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Title: Formation of Au and tetrapyridyl porphyrin complexes in superfluid helium
Authors: Feng, Cheng
Latimer, Elspeth
Spence, Daniel
Al Hindawi, Aula M. A. A.
Bullen, Shem
Boatwright, Adrian
Ellis, Andrew M.
Yang, Shengfu
First Published: 4-Jun-2015
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17 (26), pp. 16699-16704
Abstract: Binary clusters containing a large organic molecule and metal atoms have been formed by the co-addition of 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-pyridyl)porphyrin (H2TPyP) molecules and gold atoms to superfluid helium nanodroplets, and the resulting complexes were then investigated by electron impact mass spectrometry. In addition to the parent ion H2TPyP yields fragments mainly from pyrrole, pyridine and methylpyridine ions because of the stability of their ring structures. When Au is co-added to the droplets the mass spectra are dominated by H2TPyP fragment ions with one or more Au atoms attached. We also show that by switching the order in which Au and H2TPyP are added to the helium droplets, different types of H2TPyP-Au complexes are clearly evident from the mass spectra. This study suggests a new route for the control over the growth of metal-organic compounds inside superfluid helium nanodroplets.
DOI Link: 10.1039/c5cp01844g
ISSN: 1463-9076
eISSN: 1463-9084
Links: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/CP/C5CP01844G#!divAbstract
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/33030
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015, Royal Society of Chemistry. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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