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Accurate calculation of N1s and C1s core electron binding energies of substituted pyridines. Correlation with basicity and with Hammett substituent constants

TitleAccurate calculation of N1s and C1s core electron binding energies of substituted pyridines. Correlation with basicity and with Hammett substituent constants
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsTakahata, Y, Wulfman, CE, Chong, DP
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure-Theochem
Volume863
Pagination33-38
Date PublishedAug
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0166-1280
Keywordsacid dissociation, BENZENE-DERIVATIVES, CEBE shifts, DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL CALCULATION, DFT, Hammett substituent (sigma) constant, ionization processes, PARAMETERS, pyridines, SHIFTS, SIGMA CONSTANTS, SPECTROSCOPY
Abstract

Substituent shifts of the energetics of four related ionization processes of pyridines and benzoic acids (Fig. I) were investigated. The first process is core-electron ionization of gas-phase pyridines (Fig. 1A), while the second concerns gas-phase acid-base reaction between a substituted pyridine and a Conjugated acid (Fig. 1B), and the third and fourth processes are the acid dissociation of substituted benzoic acids in aqueous solution (Fig. 1C and in vacuum (Fig. 1D), respectively. Core-electron binding energies for the first process Were Calculated using density-functional theory with the scheme Delta E-KS (PW86x-PW91c/TZP+C-ret)//HF/6-31G*. Average absolute deviation of calculated core electron binding energy shifts at N atom in Substituted pyridines from experiment was 0.08 eV. The shift at N coincides highly with that at a ring carbon atom. The four shifts corresponding to the four processes shown in Figs. 1A-D correlate strongly with one another. with numerical values fairly close to each other when expressed in unit of electron volts. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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