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A quantum theory atoms in molecules investigation of Lewis base protonation

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Author(s):
da Silva, Natieli Alves ; Terrabuio, Luiz Alberto ; Andrade Haiduke, Roberto Luiz
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Quantum Chemistry; v. 117, n. 3, p. 197-207, FEB 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

This investigation uses atomic properties derived from the quantum theory of atoms in molecules formalism to rationalize the infrared intensity of the stretching vibration that arises as a Lewis base (B) is protonated (B-H mode). Moreover, the interacting quantum atom (IQA) partition is employed to evaluate the energetics of protonation. All calculations are performed at the CCSD/cc-pVQZ level except by the IQA analysis, which is carried out by means of the B3LYP/cc-pVQZ//CCSD/cc-pVQZ treatment. First, an efficiency scale is established for Lewis bases in terms of the electronic charge transfer potential. Next, this study shows that the intensity of the B-H stretching depends mostly on the electronic charge amount transferred to the proton. Thus, intensity data provide empirical assessment of Lewis base charge transfer efficiency. Finally, the group separation observed during correlation of proton affinities and electronic charge transfer potential is explained by the interaction energy between fragments of the protonated system. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/23714-1 - Electronic structure relativistic calculations for evaluation of new prolapse-free basis sets
Grantee:Roberto Luiz Andrade Haiduke
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/18743-1 - Employment of multipoles from the quantum theory of atoms in molecules and kinetic studies in systems found in the interstellar medium
Grantee:Roberto Luiz Andrade Haiduke
Support type: Regular Research Grants