Imaging O(3P)+alkane reactions in crossed molecular beams: Vertical versus adiabatic H abstraction dynamics

Xianghong Liu, Richard L. Gross, Gregory E. Hall, James T. Muckerman, Arthur G. Suits

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The imaging of O(3P)+alkane reactions in crossed molecular beams was studied by using velocity map imaging of the alkyl radical product. The differential cross sections and translational energy distributions for reaction of O(3P) with cyclohexane, n-butane and isobutane was obtained at collision energies ranging from 4.7 kcal/mol to 14.8 kcal/mol. The results showed low average translational energy release on the order of 40% of the available energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7947-7959
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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