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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 22, Number 7
BKCSDE 22(7)
July 20, 2001 

Ab initio Calculations of Protonated Ethylenediamine-(water)3 Complex: Roles of Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding and Hydrogen Bond Cooperativity
Doo Wan Boo
Intramolecular hydrogen bonding, Hydrogen bond cooperativity, Relaxation energy, Nonadditive interactions.
Ab initio density functional calculations on the structural isomers, the hydration energies, and the hydrogen bond many-body interactions for gauche-, trans-protonated ethylenediamine-(water)3 complexes (g-enH+(H2O)3, t-enH+(H2O)3) have been performed. The structures and relative stabilities of three representative isomers (cyclic, tripod, open) between g-enH+(H2O)3 and t-enH+(H2O)3 are predicted to be quite different due to the strong interference between intramolecular hydrogen bonding and water hydrogen bond networks in g-enH+(H2O)3. Many-body analyses revealed that the combined repulsive relaxation energy and repulsive nonadditive interactions for the mono-cyclic tripod isomer, not the hydrogen bond cooperativity, are mainly responsible for the greater stability of the bi-cyclic isomer.
693 - 698
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