Determination of active sites based on unified analysis of potential energy profile in chemical reaction: Application to C-H activation of methane by Ti(IV)-imido complex

Hiromi Nakai, Jun Suzuki, Yasuaki Kikuchi

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Abstract

This study presents a simple and quantitative scheme to determine the active sites in chemical reactions. We first introduce a novel index for characterizing the potential energy profiles in the reactions. Next, the energy density analysis is applied to expand the energy differences of the reactant or the product with respect to the transition state. By setting the threshold for the differences, one can extract the active sites, in which greater energetic changes happen in the reactions. Numerical applications, performed for the C-H activation of methane by a Ti(IV)-imido complex, have confirmed the usefulness of the present scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume460
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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