Resonance Raman studies of benzene derivatives with strong conjugation

Horst Lueck, Bruce S. Hudson, Marek Z. Zgierski

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2 Scopus citations


Resonance Raman spectroscopy under conditions of resonance with the B1u state of benzene exhibits strong binary overtone activity due to the vibronic activity of the e2g vibrations, especially νg. Resonance with the analogous La state of benzene derivatives exhibits activity in both the fundamental and two-quantum overtone of this mode in a fashion that reflects the relative amounts of vibronic and substituent induced allowed character of the electronic transition. The Raman spectra can be used to test simple perturbative ideas concerning inductive effects originally proposed by Petruska. In this work we describe recent theoretical and experimental studies of such effects. The theory includes the Jahn-Teller and pseudo-Jahn-Teller effects in a non-perturbative fashion. The experiments are aimed at determining what happens when the interaction of the substituent with the benzene π-electron system is strong so that perturbative arguments are no longer expected to apply.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0819419079, 9780819419071
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry III - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 12 1995Jul 14 1995


OtherLaser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry III
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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