The near ultraviolet absorption spectrum of tetrahydro-naphthalene
The near ultraviolet absorption spectrum of tetrahydronaphthalene commonly known as tetralin consists of sharp bands in the region from 2800 to 2500 Å. The spectrum consists of about sixty bands. The maximum number of bands is obtained by using a path length of 200 cm. at room temperature which was nearly 30° C. Several of these very sharp bands have to be assigned tov-v transitions. The 0, 0 band is chosen to be at 36790 cm−1. Vibrational frequencies in the excited state have values 1185, 951 and 682 and combinations and overtones of these are present. Assignments of the different frequencies are discussed.