DFT study of alpha- and beta-D-galactopyranose at the B3LYP/6-311++G** level of theory.

Forty-one conformations of alpha- and beta-d-galactopyranose were geometry optimized using the B3LYP density functional and 6-311++G** basis set. Full geometry optimization was performed on different ring geometries and different hydroxymethyl rotamers (gg/gt/tg). Analytically derived Hessians were used to calculate zero point energy, enthalpy, and entropy… (More)