A. L. May
S. R. Campagna
- Structure and Stability of Phenoxide and Fluorophenoxide Anions Investigated with Infrared Multiple-Photon Dissociation and Detachment Spectroscopy and Tandem Mass Spectrometry
- The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
- Volume | Issue number
- 118 | 37
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS)
The gas-phase infrared multiple-photon dissociation and detachment (IRMPD) vibrational action spectra of the unsubstituted phenoxide anion and a series of fluorine- and trifluoromethyl-substituted phenoxide anions in the spectral region between 600 and 1800 cm(-1) are presented along with density functional theory (DFT) harmonic vibrational frequency calculations to establish the characteristic vibrations of the phenoxide functionality. The fluorophenoxide anions studied include the conjugate bases of o-, m-, and p-fluorophenol (C6H4FO-) as well as o-, m-, and p-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluorocresol (CF3C6H4O-). The influence of the substituent on the characteristic vibrational frequencies is interpreted in terms of inductive and resonance shifts. In addition to the dissociation induced by infrared multiple-photon excitation, the electron detachment is also shown to play an important role in the decomposition of the unsubstituted phenoxide. It is demonstrated that the amount of electron detachment relative to dissociation is strongly mitigated by fluorination, and interpretations aided by DFT energy calculations suggest this is primarily due to the increased availability of low-energy dissociation pathways in the substituted phenoxides. Collision-induced dissociation (CID) mass spectrometry of the parent ions is used to estimate relative energies of the dissociation processes, and particular fragmentation motifs are elucidated. In particular, overall HF and CO losses provide facile decomposition pathways, yielding interesting fragment ions such as C6H- or C3H2FO- from the CF3C6H4O- parent anions.
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