"The First Picoseconds in the Life of Benzhydryl Cations: Ultrafast Generation and Chemical Reactions"C. F. Sailer, B. P. Fingerhut, J. Ammer, C. Nolte, I. Pugliesi, H. Mayr, R. de Vivie-Riedle, E. Riedle
Ultrafast Phenomena XVII, M. Chergui, D. Jonas, E. Riedle, R.W. Schoenlein, A. Taylor, eds. (Oxford University Press, Inc., New York 2011), 427 - 429
For benzhydryl chloride compounds we observe that photodissociation only leads to radical pairs. The typically observed cations are formed by subsequent electron transfer. Reactions of cations in neat alcohols can then occur within 2.6 ps.
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