Conformational study of protonated, neutral, and deprotonated formamide

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

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Neutral, protonated, and deprotonated formamide isomers were studied at the 3‐21G SCF level with complete geometry optimization. Ten stable structures, ten first‐order saddle points, and three second‐order saddle points (conformational maxima) are reported. [Total energies are reported in hartrees (1 hartree = 627.51 kcal/mol = 2625.5 kJ/mol) and energy differences are reported in kJ/mol (1 kJ/mol = 0.239 kcal/mol).] Rotational barriers and proton affinities are discussed and compared to isoelectronic amidine species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-485
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computational Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Computational Mathematics

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