: The reaction between the ground-state hydroxyl radical, OH(2Π), and ethylene, C2H4, has been investigated under single-collision conditions by the crossed molecular beam scattering technique with mass-spectrometric detection and time-of-flight analysis at the collision energy of 50.4 kJ/mol. Electronic structure calculations of the underlying potential energy surface (PES) and statistical Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) calculations of product branching fractions on the derived PES for the addition pathway have been performed. The theoretical results indicate a temperature-dependent competition between the anti-/syn-CH2CHOH (vinyl alcohol) + H, CH3CHO (acetaldehyde) + H, and H2CO (formaldehyde) + CH3 product channels. The yield of the H-abstraction channel could not be quantified with the employed methods. The RRKM results predict that under our experimental conditions, the anti- and syn-CH2CHOH + H product channels account for 38% (in similar amounts) of the addition mechanism yield, the H2CO + CH3 channel for ∼58%, while the CH3CHO + H channel is formed in negligible amount (<4%). The implications for combustion and astrochemical environments are discussed.

OH(2Π) + C2H4 Reaction: A Combined Crossed Molecular Beam and Theoretical Study

Liang, Pengxiao;Giani, Lisa;Mancini, Luca;Pannacci, Giacomo;Marchione, Demian;Vanuzzo, Gianmarco;Faginas-Lago, Noelia;Rosi, Marzio;Skouteris, Dimitrios;Casavecchia, Piergiorgio
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Balucani, Nadia
2023

Abstract

: The reaction between the ground-state hydroxyl radical, OH(2Π), and ethylene, C2H4, has been investigated under single-collision conditions by the crossed molecular beam scattering technique with mass-spectrometric detection and time-of-flight analysis at the collision energy of 50.4 kJ/mol. Electronic structure calculations of the underlying potential energy surface (PES) and statistical Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) calculations of product branching fractions on the derived PES for the addition pathway have been performed. The theoretical results indicate a temperature-dependent competition between the anti-/syn-CH2CHOH (vinyl alcohol) + H, CH3CHO (acetaldehyde) + H, and H2CO (formaldehyde) + CH3 product channels. The yield of the H-abstraction channel could not be quantified with the employed methods. The RRKM results predict that under our experimental conditions, the anti- and syn-CH2CHOH + H product channels account for 38% (in similar amounts) of the addition mechanism yield, the H2CO + CH3 channel for ∼58%, while the CH3CHO + H channel is formed in negligible amount (<4%). The implications for combustion and astrochemical environments are discussed.
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