Pressure tuning spectroscopy of the low-frequency Raman spectrum of liquid amides

K. Goossens, L. Smeller, K. Heremans

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The effect of hydrostatic pressure up to 4 kbar on the low frequency Raman spectrum of hydrogen bonded (formamide, N-methylformamide, N-ethylformamide, and N-methylpropionamide) and nonhydrogen bonded (N,N′-dimethylformamide and N,N′-dimethylacetamide) liquid amides is reported. A shift of ca. 4.0 cm-1/kbar is observed for the nonhydrogen bonded amides. For the hydrogen bonded amides the shift is ca. 2.0-3.0 cm-1/ kbar. The difference may be explained by the compression of the hydrogen bond which affects the librational motion of the molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5736-5741
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993


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

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