Magnetic circular dichroism of the mercapto radical in noble-gas matrices (2005)
AuthorsHarrison, J.J., Williamson, B.E.show all
Magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) and absorption spectra are reported over the temperature range ~ 1.3–25 K and at magnetic fields up to 5 T for the (0, 0) band of the A2S+ ¬ X2Pi system of the mercapto radical isolated in Ar, Kr and Xe matrices. A simple model is presented in which the temperature and magnetic-field dependences of the MCD are ascribed to population differences between the levels of the X2Pi term that are split by the simultaneous action of spin-orbit and crystal-field effects. This model reproduces the observed positive sign of the MCD B and C terms. However, attempts to extend it to a quantitative interpretation of the data yield poor fits and unrealistic parameters, possibly as a consequence of strong guest-host binding.
CitationHarrison, J.J. and Williamson, B.E. (2005) Magnetic circular dichroism of the mercapto radical in noble-gas matrices. Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, 85, pp. 391-402.
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Keywordsmercapto; magnetic circular dichroism; matrix isolation; crystal fields; spin–orbit coupling
ANZSRC Fields of Research03 - Chemical Sciences::0305 - Organic Chemistry::030505 - Physical Organic Chemistry
03 - Chemical Sciences::0306 - Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)::030606 - Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy