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dc.creatorKeske, John C.en_US
dc.creatorPate, Brooks H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-15T20:08:38Z
dc.date.available2006-06-15T20:08:38Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier2001-MF-02en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/20043
dc.descriptionAuthor Institution: University of Virginia; Department of Chemistry, University of Virginiaen_US
dc.description.abstractThe conformational isomerization rate of 4-fluorobut-1-yne has been measured at an energy of $3330 cm^{-1}$ above the zero point energy through the rotational spectroscopy of single vibrationally-excited eigenstates. 4-Fluorobut-1-yne exist as two conformers (trans and gauche) with a barrier to isomerization from of $1400 cm^{-1}$. Using infrared-microwave double-resonance and infrared-microwave-microwave triple-resonance spectroscopy the rotational spectra of several different eigenstates were obtained for $J=2$ and $J=3$. Each of the conformers has characteristic rotational frequencies, known from ground-state microwave spectroscopy. When the molecule is excited above the barrier to isomerization both conformers contribute to the rotational spectra and the isomerization rate is determined from the overall line shape of the dynamic rotational spectra. Peculiarities of the line shape due to the large difference (factor of 10) in the dipole moment, $\mu _{a}$, of the two conformers will be discussed. From these rotational spectra we measure a conformational isomerization rate of $2.2\times 10^{10} s^{-1}$. This rate is significantly slower than the rate calculated using RRKM theory, $7\times 10^{11} s^{-1}$ and orders of magnitude faster than the upper limit given by the measured intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution rate: $7.1\times 10^{8} s^{-1}$.en_US
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dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOhio State Universityen_US
dc.titleDETERMINATION OF THE CONFORMATIONAL ISOMERIZATION RATE OF 4-FLUOROBUT-1-YNE USING DYNAMICAL ROTATIONAL SPECTROSCOPYen_US
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