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)
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)
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)
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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