Rabi Chhantyal-Pun

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Criegee intermediates are important species formed during the ozonolysis of alkenes. Reaction of stabilized Criegee intermediates with various species like SO2 and NO2 may contribute significantly to tropospheric chemistry. In the laboratory, self-reaction can be an important loss pathway for Criegee intermediates and thus needs to be characterized to(More)
The A-X electronic absorption spectra of cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, and cyclohexyl-d(11) peroxy radicals have been recorded at room temperature by cavity ringdown spectroscopy. By comparing the experimental spectra with predictions from ab initio and density functional calculations, we have assigned the band origins and vibrational structure of each of these(More)
The rate coefficients for gas-phase reaction of trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) with two Criegee intermediates, formaldehyde oxide and acetone oxide, decrease with increasing temperature in the range 240-340 K. The rate coefficients k(CH2 OO + CF3 COOH)=(3.4±0.3)×10-10  cm3  s-1 and k((CH3 )2 COO + CF3 COOH)=(6.1±0.2)×10-10  cm3  s-1 at 294 K exceed estimates(More)
We report a study of the unimolecular dissociation of BrCH2CH2O radicals produced from the photodissociation of BrCH2CH2ONO at 351/355 nm. Using both a crossed laser-molecular beam scattering apparatus with electron bombardment detection and a velocity map imaging apparatus with tunable VUV photoionization detection, we investigate the initial(More)
We demonstrate an experimental method for the accurate measurement of the absorption cross section of transient species, such as organic peroxy radicals in which the concentration of the radicals is determined via the absorption of a stable coproduct that is produced stochiometrically. The requirements for the experimental apparatus, a dual-wavelength(More)
The Criegee intermediate acetone oxide, (CH3)2COO, is formed by laser photolysis of 2,2-diiodopropane in the presence of O2 and characterized by synchrotron photoionization mass spectrometry and by cavity ring-down ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy. The rate coefficient of the reaction of the Criegee intermediate with SO2 was measured using(More)
The A-X electronic absorption spectrum of vinoxy radical has been investigated using room temperature cavity ringdown spectroscopy. Analysis of the observed bands on the basis of computed vibrational frequencies and rotational envelopes reveals that two distinct types of features are present with comparable intensities. The first type corresponds to(More)
Recently we published [ Liu et al. J. Chem. Phys. 2013 , 139 , 154312 ] an analysis of the rotational structure of the B̃-X̃ origin band spectrum of isopropoxy, which confirmed that the double methyl substitution of methoxy to yield the isopropoxy radical only slightly lifted the degeneracy of the former's X̃(2)E state. Additionally the spectral results(More)