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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 32, Number 5
BKCSDE 32(5)
May 20, 2011 

mPW1PW91 Calculated Structures and IR Spectra of Thiacalix[4]biscrown-5 Complexed with Alkali Metal Ions
Jong-In Choe *
DFT BLYP, mPW1PW91, Complex, Alkali metal ion, Thiacalix[4]biscrown-5
The molecular structures of thiacalix[4]biscrown-5 (1) and p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]biscrown-5 (2) and their alkali-metal-ion complexes were optimized using the DFT BLYP/6-31G(d) and mPW1PW91/6-31G(d,p) (hybrid HF-DF) calculations. The total electronic energies, the normal vibrational modes, and the Gibbs free energies of the mono- and di-topic complexes of each host with the sodium and potassium ions were analyzed. The K+-complexes exhibited relatively stronger binding efficiencies than Na+-complexes for both the monoand di-topic complexes of 1 and 2 comparing the efficiencies of the sodium and potassium complexes with an anisole and phenol. The mPW1PW91/6-31G(d,p) calculated distances between the oxygen atoms and the alkali metal ions were reported in the alkali-metal-ion complexes (1•Na+, 1•2Na+, 1•K+, 1•2K+, 2•Na+, 2•2Na+, 2•K+, 2•2K+). The BLYP/6-31G(d) calculated IR spectra of the host 1 and its mono-topic alkali-metal-ion complexes are compared.
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