R. Srinivas, D. Slzle, W. Koch, C.H. DePuy, H. Schwarz, "SiOH+/HSiO+ and SiOH*/HSiO*: gas-phase generation and characterization. A combined neutralization-reionization mass spectrometry and ab initio molecular orbital study," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 113:5970-5, 1991.

Helmut Schwarz (Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany): "The chemistry of silicon compounds and, in particular, an understanding of the anomalous distribution of atomic silicon in the ionosphere are viewed as fundamental problems in astrophysics and astrochemistry, with emphasis on the elucidation of chemical pathways from atomic silicon cations (Si+ (2P)) to neutral silicon-containing organic molecules. Over the last few years in this lab, we have repeatedly applied the technique of neutralization-reionization mass spectrometry to generate and characterize elusive neutral molecules by subjecting a beam of structurally characterized ions to a vertical electron transfer process in collision experiments. This technique permitted us not only to generate, inter alia, chemically and astrochemically interesting alkyne derivatives, but also...

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