Communication: Mode-specific photodissociation of vibrationally excited pyrrole

Michael Epshtein, Alexander Portnov, Salman Rosenwaks, Ilana Bar

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Laser-based spectroscopies coupled with molecular beam techniques facilitated the monitoring of H fragments released in ultraviolet photodissociation of pre-excited isoenergetic vibrational levels of pyrrole. Most noticeably, there was an order of magnitude larger reactivity for an eigenstate primarily consisting of two quanta of ring deformation than for another with one quantum of symmetric C-H stretch. The dynamics, the intramolecular interactions controlling the energy flow, and the mode-selectivity within a medium-sized, ten atom molecule, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number201104
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number20
StatePublished - 28 May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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