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Laser Chemistry
Volume 19, Issue 1-4, Pages 71-74

Short-Time Photodissociation Dynamics of 1-Chloro-2-Iodoethane From Resonance Raman Spectroscopy

Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Received 7 April 1997

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We have obtained A-band absorption resonance Raman spectra of 1-chloro-2- iodoethane in cyclohexane solution. We have done preliminary time-dependent wavepacket calculations to simulate the resonance Raman intensities and absorption spectrum in order to learn more about the short-time photodissociation dynamics. We compare our preliminary results for 1-chloro-2-iodoethane with previous resonance Raman results for iodoethane and find that there appears to be more motion along non- C—I stretch modes for 1-chloro-2-iodoethane than for iodoethane. This is consistent with results of TOF photofragment spectroscopy experiments which indicate much more internal excitation of the photoproducts from 1-chloro-2-iodoethane photodissociation than the photoproducts from iodoethane photodissociation.