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Photolysis of 1 in chloroform yielded 2 as the major product and a small quantity of 3. Laser flash photolysis demonstrated that upon irradiation, the first excited triplet state of the ketone (T(1K)) of 1 is formed and decayed to form radical 4, which has a λ(max) at 380 nm (τ = 2 μs). Radical 4 expelled a nitrogen molecule to yield imine radical 5 (λ(max)(More)
Photolysis of 3-methyl-2-phenyl-2H-azirine (1a) in argon-saturated acetonitrile does not yield any new products, whereas photolysis in oxygen-saturated acetonitrile yields benzaldehyde (2) by interception of vinylnitrene 5 with oxygen. Similarly, photolysis of 1a in the presence of bromoform allows the trapping of vinylnitrene 5, leading to the formation of(More)
The thermal and photochemical reactions of (CH3)3Ga and O3 have been explored using a combination of matrix isolation, infrared spectroscopy, and theoretical calculations. Experimental data using twin jet deposition and theoretical calculations demonstrate the formation of multiple product species after deposition, annealing to 35 K, and UV irradiation of(More)
The photoreactivity of (3-methyl-2H-azirin-2-yl)-phenylmethanone, 1, is wavelength-dependent (Singh et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1972, 94, 1199-1206). Irradiation at short wavelengths yields 2P, whereas longer wavelengths produce 3P. Laser flash photolysis of 1 in acetonitrile using a 355 nm laser forms its triplet ketone (T(1K), broad absorption with λ(max) ~(More)
The photolysis of diiododifluoromethane (CF(2)I(2)) in condensed phases was studied by a combination of matrix isolation and ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy, in concert with ab initio calculations. Photolysis at wavelengths of 355 or 266 nm of CF(2)I(2):Ar samples (1:5000) held at approximately 8 K yielded iso-CF(2)I(2) (F(2)C-I-I), a metastable isomer(More)
The reactions of ozone with ferrocene (cp2Fe) and with n-butylferrocene (n-butyl cp2Fe) were studied using matrix isolation, UV-vis spectroscopy, and theoretical calculations. The codeposition of cp2Fe with O3 and of n-butyl cp2Fe with O3 into an argon matrix led to the production of 1:1 charge-transfer complexes with absorptions at 765 and 815 nm,(More)
The matrix isolation technique has been combined with infrared spectroscopy and theoretical calculations to characterize the products of the photochemical and thermal reactions of cyclopentadiene, cyclopentene, cyclopentane, and cyclopropane with CrCl 2O 2. While initial twin jet deposition of the reagents led to no visible changes in the recorded spectra,(More)
Photolysis of vinylazide 1, which has a built-in acetophenone triplet sensitizer, in argon-saturated toluene results in azirine 2, whereas irradiation in oxygen-saturated toluene yields cyanide derivatives 3 and 4. Laser flash photolysis of azide 1 in argon-saturated acetonitrile shows formation of vinylnitrene 1c, which has a λmax at ∼300 nm and a lifetime(More)
The matrix isolation technique has been combined with infrared spectroscopy and theoretical calculations to explore the reaction of (CH(3))(2)Cd with O(3) over a range of time scales and upon irradiation. During twin jet deposition, multiple novel product species were observed along with several stable "late" products. Following annealing of these matrices(More)
The thermal and photochemical reactions between CrO2Cl2 and H2S have been investigated using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy. Twin-jet co-deposition of the two reagents into argon matrices at 14 K followed by irradiation with light of lambda > 300 nm led to the growth of a number of new bands. These have been assigned to the HSOH-CrCl2O complex, and(More)