Low energy electron attachment to CH3CN

Wolfgang Sailer, Pelc Andrzej , Paulo Manuel Assis Loureiro Limão-vieira, Nigel J. Mason, Limtrakul Jumras , Paul Scheier, Michael Probst, Tilmann D. Mark

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Low energy electron attachment cross sections for acetonitrile (CH3CN) are reported in the energy range from about 0 up to 10 eV determined with an energy resolution of 140 meV. Electron attachment is shown to be a purely dissociative process with the production of the five anionic fragments: CH2CN−, CHCN−, CCN−, CN− and CH3− observed in two energy regions, the first between 1 and 4 eV, the second in excess of 6 eV. Quantum chemical and trajectory calculations have been carried out to complement the experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-222
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2003


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