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Matrix-isolation and comparative far-IR investigation of free linear [Cl3] and a series of alkali trichlorides

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Abstract

Here we discuss the reaction products of laser ablated alkali chlorides and elemental chlorine. Salt ablation using this technique combined with matrix-isolation spectroscopy allows for the formation and characterization of novel anionic species. The laser ablation of solid MCl with M = Cs, Rb, and K in the presence of Cl2 produced free [Cl3] ions which were isolated in solid noble-gas matrices. For M = Cs, Rb, K, and Na, the ion pairs M+[Cl3] are the main reaction products. Trends in the formation and bonding of these trichloride anions will be discussed. In contrast to the trifluoride analogues, the isolated ion pairs M+[Cl3] feature a systematic distortion due to metal coordination.

Graphical abstract: Matrix-isolation and comparative far-IR investigation of free linear [Cl3]− and a series of alkali trichlorides

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The article was received on 27 Oct 2017, accepted on 10 Nov 2017 and first published on 13 Nov 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08290H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    Matrix-isolation and comparative far-IR investigation of free linear [Cl3] and a series of alkali trichlorides

    F. A. Redeker, H. Beckers and S. Riedel, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08290H

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