Photochemistry of adsorbed phenyl iodide: Desorption and photofragmentation dynamics

E. Villa*, J. A. Dagata, Ming-Chang Lin

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The photodissociation and photodesorption dynamics of iodobenzene adsorbed at 150 K on LiF substrates has been investigated at 222 nm using the time-of-flight/resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization/mass spectrometry technique. The Maxwell-Boltzmann (MB) translational temperatures (TB) calculated for the phenyl radical, atomic iodine in the I (2P 3/2) and (2P1/2) states, and biphenyl were 1200, 1500, and 1050 K, respectively. The desorbed parent molecule (detected by electron ionization) was found to be translationally colder, with T B≈900 K. Analysis of translational energy distributions indicate that the adsorption-dissociation mechanism of iodobenzene differs significantly from that of the methyl halides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1407-1412
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990


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