Next generation QTAIM for the design of quinone-based switches
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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.
Tian , T , Xu , T , van Mourik , T , Früchtl , H , Kirk , S R & Jenkins , S 2019 , ' Next generation QTAIM for the design of quinone-based switches ' , Chemical Physics Letters , vol. 722 , pp. 110-118 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2019.03.013
Chemical Physics Letters
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