A post-HF study on the halogen bonding interaction of pyrene with diatomic halogen molecules

Sütay B., Yurtsever M., Yurtsever E.

International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, vol.116, no.9, pp.702-709, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/qua.25091
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.702-709
  • Keywords: dihalogens, halogen bonding, noncovalent interactions, post-HF methods, pyrene
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.We present a detailed SCS-MP2 study on the potential energy curves (PEC) for interactions between diatomic halogen molecules and pyrene. BSSE corrected CCSD[T] energies at equilibrium distances are computed and compared to CCSD(T) energies. The most stable conformation of these weakly bound van der Waals complexes is almost linear in the perpendicular direction to the pyrene plane. The complexes of highly polarizable bromine and iodine molecules with pyrene are very stable and they carry rather large number of vibrational states. Despite its small size, F2 also forms strong halogen bonding similar to Br2 and I2. The interaction between Cl2 and pyrene is the weakest and it is attributed to the highest polarizability/molar mass ratio of chlorine among the others. I2-pyrene is found to be the most stable complex due to the strongest mutual polarization effects and is carrying more than 60 vibrational states. Due to the rather large number of electrons in some complexes, the relativistic corrections are also considered.