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Structural transformations in bulk and matrix-isolated methanol from measured and computed infrared spectroscopy
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Molecular Liquids, ISSN 0167-7322, E-ISSN 1873-3166, Vol. 216, 53-58 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

FTIR spectra of methanol trapped in an Ar matrix were registered during gradual heating of the sample. The spectral changes observed in these experiments indicate a transformation from isolated methanol monomers to small hydrogen-bonded clusters, allowing us to consider such experiments as an experimental model of the gas-liquid phase transition. The liquid-solid phase transition for methanol was investigated by analysing the temperature dependence of the registered FTIR spectra of methanol during cooling from 70 degrees C to 115 degrees C. Comparing the experimental spectra in the C-O stretching region with results of quantum-chemical calculations using the method of principal component analysis we draw conclusions about the size and structure of the methanol clusters formed in the sample at different temperatures.

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2016. Vol. 216, 53-58 p.
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Methanol, Phase transition, Matrix isolation, Cluster, Hydrogen bond, PCA
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130189DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2015.12.099ISI: 000374073900008OAI: diva2:926983
Available from: 2016-05-10 Created: 2016-05-09 Last updated: 2016-05-10Bibliographically approved

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