Molecules of life: studying the interaction between water and phosphine in argon matrices

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Abstract

The interaction between water and phosphine isolated in solid argon matrices has been investigated. Infrared spectra of matrices containing water and phosphine, as well as their deuterium and 18O isotopologues, revealed that a weak hydrogen bonded complex is formed, with an O–H⋯P bonding motif. This was supported by high level ab initio calculations, which predict a binding energy of only 5.1 kJ mol−1 (430 cm−1).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22426-22430
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume24
Issue number37
Early online date17 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2022

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