Gareth W. A. Welch

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Crystal structure prediction for organic molecules requires both the fast assessment of thousands to millions of crystal structures and the greatest possible accuracy in their relative energies. We describe a crystal lattice simulation program, DMACRYS, emphasizing the features that make it suitable for use in crystal structure prediction for pharmaceutical(More)
The predictions of the crystal structure of 3-azabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane-2,4-dione submitted in the 2001 international blind test of crystal structure prediction (CSP2001) led to the conclusion that crystal structures containing an alternative hydrogen bonded dimer motif were energetically competitive with the known catemer-based structure. Here we report an(More)
We report on the organization and outcome of the fourth blind test of crystal structure prediction, an international collaborative project organized to evaluate the present state in computational methods of predicting the crystal structures of small organic molecules. There were 14 research groups which took part, using a variety of methods to generate and(More)
The predicted stability differences of the conformational polymorphs of oxalyl dihydrazide and ortho-acetamidobenzamide are unrealistically large when the modeling of intermolecular energies is solely based on the isolated-molecule charge density, neglecting charge density polarization. Ab initio calculated crystal electron densities showed qualitative(More)
We report a multistage lattice energy minimization methodology for generating stable packing arrangements of cocrystals containing flexible molecules. In the first approximation, the intermolecular electrostatic interactions are modeled with atomic charges and the molecular deformation energy is interpolated over a set of precomputed quantum mechanical(More)
We compare two methods for estimating the induction energy in organic molecular crystals by approximating the charge density polarization in the crystalline state. The first is a distributed atomic polarizability model combined with distributed multipole moments, derived from ab initio monomer properties. The second uses an ab initio calculation of the(More)
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