Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

July 1987


Published in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 5(4) Jul/Aug 1987. Copyright © 1987 American Vacuum Society. Used by permission. For free online abstracts, see


The ionic and neutral decomposition of gaseous ferrocene, 1, 1'-dichloroferrocene and 1, 1', 2,2'- tetrachloroferrocene, has been investigated via photon and electron induced ionization mass spectroscopy. The thermodynamic cycle incorporating the ionic and neutral fragments of ferrocene has been constructed. Elimination reactions in the decomposition of the dichloroferrocene and tetrachloroferrocenes have been identified.

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