Catalytic action of a single water molecule in a proton-migration reaction

Yoshiyuki Matsuda, Ayako Yamada, Ken Ichi Hanaue, Naohiko Mikami, Asuka Fujii

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Baby steps: The mechanism of proton migration in an ionized acetone-water cluster was studied by IR spectroscopy. After the ionization, water abstracts a proton from the methyl group of the acetone moiety and transfers it to the carbonyl group (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4898-4901
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume49
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 5

Keywords

  • Ion-molecule reactions
  • Ir spectroscopy
  • Proton migration
  • Reaction mechanisms
  • Water catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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