• Rajnish Moudgil

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    • Theoretical studies on the conformations of selenamides

      Rajnish Moudgil Damanjit Kaur Rachita Vashisht Prasad V Bharatam

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      Ab initio HF/6-31+G*, MP2/6-31+G*, B3LYP/6-31+G* level calculations have been performed on HSe-NH2 to estimate the Se-N rotational barriers and N-inversion barriers. Two conformers have been found withsyn andanti arrangement of the NH2 hydrogens with respect to Se-H bond. The N inversion barriers in selenamide are 1.65, 2.47, 1.93 kcal/mol and the Se-N rotational barriers are 6.58, 6.56 and 6.12 kcal/mol respectively at HF/6-31+G*, MP2/6-31+G* and B3LYP/6-31+G* levels respectively. The nNΣ *Se-H negative hyperconjugation is found to be responsible for the higher rotational barriers.

    • Theoretical studies on electron delocalisation in selenourea

      Rajnish Moudgil Prasad V Bharatam Ravneet Kaur Damanjit Kaur

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      Ab initio and density functional calculations have been performed on the different possible structures of selenourea(su), urea(u) and thiourea(tu) to understand the extent of delocalisation in selenourea in comparison to urea and thiourea. Selenourea(su-1) withC2 symmetry has the minima on the potential energy surface at MP2(fu)/6-31+G* level. The C-N rotational barrier in selenourea is 8.69 kcal/mol, which is 0.29 and 0.11 kcal/mol more than that of urea and thiourea respectively at MP2(fu)/6-31+G* level. N-inversion barrier is 0.55 kcal/mol at MP2(fu)6-31+G* level. NBO analysis has been carried out to understand the nature of different interactions responsible for the electron delocalisation.

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