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Jet-cooled spectroscopy of paracetamol

Beames, Joseph and Hudson, Andrew J. 2010. Jet-cooled spectroscopy of paracetamol. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics -Cambridge- Royal Society of Chemistry 12 (16) , pp. 4157-4164. 10.1039/B923202H

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We have measured the resonant 2-photon ionization spectrum of jet-cooled p-acetaminophenol (paracetamol) between 33400 cm−1 and 45500 cm−1, and analysed the results in the light of theoretical calculations of the ground-state geometry and vibrational frequencies. The experimental spectrum consists of a large number of clearly resolved vibronic transitions, and some evidence of rotational structure. It is dominated by a repeated progression with a regular spacing of 33 cm−1 (believed to be the methyl-torsion mode) in combination with normal modes of vibration which involve the stretching of the C–C bonds in the phenyl ring and bending of the C–N–C bond in the amide group. The intensity pattern of the progressions in the methyl torsion is consistent with structural changes between the minimum-energy geometries in the ground and excited states.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1463-9076
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:06

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