Hydrogen bonding between solvation shells around gd3+ from cooperative vibronic spectra

Michael Stavola, J. M. Friedman, R. A. Stepnoski, Mark G. Sceats

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Cooperative vibronic spectra involving Gd3+ electronic transitions and the vibrational transitions of nearby water molecules are used to determine the stretching spectrum for isotopically dilute OH in a solution of GdCl3 in D2O. The OH stretching spectrum of water molecules in the first hydration sphere is shifted to lower energy than that of the bulk liquid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-194
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 15 1981
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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