Dissociative electron attachment to HGaF4 Lewis–Brønsted superacid

Marcin Czapla , Jack Simons , Piotr Skurski


The consequences of an excess electron attachment to HGaF4 (HF/GaF3) superacid are investigated on the basis of theoretical calculations employing ab initio methods. It is found that the dipole potential of HGaF4 plays an important role in the initial formation of a dipole-bound anionic state. Due to the kinetic instability of that initially formed anion, a fragmentation reaction occurs promptly and leads to (GaF4) and H as the final products. The energy profile of this process, its rate, and mechanism are presented and discussed.
Author Marcin Czapla (FCh / DTCh / LQCh)
Marcin Czapla,,
- Laboratory of Quantum Chemistry
, Jack Simons - [University of Utah]
Jack Simons,,
, Piotr Skurski (FCh / DTCh / LQCh)
Piotr Skurski,,
- Laboratory of Quantum Chemistry
Journal seriesPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics, ISSN 1463-9076, e-ISSN 1463-9084, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishsuperacids, dipole bound anions, dissociative electron attachment, calculations
ASJC Classification1606 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; 3100 General Physics and Astronomy
URL http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2018/cp/c8cp04007a
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 03-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 2; Scopus Citations = 4; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.117; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 3.567 (2) - 2018=3.963 (5)
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