Theoretical Spectroscopic Study of Two Ketones of Atmospheric Interest: Methyl Glyoxal (CH3COCHO) and Methyl Vinyl Ketone (CH3COCH?CH2)

Toumi I. Dalbouha S. Al-Mogren M.M. Yazidi O. Jaidane N.-E. Carvajal M. Senent M.L.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Doi 10.1021/acs.jpca.2c05653
Volumen 126 páginas 7230 - 7241
Citas: 0
© 2022 American Chemical Society.Two ketones of atmospheric interest, methyl glyoxal and methyl vinyl ketone, are studied using explicitly correlated coupled cluster theory and core-valence correlation-consistent basis sets. The work focuses on the far-infrared region. At the employed level of theory, the rotational constants can be determined to within a few megahertz of the experimental data. Both molecules present two conformers, trans/cis and antiperiplanar (Ap)/synperiplanar (Sp), respectively. trans-Methyl glyoxal and Ap-methyl vinyl ketone are the preferred structures. cis-Methyl glyoxal is a secondary minimum of very low stability, which justifies the unavailability of experimental data in this form. In methyl vinyl ketone, the two conformers are almost isoenergetic, but the interconversion implies a relatively high torsional barrier of 1798 cm-1. A very low methyl torsional barrier was estimated for trans-methyl glyoxal (V3 = 273.6 cm-1). Barriers of 429.6 and 380.7 cm-1 were computed for Ap- and Sp-methyl vinyl ketone. Vibrational second-order perturbation theory was applied to determine the rovibrational parameters. The far-infrared region was explored using a variational procedure of reduced dimensionality. For trans-methyl glyoxal, the ground vibrational state was estimated to split by 0.067 cm-1, and the two low excited energy levels (1 0) and (0 1) were found to lie at 89.588 cm-1/88.683 cm-1 (A2/E) and 124.636 cm-1/123.785 cm-1 (A2/E). For Ap- and Sp-methyl vinyl ketone, the ground vibrational state splittings were estimated to be 0.008 and 0.017 cm-1, respectively.
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