Patrick Bultinck

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A new scheme for general classification of quantum objects is presented. Based on molecular quantum similarity matrices (MQSM), different algorithms are presented for generating Molecular Quantum Similarity Dendrograms (MQSD). An application of MQSD is presented for a set of steroid molecules.
The use of the molecular quantum similarity overlap measure for molecular alignment is investigated. A new algorithm is presented, the quantum similarity superposition algorithm (QSSA), expressing the relative positions of two molecules in terms of mutual translation in three Cartesian directions and three Euler angles. The quantum similarity overlap is(More)
The calculation of molecular quantum similarity measures using the molecular electron density requires the electron density and molecular alignment between two molecules. To obtain meaningful quantum similarity matrices, the electron density should be calculated efficiently and accurately and the alignment should be internally consistent. The internal(More)
Auxins are defined mainly by a set of physiological actions, but the structure-effect relationship still is based on chemical intuition. Currently a well-defined auxin molecular structure is not available. The existence of different auxin binding proteins and mechanisms of auxin action, the wide diversity of the auxin molecules, and the pleiotropic effects(More)
Fukui functions have been calculated for large numbers of organic molecules, and were found to always be positive. Numeric and algebraic considerations allowed the identification of several boundary conditions for negative values for Fukui functions. Negative Fukui functions are found to be very unlikely, except when very short interatomic distances are(More)
A large number of local aromaticity indices for the benzenoid rings in polyaromatic hydrocarbons is computed. The results are interpreted, supporting Clar's hypothesis, and mutual correlations are investigated. It is shown that there are good correlations between all indices that strictly allow comparing benzenoid character. Poor correlations are found with(More)
Molecular aromaticity in the linear polyacenes is investigated using an atoms in molecules based six center index (SCI-AIM) which measures the electron delocalization. SCI-AIM values for the linear polyacenes indicate decreasing aromaticity going from outer to inner rings in the polyacene series. The SCI-AIM approach is compared to a Mulliken-like approach,(More)
The aromaticity and local-aromaticity of a large set of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is studied using multicenter delocalization indices from generalized population analysis and the popular nucleus independent chemical shift (NICS) index. A method for the fast computation of the NICS values is introduced, using the so-called pseudo-pi-method. A(More)
The use of the Electronegativity Equalization Method (EEM) is presented for high performance calculation of molecular electrostatic descriptors, giving quite similar results to those obtained through Density Functional Theory (B3LYP/6-31G*) calculations. Molecular descriptors include atomic charges and different related descriptors as well as Fukui(More)
The applicability of the electronegativity equalization method (EEM) is investigated for the calculation of atoms-in-molecules charges in prototypical organic molecules. A large training set of molecules was composed, comprising H, C, N, O, and F. Geometries and atomic charges are calculated at the B3LYP/6-31G* level, and from the calculated charges,(More)