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Matrix Isolation Study of the Interaction of Excited Neon Atoms With CCl4: Infrared Spectra of the Ion Products and of Cl2CCl. . Cl



C Lugez, Marilyn E. Jacox, Russell D. Johnson III


When a Ne:CCl4 sample is codeposited at approximately 5 K with a beam of neon atoms that have been excited in a microwave discharge, the infrared spectrum of the resulting deposit includes prominent absorptions not only of CCl3 but also of several other neutral and ionic species. The absorptions assigned to CCl3+, CCl2+, and CCl+ are consistent with previous spectroscopic identifications of these species. As at lower energies, the Cl2 CCl .. Cl isomer of CCls4 contributes to the product spectrum. Higher level ab initio calculations of the fundamental vibrations of this isomer and of its carbon-13 substituted counterpart give improved agreement with the experimentally observed infrared spectrum and, together with the results of a supplementary experiment, provide further support for the assignment of a structured absorption near 500 cm-1 to this species, rather than Cl3+. Uncharged Cl2 CCl . . Cl is readily destroyed by visible radiation, with concomitant growth in the absorptions of CCl4. Photodestruction of ionic species occurs in the ultraviolet spectral region. Evidence is presented for the stabilization of Cl2 CCl . . Cl- and of Cl3CCl- in these experiments. The latter species undergoes photodestruction in the near infrared spectral region. Two absorptions are tentatively assigned to the CCl . . Cl- fragment ion.
Journal of Chemical Physics
No. 17


CCl<sub>n</sub><sup>+</sup> (n = 1-3), CCl<sub>n</sub><sup>-</sup> (n = 3, 4), Cl<sub>2</sub>CCl. . Cl, infrared spectrum, neon matrix, Penning ionization, photoionization, photoisomerization


Lugez, C. , Jacox, M. and Johnson, R. (1998), Matrix Isolation Study of the Interaction of Excited Neon Atoms With CCl<sub>4</sub>: Infrared Spectra of the Ion Products and of Cl<sub>2</sub>CCl. . Cl, Journal of Chemical Physics (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created November 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017