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Fluorine-substitution induced switching of dissociation patterns of C6H4*+ produced by photoelimination of MgF2 from the complexes of mg*+ (multifluorobenzene).
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PMID:  19791368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Complexes of fluorinated benzenes (o-C6H4-nF2+n) and Mg*+ are subjected to ultraviolet photodissociation (260-340 nm), producing efficiently benzyne radical cations (C6H4-nFn*+) besides Mg*+ and MgF+. We show that the consecutive dissociation of C6H4-nFn*+ follows the [C4(+) + C2] pattern exclusively for n < or = 2 after the parent complexes absorb one or two photons. However, the dissociation pattern is switched to [C5(+) + C1] and [C1 + C5] for n > or = 3. In particular, upon two-photon absorption at 340 nm by the complexes of Mg*+ (C6HF5) (1) and Mg*+ (C6F6) (2), photoproducts of CF+, C5H+, and C5HF*+ from C6HF3*+ and CF+, C5F+, C5F2*+, and C5F3+ from C6F4*+ are detected, respectively. Theoretical calculations are used to explain the switching of the dissociation patterns induced by the fluorine substitutions. It was found that the formation of C5+ + C1 is energetically more favorable than that of C4(+) + C2 from C6HF3*+ and C6F4*+ and of C1(+) + C5. Except for C5H2F(+) + CF, all the channels of [C5(+) + C1] and [C1(+) + C5] are energetically less favorable than those of [C4(+) + C2] from C6H3F*+ and C6H2F2*+. In most cases, the calculated results agree well with the experimental observations.
Hai-Chuan Liu; Xin-Hao Zhang; Yun-Dong Wu; Shihe Yang
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1463-9076     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-01     Completed Date:  2009-11-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  826-31     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
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