Noncovalent interactions in a transition-metal triphenylphosphine complex: a density functional case study

Nicolas Sieffert, Michael Buehl

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Abstract

The binding enthalpy of a triphenylphosphine ligand in Ru(CO)Cl (PPh3)3(CH=CHPh) is studied with "standard" (BP86 and B3LYP), dispersion-corrected (B3LYP-D and B97-D), and highly parametrized (M05 and M06 series) density functionals. An appropriate treatment of noncovalent interactions is mandatory because these turn out to account for a large fraction of the metal-ligand interaction energy. Among the tested methods, B97-D and the M06 series of functionals best reproduce the experimental binding enthalpy value of Sponsler et al. (Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 561).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4622-4624
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume48
Issue number11
Early online date21 Apr 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Olefin metathesis

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