Heterocumulenic carbene nitric oxide radical OCCNO

Bo Lu, Chao Song, Weiyu Qian, Zhuang Wu, Attila G. Császár, Xiaoqing Zeng

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The elusive heterocumulenic radical OCCNO and its isotopologues OC13CNO and OCC15NO have been prepared by reacting photolytically generated unsaturated carbene OCC/OC13C with NO/15NO in cryogenic N2-, Ar-, and Ne-matrices. Upon UV-light (365 nm) irradiation, the C-C bond in OCCNO breaks and yields a long-sought ground-state radical CNO (X2Π), which has also been identified with matrix-isolation infrared spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13510-13513
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number90
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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