Photodissociation Dynamics of Tert-Butyl-Nitrite Academic Article uri icon


  • The TBN electronic transitions can be compared to those of the closely related molecule HONO. Studies on this molecule show that its first electronic excited state is planar with an A" symmetry. The CONO part of TBN is also expected to be planar and its first electronic transition XIA'-+-AlA", like that of HONO, corresponds to the excitation of one electron of the lone pair of oxygen to the n* antiboding orbital. The absorption band associated with the j {lA'-+-'AlA" transition consists of a vibrational progression assigned to the excitation of the …

publication date

  • August 1, 1986