Indirect NMR spin-spin coupling constants in diatomic alkali halides
AuthorJaszuński, Michał; Antušek, Andrej; Demissie, Taye Beyene; Komorovsky, Stanislav; Repisky, Michal; Ruud, Kenneth
We report the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spin–spin coupling constants for diatomic alkali halides MX, where M = Li, Na, K, Rb, or Cs and X = F, Cl, Br, or I. The coupling constants are determined by supplementing the non-relativistic coupled-cluster singles-and-doubles (CCSD) values with relativistic corrections evaluated at the four-component density-functional theory (DFT) level. These corrections are calculated as the differences between relativistic and non-relativistic values determined using the PBE0 functional with 50% exact-exchange admixture. The total coupling constants obtained in this approach are in much better agreement with experiment than the standard relativistic DFT values with 25% exact-exchange, and are also noticeably better than the relativistic PBE0 results obtained with 50% exact-exchange. Further improvement is achieved by adding rovibrational corrections, estimated using literature data.
Source: doi: 10.1063/1.4972892