Dispersion Corrections Essential for the Study of Chemical Reactivity in Fullerenes

Text Complet
Dispersion-Corrections.pdf closed access
Sol·licita còpia a l'autor de l'article
En omplir aquest formulari esteu demanant una còpia de l'article dipositat al repositori institucional (DUGiDocs) al seu autor o a l'autor principal de l'article. Serà el mateix autor qui decideixi lliurar una còpia del document a qui ho sol•liciti si ho creu convenient. En tot cas, la Biblioteca de la UdG no intervé en aquest procés ja que no està autoritzada a facilitar articles quan aquests són d'accés restringit.
In a previous paper (J. Phys. Chem. A2009, 113, 9721), we analyzed theoretically the Diels−Alder cycloaddition between cyclopentadiene and C60 for which experimental results on energy barriers and reaction energies are known. One of the main conclusions reached was that the two-layered ONIOM2(B3LYP/6-31G(d):SVWN/STO-3G) method provides results very close to the full B3LYP/6-31G(d) ones. Unfortunately, however, both the exothermicity of the reaction and the energy barrier were clearly overestimated by these two methods. In the present work, we analyze the effect of the inclusion of Grimme’s dispersion corrections in the energy profile of this reaction. Our results show that these corrections are essential to get results close to the experimental values. In addition, we have performed calculations both with and without dispersion corrections for the Diels−Alder reaction of C60 and several dienes and for the Diels−Alder cycloaddition of a (5,5) single-walled carbon nanotube and 1,3-cis-butadiene. The results obtained indicate that inclusion of dispersion corrections is compulsory for the study of the chemical reactivity of fullerenes and nanotube ​
​Tots els drets reservats