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Addition of a Hydrogen Atom to Acetonitrile by Hydrated Electrons in Nanodroplets†
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2003
Copyright © 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 42, Issue 44, pages 5516–5518, November 17, 2003
How to Cite
Balaj, O. P., Balteanu, I., Fox-Beyer, B. S., Beyer, M. K. and Bondybey, V. E. (2003), Addition of a Hydrogen Atom to Acetonitrile by Hydrated Electrons in Nanodroplets. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 42: 5516–5518. doi: 10.1002/anie.200351953
- Issue published online: 11 NOV 2003
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2003
- Manuscript Received: 22 MAY 2003
- gas-phase reactions;
- hydrated electrons;
- hydrogen transfer;
- radical ions
Nanodroplets that contain hydrated electrons provide information complementary to standard radiolysis techniques. Although the reaction of hydrated electrons with acetonitrile was observed in solution 25 years ago, its product has only now been identified in a gas-phase experiment as the hydrogen adduct. The picture shows a solvent-stabilized radical anion, which is suggested as a reactive intermediate.