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Title: Structure, stability and reactivity parameters of (CH)8 isomers and their cation and anion radical counterparts : A theoretical study
Authors: Priyakumar, U Deva
Sastry, G Narahari
Issue Date: Mar-2000
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Among the hydrocarbons with (CH)2k (k = 1,2,3,4 .... ) structural formula. (CH)8 where k=4, possesses nineteen local minima at semiempirical level with comparable heats of formation. AM1 procedure is found to be better than MNDO and PM3 in evaluating the heats of formation and geometries based on comparison with available experimental data of the neutral isomers. Vertical and adiabatic electron affinities and ionization potentials have been calculated for all the available isomers. The relative energy ordering is mainly controlled by the electronic factors rather than the strain. Koopman's theorem is not expected to yield reliable answers for ionization potentials, as the orbital relaxation seems to be very high for some isomers. The major geometric distortions are due to either Jahn-Teller distortions or strong vibronic interactions and the consequent reordering of the skeleton. Relaxation energies from vertical to adiabatic states are roughly proportional to the geometric deformations that occur upon ionization or addition of an electron.
Page(s): 92-99
ISSN: 0975-0975(Online); 0376-4710(Print)
Appears in Collections:IJC-A Vol.39A(01-03) [January-March 2000]

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