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Ab initio ro-vibronic spectroscopy of the Π2 PCS radical and Σ+1PCS− anion

Abstract : Near-equilibrium potential energy surfaces have been calculated for both the PCS radical and its anion using a composite coupled cluster approach based on explicitly correlated F12 methods in order to provide accurate structures and spectroscopic properties. These transient species are still unknown and the present study provides theoretical predictions of the radical and its anion for the first time. Since these species are strongly suggested to play an important role as intermediates in the interstellar medium, the rotational and vibrational spectroscopic parameters are presented to help aid in the identification and assignment of these spectra. The rotational constants produced will aid in groundbased observation. Both the PCS radical and the PCS– anion are linear. In the PCS– anion, which has a predicted adiabatic electron binding energy (adiabatic electron affinity of PCS) of 65.6 kcal/mol, the P–C bond is stronger than the corresponding neutral radical showing almost triple bond character, while the C–S bond is weaker, showing almost single bond character in the anion. The PCS anion shows a smaller rotational constant than that of the neutral. The !3 stretching vibrational frequencies of PCS are red-shifted from the radical, while the !1 and !2 vibrations are blue-shifted with !1 demonstrating the largest blue shift. The ro-vibronic spectrum of the PCS radical has been accurately calculated in variational nuclear motion calculations including both Renner-Teller (RT) and spinorbit (SO) coupling effects using the composite potential energy near-equilibrium potential energy and coupled cluster dipole moment surfaces. The spectrum is predicted to be very complicated even at lowenergies due to the presence of a strong Fermi resonance between the bending mode and symmetric stretch, but also due to similar values of the bending frequency, RT, and SO splittings.
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Brian Finney, Alexander O. Mitrushchenkov, Joseph S. Francisco, Kirk A. Peterson. Ab initio ro-vibronic spectroscopy of the Π2 PCS radical and Σ+1PCS− anion. Journal of Chemical Physics, American Institute of Physics, 2016, 145 (22), pp.224303. ⟨10.1063/1.4971183⟩. ⟨hal-01432767⟩



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