Henry F. Schaefer

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This does not exclude the possibility, that larger structural fragments (such as tetramers and pentamers) can also contribute to the low-frequency vibrational spectrum around the boson peak. On the basis of these results, the following model of the glass transition of glycerol can be proposed. At temperatures far above Tg (186 K), the lifetime of the MRO or(More)
Advances in theory and algorithms for electronic structure calculations must be incorporated into program packages to enable them to become routinely used by the broader chemical community. This work reviews advances made over the past five years or so that constitute the major improvements contained in a new release of the Q-Chem quantum chemistry package,(More)
A hybrid quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) potential energy function with Hartree-Fock, density functional theory (DFT), and post-HF (RIMP2, MP2, CCSD) capability has been implemented in the CHARMM and Q-Chem software packages. In addition, we have modified CHARMM and Q-Chem to take advantage of the newly introduced replica path and the nudged(More)
Crossed molecular beam experiments on dicarbon and tricarbon reactions with unsaturated hydrocarbons acetylene, methylacetylene, and ethylene were performed to investigate the dynamics of channels leading to hydrogen-deficient hydrocarbon radicals. In the light of the results of new ab initio calculations, the experimental data suggest that these reactions(More)
Small carbon clusters (Cn, n = 2-15) are produced in a molecular beam by pulsed laser vaporization and studied with vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) photoionization mass spectrometry. The required VUV radiation in the 8-12 eV range is provided by the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Mass spectra at various ionization(More)
Recently synthesized by the group of Sadler, the platinum(IV) diazido complexes [Pt(N(3))(2)(OH)(2)(L')(L'')] (L' and L'' are N-donor ligands) have potential to be used as photoactivatable metallodrugs in cancer chemotherapy. In the present study optimized structures and UV-Vis electronic spectra of trans,trans,trans- and(More)
The effects of solvation on the stability of thymine and its negative ion have been investigated by explicitly considering the structures of complexes of thymine with up to five water molecules and the respective anions at the B3LYP/DZP++ level of theory. The vertical detachment energy of thymine was predicted to increase gradually with the hydration(More)