On the Photodissociation of Nitromethane at 266 nm,
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY LAWRENCE BERKELEY LAB
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In a crossed laser-molecular beam study of nitromethane, it was found that the excitation of nitromethane at 266 nm did not yield dissociation products under collision free conditions. When a small cluster of nitromethane was excited at the same frequency, product was seen only at energies and masses consistent with rupture of the van der Waals bond by vibrational predissociation of the excited state.
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