# Transition State search

I've been trying to find a transition state for the reaction of Pd + F2 with no luck. Has anyone ever tried a similar reaction, have they managed to get the TS? The reaction proceeds from the reactants to a linear reactant complex forming a stable PdF2 product (104.4-degree angle).

• Reaction of fluorine and metallic palladium produces palladium(II,IV) fluoride, $\ce{Pd[PdF6]}$ which can further be fluorinated to form palladium tetrafluoride, $\ce{PdF4}$ – Nilay Ghosh Aug 18 '20 at 11:06
• What search algorithms have you tried? – jezzo Aug 18 '20 at 13:22
• @jezzo I have started with a linear transit search and found the maximum then ran a TS reaction coordinate, which does not converge. – Bryan Aug 19 '20 at 17:59