# Activation barriers in the $\alpha$ -cleavage processes of acetaldehyde

Malar, Joy Padma E and Chandra, Ashish K (1987) Activation barriers in the $\alpha$ -cleavage processes of acetaldehyde. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry, 91 (19). pp. 5111-5112.

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## Abstract

The energy profiles for the decompn. of the lowest triplet state of acetaldehyde via reactions (1) $CH_3CHO^* \righarrow CH_3CO + H$ and (2) $CH_3CHO^* \rightarrow CH_3 + CHO$ have been computed by using the recently developed semiempirical SCFMO methods. The height of the activation barrier of reaction 1 is about 6 kcal/mol less than that of reaction 2

Item Type: Journal Article Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Mr. Ramesh Chander 23 Jun 2008 19 Sep 2010 04:46 http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14347