Annick Goursot

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In the context of nanomedicine, liposils (liposomes and silica) have a strong potential for drug storage and release schemes: such materials combine the intrinsic properties of liposome (encapsulation) and silica (increased rigidity, protective coating, pH degradability). In this work, an original approach combining solid state NMR, molecular dynamics,(More)
The geometries, interaction energies, and vibrational frequencies of a series of n-alkane dimers up to dodecane have been calculated using density functional theory (DFT) augmented with an empirical dispersion energy term (DFT-D). The results obtained from this method for ethane to hexane dimers are compared with those provided by the MP2 level of theory(More)
The conformational space of the dimyristoyl phosphatidylcholine (DMPC) molecule has been studied using density functional theory (DFT), augmented with a damped empirical dispersion energy term (DFT-D). Fourteen ground-state isomers have been found with total energies within less than 1 kcal/mol. Despite differences in combinations of their torsion angles,(More)
The density functional based tight binding (DFTB) is a semiempirical method derived from the density functional theory (DFT). It inherits therefore its problems in treating van der Waals clusters. A major error comes from dispersion forces, which are poorly described by commonly used DFT functionals, but which can be accounted for by an a posteriori(More)
The selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO by NH3 in the presence of O2 on Cu-faujasite (Cu-FAU) has been studied. Substitution of some Cu2+ with H+ and Na+ cations, compensating for the negative charge of the zeolite framework, forms the various CuHNa-FAU studied. The amount of Cu was held constant and the proportion of H+ and Na+ varied in the sample.(More)
In spite of significant experimental effort dedicated to the study of Cu(2+) binding to the amyloid beta (Aβ) peptide, involved in Alzheimer's disease, the nature of the oxygen-based ligand in the low pH component of the Cu(2+)-Aβ(1-16) complex is still under debate. This study reports density-functional-theory-based calculations that explore the potential(More)
This work presents calculated structural parameters and energetic properties of Na- and H-mordenites (MORs) using cluster models with more than 400 atoms. These state of the art calculations were performed within the framework of density functional theory, using both the local density approximation and the generalized gradient approximation, employing(More)
BP86, B3LYP and MP2 methods, generally used to study large systems containing transition metals, were compared for their ability to accuratly evaluate bond dissociation energies of copper complexes. Various [Cu-L]+ and [Cu-L]2+ complexes in which L are small ligands and the higher coordinated complexes, [Cu(NH3)(4)]+ and [Cu(NH3)4]2+ were studied. For(More)