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dc.contributor.authorGracia, L.
dc.contributor.authorSambrano, JR
dc.contributor.authorSafont, V. S.
dc.contributor.authorCalatayud, M.
dc.contributor.authorBeltran, A.
dc.contributor.authorAndres, J.
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Chemistry A. Washington: Amer Chemical Soc, v. 107, n. 17, p. 3107-3120, 2003.
dc.description.abstractThe complex reaction between VO2+ ((1)A(1)/(3)A) and C2H4 (Ag-1(g)/(3)A(1)) to yield VO+ ((1)Delta/(3)Sigma) and CH3CHO ('A'/(3)A) has been studied by means of B3LYP/6-31G* and B3LYP/6-311G(2d,p) calculations. The structures of all reactants, products, intermediates, and transition structures of this reaction have been optimized and characterized at the fundamental singlet and first excited triplet electronic states. Crossing points are localized, and possible spin inversion processes are discussed by means of the intrinsic reaction coordinate approach. Relevant stationary points along the most favorable reaction pathways have been studied at the CCSD/6-311G(2d,p)//B3LYP/6-311G(2d,p) calculation level. The theoretical results allow the development of thermodynamic and kinetic arguments about the reaction pathways of the title process. In the singlet state, the first step is the barrierless obtention of a reactant complex associated with the formation of a V-C bond, while in the triplet state a three-membered ring addition complex with the V bonded to the two C atoms is obtained. Similar behavior is found in the exit channels: the product complexes can be formed from isolated products without barriers. The reactant and product complexes are the most stable stationary points in the singlet and triplet electronic states. From the singlet state reactant complex, two reaction pathways are posssible to reach the triplet state product complex. (i) A mechanism in which a hydrogen transfer process is the first and rate limiting step and the second step is an oxygen transfer between vanadium and carbon atoms with a concomitant change in the spin state. The crossing point between singlet and triplet spin states is not kinetically relevant because it takes place at a later stage occurring in the exit channel. (ii) A mechanism in which the first stage renders a four-membered ring between vanadyl cation and the ethylene fragment and an oxygencarbon bond is formed; on going from this minimum to the second transition structure, associated with a carbon-vanadium bond breaking process, the crossing point between singlet and triplet spin states is reached. The final step is the hydrogen transfer between both carbon atoms to yield the product complex. In this case the spin change opens a lower barrier pathway. The transition structures with larger values of relative energies for both reactive channels of VO2+ ((1)A(1)) + C2H4 (Ag-1) --> VO+ ((3)Sigma) + CH3CHO ((1)A') present similar energies, and the two reaction pathways can be considered as competitive.en
dc.publisherAmer Chemical Soc
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Physical Chemistry A
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.titleTheoretical study on the molecular mechanism for the reaction of VO2+ with C2H4en
dcterms.rightsHolderAmer Chemical Soc
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Jaume 1
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.affiliationUniv Jaume 1, Dept Ciencies Expt, Castellon de La Plana 12080, Spain
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Matemat, BR-17033360 Bauru, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Matemat, BR-17033360 Bauru, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Ciências, Baurupt
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