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Issue 13, 2011
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Picosecond X-ray absorption measurements of the ligand substitution dynamics of Fe(CO)5 in ethanol

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Abstract

Ultrafast X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy has been carried out for photo excited iron pentacarbonyl in ethanol with 2 picosecond resolution. A temporal resolution limited dissociation process was observed, followed by the formation of the mono-substituted complex Fe(CO)4EtOH within a few tens of picoseconds. The measurements have been carried out with a newly developed X-ray absorption instrument at station 7 ID-C of the Advanced Photon Source. The results show that single picosecond temporal resolution can be achieved at a synchrotron beam line.

Graphical abstract: Picosecond X-ray absorption measurements of the ligand substitution dynamics of Fe(CO)5 in ethanol

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The article was received on 17 Sep 2010, accepted on 15 Dec 2010 and first published on 14 Jan 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01856B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 5590-5599
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    Picosecond X-ray absorption measurements of the ligand substitution dynamics of Fe(CO)5 in ethanol

    B. Ahr, M. Chollet, B. Adams, E. M. Lunny, C. M. Laperle and C. Rose-Petruck, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 5590
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01856B

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