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Does the endohedral borospherene supersalt FLi2@B39 maintain the “super” properties of its subunits?

The behavior of the entirely unique system represented by superalkaline species incorporated into a superhalogen cage has been studied using density functional theory with hybrid functionals and the triple-ξ quality basis set level of theory. The singlet ground state and triplet excited state of an FLi2@B39 borospherene complex as well as its cationic and anionic doublet ground states have been investigated. Only the encapsulation of FLi2+ into B39 in FLi2@B39+ is a thermodynamically unfavorable process. All other systems are stabilized during encapsulation most likely via an unpaired electron delocalization process and electrostatic interaction. The calculations revealed that superhalogen and superalkaline properties inherent in the separated fragments are lost in FLi2@B39 complexes. The applicability of vertically estimated ionization potentials and electron affinities instead of adiabatic ones for description of such systems has been demonstrated

The authors acknowledge the support of the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain (Project CTQ2014-54306-P), Generalitat de Catalunya (project number 2014SGR931, Xarxa de Referència en Química Teòrica i Computacional, and ICREA Academia prize 2014 for MS), and the European Fund for Regional Development (FEDER grant UNGI10-4E-801)

© Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, vol. 19, núm. 32, p. 21276-21281

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Author: Stasyuk, Anton J.
Solà i Puig, Miquel
Date: 2017 July 24
Abstract: The behavior of the entirely unique system represented by superalkaline species incorporated into a superhalogen cage has been studied using density functional theory with hybrid functionals and the triple-ξ quality basis set level of theory. The singlet ground state and triplet excited state of an FLi2@B39 borospherene complex as well as its cationic and anionic doublet ground states have been investigated. Only the encapsulation of FLi2+ into B39 in FLi2@B39+ is a thermodynamically unfavorable process. All other systems are stabilized during encapsulation most likely via an unpaired electron delocalization process and electrostatic interaction. The calculations revealed that superhalogen and superalkaline properties inherent in the separated fragments are lost in FLi2@B39 complexes. The applicability of vertically estimated ionization potentials and electron affinities instead of adiabatic ones for description of such systems has been demonstrated
The authors acknowledge the support of the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain (Project CTQ2014-54306-P), Generalitat de Catalunya (project number 2014SGR931, Xarxa de Referència en Química Teòrica i Computacional, and ICREA Academia prize 2014 for MS), and the European Fund for Regional Development (FEDER grant UNGI10-4E-801)
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Citation: https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cp02550e
ISSN: 1463-9076 (versió paper)
1463-9084 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/14357
Language: eng
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Collection: MINECO/PE 2015-2017/CTQ2014-54306-P
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Is part of: © Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, vol. 19, núm. 32, p. 21276-21281
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Density functionals
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Title: Does the endohedral borospherene supersalt FLi2@B39 maintain the “super” properties of its subunits?
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