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The vibrational spectra of norbornene and nadic anhydride

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The vibrational spectra of norbornene (bicyclo[2,2,1]hept-2-ene) and nadic anhydride (cis-endo-5-norbornene-2,3-dicarboxylic anhydride) have been investigated by infrared, Raman and inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopies and density functional theory (DFT). For norbornene, the five missing fundamentals have been located. In the C–H stretch region, the infrared and Raman spectra synthesised from the DFT calculations are shown to be in poor agreement with the experimental spectra. Visualisation of the C–H stretch modes shows that assignments made on the basis of group frequency correlations are incorrect. Nadic anhydride has not been previously investigated by vibrational spectroscopy. This paper demonstrates that with state-of-the-art inelastic neutron scattering spectra it is possible to successfully analyse complex systems that have not been studied before.

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The article was received on 05 Dec 2002, accepted on 17 Feb 2003 and first published on 03 Mar 2003

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B211967F
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2003,5, 1508-1514

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    The vibrational spectra of norbornene and nadic anhydride

    S. F. Parker, K. P. J. Williams, D. Steele and H. Herman, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2003, 5, 1508
    DOI: 10.1039/B211967F

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