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Mass Spectrometry and Gas-Phase Chemistry of Supermolecules: A Primer

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  1. Egor V. Dzyuba,
  2. Johannes Poppenberg,
  3. Sebastian Richter,
  4. Ralf W. Troff,
  5. Christoph A. Schalley

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc027

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Dzyuba, E. V., Poppenberg, J., Richter, S., Troff, R. W. and Schalley, C. A. 2012. Mass Spectrometry and Gas-Phase Chemistry of Supermolecules: A Primer. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

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  1. Freien Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

Mass spectrometry offers unique tools to examine supermolecules in the gas phase. In this chapter, gas-phase experiments that aim at determining the structures of supermolecules in solution and the gas phase, their reactivity in condensed phase and under environment-free conditions, and their thermochemistry in the gas phase are discussed. A comparison of the gas-phase properties with solution properties provides insight into the effects of solvation.

Keywords:

  • mass spectrometry;
  • gas-phase chemistry;
  • supramolecular chemistry;
  • noncovalent interactions;
  • tandem mass spectrometry;
  • fragmentation reactions;
  • soft ionization methods;
  • electrospray ionization;
  • FTICR mass spectrometry;
  • solvent effects