Endoergic reactions of hyperthermal C(3P) with methane and acetylene

M. R. Scholefield, J. H. Choi, S. Goyal, H. Reisler

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Endoergic reaction channels of C(3P) with CH4 and C2H2 have been studied by using free laser ablation of graphite for preparation of hyperthermal (>2 eV) C(3P). Energy distributions in the CH products are determined and compared with those obtained in other reactions of C(3P). It is suggested that both reactions proceed via carbene intermediates, but the specific mechanisms of the two reactions are different.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-493
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May 22

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by the director, Office of Energy Research, Office of Basic Sciences, Chemical Sciences Division of the US Department of Energy, under Grant DEFG03-88ER13959.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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