Rutkowski PX1, Zink JI.
Inorg Chem. 2009 Feb 16;48(4):1655-60. doi: 10.1021/ic802138p.Pulsed laser excitation of bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionato)copper(II) (Cu(TMHD)(2)) in the gas phase produced neutral gaseous copper atoms and nanoparticulate copper deposits on substrates. Copper atoms were formed by the complete dissociation of the ligands from the metal. Time of flight mass spectrometry and resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization spectroscopy were used to study the details of this reaction and led to the discovery of other gaseous fragments that were produced by incomplete fragmentation of the ligands including monoligated species and coordinated ligand fragments. Read More