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Theoretical confirmation of existence of X⋯Au non-covalent contacts

Theoretical confirmation of existence of X⋯Au non-covalent contacts
The supramolecular assembly based on various intermolecular interactions involving metal centers currently is cutting edge topic in coordination chemistry community. Meanwhile, there are several reports whose authors simply did not pay any attention to the phenomenon of metal-involving X⋯Au (X = I, Cl) non-covalent contacts. We have proved the existence of such non-covalent interactions in model structures for the solvates [Au(CN)2]·CH2Cl2 and [AuBr2]·(C2I4)4 using DFT calculations followed by the topological analysis of the electron density distribution within the formalism of Bader’s theory (QTAIM method) based on the experimental geometrical parameters. The appropriate bond critical points (3, −1) were located and energies for these weak contacts (2–5 kcal/mol) were estimated.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S002016931731695X

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