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Title:Weak Hydrogen Bonding In Complexes Of Selenophene And Water: A Matrix Isolation Ftir And Computational Study
Author(s):Newby, Josh
Contributor(s):Sivells, Tiara
Subject(s):Mini-symposium: Spectroscopy with Undergraduates
Abstract:Weakly-bound complexes containing aromatic species have been the subject of study for many years. Here, a study of the weakly-bound complexes of selenophene (\ce{C4H4Se}) with water will be presented. In this study, matrix isolation FTIR and computational methods were used to examine stable 1:1 complexes of selenophene : water (Sp:\ce{H2O}). Multiple density functional theories along with MP2 calculations were used to find a total of seven stable geometries which could be sorted into four categories defined by the intermolecular forces observed in the complex. The interactions include \ce{O-H\bond{...}Se}, \ce{O-H\bond{...}$\pi$}, and \ce{C-H\bond{...}O}. The Sp:\ce{H2O} geometries were found to be within 16 kJ/mol of each other across all computational methods. All calculated structures were similar to those found for complexes of furan : water and thiophene: water. Matrix isolation FTIR experiments identified several peaks that were not associated with isolated water or selenophene, implying the bands are due to weakly-bound complexes of the two monomers. In addition to normal water, \ce{D2O} and HDO complexes with selenophene were also observed. Possible interpretations of the experimental and computational results will be presented.
Issue Date:2021-06-25
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-24

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