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Theoretical predictions of the spectroscopic parameters in noble-gas molecules: HXeOH and its complex with water

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We employ state-of-the-art methods and basis sets to study the effect of inserting the Xe atom into the water molecule and the water dimer on their NMR parameters. Our aim is to obtain predictions for the future experimental investigation of novel xenon complexes by NMR spectroscopy. Properties such as molecular structure and energetics have been studied by supermolecular approaches using HF, MP2, CCSD, CCSD(T) and MP4 methods. The bonding in HXeOH⋯H2O complexes has been analyzed by Symmetry-Adapted Perturbation Theory to provide the intricate insight into the nature of the interaction. We focus on vibrational spectra, NMR shielding and spin–spin coupling constants—experimental signals that reflect the electronic structures of the compounds. The parameters have been calculated at electron-correlated and Dirac–Hartree–Fock relativistic levels. This study has elucidated that the insertion of the Xe atom greatly modifies the NMR properties, including both the electron correlation and relativistic effects, the 129Xe shielding constants decrease in HXeOH and HXeOH⋯H2O in comparison to Xe atom; the 17O, as a neighbour of Xe, is deshielded too. The HXeOH⋯H2O complex in its most stable form is stabilized mainly by induction and dispersion energies.

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The article was received on 28 Apr 2011, accepted on 31 May 2011 and first published on 01 Aug 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21359H
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 15455-15467

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    Theoretical predictions of the spectroscopic parameters in noble-gas molecules: HXeOH and its complex with water

    J. Cukras and J. Sadlej, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 15455
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21359H

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