Theoretical Studies on Structures and Relative Stability for Polynitrohexaazaadamantanes
- Received Date: 2005-11-07
- Polynitrohexaazaadamantane, Density functional theory, Sensitivity, Oxygen balance, Mulliken population /
Abstract: The density function theory at the B3LYP/6-31G* level was employed to study the structures, including the total energies (EZPE), the geometries, the oxygen balances (OB100), the dipole moments, of polynitrohexaazaadamantanes (PNHAAs) and the potential candidates of high energy density compounds (HEDCs).The structural parameters of PNHAAs, such as the the maximum N-NO2 bond length (LBmax), the least N-N Mulliken population (BN-N), the least negative charge on the nitro group (QNO2) and OB100, were studied to predict their relative stability or sensitivity (the easiness for initiating a detonation, high sensitivity means low stability). It was found that the same conclusion was drawn from the four parameters.With the number of nitro groups increasing, the stabilities of these compounds decrease. OB100 failed in identifying the isomers, but the EZPE energy and the dipole moment were considered to give more reliable results for the isomers.
|Citation:||Xiao-juan Xu, He-ming Xiao, Gui-xiang Wang, Xue-hai Ju. Theoretical Studies on Structures and Relative Stability for Polynitrohexaazaadamantanes[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2006, 19(5): 395-400. doi: 10.1360/cjcp2006.19(5).395.6|