Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics of the SN2 reaction Cl- + Cl2CH2

M. Pagliai, Simone Raugei, G. Cardini, V. Schettino

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Ab initio molecular dynamics calculations are reported for the SN2 reaction Cl- + Cl2CH2. By inspection of the electronic distribution along the reaction profile the formation of a weak H-bond with the incoming chloride ion is demonstrated. It has also been found that the recently proposed HCTH functional gives a suitable semi-quantitative description of this reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4870-4873
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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