A study on the reaction of O(3P) with propene using time-resolved photoionisation mass spectrometry has revealed new insights into the reaction pathways and products, including free radicals and closed-shell molecules, say US scientists.
The study also revealed important reaction pathways that lead to products on the C3H6O potential energy surface, including unexpected intersystem crossing from the triplet state to the lower-lying singlet states.
The research, it is claimed, has made way for further understanding of the kinetics of all polyatomic multichannel reactions.
Read the ‘HOT’ PCCP paper:
New Mechanistic Insights to the O(3P) + Propene Reaction from Multiplexed Photoionization Mass Spectrometry
J D Savee et al,
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, DOI: 10.1039/c2cp41200d