COMPARISON OF THE CONFORMATIONS AND BARRIERS FOR INTERNAL ROTATION IN DIPHENYLAMINE AND DIPHENYLETHER
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Publisher:Ohio State University
Electronic spectra have been recorded for two series of isotopically substituted diphenylamines and diphenylethers under supersonic jet expansion conditions. Complete deuteration of a single phenyl ring shows that in both cases the equilibrium conformation contains equivalent rings. The vibrational frequency shifts induced by this and various other deuterations have also been used to make assignments for the low-frequency modes which exhibit substantial Franck-Condon activity. In neither case do the vibrational modes correspond to pure torsion or bending motions. Additional studies on the singly ortho-deuterated isotopomers have been used to probe the height of the barrier for internal rotation of the phenyl rings.
Author Institution: Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University
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