Excited-state proton transfer in neutral microsolvent clusters: α-naphthol·(NH3)n

Ori Cheshnovsky, Samuel Leutwyler

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Efficient excited-state proton transfer was detected by a combination of laser spectroscopic techniques (laser-induced fluorescence, resonant two-photon ionization) in neutral microsolvent clusters α-naphthol·(NH3)n, which were synthesized and cooled in supersonic expansions. Excited-state zwitterions α-naphtholate-·(NH3)n·H+ are formed for n ≥ 4, but not for n = 1-3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Nov 1985


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