Kittusamy Senthilkumar

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Fluoranthene and benzo[k]fluoranthene-based oligoarenes are good candidates for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). In this work, the electronic structure and optical properties of fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, and their derivatives have been studied using quantum chemical methods. The ground-state structures were optimized using the density(More)
Absolute rates of hole transfer between guanine nucleobases separated by one or two A:T base pairs in stilbenedicarboxamide-linked DNA hairpins were obtained by improved kinetic analysis of experimental data. The charge-transfer rates in four different DNA sequences were calculated using a density-functional-based tight-binding model and a semiclassical(More)
Combined quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods allow computations on chemical events in large molecular systems. Here, we have tested the suitability of the standard CHARMM27 forcefield Lennard-Jones van der Waals (vdW) parameters for the treatment of nucleic acid bases in QM/MM calculations at the B3LYP/6-311+G(d,p)-CHARMM27 level.(More)
Combined quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods are increasingly important for the study of chemical reactions and systems in condensed phases. Here, we have tested the accuracy of a density functional theory-based QM/MM implementation (B3LYP/6-311+G(d,p)/CHARMM27) on a set of biologically relevant interactions by comparison with full QM(More)
The effective energy of a positive charge when it is localized at a specific guanine nucleobase in DNA was calculated using density functional theory. The results demonstrate that the efficiency of a guanine to act as a hole-trap in DNA strongly depends on the nature of the flanking nucleobases. The presence of a pyrimidine base at the 3' position adjacent(More)
The structural and optical properties of 4-bromo-1-naphthyl chalcones (BNC) have been studied by using quantum chemical methods. The density functional theory (DFT) and the singly excited configuration interaction (CIS) methods were employed to optimize the ground and excited state geometries of unsubstituted and substituted BNC with different electron(More)
We describe at the quantum-chemical level the main parameters that control charge transport at the molecular scale in discotic liquid crystals. The focus is on stacks made of triphenylene, hexaazatriphenylene, hexaazatrinaphthylene, and hexabenzocoronene molecules and derivatives thereof. It is found that a subtle interplay between the chemical structure of(More)
Post Hartree-Fock and density functional theory (DFT) methods were used to study the different conformers of nitrosoethylene H-CH=CH-NO, and substituted compounds of the nitrosoethylene R-CH=CH-NO (R = Cl, NH2, N(CH3)2, OH, OCH3). The molecules were optimized at MP2/6-31G* level of theory of ab initio and B3LYP/6-31G* and B3PW91/6-31G* levels of theory of(More)
The first principle calculations within the framework of density functional theory have been performed for the pentacene molecule deposited on the aluminum Al(100) substrate to study the structural and electronic properties of the pentacene/Al(100) interface. The most stable configuration was found at bridge site with 45° rotation of the pentacene molecule(More)
We have studied the mobility of charge carriers along self-organizing pi-stacks of hydrogen-bonded phenylene vinylene oligomers in solution, by time-resolved microwave conductivity measurements. The value deduced for the mobility along the stacks is 3 x 10(-3) and 9 x 10(-3) cm2/(V s) for holes and electrons, respectively. Additionally, we have calculated(More)