Transition Metal and Rare Earth Compounds

Excited States, Transitions, Interactions II

  • Hartmut Yersin

Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 214)

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There exists a large literature on the spectroscopic properties of copper(II) com- 9 pounds. This is due to the simplicity of the d electron configuration, the wide variety of stereochemistries that copper(II) compounds can adopt, and the f- xional geometric behavior that they sometimes exhibit [1]. The electronic and geometric properties of a molecule are inexorably linked and this is especially true with six-coordinate copper(II) compounds which are subject to a Jahn-T- ler effect.However,the spectral-structural correlations that are sometimes d- wn must often be viewed with caution as the information contained in a typical solution UV-Vis absorption spectrum of a copper(II) compound is limited. Meaningful spectral-structural correlations can be obtained in a related series of compounds where detailed spectroscopic data is available. In the fol- 4– lowing sections two such series are examined; the six-coordinate CuF and 6 2+ Cu(H O) ions doped as impurities in single crystal hosts.Using low tempera- 2 6 ture polarized optical spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance, a very detailed picture can be drawn about the geometry of these ions in both their ground and excited electronic states. We then compare the spectrosco- cally determined structural data with that obtained from X-ray diffraction or EXAFS measurements.


Anorganische Chemie Excited States Inorganic Chemistry Optical Spectroscopy Optische Spektroskopie Organic Chemistry Organische Chemie Physikalische Chemie Rare Earth Compounds Seltene Erden Trasition Metals spectroscope spectroscopy Übergang

Editors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Yersin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische ChemieUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67976-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44474-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0340-1022
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