Effect of Copper on 1,1-Diamino-2,2-dinitroethene - A DFT Treatment

  • Lemi Türker Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, Üniversiteler, Eskişehir Yolu No: 1, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: DADNE, FOX-7, copper, explosive, density functional


Interaction of 1,1-diamino-2,2-dinitroethene which is a well known explosive called FOX-7 and copper atom is investigated computationally in the form of 1:1 composite, at the levels of UB3LYP/6-31++G(d,p) and UB3LYP/LANL2DZ within the restrictions of density functional theory. Some geometrical, spectral and quantum chemical data have been obtained and discussed. The both levels of computational approach yield geometries in accord with each other but LANL2DZ basis set produced unreasonable charges for the atoms of the composite. However, both of the methods indicate that copper atom donates some electron population to the organic component meantime the nitro groups change their conformation by twisting about the C-NO2 bonds. Thus, the push-pull character of the system varies which should affect some of the explosive properties, beside the others.


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Türker, L. (2020). Effect of Copper on 1,1-Diamino-2,2-dinitroethene - A DFT Treatment. Earthline Journal of Chemical Sciences, 5(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.34198/ejcs.5121.117