Gerd Bruno Rocha

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Twenty years ago, the landmark AM1 was introduced, and has since had an increasingly wide following among chemists due to its consistently good results and time-tested reliability--being presently available in countless computational quantum chemistry programs. However, semiempirical molecular orbital models still are of limited accuracy and need to be(More)
Large-scale electronic structure calculations usually involve huge nonlinear eigenvalue problems. A method for solving these problems without employing expensive eigenvalue decompositions of the Fock matrix is presented in this work. The sparsity of the input and output matrices is preserved at every iteration, and the memory required by the algorithm(More)
Complexes of dysprosium, holmium, and erbium find many applications as single-molecule magnets, as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging, as anti-cancer agents, in optical telecommunications, etc. Therefore, the development of tools that can be proven helpful to complex design is presently an active area of research. In this article, we advance a(More)
The Sparkle/AM1 model is extended to ytterbium (III) complexes. Thus, a set of 15 complexes, with various representative ligands, chosen to be representative of all complexes of high crystallographic quality (R-factor <0.05 A) in the Cambridge Crystallographic Database, and which possess oxygen and/or nitrogen as coordinating atoms, was used as the training(More)
The Sparkle/PM3 model is extended to cerium(III) complexes. The validation procedure was carried out using only high quality crystallographic structures (R factor < 0.05Å), for a total of thirty-seven Ce(III) complexes. The Sparkle/PM3 unsigned mean error, for all interatomic distances between the Ce(III) ion and the directly coordinating oxygen or nitrogen(More)
In this work, we tested the PM6, PM6-DH+, PM6-D3, and PM7 enthalpies of formation in aqueous solution as scoring functions across 33 decoy sets to discriminate native structures or good models in a decoy set. In each set these semiempirical quantum chemistry methods were compared according to enthalpic and geometric criteria. Enthalpically, we compared the(More)
The RM1 quantum chemical model for the calculation of complexes of Tm(III), Yb(III) and Lu(III) is advanced. Subsequently, we tested the models by fully optimizing the geometries of 126 complexes. We then compared the optimized structures with known crystallographic ones from the Cambridge Structural Database. Results indicate that, for thulium complexes,(More)
The RM1 model for the lanthanides is parameterized for complexes of the trications of lanthanum, cerium, and praseodymium. The semiempirical quantum chemical model core stands for the [Xe]4fn electronic configuration, with n =0,1,2 for La(III), Ce(III), and Pr(III), respectively. In addition, the valence shell is described by three electrons in a set of 5d,(More)
Mesoionic compounds belonging to the 1,3-oxazol-5-one, 1,3-diazole-4-thione and 1,3-thiazole-5-thione rings have been evaluated by a combination of Density Functional Theory, Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules, Electron Localization Function, Natural Bond Orbitals and Geodesic Electrostatic Potential Charge calculations. Atomic, bond, and ring properties(More)
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