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Laser Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 5-6, Pages 321-333

Local Mode Excitation for Time Resolved Unimolecular Decay Studies

Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, Wisconsin, USA

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Laser excitation of overtone vibrations is a useful technique for selectively preparing molecules for state-selected unimolecular reaction studies. In addition, these studies provide new data on overtone vibration transitions in the excited molecules. Data obtained from state-selected unimolecular decay experiments and photoacoustic measurements provide local mode parameters for overtone vibrations in tetramethyldioxetane, t-butylalcohol, t-butylhydroperoxide, and hydrogen peroxide.