• Computational study of the boron-nitrogen dative bond 

      Zhao, Hailiang (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      In this study, ten selected boron-nitrogen compounds and three borane carbonyl complexes were investigated by a number of computational methods. It is well known that the B-N dative bond is shorter in the solid state ...
    • The effect of the crystalline state on the properties of the dative bond 

      Venter, Gerhard (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Density functional theory (DFT) has been used to investigate the effect of the surrounding molecules on the structure of selected boron-nitrogen compounds. It was found that a very limited number of ...
    • The structure and properties of the dihalo(dimethyl)germanes and related compounds 

      Rohwer, Heidi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: There is limited experimental and computational information available on the structures of compounds of the form R2GeX2, where X is a halogen and R an alkyl group. Gas phase electron diffraction studies ...