Benzyl Alcohol-Water and -Ammonia Clusters: Ion Fragmentation and Chemistry.
COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Benzyl alcoholammonia alpha, alpha-dimethylbenzyl alcoholammonia and benzyl alcoholwater cluster ion fragmentation and chemistry are studied for isolated cold clusters by means of one- and two-colors mass resolved excitation spectroscopy, nozzlelaser timing delay and deuteration experiments. Experiments lead to an identification of parent clusters for all fragment ion clusters observed. Fragmentation reactions depend on cluster size, structure, and weakly on the vibrational energy deposited in the ion. Specifically, for benzyl alcoholNH31 only cluster radical chemistry and dissociation take place, while for higher order clusters, the acid-base reaction rate increases and this reaction becomes a major fragmentation pathway for benzyl alcoholNH3.
- Organic Chemistry
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy