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A detailed understanding of the electronic structures of transition metal bis(dithiolene) centers is important in the context of their interesting redox, magnetic, and optical properties. The electronic structures of the series [M(mnt)2]n- (M = Fe - Zn; mnt = 1,2-S2C2(CN)2; n = 1, 2) were examined by a combination of photodetachment photoelectron(More)
A detailed understanding of the electronic structure of transition metal bis(dithiolene) complexes is important because of their interesting redox, magnetic, optical, and conducting properties and their relevance to enzymes containing molybdenum and tungsten bis(dithiolene) centers. The electronic structures of the bis(dithiolene) anions [M(mnt)(2)](n-) (M(More)
Photodetachment photoelectron spectroscopy was used to investigate the electronic structure of the doubly charged complexes [MIVO(mnt)2]2- (M = Mo, W; mnt = 1,2-dicyanoethenedithiolato). These dianions are stable in the gas phase and are minimal models for the active sites of the dimethyl sulfoxide reductase family of molybdenum enzymes and of related(More)
Two polyoxometalate Keggin-type anions, alpha-PM12O40(3-) (M = Mo, W), were transferred to the gas phase by electrospray; their electronic structure and stability were probed by photoelectron spectroscopy. These triply charged anions were found to be highly stable in the gas phase with large adiabatic electron detachment energies of 1.7 and 2.1 eV for M =(More)
The electronic structure of the mononuclear hydroxo MO3(OH)- and methoxo MO3(OCH3)- Group 6 oxometalate anions (M = Cr, Mo, and W) were examined by photodetachment photoelectron spectroscopy and electronic structure calculations at the density functional and CCSD(T) levels of theory. All of the anions exhibited high electron binding energies (>4.9 eV), with(More)
The anions [M(VI)O(O(2))(2)(OR)](-) and [M(VI)O(3)(OR)](-)(M = Cr, Mo, W; R = H, Me, Et, (n)Pr, (i)Pr) were transferred to the gas phase by the electrospray process. Their decomposition was examined by multistage mass spectrometry and collisional activation experiments. The molybdate and tungstate anions [M(VI)O(O(2))(2)(OR)](-) underwent parallel(More)
Two gas-phase catalytic cycles for the two-electron oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols were detected by multistage mass spectrometry experiments. A binuclear dimolybdate center [Mo(2)O(6)(OCHR(2))](-) acts as the catalyst in both these cycles. The first cycle proceeds via three steps: (1) reaction of [Mo(2)O(6)(OH)](-) with alcohol R(2)HCOH and(More)
Clamming up: The hexaphenolic compound cyclotricatechylene, which has a bowl-shaped cavity, forms clamlike pairs that encapsulate cations (see picture). Variable hydrogen bonding allows two linked cyclotricatechylene clamshells to be in a closed arrangement when smaller cations such Rb(+) or Cs(+) provide the clam meat, whereas larger cations such as NMe(4)(More)
This study examined the relationship between safe patient handling and quality of care measures. A comprehensive patient care ergonomics program included six elements. Using a retrospective observational design, 10 quality domains were compared before and after implementation of the program for 111 residents living on 24 units in six Veterans Administration(More)
The anionic heterocumulene SCCCN(-) was generated in the gas phase by collisional activation of the radical anion of 1,2-dicyanoethylenedithiolate. The mechanism of this reaction, as well as the structures of neutral and anionic products, was investigated by hybrid density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Dissociation to form SCCCN(-) and SCN is(More)