JOURNAL OF ENERGETIC MATERIALS, vol.28, no.2, pp.139-171, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
The heat of formation values of all possible nitro derivatives of pyridine have been calculated by the application of various density functional theory (DFT) methods by a proper isodesmic reaction. The heat of formation data trends in series are found to be independent of the selected DFT method, although some differences have been observed in value. Total energies and nucleus-independent chemical shift (NICS(0)) values have also been calculated in order to jugde the aromatic stabilities for the nitropyridine derivatives. Moreover, a novel topological (Turker-Gumus, TG) index has been defined for modeling the detonation properties of the explosives.