A soft-landing experiment on organometallic cluster ions: Infrared spectroscopy of V(benzene)2 in Ar matrix

Ken Judai, Kentaro Sera, Shin Ichi Amatsutsumi, Keiichi Yagi, Tomokazu Yasuike, Satoshi Yabushita, Atsushi Nakajima, Koji Kaya

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Vanadium (V)-benzene cluster ions, produced by laser ablation with reaction toward benzene vapor, were size-selected and deposited into a low-temperature Ar matrix. Infrared spectrum of V1(benzene)2 in the Ar matrix was measured after one-hour deposition with the deposition energy of 20 eV. The spectrum was in agreement with both the reported spectrum and our theoretical calculations, showing that (1) V1(benzene)2, prepared in the gas-phase reaction, takes a sandwich structure and that (2) the ions were soft-landed onto the Ar matrix and were neutralized by charge transfer from a metal substrate without fragmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-284
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Feb 9


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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