Spectroscopic manifestations of isotope substitution in ultrasound jet-cooled complex molecules and their van der waals complexes


It is shown that, upon formation of ultrasound jet-cooled var der Waals complexes of polar molecules of 9-cyanoanthracene, 3-aminophthalimide, and 3-amino-N-methylphthalimide with water molecules, pronounced manifestations of isotope substitution in the ligand molecules take place, which manifest themselves in shifting 0–0-transitions by 5–7 cm−1 and changes in frequencies of intramolecular vibrations. Spectroscopic effects of isotope substitution of atoms of the amino group are established for substituted phthalimides. We propose a new mechanism of the effect of isotope substitution on frequencies of electronic transitions which cannot be reduced to the known one (realized by means of changes in values of the zero vibrational energy) and is based instead on the change in the charge density distribution in the molecule.

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Belarusian State University, 4, F. Skorina Ave., Minsk 220050, Belarus. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Spektroskopii, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 148–154, March–April, 1997.

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Gulis, I.M., Komyak, A.I. & Saechnikov, K.A. Spectroscopic manifestations of isotope substitution in ultrasound jet-cooled complex molecules and their van der waals complexes. J Appl Spectrosc 64, 155–161 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02675136

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Key words

  • complex molecule
  • var der Waals complex
  • ultasound jet
  • isotopic shift