Isomerizations of the Nitromethane Radical Cation in the Gas Phase

Helge Egsgaard, Lars Carlsen, Susanne Elbel

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    The concurrent isomerizations of the nitromethane radical cation to its aci-nitromethane and methylnitrite isomers, respectively, has been established based on metastable ion studies and collision activation mass spectrometry. The energy diagram for the ionized nitromethane/aci-nitromethane tautomeric system has been determined; the aci-nitromethane tautomer was found to be the more stable species by ca. 0. 95 eV. Attempts to generate the neutral gaseous aci-nitromethane tautomer by low pressure pyrolysis are summarized.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBerichte Der Bunsen-Gesellschaft : Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)369-374
    Publication statusPublished - 1986


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