Josep M. Luis

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The potential energy surface (PES) of Ti@C(28) has been revisited, and the stationary points have been carefully characterized. In particular, the C(2v) symmetry structure considered previously turns out to be a transition state lying 2.3 kcal/mol above the ground state of C(3v) symmetry at the MP2/6-31G(d) level. A large binding energy of 181.3 kcal/mol is(More)
Oxo-transfer chemistry mediated by iron underpins many biological processes and today is emerging as synthetically very important for the catalytic oxidation of C-H and C=C moieties that are hard to activate conventionally. Despite the vast amount of research in this area, experimental characterization of the reactive species under catalytic conditions is(More)
In recent years, much attention has been focused on the incorporation of redox-active transition-metal complexes into the dendrimer structure owing to their potential applications in various fields. Also, the antenna-like structure of the dendrimers, in many cases, was found to provide an ideal organization for these chromophores and redox centers to work(More)
A set of exchange-correlation functionals, including BLYP, PBE0, B3LYP, BHandHLYP, CAM-B3LYP, LC-BLYP, and HSE, has been used to determine static and dynamic nonresonant (nuclear relaxation) vibrational (hyper)polarizabilities for a series of all-trans polymethineimine (PMI) oligomers containing up to eight monomer units. These functionals are assessed(More)
In this study we report on the electronic and vibrational (hyper)polarizabilities of donor-acceptor-substituted azobenzene. It is observed that both electronic and vibrational contributions to the electric dipole first hyperpolarizability of investigated photoactive molecule substantially depend on the conformation. The contributions to the nuclear(More)
The encapsulation of metal clusters in endohedral metallofullerenes (EMFs) takes place in cages that in most cases are far from being the most stable isomer in the corresponding hollow fullerenes. There exist several possible explanations for the choice of the hosting cages in EMFs, although the final reasons are actually not totally well understood.(More)
In the present work, we have computed the energy and hardness profiles for a series of inter and intramolecular conformational changes at several levels of calculation. All processes studied have in common the fact that the choice of a weak methodology or a poor basis set results in the presence of spurious stationary points in the energy profile. At(More)