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Thermochemical stabilities, electronic structures, and optical properties of C56X10 (X = H, F, and Cl) fullerene compounds.
J Comput Chem ; 32(4): 658-67, 2011 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-20845421
ABSTRACT
Stimulated by the recent isolation and characterization of C56Cl10 chlorofullerene (Tan et al., J Am Chem Soc 2008, 130, 15240), we perform a systematic study on the geometrical structures, thermochemistry, and electronic and optical properties of C56X10 (X = H, F, and Cl) on the basis of density functional theory (DFT). Compared with pristine C56, the equatorial carbon atoms in C56X10 are saturated by X atoms and change to sp³ hybridization to release the large local strains. The addition reactions C56 + 5X2 --> C56X10 are highly exothermic, and the optimal temperature for synthesizing C56X10 should be ranged between 500 and 1000 K. By combining 10 X atoms at the abutting pentagon vertexes and active sites, C56Cl10 molecules exhibit large energy gaps between the highest occupied and lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals (from 2.84 to 3.00 eV), showing high chemical stabilities. The C56F10 and C56Cl10 could be excellent electron acceptors for potential photonic/photovoltaic applications in consequence of their large vertical electron affinities. The density of states is also calculated, which suggest that the frontier molecular orbitals of C56X10 are mainly from the carbon orbitals of two separate annulene subunits, and the contributions derived from X atoms are secondary. In addition, the ultraviolet-visible spectra and second-order hyperpolarizabilities of C56X10 are calculated by means of time-dependent DFT and finite field approach, respectively. Both the average static linear polarizability <α> and second-order hyperpolarizability <γ> of these compounds are larger than those of C60 due to lower symmetric structures and high delocalization of π electron density on the two separate annulene subunits.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Fulerenos Idioma: Inglês Revista: J Comput Chem Assunto da revista: Química Ano de publicação: 2011 Tipo de documento: Artigo