Comment on "Methanol dimer formation drastically enhances hydrogen abstraction from methanol by OH at low temperature" by W. Siebrand, Z. Smedarchina, E. Martínez-Núñez and A. Fernández-Ramos, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 22712.

@article{Shannon2018CommentO,
  title={Comment on "Methanol dimer formation drastically enhances hydrogen abstraction from methanol by OH at low temperature" by W. Siebrand, Z. Smedarchina, E. Mart{\'i}nez-N{\'u}{\~n}ez and A. Fern{\'a}ndez-Ramos, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 22712.},
  author={R J Shannon and J C G{\'o}mez Mart{\'i}n and R L Caravan and Mark A Blitz and John M C Plane and Dwayne E Heard and Mar{\'i}a Anti{\~n}olo and Marcelino Ag{\'u}ndez and E. S. Jim{\'e}nez and Bernab{\'e} Ballesteros and A Canosa and Gis{\`e}le El Dib and Jos{\'e} Albaladejo and Jos{\'e} Cernicharo},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  year={2018},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={8349-8354}
}
The article "Methanol dimer formation drastically enhances hydrogen abstraction from methanol by OH at low temperature" proposes a dimer mediated mechanism in order to explain the large low temperature rate coefficients for the OH + methanol reaction measured by several groups. It is demonstrated here theoretically that under the conditions of these low… CONTINUE READING