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Title: Photodissociation of (SO{sub 2}⋯XH) Van der Waals complexes and clusters (XH = C{sub 2}H{sub 2}, C{sub 2}H{sub 4}, C{sub 2}H{sub 6}) excited at 32 040–32 090 cm{sup −1} with formation of HSO{sub 2} and X

We studied photodecomposition dynamics of (SO{sub 2}⋯XH) Van der Waals’ (VdW) complexes and clusters in gas phase, with X = C{sub 2}H, C{sub 2}H{sub 3}, and C{sub 2}H{sub 5}. SO{sub 2} was excited by frequency-doubled radiation of a tunable dye laser and resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization was used to detect the C{sub 2}H (m/z 25), C{sub 2}H{sub 3} (m/z 27), and C{sub 2}H{sub 5} (m/z 29) ions by time-of-flight mass spectroscopy. Spectra obtained at higher nozzle pressures (P{sub 0} > 2.5 atm) indicate formation of clusters. Detailed studies of the VdW complex structure were carried out by analyzing the rotational structure of the respective action spectra. We also performed ab initio theoretical analysis of structures of the VdW complexes and transitional states leading to photodecomposition. We find that the structure of the transition state is significantly different as compared to the equilibrium ground-state structure of the respective complex. The photodecomposition mechanism depends on the hydrocarbon molecule bound to SO{sub 2}.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, P.O. Box 23343, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (United States)
  2. Institute of Semiconductor Physics, SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation)
  3. Universidade do Algarve, FCT, DQF, and CIQA, P8005-139 Faro (Portugal)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22255173
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; DISSOCIATION; DYE LASERS; ETHANE; ETHYLENE; GROUND STATES; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; PHOTOIONIZATION; PHOTOLYSIS; SPECTRA; SULFUR DIOXIDE; TIME-OF-FLIGHT METHOD; VAN DER WAALS FORCES; VINYL RADICALS