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Negative-ion formation in fluoroacetonitrile and chloroacetonitrile following low-energy electron impact

Hacaloğlu, Jale
Süzer, Sefik
Oster, Tatiana
Illenberger, Eugen
CH2ClCN and CH2FCN show resonances near 3 and 8 eV, similar to those previously observed in CH3CN. In addition, both compounds capture electrons within a narrow resonance at very low energy (< 1 eV). While in CH2ClCN this low-energy negative-ion state is exclusively associated with Cl− formation, in CH2FCN a variety of fragment ions (F−, CN−, CHCN−, CHFCN−, CFCN−) are observed.