The photodissociation of bromobenzene in solution was investigated with ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy following excitation at 266 nm. Ab initio calculations of lower singlet and triplet states were performed in order to guide the interpretations. The main feature of the kinetics measured between 300 and 930 nm in acetonitrile is a 9±1 ps decay, which we mainly assign to predissociation. Similar decays were observed in hexane, dichloromethane and tetrachloromethane at 400 and 800 nm. Other features in acetonitrile, such as complicated short-time dynamics between 420 and 620 nm and a long-lived component, might indicate the involvement of lower triplet states.
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