In this work several molecular properties of symmetrically disubstituted formaldehyde and thioformaldehyde have been studied using a quantum chemistry approach based on density functional theory. Five-membered heteroaromatic rings containing a single group 16 heteroatom were taken into account as the substituents (i.e., furan-2-yl, thiophen-2-yl, selenophen-2-yl, tellurophen-2-yl, and the experimentally as yet unknown polonophen-2-yl). For the resulting ten formaldehyde and thioformaldehyde derivatives, the geometry, energetics, frontier molecular orbitals, dipole moment and polarizability of their molecules were examined in order to establish the effect of ring heteroatom on these properties. Furthermore, these properties were also determined for the molecules in three solvents of low polarity (benzene, chloroform, and dichloromethane) in order to expand our study to include solvent effects. The dipole moment and polarizability of the investigated molecules show regular variations when the ring heteroatom descends through group 16 and the solvent polarity grows. The heteroatom and/or solvent effects on the part of the studied properties are, however, more complex. An attempt is made to rationalize the observed variations in the molecular properties. The conformational behavior of the investigated molecules was also explored and the conformationally weighted values of dipole moment and polarizability are presented.
Journal of Molecular Modeling – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 21, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera