TITLE

Density functional calculations of NMR shielding tensors for paramagnetic systems with arbitrary spin multiplicity: Validation on 3d metallocenes

AUTHOR(S)
Hrobárik, Peter; Reviakine, Roman; Arbuznikov, Alexei V.; Malkina, Olga L.; Malkin, Vladimir G.; Köhler, Frank H.; Kaupp, Martin
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Chemical Physics;1/14/2007, Vol. 126 Issue 2, p024107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The calculation of nuclear shieldings for paramagnetic molecules has been implemented in the ReSpect program, which allows the use of modern density functional methods with accurate treatments of spin-orbit effects for all relevant terms up to order O(α4) in the fine structure constant. Compared to previous implementations, the methodology has been extended to compounds of arbitrary spin multiplicity. Effects of zero-field splittings in high-spin systems are approximately accounted for. Validation of the new implementation is carried out for the 13C and 1H NMR signal shifts of the 3d metallocenes 4VCp2, 3CrCp2, 2MnCp2, 6MnCp2, 2CoCp2, and 3NiCp2. Zero-field splitting effects on isotropic shifts tend to be small or negligible. Agreement with experimental isotropic shifts is already good with the BP86 gradient-corrected functional and is further improved by admixture of Hartree-Fock exchange in hybrid functionals. Decomposition of the shieldings confirms the dominant importance of the Fermi-contact shifts, but contributions from spin-orbit dependent terms are frequently also non-negligible. Agreement with 13C NMR shift tensors from solid-state experiments is of similar quality as for isotropic shifts.
ACCESSION #
23761871

 

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