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Femtosecond dynamics of retro Diels–Alder reactions: the concept of concertedness

Diau, Eric W.-G. and De Feyter, Steven and Zewail, Ahmed H. (1999) Femtosecond dynamics of retro Diels–Alder reactions: the concept of concertedness. Chemical Physics Letters, 304 (3-4). pp. 134-144. ISSN 0009-2614. doi:10.1016/S0009-2614(99)00315-2.

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Using femtosecond-resolved mass spectrometry in a molecular beam, we report real-time studies of the retro Diels–Alder reactions of cyclohexene, norbornene and bicyclo[2,2,2]oct-2-ene. The experimental results and theoretical calculations elucidate the influence of conical intersections on ground-state reaction trajectories. We address the issue of concertedness on the actual time scale of the nuclear motion.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. Received 18 February 1999, in final form 5 March 1999, available online 29 April 1999. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. SDF, a postdoctoral fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research–Flanders, acknowledges a Fulbright scholarship and financial support by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and by Caltech.
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Official Citation:Eric W.-G. Diau, Steven De Feyter, Ahmed H. Zewail, Femtosecond dynamics of retro Diels–Alder reactions: the concept of concertedness, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 304, Issues 3–4, 30 April 1999, Pages 134-144, ISSN 0009-2614, (
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