Ireneusz Janik

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Hydroxyl radical footprinting is a valuable technique for studying protein structure, but care must be taken to ensure that the protein does not unfold during the labeling process due to oxidative damage. Footprinting methods based on submicrosecond laser photolysis of peroxide that complete the labeling process faster than the protein can unfold have been(More)
The decadic extinction coefficient of the hydrated electron is reported for the absorption maximum from room temperature to 380 degrees C. The extinction coefficient is established by relating the transient absorption of the hydrated electrons in the presence of a scavenger to the concentration of stable product produced in the same experiment. Scavengers(More)
We present the design and characteristics of an ultrathin flow cell optimized for vacuum ultraviolet transmission spectroscopy experiments on supercritical fluids. The cell operates satisfactorily at pressures up to 300 bar and temperatures up to 390 °C. The variable path length concept of the cell allows for optical transmission studies of analytes ranging(More)
The rate constants for the reactions of phenol with the hydroxyl radical (OH*) in water have been measured from room temperature to 380 degrees C using electron pulse radiolysis and transient absorption spectroscopy. The reaction scheme designed to fit the data shows the importance of an equilibrium, giving back reactants (OH* radical and phenol) from the(More)
Vibrational properties of the superoxide radical anion (O2(-●) in liquid water have been experimentally investigated for the first time. The stretching frequency, its shift from the gas-phase to aqueous solution, anharmonicity constant, and the Raman bandwidths provide an insight into the radical-water interactions and the hydration cage. In view of the(More)
The time-resolved Raman observation of a prototype of the hetero-atom three electron bonds (-X-OH) that often form on encounter of the OH radical with chemical species in water is reported. In spite of their wide chemical and biochemical importance, no experimental structural information exists, thus far, on any such bond in solution or in the gas phase.(More)
The reaction of the H* atom with O2, giving the hydroperoxyl HO2* radical, has been investigated in pressurized water up to 350 degrees C using pulse radiolysis and deep-UV transient absorption spectroscopy. The reaction rate behavior is highly non-Arrhenius, with near diffusion-limited behavior at room temperature, increasing to a near constant limiting(More)
Gas phase studies of dissociative electron attachment to simple alkyl (CF(3)SO(3)CH(3)) and aryl (C(6)H(5)SO(3)CF(3) and CF(3)SO(3)C(6)H(4)CH(3)) triflates, model molecules of nonionic photoacid generators for modern lithographic applications, were performed. The fragmentation pathways under electron impact below 10 eV were identified by means of crossed(More)
The mechanism for acid production in phenolic extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography films containing triphenylsulfonium triflate (Ph(3)S(+)TfO(-)) acid generator has been investigated by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and by use of the acid indicator coumarin 6 (C6). Gamma radiolysis was substituted for the EUV radiation with the(More)