Arkajyoti Sengupta

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The failure of available density functional methods to compute accurate reaction enthalpies of common organic reactions is well documented. Herein, we demonstrate that the disparate results from different functionals stem from the systematic errors in the underlying elementary reactions that represent the changes in the bonding environment between reactants(More)
Cooperative binding of ion pairs to receptors is crucial for the manipulation of salts, but a comprehensive understanding of cooperativity has been elusive. To this end, we combine experiment and theory to quantify ion-pair binding and to separate allostery from electrostatics to understand their relative contributions. We designed aryl-triazole-ether(More)
Contrary to the simple expectations from Coulomb's law, Weinhold proposed that anions can stabilize each other as metastable dimers, yet experimental evidence for these species and their mutual stabilization is missing. We show that two bisulfate anions can form such dimers, which stabilize each other with self-complementary hydrogen bonds, by encapsulation(More)
Accurate modeling of the chemical reactions in many diverse areas such as combustion, photochemistry, or atmospheric chemistry strongly depends on the availability of thermochemical information of the radicals involved. However, accurate thermochemical investigations of radical systems using state of the art composite methods have mostly been restricted to(More)
Open Shell organic radicals are principal species involved in many diverse areas such as combustion, photochemistry, and polymer chemistry. Computational studies of such species with an accurate method like coupled-cluster with single and double and perturbative triple (CCSD(T)) may be restricted to systems of modest size due to the steep computational(More)
Computational challenges toward an accurate determination of the enthalpies of formation of amino acids are partly due to the nonavailability of systematic error-canceling thermochemical procedures for such biomonomers. Recently, we developed the connectivity-based hierarchy (CBH) to accurately compute the enthalpies of formations of organic molecules(More)
Mechanism and the origin of enantioselectivity in the decarboxylative protonation of α-amino malonate hemiester promoted by epicinchona-thiourea hybrid organocatalyst is established by using the DFT(M06-2X/6-311+G**//ONIOM2) computational methods. The origin of stereoselectivity rendered by this hybrid bifunctional catalyst in asymmetric protonation is(More)
In this study we have used the connectivity-based hierarchy (CBH) method to derive accurate heats of formation of a range of biomolecules, 18 amino acids and 10 barbituric acid/uracil derivatives. The hierarchy is based on the connectivity of the different atoms in a large molecule. It results in error-cancellation reaction schemes that are automated,(More)
Shape-persistent macrocycles are attractive functional targets for synthesis, molecular recognition, and hierarchical self-assembly. Such macrocycles are noncollapsible and geometrically well-defined, and they are traditionally characterized by having repeat units and low conformational flexibility. Here, we find it necessary to refine these ideas in the(More)
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