Relativistic effects in NMR properties of L[RuCPt] complexes: ZORA versus four-component calculations

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Ruthenium-carbide complexes are of great interest due to the possible bond formation and breakage to the carbide, e.g. as a catalyst in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis [1,2] or the natural nitrogen fixation at nitrogenase cofactors [3,4]. Hetero-metallic carbide-bridged complexes (Cy3P)2Cl2Ru≡C-PtCl2L, L[RuCPt], with various ligands L have been synthesized and characterized using NMR spectroscopy by Reinholdt and Bendix [5]. The ligands L differ in their electron donating ability and thereby their trans-influence propensity in relation to the {Ru≡C} unit in L[RuCPt].
The experimental NMR studies are supplemented with theoretical studies using two relativistic methods: a four-component fully relativistic approach using the ReSpect program [6] and the Zeroth-order regular approximation (ZORA) [7] two-component method as implemented in the ADF program [8]. NMR chemical shifts of ruthenium, platinum and the carbide in various L[RuCPt] complexes were calculated at the DFT level using the PBE0 exchange-correlation functional. Basis set dependency, relativistic effects and contributions when calculating NMR properties, and a comparison of calculated results with experimental chemical shifts will be presented with focus on the results from two L[RuCPt] complexes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date19 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2019
EventGrand Challenges for Theoretical Chemistry: A conference on the occasion of Prof. Dr. Scient. Kurt V. Mikkelsen's 60th birthday - Konventum, Helsingør, Denmark
Duration: 19 Aug 201921 Aug 2019


ConferenceGrand Challenges for Theoretical Chemistry
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