Mixed quantum-classical reaction path dynamics of C2H 5F → C2H4 + HF
A mixed quantum-classical method for calculating product energy partitioning based on a reaction path Hamiltonian is presented and applied to HF elimination from fluoroethane. The goal is to describe the effect of the potential energy release on the product energies using a simple model of quantized transverse vibrational modes coupled to a classical reaction path via the path curvature. Calculations of the minimum energy path were done at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2d,2p) and MP2/6-311++G** levels of theory, followed by energy-partitioning dynamics calculations. The results for the final HF vibrational state distribution were found to be in good qualitative agreement with both experimental studies and quasiclassical trajectory simulations. © 2008 American Chemical Society.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Stopera, C., Bladow, L., Thweatt, W., & Page, M. (2008). Mixed quantum-classical reaction path dynamics of C2H 5F → C2H4 + HF. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Retrieved from https://ir.una.edu/chem_facpub/11