The vibrational spectra of some phenylmercuric halides and diphenylmercury

Colin G. Barraclough, Gavvy E. Berkovic, Glen B. Deacon

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The Raman spectra of phenylmercuric chloride, phenylmercuric bromide, phenylmercuric iodide and diphenylmercury, and the infrared and Raman spectra of diphenylmercury in solution are reported. Using the previously reported infrared spectra of these compounds, vibrations were assigned, normal coordinate analyses were performed and frequencies were calculated using a valence force field. Good agreement was achieved between observed and calculated frequencies. The structure of diphenyl-mercury in solution is discussed. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1905-1916
Number of pages12
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1977

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