Spectroscopic and theoretical studies of potassium sodium l-(+)-tartrate tetrahydrate and l-tartaric acid used as precursors for in situ laser-induced deposition of the catalytically active copper microstructures

  • Ilya I. Tumkin
  • Evgeniia M. Khairullina
  • Liubov A. Myund
  • Lev S. Logunov
  • Dmitrii I. Gordeychuk
  • Maxim S. Panov
  • Vladimir A. KochemirovskyEmail author
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  1. Optics in Materials, Energy and Related Technologies 2018


In this work we study the influence of l-(+)-КNaC4H4O6 × 4H2O (KNaT) and l-H2C4H4O6 (H2T) on the complexation processes occurring during in situ laser-induced catalytic destruction of the organic components of the aqueous solutions with formation of the unsaturated hydrocarbons. For that purpose, ATR-FTIR, Raman, IR, and NIR spectroscopy as well as quantum chemical calculations were implemented. It was observed that hydration of T2− anion via carboxylate groups is stronger than that via hydroxyl groups. We also established the changes in the spectral characteristics of the absorption bands corresponding to vibrations of T2−, HT, and H2T, at solid state-liquid and acid-salt transitions, depending on concentration of the solution components and the [OH]/[H2T] ratio. Finally, it was shown that ethylene is a main product of the catalytic destruction of the copper tartrate complexes.


ATR-FTIR IR NIR Raman spectroscopy DFT calculations Sodium potassium tartrate tetrahydrate Tartaric acid Laser-induced copper deposition Catalysis 



We are grateful to M. Novomlinskii for the help with LCLD experiments and to A. Kuzmin for the use of gas mass spectrometer. I.I.T. thanks the Council on grants of the President of the Russian Federation MК-6153.2018.3. The authors also express their gratitude to the SPbSU Nanotechnology Interdisciplinary Centre, Centre for Optical and Laser Materials Research, Computing Centre, and Chemistry Educational Centre.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilya I. Tumkin
    • 1
  • Evgeniia M. Khairullina
    • 1
  • Liubov A. Myund
    • 1
  • Lev S. Logunov
    • 1
  • Dmitrii I. Gordeychuk
    • 1
  • Maxim S. Panov
    • 1
  • Vladimir A. Kochemirovsky
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of ChemistrySaint Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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