Z. A. Guennoun

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Photoreactivity of cyanoacetylene with water was successively studied in cryogenic matrixes and in the solid phase at lambda > 120 nm. These studies were performed using FTIR spectroscopy, isotopic experiments and DFT calculations at the B3LYP/6-31G level of theory. The photolysis of cyanoacetylene complexed with water in an argon cryogenic matrix led to(More)
Laboratory experiments involving ultraviolet (UV) irradiation of dicyanoacetylene (C(4)N(2)) trapped in water ice at 10 K have been conducted and monitored by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). By the support of isotopic experiments and theoretical calculations, the irradiation of a DCA/H(2)O ice mixture at lambda > 230 nm has been found to be a possible source(More)
UV photochemistry of a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon model, coronene (C(24)H(12)), has been investigated when it is in interaction with water in argon cryogenic matrices, adsorbed on amorphous water ice films, and embedded in solid water. Photoprocessing, carried out at 10 K and λ > 235 nm by means of a high-pressure Hg arc lamp, results in the oxidation(More)
Dicyanoacetylene adsorbed on amorphous ice water at 10 K presents an interaction with the dangling H site and induces a s(4) adsorption site formation due to the restructuring of the ice bulk. Warming up the sample provokes the dicyanoacetylene desorption from the H(2)O ice film, which could be due to the beginning of the ice crystallization process. The(More)
Photochemistry of a polyaromatic hydrocarbon, pyrene C(16)H(10), with water has been investigated at cryogenic temperatures. Photoprocessing of this species, performed at λ > 235 nm, in argon matrices, adsorbed onto amorphous water surfaces, and trapped in solid water, led to the formation of ketonic isomers, C(16)H(10)O, and possibly quinones. These(More)
Irradiations at lambda > 180 nm and lambda > 230 nm of CH3COCN (CD3COCN) trapped in an argon matrix at 10 K have been performed and monitored by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. For both wavelengths, the first photoreaction product is acetyl isocyanide. At lambda > 180 nm acetonitrile and methyl isocyanide are obtained as final products. They are(More)
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