The near-threshold absolute photoionization cross-sections of 12 oxygenated hydrocarbons, including 1-butanol, 2-butanol, iso-butanol, tert-butanol, 1-pentanol, tert-pentanol, iso-pentanol, methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE), furan, 2-methylfuran, 2,5-dimethylfuran, were measured in the photon energy range from respective ionization thresholds to 11.5. eV. The experiments were performed with photoionization mass spectrometry and tunable synchrotron vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) light. Binary-liquid-mixtures of the investigated sample and benzene were used in the measurements where benzene acts as a calibration standard, due to its well known photoionization cross-section at the photon energies from its ionization energy (9.24. eV) to 11.5. eV. Photodissociative fragments from the molecules were also observed, and their photodissociation cross-sections are also presented.
- Absolute photoionization cross-section
- Mass spectrometry
- Oxygenated hydrocarbon
- VUV photoionization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry