Dynamics of photodissociation of XeF2 in organic solvents

Greg T. Dunning, Thomas J. Preston, Andrew J. Orr-Ewing*, Stuart J. Greaves, Gregory M. Greetham, Ian P. Clark, Michael Towrie

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Transient electronic absorption measurements with 1 ps time resolution follow XeF2 photoproducts in acetonitrile and chlorinated solvents. Ultraviolet light near 266 nm promptly breaks one Xe-F bond, and probe light covering 320-700 nm monitors the products. Some of the cleaved F atoms remain in close proximity to an XeF fragment and perturb the electronic states of XeF. The time evolution of a perturbed spectral feature is used to monitor the FXe-F complex population, which decays in less than 5 ps. Decay can occur through geminate recombination, diffusive separation or reaction of the complex with the solvent. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16095-16102
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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