Experimental and Theoretical High-Energy-Resolution X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy: Implications for the Investigation of the Entatic State.

Research paper by Nora Jenny NJ Vollmers, Patrick P Müller, Alexander A Hoffmann, Sonja S Herres-Pawlis, Martin M Rohrmüller, Wolf Gero WG Schmidt, Uwe U Gerstmann, Matthias M Bauer

Indexed on: 05 Nov '16Published on: 05 Nov '16Published in: Inorganic Chemistry


High-energy-resolution-fluorescence-detected X-ray absorption near-edge structure (HERFD-XANES) spectroscopy is shown to be a sensitive tool to investigate the electronic changes of copper complexes induced by geometric distortions caused by the ligand backbone as a model for the entatic state. To fully exploit the information contained in the spectra gained by the high-energy-resolution technique, (time-dependent) density functional theory calculations based on plane-wave and localized orbital basis sets are performed, which in combination allow the complete spectral range from the prepeak to the first resonances above the edge step to be covered. Thus, spectral changes upon oxidation and geometry distortion in the copper N-(1,3-dimethylimidazolidin-2-ylidene)quinolin-8-amine (DMEGqu) complexes [Cu(I)(DMEGqu)2](PF6) and [Cu(II)(DMEGqu)2](OTf)2·MeCN can be accessed.