Show simple item record

Files in this item


Item metadata

dc.contributor.authorRaymond, Onyekachi
dc.contributor.authorBuehl, Michael
dc.contributor.authorLane, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, William
dc.contributor.authorBrothers, Penelope
dc.contributor.authorPlieger, Paul
dc.identifier.citationRaymond , O , Buehl , M , Lane , J , Henderson , W , Brothers , P & Plieger , P 2020 , ' Ab initio molecular dynamics investigation of beryllium complexes ' , Inorganic Chemistry , vol. Articles ASAP .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 265944106
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: bf408a28-f7cb-4afb-8c0a-f4d5eb9f361a
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1095-7143/work/69029087
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85079547057
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000514488400032
dc.descriptionAuthors thank EaStCHEM and the School of Chemistry in St Andrews for support. OR thanks the Marsden Fund of the New Zealand Government (contract MAU1204), administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand for financial support of this work.en
dc.description.abstractStructures of aqueous [Be(H2O)4]2+, its outer-sphere and inner-sphere complexes with F-, Cl- and SO42-, as well as dinuclear complexes with a [Be(κ-OH)(κ-SO4)]+ core have been studied through Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics (CPMD) simulations with the BLYP functional. According to constrained CPMD/BLYP simulations and pointwise thermodynamic integration, the free energy of deprotonation of [Be(H2O)4]2+ and its binding free energy with F- are 9.6 kcal mol-1 and -6.2 kcal mol-1, respectively, in good accord with available experimental data. The computed activation barriers for replacing a water ligand in [Be(H2O)4]2+ with F- and SO42-, 10.9 kcal mol-1 and 13.6 kcal mol-1, respectively, are also in good qualitative agreement with available experimental data. These ligand substitution reactions are indicated to follow associative interchange mechanisms with backside (SN2-like) attack of the anion relative to the aquo ligand it is displacing. Outperforming static DFT computations of the salient kinetic and thermodynamic quantities involving simple polarizable continuum solvent models, CPMD simulations are validated as a promising tool to study structures and speciation of beryllium complexes in aqueous solution.
dc.relation.ispartofInorganic Chemistryen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2020 American Chemical Society. This work has been made available online in accordance with publisher policies or with permission. Permission for further reuse of this content should be sought from the publisher or the rights holder. This is the author created accepted manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at
dc.subjectAb initio molecular dynamicsen
dc.subjectQD Chemistryen
dc.titleAb initio molecular dynamics investigation of beryllium complexesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. EaSTCHEMen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record