Reactivity of lithium toward propylene carbonate: Infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy studies in ultrahigh vacuum

Louis J. Rendek, Gary S. Chottiner, Daniel Alberto Scherson

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Abstract

The vibrational properties of vapor-deposited lithium films exposed to propylene carbonate (PC) vapors at room temperature have been examined by infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy (IRAS) in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) using a specially designed chamber. The sharply defined spectral features observed were found to be incompatible with those of either, lithium propoxide, lithium alkyl carbonate, lithium carbonate, or mixtures thereof. Instead, the IRAS spectrum of PC/Li/Ni was found to be identical to that obtained by exposing Li to 1,2-propanediol vapors under otherwise identical conditions and may thus be attributed to the corresponding alkoxide derivative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-851
Number of pages3
JournalLangmuir
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Feb 6
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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