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International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

DOI: 10.1002/qua.25831

Gradient‐regulated connection (GRAC) is a generalized gradient approximation exchange density functional designed by combining the revPBE and PW91 exchange functionals to impose their behaviors in the slowly‐ and fast‐varying density regions, respectively. Such a construction allows one single density functional to accurately estimate both covalent and weak interactions occurring in main‐group‐based molecular systems. For the first time, the assessment of the performance of the GRAC exchange functional is extended to the modeling of various metal bond energy and structure properties. This assessment shows that when GRAC is coupled with the Perdew, Burke, Ernzerhof (PBE) correlation, the resulting exchange‐correlation density functional is an excellent alternative to global hybrids to model bond dissociation energy, atomic electronic excitation energy, and bond length structure properties of single‐reference metal bonds. It...

Inorganic Chemistry 2018

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02845

Azobenzene has become a ubiquitous component of functional molecules and polymeric materials because of the light-induced trans → cis isomerization of the diazene group. In contrast, there are very few applications utilizing azobenzene luminescence, since the excitation energy typically dissipates via nonradiative pathways. Inspired by our earlier studies with 2,2′-bis[N,N′-(2-pyridyl)methyl]diaminoazobenzene (AzoAMoP) and related compounds, we investigated a series of five aminoazobenzene derivatives and their corresponding silver complexes. Four of the aminoazobenzene ligands, which exhibit no emission under ambient conditions, form silver coordination polymers that are luminescent at room temperature. AzoAEpP (2,2′-bis[N,N′-(4-pyridyl)ethyl]diaminoazobenzene) assembles into a three-dimensional coordination polymer (AgAAEpP) that undergoes a reversible loss of emission upon the addition of metal-coordinating analytes such as p...

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