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Next generation QTAIM for the design of quinone-based switches

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Tian Tian, Tianlv Xu, Tanja van Mourik, Herbert Früchtl, Steven R. Kirk, Samantha Jenkins

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Abstract

Investigation of the hydrogen transfer tautomerization process yielded metallic hydrogen bonds in the benzoquinone-like core of the switch. Bond-path framework sets B and Bσ, comprising a three-stranded, non-minimal 3-D bond, which included the familiar QTAIM bond-path and two additional paths defining the least and most preferred directions of electron density motion, were used with QTAIM and the stress-tensor respectively. The B and Bσ were visualized and uncovered the destabilizing effects on the hydrogen bond of the presence of an Fe atom. The lengths of B and Bσ quantified this effect and the dependence on the position of a fluorine substituent.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-118
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume722
Early online date11 Mar 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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