Photodissociation spectroscopy of (C6H6)3 +. Charge localization on a dimer unit of (C6H6)3 +

Takeshi Shibata, Kazuhiko Ohashi, Yasuhiro Nakai, Nobuyuki Nishi

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Photodissociation spectra of (C6H63 + are measured in the 700-1400 nm range. The charge resonance (CR) bands characteristic of (C6H6)2 + are found to be kept almost intact in (C6H6)3 + ; the spectra show the main band at ≈ 960 nm and relatively weak one at ≈ 1220 nm. The photodissociation cross section of (C6H6)3 + at the 960 nm band is estimated to be comparable with that of the corresponding dimer band at 920 nm. These results suggest that the charge is localized on a dimer subunit, which acts as a chromophoric core for the CR transition in (C6H6)3 +.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-608
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 11 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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