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Title:Structures of microsolvated camphor from broadband rotational spectroscopy
Author(s):Perez, Cristobal
Contributor(s):Schnell, Melanie; Kisiel, Zbigniew; Lopez, Juan Carlos; Steber, Amanda; Krin, Anna
Abstract:Using broadband rotational spectroscopy, we will present our results on the microsolvation of camphor (C$_{10}$H$_{16}$O) complexed with up to three water molecules.\footnote{C. P\'{e}rez, A. Krin, A. L. Steber, J. C. L\'{o}pez, Z. Kisiel, M. Schnell, \emph{J. Phys. Chem. Lett.} \textbf{2016}, \textit{7} 154-160.} Unambiguous assignment was achieved by performing multi H$_{2}^{18}$O isotopic substitution of clustered water molecules. The observation of all possible mono- and multi-H$_{2}^{18}$O insertions in the cluster structure yielded accurate structural information that is not otherwise achievable with single-substitution experiments. The observed clusters exhibit water chains starting with a strong hydrogen bond to the carbonyl group and terminated by a mainly van der Waals (dispersive) contact to one of the available sites at the monomer moiety. The effect of hydrogen bond cooperativity is noticeable, and will be also discussed.
Issue Date:2016-06-21
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 by the authors
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-01-26

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