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Title: Theoretical Study of the Reaction of Boron with Methanol and Decomposition Paths of the Reaction Products
Journal: J. Phys. Chem. A
Page(s): 3181 - 3184
Reference type: Journal article
CH3OH + B → CH3OBH*
The potential reaction channels for CH3OH + B were studied using G2 ab initio calculations. No transition states for insertion of B into the CH, OH, and CO bonds were founded suggesting barrierless insertions for all of these reactions which are highly exothermic (56, 93, and 116 kcal/mol). The chemically activated CH3OB*(H) and CH3B*(OH) can readily decompose to form HB=O + CH3 and CH3B=O + H, respectively. No decomposition channels were found for *BHCH2(OH). Several reaction channels for the decomposition of the product CH3B=O were found including the isomeric CH2=B(OH) and products *CH2B=O + H.
This specific reaction was found to be have a heat of reaction of -92.8 kcal/mol (exothermic) with no apparent barrier to insertion.
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