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Published July 1983 | public
Journal Article

Unimolecular reactions at low energies and RRKM behavior: isomerization and dissociation


Rates of isomerization of electronically excited trans-stilbene and of the dissociation of isoquinoline-solvent complexes in jet beams are compared with those expected from RRKM theory as a function of energy; the comparison is made at low vibrational energies (~1200-3000 cm^(-1)). The jet result for the threshold energy of the isomerization is compared with the activation energy for the reaction in solution. The two values are in good agreement.

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© 1983 American Chemical Society. Received: April 18, 1983. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the support of this work by the National Science Foundation. L.R.K. is grateful to the Exxon Educational Foundation for a graduate fellowship during the course of this work.

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