Fang Z1, Thanthiriwatte KS1, Dixon DA1, Andrews L2, Wang X2,3.
Inorg Chem. 2016 Feb 15;55(4):1702-14. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02619. Epub 2016 Jan 27.Reactions of laser ablated cerium atoms with hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen and oxygen mixtures diluted in argon and condensed at 4 K produced the Ce(OH)3 and Ce(OH)2 molecules and Ce(OH)2(+) cation as major products. Additional minor products were identified as the Ce(OH)4, HCeO, and OCeOH molecules. These new species were identified from their matrix infrared spectra with D2O2, D2, and (18)O2 isotopic substitution and correlating observed frequencies with values calculated by density functional theory. Read More