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Laser Chemistry
Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 235-244

Dynamics of the Reaction S(1D) + HD, H2, and D2: Isotopic Branching Ratios and Translational Energy Release

Institute for Electronic Science and Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060, Japan

Received 20 June 1993

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Doppler profiles of H and D atoms from the reaction S(1D) with HD and a 1:1 mixture of H2 and D2 have been measured by a laser-induced fluorescence technique with a vacuum ultraviolet laser. An isotopic channel branching ratio of φ (SD + H)/φ (SH + D) is measured to be 0.9 ± 0.1 in the reaction of S(1D) + HD at average collision energy Ecoll = 1.2 kcal/mol. In S(1D) + HD, D2, and H2, the translational energies released are almost the same, 4.6 ± 0.5 kcal/mol for H and D production channels. The measured branching ratio and translational energy release suggest that the reaction proceeds via a long-lived complex formed by insertion.