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Title:Microwave Spectroscopy Of Monoterpenes Of Atmospheric Interest: Α-pinene, Β-pinene, And Nopinone
Author(s):Aviles Moreno, Juan-Ramon
Contributor(s):Huet, T.R.; Neeman, Elias
Subject(s):Structure determination
Abstract:Several monoterpenes and terpenoids are biogenic volatile organic compounds which are emitted in the atmosphere, and react with \chem{OH}, \chem{O_3}, \chem{NO_x}, etc. to give rise to several oxydation and degradation products. Spectroscopic information on these atmospheric species are still very scarse. Meanwhile we have demonstrated that combining quantum calculations to microwave spectroscopy led to the unambiguous characterization of the most stable conformers for perillaldehyde, \footnote{J.-R. Aviles Moreno, F. Partal Urena, J.-J. Lopez Gonzalez and T. R. Huet, {\em Chem.\ Phys.\ Lett.}~{\bf 473} (2009) 17} limonene and carvone. \footnote{J.-R. Aviles Moreno, T. R. Huet, F. Partal Urena, J.-J. Lopez Gonzalez, {\em Struct.\ Chem.}~{\bf 24} (2013) 1163} This information can be used to subsequently model accurately the vibrational signature for atmospheric purposes. \footnote{T. R. Huet, J.-R. Aviles Moreno, O. Pirali, M. Tudorie, F. Partal Urena, J.-J. Lopez Gonzalez, {\em JQSRT.}~{\bf 113} (2012) 1261} We have recorded the pure rotational spectra of $\alpha$-pinene and $\beta$-pinene (\chem{C_{10}H_{16}}), and of nopinone (\chem{C_{9}H_{14}O}), using the MB-FTMW spectrometer of Lille, in the 2-20 GHz range at temperatures varying between 340 and 380 K. For these three bicyclic molecules only one conformer can be observed, and the rotational structure was observed up to J, K$_a$ = 8, 3 ; 8, 4 ; 8, 5, respectively. All the spectra were modeled with a semi-rigid rotor Hamiltonian and fitted to obtain a rms value better than 5 kHz using a-, b- and c- type transitions. All the experimental results were supported by several quantum calculations performed at different levels of theory (DFT and ab initio). In particular no experimental evidence of internal rotation motion was found (methyl groups), in good agreement with the calculated barriers. Support from the French Laboratoire d'Excellence CaPPA (Chemical and Physical Properties of the Atmosphere) through contract ANR-10-LABX-0005 of the Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir is acknowledged.
Issue Date:2014-06-18
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:Aviles Moreno, J.; Huet, T.R.; Neeman, E. MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY OF MONOTERPENES OF ATMOSPHERIC INTEREST: α-PINENE, β-PINENE, AND NOPINONE. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Urbana, IL, June 16-21, 2014. DOI: 10.15278/isms.2014.WJ14
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 by the authors. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-17

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