The copper-monomethylamine and -dimethylamine complexes were produced in a supersonic jet and examined using single-photon zero kinetic energy (ZEKE) photoelectron spectroscopy and theoretical calculations. The adiabatic ionization potentials (I.P.) of the complexes and vibrational frequencies of the corresponding ions were measured from their ZEKE spectra. The equilibrium geometries, binding energies, and vibrational frequencies of the neutral and ionized complexes were obtained from MP2 and B3LYP calculations. The observed vibrational frequencies of the ionic complexes were well-reproduced by both calculations, whereas the Franck-Condon intensity patterns of the spectra were simulated better by MP2 than B3LYP. The observed I.P. and vibrational frequencies of the Cu-NH n(CH 3) 3-n (n = 0-3) complexes were compared, and methyl substitution effects on their ZEKE spectra were discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry A|
|State||Published - Aug 4 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry