Raghavendra, B and Arunan, E (2008) Hydrogen bonding with a hydrogen bond: The methane-water complex and the penta-coordinate carbon. In: Chemical Physics Letters, 467 (1-3). pp. 37-40.
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Ab initio and atoms in molecules (AIM) theoretical studies have been used to show that in a 1: 1 complex formed between CH4 and H2O, CH4 acting as a hydrogen bond acceptor leads to the global minimum structure. There is a bond path connecting C to the H of H2O revealing a penta-coordinate carbon that could be the precursor to the CH5+. It appears to be a general feature in CH4 center dot center dot center dot HX complexes (X = F, Cl, and SH). It is in agreement with the experimental structure for analogous complexes and also the C2H6 center dot center dot center dot HF/HCN complexes, suggesting that it is also a general feature for hydrocarbon-HX interaction.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||12 Aug 2009 10:09|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:58|
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