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To account for the distortion of the coordination sphere that takes place in complexes containing open-shell metal cations such as Cu(II), we implemented, in sum of interactions between fragments ab initio computed (SIBFA) molecular mechanics, an additional contribution to take into account the ligand field splitting of the metal d orbitals. This term,(More)
Square-planar Pt(II) complexes of the bis(mesitylimino)acenaphthene (mesBIAN) ligand are emissive from a MMLL'CT excited state in a dichloromethane solution at room temperature. Investigation of the nature of the frontier orbitals in these near-IR emitters by a combination of emission spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, and density(More)
The ligand field molecular mechanics (LFMM) model, which incorporates the ligand field stabilization energy (LFSE) directly into the potential energy expression of molecular mechanics (MM), has been implemented in the "chemically aware" molecular operating environment (MOE) software package. The new program, christened DommiMOE, is derived from our original(More)
We have used dispersion-corrected DFT (DFT-D) together with solvation to examine possible mechanisms for reaction of PhX (X = Cl, Br, I) with Pd(P(t)Bu(3))(2) and compare our results to recently published kinetic data (F. Barrios-Landeros, B. P. Carrow and J. F. Hartwig, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 8141-8154). The calculated activation free energies agree(More)
The polymixin colistin is a "last line" antibiotic against extensively-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Recently, the mcr-1 gene was identified as a plasmid-mediated resistance mechanism in human and animal Enterobacteriaceae, with a wide geographical distribution and many producer strains resistant to multiple other antibiotics. mcr-1 encodes a(More)
With the growing availability of cheap and fast computing resources, increasingly detailed and sophisticated computational studies of homogeneous organometallic catalysis have become feasible. In addition, databases of calculated descriptors can be used to analyse and interpret the key factors contributing to a wide range of experimental observations,(More)
A prototype collection of knowledge on ligands in metal complexes, termed a ligand knowledge base (LKB), has been developed. This contribution describes the design of DFT-calculated descriptors for monodentate phosphorus(III) donor ligands in a range of representative complexes. Using the resulting data, a ligand space is mapped and predictive models are(More)
We have expanded the ligand knowledge base for bidentate P,P- and P,N-donor ligands (LKB-PP, Organometallics2008, 31, 1372-1383) by 208 ligands and introduced an additional steric descriptor (nHe8). This expanded knowledge base now captures information on 334 bidentate ligands and has been processed with principal component analysis (PCA) of the descriptors(More)
We present a computational exploration of the effect of systematic variation of backbones and substituents on the properties of bidentate, cis-chelating P,P donor ligands as captured by calculated parameters. The parameters used are the same as reported for our ligand knowledge base for bidentate P,P donor ligands, LKB-PP (Organometallics 2008, 27,(More)
We describe the development of a ligand knowledge base designed to capture the properties of C-donor ligands coordinating to transition metal centres, LKB-C. This knowledge base has been developed to describe both singlet (Arduengo and Fischer) and triplet (Schrock) carbenes, as well as related neutral monodentate C-donor ligands. The descriptors evaluated(More)