We report the structural, electronic, bonding, elastic and mechanical properties of nine scandium intermetallic compounds, ScTM (TM = Co, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt, Zn, Cd and Hg), using ab initio density functional theory with the generalized gradient approximation for exchange and correlation potentials. The calculated structural parameters, such as the lattice constant (a 0 ), bulk modulus (B) and its pressure derivative (B 0 ) and elastic constants, are calculated using the CsCl-(B 2 phase) structure. The electronic and bonding properties of the ScX compounds are quantitatively analyzed using band structures, DOS, Fermi surfaces and contour plots. The mechanical properties and ductile behaviors of these compounds are also predicted based on the calculated elastic constants.
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