Hélène Bolvin

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The aim of this work is to characterize the complexation ability of F-, BF4-, PF6-, and Tf2N- toward uranyl ions in aqueous solution. These anions were chosen as they represent the anionic part of the most studied room-temperature ionic liquids. Time-resolved emission spectroscopy and X-ray absorption spectroscopy were used to retrieve structural data on(More)
The electronic structure and magnetic properties of neptunyl(VI), NpO2(2+), and two neptunyl complexes, [NpO2(NO3)3](-) and [NpO2Cl4](2-), were studied with a combination of theoretical methods: ab initio relativistic wavefunction methods and density functional theory (DFT), as well as crystal-field (CF) models with parameters extracted from the ab initio(More)
The electron densities associated with the Ln 4f shell, and spin and orbital magnetizations ('magnetic moment densities'), are investigated for the Ln(COT)2(-) series. The densities are obtained from ab-initio calculations including spin-orbit coupling. For Ln = Ce, Pr the magnetizations are also derived from crystal field models and shown to agree with the(More)
The ground and first excited states of PaX(6)(2-) (X=F,Cl,Br,I), UX(6)(-) (X=F,Cl,Br) and NpF(6) are calculated using the spin-orbit complete active space perturbation theory at second order method and the g-factors are deduced. The isotropic g-matrix is built from first principles, and the g-factors are found to be negative. Results are analyzed in the(More)
The triiodide ion I(3)(-) exhibits a complex photodissociation behavior, the dynamics of which are not yet fully understood. As a first step toward determining the full potential energy surfaces of this species for subsequent simulations of its dissociation processes, we investigate the performance of different electronic structure methods [time-dependent(More)
Starting from the formula proposed by Gerloch and McMeeking in 1975, the electronic g-matrix is expressed as a sum of two matrices called Lambda and Sigma describing the orbital and spin contributions respectively. This approach is applied on benchmark diatomic and triatomic molecules, and on TiF3 and Cu(NH3)4(2+) using either CASPT2 or CCSD(T) methods to(More)
The ground and excited states of the AmO(2) (+), AmO(2) (2+), and AmO(2) (3+) ions have been studied using the four-component configuration interaction singles doubles, spin-orbit complete active space self-consistent field, and spin-orbit complete active space-order perturbation theory methods. The roles of scalar relativistic effects and spin-orbit(More)
Transition metal complexes of 6-aminomethyl-bis[methyl-2-(4,5-dihydro-4,4,5,5- tetramethylimidazolinyl-3-oxide-l-oxy)]-2,2'-bipyridine, bpyN(NIT)(2), 1, have been synthesized and characterized by FAB-MS, UV-vis, FT-IR, and EPR spectroscopies, elemental analysis, and susceptibility measurements. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies have been performed on(More)
The Creutz-Taube complex [(NH3)5-Ru-pyrazine-Ru-(NH3)5]5+ is studied using wave function-based methods, namely the CASSCF/MS-CASPT2 method. Spin-orbit effects have been calculated with the SO-RASSI program. The nature of the ground state is analyzed, and all the excited states up to 50,000 cm(-1) are calculated. They form a quasi continuum from 25,000(More)