A theoretical study of abiotic methylation reactions of gaseous elemental mercury by halogen containing molecules

@inproceedings{Castro2010ATS,
  title={A theoretical study of abiotic methylation reactions of gaseous elemental mercury by halogen containing molecules},
  author={Ludovic Castro and Aur{\'e}lien Dommergue and Catherine Larose and Christophe Ferrari and Laurent Maron},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract. Methylation reactions of gaseous elementary mercury by halogen containing molecules such as halogenomethane species CH 3 X (with X=Cl, Br and I) and the dimethylchlorinium ion CH 3 ClCH 3 + were investigated at the DFT level. With CH 3 X, the reaction is predicted to be almost athermic and kinetically demanding for a thermal reaction. The reaction can proceed photochemically in the visible range; therefore sunlight may increase the reaction rate. These results compare well with the… CONTINUE READING

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