An Iridatropylium Cation: Investigation of Electronic Structure

Document Type: Research Paper



A study of the [C6 H6 Ir(PH3 )3 ]+ iridatropylium cation structure based on frontier orbital analysis, thermodynamic analysis, and natural bond orbital (NBO) theory is the main aim of the present research. Also, HOMO, LUMO energies, hardness, electrophilicity and chemical potential were calculated. Structural analysis indicated the optimized geometry shows a good agreement with the experimental results in iridabenzene.The thermodynamic properties at different temperatures were calculated, revealing the correlations between standard heat capacity, standard entropy, standard enthalpy changes and temperature. Quantum theory of atoms in molecule analysis (QTAIM) was used for characterizing of Ir-P and Ir-c bonds.