He(Iα) and He(IIα) photoelectron spectra of BiX3 (X = F, Cl, Br, and I) and of SbF3 molecules have been recorded and analysed on the basis of empirical considerations such as He(I)-He(II) intensity variations, the relative intensities of bands, and correlations with the spectra of related compounds for which assignments are established. Spin-orbit interaction was observed in systems corresponding to ionization from both halogen lone pair orbitals and BiX bonding orbitals. Photoelectron spectra of condensed BiX3 solids are also reported and shown to correspond closely with the molecular spectra, indicating a close relationship between the solid state and molecular electronic structure.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|