What Can C1s Photoelectron Spectroscopy Tell about Structure and Bonding in Clusters of Methanol and Methyl Chloride?
2007 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry A, ISSN 1089-5639, E-ISSN 1520-5215, Vol. 111, no 37, 8903-8909 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Single-component clusters of methanol and methyl chloride have been produced by adiabatic expansion, and their carbon Is photoelectron spectra were recorded using synchrotron radiation and a high-resolution electron analyzer. The experimental spectra are interpreted by means of theoretical models based on molecular dynamics simulations. The data are used to explore to what extent core-level photoelectron spectra may provide information on the bonding mechanism and the geometric structure of clusters of polar molecules. The results indicate that the cluster-to-monomer shift in ionization energy and also the width of the cluster peak may be used to distinguish between hydrogen bonding and weaker electrostatic interactions. Moreover, the larger width of the cluster peak in methanol clusters as compared to methyl chloride clusters is partly due to the structured surface of methanol clusters. Theoretical modeling greatly facilitates the analysis of core-level photoelectron spectra of molecular clusters.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 111, no 37, 8903-8909 p.
Chemical Sciences Physical Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97064DOI: 10.1021/jp0726236ISI: 000249501600001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97064DiVA: diva2:171848