Hai-Shun Wu

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The structure and stability of endohedral X@C20F20 complexes (X = H-, F-, Cl-, Br-, H, He) have been computed at the B3LYP level of theory. All complexes in I (h) symmetry were found to be energy minimum structures. H-@C20F20 and F-@C20F20 complexes have negative inclusion energies, while other complexes have positive inclusion energies. Similarity between(More)
As part of a search for high energy density materials (HEDMs), a series of purine derivatives with nitro groups were designed computationally. The relationship between the structures and the performances of these polynitropurines was studied. Density functional theory (DFT) at the B3LYP/6-311G** level was employed to evaluate the heats of formation (HOFs)(More)
Based on fully optimized geometric structures at DFT-B3LYP/6-311G** level, we calculated electronic structures, heats of formation, strain energies, bond dissociation energies and detonation performance (detonation velocity and detonation pressure) for a series of polynitraminecubanes. Our results have shown that energy gaps of cubane derivatives are much(More)
A series of polynitroprismanes, C(6)H(6-n )(NO(2))(n) (n = 1-6) intended for use as high energy density compounds (HEDCs) were designed computationally. Their electronic structures, heats of formation, interactions between nitro groups, specific enthalpies of combustion, bond dissociation energies, and explosive performances (detonation velocities and(More)
The structure and stability of a set of (CF)60 isomers have been computed at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) density functional theory level. The most stable isomer (6, F4@C60F56) has tube-like structure with four endo C-F bonds and fused five-membered rings at the end of the tube, while the reported most stable cage structure (2, F8@C60F52) with eight endo C-F bonds is(More)
The structure and stability of 22 B36N36 cage molecules containing four-membered (F4), five-membered (F5), six-membered (F6), eight-membered (F8) and 12-membered (F12) rings have been computed at the B3LYP/6-31G* level of density functional theory. The most stable structure (1) has T(d) symmetry with six F4 and 32 F6 rings, following the isolated square(More)
The chemical fixation of carbon dioxide with 2,3-epoxypropyl phenyl ether catalyzed by LiBr salt to produce a five-membered cyclic carbonate, 4-(phenoxymethyl)-1,3-dioxolan-2-one, has been extensively investigated at the B3LYP density functional level of theory. The solvent effects have been studied by means of a PCM model. All possible pathways are(More)
The structure and stability of neutral polyoxometalate cages (Mo2O6)m (m=1-13) have been computed systematically. These neutral cages can be viewed topologically as polyhedra containing triangles (f3) and squares (f4). The relative stability of these polyhedra is associated with the location and separation of the f3. The initial stable isomers were(More)
The cycloaddition of CO2 to epoxides, catalyzed by Mg(TPP)/TBAI (TPP = tetraphenylporphyrin; TBAI = tetrabutylammonium iodide), was investigated using DFT methods. Epoxides with various substituents were studied to explore steric and electronic effects on the reaction mechanism. Computational results show that the cycloaddition proceeds according to a much(More)