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Accurate (1)H chemical shifts of the -OH groups of polyphenol compounds can be calculated, compared to experimental values, using a combination of DFT, polarizable continuum model (PCM) and discrete solute-solvent hydrogen bond interactions. The study focuses on three molecular solutes: phenol, 4-methylcatechol and the natural product genkwanin in DMSO,… (More)
The inability to determine precisely the location of labile protons in X-ray molecular structures has been a key barrier to progress in many areas of molecular sciences. We report an approach for predicting hydrogen bond distances beyond the limits of X-ray crystallography based on accurate ab initio calculations of O-HO proton chemical shifts, using a… (More)
Experimental parameters that influence the resolution of 1H-NMR phenol OH signals are critically evaluated with emphasis on the effects of pH, temperature and nature of the solvents. Extremely sharp peaks (Δν1/2≤2 Hz) can be obtained under optimized experimental conditions which allow the application of 1H-13C HMBC-NMR experiments to reveal long range… (More)
The exact knowledge of hydrogen atomic positions of O-H···O hydrogen bonds in solution and in the solid state has been a major challenge in structural and physical organic chemistry. The objective of this review article is to summarize recent developments in the refinement of labile hydrogen positions with the use of: (i) density functional theory (DFT)… (More)
Numerous gas phase electron diffraction, ultra-fast electron diffraction, X-ray and neutron diffraction experiments on β-dicarbonyl compounds exhibiting enol-enol tautomeric equilibrium, with emphasis on acetylacetone and dibenzoylmethane, have so far been reported with conflicting results on the structural details of the O-HO intramolecular hydrogen bond… (More)
The photochemistry of three structurally very similar triphenylmethylsilanes 1, 2, 3 [p-X-C(6)H(4)-CPh(2)-SiMe(3): X = PhCO, 1; H, ; Ph(OCH(2)CH(2)O)C, 3] is described by means of 248 and 308 nm nanosecond laser flash photolysis (ns-LFP), femtosecond LFP, EPR spectroscopy, emission spectroscopy (fluorescence, phosphorescence), ns-pulse radiolysis (ns-PR),… (More)
We describe the synthesis, crystal structure and solid state reactivity of cadmium fumarate dihydrate, which is made up of planar H-bonded metal-organic layers and undergoes, upon irradiation, a topochemical [2 + 2] cycloaddition reaction.
Parent radical cations of nonpolar solvents (alkanes and alkyl chlorides) ionize 9-(trimethylsilyl)xanthenes and 9-(trimethylsilyl)fluorenes in a diffusion-controlled electron transfer. The actual electron jump as the deciding part of the process does not require a defined encounter complex, and therefore the reactants are not subjected to any geometry… (More)
The assembly of Er(3+) and Y(3+) cations with trans,trans-muconic acid affords a photoreactive 3D microporous MOF that, upon UV irradiation, undergoes a cycloaddition reaction (SCSC up to 55%), with in situ formation of a strained ladderane.
Three 2D and 3D photoreactive MOFs of trans,trans-muconic acid with Er(3+) and their corresponding isomorphous Y(3+) phases were synthesized and their photoreactivity was studied as a function of the crystal environment.