Vincent Tognetti

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In this article, we report a detailed study on halogen bonds in complexes of CHCBr, CHCCl, CH2CHBr, FBr, FCl, and ClBr with a set of Lewis bases (NH3, OH2, SH2, OCH2, OH(-), Br(-)). To obtain insight into the physical nature of these bonds, we extensively used Bader's Quantum Theory of Atoms-in-Molecules (QTAIM). With this aim, in addition to the(More)
Isotopic labeling is widely used in various fields like proteomics, metabolomics, fluxomics, as well as in NMR structural studies, but it requires an efficient determination of the isotopic enrichment. Mass spectrometry is the method of choice for such analysis. However, when complex expression systems like hairy roots are used for production, multiple(More)
A new parameter-free correlation functional based on the local Ragot-Cortona approach [J. Chem. Phys. 121, 7671 (2004)] is presented. This functional rests on a single ansatz for the gradient correction enhancement factor: it is assumed to be given by a simple analytic expression satisfying some exact conditions and containing two coefficients. These(More)
In this paper, we present a detailed energetic decomposition of intramolecular O···X interactions (X being O, S, or a halogen atom) based on the interacting quantum atoms approach of Pendás and co-workers. The nature of these interactions (repulsive or attractive, more or less electrostatic) is discussed in the framework of Bader's atoms in molecules(More)
Two recently proposed correlation functionals, TCA and RevTCA, belonging to the generalized-gradient approximation (GGA) class, are briefly presented and their performances are discussed. The emphasis is put on the comparison with hybrid functionals, which are often the preferred ones for applications to molecular (but not to solid-state) systems. We show(More)
A palladium-catalyzed C-H bond functionalization of acrylamides was developed to build up stereoselectively trifluoromethylated 1,3-butadienes. Using a tertiary amide as a directing group, olefins were selectively functionalized with 2-bromo-3,3,3-trifluoropropene to access these important fluorinated compounds. The methodology was extended to the(More)
Natural orbitals (NOs) are central constituents for evaluating correlation energies through efficient approximations. Here, we report the closed-form expression of the NOs of two-electron quantum rings, which are prototypical finite-extension systems and new starting points for the development of exchange-correlation functionals in density functional(More)
In this paper, we show that trans effects in octahedral complexes can primarily be related to differences in the ability, for a given ligand, to cede electron density to the metal cation under the influence of the ligand at the trans position. Using tools from conceptual DFT or from related paradigms, we highlight these effects on a set of representative(More)
The reaction mechanism of diastereoselective oxidative dearomatization by iodoxybenzoic acid of key compounds involved in the total synthesis of epicocconone analogs, which are efficient fluorophores with a wide range of applications in protein staining and separation, was studied using density functional theory. In particular, the conformational space was(More)
Positive and negative ion electrospray mass spectra obtained from 50 mM phosphoric acid solutions presented a large number of phosphoric acid clusters: [(H3PO4)n + zH](z+) or [(H3PO4)n - zH](z-), with n up to 200 and z up to 4 for positively charged clusters, and n up to 270 and z up to 7 for negatively charged cluster ions. Ion mobility experiments allowed(More)