A Theoretical Study on the Structures and Isomerization of H2S2
- Received Date: 2003-04-16
- H2S2，Isomerization，Density functional theory，Transition-state theory /
Abstract: B3LYP calculations of density functional theory with the 6-311 + G（3df，2p）basis set level are used to investigate the equilibrium structures and intramolecular rearrangement reaction between the linear HSSH and branched H2SS isomers. The predicted geometrical parameters and scaled harmonic vibrational frequencies for HSSH are in good agreement with the available values experimentally. The predicted S-S and S-H bond lengths in the thiosulfoxide structure H2SS are 0.1986 and 0.1366 nm respectively and the values of 5SSH and 5HSH bond angles are 108. 3o and 89. 5o respectively. The transition-state for the unimolecular isomerization is suitably characterized by diagonalizing the matrix of energy second derivatives to determine the unique imaginary vibrational frequency and confirmed by the IRC calculation. The calculated results show that the linear structure is stable with respect to the branched form（lower 109.8 kJ/mol corrected with zero point vibrational energy）energetically. The calculated energy barrier for the direct intramolecular hydrogen atom transfer isomerization process is 190.3 kJ/mol. The kinetic results demonstrate that the isomerization is a unimolecular process，but the reaction rate is pretty slow. This agrees with the thermodynamical results. So the isomerization process should proceed via the other likely processes.
|Citation:||Chen Wenkai, Yang Yingchun, Zhang Yongfan, Ding Kaining, Li Junqian. A Theoretical Study on the Structures and Isomerization of H2S2[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2004, 17(4): 421-425. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/17/4/421-425|