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Structures, dipole moments, electron-transfer barriers, and spin density distributions of a series of mixed-valent bistriarylamin radical cations have been studied systematically by hybrid density functional methods with variable exact-exchange admixture combined with a continuum solvent model. The chosen systems differ in their bridging units and are all(More)
The redox stability of gold halide complexes in aqueous solution has been examined quantum-chemically by a systematic comparison of scalar- and nonrelativistic pseudopotential calculations, using both COSMO and D-COSMO-RS solvent models for water. After a computational benchmarking of density-functional methods against CCSD(T) results for the gas phase(More)
A series of paracyclophane (PC) bridged mixed-valence (MV) bis-triarylamine radical cations with different ([2.2], [3.3], [4.4]) linkers, with and without additional ethynyl spacers, have been studied by quantum-chemical calculations (BLYP35-D3/TZVP/COSMO) of ground-state structures, thermal electron-transfer barriers, hyperfine couplings, and lowest-lying(More)
The ligand-field strength in metal complexes of polydentate ligands depends critically on how the ligand backbone places the donor atoms in three-dimensional space. Distortions from regular coordination geometries are often observed. In this work, we study the isolated effect of ligand-sphere distortion by means of two structurally related pentadentate(More)
Due to their position-dependent exact exchange admixture, local hybrid functionals offer a higher flexibility and thus the potential for more universal and accurate exchange correlation functionals compared to global hybrids with a constant admixture, as has been demonstrated in previous work. Yet, the local hybrid constructions used so far do not account(More)
The modeling of chemical reactions in protic solvents tends to be far more computationally demanding than in most aprotic solvents, where bulk solvent effects are well described by dielectric continuum solvent models. In the presence of hydrogen bonds from a protic solvent to reactants, transition states or intermediates, a faithful modeling of the solvent(More)
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