Elimination and migration of hydrogen in the vacuum-ultraviolet photodissociation of pyridine molecules

Tomasz J. Wąsowicz , Iwona Dąbkowska , Antti Kivimäki , Marcello Coreno , Mariusz Zubek


Elimination of the excited hydrogen atoms H(n), n = 4–7, and hydrogen migration in formation of the excited NH(A 3Π) free radicals in the photodissociation of pyridine, C5H5N, molecules have been studied over the 17.5–70 eV photon energy range. In the measurements the photon-induced fluorescence spectroscopy technique has been applied. Both fragments are produced through excitation of pyridine molecules into higher-lying superexcited Rydberg or doubly excited states. The mechanisms for fragmentation of pyridine into H(n) and NH(A 3Π) are discussed. Ab initio quantum chemical calculations have been performed to elucidate the hydrogen migration mechanism in the NH formation, which is not a self-contained unit in the structure of pyridine.
Author Tomasz J. Wąsowicz
Tomasz J. Wąsowicz,,
, Iwona Dąbkowska PChS
Iwona Dąbkowska,,
- Laboratory of Supramolecular Chemistry
, Antti Kivimäki
Antti Kivimäki,,
, Marcello Coreno
Marcello Coreno,,
, Mariusz Zubek
Mariusz Zubek,,
Journal seriesJournal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, ISSN 0953-4075
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishpyridine, photodissociation, hydrogen migration, superexcited states
URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6455/50/1/015101/pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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