Effect of CCC bond bending vibration on the photodissociation of cyclobutane Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • The effect of C{single bond}C{single bond}C bond bending on the photodissociation of cyclobutane to form two ethylene molecules was investigated by performing semiclassical electron-radiation-ion dynamics simulations and also by examining the potential energy surfaces of the electronic ground state and lowest excited states. These potential energy surfaces, calculated at the CASSCF/MRPT2 level with 6-31G* basis sets along a reaction path determined by the semiclassical dynamics simulations, show well-defined energy minima and maxima in the intermediate state region. It is found that in addition to rotation of the molecule around the central C{single bond}C bond, C{single bond}C{single bond}C bond bending plays an important role in determining the features of the potential energy surfaces for the intermediate species. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dou, Y., Lei, Y., Wen, Z., Wang, Y., Lo, G. V., & Allen, R. E.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • May 2007