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Type: Journal article
Title: Gas phase generation of the neutrals H₂CCCCO, HCCCCDO and CCCHCHO from anionic precursors. Rearrangements of HCCCCDO and CCCHCHO. A joint experimental and theoretical study
Other Titles: Gas phase generation of the neutrals H(2)CCCCO, HCCCCDO and CCCHCHO from anionic precursors. Rearrangements of HCCCCDO and CCCHCHO. A joint experimental and theoretical study
Author: Fitzgerald, M.
Bowie, J.
Dua, S.
Citation: Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2003; 1(17):3111-3119
Publisher: Royal Soc Chemistry
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 1477-0520
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Mark Fitzgerald, John H. Bowie and Suresh Dua
Abstract: The reaction between O⁻• and MeO–CH2–C≡C–CDO in the ion source of a VG ZAB 2HF mass spectrometer gives a number of product anions including [H₂CCCCO]⁻• and [HCCCCDO]⁻• (in the ratio 1 : 5). Neutralisation– reionisation (⁻NR⁺) of [H₂CCCCO]⁻• results in the sequential two-electron vertical oxidation [H₂CCCCO]⁻• → H₂CCCCO [H₂CCCCO]⁺•. Singlet H₂CCCCO lies 158 kJ mol⁻¹ below the triplet [at the CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pVDZ// B3LYP/6-31G(d) level of theory]. The majority of neutrals H₂CCCCO are stable for the microsecond duration of the NR experiment, but some are energised and decompose to give H₂CCC and CO. A similar ⁻NR⁺ experiment with [HCCCCDO]⁻• yields neutrals HCCCCDO, some of which are excited and rearrange. Calculations show that it is the singlet form of HCCCCHO which rearranges (the singlet lies 36 kJ mol⁻¹ above the ground state triplet): the rearrangement occurs by the sequencial H transfer process, HCCCCHO → HCC(CH)CO ← H₂CCCCO. Neutral HCCCCHO needs an excess energy of only 43 kJ mol⁻¹ to effect this reaction, which is exothermic by 230 kJ mol⁻¹. Both HCC(CH)CO and H₂CCCCO formed in this way should have sufficient excess energy to cause some loss of CO. The anions [CC(CH)CHO]⁻• and [CC(CD)CHO]⁻• are formed in the ion source of the mass spectrometer by the reactions of HO⁻ with Me3SiC≡C–CH=CHOMe and Me₃SiC≡C–CD=CHOMe respectively. ⁻NR⁺ of these anions indicate that energised forms of CC(CH)CHO and CC(CD)CHO may rearrange to isomer(s) which decompose by loss of CO. Singlet CC(CH)CHO rearranges to HCC(CH)CO and H₂CCCCO, both of which are energised and fragment by loss of CO.
Description: Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry
Rights: Copyright © 2003 Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/b305669b
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