The gas phase protonation of SF5CF3, a potent new greenhouse gas recently discovered in stratospheric air samples, was studied by the joint application of mass spectrometric and ab initio theoretical methods. The reaction is essentially dissociative leading to the formation of HF, CF 4 and SF3+ as main fragmentation products. Consistent with collisionally activated dissociation (CAD) mass spectrometric results, theoretical calculations identified the loosely bounded ion-molecule complex [HF-SF4-CF3], I, as the most stable isomer on the [SF5CF3]H+ potential energy surface. The proton affinity of SF5CF3 estimated from FT-ICR 'bracketing' experiments was found to be 152.5 ± 3 kcal mol-1 which agrees with the values obtained from theoretical calculations at B3LYP and CCSD(T) levels of theory, 154.0 ± 3 and 153.4 ± 3 kcal mol-1, respectively. These results suggest that the basicity of SF5CF 3 is higher than that of atmospheric cations such as H 2O+; they need to be considered when evaluating the lifetime of SF5CF3 since it can be destroyed by proton transfer reactions. © The Owner Societies 2005.
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|Titolo:||Gas phase protonation of trifluoromethyl sulfur pentafluoride|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Citazione:||Gas phase protonation of trifluoromethyl sulfur pentafluoride / Pepi, Federico; Ricci, Andreina; Marco Di, Stefano; Marzio, Rosi. - In: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS. - ISSN 1463-9076. - 7:6(2005), pp. 1181-1186.|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|