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Conformational landscape of small organosilicon compounds from the combined use of gas electron diffraction, IR and Raman spectroscopies and quantum chemical calculations: Diethyldichlorosilane

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  • M. Montejo
  • D.A. Wann
  • P.G.R. Ortega
  • H.E. Robertson
  • F. Márquez
  • D.W.H. Rankin
  • J.J.L. González


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DatePublished - Oct 2010
Issue number10
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)1323-1330
Original languageUndefined/Unknown


A conformational study of diethyldichlorosilane and the elucidation of the gas-phase molecular structures of its four conformers have been performed using the combined approach of gas-phase electron diffraction and computational techniques. Moreover, the Raman spectrum of the liquid and the IR spectra of the gas and liquid phases have been recorded and thoroughly analyzed on the basis of the scaled quantum-mechanical force field methodology. The results of the vibrational assignment have given spectroscopic evidence of the presence of the different conformers in the samples. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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doi: 10.1002/jrs.2549

Language of Original Document: English

Correspondence Address: Wann, D. A.; School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, United Kingdom; email:

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    Research areas

  • Ab initio calculations, Density functional theory, Diethyldichlorosilane, Gas-phase electron diffraction, IR spectra, Raman spectra, Scaled quantum-mechanical force field methodology

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