The infrared spectrum of propene in the CH stretching region is complicated by anharmonic resonance polyads associated with the coupling of CH stretch fundamentals to overtones and combinations of CHn bends and CC stretches. We report the spectra of propene isolated in both helium nanodroplets (HENDI) and solid para-hydrogen (p-H2). Spectral assignments and anharmonic polyad memberships are obtained with a VPT2+K effective Hamiltonian. In the 2800–3120 cm−1 region, the average differential matrix shift in going from HENDI to p–H2 is ∼4.4 cm−1 to the red, with a standard deviation of 1.9 cm−1. Moreover, the choice of matrix environment influences the positions and intensity ratios of transitions within the resonance polyads. Two-state interaction models are used to confirm that differential matrix shifts less than 10 cm−1 are sufficient to account for the observed differences.
- Anharmonic resonance polyads
- Effective Hamiltonian calculations
- Helium nanodroplet isolation
- Para-Hydrogen matrix isolation
- Propene infrared spectroscopy