Imaginary frequency and rate constant?



 Hello!
      As it is expected, MOPAC calculates one and only one negative
 vibrational frequency at TS. The value lies (-300 - -150 cm-1). Now, is it
 correct to use this frequency as pre-exponent factor (frequency factor) in
 Arrhenius rate constant equation? The reaction I study is C-C single bond
 forming (or splitting) reaction.
 If there will be interest, I'll give the summary to list.
 Thanks,
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