Considerable stability and visible absorption of the benzene - water hexamer cluster anion

Toshihiko Maeyama, Takanobu Oikawa, Ko Seguchi, Naohiko Mikami

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Abstract

Time-of-flight mass spectrometry and photodestruction spectroscopy have been carried out for cluster anions of benzene - water, Bzm(H2O)n -. We have found that a distinct magic number n = 6 is associated with all the species of m = 1-8 and that an intense photoabsorption of Bz(H2O)6 - occurs in the visible region. The results indicate that there is a strong interaction between the excess electron and valence orbitals of benzene, suggesting that these cluster anions can be a new model for the scavenging process of solvated electrons in condensed phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8371-8373
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume101
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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