Sang-Yoon Chung

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We present calculations for the mechanism and the barrier heights of tautomerization of adenine. We find various pathways for the 9(H) <--> 7(H) and 9(H) <--> 3(H) tautomerization. One mechanism for the 9(H) --> 7(H) tautomerization involves an sp(3)- or carbene-type intermediate, whereas the other proceeds via imine intermediates. Tautomerization from the(More)
We present density functional theory (DFT) structures and time-dependent DFT electronic excitation energies of several small CdSe nanoclusters with the composition Cd(n)Se(n) (n = 3, 6, 10, 13). We examine the effects on the geometries and excitation spectra of the nanoclusters induced by two chemical changes: peptide-binding and ligand passivation. We use(More)
Bioconjugated CdSe quantum dots are promising reagents for bioimaging applications. Experimentally, the binding of a short peptide has been found to redshift the optical absorption of nanoclusters [J. Tsay et al., J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 1669 (2005)]. This study examines this issue by performing density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent-DFT(More)
We present density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TD-DFT) study of the structures and electronic spectra of small CdSe nanocluster-adenine complexes Cd(n)Se(n)-adenine (n = 3, 6, 10, 13). We examine the changes in the geometries and excitation spectra of the nanoclusters induced by DNA base-binding. By comparing the results calculated for(More)
We study the effects of protic solvent (water, methanol, ethanol, and tert-butyl alcohol) and cation (Na+, K+, Cs+) on the unsymmetrical SN2 reaction X- + RY --> RX + Y- (X = F, Br; R = CH3,C3H7;Y = Cl, OMs). We describe a series of calculations for the S(N)2 reaction mechanism under the influence of cation and protic solvent, presenting the structures of(More)
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