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Ab Initio energetics of SiO bond cleavage

Ab Initio energetics of SiO bond cleavage
Marek Sierka, Lothar Wondraczek, Carolin Hühn, Andreas Erlebach, Dorothea Mey
A multilevel approach that combines high-level ab initio quantum chemical methods applied to a molecular model of a single, strain-free SiOSi bridge has been used to derive accurate energetics for SiO bond cleavage. The calculated SiO bond dissociation energy and the activation energy for water-assisted SiO bond cleavage of 624 and 163 kJ mol−1, respectively, are in excellent agreement with values derived recently from experimental data. In addition, the activation energy for H2O-assisted SiO bond cleavage is found virtually independent of the amount of water molecules in the vicinity of the reaction site. The estimated reaction energy for this process including zero-point vibrational contribution is in the range of −5 to 19 kJ mol−1. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. A multilevel approach that combines high-level ab initio quantum chemical methods has been used to derive accurate energetics for SiO bond cleavage. The calculated SiO bond dissociation energy and the activation energy for water-assisted SiO bond cleavage of 624 and 163 kJ mol−1, respectively, are in excellent agreement with values derived recently from experimental data.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/jcc.24892

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