DFT Study and Monte Carlo Simulation on the Aminolysis of XC(O)OCH3 (X = NH2, H, and CF3) with Monomeric and Dimeric Ammonias.


The aminolysis of substituted methylformates (XC(O)OCH3, X = NH2, H, and CF3) in the gas phase and acetonitrile are investigated by the density functional theory B3LYP/6-311+G(d,p) method and Monte Carlo (MC) simulation with free energy perturbation (FEP) techniques. The direct and the ammonia-assisted aminolysis processes are considered, involving the… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ct800099a