Spin-orbit effects on the aromaticity of the Re3Cl9 and Re3Br9 clusters

Leonor Alvarado-Soto, Rodrigo Ramírez-Tagle, Ramiro Arratia-Pérez

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Here, we report density functional calculations of the electronic structure and nuclear independent chemical shift (NICS) values of the Re3Cl9 and Re3Br9 clusters including scalar and spin-orbit relativistic effects (ADF + ZORA + SO). Our calculations have shown that both the clusters exhibit aromaticity and that spin-orbit effects decreases aromaticity due to the fact that the 5d3/2 spinors are mostly occupied and are more contracted than the scalar 5d orbitals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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