Ultraviolet/visible absorption and pH measurements that indicate significant production of H+and I-product following ultraviolet photolysis of CH2I2in liquid water are presented. As such, the chemical reactivity of isodiiodomethane (CH2I-I) with H2O and 2H2O is explored using ab initio calculations and compared to previous results. The CH2I-I isopolyhalomethane species is found to react with water by an O-H insertion/HI elimination reaction mechanism that forms a HI leaving group.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry