A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE $S_{0}$ METHYL TORSION LEVELS OF BIACETYL CALCULATED FROM AB INITIO METHODS AND THOSE OBSERVED IN THE WARM JET LASER EXCITATION SPECTRUM.

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Title: A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE $S_{0}$ METHYL TORSION LEVELS OF BIACETYL CALCULATED FROM AB INITIO METHODS AND THOSE OBSERVED IN THE WARM JET LASER EXCITATION SPECTRUM.
Creators: Smeyers, Y. G.; Senent, M. L.; Penalver, J.; Moule, D. C.
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Ohio State University
Abstract: The potential energy surfaces for the double rotation of the methyl groups in biacetyl in its singlet ground and first triplet excited states were determined theoretically. For this purpose the energy of seven conveniently chosen conformations were calculated at the RHF and UHF levels with 6-31G(d,p) basis and full optimization of the geometry. These seven energy values were fitted to a symmetry adapted potential as a function of the two torsion angles. With this potential energy function, the double $C_{3v}$ problem was solved and the transition energies and Franck - Condon intensities were obtained. The location of the $S_{0} \rightarrow S_{1}$, system origin and the gearing and antigearing modes were made from a comparison of the laser fluorescence excitation recorded under cold-jet and warm-jet conditions with the calculated spectrum.
Description: Author Institution: Insitiuto de Estructura de la Materia; Department of Chemistry, Brock University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/18583
Other Identifiers: 1993-TA-10
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