Henry F. Schaefer

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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)
The complete quartic force field of BH(3) has been converged to the ab initio limit by extrapolation of core-valence correlation-consistent basis set series (cc-pCVXZ, X = T, Q, 5) of all-electron CCSD(T) (coupled-cluster singles and doubles with perturbative triples) energy points. Additional computations including full coupled-cluster treatments through(More)
Several modifications to the Davidson algorithm are systematically explored to establish their performance for an assortment of configuration interaction (CI) computations. The combination of a generalized Davidson method, a periodic two-vector subspace collapse, and a blocked Davidson approach for multiple roots is determined to retain the convergence(More)
Ahatraet-A program of research designed to test the suitability of minicomputers for large scale scientific computations is described. The scientific problems to be attacked are those traditionally reserved for the largest and fastest commerciallv available electronic commuters: the calculation of potential energy surfaces and subsequent evaluation of the(More)
The equilibrium molecular structures of the two lowest-energy conformers of glycine, Gly-Ip and Gly-IIn, have been characterized by high-level ab initio electronic structure computations, including all-electron cc-pVTZ CCSD(T) geometry optimizations and 6-31G* MP2 quartic force fields, the latter to account for anharmonic zero-point vibrational effects to(More)
B3LYP/6-311+G** (and MP2/6-311+G**) computations, performed for a series of Diels-Alder (DA) reactions, confirm that the endo transition states (TS) and the related Cope-TSs are favored energetically over the respective exo-TSs. Likewise, the computed magnetic properties (nucleus-independent chemical shifts and magnetic susceptibililties) of the endo- (as(More)
The opposed and parallel structures for the binuclear bis(azulene) "submarine" sandwiches (C10H8)2M2 (M = Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) have been optimized using density functional theory. The lowest energy (C10H8)2 M2 structures of the early transition metals Ti, V, Cr, and Mn have the azulene units functioning as bis(pentahapto) ligands to each metal atom(More)
The entrance complex, transition state, and exit complex for the bromine atom plus water dimer reaction Br + (H2O)2 → HBr + (H2O)OH and its reverse reaction have been investigated using the CCSD(T) method with correlation consistent basis sets up to cc-pVQZ-PP. Based on the CCSD(T)/cc-pVQZ-PP results, the reaction is endothermic by 31.7 kcal/mol. The(More)
Molecular mechanics (MM4) studies have been carried out on the catenane (C13H26)2, specifically 13-13D2. The structure obtained is in general agreement with second-order perturbation theory. More importantly, the MM4 structure allows a breakdown of the energy of the molecule into its component classical parts. This allows an understanding of why the(More)
Self-assembling building blocks like the 4-pyridone can exhibit extraordinary H-bond-aromaticity coupling effects. Computed dissected nucleus independent chemical shifts (NICS(1)zz), natural bond orbital (NBO) charges, and energy decomposition analyses (EDA) for a series of hydrogen (H-) bonded 4-pyridone chains (4-py)n (n = 2 to 8) reveal that H-bonding(More)