Short-Time Events, Coherence, and Structural Dynamics in Photochemistry of Aqueous Halogenated Transition Metal Dianions
1 Department of Chemistry, Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA
2 Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA
4 School of Basic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh 175 001, India
5 Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
6 Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, Lund, 22100 Sweden
7 Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy, EPFL, Lausanne, CH-1015 Switzerland
8 Institut für Quantenelektronik, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Zürich CH-8093, Switzerland
Ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy, time-resolved x-ray absorption, and computational photochemistry elucidate the photochemical pathway of hexabromoplatinate dianions that propagates through distortions of nascent penta-bromoplatinate anions caused by Jahn-Teller conical intersections and terminates at aquated product complexes.
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