Unimolecular photodissociation and photoisomerization are two types of important photochemical reactions of excited states and have always been fascinating subjects to study. With step-scan Time-Resolved Fourier Transform Infrared (TR-FTIR) absorption spectroscopy, we have studied the laser-induced photochemical reactions of a series of carbonyl compounds and revealed the reaction mechanisms involving nonadiabatic pathways.

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