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Mode selective tunneling dynamics observed by high resolution spectroscopy of the bending fundamentals of 14NH2D and 14ND2H.
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PMID:  17129115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
High resolution (0.004 and 0.01 cm(-1) instrumental bandwidth) interferometric Fourier transform infrared spectra of (14)NH2D and (14)ND2H were measured on a Bomem DA002 spectrometer in a supersonic jet expansion and at room temperature. We report the analysis of the bending fundamentals of (14)NH2D with term values Tv(s)=1389.9063(2) cm(-1) and Tv(a)=1390.4953(2) cm(-1) for the nu(4b) fundamental and Tv(s)=1605.6404(7) cm(-1) and Tv(a)=1591.0019(7) cm(-1) for the nu(4a) fundamental, and of (14)ND2H with term values of Tv(s)=1233.3740(2) cm(-1) and Tv(a)=1235.8904(2) cm(-1) for the nu(4a) fundamental and Tv(s)=1461.7941(9) cm(-1) and Tv(a)=1461.9918(19) cm(-1) for the nu(4b) fundamental. In all cases Tv(s) gives the position of the symmetric inversion sublevel (with positive parity) and Tv(a) the position of the antisymmetric inversion sublevel (with negative parity). The notation for the fundamentals nu(4a) and nu(4b) is chosen by correlation with the degenerate nu(4) mode in the C(3v) symmetric molecules NH3 and ND3. The degeneracy is lifted in Cs symmetry and a indicates the symmetric, b the antisymmetric normal mode with respect to the Cs symmetry plane in NH2D and ND2H. Assignments were established with certainty by means of ground state combination differences. About 20 molecular parameters of the effective S-reduced Hamiltonian could be determined accurately for each fundamental. In particular, the effect of Fermi resonances of the 2nu(2) overtone with the nu(4a) bending mode was observed, leading to an increased inversion splitting in the case of ND2H and to a strongly increased inversion splitting and an inverted order of the two inversion levels in NH2D. Rotational perturbations observed with the nu(4b) bending fundamentals are probably due to Coriolis interactions with the inversion overtone 2nu(2). The results are important for understanding isotope effects on the inversion in ammonia as well as its selective catalysis and inhibition by excitation of different vibrational modes, as treated by quantum dynamics on high dimensional potential hypersurfaces of this molecule.
Marcel Snels; Hans Hollenstein; Martin Quack
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of chemical physics     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0021-9606     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-28     Completed Date:  2007-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375360     Medline TA:  J Chem Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194319     Citation Subset:  -    
Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima (ISAC), Sezione di Roma, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, I-00133 Roma, Italy.
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