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A Study on the Reduction of Nitric Oxide Molecule (NO) to Nitroxyl Anion (NO<sup>-</sup>) by Vibrational Energy
A Study on the Reduction of Nitric Oxide Molecule (NO) to Nitroxyl Anion (NO-) by Vibrational Energy
Journal of the Korean Chemical Society. 2002. Feb, 46(1): 14-18
  • Published : February 20, 2002
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Cho, Seon-Woog

Abstract
It is shown that one-electron reduction of nitric oxide (NO) to nitroxyl anion $(NO^-)$ can be accelerated by vibrational energy. Potential energy surfaces of NO and $NO^-$ reveal that the vertical transition between them has favorable energetics for vibrationally excited molecule. Also, Franck-Condon factors between NO and $NO^-$ vibrational wave functions are calculated. It shows that the number of open channels increases with increased vibrational energy. These results mean that we can control the rate of reduction of NO to $NO^-$ by radiating an appropriate light.
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