We present an EOMCCSD (equation of motion coupled cluster with singles and doubles) study of excited states of the small [UO2]2+ and [UO2]+ model systems as well as the larger UVIO2(saldien) complex. In addition, the triples contribution within the EOMCCSDT and CR-EOMCCSD(T) (completely renormalized EOMCCSD with non-iterative triples) approaches for the [UO2]2+ and [UO2]+ systems as well as the active-space variant of the CR-EOMCCSD(T) method—CR-EOMCCSd(t)—for the UVIO2(saldien) molecule are investigated. The coupled cluster data were employed as benchmark to choose the “best” appropriate exchange–correlation functional for subsequent time-dependent density functional (TD-DFT) studies on the transition energies for closed-shell species. Furthermore, the influence of the saldien ligands on the electronic structure and excitation energies of the [UO2]+ molecule is discussed. The electronic excitations as well as their oscillator dipole strengths modeled with TD-DFT approach using the CAM-B3LYP exchange–correlation functional for the [UVO2(saldien)]− with explicit inclusion of two dimethyl sulfoxide molecules are in good agreement with the experimental data of Takao et al [Inorg. Chem. 49, 2349 (2010).
Reliable modeling of the electronic spectra of realistic uranium complexes
Paweł Tecmer, Niranjan Govind, Karol Kowalski, Wibe A. de Jong, Lucas Visscher; Reliable modeling of the electronic spectra of realistic uranium complexes. J. Chem. Phys. 21 July 2013; 139 (3): 034301. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4812360
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