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Design of novel hypervalent iodine reagents based on high accuracy theoretical studies

Grant number: 18/13673-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2018
Effective date (End): October 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Physical-Chemistry
Principal researcher:Francisco Bolivar Correto Machado
Grantee:Vytor Pinheiro Oliveira
Home Institution: Divisão de Ciências Fundamentais (IEF). Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). Ministério da Defesa (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil


Hypervalent iodine compounds have received increased attention from the scientific community because of their versatility as oxidizers and, more recently, as reagents for group transfer reactions of small functional groups such as trifluoromethyl and ethynyl. Hypervalent iodine has reactivity and selectivity comparable to those of the transition metals with the advantage of being less toxic, cheaper, and easier to acquire. Despite these advantages, there still are a few mechanistic studies and limited investigations that attempt to elucidate the relationship between the electronic structure of the reagents and their reactivity. Therefore, the present project aims to conduct a detailed study of the electronic structure and reaction mechanism of hypervalent iodine compounds using innovative computational tools. These tools include: i) local vibrational modes - capable of providing the intrinsic strength of a chemical bond, and ii) the Unified Reaction Valley Approach (URVA) - capable of elucidating the major changes occurring in the electronic structure of the reactants during the many phases of a chemical reaction and the energetic cost associated with these phases. At the end of this project, a new parameter to predict the reactivity of hypervalent compounds will be proposed and novel hypervalent reagents will be suggested. Thus, we expect this project to have a great impact on the development of better and more versatile hypervalent iodine reagents.

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ANN DELGADO, ALEXIS ANTOINETTE; SETHIO, DANIEL; MATTHEWS, DEVIN; OLIVEIRA, VYTOR; KRAKA, ELFI. Substituted hydrocarbon: a CCSD(T) and local vibrational mode investigation. Molecular Physics, v. 119, n. 21-22, SI AUG 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
OLIVEIRA, VYTOR PINHEIRO; MARCIAL, BRUNA LUANA; MACHADO, FRANCISCO B. C.; KRAKA, ELFI. Relating Bond Strength and Nature to the Thermodynamic Stability of Hypervalent Togni-Type Iodine Compounds. CHEMPLUSCHEM, v. 86, n. 8, p. 1199-1210, AUG 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FREINDORF, MAREK; YANNACONE, SETH; OLIVEIRA, VYTOR; VERMA, NIRAJ; KRAKA, ELFI. alogen Bonding Involving I-2 and d(8) Transition-Metal Pincer Complexe. CRYSTALS, v. 11, n. 4 APR 2021. Web of Science Citations: 4.
OLIVEIRA, VYTOR P.; MARCIAL, BRUNA L.; MACHADO, FRANCISCO B. C.; KRAKA, ELFI. Metal-Halogen Bonding Seen through the Eyes of Vibrational Spectroscopy. MATERIALS, v. 13, n. 1 JAN 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 9.
OLIVEIRA, VYTOR P.; KRAKA, ELFI; MACHADO, FRANCISCO B. C. Pushing 3c-4e Bonds to the Limit: A Coupled Cluster Study of Stepwise Fluorination of First-Row Atoms. Inorganic Chemistry, v. 58, n. 21, p. 14777-14789, NOV 4 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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