J. Lundell et M. Rasanen, PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF FORMIC-ACID IN RARE-GAS MATRICES - DOUBLE-DOPING EXPERIMENTS ON THE 193 NM INDUCED PHOTODECOMPOSITION, Journal of molecular structure, 437, 1997, pp. 349-358
Photoinduced decomposition of formic acid has been investigated in low
-temperature rare gas matrices. The photoproduct ratios were found to
differ in Xe matrix from those in Ar and Kr matrices. In xenon, the H-
2 + CO2 dissociation channel was observed to be prominent, whereas in
argon and krypton the formation of H2O + CO was favored. The perturbat
ion upon the photodecomposition mechanism produced by the matrix envir
onment was studied by trapping the precursor in mixed Ar/Xe matrices.
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