Can molecular cages be effective at small molecule activation? a computational investigation
|Title||Can molecular cages be effective at small molecule activation? a computational investigation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Kuriakose, N, Vanka, K|
Several approaches have been investigated in recent years in the area of small molecule activation. The current work introduces a new concept in this field: that of molecular cages, containing only main group elements, serving to activate small molecules. Full quantum mechanical calculations employing DFT/SCS-MP2 methods indicate that recently synthesized Ga-N cage compounds would be excellent candidates for mediating in important reactions such as the catalysis of ammonia borane dehydrogenation. The current work therefore opens up exciting new possibilities in small molecule activation research.
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