The phenoxy cation has been generated in polar and nonpolar solutions by multiphoton ionization of nitrobenzene using nanosecond pulses of 266 nm and 355 nm light. The ions have been characterized by pulsed conductivity (ion mobility) measurements and transient absorption spectroscopy. The involvement of the phenoxy ion in ion-molecule chemistry with either neutral solute or solvent molecules has also been observed and the photochemical products and quantum yields of the ion-molecule products are presented and compared with the neutral photochemistry results.
Siuzdak, G. and Belbruno, J. J., "Multiphoton Ionization of Nitrobenzene in Non-Aqueous Solutions: Characterization of the Cation and Ion-Molecule Chemistry" (1991). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 2963.