Title

Spectroscopic evidence for donor-induced formation of nitrosonium in acidified solutions of alkyl nitrites

Abstract

The "donor-induced" generation of nitrosonium cation in acidified solutions of alkyl nitrites in dichloromethane is demonstrated spectroscopically. Electron-rich organic molecules, including polymethylbenzenes and thioethers, affect the donor-induced release of nitrosonium as the corresponding electron donor-acceptor complex [donor, NO+]. These complexes are spectrally identified using a combination of UV-vis and IR spectroscopy. The almost quantitative formation of the [donor, NO+] EDA complex with hexamethylbenzene and butyl sulfide as donors is verified with UV-vis spectroscopy.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1081/SL-100001448

Keywords

Alkyl nitrites, IR, Nitrosonium, UV-vis

Publication Date

12-1-2001

Journal Title

Spectroscopy Letters

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