Vibrational relaxation of CpMn(CO)3

PHYS 421

Jacob P. Schlegel, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 and C. B. Harris,, Chemistry Department, University of California, Department of Chemistry, Berkeley, CA 94720.
CpMn(CO)3 was created in a vibrationally excited state using a tunable source of UV and visible light. Using an ultrafast IR probe, vibrational relaxation was studied as a function of excitation wavelength. The rate and mechanism of cooling were determined for this metal complex as the interactive strength of the solvent was also varied. The coupling of the solute and solvent vibrational modes must be determined for the interpretation of certain multidimensional spectroscopic data.

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The 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 10-14, 2006