High-vacuum pyrolysis of 1,1,1-trifluoro-2-bromo-2-chloroethane. IR spectrum of 1,1,1-trifluoro-2-chloroethyl radical in an argon matrix

Research paper by E. G. Baskir, V. A. Korolev, O. M. Nefedov

Indexed on: 01 Oct '98Published on: 01 Oct '98Published in: Russian Chemical Bulletin


The products of high-vacuum pyrolysis of 1,1,1-trifluoro-2-bromo-2-chloroethane were studied by matrix IR spectroscopy. The decomposition of 1,1,1-trifluoro-2-bromo-2-chloroethane was shown to occur predominantlyvia two directions: to form the 1,1,1-trifluoro-2-chloroethyl radical and trifluoromethylcarbene isomerizing to trifluoroethylene. The CF3CHCl radical has been detected in the matrix for the first time. The bands observed in the IR spectrum were calculated by the quantum-chemical B3LYP/6-311 G(d,p) method and assigned to normal vibrations of the radical.