A vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy study of the liquid-gas interface of acetic acid-water mixtures: 1: surface speciation
2005 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, E-ISSN 1520-5207, Vol. 109, no 1, 321-328 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aqueous acetic acid solutions have been studied by vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy (VSFS) in order to acquire molecular information about the liquid-gas interface. The concentration range 0-100% acetic acid has been studied in the CH/OH and the C-O/C=O regions, and in order to clarify peak assignments, experiments with deuterated acetic acid and water have also been performed. Throughout the whole concentration range, the acetic acid is proven to be protonated. It is explicitly shown that the structure of a water surface becomes disrupted even at small additions of acetic acid. Furthermore, the spectral evolution upon increasing the concentration of acetic acid is explained in terms of the different complexes of acetic acid molecules, such as the hydrated monomer, linear dimer, and cyclic dimer. In the C=O region, the hydrated monomer is concluded to give rise to the sum frequency (SF) signal, and in the CH region, the cyclic dimer contributes to the signal as well. The combination of results from the CH/OH and the C-O/C=O regions allows a thorough characterization of the behavior of the acetic acid molecules at the interface to be obtained.
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2005. Vol. 109, no 1, 321-328 p.
CH3COOH CH3COOD CD3COOH; AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS; RAMAN-SPECTRA; AIR/WATER INTERFACE; CARBOXYLIC-ACIDS; IR-SPECTRA; AB-INITIO; GENERATION; MOLECULES; CORROSION
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7699DOI: 10.1021/jp047338qISI: 000226213200048ScopusID: 2-s2.0-12344332758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7699DiVA: diva2:12803
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