The infrared multiphoton dissociation (IRMPD) of "neat" hexafluoroethane has been investigated for the first time. The stable products of photolysis are measured by IR absorption spectroscopy with a tunable lead-salt diode laser (TDL), which offers high sensitivity combined with a non-destructive measuring technique. The high sensitivity and resolution of the TDL allow measurement of the major stable products CF4 and C2F4 after irradiation by a single infrared laser pulse. A mechanism of IRMPD of C2F6 is proposed.
C E Brown,
D R Smith,
"Infrared Multiphoton Dissociation Of Hexafluoroethane", Proc. SPIE 0669, Laser Applications in Chemistry, (25 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938934; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938934