Infrared Spectra and Quantum Chemical Calculations of the Uranium Carbide Molecules UC and CUC with Triple Bonds.
(2010) In Journal of the American Chemical Society 132. p.84848488 Abstract
 Laser evaporation of carbonrich uranium/carbon alloys followed by atom reactions in a solid argon matrix and trapping at 8 K gives weak infrared absorptions for CUO at 852 and 804 cm−1. A new band at 827 cm−1 becomes a doublet with mixed carbon 12 and 13 isotopes and exhibits the 1.0381 isotopic frequency ratio, which is appropriate for the UC diatomic molecule, and another new band at 891 cm−1 gives a threeband mixed isotopic spectrum with the 1.0366 isotopic frequency ratio, which is characteristic of the linear CUC molecule. CASPT2 calculations with dynamical correlation find the C≡U≡C ground state as linear 3Σu+ with 1.840 Å bond length and molecular orbital occupancies for an effective bond order of 2.83. Similar calculations with... (More)
 Laser evaporation of carbonrich uranium/carbon alloys followed by atom reactions in a solid argon matrix and trapping at 8 K gives weak infrared absorptions for CUO at 852 and 804 cm−1. A new band at 827 cm−1 becomes a doublet with mixed carbon 12 and 13 isotopes and exhibits the 1.0381 isotopic frequency ratio, which is appropriate for the UC diatomic molecule, and another new band at 891 cm−1 gives a threeband mixed isotopic spectrum with the 1.0366 isotopic frequency ratio, which is characteristic of the linear CUC molecule. CASPT2 calculations with dynamical correlation find the C≡U≡C ground state as linear 3Σu+ with 1.840 Å bond length and molecular orbital occupancies for an effective bond order of 2.83. Similar calculations with spinorbit coupling show that the U≡C diatomic molecule has a quintet (Λ = 5, Ω = 3) ground state, a similar 1.855 Å bond length, and a fully developed triple bond of 2.82 effective bond order. (Less)
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 Wang, Xuefeng; Andrews, Lester; Malmqvist, PerÅke ^{LU} ; Roos, Björn ^{LU} ; Gonçalves, António P; Pereira, Cláudia C L; Marçalo, Joaquim; Godart, Claude and Villeroy, Benjamin
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