Binding of Alkaline Earth Halide Ions MX+ to Benzene and Mesitylene

@inproceedings{and2000BindingOA,
  title={Binding of Alkaline Earth Halide Ions MX+ to Benzene and Mesitylene},
  author={Alexei Gapeev and and Robert C Dunbar},
  year={2000}
}
The binding energies of M+ and MX+ ions to benzene and mesitylene were measured by the radiative association kinetics approach in the Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) spectrometer, where M was Mg, Ca, or Sr and X was Cl or Br. MCl+ binds to the aromatic face roughly half again as strongly as the corresponding M+ ion. (For instance, 2.6 eV vs 1.6 eV for MgCl(benzene)+ vs Mg(benzene)+.) This is true for all three metals, although the absolute magnitude of the binding energy… CONTINUE READING