Journal article

Gas-Phase Synthesis of [Ag4H]( ) and its mediation of the C-C coupling of allyl bromide

GN Khairallah, RAJ O'Hair

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2005


Collision-induced dissociation (CID) of silver-amino acid clusters results in the formation of the silver hydride cluster [Ag H] , which mediates C-C bond coupling of allyl bromide (see scheme). Energy-resolved CID experiments reveal that the product is 1,5-hexadiene and suggest analogies between the chemistry of the clusters and that of silver surfaces and nanoparticles. 4 +