Negative ion formation by low energy electron attachment to gas-phase 5-nitrouracil

Ptasińska, Sylwia; Alizadeh, Elahe; Sulzer, Philipp; Abouaf, Robert; Mason, Nigel J.; Märk, Tilmann D. and Scheier, Paul (2008). Negative ion formation by low energy electron attachment to gas-phase 5-nitrouracil. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 277(1-3) pp. 291–295.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijms.2008.06.008

Abstract

Dissociative electron attachment (DEA) to gas phase 5-nitrouracil (5NU) is studied using a double focusing sector field mass spectrometer and a hemispherical electron monochromator (HEM) combined with a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS). Besides the formation of the long-lived parent anion 5NU−, low energy electron impact (<20 eV) leads to a number of anionic fragments. The ion yield for all observed negative ions has been recorded as a function of the incident electron energy. The most dominant negative ion observed was (5NU–NO2)−, which is produced directly in the ion source and also weakly as a product of a metastable decay of 5NU−. These experiments were supported by quantum chemical calculations based on the density functional theory to calculate the electrostatic potential and molecular orbitals.

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  • 15142
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  • Journal Item
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  • 1387-3806
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  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Studies in radiation damage to DNA and its component biomolecules &nbsp;LSI Fellowship Dr Sylwia PtasinskaEP/D067138/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
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  • Keywords
  • electron attachment; dissociative electron attachment; radiosensitizers
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  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
    Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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  • Physics
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  • Astrid Peterkin

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