77Se solid-state NMR of As2Se3, As4Se4 and As4Se3 crystals: a combined experimental and computational study.

Abstract

(77)Se NMR parameters for three prototypical crystalline compounds (As2Se3, As4Se4 and As4Se3) have been determined from solid-state NMR spectra in the framework of an investigation concerning AsxSe(1-x) glass structure understanding. Density functional NMR calculations using the gauge including projector augmented wave methodology have been performed on X-ray and optimized crystal structures for a set of selenium-based crystals. These theoretical results have been combined with the experimental data in order to achieve a precise assignment of the spectral lines. This work and the high sensitivity of solid-state NMR to local order show that the structure of As4Se3 should be reinvestigated using state-of-the-art diffraction techniques. Calculations performed on several molecules derived from the crystal structures have demonstrated the limited effect of interlayer or intermolecular interactions on the isotropic chemical shifts. These interactions are therefore not responsible for the unexpected large chemical shift difference observed between these three systems that could mostly be attributed to the presence of short rings.

DOI: 10.1039/c3cp41689e

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@article{Sykina201377SeSN, title={77Se solid-state NMR of As2Se3, As4Se4 and As4Se3 crystals: a combined experimental and computational study.}, author={Kateryna Sykina and Guang Yang and Claire Roiland and Laurent le Poll{\`e}s and Eric Le Fur and Chris J. Pickard and Bruno Bureau and Eric Furet}, journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP}, year={2013}, volume={15 17}, pages={6284-92} }