Vibrational coupling in oxo-centred trinuclear clusters: oxygen-16/18 isotopic substitution studies of (Fe3O)-O-III(O2CC(CH3)(3))(6)(py)(3) FeCl4 and (Fe2FeO)-Fe-III-O-II(O2CC(CH3)(3))(6)(py)(3)

R. W. Wu, U. A. Jayasooriya, R. D. Cannon

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IR spectra are reported for the compounds [Fe3O(O2CC(CH3)(3))(6)(py)(3)][FeCl4] and [Fe3O(O2CC(CH3)(3))(6)(py)(3)]. Using isotopic substitution at the central oxygen atom, the assignments of the in-plane and out-of-plane vibrations of this atom are confirmed, and coupling is demonstrated between the in-plane modes nu(as)(Fe3O) and carboxylate deformation modes rho(r)(C-CO2). (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-579
Number of pages5
JournalSpectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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