Anharmonic force field, vibrational energies, and barrier to inversion of SiH-3

Kirsten Aarset, Attila G. Császár, Edwin L. Sibert, Wesley D. Allen, Henry F. Schaefer, Wim Klopper, Jozef Noga

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The full quartic force field of the ground electronic state of the silyl anion (SiH-3) has been determined at the CCSD(T)-R12 level employing a [Si/H] = [16s11p6d5f/7s5p4d] basis set. The vibrational energy levels, using the quartic force field as a representation of the potential energy hypersurface around equilibrium, have been determined by vibrational perturbation theory carried out to second, fourth, and sixth order. The undetected vibrational fundamental for the umbrella mode, V2, predicted to be 844 cm-1. High-quality ab initio quantum chemical methods, including higher-order coupled cluster (CC) and many-body perturbation (MP) theory with basis sets ranging from [Si/H] [5s4p2d/3s2p] to [8s7p6d5f4g3h/7s6p5d4f3g] have been employed to obtain the best possible value for the inversion barrier of the silyl anion. The rarely quantified effects of one- and two-particle relativistic terms, core correlation, and the diagonal Born-Oppenheimer correction (DBOC) have been included in the determination of the barrier for this model system. The final electronic (vibrationless) extrapolated barrier height of this study is 8351 ± 100cm-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4053-4063
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2000

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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    Aarset, K., Császár, A. G., Sibert, E. L., Allen, W. D., Schaefer, H. F., Klopper, W., & Noga, J. (2000). Anharmonic force field, vibrational energies, and barrier to inversion of SiH-3. Journal of Chemical Physics, 112(9), 4053-4063.