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.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry