Theoretical Studies of the Structure of the Benzene-Hydrogen Fluoride Complex

J. L. BréDas*, G. B. Street

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We present ab initio auantum-chemical calculations including correlation effects via second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory, on the benzene-hydrogen fluoride complex. We describe our results for a number of complex structures. These include symmetric and nonsymmetric configurations in which benzene acts as proton acceptor as well as a coplanar configuration where hydrogen fluoride is the proton acceptor. Calculations are also reported on the interaction of benzene with an extended dipole mimicking the hydrogen fluoride molecule, in order to assess roughly the relative importance of the contributions to the binding energy due, on one hand, to purely electrostatic interactions and, on the other hand, to hydrogen bond formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7001-7005
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number21
StatePublished - Oct 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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