Photoelectron spectra of cryogenically cooled X∼1A′ tert-butyl peroxide anions are obtained using slow electron velocity-map imaging. The spectra show highly structured bands corresponding to detachment to the X∼2A″ and A∼2A′ electronic states of the neutral radical and represent a notable improvement in resolution over previous photoelectron spectra. We report an electron affinity of 1.1962(20) eV and a term energy T0(A∼2A′) of 0.9602(24) eV for the tert-butyl peroxy radical. New vibrational structure is resolved, providing several frequencies for both neutral states. Additionally, the threshold behavior of the photodetachment cross section is investigated within the context of Dyson orbital calculations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry