Studies of the Raman spectra of cyclic and acyclic molecules: Combination and prediction spectrum methods

Taejin Kim, Rajeev S. Assary, Christopher L. Marshall, David J. Gosztola, Larry A. Curtiss, Peter C Stair

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A combination of Raman spectroscopy and density functional methods was employed to investigate the spectral features of selected molecules: furfural, 5-hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF), methanol, acetone, acetic acid, and levulinic acid. The computed spectra and measured spectra are in excellent agreement, consistent with previous studies. Using the combination and prediction spectrum method (CPSM), we were able to predict the important spectral features of two platform chemicals, HMF and levulinic acid. The results have shown that CPSM is a useful alternative method for predicting vibrational spectra of complex molecules in the biomass transformation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-215
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2012


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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