Directional photodissociation dynamics of alkyl nitrites and nitrosamines at 250 and 350 nm Academic Article uri icon


  • The geometry and symmetry of the first two excited singlet states, S1 and S2, of tert° butyl nitrite (TBN) and dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) were studied using laser induced polarization spectroscopy at 250 and 350 nm. The scalar and directional properties of the NO fragment illustrate the differences between S1 and S2 and between TBN and DMN dissociation dynamics.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008