Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy of unstable nitrile oxides

Tibor Pasinszki, Nicholas P.C. Westwood

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HeI photoelectron spectra are reported for unstable nitrile oxides XCNO, X = ONC-, NC-, Cl-, Br- and H3C-, generated for the first time in the gas phase from stable dihaloformaldoxime and disubstituted furoxan precursors. Single wavelength photoionisation mass spectroscopy is utilised for species identification. Assessment of the sequence of cationic states is made in the context of known data for the parent HCNO molecule, thereby providing an assessment of substituent effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998


  • Cation states
  • Nitrile oxides
  • Orbital energies
  • Photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Unstable molecules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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