Formation of the heterocumulene anion SCCCN(-) by a cyano migration from the radical anion of 1,2-dicyanoethylenedithiolate.

Abstract

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 proposed to occur by a radical directed cyano migration reaction, with calculations suggesting this is the lowest energy fragmentation pathway available to the precursor anion. In contrast, the even-electron protonated 1,2-dicyanoethylenedithiolate anion fragmented by loss of HCN.

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@article{Waters2004FormationOT, title={Formation of the heterocumulene anion SCCCN(-) by a cyano migration from the radical anion of 1,2-dicyanoethylenedithiolate.}, author={Tom Waters and Stephen James Blanksby and Lianyi Zhang and Richard A J O'Hair}, journal={Organic & biomolecular chemistry}, year={2004}, volume={2 2}, pages={190-4} }