Critical size for intracluster proton transfer from water to an anion Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Proton transfer (PT) is a fundamental process in solution chemistry and in biology and has been the subject of numerous studies.[1, 2] In the past several decades, studies of proton transfer have been pursued in the gas phase to understand the nature of acidity in small microscopic systems and nanometric confined geometries.[3] Kebarle and co-workers have pioneered these studies using high-pressure mass spectrometry (HPMS).[4, 5] By measuring the relative concentrations of protonated donor and acceptor species at …

publication date

  • January 1, 2008