Jorge Aguilera-Iparraguirre

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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 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)
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 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)
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)
We have computed the atomization energies of nineteen C 3 H x 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 vibra-tional zero-point energies. Equilibrium geometries were obtained at the coupled-cluster(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)
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