The technique of variable time photoelectron–photoion coincidence mass spectrometry has been applied to the fragmentation of bromobenzene ion producing a phenyl ion. A detailed analysis of the variation of the breakdown curve with parent ion residence time was performed. The results lead to ΔH °f0 (phenyl ion)=270 kcal/mole in close agreement with recalculated results from an earlier study on chlorobenzene. This, combined with other photoionization results leads to ΔH °f0 (phenyl radical)=83±3 kcal/mole, slightly higher than the value 80.9±2 kcal/mole obtained from neutral kinetics. The analysis leads to a rate‐energy dependence for the fragmentation process and an equivalent 1000 K Arrhenius pre‐exponential factor of ∼9.4×1014 sec−1, which may be compared to the value 2×1015 sec−1 for the analogous neutral process. The possible contribution of spin orbit splitting is discussed.
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Research Article| July 14 2008
Photoelectron–photoion coincidence study of the bromobenzene ion
Henry M. Rosenstock;
J. Chem. Phys. 73, 773–777 (1980)
Henry M. Rosenstock, Roger Stockbauer, Albert C. Parr; Photoelectron–photoion coincidence study of the bromobenzene ion. J. Chem. Phys. 15 July 1980; 73 (2): 773–777. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.440184
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