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Hydrogen-atom production channels of acetaldehyde photodissociation; Direct DFT molecular dynamics study

Kurosaki, Yuzuru

Direct density-functional (DFT) molecular-dynamics (MD) calculations have been carried out for the following two hydrogen atom production channels in acetaldehyde photodissociation on the lowest triplet-state (T$$_{1}$$) potential energy surface (PES): CD$$_{3}$$CHO$$rightarrow$$CD$$_{2}$$CHO+D(1); CD$$_{3}$$CHO$$rightarrow$$CD$$_{3}$$CO+H(2). The employed DFT method was B3LYP with the cc-pVDZ basis set. The average product hydrogen kinetic energies estimated from the results of the direct DFT MD calculations were 18.3 and 16.6 kcal mol$$^{-1}$$ for reactions 1 and 2, respectively, and these were half - two thirds of the previously measured values [Kang et al. Chem. Phys. Lett. 434 (2007) 6]. This is because of the low reverse barrier heights predicted at the B3LYP/cc-pVDZ level. The present results for the product hydrogen kinetic energies, however, agree qualitatively with the experimental measurements and strongly supports the mechanisms taking place on the T$$_{1}$$ PES.



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