The lowest singlet and triplet states of the oxyallyl diradical

Takatoshi Ichino, Stephanie M. Villano, Adam J. Gianola, Daniel J. Goebbert, Andrei Sanov, Luis Velarde, Stephen J. Blanksby, Xin Zhou, David A. Hrovat, Weston Thatcher Borden, W. Carl Lineberger

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Small S-T splitting: The photoelectron spectrum of the oxyallyl radical anion (see picture) reveals that the electronic ground state of oxyallyl is singlet, and the lowest triplet state is separated from the singlet state by only (55 ± 2) meV in adiabatic energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8509-8511
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
StatePublished - Oct 26 2009


  • Oxyallyl compounds
  • Photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Radicals
  • Reactive intermediates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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