Wavepacket Splitting in the First 100 fs Determines the Products from the Bond Cleavage of Diphenylmethylchloride
1 LS für BioMolekulare Optik, LMU München, Oettingenstrasse 67, 80538 München, Germany
2 Department für Chemie, LMU München, Butenandt-Strasse 5-13, 81377 München, Germany
An elementary chemical reaction proceeds through two distinct conical intersections. Benzhydryl radicals are formed with a delay of 80 fs, cations after 125 fs. The optical signal increases more slowly due to planarization and solvation.
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