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Assignment and extraction of dynamics of a small molecule with a complex vibrational spectrum: thiophosgene.

The journal of physical chemistry. A (2006-04-21)
Christof Jung, Howard S Taylor, Edwin L Sibert
ABSTRACT

The dispersed fluorescence spectrum of the ground electronic state of thiophosgene, SCCl2, is analyzed in a very complex region of vibrational excitation, 7000-9000 cm(-1). The final result is that most of the inferred excited vibrational levels are assigned in terms of approximate constants of the motion. Furthermore, each level is associated with a rung on a ladder of quantum states on the basis of common reduced dimension fundamental motions. The resulting ladders cannot be identified by any experimental means, and it is the interspersing in energy of their rungs that makes the spectrum complex even after the process of level separation into polyads. Van Vleck perturbation theory is used to create polyad constants of the motion and a spectroscopic Hamiltonian from a potential fitted to experimental data. The eigen functions of this spectroscopic Hamiltonian are rewritten as semiclassical wave functions and transformed to a representation that allows us to analyze and assign the spectra with no other work other than to utilize concepts from nonlinear dynamics.

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Thiophosgene