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Structural dynamics effects on the ultrafast chemical bond cleavage of a photodissociation reaction

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Abstract

The correlation between chemical structure and dynamics has been explored in a series of molecules with increasing structural complexity in order to investigate its influence on bond cleavage reaction times in a photodissociation event. Femtosecond time-resolved velocity map imaging spectroscopy reveals specificity of the ultrafast carbon–iodine (C–I) bond breakage for a series of linear (unbranched) and branched alkyl iodides, due to the interplay between the pure reaction coordinate and the rest of the degrees of freedom associated with the molecular structure details. Full-dimension time-resolved dynamics calculations support the experimental evidence and provide insight into the structure–dynamics relationship to understand structural control on time-resolved reactivity.

Graphical abstract: Structural dynamics effects on the ultrafast chemical bond cleavage of a photodissociation reaction

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The article was received on 21 Nov 2013, accepted on 18 Dec 2013 and first published on 24 Dec 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP54677B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014,16, 8812-8818
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    Structural dynamics effects on the ultrafast chemical bond cleavage of a photodissociation reaction

    M. E. Corrales, V. Loriot, G. Balerdi, J. González-Vázquez, R. de Nalda, L. Bañares and A. H. Zewail, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 8812
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP54677B

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