Efficient generation of C6H5NH3+ was found after the selective ionization of the van der Waals complex C6H5Cl-NH3 which was prepared in a supersonic molecular beam. The action spectrum of the product and its appearance energy were observed by using the two-color mass-selected multiphoton ionization spectroscopy. From the energetics of the reaction it was concluded that the ion-molecule reaction is responsible for the process and the product is generated by the nucleophilic substitution reaction occurring within the photoionized van der Waals complex.
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