Cherumuttathu H. Suresh

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The intramolecular hydrogen bond (H-bond) energies in several polyhydroxy systems are estimated using an isodesmic/homodesmic reaction approach as well as a molecular tailoring approach (MTA) [Deshmukh, M. M.; Gadre, S. R.; Bartolotti, L. J. J. Phys. Chem. A 2006, 110, 12519]. It is shown that the isodesmic/homodesmic reaction approach as advocated in the(More)
The binding of hydrated Mg2+ and Ca2+ ions with a DNA fragment containing two phosphate groups, three sugar units, and a G.C base pair is modeled in the anion and dianion states using a three-layer ONIOM approach. A monodentate binding mode was the most stable structure observed for both the ions in the anion model. However, the interactions of Mg2+ and(More)
A new family of nickel(II) complexes of the type [Ni(L)(CH(3)CN)](BPh(4))(2), where L=N-methyl-N,N',N'-tris(pyrid-2-ylmethyl)-ethylenediamine (L1, 1), N-benzyl-N,N',N'-tris(pyrid-2-yl-methyl)-ethylenediamine (L2, 2), N-methyl-N,N'-bis(pyrid-2-ylmethyl)-N'-(6-methyl-pyrid-2-yl-methyl)-ethylenediamine (L3, 3),(More)
The design of fluorescent molecular platforms capable of responding to multiple analytes is a topic of great interest. Herein, the use of a Zn2+ -complexed unsymmetrical squaraine dye, Sq-Zn2+ , as a chemical platform for recognizing structurally distinct analytes is reported. The squaraine ring is substituted on one side with a dipicolylamine unit, which(More)
Structural, electronic, and energetic characteristics of tricin, tricin-4'-O-(erythro-β-guaiacylglyceryl)ether (TEGE), and tricin-4'-O-(threo-β-guaiacylglyceryl)ether (TTGE), isolated from "Njavara" rice bran have been studied using DFT to explain their experimentally determined radical scavenging activity (EC(50) values) in comparison with known standards(More)
Linear polyacenes (LPAs) beyond pentacene are highly unstable and their application potential in the optoelectronics field is very limited. On the basis of theoretical studies at the M06L/6-311++G(d,p) level of DFT, we show that annulating dihydropyrazine units to LPA cores can yield large LPA mimics. This strategy enhances the aromaticity of the LPA core(More)
A consistent set of atomic electronegativities of main block and d-block transition elements has been obtained from the position and value of the molecular electrostatic potential bond critical point of the C-E bond of a methyl-element-hydride system, H(3)C-EH(n) (E is an element and n = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 depending on the position of E in the periodic(More)
Substituent effects on cation-π interactions have been quantified using a variety of Φ-X···M(+) complexes where Φ, X, and M(+) are the π-system, substituent, and cation, respectively. The cation-π interaction energy, E(M(+)), showed a strong linear correlation with the molecular electrostatic potential (MESP) based measure of the substituent effect, ΔV(min)(More)
Values of the molecular electrostatic potential minimum (V(min)) corresponding to the lone pair region of several substituted phosphine ligands (PR(3)) have been determined at the DFT level. The V(min) value is proposed as a quantitative measure of the electronic effect of the PR(3) ligands. Good linear correlation between V(min) and Tolman electronic(More)