Highlights with ‘catalysis’

Advanced ReaxFF training workshops

We will be holding advanced AMS2018 hands-on workshops in China & Japan, in collaboration with our resellers and local universities. In China we will have two 2-day workshops in Beijing (22+23 October) and Dalian (24+25...

Facile Arylic C–X Bond Activation Explained

In their recent publication in Scientific Reports, Vermeeren, Sun, and Bickelhaupt for the first time reveal the physical origin of why metal-mediated activation of arylic C–X bonds is more facile than that of the corresponding...

Tips & tricks for finding transition states, bonding analysis

Happy New Year! The SCM team wants to help you to advance your research. So we’ll be reaching out more often with a newsletter highlighting events, tips & tricks, new features, and events. Subscribe to our newsletter to...

Discuss computational chemical engineering at WCCE10

Ole and Nick will represent SCM at the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, held in Barcelona from 1-5 October. At the SCM booth at the Expoquimia (2-6 October) they will happily demo ReaxFF for studying...

Developers Tomáš Trnka (ReaxFF) and Nick Austin (COSMO-RS) join SCM

The SCM team is very pleased to welcome Dr. Tomáš Trnka and Dr. Nick Austin per 1 September 2017, as Horizon 2020 SME innovation associates. Tomáš is finalizing his PhD in biomolecular chemistry with Prof....

A general Pd-catalyzed pathway to β-lactams

In a recent Science paper the Gaunt group reports facile access to β-lactams via palladium-catalyzed coupling of aliphatic amines and carbon monoxide. The scope of the reaction is remarkably broad; over 40 substrates are illustrated, bearing a...

Promoters in Fischer-Tropsch catalysis

The Fischer-Tropsch reaction aims at synthesizing lower olefins (C2-C4 alkenes) from synthesis gas (CO + H2). In this reaction, typically large amounts of methane are formed as an unwanted side product. In a combined experimental and theoretical study, computational...

Periodic energy decomposition analysis

A periodic extension of the energy decomposition analysis (pEDA) has been implemented in BAND. The natural orbitals for chemical valence (NOCV) is also available – at the gamma-point only. With pEDA researchers can analyze in...

Surface activation of MAO

In a recent study, the interaction of various methylaluminoxane (MAO) models on the (110) MgCl2 surface were studied with dispersion corrected DFT (revPBE-D3) in ADF. MAO activates the metallocene catalyst, but the structure(s) of MAO are...

Counterion effect in NHC-gold(I)-catalyzed alkoxylation

Homogeneous gold catalysis has reached an extraordinary level of popularity within organic synthesis as a fundamental tool in the nucleophilic reactions of isolated π-systems, C-H  activation,  cross-couplings, photocatalysis and enantioselective transformations. Together with the ligand...