Hathwar, Venkatesha R and Row, Tayur Guru N (2010) Nature of Cl center dot center dot center dot Cl Intermolecular Interactions via Experimental and Theoretical Charge Density Analysis:Correlation of Polar Flattening Effects with Geometry. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry A, The, 114 (51). pp. 13434-13441.
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The experimental charge density distribution in three compounds, 2-chloro-3-quinolinyl methanol, 2-chloro-3-hydroxypyridine, and 2-chloro-3-chloromethyl-8-methylquinoline, has been obtained using high-resolution X-ray diffraction data collected at 100 K based on the aspherical multipole modeling of electron density. These compounds represent type I (cis), type I (trans), and type II geometries, respectively, as defined for short Cl center dot center dot center dot Cl interactions. The experimental results are compared with the theoretical charge densities using theoretical structure factors obtained from a periodic quantum calculation at the B3LYP/6-31G** level. The topological features derived from the Bader's theory of atoms in molecules (AIM) approach unequivocally suggest that both cis and trans type I geometries show decreased repulsion, whereas type II geometry is attractive based on the nature of polar flattening of the electron density around the Cl atom.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||31 Jan 2011 09:49|
|Last Modified:||31 Jan 2011 09:49|
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