Inorganic kinetics studies using an ultrarapid scanning FT-IR/stopped flow spectrometer


Tom Bitterwolf, bitterte@uidaho.edu1, Peter R. Griffiths, pgriff@uidaho.edu1, Chris Manning, chris@appl-tech.com2, and Matthew Reback, mreback@vandals.uidaho.edu1. (1) Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-2343, (2) Manning Applied Technology, 419 Main St, Troy, ID 83871
Recent advances in ultrarapid scanning FT-IR spectrometers permit complete interferograms to be recorded in ca. 5 msec at a resolution of 6 cm-1. When married to a conventional stopped flow injector system it is possible to carry out kinetics measurements on sub-100 msec reactions, and to directly observe intermediates in these processes. We shall describe the application of this system to the kinetics of ligand reactions with Rh2(CO)4Cl2, and the reaction of Fe(CO)3(PPh3)2 with I2 among others.

General Inorganic Chemistry
9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Sunday, April 6, 2008 Morial Convention Center -- Rm. 219, Oral

Division of Inorganic Chemistry

The 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008