Transient CARS studies of the vapor phase photodissociation of azoalkanes
A fundamental question in the chemistry of azoalkanes concerns the nature of their primary bond cleavage: do the two C-N bonds break in a synchronous or a sequential fashion? The photodissociation of an acyclic, unsymmetrical azoalkane, 3-(methylazo)-3-methyl-1-butene (MAMB), was studied using time-resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) to probe for product formation. Appearance kinetics were measured for all three primary photoproducts following excitation. The 3-methyl-1-buten-3-yl radical fragment appeared within 2 ns of excitation, while the methyl radical and N
Adams, James Stephen. "Transient CARS studies of the vapor phase photodissociation of azoalkanes." (1989) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/16204.