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Title: Communication: Identification of daughter ions through their electronic spectroscopy at low temperature

We present experimental results on photofragmentation of cooled fragments issued from the photofragmentation of cold parent ions. The cooling of the daughter ions at a few K allows its characterization not only through its fragmentation pattern but also through its well resolved electronic spectroscopy. The proof of principle of the method is demonstrated on the photofragment resulting from C{sub α}–C{sub β} bond rupture in protonated tyrosine (TyrH{sup +}). The analysis of the daughter ion (m/z 108) photofragmentation spectrum is in agreement with the proposed mechanism implying a proton transfer to the phenyl ring as the first step of the fragmentation mechanism of TyrH{sup +}.
Authors:
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  1. Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, PIIM, UMR-7345, Marseille Cedex 20 (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22436528
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 141; Journal Issue: 13; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; IONS; PROTONS; SPECTRA; SPECTROSCOPY; TYROSINE