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Infrared–optical double resonance spectroscopic measurements and high level ab initio calculations on a binary complex between phenylacetylene and borane-trimethylamine. Understanding the role of C–H⋯π interactions

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Abstract

The structure of the binary complex between phenylacetylene and borane-trimethylamine has been elucidated using IR-UV double resonance spectroscopy in combination with high level ab initio calculations at the CCSD(T) level. Borane-trimethylamine interacts primarily through multiple C–H⋯π interactions with the π electron density of the benzene ring in phenylacetylene. CCSD(T) level calculations provide reliable estimates for the interaction energy and free energy, which are in accord with the experimental observations. The DFT-SAPT calculations point out that the dispersion interaction plays a major role in the formation of the experimentally observed complex, along with a sizable contribution from electrostatics.

Graphical abstract: Infrared–optical double resonance spectroscopic measurements and high level ab initio calculations on a binary complex between phenylacetylene and borane-trimethylamine. Understanding the role of C–H⋯π interactions

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The article was received on 17 Jun 2009, accepted on 04 Aug 2009 and first published on 26 Aug 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B911926D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009,11, 9738-9743
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    Infrared–optical double resonance spectroscopic measurements and high level ab initio calculations on a binary complex between phenylacetylene and borane-trimethylamine. Understanding the role of C–H⋯π interactions

    S. Maity, R. Sedlak, P. Hobza and G. N. Patwari, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 9738
    DOI: 10.1039/B911926D

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