The photodissociation dynamics of cyclopropyl bromide (C3H 5Br) and cyclobutyl bromide (C4H7Br) at 234 nm was investigated. A two-dimensional photofragment ion-imaging technique coupled with a [2+1] resonanceenhanced multiphoton ionization scheme was utilized to obtain speed and angular distributions of the nascent Br(2P 3/2) and Br*(2P1/2) atoms. The recoil anisotropies for the Br and Br* channels were measured to be βBr = 0.92 ± 0.03 and βBr* = 1.52 ± 0.04 for C3H5Br and βBr = 1.10 ± 0.03 and βBr* = 1.49 ± 0.05 for C 4H7Br. The relative quantum yield for Br was found to be ΦBr = 0.13 ± 0.03 and for C3H5Br and C4H7Br, respectively. The soft radical limit of the impulsive model adequately modeled the related energy partitioning. The nonadiabatic transition probability from the 3A' and 4A' potential energy surfaces was estimated and discussed.
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