The electron-impact induced optical emissions of a series of amino-compounds have been studied using single electron-molecule collision conditions. Various excited fragment radicals have been observed from all the amines, together with an excited molecular emission from non-aromatic tertiary amines. No electronically excited ionic states were observed. The formation of electronically excited neutral molecules is shown to occur by both electric-dipole allowed and electric-dipole forbidden excitation processes.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|