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Ab initio investigations of the C3S+ cation and of its role during the reactions of C-3(+) ions against atomic sulfur

Abstract : Accurate ab initio calculations are performed in order to characterize the most stable isomers of empirical formula C3S+ and the role of C3S+ during the ion-molecule reactions between the C-3(+) triatomic molecular ions and S atoms. The linear form l-C-C-C-S+(X(2)Sigma(+)) is found to be the most stable isomer followed by a three-membered carbon ring with an external S {c-C3S+(X(2)A(1))}. The ion-molecule reactions are investigated by doing suitable 1-D cuts of the 6-D potential energy functions (PEFs) of the lowest electronic states of C3S+. After its formation, the C3S+ intermediate may dissociate leading, in addition to the charge transfer products, to C, C 1, C-2, C-2(+), CS, CS+, C2S and C2S+ species. Generally, the dynamics of these reactions are found to involve several electronic states of C3S+ and their mutual couplings, including Renner-Teller couplings, spin-orbit interactions and vibronic interactions. These couplings can take place before and/or after intramolecular isomerisation processes.
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H. Ndome, M. Hochlaf. Ab initio investigations of the C3S+ cation and of its role during the reactions of C-3(+) ions against atomic sulfur. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005, 7 (7), pp.1568--1576. ⟨10.1039/b500683j⟩. ⟨hal-00693867⟩

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