Erin R. Johnson

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A procedure based on density functional theory is used for the calculation of the gas-phase bond dissociation enthalpy (BDE) and ionization potential for molecules belonging to the class of phenolic antioxidants. We show that use of locally dense basis sets (LDBS) vs full basis sets gives very similar results for monosubstituted phenols, and that the LDBS(More)
Molecular structure does not easily identify the intricate noncovalent interactions that govern many areas of biology and chemistry, including design of new materials and drugs. We develop an approach to detect noncovalent interactions in real space, based on the electron density and its derivatives. Our approach reveals the underlying chemistry that(More)
The optimized effective potential (OEP) for exchange was introduced some time ago by Sharp and Horton and by Talman and Shadwick. The integral equation for the OEP is difficult to solve, however, and a variety of approximations have therefore been proposed. These are explicitly orbital dependent and require the same two-electron integrals as Hartree-Fock(More)
OBJECTIVE Early access to sound through early cochlear implantation has been widely advocated for children who do not derive sufficient benefit from acoustic amplification. Early identification through newborn hearing screening should lead to earlier intervention including earlier cochlear implantation when appropriate. Despite earlier diagnosis and the(More)
Hydrogen bonds are of crucial relevance to many problems in chemistry, biology, and materials science. The recently developed NCI (noncovalent interactions) index enables real-space visualization of both attractive (van der Waals and hydrogen-bonding) and repulsive (steric) interactions based on properties of the electron density. It is thus an optimal(More)
A protocol has been developed to process cilantro and parsley samples for male-specific coliphages. Coliphage recovery depended on the duration of peptone rinsing, and whether the products were intact or cut. After 60 min of rinsing with 0.1% peptone, 78% of spiked coliphages were recovered from intact cilantro samples, and 60% of the spiked coliphages were(More)
1,8-Naphthalenediol, 5, and its 4-methoxy derivative, 6, were found to be potent H-atom transfer (HAT) compounds on the basis of their rate constants for H-atom transfer to the 2,2-di(4-t-octylphenyl)-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DOPPH*), k(ArOH/DOPPH)*, or as antioxidants during inhibited styrene autoxidation, k(ArOH/ROO)*, initiated with AIBN. The rate(More)
Non-covalent interactions hold the key to understanding many chemical, biological, and technological problems. Describing these non-covalent interactions accurately, including their positions in real space, constitutes a first step in the process of decoupling the complex balance of forces that define non-covalent interactions. Because of the size of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the safety and effectiveness of oral and intranasal midazolam in healthy children by evaluating their physiological and behavioral responses. METHODS Regimen A patients received 0.5 mg/kg oral midazolam with an intranasal saline spray placebo at their first appointment and 03 mg/kg intranasal midazolam with(More)
Meta-generalized-gradient approximations (meta-GGAs) in density-functional theory are exchange-correlation functionals whose integrands depend on local density, density gradient, and also the kinetic-energy density. It has been pointed out by Johnson et al. [Chem. Phys. Lett. 394, 334 (2004)] that meta-GGA potential energy curves in dispersion-bound(More)