In this work we present the results of high level ab initio calculations on weakly bound complexes of aluminium trichloride and hydrogen halides, HX, halogens, X2 and diatomic interhalogens, XY (where X, Y = F, Cl, Br). Based upon these calculations we have predicted that all structures in the staggered conformation (except for Cl3AlFH and Cl3AlClH) are stable minima while those in the eclipsed configurations are transition state structures. In the XH complexes the strength of interaction with the Cl3Al group is FH > ClH > BrH. In the case of X2 species it is Br2 > F2 > Cl2, and finally in the XY (YX) group it is: FBr > ClBr > FCl > BrCl > BrF > ClF. <alternatives> [...] </alternatives>
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