Infrared laser absorption spectroscopy of the v7 band of jet-cooled iron pentacarbonyl

M. Loroño, H. A. Cruse, P. B. Davies

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The v7 parallel band of Fe(CO)5 has been measured in the 620 cm-1 region using high-resolution diode laser absorption spectroscopy in a free jet expansion. A comparison with simulated band profiles indicated a rotational temperature of between 2 and 3 K in the jet. At these temperatures the K-structure of the Q-branch is partly resolved. The following molecular parameters were obtained: v0 = 619.95747(12) cm-1, B7 = 0.026743(2) cm- 1, A7 = 0.030721(1) cm-1. Approximate values of the quartic centrifugal distortion constants were also obtained from fitting the spectra. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 29 Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
We thank Dr. M. Takami for helpful correspondence and Dr. J. Röpcke for the loan of one of the diode lasers used in this study. M. Loroño thanks the Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela and The Cambridge Overseas Trust for financial support.


  • Fe(CO)
  • Free jet expansion
  • Infrared laser absorption spectroscopy
  • Iron pentacarbonyl
  • V-Parallel band


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