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    Laser-Induced Fluorescence of Molybdenocene and Tungstenocene in Low-Temperature Matrices

    Hill, Jeremy N. and Perutz, Robin N. and Rooney, A. Denise (1995) Laser-Induced Fluorescence of Molybdenocene and Tungstenocene in Low-Temperature Matrices. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 99. pp. 538-543. ISSN 1089-5639

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    The reactive metallocenes, tungstenocene and molybdenocene (M(t75-C5H5)2; M = Mo, W), have been generated by photolysis of the corresponding dihydride complexes, M(í;5-C5H5)2H2, in argon and nitrogen matrices at 12 K. The metallocenes have been probed by laser-induced fluorescence with a pulsed tunable laser and by UV/vis absorption spectroscopy. Structured emission is observed from the LMCT excited states (lifetimes < 10 ns). The spectra are complicated by multiple sites/conformers, but emission spectra of a single site/ conformer may be obtained with appropriate selection of matrix and excitation wavelength. Corresponding excitation spectra are measured from the area of selected emission peaks as a function of excitation wavelength. Vibrational progressions are dominated by the ring—metal-ring symmetric stretching mode (v4 ~ 300 cm-1). Nevertheless, this mode changes in frequency by <4 cm-1 (< 1.3%) in the LMCT excited state. The bestresolved peaks have a full width at half-maximum of ca. 10 cm-1. Most of the emission is vibrationally fully relaxed, but weak emission peaks arising from ' = 1 states are found for MoCp2 in N2 matrices.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: J. Phys. Chem. 1995, 99, 2, 538–543
    Keywords: Laser-Induced; Fluorescence; Molybdenocene; Tungstenocene; Low-Temperature; Matrices;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 14521
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    Depositing User: Dr. Denise Rooney
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 14:22
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry A
    Publisher: American Chemical Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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