Identification of the Water Amidogen Radical Complex Academic Article uri icon


  • The water amidogen radical complex (H(2)O-NH(2)) is a reactive intermediate in the atmospheric oxidation of ammonia by a hydroxyl radical. In the present study, we identify for the first time the H(2)O-NH(2) complex using matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy. We corroborate our experimental findings with high level coupled cluster ab initio calculations.

publication date

  • February 4, 2009