Infrared-induced reaction of Cl atoms trapped in solid parahydrogen.


The 355 nm photodissociation of Cl(2) trapped in a solid parahydrogen matrix at 2 K leads to the formation of isolated Cl photofragments. At these low temperatures (k(B)T approximately 1.4 cm(-1)), the Cl atoms can not react with the parahydrogen matrix since the reaction Cl + H(2)(v = 0, j = 0) --> HCl(v = 0, j = 0) + H is endothermic by 360 cm(-1… (More)