Ioan Silaghi-Dumitrescu

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Studies using density functional theory (DFT) at the hybrid B3LYP level indicate that the relative energies of structures with three-fold, four-fold, and five-fold symmetry for centered 10-vertex bare germanium clusters of the general type M@Ge(10) (z) depend on the central metal atom M and the skeletal electron count. For M@Ge(10) clusters with 20 skeletal(More)
The (organo)gallium compounds GaCl{(SC6H4-2-PPh2)-kappa2S,P}2 (1), Ga{(SC6H4-2-PPh2)-kappa2S,P}{(SC6H4-2-PPh2)-kappaS}2 (2), GaMe2{(SC6H4-2-PPh2)-kappa2S,P} (3), GatBu2{(SC6H4-2-PPh2)-kappa2S,P} (4), GatBu{(SC6H4-2-PPh2)-kappa2S,P}{(SC6H4-2-PPh2)-kappaS} (5), [GaMe2{(mu2-SC6H4-2-AsPh2)-kappaS}]2 (6), and(More)
The ferrous square-pyramidal [Fe(NHis)4(SCys)] site of superoxide reductases (SORs) has been shown to reduce superoxide at a nearly diffusion-controlled rate. The final products of the reaction are hydrogen peroxide and the ferric hexacoordinated SOR site, with a carboxylate group from a conserved glutamate serving as the sixth ligand trans to the cysteine(More)
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has been applied to characterize the interaction of 6-mercaptopurine-ribose (6MPR), an active drug used in chemotherapy of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, with a model biological substrate at therapeutic concentrations and as function of the pH value. Therefore, a detailed vibrational analysis of crystalline and(More)
A reliable procedure is proposed for assigning the electronic structures for large biologically-relevant systems, where the size of the model confines one to the use of density functional theory (DFT) methods, and where the risk of over-interpreting DFT-derived molecular orbitals and spin densities still exists. The proposed approach focuses on the use of(More)
Density functional theory (DFT) at the hybrid B3LYP level has been applied to the germanium clusters Ge(9)(z) clusters (z = -6, -4, -3, -2, 0, +2, and +4) starting from three different initial configurations. Double-zeta quality LANL2DZ basis functions extended by adding one set of polarization (d) and one set of diffuse (p) functions were used. The global(More)
Density functional theory (DFT) at the hybrid B3LYP level has been applied to the polyhedral boranes B(n)H(n)(z) (n = 8 and 11, z = -2, -4, and -6) for comparison with isoelectronic germanium clusters Ge(n)(z). The energy differences between the global minima and other higher energy borane structures are much larger relative to the case of the corresponding(More)
The reactions between silver tetrafluoroborate and the ligands 1,2,4,5-C(6)H(2)[CH(2)OCH(2)C(pz)(3)](4) (L1, pz = pyrazolyl ring), o-C(6)H(4)[CH(2)OCH(2)C(pz)(3)](2) (L2), and m-C(6)H(4)[CH(2)OCH(2)C(pz)(3)](2) (L3) yield coordination polymers of the formula (C(6)H(6)(-)(n)[CH(2)OCH(2)C(pz)(3)](n)(AgBF4)(m))( infinity ) (n = 4, m = 2, 1; n = 2, ortho(More)
Construction of polyhex and other tiled tori starting from square-like tori is presented. Leapfrog transformation of both linear and angular polyhex isomers is discussed and illustrated. Molecular mechanics and semi empirical calculations emphasize toranes (alkanes-like hydrocarbons) rather torenes (alkenes-like or arenes-like molecules) as plausible(More)
Heteropolytopic arsanylthiolato ligands 1-AsPh(2)-2-SHC(6)H(4) (AsSH), PhAs(2-SHC(6)H(4))(2) (AsS(2)H(2)), and As(2-SHC(6)H(4))(3) (AsS(3)H(3)) have been prepared by lithiation-electrophilic substitution procedures. The 2:1 reaction of AsSH with NiCl(2)·6H(2)O, Na(2)[PdCl(4)], and [PtI(2)(cod)] (cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) in the presence of NEt(3) afforded(More)