Microsolvation effect on chemical reactivity: The case of the Cl-+CH3Br SN2 reaction

Simone Raugei, Gianni Cardini, Vincenzo Schettino

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Abstract

The theory of molecular dynamics was used for the investigation of microsolvation of the SN2 reaction Cl-+CH3Br of water. The energy profile and thermal effects of water molecule are discussed. The analysis showed the importance of hydrogen bonds in terms of localized electron density between chloride ion and the water molecule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4089-4098
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume114
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2001

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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