Highlights with ‘solvation’

FDE: hole decay in DNA, long-range charge separation

In two recent publications, frozen density embedding has been used to study hole decay in DNA and long-range charge-separation processes. Charges and spins can be constrained in different subsystems with the linear-scaling subsystem DFT approach,...

ADF Science papers: Actinide-Noble Gas Complexes and Au20

Recently two remarkable scientific research works using the Amsterdam Density Functional (ADF) program have been published in Science magazine by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientist Dr. Jun Li and his collaborators. This research involves the...

Modeling Ditopic ion-pair receptors with ADF and QUILD

While nucleobase quartets are known today for all natural nucleobases and combinations of these, no reports of anion-binding properties of natural nucleobase quartets are known. In a recent communication, Tushar van der Wijst, CĂ©lia Fonseca...

Modeling the hydrogen bonds, pi-stacking and solvent effects in DNA

In a recent paper in ChemComm, researchers in Spain and the Netherlands have used a combination of ADF features to unravel the factors behind the fidelity in chemical, template-assisted primer extension. The analyses therein, based...

NMR of a Lead – Platinum superatom

“Superatomic” molecules and ions are fascinating species in which polyatomic clusters exhibit properties generally associated with single atoms. One of these such metal clusters, [Pt@Pb12]2-, has drawn the attention of Boris Le Guennic at UniversitĂ©...

Hydrogen bonds in guanine quartets: cooperative effects

The cooperative reinforcement between hydrogen bonds in Guanine quartets (G4) are not caused by resonance-assisted hydrogen bonding (RAHB). Extensive energy decomposition and Kohn-Sham MO and analyses by Fonseca Guerra (VU Amsterdam) et al. reveal that...