Probing the Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding of Water Molecules at the CCl sub 4 Water Interface in the Presence of Charged Soluble Surfactant.
Technical rept. 1 Jun 97-31 May 98,
OREGON UNIV EUGENE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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The molecular structure and hydrogen bonding of water molecules at the CCl sub 4water interface in the presence of a charged soluble surfactant has been explored in this study using vibrational sum frequency generation. By examining OH stretching modes that are highly sensitive to the local hydrogen bonding environment it is found that water molecules at the CCl sub 4water interface both in the presence and absence of a charged soluble surfactant are predominantly in a tetrahedral arrangement much like the structure of ice. Isotopic dilution studies have been employed to further characterize this ice-like interfacial structure. A blue-shift of approximately 120 cm-1 of the ice-like OH stretching mode is observed upon dilution with D2O. The first vibrational spectra of the OH stretching mode from uncoupled HOD molecules at the CCl sub 4water interface is also reported.
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