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dc.contributor.authorFoster, Nichole Renee
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:01:25Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:01:25Z
dc.date.issued2001-08
dc.identifier.otherfoster_nichole_r_200108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/foster_nichole_r_200108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20208
dc.description.abstractGas phase complexes of chromium - coronene, niobium - coronene, niobium - pyrene, gadolinium - cyclooctatetraene and samarium - cyclooctatetraene are produced in a molecular beam using laser vaporization in a pulsed nozzle cluster source. Cation and neutral complexes are studied with time-of-flight mass spectrometry and mass-selected photodissociation. Clusters produced ranged from simple metal-organic adducts to metal-hydrocarbon and metal-carbide fragments. Mass spectrometry of Cr-coronene reveals formation of multi-decker sandwiches and a preference for binding to one side of the coronene molecule. Significant deviation from previously studied systems is observed for niobium - coronene and niobium - pyrene. Niobium is considerably more reactive with PAH species than other transition metals studied to date. Known solution phase sandwiches of Ln-cyclooctatetraene are also found to be produced as stable neutrals in the gas phase.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPAHs
dc.subjectCoronene
dc.subjectPyrene
dc.subjectCyclooctatetraene
dc.subjectTransition metals
dc.subjectLanthanide
dc.subjectCation-pi interactions
dc.subjectGas-phase
dc.subjectOrganometallic chemistry
dc.subjectInterstellar-medium
dc.subjectBenzene complexes
dc.subjectBinding-energies
dc.subjectSandwich structures
dc.subjectPhotodissociation
dc.titleLaser induced photodissociation studies of novel organometallic complexes
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentChemistry
dc.description.majorChemistry
dc.description.advisorMichael A. Duncan
dc.description.committeeMichael A. Duncan
dc.description.committeeJohn Stickney
dc.description.committeeI. Jonathan Amster


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