Ricardo Oliveira Freire

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Twenty years ago, the landmark AM1 was introduced, and has since had an increasingly wide following among chemists due to its consistently good results and time-tested reliability--being presently available in countless computational quantum chemistry programs. However, semiempirical molecular orbital models still are of limited accuracy and need to be(More)
PM6 is the first semiempirical method to be released already parametrized for the elements of the periodic table, from hydrogen to bismuth (Z = 83), with the exception of the lanthanides from cerium (Z = 58) to ytterbium (Z = 70). In order to fill this gap, we present in this article a generalization of our Sparkle Model for the quantum chemical(More)
In this paper, we report the hydrothermal synthesis of three lanthanide-organic framework materials using as primary building blocks the metallic centers Eu(3+), Tb(3+), and Gd(3+) and residues of mellitic acid: [Ln(2)(MELL)(H(2)O)(6)] (where Ln(3+) = Eu(3+), Tb(3+), and Gd(3); hereafter designated as (1), (2) and (3)). Structural characterization(More)
In this study, we will be presenting LUMPAC (LUMinescence PACkage), which was developed with the objective of making possible the theoretical study of lanthanide-based luminescent systems. This is the first software that allows the study of luminescent properties of lanthanide-based systems. Besides being a computationally efficient software, LUMPAC is user(More)
A series of europium cryptates are studied, using semiempirical methods to predict electronic and spectroscopic properties. The results are compared with theoretical (DFT) and experimental results published by Guillaumont and co-workers (ChemPhysChem2007, 8, 480). Triplet energies calculated by semiempirical methods have errors similar to those obtained by(More)
New europium and gadolinium tris-beta-diketonate complexes have been prepared and incorporated in sol-gel-derived organic-inorganic hybrids, named di-ureasils. The general formula [Ln(btfa)3(4,4'-bpy)(EtOH)] (Ln=Eu, Gd; 4,4'-bpy=4,4'-bipyridine; btfa=4,4,4-trifluoro-1-phenyl-1,3-butanedione) for the complexes was confirmed by X-ray crystallography and(More)
The recently published Parametric Method number 7, PM7, is the first semiempirical method to be successfully tested by modeling crystal structures and heats of formation of solids. PM7 is thus also capable of producing results of useful accuracy for materials science, and constitutes a great improvement over its predecessor, PM6. In this article, we present(More)
In the present work, we sought to improve our sparkle model for the calculation of lanthanide complexes, SMLC,in various ways: (i) inclusion of the europium atomic mass, (ii) reparametrization of the model within AM1 from a new response function including all distances of the coordination polyhedron for tris(acetylacetonate)(1,10-phenanthroline)(More)
The Sparkle/AM1 model is extended to ytterbium (III) complexes. Thus, a set of 15 complexes, with various representative ligands, chosen to be representative of all complexes of high crystallographic quality (R-factor <0.05 A) in the Cambridge Crystallographic Database, and which possess oxygen and/or nitrogen as coordinating atoms, was used as the training(More)
Our previously defined Sparkle model (Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 2346) has been reparameterized for Eu(III) as well as newly parameterized for Gd(III) and Tb(III). The parameterizations have been carried out in a much more extensive manner, aimed at producing a new, more accurate model called Sparkle/AM1, mainly for the vast majority of all Eu(III), Gd(III),(More)