Vibrational spectra of ligands and complexes-V. Infrared spectra (380-40 cm-1) of triphenylphosphine complexes of zinc, cadmium and mercury

G. B. Deacon, J. H S Green, D. J. Harrison

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The infrared spectra (380-40 cm-1) of the triphenylphosphine (L) complexes L2MX2 and (LHgX2)2, M = Zn, Cd, or Hg; X = Cl, Br, or I, have been recorded. Assignments are proposed for the M-X stretching, XMX bending, and M-P stretching frequencies of the L2MX2 complexes, and the terminal Hg-X stretching frequencies of the (LHgX2)2 complexes. The M-P stretching frequencies are at ∼160 cm-1 (M = Zn); ∼135 cm-1 (M = Cd); and ∼130 and 105 cm-1 (M = Hg), but they could not be identified for the (LHgX2)2 complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1921-1928
Number of pages8
Journal Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular Spectroscopy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1968

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