Ab initio kinetics of the C2H2 + NH2 reaction: a revisited study
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., CH2CNH + H, CHCNH2 + H, CH3CN + H, CHC· + 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., ·CHCHNH2(cis), ·CHCHNH2(trans), CH2C·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.