Jorge Aguilera-Iparraguirre

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The CH4 + HO2(*) reaction is studied by using explicitly correlated coupled-cluster theory with singles and doubles (CCSD-R12) in a large 19s14p8d6f4g3h basis (9s6p4d3f for H) to approach the basis-set limit at the coupled-cluster singles-doubles level. A correction for connected triple excitations is obtained from the conventional CCSD(T) coupled-cluster(More)
We present new reaction pathways relevant to low-temperature oxidation in gaseous and condensed phases. The new pathways originate from γ-ketohydroperoxides (KHP), which are well-known products in low-temperature oxidation and are assumed to react only via homolytic O-O dissociation in existing kinetic models. Our ab initio calculations identify new(More)
We have computed barrier heights of 71.8 +/- 2.0 and 216.4 +/- 2.0 kJ mol(-1) for the reactions CH4 + CH3* --> CH3* + CH4 and CH4 + CH3* --> H* + C2H6, respectively, using explicitly correlated coupled cluster theory with singles and doubles combined with standard coupled cluster theory with up to connected quadruple excitations. Transition-state theory has(More)
Reaction pathways for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon growth from reactions of either vinyl- or phenylacetylene with a phenyl radical are proposed and investigated using density functional theory (DFT). B3LYP/TZVP calculations are performed to obtain structures of minima and saddle points as well as kinetic data, supplemented with BMK/TZVP single-point(More)
We have computed the atomization energies of nineteen C3Hx molecules and radicals using explicitly-correlated coupled-cluster theory including corrections for core–core and core–valence correlation, scalar and spin–orbit relativistic effects, and anharmonic vibrational zero-point energies. Equilibrium geometries were obtained at the coupled-cluster level(More)
We conducted the crossed molecular beams reactions of the phenyl and D5-phenyl radicals with propylene together with its partially deuterated reactants at collision energies of ~45 kJ mol(-1) under single collision conditions. The scattering dynamics were found to be indirect and were mainly dictated by an addition of the phenyl radical to the sterically(More)
Ab initio G3(MP2,CC)//B3LYP/6-311G** calculations have been performed to investigate the potential energy surface (PES) and mechanism of the reaction of phenyl radical with propylene followed by kinetic RRKM-ME calculations of rate constants and product branching ratios at various temperatures and pressures. The reaction can proceed either by direct(More)
Potential energy surfaces and reaction kinetics were calculated for 40 reactions involving sulfur and oxygen. This includes 11 H2O addition, 8 H2S addition, 11 hydrogen abstraction, 7 beta scission, and 3 elementary tautomerization reactions, which are potentially relevant in the combustion and desulfurization of sulfur compounds found in various fuel(More)
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