Polyfluoride Anions, a Matrix-Isolation and Quantum-Chemical Investigation

Sebastian Riedel, Tobias Köchner, Xuefeng Wang, Lester Andrews— 2010

Laser-ablation experiments with metals provide a source of electrons for capture processes, which are codeposited with solid argon and neon containing molecular fluorine. New argon and neon matrix absorptions at 510.6 and 524.7 cm−1, respectively, are photosensitive upon irradiation at >290 nm, which is consistent with their assignment to an isolated anion. These bands are below the [M]+[F3]− antisymmetric trifluoride stretching frequency of 550 cm−1 in an argon matrix, which is the typical relationship for cation−anion complexes and matrix-isolated anions. Thus, we report the isolated [F3]− anion in solid argon and neon environments. Moreover, we have carried out quantum-chemical calculations up to and including the CCSD(T) method to investigate the stabilities of polyfluoride anions higher than the [F3]− anion.

TitlePolyfluoride Anions, a Matrix-Isolation and Quantum-Chemical Investigation
AuthorSebastian Riedel, Tobias Köchner, Xuefeng Wang, Lester Andrews
Date2010
Identifier10.1021/ic100981c
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Appeared InInorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 7156 - 7164.
Languageeng
TypeText