NEUTRAL RARE-GAS CONTAINING CHARGE-TRANSFER MOLECULES IN SOLID MATRICES - III - HXECN, HXENC, AND HKRCN IN KR AND XE

Citation
M. Pettersson et al., NEUTRAL RARE-GAS CONTAINING CHARGE-TRANSFER MOLECULES IN SOLID MATRICES - III - HXECN, HXENC, AND HKRCN IN KR AND XE, The Journal of chemical physics, 109(2), 1998, pp. 618-625
Citations number
42
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical
ISSN journal
0021-9606
Volume
109
Issue
2
Year of publication
1998
Pages
618 - 625
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-9606(1998)109:2<618:NRCCMI>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
The synthesis of novel rare-gas compounds HXeCN, HXeNC, and HKrCN is r eported. HKrCN represents the first stable compound with a Kr-C bond. The novel molecules are formed in solid Xe and Kr by first photolyzing monomeric HCN with a 193 nm ArF laser at 7.5 K. The photolysis produc es isolated hydrogen atoms and CN radicals as evidenced by IR spectros copy and laser induced fluorescence. Annealing of the Kr matrix at sim ilar to 30 K and Xe matrix at similar to 50 K activates the hydrogen a toms, and they react with rare-gas atoms surrounding the CN radicals p roducing the rare-gas compounds, which are characterized in this work by means of IR spectroscopy and ab initio calculations. Other products observed are HNC and H2CN. Infrared induced photochemical conversion of HXeNC to HXeCN is accomplished by exciting the Xe-H and C-N stretch ing fundamentals of HXeNC. The existence of low barrier between these two distinct isomers is confirmed by the ab initio calculations. (C) 1 998 American Institute of Physics.