Fresenius' Zeitschrift für analytische Chemie

, Volume 324, Issue 8, pp 819–824 | Cite as

IR spectroscopy for unstable molecules

  • J. J. Turner
  • M. Poliakoff
Lectures

Summary

Infrared spectroscopy is a rather ‘old-fashioned’ analytical technique; however, developments over the past few years in both Fourier Transform IR and IR laser techniques have permitted IR spectroscopy to be applied increasingly successfully to the detection, characterisation and monitoring of unstable molecules. Three experimental techniques, each of which employs principally IR spectroscopy, are described: matrix isolation; liquid noble gases as solvents; time-resolved studies. Examples given concentrate on organometallic intermediates of possible relevance to homogeneous catalysis.

Keywords

Spectroscopy Fourier Analytical Chemistry Fourier Transform Inorganic Chemistry 

IR-Spektroskopie für instabile Moleküle

Zusammenfassung

Infrarot-Spektroskopie ist eine ziemlich „altmodische“ analytische Technik; jedoch haben es die Entwicklungen der letzten Jahre in der Fourier-Transform-IR-Interferometrie und in der IR-Laser-Technik ermöglicht, die IR-Spektroskopie mit wachsendem Erfolg beim Nachweis, bei der Charakterisierung und bei der Beobachtung instabiler Moleküle einzusetzen. Drei experimentelle Techniken, von denen jede auf der IR-Spektroskopie basiert, werden beschrieben: Matrix-Isolation, flüssige Edelgase als Lösungsmittel und zeitaufgelöste Untersuchungen. Die vorgestellten Beispiele konzentrieren sich auf möglicherweise für die homogene Katalyse wesentliche metallorganische Zwischenprodukte.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Turner
    • 1
  • M. Poliakoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamEngland

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