Physical properties and spectra of IO, IO- and HOI studied by ab initio methods
2002 (English)In: Spectrochimica Acta Part A - Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, ISSN 1386-1425, Vol. 58, no 5, 1039-1053 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Structure and properties of the IO, IO- and HOI species, which are of potential importance for the ozone destruction catalytic cycle in the troposphere, have been calculated together with the EPR, NMR and UV-visible spectra by ab initio methodology with account of spin-orbit coupling (SOC) effects. Multi-configuration self-consistent field calculations with linear and quadratic response techniques and the multi-reference configuration interaction method have been employed. Photodissociation of these species, crucial for the catalytic ozone-destruction cycle, is critically reviewed and analyzed. Calculations predict that the singlet-triplet (S-T) transition to the lowest triplet state (X(1)A' --> (3)A) should be responsible for the weak long-wavelength tail absorption ( similar to450-560 nm) and photodissociation of the HOI molecule. The second, more intense, band around 400 nm is produced by two overlapping S-S and S-T transitions. In order to check this assignement of the HOI photodissociation the isoelectronic IO- anion and IO radical have been studied by the same methods. Comparison with the EPR spectrum of the 10 radical indicates that the methods are reliable which gives credit to the accuracy of the HOI spectral interpretation. NMR spectra of HOI and IO- molecules,and some other properties are calculated for the first time.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 58, no 5, 1039-1053 p.
IO, IO-, hypohalous acids, spin-orbit coupling, MCSCF response calculations, level-correlated calculations, molecular electric properties, absorption cross-sections, polarized basis-sets, iodine oxide, resonance spectra, ozone depletion, halogen oxides, gaseous hoi, 355 nm
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-21381ISI: 000174343700013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-21381DiVA: diva2:340079
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved