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Dissection of the multichannel reaction of acetylene with atomic oxygen: from the global potential energy surface to rate coefficients and branching dynamics

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The O(3P) + C2H2 reaction is the first step in acetylene oxidation. The accurate kinetic data and the understanding of the reaction dynamics is of great importance. To this end, a full-dimensional global potential energy surface (PES) for the ground triplet state of the O(3P) + C2H2 reaction is constructed based on approximately 85 000 ab initio points calculated at the level of explicitly correlated unrestricted coupled cluster single, double, and perturbative triple excitations with the explicitly correlated polarized valence triple zeta basis set (UCCSD(T)-F12b/VTZ-F12). The PES is fit using the permutation invariant polynomial-neural network (PIP-NN) approach with a total root mean square error of 0.21 kcal mol−1. The key topographic features of the PES, including multiple potential wells and saddle points along different reaction pathways, are well represented by this fit PES. The kinetics and dynamics of the O(3P) + C2H2 reaction are investigated using the quasi-classical trajectory (QCT) method. The calculated rate coefficients are in good agreement with experimental data over a wide temperature range, especially when the temperature is lower than 1500 K. The product branch ratio has also been determined, which indicates the H + HCCO channel as the dominant reaction pathway at 298–3000 K, accounting for 80–90% of the overall rate coefficient, in agreement with experimental observations. The dynamics of the reaction is analyzed in detail.

Graphical abstract: Dissection of the multichannel reaction of acetylene with atomic oxygen: from the global potential energy surface to rate coefficients and branching dynamics

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The article was received on 16 Nov 2018, accepted on 10 Dec 2018 and first published on 10 Dec 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP07084A
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019,21, 1408-1416

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    Dissection of the multichannel reaction of acetylene with atomic oxygen: from the global potential energy surface to rate coefficients and branching dynamics

    J. Zuo, Q. Chen, X. Hu, H. Guo and D. Xie, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 1408
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP07084A

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