Reply to the Comment on “On the SN2 Reactions Modified in Vibrational Strong Coupling Experiments: Reaction Mechanisms and Vibrational Mode Assignments”

28 April 2021, Version 1
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In September 2020, we became aware that a comment (A. Thomas, L. Lethuillier-Karl, J. Moran and T. Ebbesen, 2020, DOI:10.26434/chemrxiv.12982358.v1.) on our recent paper (C. Climent and J. Feist, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 23545) had been posted to ChemRxiv. Since our attempts in October 2020 to reach out to the authors to discuss the points they raised did not receive a response as of April 2021, and the comment was not submitted as a formal comment to the original journal either, we here provide a brief reply based on the results that were already reported in our original manuscript. Most importantly, we show that we did not “presumably overlook” any data in the supplementary material of their original article, but that our results are actually fully consistent with those data.


Vibrational Strong Coupling
SN2 reactions
Computational Chemistry


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