Stable Compositions and Structures of Copper Oxide Cluster Cations Cu nO m + (n = 2-8) Studied by Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry

M. Abdul Latif, Jenna W.J. Wu, Ryoichi Moriyama, Motoyoshi Nakano, Keijiro Ohshimo, Fuminori Misaizu

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Stable compositions and structures of copper oxide cluster cations have been studied by ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMMS) and density functional theory calculations. Cluster ions of the series CunOm + were predominantly observed with n:m ≈ 2:1 in the mass spectrum. Collision cross sections (CCSs) of the cluster ions with n:m ≈ 2:1, determined by IMMS, were found to increase monotonically with cluster size. In addition, the CCSs of CunOn + and CunOn-1 + (n = 2-8) were examined, and stepwise increases were observed for CunOn-1 + series. These cluster structures were assigned by comparison of the CCSs obtained via the IMMS experiment with theoretical orientation-averaged CCSs of optimized structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18705-18713
Number of pages9
JournalACS Omega
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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