Inelastic neutron scattering study of the metal cluster compound Li6[Zr6Cl18H]

J. D. Corbett, J. Eckert, U. A. Jayasooriya, G. J. Kearley, R. P. White, J. Zhang

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The optic modes of the hydrogen in the metal cluster compound Li6[Zr6Cl18H] are observed at 480 and 790 cm-1 using incoherent inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy at ∼15 K, and confirmed using the spectrum of the deuterium substituted compound. This observation is rationalized in terms of a model with the hydrogen occupying a μ3-bridging position within the octahedral interstitial site with a Zr-H bond distance of ca. 2.0 Å. The terminal and bridge bonded chlorine vibrations are observed at frequencies of ∼280 and ∼190 cm-1, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8384-8386
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number32
StatePublished - 1993


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