Jens Antony

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The method of dispersion correction as an add-on to standard Kohn-Sham density functional theory (DFT-D) has been refined regarding higher accuracy, broader range of applicability, and less empiricism. The main new ingredients are atom-pairwise specific dispersion coefficients and cutoff radii that are both computed from first principles. The coefficients(More)
Density functional theory including dispersion corrections (DFT-D) is applied to calculate intermolecular interaction energies in an extensive benchmark set consisting mainly of DNA base pairs and amino acid pairs, for which CCSD(T) complete basis set limit estimates are available (JSCH-2005 database). The three generalized gradient approximation (GGA)(More)
Association free energies ΔGa are calculated for two different types of host-guest systems, the rigid cucurbit[7]uril (CB7) and the basket shaped octa-acid (OA), and a number of charged guest molecules each by quantum chemical methods from first principles in the context of a recent blind test challenge (SAMPL4). For CB7, the overall agreement between(More)
Kohn-Sham density functional theory (KS-DFT) is nowadays the most widely used quantum chemical method for electronic structure calculations in chemistry and physics. Its further application in e.g. supramolecular chemistry or biochemistry has mainly been hampered by the inability of almost all current density functionals to describe the ubiquitous(More)
Dispersion corrected density functional theory (DFT-D3) is used for fully ab initio protein-ligand (PL) interaction energy calculation via molecular fractionation with conjugated caps (MFCC) and applied to PL complexes from the PDB comprising 3680, 1798, and 1060 atoms. Molecular fragments with n amino acids instead of one in the original MFCC approach are(More)
The noncovalent interactions of nucleobases and hydrogen-bonded (Watson-Crick) base-pairs on graphene are investigated with the DFT-D method, i.e., all-electron density functional theory (DFT) in generalized gradient approximation (GGA) combined with an empirical correction for dispersion (van der Waals) interactions. Full geometry optimization is performed(More)
A recently published theoretical approach employing a nondynamic structure model using dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT-D3) to calculate equilibrium free energies of association (Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 9955-9964) is illustrated by its application to eight new supramolecular complexes. We compare with experimentally known binding(More)
Quantum dynamical simulations of vibrational spectroscopy have been carried out for glycine dipeptide (CH(3)-CO-NH-CH(2)-CO-NH-CH(3)). Conformational structure and dynamics are modeled in terms of the two Ramachandran dihedral angles of the molecular backbone. Potential energy surfaces and harmonic frequencies are obtained from electronic structure(More)
113Cd isotropic NMR shieldings are calculated for a number of metal ion binding sites in proteins, using the GIAO-B3LYP and GIAO-HF methods with the uncontracted (19s15p9d4f) polarized basis set of Kellö and Sadlej on cadmium and 6-31G(d) on the ligands. The results compare favorably with experimental data, indicating that first principle calculations are a(More)