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We propose here an evaluation of chemically intuitive distributed electrostatic moments using the topological analysis of the electron localization function (ELF). As this partition of the total charge density provides an accurate representation of the molecular dipole, the distributed electrostatic moments based on the ELF partition (DEMEP) allows(More)
The application of (211)At to targeted cancer therapy is currently hindered by the rapid deastatination that occurs in vivo. As the deastatination mechanism is unknown, we tackled this issue from the viewpoint of the intrinsic properties of At-involving chemical bonds. An apparent correlation has been evidenced between in vivo stability of (211)At-labeled(More)
Following a previous study by de Courcy et al. ((2009) Interdiscip. Sci. Comput. Life Sci. 1, 55-60), we demonstrate in this contribution, using quantum chemistry, that metal cations exhibit a specific topological signature in the electron localization of their density interacting with ligands according to its "soft" or "hard" character. Introducing the(More)
The successive hydrogenation of CO has been investigated by two methods. The first is hydrogenation of a CO surface. The second is co-injection of CO molecules and H atoms. Both methods have been performed at 3 and 10 K. In the first method, the interaction of H atoms with solid CO at 10 K shows that CO is consumed to form H(2)CO and CH(3)OH. No trace of(More)
Recent experimental results about the oxidation of methionine enkephalin by ·OH radicals indicated an intramolecular electron transfer between the C-terminal methionine radical cation and the tyrosine N-terminus too fast to be observed. We have investigated the thermodynamic possibility of this intramolecular electron transfer by calculating the(More)
The geometries of AF6E molecules, which may have either an O(h) or a C(3v) geometry, have been studied by means of the electron localization function. Our results show that when the molecule has a C(3v) geometry, there is a valence-shell monosynaptic V(A) basin corresponding to the presence of a lone pair in the valence shell of the central atom A. The(More)
The origin of the formation of the weak bond N|C...O involved in an original class of aspartic protease inhibitors was investigated by means of the electron localization function (ELF) and explicitly correlated wave-function (MRCI) analysis. The distance between the electrophilic C and the nucleophilic N centers appears to be controlled directly by the(More)
This work addresses the decomposition of the Electron Localization Function (ELF) into partial density contributions using an appealing split of kinetic energy densities. Regarding the degree of the electron localization, the relationship between ELF and its usual spin-polarized formula is discussed. A new polarized ELF formula, built from any subsystems of(More)
Although potentially powerful, molecular oxygen is an inert oxidant due to the triplet nature of its ground state. Therefore, many enzymesse various metal cations (M) to produce singlet active species M(n) O(2) . In this communication we investigate the topology of the Electron Localization Function (ELF) within five biomimetic complexes which are(More)
Recent studies on the formation of XH(3)(+) noble gas complexes have shown strategic implications for the composition of the atmospheres of the giant planets as well as for the composition of comets. One crucial factor in the astrophysical process is the relative abundances of the noble gases versus H(3)(+). It is the context in which the possibility for(More)