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Comparison of semiempirical and ab initio QM decomposition analyses for the interaction energy between molecules

Cummins, Peter; Titmuss, Stephen; Jayatilaka, Dylan; Bliznyuk, Andrei; Rendell, Alistair; Gready, Jill


A decomposition analysis of the interaction energy of molecular complexes using both semiempirical (PM3) and ab initio methods shows major differences. Whereas electrostatic stabilization accounted for a significant part of the interaction by ab initio theory, the electrostatic energy in semiempirical theory was mainly repulsive. This difference has major implications for intuitive models of intermolecular interactions, particularly in light of recent AM1 and PM3 energy decomposition...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Chemical Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2614(01)01417-8


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