Martín-Sómer, Ana
Yáñez, Manuel
Gaigeot, Marie-Pierre
Spezia, Riccardo
Unimolecular
Fragmentation Induced By Low-Energy Collision:
Statistically or Dynamically Driven?
By
combining chemical dynamics simulations and RRKM statistical
theory we have characterized collision induced dissociation (CID)
mechanisms of [M(formamide)]<sup>2+</sup> ions (M = Ca, Sr) at different
timescales, from few femtoseconds to microseconds. Chemical dynamics
simulations account for the short-time and dynamically driven reactivity,
such as impulsive collision mechanism for formamide neutral loss.
From the simulations, we also got the amounts of energy transferred
during the collision and, especially important, the vibrational and
rotational energy distributions of the ions that did not react during
the simulation time length of 2.5 ps. These internal energy distributions
were in turn used in combination with RRKM theory to estimate the
rate constants of the possible reactive pathways. Hence, we performed
a statistical analysis of the CID dynamics accounting for the long-time
and statistical reactivity (i.e., through an IVR mechanism). This
multiscale approach allowed us to account for all the products observed
in the CID experimental spectra of [Ca(formamide)]<sup>2+</sup> and
[Sr(formamide)]<sup>2+</sup> doubly charged cations, as well as the
differences between them.
simulation time length;Unimolecular Fragmentation Induced;energy distributions;mechanism;reactivity;CID dynamics accounting;Sr;chemical dynamics simulations;chemical dynamics simulations account;IVR;RRKM
2014-11-20
https://acs.figshare.com/articles/journal_contribution/Unimolecular_Fragmentation_Induced_By_Low_Energy_Collision_Statistically_or_Dynamically_Driven_/2233510

10.1021/jp5076059.s001