TITLE

A ZORA-DFT and NLMO study of the one-bond fluorine-X indirect nuclear spin-spin coupling tensors for various VSEPR geometries

AUTHOR(S)
Perras, Frédéric A.; Bryce, David L.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Chemistry;Jul2011, Vol. 89 Issue 7, p789
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Zeroth-order regular approximation (ZORA) density functional theory (DFT) calculations of one-bond X-19F indirect nuclear spin-spin coupling ( J) tensors were performed on a series of fluorine-containing compounds covering several valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory geometries for which J, by symmetry, is not required to be axially symmetric. The calculations show that the antisymmetric components of J are only of the same order of magnitude as the principal components of the symmetric J-coupling tensor for a few geometries, and that in cases of approximate axial symmetry along the bond, J remains nearly axially symmetric with its unique component along the bond. In general, different species having the same nominal geometry tend to have similar tensor orientations, magnitudes of anisotropy of J relative to the isotropic coupling constant, as well as the same dominant contributions from the different coupling mechanisms. Structures are also systematically modified to determine how the tensor components depend on geometrical parameters. The isotropic coupling constants are subsequently interpreted using a natural localized molecular orbital (NLMO) approach. Our results could prove to be useful for future experimental characterizations of J tensors in systems having symmetry properties that do not force J to be axially symmetric or coincident with the dipolar coupling tensor.
ACCESSION #
65537096

 

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