Force field development for poly(dimethylsilylenemethylene) with the aid of ab initio calculations

 
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2006 (EN)
Force field development for poly(dimethylsilylenemethylene) with the aid of ab initio calculations (EN)

Raptis, V. E. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας (EL)
Raptis, V. E. (EN)

The molecular geometries, conformational energies, and zero-point energies of di(trimethylsilylene) methylene have been determined from high-level quantum chemistry calculations. The results are further used in the parametrization of a classical potential energy function suitable for performing simulations of the corresponding polymer, namely, poly(dimethylsilylenemethylene). Di(trimethylsilylene) methylene geometrical parameter optimizations for a proper location of the global minimum and other local minima, constrained at certain dihedral and bond angles, were performed at both the B3LYP/6-311G and MP2(full)/6-311G levels of theory. The global minimum configuration is slightly displaced from a perfectly staggered geometry, approximately by 16.0 degrees, at both levels of theory. Molecular mechanics and Monte Carlo calculations for isolated polymer chains together with molecular dynamics runs for the modeled dimer provide very good results in terms of conformational and thermodynamic properties. (EN)

molecular-dynamics simulations (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

Journal of Physical Chemistry B (EN)

English

2006

<Go to ISI>://000239309500057

American Chemical Society (EN)



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