Photodissociation spectroscopy of MgCH3I+: Dissociation processes via charge transfer and/or chemical bond rupture

Ari Furuya, Hironori Tsunoyama, Fuminori Misaizu, Koichi Ohno

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Photodissociation spectrum of MgCH3I+ is measured by using a reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer and a tunable UV laser. There are three bands peaking at about 27200, 29600, and 38100 cm-1, which all originate from 2P←2S transition of Mg +. In the dissociation processes, five kinds of ions, CH 3+, Mg+, I+, CH3I +, and MgI+, are observed as fragments. Photodissociation spectrum is assigned by theoretical calculations, and dissociation processes are discussed from the consideration of potential energy curves including charge transfer states along the Mg-I bond distance obtained by CIS calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-290
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 5
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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