Ab initio study on (CO2)n clusters via electrostatics- and molecular tailoring-based algorithm

Jovan Jose, K. V. ; Gadre, Shridhar R. (2009) Ab initio study on (CO2)n clusters via electrostatics- and molecular tailoring-based algorithm International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 109 (10). pp. 2238-2247. ISSN 0020-7608

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An algorithm based on molecular electrostatic potential (MESP) and molecular tailoring approach (MTA) for building energetically favorable molecular clusters is presented. This algorithm is tested on prototype (CO2)n clusters with n = 13, 20, and 25 to explore their structure, energetics, and properties. The most stable clusters in this series are seen to show more number of triangular motifs. Many-body energy decomposition analysis performed on the most stable clusters reveals that the 2-body is the major contributor (>96%) to the total interaction energy. Vibrational frequencies and molecular electrostatic potentials are also evaluated for these large clusters through MTA. The MTA-based MESPs of these clusters show a remarkably good agreement with the corresponding actual ones. The most intense MTA-based normal mode frequencies are in fair agreement with the actual ones for smaller clusters. These calculated asymmetric stretching frequencies are blue-shifted with reference to the CO2 monomer.

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Keywords:Molecular tailoring approach; Linear scaling methods; Hessian; IR frequencies; Molecular electrostatic potential; EPIC; Density functional theory
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