# Accurate First Principles Calculation of Molecular Charge Distributions and Solvation Energies from Ab Initio Quantum Mechanics and Continuum Dielectric Theory

@article{Tannor1994AccurateFP, title={Accurate First Principles Calculation of Molecular Charge Distributions and Solvation Energies from Ab Initio Quantum Mechanics and Continuum Dielectric Theory}, author={D. Tannor and B. Marten and R. Murphy and R. Friesner and D. Sitkoff and A. Nicholls and B. Honig and M. Ringnalda and W. Goddard}, journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society}, year={1994}, volume={116}, pages={11875-11882} }

In this paper, we combine high-level ab initio quantum chemical calculations with a continuum description of the solvent to obtain accurate solvation free energies of organic solutes in water. By using correlated wave functions at the generalized valence bondperfect pairing (GVB-PP) level, we are able to efficiently produce accurate gas-phase charge distributions. These are then used to obtain solvation energies in a self-consistent formalism which cycles through quantum chemical calculations… Expand

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