The CH3O2+ product ion of the thermal energy reaction between O2+ and CH4 has been studied in reaction with a number of neutral molecules. The reactivity pattern demonstrates very convincingly that the structure of the ion is methylene hydroperoxy cation, CH2OOH+, in contrast to previous reports that the ion is protonated formic acid, HC(OH)2+ or HC(O)OH2+. From these and other data the heat of formation of this ion is determined to be between 182 and 188 kcal/mol.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1986|