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The structure of gas-phase [Al·nH2O]+: hydrated monovalent aluminium Al+(H2O)n or hydride-hydroxide HAlOH+(H2O)n−1?

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Abstract

Theoretical studies predict that [Al·nH2O]+clusters are present as hydride-hydroxide species HAlOH+(H2O)n−1 in gas-phase experiments, energetically favoured by 200 kJ mol−1 over Al+(H2O)n. After collisions with D2O, however, no H/D scrambling occurs between H2O and D2O in clusters with n > 38, indicating that large clusters are present as the higher-energy isomers Al+(H2O)n.

Graphical abstract: The structure of gas-phase [Al·nH2O]+: hydrated monovalent aluminium Al+(H2O)n or hydride-hydroxide HAlOH+(H2O)n−1?

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The article was received on 06 Jan 2011, accepted on 22 Feb 2011 and first published on 11 Mar 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP00048A
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 6776-6778
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    The structure of gas-phase [Al·nH2O]+: hydrated monovalent aluminium Al+(H2O)n or hydride-hydroxide HAlOH+(H2O)n−1?

    C. V. D. Linde and M. K. Beyer, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 6776
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CP00048A

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