A new integration grid for the Polarizable Continuum Model reaction field is presented. In this scheme (called TsLess) the molecular surface is not partitioned in tesserae, but a set of sampling points is chosen. These points are weighted according to they position on the surface. The new procedure is tested against the GEPOL tesselation method.
We present recent developments in the symmetry implementation of the Polarizable Continuum Model (PCM). The structure of the matrix, which defines the PCM solvent response, is examined, and we demonstrate how this matrix can be transformed to a block diagonal form where each block belongs to different irreducible representations of the molecular point… (More)
A convenient carbonylative approach to 2-oxazolidinone derivatives carried out using an ionic liquid (1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate, EmimEtSO₄) as the solvent is presented. It is based on the sequential concatenation of two catalytic cycles, both catalyzed by the same metal species (auto-tandem catalysis): the first cycle corresponds to the… (More)
Vegetable oils and fatty acid esters are suitable precursor molecules for the production of a variety of bio-based products and materials, such as paints and coatings, plastics, soaps, lubricants, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, printing inks, surfactants, and biofuels. Here, we report the possibility of using Lewis acidic ionic liquids (ILs) to obtain… (More)