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Quasi-classical trajectory study of the dynamics of the Cl + CH4 → HCl + CH3 reaction

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Abstract

We present an on-the-fly classical trajectory study of the Cl + CH4 → HCl + CH3 reaction using a specific reaction parameter (SRP) AM1 Hamiltonian that was previously optimized for the Cl + ethane reaction [S. J. Greaves et al., J. Phys Chem A, 2008, 112, 9387]. The SRP-AM1 Hamiltonian is shown to be a good model for the potential energy surface of the title reaction. Calculated differential cross sections, obtained from trajectories propagated with the SRP-AM1 Hamiltonian compare favourably with experimental results for this system. Analysis of the vibrational modes of the methyl radical shows different scattering distributions for ground and vibrationally excited products.

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The article was received on 29 Nov 2010, accepted on 07 Apr 2011 and first published on 13 May 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP02694H
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 11438-11445
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    Quasi-classical trajectory study of the dynamics of the Cl + CH4 → HCl + CH3 reaction

    S. J. Greaves, R. A. Rose, F. Abou-Chahine, D. R. Glowacki, D. Troya and A. J. Orr-Ewing, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 11438
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CP02694H

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