The fragmentation of doubly charged methanol

Bernard Treves Brown, J. H D Eland, B. J. Treves-Brown

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    Doubly charged methanol ions formed by photoionization at vacuum ultraviolet wavelengths decay mainly by fast charge separation along a large number of pathways. The major reactions involve sequential, not concerted processes, with little hydrogen scrambling. The species CH2OH2+ and CHOH2+ are observed as relatively long-lived intermediates with mean lifetimes between 10 and 100 ns. © 1992.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-176
    Number of pages9
    JournalInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 1992


    • charge separation reactions
    • ion fragmentation mechanisms
    • methanol ions
    • PEPIPICO spectra


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