENE USING A QUANTUM CASCADE LASER
Author(s):Stewart, Jacob
Contributor(s):Tran, Minh Nhat
Subject(s):Vibrational structure/frequencies
Abstract:Samll conjugated dienes serve as one of the prototypical reactants in the Diels-Alder cyclization reaction commonly used in organic chemistry. These dienes exhibit an interesting conformational landscape where the lowest energy conformer is a \textit{trans} conformation with a \textit{gauche} conformer lying 10-15 kJ/mol higher in energy. The gauche conformer has only recently been unambiguously indentified as a non-planar structure in 1,3-butadiene (the simplest diene) by microwave spectroscopy.[1] We are interested in understanding the effect of the addition of functional groups on the conformational energy landscape of dienes. 1,3-pentadiene presents one of the simplest substitutions with the addition of a methyl group at the end of the 1,3-butadiene unit. We have measured room temperature high-resolution infrared spectra of both (E)- and (Z)-1,3-pentadiene using an external cavity quantum cascade laser (EC-QCL) in the range of 970-1010 \wn. These measurements represent the first high-resolution infrared spectra of these molecules reported to date, with individual rovibrational features exhibiting the Doppler-broadened linewidth of about 0.0016 \wn. Both (E)- and (Z)-pentadiene exhibit a strong C-type rovibrational band (due to a C-H wagging motion) in this region with a strong Q-branch. We will present our analysis of the rotational structure we have observed, which will provide experimental data to verify computational chemistry of these molecules.\\ [1] J.H. Baraban, M.-A. Martin-Drumel, et al., \textit{Angewandte Chemie}, \textbf{57}, 1821 (2018)
Issue Date:2019-06-17
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/104292
DOI:10.15278/isms.2019.ML03
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Jacob Stewart
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-07-15
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