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  • Ab initio study of hydrogen bonding and proton transfer in 3:1 FH:NH3 and FH:collidine complexes: structures and one- and two-bond coupling constants across hydrogen bonds.

Ab initio study of hydrogen bonding and proton transfer in 3:1 FH:NH3 and FH:collidine complexes: structures and one- and two-bond coupling constants across hydrogen bonds.

The journal of physical chemistry. A (2006-01-20)
Janet E Del Bene, José Elguero
ABSTRACT

Ab initio EOM-CCSD calculations have been performed on 3:1 FH:NH3 complexes at their own optimized MP2/6-31+G(d,p) geometries and at the optimized geometries in the hydrogen-bonding regions of corresponding 3:1 FH:collidine complexes. The isolated gas-phase equilibrium 3:1 FH:NH3 complex has an open structure with a proton-shared Fa-Ha-N hydrogen bond, while the isolated equilibrium 3:1 FH:collidine complex has a perpendicular structure with an Fa-Ha-N hydrogen bond that is on the ion-pair side of proton-shared. The Fa-N coupling constant ((2h)J(Fa-N)) for the equilibrium 3:1 FH:NH3 complex is large and negative, consistent with a proton-shared Fa-Ha-N hydrogen bond; (2h)JFb-Fa is positive, reflecting a short Fb-Fa distance and partial proton transfer from Fb to Fa across the Fb-Hb-Fa hydrogen bond. In contrast, (2h)JFa-N has a smaller absolute value and (2h)JFb-Fa is greater for the 3:1 FH:NH3 complex at the equilibrium 3:1 FH:collidine geometry, consistent with the structural characteristics of the Fa-Ha-N and Fb-Hb-Fa hydrogen bonds. Coupling constants computed at proton-transferred 3:1 FH:collidine perpendicular geometries are consistent with experimental coupling constants for the 3:1 FH:collidine complex in solution and indicate that the role of the solvent is to promote further proton transfer from Fa to N across the Fa-Ha-N hydrogen bond, and from Fb to Fa across the two equivalent Fb-Hb-Fa hydrogen bonds. The best correlations between experimental and computed coupling constants are found for complexes with perpendicular proton-transferred structures, one having the optimized geometry of a 3:1 FH:collidine complex at an Fa-Ha distance of 1.80 A, and the other at the optimized 3:1 FH:collidine geometry with distances derived from the experimental coupling constants. These calculations provide support for the proposed perpendicular structure of the 3:1 FH:collidine complex as the structure which exists in solution.

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2,4,6-Trimethylpyridine, ReagentPlus®, 99%
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2,4,6-Trimethylpyridine, puriss. p.a., 99% (GC)