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Ab initio kinetics of the C2H2 + NH2 reaction: a revisited study

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This work provides a rigorous detailed kinetic study on the C2H2 + NH2 reaction in a wide range of conditions (T = 250–2000 K & P = 1–76000 Torr). In particular, the composite method W1U was used to construct the potential energy surface on which the kinetic behaviors were characterized within the state-of-the-art master equation/Rice–Ramsperger–Kassel–Marcus (ME/RRKM) framework. Corrections of the hindered internal rotation (HIR) treatment and quantum tunneling effect were included. A clear reaction mechanism shift with respect to both temperature and pressure was revealed via detailed kinetic and species analyses. In particular, bimolecular products (i.e., CH2[double bond, length as m-dash]C[double bond, length as m-dash]NH + H, CH[triple bond, length as m-dash]CNH2 + H, CH3CN + H, CH[triple bond, length as m-dash]C· + NH3 in the decreasing mole fraction order) can be formed directly from the reactants at high temperature and/or low pressure while they can be produced indirectly via intermediates (e.g., ·CH[double bond, length as m-dash]CHNH2(cis), ·CH[double bond, length as m-dash]CHNH2(trans), CH2[double bond, length as m-dash]C·NH2,…) at low temperature and/or high pressure. The calculated rate constants are in good agreement with the literature data from ab initio calculations without any adjustment; thus, the proposed temperature- and pressure-dependent rate constants, together with the thermodynamic data of the species involved, can be confidently used for modeling NH2-related systems under atmospheric and combustion conditions.

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The article was received on 22 Apr 2019, accepted on 08 Jul 2019 and first published on 09 Jul 2019

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02258A
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019,21, 17232-17239

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    Ab initio kinetics of the C2H2 + NH2 reaction: a revisited study

    T. V.-T. Mai and L. K. Huynh, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 17232
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02258A

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