Kritsana Sagarik

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Proton transfer reactions at the sulfonic acid groups in Nafion were theoretically studied, using complexes formed from triflic acid (CF3SO3H), H3O+ and H2O, as model systems. The investigations began with searching for potential precursors and transition states at low hydration levels, using the test-particle model (T-model), density functional theory(More)
Proton transfer reactions and dynamics of the hydrophilic group (-SO(3)H) in Nafion® were studied at low hydration levels using the complexes formed from CF(3)SO(3)H, H(3)O(+) and nH(2)O, 1 ≤n≤ 3, as model systems. The equilibrium structures obtained from DFT calculations suggested at least two structural diffusion pathways at the -SO(3)H group namely, the(More)
Proton transfer reactions and dynamics were theoretically studied using the hydrogen-bond (H-bond) complexes formed from H(3)O(+) and nH(2)O, n = 1-4, as model systems. The investigations began with searching for characteristics of transferring protons in the gas phase and continuum aqueous solution using DFT method at the B3LYP/TZVP level, followed by(More)
Dynamics and mechanism of proton transfer in a protonated hydrogen bond (H-bond) chain were studied, using the CH(3)OH(2)(+)(CH(3)OH)(n) complexes, n = 1-4, as model systems. The present investigations used B3LYP/TZVP calculations and Born-Oppenheimer MD (BOMD) simulations at 350 K to obtain characteristic H-bond structures, energetic and IR spectra of the(More)
The influence of small monovalent metal ions on hydrogen bonds of aquo-protein complexes is studied on Li/HCONH2-OH2 as an example. Using results obtained from ab initio calculations with minimal GLO basis sets, the remarkable changes in the hydrogen bond energy and charge distribution, due to metal ion complex formation, are discussed. The metal ion seems(More)
A molecular dynamics (MD) simulation based on a combined ab initio quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) method has been performed to investigate the solvation structure and dynamics of H3O+ in water. The QM region is a sphere around the central H3O+ ion, and contains about 6-8 water molecules. It is treated at the Hartree-Fock (HF) level, while the(More)
The dynamics and mechanism of excited-state proton dissociation and transfer in microhydrated hydroxylamine clusters are studied using NH2OH(H2O)n (n = 1-4) as model systems and the DFT/B3LYP/aug-cc-pVDZ and TD-DFT/B3LYP/aug-cc-pVDZ methods as model calculations. This investigation is based on the Förster acidity scheme and emphasizes the photoacid(More)
The effects of metal ion and solute conformation change on the structures, energetic and dynamics of water molecules in the first hydration shell of amino acid were studied, using three forms of alanine (Ala) and Li(+)/Ala as model molecules. The theoretical investigations were started with construction of the test-particle model (T-model) potentials for(More)
A combined ab initio quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) molecular dynamics simulation has been performed to investigate solvation structure and dynamics of NH(4) (+) in water. The most interesting region, the sphere includes an ammonium ion and its first hydration shell, was treated at the Hartree-Fock level using DZV basis set, while the rest(More)
Structures and stability of salt-bridges in aqueous solutions were investigated using a complex formed from the guanidinium (Gdm+) and formate (FmO-) ions as a model system. The Test-particle model (T-model) potentials to describe the interactions in the Gdm+-H2O, FmO(-)-H2O and Gdm+-FmO- complexes were constructed, tested and applied in molecular dynamics(More)