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THE MICROWAVE SPECTRA OF FLUOROBENZENE$\ldots H_{2}O$ AND 1,4-DIFLUOROBENZENE$\ldots H_{2}O$: STRUCTURE AND INTERNAL ROTATION ANALYSIS$^{a}$

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Title: THE MICROWAVE SPECTRA OF FLUOROBENZENE$\ldots H_{2}O$ AND 1,4-DIFLUOROBENZENE$\ldots H_{2}O$: STRUCTURE AND INTERNAL ROTATION ANALYSIS$^{a}$
Creators: Mäder, H.; Brendel, Kai; Jäger, Wolfgang
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: Large amplitude motions often occur in weakly bound molecular dimers because the attractive forces involved are at least an order of magnitude smaller than those in chemically bound species. These motions can have noticeable effects on the rotational spectra as obtained by FTMW spectroscopy. In the case of the 1,4-difluorobenzene$\ldots H_{2}O$ dimer a small splitting of the rotational transitions can be observed which can be interpreted as the result of a hindered rotation of the water moiety about its $C_{2}$ axis. The two transitions then correspond to the $\sigma = 0$ and the $\sigma = 1$ component of the ground internal rotor state, respectively. A similar splitting was also observed in the newly assigned microwave spectrum of the fluorobenzene$\ldots H_{2}O$ dimer, suggesting that the corresponding interaction potentials share common features. In order to achieve a better understanding of the resulting intermolecular dynamics we used the flexible model developed by $Meyer^{b}$ to analyse the experimental data. This model yields a potential function for the internal rotation and effective rotational constants for the respective internal rotor states. The results of the analysis and a comparison with the data obtained from high level ab initio calculations will be presented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/20662
Other Identifiers: 2002-TJ-14
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