The v3- v4 difference band contribution to the CCI4 symmetric stretch (v1) mode
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2015, Volume 46, 189-193.
© 2014 John Wiley & Sons
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The Raman spectrum of the symmetric stretching vibration (ν1) of liquid carbon tetrachloride observed at 295 K and reported repeatedly over the last 80 years clearly shows four of the five more abundant isotopomers at 440–470 cm−1. At the lower energy end of this spectrum, additional intensity due to isotopomeric contributions from the symmetric stretch for v = 1 2 (hotbands) partially overlaps the prominent v = 0 1 features, and accounts for about 18% of the integrated intensity at 295 K in agreement with theory. When these two patterns are modeled and subtracted from the experimental spectrum, a feature underlying almost exactly the C35Cl4 (v = 0 1) band at 462.5 cm−1becomes apparent. We propose that this feature is the ν3 − ν4 difference band. Observations at lower temperatures, and of the combination bands, and the polarized Raman spectra are consistent with this hypothesis.