Theoretical study of adsorption of tabun on calcium oxide clusters

A. Michalkova, Y. Paukku, D. Majumdar, J. Leszczynski

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Interactions of tabun (GA) with non-hydroxylated and hydroxylated CaO clusters have been studied using density functional (DFT) and Møller-Plesset second order perturbation (MP2) levels of theory. The nature of interactions has been further investigated from the topology of charge distribution (using Atoms in Molecules formalism) and molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) surfaces. These adsorption studies indicate that GA adsorbs strongly on the non-hydroxylated CaO cluster through its P{double bond, long}O bond, while interactions of GA on the hydroxylated cluster are weak. These model studies could thus be useful to characterize inorganic oxides for efficient detection and disposal of GA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Apr 11 2007

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