Nascent internal state distributions of ZnH(X2Σ +) produced in the reactions of Zn(41P1) with some alkane hydrocarbons

Hironobu Umemoto, Shigeru Tsunashima, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Kazuto Takano, Kazuya Kuwahara, Kei Sato, Keiichi Yokoyama, Fuminori Misaizu, Kiyokazu Fuke

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The reactions of Zn(4 1P1) with CH4, C2H6, C3H8, and C(CH 3)4 were studied by employing a laser pump-and-probe technique. The nascent rotational and vibrational state distributions of ZnH(X 2Σ+) were determined. These distributions were compared with those predicted by statistical models. The distributions for C(CH3)4 resembled to the statistical ones, while those for simple alkanes such as CH4 were a little hotter than the statistical ones. These results suggest that the reaction proceeds via a relatively long-lived insertive complex. There was no great difference in the production yields of ZnH, although that for CH4 was the largest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4803-4808
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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

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