Photodissociation dynamics of tert-butyl hydroperoxide at 266 nm: Degenerate four-wave mixing observation of OH state distribution

Dong Chan Kim, Keon Woo Lee, Kyung Hoon Jung, Jae Won Hahn

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Abstract

Degenerate four-wave mixing spectroscopy has been used to study the photodissociation dynamics of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BuOOH) at 266 nm, long-wavelength tail of the ultraviolet (UV) absorption continuum. The nascent rotational distributions, spin-orbit state ratio, and Λ-doublet population ratio of the OH (X2Π) fragments have been extracted. No vibrationally excited OH was observed. The rotational distribution peaked at N=5. The average rotational energy was estimated to be 4.2% of the available energy. A slight preference for the Π- Λ-doublet component and a statistical distribution of the spin-orbit states were observed. The experimental observations are similar to those found for OH from H2O2 photodissociation and are consistent with dissociation via a repulsive excited state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1698-1703
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume109
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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