Thursday, March 09, 2006

Eurr. J. Inorg. Chem.: Austenbach: DFT/ZORA 183W and 17O

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2006, Issue 6 , Pages 1139 - 1148

Density-Functional Calculation of the 183W and 17O NMR Chemical Shifts for Large Polyoxotungstates
Jose Gracia 1, Josep M. Poblet 1 *, Jochen Autschbach 3, Leonid P. Kazansky 2 *

Density-functional calculations • NMR spectroscopy • Tungsten • Oxygen • Polyoxometalates

A phosphane sulfate relativistic DFT method (ZORA)has been used to calculate the 183W and 17O NMR chemicalshifts for large polyoxotungstates, including W6O192-,CH3OTiW5O183-, W5O18WIINO3-, W10O324-, ---XW12O40n-, -PW9O28Br63-, P2W18O626-, PW2O143-, and W7O246-, based on their optimized molecular structures. Despite sizeable deviations between the calculated and experimental values, the calculations correctly reproduce the trends in the change of the chemical shift for both nuclei. As expected, the diamagnetic term is almost constant throughout the whole series. The change in the chemical shifts is shown to be determined by the paramagnetic term, which depends on the electronic structure of the whole anion under study and, in particular, on the local geometry around a given tungsten atom. On the other hand, there is no correlation between the chemical shift and HOMO-LUMO gap, showing that deeper occupied levels and several unoccupied orbitals play an important role in the paramagnetic term. However, analysis of the components of the paramagnetic shielding has shown that the most significant transitions determining the change of both 183W and 17O NMR chemical shifts for anions consisting of tungsten and oxygen atoms are the occupied-occupied and not the occupied-virtual ones.(© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2006)

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