The low frequency normal modes of trans, trans-1,3,5,7-octatetraene

Bruce S. Hudson, John R. Andrews

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The low frequency normal mode eigenvectors of trans, trans-1,3,5,7-octatetraene were calculated using the CFF-π procedure of Warshel and Karplus. The vibronically active mode observed at 109 cm-1 is identified as an in-plane bend of the entire chain with bu symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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