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Nature and strength of C-H center dot center dot center dot O interactions involving formyl hydrogen atoms: computational and experimental studies of small aldehydes

Thakur, Tejender S and Kirchner, Michael T and Blaeser, Dieter and Boese, Roland and Desiraju, Gautam R (2011) Nature and strength of C-H center dot center dot center dot O interactions involving formyl hydrogen atoms: computational and experimental studies of small aldehydes. In: PCCP: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 (31). pp. 14076-14091.

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Abstract

Structural and electronic properties of C-H center dot center dot center dot O contacts in compounds containing a formyl group are investigated from the perspective of both hydrogen bonding and dipole-dipole interactions, in a systematic and graded approach. The effects of a-substitution and self-association on the nature of the formyl H-atom are studied with the NBO and AIM methodologies. The relative dipole-dipole contributions in formyl C-H center dot center dot center dot O interactions are obtained for aldehyde dimers. The stabilities and energies of aldehyde clusters (dimer through octamer) have been examined computationally. Such studies have an implication in crystallization mechanisms. Experimental X-ray crystal structures of formaldehyde, acrolein and N-methylformamide have been determined in order to ascertain the role of C-H center dot center dot center dot O interactions in the crystal packing of formyl compounds.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 06:53
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2011 06:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39964

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