The spin—orbit/Fermi contact effect on 13C substituent chemical shifts in 1-halo-bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes

V. Barone, R. H. Contreras, E. DÍEZ, A. Esteban

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In the title compounds, the relativistic spin-orbit corrections to 13C magnetic shielding constants are calculated as a quadratic response to the spin-orbit/Fermi contact (S-O/FC) perturbation. To carry out such calculations, the Gaussian 98 package of programs was properly modified. The FC operator was introduced using the finite perturbation (FPT) approach, while the paramagnetic shielding operator was taken into account within the coupled perturbed Kohn-Sham approach, using a gauge single origin. In all cases the single origin was taken at the halogen nucleus. XH and CH3X (X = F, Cl, Br, I) compounds were taken as test cases to compare results obtained with this modified program to other values taken from the literature. Results obtained with different functionals are also compared. In 1-halo-bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes, the calculated S-O/FC contributions to 13C magnetic shielding constants correspond to shielding effects for Cα and Cβ, and to deshielding effects for Cγ. Calculated S-O/FC contributions to the Cα magnetic shielding constants are larger than those calculated in CH3X. Such a result is in line with the high s character at the C atom of the C-X bond for the title compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1297-1301
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 2003


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