UV-visible spectrum of the phenyl radical and kinetics of its reaction with NO in the gas phase

T.J. Wallington, H. Egsgaard, O.J. Nielsen, J. Platz, J. Sehested, T. Stein

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    Abstract

    Pulse radiolysis transient UV-visible absorption spectroscopy was used to study the UV-visible absorption spectrum (225-575 nm) of the phenyl radical, C6H5(.), and kinetics of its reaction with NO. Phenyl radicals have a strong broad featureless absorption in the region of 225-340 nm. In the presence of NO phenyl radicals are converted into nitrosobenzene. The phenyl radical spectrum was measured relative to that of nitrosobenzene. Based upon sigma(C6H5NO)(270nm) = 3.82 x 10(-17) cm(2) molecule(-1) we derive an absorption cross-section for phenyl radicals at 250 nm, sigma(C6H5(.))(250nm) = (2.75 +/- 0.58) x 10(-17) cm(2) molecule(-1). At 295 K in 200-1000 mbar of Ar diluent k(C6H5(.) + NO) = (2.09 +/- 0.15) x 10(-11) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1). (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalChemical Physics Letters
    Volume290
    Issue number4-6
    Pages (from-to)363-370
    ISSN0009-2614
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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