Theoretical survey of the potential energy surface of Ti+ + methanol reaction.


The gas-phase reaction of Ti(+) ((4)F and (2)F) with methanol is investigated using density functional theory. Geometries and energies of the reactants, intermediates, and products involved are calculated. The approach of Ti(+) toward methanol could form either a "classical" O- or a "nonclassical" eta(3)-methyl H-attached complex. The reaction products… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jp901326r