Computational study of titanium (IV) complexes with organic chromophores



A computational study of small titanium complexes with the chromophores catechol, alizarin, and coumarin 343 is presented. Employing density functional theory (DFT), the ground-state geometries, energies, and harmonic frequencies of the different compounds are calculated. Furthermore, time-dependent DFT and the configuration interaction singles (CIS) method are used to determine excitation energies and excited-state gradients. Based on these results, the character of the excited states as well as electronic-vibrational coupling strengths are analyzed, and the implications for electron-transfer reactions at dye–semiconductor interfaces are discussed. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Quantum Chem, 2006