Calculation of proton transfers in hydrogen bonding interactions with semi-empirical MNDO/H

Amiram Goldblum*

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A method for calculating proton transfer enthalpies by a proper modification of the recent H-bonding version of MNDO is presented. This method perceives the proton as being both "bonded" and "hydrogen bonded" to the two electronegative atoms involved in the hydrogen bond: as it moves from one potential minimum at X-H---Y to the other at X---H-Y, a hydrogen bonding function is attached to the proportion of the distance that is to be traversed. The method is applied to two proton transfers within anionic oxygen H-bonded complexes and is shown to reduce the previously calculated barriers which were too high. Gas phase results for the single step of proton transfer over a barrier are required to evaluate the results obtained by this method.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)153-163
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1988

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Funding Information:
A grant from the Authority for Researcha nd Developmento f the Hebrew University of Jerusalemi s gratefullya cknowledgedC. omputert ime was pro-videdb y the HebrewU niversity ComputationC enter.


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