Saulo A. Vázquez

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A novel methodology that allows the assignment of the absolute configuration of chiral secondary alcohols by NMR using only one derivative is presented. All that is needed is (a) the derivatization of the alcohol of unknown configuration with one enantiomer--either the (R)- or the (S)--of alpha-methoxyphenylacetic acid (MPA), (b) the recording of the 1H NMR(More)
Classical dynamics calculations are reported for the lowest energy unimolecular reaction channels of HSO. A recently published single-valued DMBE potential energy surface for HSO was employed in the dynamics calculations. The results predict that the isomerization channel HSO ! HOS is the preferred one at the lowest energies of the study, while dissociation(More)
Ab initio MP2/6-31G(d,p) and density functional theory B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) calculations were performed to investigate the molecular structure of the active part of flavins in the oxidized and reduced forms, using lumiflavin as a model compound. The possible aromatic character of these systems was explored by using the following aromaticity indexes:(More)
Quasiclassical trajectory calculations are employed to investigate the dynamics of collision-induced dissociation (CID) of Cr(CO)6 + with Xe atoms at collision energies ranging from 1.3 to 5.0 eV. The trajectory simulations show that direct elimination of CO ligands, during the collision, becomes increasingly important as the collision energy increases. In(More)
The collision-induced dissociation (CID) of the [Li(uracil)](+) complex with Xe is studied by means of quasi-classical trajectory calculations. The potential energy surface is obtained "on the fly" from AM1 semiempirical calculations, supplemented with two-body analytical potentials to model the intermolecular interactions. The simulations show that Li(+)(More)
Reactions between Cl atoms and propene can lead to HCl formation either by direct H abstraction or through a chloropropyl addition complex. Barring stabilizing collisions, the chloropropyl radical will either decompose to reactants or form HCl and allyl products. Using velocity-map imaging to measure the quantum state and velocity of the HCl products(More)
Quasiclassical trajectory calculations were carried out to study the dynamics of energy transfer and collision-induced dissociation (CID) of CH(3)SH(+) + Ar at collision energies ranging from 4.34 to 34.7 eV. The relative abundances calculated for the most relevant product ions are found to be in good agreement with experiment, except for the lowest(More)
We present a semiempirical Hamiltonian that provides an accurate description of the first singlet and triplet potential energy surfaces of azobenzene for use in direct simulations of the excited-state dynamics. The parameterization made use of spectroscopic and thermochemical data and the best ab initio results available to date. Two-dimensional potential(More)
Dynamics of Ar atom collisions with a perfluorinated alkanethiol self-assembled monolayer (F-SAM) surface on gold were investigated by classical trajectory simulations and atomic beam scattering techniques. Both explicit-atom (EA) and united-atom (UA) models were used to represent the F-SAM surface; in the UA model, the CF3 and CF2 units are represented as(More)
The dynamics of collisions of CO2 with a perfluorinated alkanethiol self-assembled monolayer (F-SAM) on gold were investigated by classical trajectory calculations using explicit atom (EA) and united atom (UA) models to represent the F-SAM surface. The CO2 molecule was directed perpendicularly to the surface at initial collision energies of 1.6, 4.7, 7.7,(More)