Photodissociation Study of C6H6O+· Ions in an Ion Cyclotron Resonance Spectrometer

P. N.T. van Velzen, W. J. van der Hart, J. van der Greef, N. M.M. Nibbering, M. L. Gross

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Tautomeric phenol and 1,3-cyclohexadien-5-one radical cations exist as distinct, stable species in the gas phase. This is established by a study of the photodissociation spectra of C6H6O+- ions generated from four sources. Specifically, the ionized phenol and the C6H6O+· from phenetole exist principally as the phenol structure. On the other hand, C6H6O+· generated from bicyclo[2.2.2]oct-2-ene-5,7-dione and 2-phenoxyethyl chloride exist as a mixture of keto and enol structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1208-1212
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982


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