Comparative calculations for the A-frame molecules [S(MPH3)2] (M=Cu,Ag,Au) at levels up to CCSD(T)

Sebastian Riedel, Pekka Pyykkö, Ricardo A. Mata, Hans-Joachim Werner— 2005

The geometries of the A-frame mols. S(MPH₃)₂ (M = Cu, Ag, Au) are optimized at the HF, MP2, MP3, MP4, CCSD, and CCSD(T) levels using 19-valence-electron pseudopotentials. The M-M distances show oscillations which increase in the order Ag < Au < Cu. This result qual. parallels recent findings for the metallophilic bond strength by O'Grady and Kaltsoyannis. Local MP2 and local CCSD calcns. were also performed for comparison. These methods allow to partition the correlation contributions to the M-M interaction energy into dispersion and ionic terms. The latter were found to be unprecedently important for M = Cu.

TitleComparative calculations for the A-frame molecules [S(MPH3)2] (M=Cu,Ag,Au) at levels up to CCSD(T)
AuthorSebastian Riedel, Pekka Pyykkö, Ricardo A. Mata, Hans-Joachim Werner
Date2005
Appeared InChem. Phys. Lett. 2005, 405, 148 - 152
Languageeng
TypeText