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    DFT studies of pyridine corrosion inhibitors in electrical double layer: Solvent, substrate, and electric field effects

    , Article Chemical Physics ; Volume 299, Issue 1 , 2004 , Pages 131-137 ; 03010104 (ISSN) Lashkari, M ; Arshadi, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    The molecular behavior of some pyridine derivatives as corrosion inhibitors of iron and aluminum in acid media, were studied quantum electrochemically. The calculations were made for three conditions; isolated inhibitor molecule, metal cluster, and finally polarized continuum media. It is concluded that for aluminum the vertical adsorption through nitrogen atom is prevailing, while for iron both vertical and planar adsorptions (through π electrons of aromatic ring) are possible, but the vertical is predominant. The inhibitor chemical potential (μ) and the extent of charge transfer (ΔN) to the metal were determined. A linear correlation between each of these and the inhibition efficiencies... 

    Structures of Cu n + (n = 3-10) Clusters Obtained by Infrared Action Spectroscopy

    , Article Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters ; Volume 10, Issue 9 , 2019 , Pages 2151-2155 ; 19487185 (ISSN) Lushchikova, O. V ; Huitema, D. M. M ; López Tarifa, P ; Visscher, L ; Jamshidi, Z ; Bakker, J. M ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Chemical Society  2019
    Coinage metal clusters are of great importance for a wide range of scientific fields, ranging from microscopy to catalysis. Despite their clear fundamental and technological importance, the experimental structural determination of copper clusters has attracted little attention. We fill this gap by elucidating the structure of cationic copper clusters through infrared (IR) photodissociation spectroscopy of Cu n + -Ar m complexes. Structures of Cu n + (n = 3-10) are unambiguously assigned based on the comparison of experimental IR spectra in the 70-280 cm -1 spectral range with spectra calculated using density functional theory. Whereas Cu 3 + and Cu 4 + are planar, starting from n = 5, Cu n +... 

    Glucose interaction with Au, Ag, and Cu clusters: Theoretical investigation

    , Article International Journal of Quantum Chemistry ; Volume 113, Issue 8 , 2013 , Pages 1062-1070 ; 00207608 (ISSN) Jamshidi, Z ; Farhangian, H ; Tehrani, Z. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Interactions of α-D-glucose with gold, silver, and copper metal clusters are studied theoretically at the density functional theory (CAM-B3LYP) and MP2 levels of theory, using trimer clusters as simple catalytic models for metal particles as well as investigating the effect of cluster charge by studying the interactions of cationic and anionic gold clusters with glucose. The bonding between α-D-glucose and metal clusters occurs by two major bonding factors; the anchoring of M atoms (M = Cu, Ag, and Au) to the O atoms, and the unconventional M.H-O hydrogen bond. Depending on the charge of metal clusters, each of these bonds contributes significantly to the complexation. Binding energy... 

    Interactions of coinage metal clusters with histidine and their effects on histidine acidity; Theoretical investigation

    , Article Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry ; Volume 10, Issue 47 , Oct , 2012 , Pages 9373-9382 ; 14770520 (ISSN) Javan, M. J ; Jamshidi, Z ; Tehrani, Z. A ; Fattahi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Understanding the nature of interaction between metal nanoparticles and biomolecules such as amino acids is important in the development and design of biosensors. In this paper, binding of M3 clusters (M = Au, Ag and Cu) with neutral and anionic forms of histidine amino acid was studied using density functional theory (DFT-B3LYP). It was found that the interaction of histidine with M3 clusters is governed by two major bonding factors: (a) the anchoring N-M and O-M bonds and (b) the nonconventional N-H⋯M and O-H⋯M hydrogen bonds. The nature of these chemical bonds has been investigated based on quantum theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM) and natural bond orbital (NBO) analyses. In the next...