An Ab Initio Study of the Reaction Mechanism of Co++NH3 Taketsugu, Tetsuya Gordon, Mark Gordon, Mark
dc.contributor.department Ames Laboratory
dc.contributor.department Chemistry 2018-02-17T07:48:07.000 2020-06-30T01:19:16Z 2020-06-30T01:19:16Z Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1997 1997-05-01
dc.description.abstract <p>To investigate the mechanism for N–H bond activation by a transition metal, the reactions of Co+(3F,5F) with NH3 have been studied with complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF), multireference configuration interaction (MR-SDCI), and multireference many body perturbation theory (MRMP) wave functions, using both effective core potential and all-electron methods. Upon their initial approach, the reactants yield an ion–molecule complex, CoNH+3(3E,5A2,5A1), with retention of C3ν symmetry. The Co+=NH3 binding energies are estimated to be 49 (triplet) and 45 (quintet) kcal/mol. Subsequently, the N–H bond is activated, leading to an intermediate complex H–Co–NH+2 (C2ν symmetry), through a three-center transition state with an energy barrier of 56–60 (triplet) and 70–73 (quintet) kcal/mol. The energy of H–Co–NH+2, relative to that of CoNH+3, is estimated to be 60 to 61 (triplet) and 44 (quintet) kcal/mol. However, the highest levels of theory employed here (including dynamic correlation corrections) suggest that the triplet intermediate HCoNH+2 may not exist as a minimum on the potential energy surface. Following Co–N or H–Co bond cleavage, the complexH–Co–NH+2 leads to HCo++NH2 or H+CoNH+2. Both channels (triplet and quintet) are found to be endothermic by 54–64 kcal/mol.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>The following article appeared in <em>Journal of Chemical Physics</em> 106 (1997): 8504, and may be found at doi:<a href="" target="_blank">10.1063/1.474058</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Chemistry
dc.subject.keywords Reaction mechanisms
dc.subject.keywords Activation energies
dc.subject.keywords Chemical reaction theory
dc.subject.keywords Configuration interaction
dc.subject.keywords Many body problems
dc.title An Ab Initio Study of the Reaction Mechanism of Co++NH3
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