Publications in Astrochemistry
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  1. WOON, D. E. 2021. "Quantum chemical cluster studies of cation-ice reactions for astrochemical applications: Seeking experimental confirmation." Acc Chem Res 52, 490-497.

  2. WOON, D. E. 2021. "The Formation of Glycolonitrile (HOCH2CN) from Reactions of C+ with HCN and HNC on Icy Grain Mantles." ApJ 906, 20.

  3. WOON, D. E., Maffucci, D. M., & Herbst, E. 2021. "Theoretical kinetic studies of Venus chemistry. Formation and destruction of SCl, SCl2, and HSCl." Icarus 354, 114051.

  4. Krim, L., Guillemin, J.C., & WOON, D. E. 2019. "Formation of methyl ketenimine (CH3CH=C=NH) and ethylcyanide (CH3CH2C≡N) isomers through successive hydrogenations of acrylonitrile (CH2=CH–C≡N) under interstellar conditions: The role of CH3C•H–C≡N radical in the activation of the cyano group chemistry." MNRAS 485, 5210-5220.

  5. WOON, D. E. 2015. "Quantum chemical protocols for modeling reactions and spectra in astrophysical ice analogs: The challenging case of the C+ + H2O reaction in icy grain mantles." Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 28705-28718.

  6. Müller, H. S. P. & WOON, D. E. 2013. "Calculated dipole moments for silicon and phosphorus compounds of astrophysical interest." J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 13868-13877.

  7. WOON, D. E. 2012. "A quantum chemical study of the formation of cyanide (CN) and acetate (CH3COO) ions in astrophysical ices via proton transfer from HCN, HNC, or CH3COOH to NH3." Comp. Theor. Chem. 984, 108-112.

  8. Chen, L. & WOON, D. E. 2011. "A theoretical investigation of the plausibility of reactions between ammonia and carbonyl species (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acetone) in interstellar ice analogs at ultracold temperatures." J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 5166-5183.

  9. WOON, D. E. 2011. "Ion-ice astrochemistry: Barrierless low-energy deposition pathways to HCOOH. CH3OH, and CO2 on icy grain mantles from precursor cations." Astrophys. J., 729, 44.

  10. WOON, D. E & Herbst, E. 2009. "Quantum chemical predictions of the properties of known and postulated neutral interstellar molecules." Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser. 185, 273-288.

  11. WOON, D. E. & Park, J.-Y. 2009. "Modeling chemical growth processes in Titan's atmosphere. 2. Theoretical study of reactions between C2H and ethene, propene, 1-butene, 2-butene, isobutene, trimethylethene, and tetramethylethene." Icarus 202, 642-655.

  12. Widicus Weaver, S. L.; WOON, D. E., Ruscic, B.; & McCall, B. J. 2009. "Is HO2+ a detectable interstellar molecule?" Astrophys. J. 697, 601-609.

  13. McCarthy, M. C., Tamassia, F., WOON, D. E., & Thaddeus, P. 2008. "A laboratory and theoretical study of silicon hydroxide SiOH." J. Chem. Phys. 129, 184301.

  14. WOON, D. E. 2007. "Quantum chemical evaluation of the astrochemical significance of reactions between S atom and acetylene or ethylene." J. Phys. Chem. A., 111, 11249-11253.

  15. WOON, D. E. 2006 "Modeling chemical growth processes in Titan's atmosphere: 1. Theoretical rates for reactions between benzene and the ethynyl (C2H) and cyano (CN) radicals at low temperature and pressure." Chem. Phys. 331, 67-76.

  16. WOON, D. E. 2006 "Ab initio quantum chemical studies of reactions in astrophysical ices - Reactions involving CH3OH, CO2, CO, and HNCO in H2CO/NH3/H2O ices." Astrochemistry: From Laboratory Studies to Astronomical Observations, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 855 (eds. R. I. Kaiser, P. Bernath, A. M. Mebel, Y. Osamura, and S. Petrie), Springer (New York), 305-314.

  17. Park, J.-Y. & WOON, D. E. 2006 "Theoretical modeling of formic acid (HCOOH), formate (HCOO-), and ammonium (NH4+) vibrational spectroscopy in astrophysical ices." Astrophys. J. 648, 1285-1290.

  18. Park, J.-Y. & WOON, D. E. 2004 "Theoretical investigation of OCN- charge transfer complexes in condensed phase media: Spectroscopic properties in amorphous ice." J. Phys. Chem. A 108, 6589-6598.

  19. WOON, D. E. & Park, J.-Y. 2004 "Photoionization of benzene and small polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ultraviolet-processed astrophysical ices: A computational study." Astrophys. J. 607, 342-345.

  20. WOON, D. E. 2004 "Photoionization in ultraviolet processing of astrophysical ice analogs at cryogenic temperatures." Adv. Space Res. 33, 44-48.

  21. Park, J.-Y. & WOON, D. E. 2004 "Computational confirmation of the carrier for the "XCN" interstellar ice band: OCN- charge transfer complexes." Astrophys. J. 601, L63-L66.

  22. WOON, D. E. 2002 "Pathways to glycine and other amino acids in ultraviolet-irradiated astrophysical ices determined via quantum chemical modeling." Astrophys. J. 571, L177-L180.

  23. WOON, D. E. 2002 "Ab initio quantum chemical studies of reactions in astrophysical ices. 4. Reactions in ices involving HCOOH, CH2NH, HCN, HNC, NH3, and H2O." Int. J. Quantum Chem. 88, 226-235.

  24. WOON, D. E. 2002 "Modeling gas-grain chemistry with quantum chemical cluster calculations. 1. Heterogeneous hydrogenation of CO and H2CO on icy grain mantles." Astrophys. J. 569, 541-548.

  25. WOON, D. E. 2001 "Ab initio quantum chemical studies of reactions in astrophysical ices. 3. Reactions of HOCH2NH2 in H2CO/NH3/H2O ices." J. Phys. Chem. A 105, 9478-9481.

  26. WOON, D. E. 2001. "Ab initio quantum chemical studies of reactions in astrophysical ices. 2. Reactions in H2CO/HCN/HNC/H2O ices." Icarus 149, 277-284.

  27. WOON, D. E. 1999. "Ab initio quantum chemical studies of reactions in astrophysical ices. 1. Aminolysis, hydrolysis, and polymerization in H2CO/NH3/H2O ices." Icarus 142, 550-556.

  28. Herbst, E. & WOON, D. E. 1997. "The rate of the reaction between C2H and C2H2 at interstellar temperatures." Astrophys. J. 489, 109-112.

  29. WOON, D. E. & Herbst, E. 1997. "The rate of the reaction between CN and C2H2 at interstellar temperatures." Astrophys. J. 477, 204-208.

  30. WOON, D. E. 1996. "An ab initio benchmark study of the H + CO -> HCO reaction." J. Chem. Phys. 105, 9921-9926.

  31. WOON, D. E. & Herbst, E. 1996. "On the stability of interstellar carbon clusters: The rate of the reaction between C3 and O." Astrophys. J. 465, 795-799.

  32. Herbst, E. & WOON, D. E. 1996. "Why HOC+ is detectable in interstellar clouds: The rate of the reaction between HOC+ and H2." Astrophys. J. 463, L113-L115; erratum: 471, L73.
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  33. WOON, D. E. 1996. "Ab initio characterization of MgCCH, MgCCH+, and MgC2 and pathways to their formation in the interstellar medium." Astrophys. J. 456, 602-610.

  34. WOON, D. E. 1995. "A correlated ab initio study of linear carbon-chain radicals CnH (n=2-7)." Chem. Phys. Lett. 244, 45-52.

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