Interaction of alkaline-earth metals encapsulated in SWNT with simple polar molecules

Isaac Jiménez-Fabian, Aned de Leon, Abraham F. Jalbout*

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The interaction of alkaline-earth metals encapsulated in single-walled carbon nanotubes M@SWNT (M = Be, Mg, Ca, Sr) with small polar molecules (NH3, HF, H2O, CH3OH, CH3SH) was investigated. The calculations show that the M@SWNT systems exhibit larger affinities for simple polar molecules than the non-metal containing systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 30 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to the UNAM for valuable financial support. Professor Vladimir Basiuk is thanked for fruitful discussions. Additionally, the services of Ms. Helen Bishop are appreciated for the careful proofreading of this manuscript for grammatical and typographical errors.


  • BLYP
  • DFT
  • Metal insertion
  • Polar molecule interactions
  • SWNT


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