The cyclic water-trimer encapsulations into D2(22)-C84 fullerene are evaluated. The encapsulation energy is computed at the M06-2X/6-31++G∗∗ level and it is found that the trimer storage in C84 yields the potential-energy gain of 10.4 kcal/mol. The encapsulated trimer can have two different forms, either the conformation known with the free gas-phase water trimer or the arrangement with the three non-hydrogen bonded H atoms on the same side of the O-O-O plane. The latter endohedral isomer is lower in the potential energy by 0.071 kcal/mol and forms about 57% of their equilibrium mixture at room temperature.
- Computational evaluations
- Non-metallic fullerene endohedrals
- Water dimer and trimer
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry