Mario Duque-Noreña

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The formulation of the second-order perturbation approach to the stabilization energy of the A-B interacting species due to charge transfer is revisited. Intrinsic (i.e., electronic) theoretical indices for both relative electrophilicity and nucleophilicity are proposed for any electrophile (A)-nucleophile (B) pairs of combining species. By using the new(More)
The highly varying experimental pKa values for 36 arylamines spanning 7 orders of magnitude is carefully examined. Within this framework, a valence condensed-to-atom model for the average ionization energy is introduced and tested. The theoretical approach is connected to orbital Fukui functions directly mapped into semilocal or regional site-specific(More)
The selectivity of the intramolecular cyclizations of a series of 2'-aminochalcones was investigated with an approach that combines spin-polarized conceptual density functional theory and energy calculations. To that aim, condensed-to-atoms electrophilic Fukui functions, f NN (+) (r), were utilized as descriptors of the proclivity for nucleophilic attack of(More)
α-Ocimene, β-ocimenes and alloocimenes are isomeric monoterpenes occurring naturally as oils within several plants and fruits. These thermally unstable compounds are employed in the pharmaceutical and fine-chemicals industries due to their natural plant defense properties and pleasant odors. In this work, and in the context of a recent revival in attention(More)
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