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dc.creatorSaal, Hilkkaen_US
dc.creatorGrabow, Jens-Uween_US
dc.creatorHight-Walker, Angela R.en_US
dc.creatorHougen, Jon T.en_US
dc.creatorCaminati, Waltheren_US
dc.creatorKleiner, Isabelleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-12T14:01:38Z
dc.date.available2010-07-12T14:01:38Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier2010-WH-07en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/46161
dc.descriptionAuthor Institution: Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Universitat, Institut fur Physikalische Chemie und Elektrochemie, Lehrgebiet A, Callinstra{\ss}e 3A, D-30167 Hannover, Germany; Optical Technology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8441, USA; Universita di Bologna, Dipartimento di Chimica G. Ciamician, via F. Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna, Italia; Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systemes Atmospheriques, CNRS et Universites Paris 7 et Paris 12, 61 av. General de Gaulle, 94010, Creteil, Franceen_US
dc.description.abstractHistorically, barriers to large amplitude motions are often related, using steric hinderance arguments, to the local atom arrangement. More recently, large changes have been found in the barrier inhibiting methyl rotation, when electronic excitation or ionization of a substituted toluene occurs, suggesting molecular orbital occupancy as a dominant factor in aromatic molecules. Theoretically, the relation can also be made to the molecular orbital and electron density structure. Experimentally, we examine the situation by comparing toluene with paratolualdehyde. In particular, the barrier in toluene, $CH_{3}-C_{6}H_{5}$, is six-fold by symmetry. In paratolualdehyde, $CH_{3}-C_{6}H_{4}-CHO$, the aldehyde group is far enough from the methyl rotor that direct through-space interactions should be rather small. Thus, a three-fold contribution to the barrier would leave electron orbital effects in the $\pi$-system as the primary causal agent. Microwave spectroscopy is well suited for discriminating between $V_{3}$ and $V_{6}$ contributions - but only if torsionally exited states can be accessed which typically requires temperatures much higher that than those encountered in pulsed-jet expansions. Thus, the supersonic-jet FT-MW spectrometers in Hannover and Gaithersburg as well as the free-jet CW mm-wave spectrometer in Bologna were needed to take the spectra. Analyzing 5 torsional species using the Belgi program, the barrier was found to vastly be dominated by the $V_{3}$ vs. a minor $V_{6}$ contribution, thus revealing the information transfer though conjugated $\pi$-electron systems.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOhio State Universityen_US
dc.titleLARGE AMPLITUDE MOTIONS AND INFORMATION TRANSFER ALONG CONJUGATED BONDS: THE CASE OF PARATOLUALDEHYDEen_US
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