The detection of the electronic spectrum of FeCl2 in the gas phase

Stephen H. Ashworth, Philip J. Hodges, John M. Brown

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Transition metal dihalides are prototypical molecules which provide an excellent test of ligand-field and higher level theories. Most of them have open-shell electronic structures and complicated electronic spectra. Although they have been studied for a long time,1,2 it is only in recent years that definitive studies have been carried out through the recording of gasphase spectra at rotational resolution.3,4 FeCl2 is one member of this group. In this communication, we report the first high resolution study of this species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5923-5924
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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