Role of donor-acceptor functional groups in N3P3 cyclic-triphosphazene backbone. Unraveling bonding characteristics from natural orbitals within an extended transition state-natural orbital for the chemical valence scheme
MetadataShow full item record
The formation of cyclophosphazenes containing several ligands or substituent groups gives rise to an attractive derivative set, for development of novel applications, with variable properties. Here, it is possible to unravel the role of different functional groups attached to the N3P3 backbone, to reach a better understanding of the bonding character in the cyclic [─P─N─] skeleton. We employed the extended transition state-natural orbital for the chemical valence scheme to unravel the σ and π orbital kernels that are involved in the assembling of such structures, by varying the acceptor-donor characteristics of the ─CF3, ─NO2, ─COOH, ─CN, ─NH2, ─OH, and ─OCH3 groups, where ─NO2 behaves as a stronger electron-withdrawing substituent rather than ─CF3, ─COOH, and ─CN, denoting that the nature of the ligand-phosphazene interaction contributes to some degree to the bond strength of the cyclic [─P─N─] backbone. Our results reveal that the electron-withdrawing ─NO2 group leads to higher σ and π [─P─N─] orbital-energy contributions, which is reflected in a shortening of the [─P─N─] distance, contrasting with the case of electron-donating groups such as ─NH2, ─OH, and ─OCH3 within the phosphazene set. These insights allow further variation and modulation of the bonding in the [─P─N─] ring. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Optical and electronic properties of benzopyrylium derivatives. Theoretical-experimental synergy towards novel DSSCs devices (2020) Tirapegui C.; Rojas-Poblete M.; Arratia-Perez R.; Linares-Flores C.; Islas R.; Schott E.; Guajardo-Maturana R. (Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
Advances in bonding and properties of inorganic systems from relativistic calculations in Latin America (2020) Macleod-Carey D.; Caramori G.F.; Guajardo-Maturana R.; Paez-Hernandez D.; Muñoz-Castro A.; Arratia-Perez R. (John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2019)
Improvement of photovoltaic performance by substituent effect of donor and acceptor structure of TPA-based dye-sensitized solar cells (2020) Inostroza N.; Mendizabal F.; Arratia-Pérez R.; Orellana C.; Linares-Flores C. (Springer Verlag, 2016)