Photochemistry of chloropicrin in cryogenic matrices

Elisabeth A. Wade, Kristina E. Reak, Bradley F. Parsons, Thomas P. Clemes, Karen A. Singmaster

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-479
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Nov 13 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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