Photodissociation spectroscopy of CD3I+ generated by mass-analyzed threshold ionization for structure determination.

Abstract

A method is devised better to resolve the subbands of the ground vibronic band in the mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum of CD(3)I. By selective photodissociation of CD(3)I(+) in these subbands, high-resolution spectra for the A(2)A(1)<--X(2)E(3/2) transition are recorded. Spectral analysis confirms our previous suggestion that these subbands are due to cations in different rotational K states; this demonstrates the capability of MATI to generate rovibronically selected ion beams. By using the rotational constants of CH(3)I(+) and CD(3)I(+) obtained by spectral analysis, the zero-point-level geometries of the cations in the X(2)E(3/2) and A(2)A(1) states are determined. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that the capability of MATI-PD to determine the geometry of a gas-phase polyatomic cation in an excited electronic state is demonstrated.

DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200800207

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@article{Bae2008PhotodissociationSO, title={Photodissociation spectroscopy of CD3I+ generated by mass-analyzed threshold ionization for structure determination.}, author={Yong Jin Bae and Myung Soo Kim}, journal={Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry}, year={2008}, volume={9 12}, pages={1709-14} }