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Aqueous solutions of amino acid ionic liquids (AAILs) are of high importance for applications in protein synthesis and solubilization, enzymatic reactions, templates for synthetic study, etc. This work employs molecular dynamics simulations using our own force field to investigate shear viscosity and cluster compositions of three 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium(More)
Fullerenes are known to be polarizable due to their strained carbon-carbon bonds and high surface curvature. The electronic polarization of fullerenes is steadily of practical importance because it leads to non-additive interactions and, therefore, to unexpected phenomena. For the first time, hybrid density functional theory (HDFT) powered Born-Oppenheimer(More)
The gas-phase methylenation reaction between CH(3)S(+)=CH(2) and alkylbenzenes, aniline, phenol and alkyl phenyl ethers, which yields [M + CH](+) and CH(3)SH, has been studied by Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) techniques and computational chemistry at the DFT level. The methylthiomethyl cation is less reactive than methoxymethyl and,(More)
Nitromethane (NM) is widely applied in chemical technology as a solvent for extraction, cleaning, and chemical synthesis. NM was considered safe for a long time, until a railroad tanker car exploded in 1958. We investigate the detonation kinetics and explosion reaction mechanisms in a variety of systems consisting of NM, molecular oxygen, and water vapor.(More)
We present extensive atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of the structure and stability of fullerene-based membranes. The simulations provide a molecular description of the PhK (pentaaryl[60]fullerene anions, C60Ar5(-)·K(+)) and C8K (C60Ar5(-)·K(+) with octyl substituents) membranes. Physical chemical properties and molecular organization of PhK and(More)
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations associated with the thermodynamic integration (TI) scheme and the polarizable continuum model (PCM) in combination with the SMD solvation model were used to study the hydration free energy of the homologous series of polyols, C(n)H(n+2)(OH)n (1 ≤ n ≤ 7). Both solvation models predict a nonlinear behavior for the hydration(More)
Electronic properties of graphene quantum dots (GQDs) constitute a subject of intense scientific interest. Being smaller than 20 nm, GQDs contain confined excitons in all dimensions simultaneously. GQDs feature a non-zero band gap and luminescence on excitation. Tuning their electronic structure is an attractive goal with technological promise. In this(More)
Small monovalent ions are able to polarize carbonaceous nanostructures significantly. We report a systematic investigation of how monovalent and divalent ions influence valence electronic structure of graphene. Pure density functional theory is employed to compute electronic energy levels. We show that the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) of an(More)
Solubilization of fullerenes is of high interest because of their wide usage in both fundamental research and numerous applications. This paper reports molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of saturated and supersaturated solutions of C60 in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate, [C4C1IM][BF4], room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL). The simulations(More)
Surfactant-like peptide (SLP) based nanostructures are investigated using all-atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. We report structure properties of nanostructures belonging to the ANK peptide group. In particular, the mathematical models for the two A3K membranes, A6K nanotube, and A9K nanorod were developed. Our MD simulation results are(More)