Ab initio studies of ClOx reactions. VII. Isomers of Cl2O3 and their roles in the ClO + OClO reaction

R. S. Zhu, Ming-Chang Lin*

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The kinetics and mechanism for the reaction of ClO with OClO were investigated at the G2M(CC2)//B3LYP/6-311+G(3df) level of theory in conjunction with statistical rate constant calculations. Nine stable isomers of Cl2O3 were located and their roles in the ClO+OClO reaction were elucidated. The pressure and temperature dependent rate constants experimentally determined for the association of reaction ClO+OClO→ClOCl(O)O could be reasonably accounted for theoretically. At lower temperatures (200-500 K), the formation of ClOCl(O)O is dominant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8645-8655
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - 15 May 2003

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