We consider Albrecht's theory for Raman scattering of fundamentals in the far and pre-resonance regions. Destructive interferences inherent to the A and B terms augment the conventionally suppressed C term dramatically. Raman excitation profiles for the ν1(a1g) and ν6(e2g fundamentals in benzene can be well fitted with theoretical C-term profiles involving the 1E1u(π-π*) state at 1800 A.
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- Physics and Astronomy (all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry