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A systematic examination of classical and multi-center bonding in heteroborane clusters

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This paper presents a systematic study of multicenter and classical bonding on a broad series of experimentally known heteroboranes covering closo, nido, arachno and hypho types of cages with incorporated tetrel, pnictogen or chalcogen heterovertices up to the third-row elements. The nature of bonding is studied using a novel quantum-chemical tool, the intrinsic atomic/bond orbital (IAO/IBO) approach, which provides a direct connection between quantum chemistry and chemical concepts. We also discuss how the computed IBO properties are related to molecular observables such as interatomic distances, molecular electrostatic potential surfaces and dipole moments.

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The article was received on 02 Nov 2017, accepted on 15 Dec 2017 and first published on 18 Dec 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP07422K
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 4666-4675
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    A systematic examination of classical and multi-center bonding in heteroborane clusters

    P. Melichar, D. Hnyk and J. Fanfrlík, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 4666
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP07422K

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