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    Photodissociation of Dimethylmercury in Argon Matrixes by 193 and 248 nm Laser Irradiation

    Crepin, Claudine and Legay-Sommaire, Nicole and McCaffrey, John G. and Tramer, Andre (1998) Photodissociation of Dimethylmercury in Argon Matrixes by 193 and 248 nm Laser Irradiation. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 102 (22). pp. 4014-4020. ISSN 1089-5639

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    The photodissociation of dimethylmercury, Hg(CH3)2, in dilute argon matrixes is induced efficiently by ArF (193 nm) and inefficiently by KrF (248 nm) laser irradiation. The reaction products are identified by their IR absorption and UV absorption and luminescence spectra. Upon ArF photolysis, ethane remaining in close proximity of a Hg atom (Hg‚C2H6) is the main reaction product. The Hg‚C2H6 complex is destroyed by KrF radiation with formation of HHgC2H5, which is photolyzed, giving HgH2 and ethylene. Unidentified near UV emission bands recorded during irradiation are tentatively assigned to an unstable Hg‚CH3 complex.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Photodissociation; Dimethylmercury; Argon Matrixes; 193 and 248 nm Laser Irradiation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 7860
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    Depositing User: Dr. John McCaffrey
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 17:12
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry A
    Publisher: American Chemical Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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