Nonexistent electron affinity of OCS and the stabilization of carbonyl sulfide anions by gas phase hydration

Eric Surber, S. P. Ananthavel, Andrei Sanov

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Abstract

The formation of the [(OCS)n(H2O)k]-- (n≥1,n+k≥2) cluster ions was followed. OCS-·H2O was found to be the most interesting species in view of the near absence of the seemingly simpler OCS- in the same ion source. The presence of the monohydrated anions was attribued to the stabilization of OCS- by hydration and served as unambiguous proof that the intra-cluster formation of OCS- monomers is part of the [(OCS)n(H2O)k]- dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1920-1929
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume116
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2002

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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