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 Title: THE JET-COOLED HIGH-RESOLUTION IR SPECTRUM OF FORMIC ACID CYCLIC DIMER Author(s): Goubet, Manuel Contributor(s): Georges, Robert; Roy, P.; Jabri, Atef; Soulard, Pascale; Asselin, Pierre; Pirali, Olivier; Huet, Therese R.; Bteich, Sabath Subject(s): Clusters/Complexes Abstract: As the simplest carboxylic acid, formic acid (FA) is an excellent model molecule to investigate the general properties of carboxylic acids. FA is also an atmospherically and astrophysically relevant molecule. It is well known that its dimeric form is predominant in the gas phase at temperatures below 423 K.footnote{T. Miyazawa and K. S. Pitzer, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 81, 74, 1959} The cyclic conformation of the dimer (FACD) is an elementary system to be understood for the concerted hydrogen transfer through equivalent hydrogen bonds, an essential process within biomolecules. The IR range is a crucial spectral region, particularly the far-IR, as it gives a direct access to the intermolecular vibrational modes involved in this process. Moreover, due to its centrosymmetric conformation, the FACD exhibits no pure rotation spectrum and, due to spectral line congestion and Doppler broadening, IR bands cannot be rotationally resolved at room temperature.footnote{R. Georges, M. Freytes, D. Hurtmans, I. Kleiner, J. Vander Auwera, M. Herman, Chem. Phys. 305, 187, 2004} So far, only parts of the $nu_{5}$-GS band (C-O stretch) have been observed under jet-cooled conditions using laser techniques.footnote{M. Ortlieb and M. Havenith, J. Phys. Chem. A 111, 7355, 2007; K. G. Goroya, Y. Zhu, P. Sun and C. Duan, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 164311, 2014} par_x000d_ We present here six rotationally resolved IR bands of FACD recorded under jet-cooled conditions using the Jet-AILES apparatus and the QCL spectrometer at MONARIS, including the far-IR $nu_{24}$-GS band (intermolecular in-plane bending). Splitting due to vibration-rotation-tunneling motions are clearly observed. A full spectral analysis is in progress starting from the GS constants obtained by Goroya et al. and with the support of electronic structure calculations.footnote{This work is supported by the CaPPA project (Chemical and Physical Properties of the Atmosphere) ANR-11-LABX-0005-01} Issue Date: 6/21/2017 Publisher: International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy Citation Info: APS Genre: CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION Type: Text Language: English URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/96947 DOI: 10.15278/isms.2017.WD03 Date Available in IDEALS: 2017-07-27
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