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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)
Intermolecular interactions are of great importance in chemistry but are difficult to model accurately with computational methods. In particular, Hartree-Fock and standard density-functional approximations do not include the physics necessary to properly describe dispersion. These methods are sometimes corrected to account for dispersion by adding a(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)
The difficulty of approximate density functionals in describing the energetics of Diels-Alder reactions and dimerization of aluminum complexes is analyzed. Both of these reaction classes involve formation of cyclic or bicyclic products, which are found to be underbound by the majority of functionals considered. We present a consistent view of these results(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)
We have recently introduced [J. Chem. Phys. 122, 154104 (2005)] a simple parameter-free model of the dispersion interaction based on the instantaneous in space, dipole moment of the exchange hole. The model generates remarkably accurate interatomic and intermolecular C6 dispersion coefficients, and geometries and binding energies of intermolecular(More)
A simple model is presented in which the instantaneous dipole moment of the exchange hole is used to generate a dispersion interaction between nonoverlapping systems. The model is easy to implement, requiring no electron correlation (in the usual sense) or time dependence, and has been tested on various atomic and molecular pairs. The resulting C6(More)
The approximate CCSD(T)/CBS binding energies for the set of 23 hydrogen-bonded dimers (HB23) of the S66 set reported by Řezáč et al. (J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2011, 7, 2427-2438) were expected to be under-estimated based on the known under-binding tendency of the counterpoise correction combined with small basis sets. In this work, we present binding(More)
We have previously demonstrated that the dipole moment of the exchange hole can be used to derive intermolecular C(6) dispersion coefficients [J. Chem. Phys. 122, 154104 (2005)]. This was subsequently the basis for a novel post-Hartree-Fock model of intermolecular interactions [J. Chem. Phys. 123, 024101 (2005)]. In the present work, the model is extended(More)