Work Group Prof. Dr. F. Temps

Dynamics of pyrrole via the πσ* state

The photodissociation of pyrrole via the πσ* state has become a prototypical case. Following theoretical predictions by Domcke and Sobolewski, our seminal papers on pyrrole were the first that established this novel - and by now widely recognized - photodissociation pathway.

Important papers:

  • J. Wei, J. Riedel, A. Kuczmann, F. Renth, F. Temps, "Photodissociation of Pyrrole: Evidence for Mode Specific Dynamics from Conical Intersections," Faraday Discussion 127 - Non-Adiabatic Effects in Chemical Dynamics 127, 267 - 282 (2004).
    • J. Wei, A. Kucmann, J. Riedel, F. Renth, F. Temps, "Photofragment Velocity Map Imaging of H Atom Elimination in the First Excited State of Pyrrole", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 5, 315 - 320 (2003).