The photolysis of chloropicrin (CCl3NO2) was investigated in Ar and N2 cryogenic matrices. The extent of reaction was monitored using FT-IR spectroscopy. Phosgene and nitrosyl chloride were the observed photoproducts at all wavelengths investigated (220, 251, 313, 365, and 405 nm). When the photolysis was performed with 220, 251, or 313 nm light, two additional bands were also observed. These bands have been assigned to CCl3ONO. Chloropicrin was also photolyzed in the presence of O2 and 18O2. 18O-labeled photoproducts were not detected in cryogenic matrices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry