Aqueous dimethyl sulfoxide solutions: Inter- and intra-molecular dynamics

Piotr P. Wiewiór, Hideaki Shirota, Ed Castner

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The measurement of the intra- and inter-molecular dynamics of aqueous dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solutions using optical heterodyne-detected Raman-induced Kerr effect spectroscopy were presented. The longer diffusive relaxation time constant τ2 was assigned to DMSO reorientation. The starter time constant τ/1 was assigned to water reorientation. Results showed that polarizabilities of DMSO permit to estimate the anisotropic Kerr signal for an isolated DMSO molecule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4643-4654
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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