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Title: Double-Proton-Transfer Processes in Dithiooxamide:  UV-Induced Dithione → Dithiol Reaction and Ground-State Dithiol → Dithione Tunneling
Authors: Lapinski, Leszek 
Rostkowska, Hanna 
Khvorostov, Artem 
Yaman, Müjgan 
Fausto, Rui 
Nowak, Maciej J. 
Issue Date: May-2004
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Serial title, monograph or event: J. Phys. Chem. A
Volume: 108
Abstract: Dithiooxamide [rubeanic acid, NH2C(S)C(S)NH2)] monomers were studied by FTIR spectroscopy combined with the low-temperature matrix-isolation technique. The most stable dithione−diamino tautomer of the compound was exclusively observed in argon matrixes immediately after deposition. Upon UV (λ > 345 nm) irradiation the dithione−diamino form transformed, by a double-proton transfer, into the dithiol−diimino tautomer. Theoretically supported analysis of the infrared spectrum emerging upon UV irradiation allowed identification of one of the conformers of the dithiol−diimino tautomer as the dominating photoproduct. Smaller quantities of other conformers of the dithiol−diimino tautomer were also found to be photogenerated. For the UV-irradiated matrix kept subsequently at 10 K and in darkness, a dithiol−diimino → dithione−diamino tautomerization leading to partial recovery of the initial form of the compound was observed. The only possible mechanism of this ground-state transformation at cryogenic temperature is synchronous double-proton tunneling. The experimentally obtained time constant of this process was 18 h.
DOI: 10.1021/jp049263w
Rights: openAccess
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