Observation of transition state in Raman triggered oxidation of chloroform in the ground state by real-time vibrational spectroscopy

Izumi Iwakura, Atsushi Yabushita, Takayoshi Kobayashi*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Abstract

A transition state (TS) during Raman triggered oxidation of chloroform was directly observed by ultrafast spectroscopy using broadband visible sub-5 fs pulses. Changes in the molecular structures including the TSs along the reaction pathways were detected by the time-dependent instantaneous frequencies of vibrational modes. The Raman triggered oxidation of chloroform was found to be initiated by the excitation of vibrational levels through stimulated Raman processes involving the ground-state chloroform-oxygen complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume457
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 May 2008

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Observation of transition state in Raman triggered oxidation of chloroform in the ground state by real-time vibrational spectroscopy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this