Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 103–113 | Cite as

Time-resolved and fourier transform EPR studies of type I photochemical reaction. Direct determination of kinetic parameters of C−C bond cleavage

  • K. Akiyama
  • S. Tero-Kubota


Continuous wave time-resolved EPR (CW-TREPR) and pulsed Fourier transform EPR (FT-EPR) experiments with a resolution of ≈10 ns were carried out to investigate the Type I photocleavage. A two-pulse echo detection method was used to eliminate the dead-time problem in the FID measurements. An analysis of the buildup kinetics of the FT-EPR signal intensity due to t-butyl radicals provided the rates of the α-cleavage of t-butylphenyl ketone at various temperatures. We obtained two kinetic parameters at low and high temperatures which correspond to the non-radiative decay rate of the excited triplet state of the ketone and the rate of the Type I photocleavage, respectively.


Free Induction Decay Microwave Pulse Excited Triplet State Laser Flash Photolysis Benzoyl Radical 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Akiyama
    • 1
  • S. Tero-Kubota
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Chemical Reaction ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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