Title

Ab Initio Analysis of C-H and C-C Stretching Intensities in Raman Spectra of Hydrocarbons

Abstract

Molecular polarizability and changes in the polarizability associated with the stretch of C-C and C-H bonds have been calculated for thirty-four saturated hydrocarbons, including the series of n-alkanes to C15, as well as several cyclo- and bicycloalkanes, propellanes, prismanes, and hedranes. the ab initio results (HF/D95(d,p,)) are compared to experimental Raman trace scattering intensities where such information is available. Possible factors governing trends in the magnitude of the derivatives are considered. For the C-C stretches, chain length and position along the chain are the most important factors for the n-alkanes, whereas strain appears to be significant for the ring and caged structures. For the C-H stretches, the most significant factors are the same as those found in our earlier work: location, type, and orientation relative to the carbon skeleton.

Department(s)

Chemistry

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

84042

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

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© 2000, NRC Research Press (Canadian Science Publishing), All rights reserved.

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