Salai Cheettu Ammal

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A critical role is traditionally assigned to transition states (TSs) and minimum energy pathways, or intrinsic reaction coordinates (IRCs), in interpreting organic reactivity. Such an interpretation, however, ignores vibrational and kinetic energy effects of finite temperature. Recently it has been shown that reactions do not necessarily follow the(More)
Twenty open-chain mono-, di-, and trialkyl and aryl-N-substituted cyanomalonamides R2R1NCOCH(CN)CONHR3 were prepared. In solution, signals for both amide and a single enol are mostly observed, despite the potential for E and Z isomeric enols. The equilibrium (KEnol) values between the amides and the enols were determined in different solvents by NMR(More)
Linear free energy relationship (LFER) and kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) are frequently used experimental means to study reaction mechanisms, in particular the nature of transition states (TSs). Density functional theory (B3LYP/6-311+G**) calculations were carried out on a model reaction, acid-catalyzed ionization of phenylethyl alcohol, to analyze how(More)
The origin of unique catalytic activity of a thiolate-bridged diruthenium complex in nucleophilic substitution reactions of propargylic alcohols, which features a diruthenium-allenylidene complex as a key intermediate, was studied with the aid of density functional calculations (B3LYP). Comparison of mono- and diruthenium systems has shown that the rigid(More)
The structures and reactivities of the complexes between carbenium ions (R(+)) and acetylene or propyne have been investigated with the aid of electron-correlated quantum mechanical calculations (hybrid density functional, perturbation theory, and coupled cluster methods). Depending on the R group, the acetylene/carbenium ion interaction can produce either(More)
The development of porous well-defined hybrid materials (e.g., metal-organic frameworks or MOFs) will add a new dimension to a wide number of applications ranging from supercapacitors and electrodes to "smart" membranes and thermoelectrics. From this perspective, the understanding and tailoring of the electronic properties of MOFs are key fundamental(More)
cis-2,3-Dimethylaziridine reacts with difluoroamine to give the corresponding alkene and nitrogen with retention of configuration. We have carried out a DFT study of this reaction to clarify the reaction mechanism by considering a multistep reaction pathway with possible intermediacy of several three- and four-membered cyclic intermediates and transition(More)
Periodic density functional theory (DFT) calculations and microkinetic modeling are used to investigate the electrochemical oxidation of H2 fuel on the (001) surface of Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6 (SFMO) perovskite under anodic solid oxide fuel cell conditions. Three surface models with different Fe/Mo ratios in the topmost layer-identified by ab initio thermodynamic(More)
The interaction of Au(n) and Pt(n) (n=2,3) clusters with the stoichiometric and partially reduced rutile TiO(2) (110) surfaces has been investigated using periodic slab and periodic electrostatic embedded cluster models. Compared to Au clusters, Pt clusters interact strongly with both stoichiometric and reduced TiO(2) (110) surfaces and are able to enhance(More)
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