Analytical Algorithm for Molecular Modeling

  • Attilio Immirzi
  • Published 2007 in Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling


A molecular modeling procedure, based on internal coordinates and strictly analytical even in the most intricated cases, is described. Internal coordinates, always nonredundant, become mutually independent and can be varied without constraints. Structural refinement from diffraction data (Least-square method, LS) can be done using the classical Gauss-Newton approach and avoiding Lagrange multipliers. A comparative test done using published data has shown that while the new method gives rise to a structural refinement in perfect agreement with the known structure, the traditional methods (z-matrix and constraints based) does not work.

DOI: 10.1021/ci700225x

Cite this paper

@article{Immirzi2007AnalyticalAF, title={Analytical Algorithm for Molecular Modeling}, author={Attilio Immirzi}, journal={Journal of chemical information and modeling}, year={2007}, volume={47 6}, pages={2263-5} }