Photodissociation of Manganese Oxide Cluster Cations.

Title Photodissociation of Manganese Oxide Cluster Cations.
Authors J.H. Marks; T.B. Ward; M.A. Duncan
Journal J Phys Chem A
DOI 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b01441

Manganese oxide cluster cations are produced by laser vaporization in a pulsed nozzle source, and detected with time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The mass spectrum contains intense peaks for stoichiometries corresponding to (MnO)n+. Multiphoton photodissociation of these clusters yields smaller ions with the same stoichiometric ratio, either by sequential elimination of MnO units or by various fission processes with roughly equal efficiencies. Fragmentation of clusters containing excess oxygen also yields (MnO)n+ fragments. These apparently stable fragments are investigated further using density functional theory to determine their likely structures. The lowest energy structure for Mn2O2+ is found to be a planar ring, and those for Mn4O4+ and Mn6O6+ are cuboids. Mn3O3+ is predicted to have a six-membered ring structure and Mn5O5+ has a fused cube/ring configuration similar to the structure of the oxygen evolving center of Photosystem II. Open-shell, high spin configurations on individual manganese atoms couple anti-ferromagnetically and ferromagnetically to produce low-spin and high spin configurations on different sized clusters.

Citation J.H. Marks; T.B. Ward; M.A. Duncan.Photodissociation of Manganese Oxide Cluster Cations.. J Phys Chem A. 2018. doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.8b01441

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See more Manganese products. Manganese (atomic symbol: Mn, atomic number: 25) is a Block D, Group 7, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 54.938045. Manganese Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Manganese's shells is [2, 8, 13, 2] and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d5 4s2. The manganese atom has a radius of 127 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 197 pm. Manganese was first discovered by Torbern Olof Bergman in 1770 and first isolated by Johann Gottlieb Gahn in 1774. In its elemental form, manganese has a silvery metallic appearance. Elemental ManganeseIt is a paramagnetic metal that oxidizes easily in addition to being very hard and brittle. Manganese is found as a free element in nature and also in the minerals pyrolusite, braunite, psilomelane, and rhodochrosite. The name Manganese originates from the Latin word mangnes, meaning "magnet."

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