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Benzyl alcohol

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Gas phase ion energetics data

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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Data evaluated as indicated in comments:
HL - Edward P. Hunter and Sharon G. Lias

Data compiled as indicated in comments:
B - John E. Bartmess
LBLHLM - Sharon G. Lias, John E. Bartmess, Joel F. Liebman, John L. Holmes, Rhoda D. Levin, and W. Gary Mallard
LLK - Sharon G. Lias, Rhoda D. Levin, and Sherif A. Kafafi
RDSH - Henry M. Rosenstock, Keith Draxl, Bruce W. Steiner, and John T. Herron
LL - Sharon G. Lias and Joel F. Liebman

View reactions leading to C7H8O+ (ion structure unspecified)

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Proton affinity (review)778.3kJ/molN/AHunter and Lias, 1998HL
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Gas basicity748.0kJ/molN/AHunter and Lias, 1998HL

Ionization energy determinations

IE (eV) Method Reference Comment
8.26 ± 0.05EISelim, Rabbih, et al., 1987LBLHLM
8.37EIRussell, Freiser, et al., 1983LBLHLM
9.0 ± 0.1EIGilbert, Leach, et al., 1973LLK
9.14 ± 0.05EIPignataro, Foffani, et al., 1966RDSH
9.23PEBallard, Jones, et al., 1987Vertical value; LBLHLM
9.53PEDeshmukh, Dutta, et al., 1982Vertical value; LBLHLM
9.23PEEck, Schweig, et al., 1978Vertical value; LLK
9.11PEBenoit and Harrison, 1977Vertical value; LLK

Appearance energy determinations

Ion AE (eV) Other Products MethodReferenceComment
C5H3+15.49 ± 0.09OH+C2H4EISelim, Rabbih, et al., 1989LL
C5H3+16.86 ± 0.11H2O+H+C2H2EISelim, Rabbih, et al., 1989LL
C6H7+10.33 ± 0.06CHOEISelim, Rabbih, et al., 1987, 2LBLHLM
C6H7+10.67CO+HEIRussell, Freiser, et al., 1983LBLHLM
C6H7+10.9CHO?EIHarrison, Haynes, et al., 1965RDSH
C7H6+11.71 ± 0.06H2OEISelim, Rabbih, et al., 1987, 3LBLHLM
C7H7+11.76 ± 0.07OHEISelim, Rabbih, et al., 1987, 2LBLHLM
C7H7+11.7OHEIMeyerson, Rylander, et al., 1959RDSH
C7H7O+10.46 ± 0.06HEISelim, Rabbih, et al., 1987LBLHLM
C7H7O+10.03HEIRussell, Freiser, et al., 1983LBLHLM

De-protonation reactions

C7H7O- + Hydrogen cation = Benzyl alcohol

By formula: C7H7O- + H+ = C7H8O

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Deltar1548. ± 8.8kJ/molG+TSBartmess, Scott, et al., 1979gas phase; value altered from reference due to change in acidity scale; B
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Deltar1520. ± 8.4kJ/molIMREBartmess, Scott, et al., 1979gas phase; value altered from reference due to change in acidity scale; B


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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Hunter and Lias, 1998
Hunter, E.P.; Lias, S.G., Evaluated Gas Phase Basicities and Proton Affinities of Molecules: An Update, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 1998, 27, 3, 413-656, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.556018 . [all data]

Selim, Rabbih, et al., 1987
Selim, E.T.; Rabbih, M.A.; Fahmey, M.A., M and [M-1]+ ions formed for benzyl alcohol, benzyl amine and benzyl cyanide, Org. Mass Spectrom., 1987, 22, 381. [all data]

Russell, Freiser, et al., 1983
Russell, D.H.; Freiser, B.S.; McBay, E.H.; Canada, D.C., The structure of decomposing [C7H7O]+ ions: Benzyl versus tropylium ion structures, Org. Mass Spectrom., 1983, 18, 474. [all data]

Gilbert, Leach, et al., 1973
Gilbert, J.R.; Leach, W.P.; Miller, J.R., Ionisation appearance potential measurements in arene chromium tricarbonyls, J. Organomet. Chem., 1973, 49, 219. [all data]

Pignataro, Foffani, et al., 1966
Pignataro, S.; Foffani, A.; Innorta, G.; Distefano, G., Molecular structural effects on the ionization potentials for metasubstituted aromatic compounds and for compounds of the type X-CH2-R, Z. Physik. Chem. (Frankfurt), 1966, 49, 291. [all data]

Ballard, Jones, et al., 1987
Ballard, R.E.; Jones, J.; Read, D.; Inchley, A.; Cranmer, M., He(I) photoelectron studies of liquids and gases, Chem. Phys. Lett., 1987, 137, 125. [all data]

Deshmukh, Dutta, et al., 1982
Deshmukh, P.; Dutta, T.K.; Hwang, J.L.-S.; Housecroft, C.E.; Fehlner, T.P., Photoelectron spectroscopic measurements of the relative charge on carbyne fragments bound to polynuclear cobalt carbonyl clusters, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1982, 104, 1740. [all data]

Eck, Schweig, et al., 1978
Eck, V.; Schweig, A.; Vermeer, H., The ultraviolet photoelectron spectrum of o-benzoquinone methide, Tetrahedron Lett., 1978, 27, 2433. [all data]

Benoit and Harrison, 1977
Benoit, F.M.; Harrison, A.G., Predictive value of proton affinity. Ionization energy correlations involving oxygenated molecules, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1977, 99, 3980. [all data]

Selim, Rabbih, et al., 1989
Selim, E.T.M.; Rabbih, M.A.; Fahmey Ahmad, M.A.; Shalbi, A.S., Energetic study of [C5H3]+ fragment ion produced from some benzyl derivatives, Arab Gulf J. Sci. Res., 1989, 7, 53. [all data]

Selim, Rabbih, et al., 1987, 2
Selim, E.T.M.; Rabbih, M.A.; Fahmey, M.A., A mass spectrometric study of [C7H7]+ and [C6H7]+ fragment ions obtained from benzyl alcohol, benzyl amine and benzyl cyanide, Egypt. J. Phys., 1987, 18, 37. [all data]

Harrison, Haynes, et al., 1965
Harrison, A.G.; Haynes, P.; McLean, S.; Meyer, F., The mass spectra of methyl-substituted cyclopentadienes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1965, 87, 5099. [all data]

Selim, Rabbih, et al., 1987, 3
Selim, E.T.; Rabbih, M.A.; Rezk, A.M.H.; Fahmey, M.A., Energetics of [C7H6]+ fragment ion using electron impact technique, Indian J. Pure Appl. Phys., 1987, 25, 451. [all data]

Meyerson, Rylander, et al., 1959
Meyerson, S.; Rylander, P.N.; Eliel, E.L.; McCollum, J.D., Organic ions in the gas phase. VII. Tropylium ion from benzyl chloride and benzyl alcohol, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1959, 81, 2606. [all data]

Bartmess, Scott, et al., 1979
Bartmess, J.E.; Scott, J.A.; McIver, R.T., Jr., The gas phase acidity scale from methanol to phenol, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1979, 101, 6047. [all data]


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