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Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides

Li, Lin; Sakr, Ahmed K.; Schlöder, Tobias; Klein, Siri; Beckers, Helmut; Kitsaras, Marios‐Petros; Snelling, Howard V.; Young, Nigel A.; Andrae, Dirk; Riedel, Sebastian

Binary transition metal fluorides are textbook examples combining complex electronic features with most fundamental molecular structures. High-valent nickel fluorides are among the strongest known fluorinating and oxidizing agents, but there is a lack of experimental structural and spectroscopic investigations on molecular NiF3 or NiF4. Apart from their demanding synthesis, also their quantum-chemical description is difficult due to their open shell nature and low-lying excited electronic states. Distorted tetrahedral NiF4 (D-2d) and trigonal planar NiF3 (D-3h) molecules were produced by thermal evaporation and laser ablation of nickel atoms in a fluorine/noble gas mixture and spectroscopically identified by a joint matrix-isolation and quantum-chemical study. Their vibrational band positions provide detailed insights into their molecular structures.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000130872
Veröffentlicht am 24.03.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 15.03.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1433-7851, 1521-3773
KITopen-ID: 1000130872
Erschienen in Angewandte Chemie / International edition
Verlag Wiley-VCH Verlag
Band 60
Heft 12
Seiten 6391–6394
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 28.01.2021
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