Theoretical study of OH addition to α-pinene and β-pinene Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Quantum chemical calculations have been employed to determine the structures and energetics of the radicals arising from the OH addition to α-pinene and β-pinene. The rate constants of OH addition to α-pinene and β-pinene are calculated using the canonical variational transition state theory (CVTST). At the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level of theory, the high-pressure limit rate constants at 300 K are 5.1 × 10-11 cm3 molecule-1 s-1 for α-pinene and 6.1 × 10-11 cm3 molecule-1 s-1 for β-pinene, consistent with experimental studies. These results provide the isomer-specific rate constants and branching ratios for OH addition to α-pinene and β-pinene. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fan, J., Zhao, J., & Zhang, R.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • August 2005