Title

Macrocycle and substituent vibrational modes of nonplanar nickel(II) octaethyltetraphenylporphyrin from its resonance Raman, near-infrared-excited FT Raman, and FT-IR spectra and deuterium isotope shifts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Abstract

We have employed Raman dispersion, FT Raman, and FT-IR spectroscopy to identify a large number of resonance Raman lines of Ni(II) octaethyltetraphenylporphyrin dissolved in CS2. The Raman depolarization dispersion technique was used to derive the symmetry of the normal modes giving rise to the observed Raman lines. By combining this information and the already available normal coordinates of Ni(II) tetraphenylporphyrin and Ni(II) octaethylporphyrin, many of the Raman-active modes of the macrocycle could be assigned. Some resonance-enhanced Raman lines were found to arise from vibrations of the ethyl and phenyl substituents. They were identified by comparing resonance Raman, FT Raman, and FT infrared spectra of the Ni(II) octaethyltetraphenylporphyrin and its d20 isotopomer. All Raman lines normally referred to as core-size markers are found to be significantly shifted to lower frequencies with respect to their positions in Ni(II) octaethylporphyrin, in accordance with earlier findings (Shelnutt et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 113, 4077, 1991). This suggests that the molecule is in a highly nonplanar conformation. This notion is further corroborated by the strong dispersion of the depolarization ratio observed for nearly all A1g and A2g modes of the macrocycle. © 1993 American Chemical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Journal of Physical Chemistry

First Page

3701

Last Page

3708

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