ALAN T. MACCARONE, G. B. ELLISON, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0215; MARK R. NIMLOS, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0215 and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401.
2A'' Allylperoxyl radicals, \chemC3H5O2, have been generated in a cryogenic Ar matrix. In a two pulse experiment, allyl radicals, \chemC3H5, are generated via pyrolysis of allyliodide in Ar through a hyperthermal \chemSiC nozzle and deposited on a \chemCsI window at 20 K; a second valve deposits a layer of \chemO2 in Ar on top of the allyl radicals. The process is repeated and allylperoxyl radicals are formed in the matrix. The matrix is analyzed with an IR spectrometer to identify vibrational frequencies of the peroxyl radical.