Zdzislaw Latajka

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Protonacceptor properties of the HOO radical were investigated previously by means of ab initio as well as topological Atoms in Molecules (AIM) and Electron Localization Function (ELF) methods. It was pointed out that in the radical there are three nonequivalent positions most susceptible to protonation, and on this basis three structures of possible(More)
Leflunomide is known as a compound with various sorts of biological activity, which found a practical application in medicine. Search of current literature revealed an active metabolite of Leflunomide together with its eight analogues synthesized as protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors with potential anticancer activity. Accurate description of the molecular(More)
The [H2X2]+ (X = Cl, Br) formula could refer to two possible stable structures, namely, the hydrogen-bonded complex and the three-electron-bonded one. In contrary to the results published by other authors, we claim that for the F-type structures the hydrogen-bonded form is the only possible one and the [HFFH]+ complex is an artifact as its wave function is(More)
We study the reaction of atomic hydrogen with formic acid and characterize the radical products using IR spectroscopy in a Kr matrix and quantum chemical calculations. The reaction first leads to the formation of an intermediate radical trans-H2COOH, which converts to the more stable radical trans-cis-HC(OH)2via hydrogen atom tunneling on a timescale of(More)
Ab initio studies carried out at the MP2(full)/6-311+G(2df) and MP2(full)/aug-cc-pVTZ-PP computational levels reveals that dinitrogen (N(2)) and cuprous halides (CuX, X = F, Cl, Br) form three types of systems with the side-on and end-on coordination of N(2): N[triple bond]N-CuX (C(infinity v)), N(2)-CuX (C(2v)) stabilized by the donor-acceptor bonds and(More)
The ground-state electronic structure of peroxynitrous acid (HOONO) and its singlet biradicaloid form (HO···ONO) have been studied using topological analysis of the electron localization function (ELF), together with the electron localizability indicator (ELI-D), at the DFT (B3LYP, M05, M052X, and M06), CCSD, and CASSCF levels. Three isomers of HOONO(More)
The article focus on the isomerization of nitrous acid HONO to hydrogen nitryl HNO(2). Density functional (B3LYP) and MP2 methods, and a wide variety of basis sets, have been chosen to investigate the mechanism of this reaction. The results clearly show that there are two possible paths: 1) Uncatalysed isomerisation, trans-HONO --> HNO(2), involving(More)
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