Tian LH1, Meng JH, Wu XN, Zhao YX, Ding XL, He SG, Ma TM.
Chemistry. 2014 Jan 20;20(4):1167-75. doi: 10.1002/chem.201302705. Epub 2013 Dec 11.The activation of C-H bonds in alkanes is currently a hot research topic in chemistry. The atomic oxygen radical anion (O(-·)) is an important species in C-H activation. The mechanistic details of C-H activation by O(-·) radicals can be well understood by studying the reactions between O(-·) containing transition metal oxide clusters and alkanes. Here the reactivity of scandium oxide cluster anions toward n-butane was studied by using a high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometer coupled with a fast flow reactor. Read More