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Laser Chemistry
Volume 13 (1993), Issue 1, Pages 43-55

Laser Induced Fluorescence From CF2 Excited at 248 Nm

1Former Central Institute of Physical Chemistry, Rudower Chaussee 5, Berlin O-1199, Germany
2Germanenstr. 98, Berlin O-1185, Germany
3Ortolfstr.150, Berlin O-1185, Germany
4Ortolfstr. 172, Berlin O-1185, Germany

Received 18 February 1993

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KrF–laser-induced fluorescence from CF2-radicals was investigated during photolysis of CF2Cl2 and CF2HCl by 193 nm laserlight. In contrast to other publications, which postulated single-vibronic-level fluorescence, the fluorescence is caused by excitation from four closely situated absorption bands. These fluorescence bands of four series, are assigned to Ã1B1(v1,62v1,0)X˜1A1(v1,v2,0) transitions with Δv1=0 and 0 ≤ v2 ≤ 30. The Franck – Condon factors of the Ã1B1 (0, 6, 0) –X˜1A1 (0, v2, 0) transitions, the frequencies of the bending vibration (ω2 =673± 2cm–1) and the anharmonicity constants x22 = –0.94 ± 0.08 cm-1 and x22 = –0.44 ± 0.10 cm–1 were more precisely determined. For the first time higher anharmonicity constants are evaluated with x12 + x112 = –3.5 ± 1.0 cm–1 and x122= –0.05 ± 0.02 cm–1.