The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS Spectral Atlas

of Gaseous Molecules of Atmospheric Interest

Hannelore Keller-Rudek1, Geert K. Moortgat2, Rolf Sander2, Rüdiger Sörensen1

1Satellite Group

2Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry
Mainz, Germany


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When referring to the Spectral Atlas, please cite our publication:

Keller-Rudek, H., Moortgat, G. K., Sander, R., and Sörensen, R.: The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS spectral atlas of gaseous molecules of atmospheric interest, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 365–373, (2013), DOI: 10.5194/essd-5-365-2013

Cross Sections / Aromatic compounds / Benzene, biphenyl / C6H6 / Pantos(1978)_293-300K_35.4-206.2nm

DATAFILE: C6H6_Pantos(1978)_293-300K_35.4-206.2nm.txt
NAME: benzene
AUTHOR(YEAR): Pantos(1978)
T: 293-300K
λ: 35.4-206.2nm
BIBLIOGRAPHY: E. Pantos, J. Philis, and A. Bolovinos, "The extinction coefficient of benzene vapor in the region 4.6 to 36 eV", J. Mol. Spectrosc. 72, 36-43 (1978); DOI: 10.1016/0022-2852(78)90041-3
COMMENTS: Absorption measurements between 135 and 206 nm at a spectral resolution of 0.25 nm using a hydrogen discharge lamp as a light source

By normalizing the uncalibrated absorption spectrum measured by

E.E. Koch and A. Otto, Optical absorption of benzene vapour for photon energies from 6 eV to 35 eV, Chem. Phys. Lett. 12, 476-480 (1972); DOI: 10.1016/0009-2614(72)90011-5

with their own spectrum, Pantos et al. obtained data for the shorter wavelength region 35-135 nm

Extinction coefficients plotted in Fig. 4 have been digitized and converted to absorption cross sections (conversion factor 3.8235×10-21)

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