The THz transmission spectra of three trichloroanisole (TCA) compounds (2,3,4-TCA, 2,4,6-TCA and 2,5,6-TCA) are measured using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). The spectrum of 2,4,6-TCA in the solid phase displays several discrete absorption peaks over frequency range from 0.1 to 1.5 THz, with significant peaks observed at 0.6, 0.95 and 1.2 THz. A weak absorption peak is observed near 0.2-0.3 THz. Computational chemistry using the B3LYP density functional method is used to study structure and internal rotations in 2,4,6-TCA, where results strongly suggest that frequencies of the CH3O-carbon(benzene) internal rotor of the methoxy group correspond to the observed spectra.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Cork taint
- Internal rotor