Resonance Raman Spectrum of the Transient (SCN)2 Free Radical Anion

Robert Walter Wilbrandt, N. H. Jensen, Palle Bjørn Pagsberg, Alfred Hegaard Sillesen, Karina Benthin Hansen, R. E. Hester

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    The resonance Raman spectrum of the transient species (λmax = 475 nm, τ½ = 1.6 μs) formed by pulse radiolysis of aqueous solutions of thiocyanate, SCN2−, is reported. The spectrum is discussed in terms of the previous assignment of this transient to the radical anion, (SCN)−2. The observed vibrational frequencies of the radical anion are consistent with substantial weakening of the S---S and the Ctriple bond; length as m-dashN bonds are compared with neutral thiocyanogen.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalChemical Physics Letters
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)315-319
    Publication statusPublished - 1979


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