Experimental determination of the gas phase proton affinities of the conjugate base anions of 2-iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX) and 2-iodosobenzoic acid (IBA)
Tom Waters, Jack Boulton, Timothy Clark, Michael J Gallen, Craig M Williams, Richard AJ O'Hair
ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2008
The gas phase anion proton affinities of the periodinane anions IBX- and IBA- were examined using mass spectrometry-based experiments, and estimated as 1300 +/- 25 and 1390 +/- 10 kJ mol(-1), respectively. The experimental results were supported by theoretical calculations, which yielded proton affinities of 1336 and 1392 kJ mol(-1) for IBX- and IBA- respectively, at the B3LYP/aug-cc-PVDZ level of theory.