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A particularly simple example is that of ethanol dimer, where the lowest-energy conformer involves two gauche monomers of the same helicity [80, 91]. However, the energy difference to other conformers is so small that efficient isomerizing collisions in a supersonic jet expansion are required to favor the lowest-energy form over the others. A more hydrogen bond dynamics in alcohol clusters 15 Figure 4. Symmetry breaking of the ethanol torsion potential (top, two gauche and one trans conformation) by interaction with a chiral acceptor molecule (dimethyl oxirane, bottom), in this case RR trans-2,3-dimethyloxirane [128].

Analysis of the deuterated trimer indicates an increased anharmonicity of the OÀ ÀH stretching mode and pronounced cooperativity effects. According to model simulations and liquid state studies [264], the trans fraction increases with cluster size, until it is comparable to the gauche fraction. A detailed characterization of the solution dynamics of trifluoroethanol is essential for a deeper understanding of its protein solvation and conformational modulation aspects [260]. While the OÀ ÀH stretching mode is a sensitive indicator of weak hydrogen bonds to fluorine and the hydrogen bond topology, there are other dynamical hydrogen bond dynamics in alcohol clusters 37 consequences of such interactions.

The complex OH stretching spectrum of methanol trimer (bottom) can be explained by sum (nS ), difference (nD ), and hot bands (nH ) involving the OH fundamental (nF ) and two umbrella modes of the methyl groups, which are nearly degenerate in the ground state but soften and split after OH stretching excitation. nR is the predominantly Raman active concerted stretching mode [16]. vibrational Franck–Condon effect (see Fig. 6). It is now clear that methanol trimers in free jets only occur in a cyclic, chiral [5] structure, in which two methyl groups point above and one below the hydrogen-bonded plane.

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