A water‐mediated tautomerism mechanism in formamide and amidine. An ab initio study

Theresa Julia Zielinski, Raymond Alcide Poirier, Michael Roy Peterson, I. Csizmadia

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Formamide, formamidic acid, and amidine water complexes were studied using 3‐21G fully optimized structures and 6–31G energies. Hydrogen bonding and a water‐mediated tautomerism mechanism were examined. The optimized complexes show that relaxation of the monomers has occurred. Hydrogen bond lengths and energies fall within the range of values found using other basis sets and other comparable systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-427
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computational Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1983


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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Computational Mathematics

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