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Excited state hydrogen transfer in fluorophenol·ammonia clusters studied by two-color REMPI spectroscopy

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Two-color (1 + 1′) REMPI mass spectra of o-, m- and p-fluorophenol·ammonia (1 ∶ n) clusters were measured with a long delay time between excitation and ionization lasers. The appearance of NH4(NH3)n−1+ with 100 ns delay after exciting the S1 state is a strong indication of generation of long-lived species via S1. In analogy with the phenol·ammonia clusters, we conclude that an excited state hydrogen transfer reaction occurs in o-, m- and p-fluorophenol·ammonia clusters. The S1-S0 transition of o-, m- and p-fluorophenol·ammonia (1 : 1) clusters were measured by the (1 + 1′) REMPI spectra, while larger (1 ∶ n) cluster (n = 2–4) were observed by monitoring the long-lived NH4(NH3)n−1 clusters action spectra. The vibronic structures of m- and p-fluorophenol·ammonia clusters are assigned based on vibrational calculations in S0. The o-fluorophenol·ammonia (1 : 1) cluster shows an anharmonic progression that is analyzed by a one-dimensional internal rotational motion of the ammonia molecule. The interaction between the ammonia molecule and the fluorine atom, and its change upon electronic excitation are suggested. The broad action spectra observed for the o-fluorophenol·ammonia (1 : n) cluster (n ≧ 2) suggest the excited state hydrogen transfer is faster than in m- and p-fluorophenol·ammonia clusters. The different reaction rates between o-, m- and p-fluorophenol·ammonia clusters are found from comparison between the REMPI and action spectra.

Graphical abstract: Excited state hydrogen transfer in fluorophenol·ammonia clusters studied by two-color REMPI spectroscopy

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The article was received on 15 Aug 2005, accepted on 01 Nov 2005 and first published on 21 Nov 2005


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B511619H
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2006,8, 114-121
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    Excited state hydrogen transfer in fluorophenol·ammonia clusters studied by two-color REMPI spectroscopy

    N. Tsuji, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, M. Fujii, T. Ebata, C. Jouvet and C. Dedonder-Lardeux, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2006, 8, 114
    DOI: 10.1039/B511619H

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