David Cappelletti

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We report the definitive assessment of a measurable (half a kJ/mol) charge-transfer (CT) component in the interaction of water with the noble gases. The CT is found to be strongly stereoselective and is mediated by a highly asymmetric, donor/acceptor concerted role of the two hydrogen atoms, which can in fact dictate the equilibrium geometry of the adducts.(More)
The complexes of helium and neon with gaseous neutral molecules are generally perceived to be van der Waals adducts held together by physical (non-covalent) forces, owing to the combination of size (exchange) repulsion with dispersion/induction attraction. Molecular beam experiments confirm that this is the case for He-CF4 , Ne-CF4 adducts, but revealed(More)
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