Meng-Sheng Liao

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DFT and dispersion-corrected DFT calculations were carried out to probe the factors that distort the heme structure in Heme-Nitric oxide/OXygen-binding (H-NOX) protein domains. Various model systems that include heme, heme+surrounding residues, and heme+surrounding residues+additional protein environment were examined; the latter system was calculated with(More)
A theoretical comparative study of a series of five- and six-coordinate iron porphyrins, FeP(L) and FeP(L)(O(2)), has been carried out using DFT methods, where P = porphine and L = imidazole (Im), 1-methylimidazole (1-MeIm), 2-methylimidazole (2-MeIm), 1,2-dimethylimidazole (1,2-Me(2)Im), 4-ethylimidazole (4-EtIm), or histidine (His). Two ligated(More)
The quality of the newly added, empirical dispersion correction in density functional theory (DFT) calculations is examined for several supramolecular complexes of fullerene (C(60)) with free-base and metal porphyrins (Por). The benzene dimer (C(6)H(6))(2), naphthalene dimer (C(10)H(8))(2), and anthracene dimer (C(14)H(10))(2) were also included in the(More)
Sixty-four (64) density functionals, ranging from GGA, meta-GGA, hybrid GGA to hybrid meta-GGA, were tested to evaluate the FeP(Im)-AB bonding energies (E(bond)) in the heme model complexes FeP(Im)(AB) (P = porphine, Im = imidazole, AB = CO, NO, and O(2)). The results indicate that an accurate prediction of E(bond) for the various ligands to heme is(More)
A theoretical study of the electronic structure, bonding, and properties of unligated and ligated manganese(II) porphyrins and phthalocyanines has been carried out "in detail" using a density functional theory (DFT) method. While manganese tetraphenylporphine (MnTPP) in the crystal is high spin (S = 5/2) with the Mn(II) atom out of the porphyrin plane, the(More)
The behaviors of a large number of GGA, meta-GGA, and hybrid-GGA density functionals in describing the spin-state energetics of iron porphyrins and related compounds have been investigated. There is a large variation in performance between the various functionals for the calculations of the high-spin state relative energies. Most GGA and meta-GGA(More)
The electronic structure, molecular structure, and electronic spectra of lanthanide(III) mono- and bisporphyrin complexes are investigated using a DFT/TDDFT method. These complexes include YbP(acac), YbP(2), [YbP(2)](+), YbHP(2), and [YbP(2)](-) (where P = porphine and acac = acetylacetonate). To shed some light on the origin of the out-of-plane(More)
Various density functionals are applied to a number of weakly bound intermolecular pi-pi charge-transfer (CT) complexes. Most functionals, including the recently developed mPWPW91 and mPW1PW91, grossly underestimate experimental excitation energies; good agreement is obtained only with the half-and-half hybrid BH&HLYP functional. PW91PW91 provides the best(More)
A theoretical comparative study of complexes of porphyrin (P), porphyrazine (Pz), and phthalocyanine (Pc) with metal (M) = Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn has been carried out using a DFT method. The calculations provide a clear elucidation of the ground states for the MP/Pz/Pc molecules and for a series of [MP/Pz/Pc](x-) and [MP/Pz/Pc](y+) ions (x = 1, 2, 3, 4; y =(More)
The effects of peripheral, multiple -F as well as -C2F5 substituents, on the electronic structure and properties of unligated and ligated metal phthalocyanines, PcM, PcM(acetone)2 (M = Fe, Co, Zn), PcZn(Cl), and PcZn(Cl(-)), have been investigated using a DFT method. The calculations provide a clear explanation for the changes in the ground state, molecular(More)