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Issue 19, 2018
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Structural and bonding properties of BS−/0 and BS3−/0

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Anion photoelectron spectroscopy and theoretical calculations were used to investigate the structural, electronic, and bonding properties of BS and BS3. Vibrationally resolved photoelectron spectra of BS at 355 nm and 266 nm were obtained. The electron affinity of BS is determined to be 2.32 ± 0.05 eV. The stretching vibrational frequencies of BS and BS were measured to be 968 cm−1 and 1210 cm−1, respectively. The results indicate that the B–S bond in BS−/0 can be characterized as a triple bond. The B–S bond in neutral BS is stronger than that in anionic BS. The most stable isomer of BS3 has a C2v symmetric planar structure with the B atom at the center interacting with the three S atoms, while that of neutral BS3 has a S–B–S–S bent structure.

Graphical abstract: Structural and bonding properties of BS−/0 and BS3−/0

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2018, accepted on 26 Aug 2018 and first published on 27 Aug 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01835A
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 16021-16026

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    Structural and bonding properties of BS−/0 and BS3−/0

    L. Zhao, X. Xu, H. Xu, G. Feng and W. Zheng, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 16021
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01835A

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