High-resolution spectroscopy of the v3 band of WF6 and ReF6 in a supersonic jet

V. Boudon, M. Rotger, Y. He, H. Hollenstein, M. Quack*, U. Schmitt

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A systematic understanding of the v3 fundamental rovibronic structure of transition metal hexafluorides in general and WF6 and ReF6 in particular is discussed. The high resolution Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) and diode laser spectra obtained and analyzed confirm the theoretical expectation of completely different spectral structure of two prototypes for a closed shell hexafluoride molecule. The rovibrational spectra of the v3 stretching fundamental of WF6 show a simple structure under conditions of supersonic jet cooling, allowing for a straightforward analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3196-3207
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes


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