Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-2000

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Chemical Physics

Volume

113

Issue

3

First Page

1104

Last Page

1109

DOI

10.1063/1.481889

Abstract

A new solvation model that combines discrete and continuum descriptions of the solvent has been developed. The discrete solvent molecules are represented by effective fragment potentials (EFP), while the continuum is represented by the Onsager model. This (EFP+Onsager) model has been applied to the relative stabilities of the neutral and zwitterionic forms of glycine. Other supermolecule-continuum calculations were also performed, using quantum mechanical discrete waters and the isodensity polarizable continuum model (IPCM) or solvation model 5.42R (SM5.42R) for the continuum. It is shown that the Onsager model provides a poor description of the solvent in the supermolecule-continuum calculations. On the other hand, more sophisticated models can predict the correct energy order of the glycine isomers. Thus, the development of mixed methods that combine sophisticated continuum models with the discrete EFP model appear to be promising.

Comments

The following article appeared in Journal of Chemical Physics 113 (2000, 1104, and may be found at doi:10.1063/1.481889.

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American Institute of Physics

Language

en

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