Luis Enrique Sansores

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This study analyzes the aromatic nature of cyanuric acid (hexahydrotriazine) and some of its derivatives, in terms of aromatic stabilization energy (ASE) and electronic behavior. The simplest molecule (C(3)N(3)O(3)H(3)) is the most aromatic item out of the entire set, but some of the others also display aromatic character. The structure of all the rings is(More)
Linear oligomerization of 3,5-dimethyl benzyl alcohol is induced by a montmorillonite clay (Tonsil Optimum Extra), producing 1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-9,10-dihydro-anthracene, which, by loss of protons results in the product 1,3,5,7-tetramethylanthracene. It was also found that the compounds 4-(3´,5´-dimethylbenzyl)-1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-9,10-dihydroanthracece and(More)
Large fullerenes such as C180 and C116 can be used as hosts for other molecules of the same family. Based on this idea, two complexes were designed, one in which C180 accepts a C60 molecule as a guest and the other in which C20 was placed inside C116. The behavior of these new assemblies was closer to that of a large endohedral complex rather than(More)
Mixed-ligand Cu2+ ternary complexes, formed by an aromatic diimine and a second ligand with O donor atoms, show a higher than expected stability. To understand the factors affecting the stability of these systems, we performed a density functional study of [Cu(H2O)5]2+, [Cu(N-N)(H2O)3]2+, and [Cu(N-N)(O-O)H2O] (N-N is 1,10-phenanthroline,(More)
A current problem about oils and feedstock in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is the continuous cumulative deposition of metal contaminants on the catalyst, resulting in important modifications of its properties. Vanadium plays a detrimental role on the catalyst components because enhances the destruction of the Y-zeolite structure during regeneration stage(More)
The prediction of the series of complexes [Au(3)Cl(3)M(2)] with M = Li, Na, K, Rb and Cs, has been achieved at the ab initio level of theory. All geometries were fully optimized at the MP2 level of theory; the central Au(3) cluster is capped by chlorine atoms and the alkaline metals lie above and below the plane of the central ring; aurophilic interactions(More)
A theoretical study of a sandwich compound with a metal monolayer sheet between two aromatic ligands is presented. A full geometry optimization of the [Au(3)Cl(3)Tr(2)](2+) (1) compound, which is a triangular gold(I) monolayer sheet capped by chlorines and bounded to two cycloheptatrienyl (Tr) ligands was carried out using perturbation theory at the MP2(More)
Aromatic rings can suffer severe distortions upon substituting transition metal centers with certain kinds of organometallic compounds. This property is very interesting because aromaticity can remain despite the deformation. Theoretical calculations at the density functional theory level were carried out on two such structures containing vanadium and iron(More)
The phenomenon of formation of two isomers, yellow and orange, of the cyclometalated Ru(II) complex, [Ru(o-C₆H₄-py)(MeCN)₄]⁺, was investigated by EELS spectroscopy and theoretical calculations. Both forms show very similar structures and spectroscopic properties, but slight differences in X-ray data and absorption between them were noted. No double minimum(More)
The interaction of H2 and O2 molecules in the presence of nitrogen-doped graphene decorated with either a palladium or gold atom was investigated by using density functional theory. It was found that two hydrogen molecules were adsorbed on the palladium atom. The interaction of these adsorbed hydrogen molecules with two oxygen molecules generates two(More)
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