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)
In this study, we present some modifications in the semiempirical quantum chemistry MOPAC2009 code that accelerate single-point energy calculations (1SCF) of medium-size (up to 2500 atoms) molecular systems using GPU coprocessors and multithreaded shared-memory CPUs. Our modifications consisted of using a combination of highly optimized linear algebra(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)
The recently published Parametric Method number 7, PM7, is the first semiempirical method to be successfully tested by modeling crystal structures and heats of formation of solids. PM7 is thus also capable of producing results of useful accuracy for materials science, and constitutes a great improvement over its predecessor, PM6. In this article, we present(More)
In the present work, we sought to improve our sparkle model for the calculation of lanthanide complexes, SMLC,in various ways: (i) inclusion of the europium atomic mass, (ii) reparametrization of the model within AM1 from a new response function including all distances of the coordination polyhedron for tris(acetylacetonate)(1,10-phenanthroline)(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)
Our previously defined Sparkle model (Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 2346) has been reparameterized for Eu(III) as well as newly parameterized for Gd(III) and Tb(III). The parameterizations have been carried out in a much more extensive manner, aimed at producing a new, more accurate model called Sparkle/AM1, mainly for the vast majority of all Eu(III), Gd(III),(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)
All versions of our previous Sparkle Model were very accurate in predicting lanthanide-lanthanide distances in complexes where the two lanthanide ions directly face each other, and mainly lanthanide-oxygen, and lanthanide-nitrogen distances, which are by far the most common ones in lanthanide complexes. In this article, we are advancing for the first time(More)
The recently defined Sparkle model for the quantum chemical prediction of geometries of lanthanum(III) and lutetium(III) complexes within AM1 (J. Phys. Chem. A 2006, 110, 5897) has been extended to PM3. As training sets, we used the same two groups, one for each lanthanide, of 15 high-crystallographic-quality (R factor < 0.05 A) complexes as was previously(More)