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Organomagnesium Crown Ethers and Their Binding Affinities with Li+, Na+, K+, Be2+, Mg2+, and Ca2+ Ions - a Theoretical Study

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submitted on 21.01.2021, 03:37 and posted on 22.01.2021, 07:52 by Krishnan Thirumoorthy, Uday Kumar Padidela, Pothiappan Vairaprakash, Venkatesan S. Thimmakondu
Novel organomagnesium crown ether molecules have been computationally characterized for the first time using density functional theory (DFT). Monomer units of MgC6 have been used as building blocks. The potential energy surface of the parent elemental composition, MgC6H2, has been extensively explored using both DFT and coupled-cluster methods. It is concluded that the seven-membered ring isomer, 1-magnesacyclohept-4-en-2,6-diyne, is the thermodynamically most stable molecule at all levels. Thus, the latter has been used as the building block for organomagnesium crown ethers. Both alkali (Li+, Na+, and K+) and alkaline-earth (Be2+, Mg2+, and Ca2+) metal ions selective complexes have been theoretically identified. Binding energies (Delta E at 0 K) and thermally corrected Gibbs free energies (Delta G at 298.15 K) have
been computed for these metal ions with MgC6-9-crown-3 and MgC6-12-crown-4 to gauge their binding affinities.Novel organomagnesium crown ether molecules have been computationally characterized for the first time using density functional theory (DFT). Monomer units of MgC6 have been used as building blocks. The potential energy surface of the parent elemental composition, MgC6H2, has been extensively explored using both DFT and coupled-cluster methods. It is concluded that the seven-membered ring isomer, 1-magnesacyclohept-4-en-2,6-diyne, is the thermodynamically most stable molecule at all levels. Thus, the latter has been used as the building block for organomagnesium crown ethers. Both alkali (Li+, Na+, and K+) and alkaline-earth (Be2+, Mg2+, and Ca2+) metal ions selective complexes have been theoretically identified. Binding energies (Delta E at 0 K) and thermally corrected Gibbs free energies (Delta G at 298.15 K) have been computed for these metal ions with MgC6-9-crown-3 and MgC6-12-crown-4 to gauge their binding affinities.

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

vthimmakondusamy@sdsu.edu

Institution

San Diego State University

Country

USA

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-7505-077X

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

no conflict of interest