Micro-Hydration of the MgNO3+ Cation in the Gas Phase (pages 1629–1639)
Barbara Jagoda-Cwiklik, Pavel Jungwirth, Lubomír Rulíšek, Petr Milko, Jana Roithová, Joël Lemaire, Philippe Maitre, Jean Michel Ortega and Detlef Schröder
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200700196
The secrets of micro-hydration: The sequential solvation of the MgNO3+ cation is probed by theory and various mass spectrometric experiments including infrared spectroscopy of mass-selected ions. For [MgNO3(H2O)n]+ with n≥5, formation of a second solvation shell is observed, and monodendate coordination of the nitrato ligand becomes energetically accessible.