Rotational spectroscopy of ClZnCH3 (X1A1): Gas-phase synthesis and characterization of a monomeric Grignard-type reagent

J. Min, M. P. Bucchino, K. M. Kilchenstein, Lucy M Ziurys

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The pure rotational spectrum of the organozinc halide, ClZnCH3 (X1A1), has been measured using Fourier-transform microwave (FTMW) and millimeter-wave direct-absorption methods in the frequency range 10-296 GHz. This work is the first study of ClZnCH3 by gas-phase spectroscopy. The molecule was created in a DC discharge from the reaction of zinc vapor, produced either by a Broida-type oven or by laser ablation, with chloromethane in what appears to be a metal insertion process. Rotational and chlorine quadrupole constants were determined for three zinc isotopologues. The Zn-Cl bond was found to be partly ionic and significantly shorter than in EtZnCl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-178
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume646
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StatePublished - Feb 16 2016

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Rotational spectroscopy of ClZnCH3 (X1A1) : Gas-phase synthesis and characterization of a monomeric Grignard-type reagent. / Min, J.; Bucchino, M. P.; Kilchenstein, K. M.; Ziurys, Lucy M.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 646, 16.02.2016, p. 174-178.

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