Solvation effects and short-time photodissociation dynamics of CH2I2in solution from resonance Raman spectroscopy

Wai Ming Kwok, David Lee Phillips

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Resonance Raman spectra of CH2I2in cyclohexane solution have been obtained within the directly dissociative A-state absorption band of CH2I2at excitation wavelengths of 355 and 341.5 nm. We find several intense vibrational bands in the solution phase spectra that are not observed in a previously reported 355 nm gas phase spectrum indicating that solvation effects are important in the Franck-Condon region of the first electronic excited state of CH2I2. The solution phase short-time photodissociation dynamics appears to have more motion in the ICI bending coordinate than the gas phase photodissociation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-267
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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