Structure and Redox Properties of 5‑Amino-3-nitro‑1<i>H</i>‑1,2,4-triazole (ANTA) Adsorbed on a Silica Surface: A DFT M05 Computational Study


A cluster approximation was applied at the M05/tzvp level to model an adsorption of 5-amino-3-nitro-1<i>H</i>-1,2,4-triazole (ANTA) on the (001) surface of α-quartz. Structures of the obtained ANTA–silica complexes confirm a nearly parallel orientation of the nitro compound toward the surface. The atoms in molecules (AIM) method was applied to analyze binding between ANTA and the silica surface. Attachment or loss of an electron was found to lead to a significant deviation from coplanarity in the complexes and to a strengthening of a hydrogen bonding. Redox properties of the adsorbed ANTA were compared with those of gas-phase and hydrated species by calculation of the ionization potential, electron affinity, oxidation and reduction Gibbs free energies, and oxidation and reduction potentials. It was shown that the adsorbed ANTA has a lower ability to undergo redox transformations as compared to that of the hydrated one

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