This paper deals with the development and first validation of a composite approach for the simulation of chiroptical spectra in solution aimed to strongly reduce the number of full QM computations without any significant accuracy loss. The approach starts from the quantum mechanical computation of reference spectra including vibrational averaging effects and taking average solvent effects into account by means of the polarizable continuum model. Next, the snapshots of classical molecular dynamics computations are clusterized and one reference configuration from each cluster is used to compute a reference spectrum. Local fluctuation effects within each cluster are then taken into account by means of the perturbed matrix model. The performance of the proposed approach is tested on the challenging case of the optical and chiroptical spectra of camphorquinone in methanol solution. Although further validations are surely needed, the results of this first study are quite promising also taking into account that agreement with experimental data is reached by just a couple of full quantum mechanical geometry optimizations and frequency computations.
|Titolo:||The ONIOM/PMM Model for Effective Yet Accurate Simulation of Optical and Chiroptical Spectra in Solution: Camphorquinone in Methanol as a Case Study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Parole Chiave:||Alcohols, Solution chemistry, Chemical calculations, Mathematical methods, Computational chemistry|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00124|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|