A theoretical study of 31P NMR chemical shielding models for concentrated phosphoric acid solution.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Calculations on the hydrates, dimer, and trimer of phosphoric acid were carried out in an effort to obtain a viable model of the phosphorus NMR chemical shielding in 85% phosphoric acid solution. The theoretical approaches used the gauge-including-atomic-orbital (GIAO) 6-311+G(nd,p) basis set at both scaled density functional theory (sB3LYP) and estimated infinite order Møller-Plesset (EMPI) approaches and with the aug-cc-pvtz basis in the sB3LYP approach. Shieldings and hydrogen bonding stabilization energies are similar in the three approaches and indicate that the faster sB3LYP/6-311+G(nd,p) approach can be used with larger systems. The changes in shielding compared to the isolated species are small and suggest that the undissociated acid dihydrate could serve as a model entity for modeling the phosphorus shielding in concentrated phosphoric acid solution.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chesnut, DB

Published Date

  • December 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 109 / 51

Start / End Page

  • 11962 - 11966

PubMed ID

  • 16366649

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5215

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-5639

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/jp0555910


  • eng