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Title: Ab initio calculations on some transition metal heptoxides by using effective core potentials
Authors: Amado, Ana M. 
Ribeiro-Claro, Paulo J. A. 
Keywords: Transition metal; Heptoxide; Molecular structures; Vibrational frequencies; Correlation energy; Ab initio calculations; Effective Core Potentials; B3LYP method
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM. 469:1-3 (1999) 191-200
Abstract: The ab initio molecular structures and vibrational frequencies for several transition metal heptoxides X2O7n- (n=0, 2, 4) were calculated using effective core potentials at the HF and DFT (B3LYP) levels. The relative merits of different valence basis set arrangements were tested by comparison with experimental results available, in particular with gas-phase Re2O7 molecular structure and vibrational frequencies. The calculations were then extended to other heptoxides of the VB, VIB and VIIB transition metal groups. The results indicate that a staggered geometry (either D3d or C2) is the energy minimum for most of the heptoxides studied. The only exceptions are Mn2O7, which clearly prefers an eclipsed C2v(syn) configuration, and Tc2O7, for which C2 and C2v(syn) geometries have nearly the same energy.
Rights: openAccess
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