Acrylonitrile (AN: CH2=CHCN) cluster anions, (AN)-n (2≤n≤9), were irradiated with a laser at photon energies of 1.17 and 2.33 eV, and mass spectra of fragment anions were observed by a time-of-flight mass spectrometer. The trimer and the hexamer anions, (AN)-3 and (AN)-6, were found to be produced dominantly by the photodissociation. The results revealed, in comparison with our previous results on the photoelectron spectra and collision-induced dissociation of AN cluster anions, that the parent anion (AN)-n (n≥3) consists of a polymerized cyclic trimer anion (AN)-3, a polymerized cyclic neutral trimer unit (AN)3 and AN molecule(s).
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry