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Direct evaluation of individual hydrogen bond energy in situ in intra- and intermolecular multiple hydrogen bonds system

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  • Cui Liu,

    1. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Faculty, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
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  • Dong-Xia Zhao,

    1. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Faculty, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
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  • Zhong-Zhi Yang

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    1. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Faculty, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
    2. Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023, China
    • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Faculty, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
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Abstract

The results of evaluating the individual hydrogen bond (H-bond) strength are expected to be helpful for the rational design of new strategies for molecular recognition or supramolecular assemblies. Unfortunately, there is few obvious and unambiguous means of evaluating the energy of a single H-bond within a multiple H-bonds system. We present a local analytic model, ABEEMσπ H-bond energy (HBE) model based on ab initio calculations (MP2) as benchmark, to directly and rapidly evaluate the individual HBE in situ in inter- and intramolecular multiple H-bonds system. This model describes the HBE as the sum of electrostatic and van der Waals (vdW) interactions which all depend upon the geometry and environment, and the ambient environment of H-bond in the model is accounted fairly. Thus, it can fairly consider the cooperative effect and secondary effect. The application range of ABEEMσπ HBE model is rather wide. This work has discussed the individual H-bond in DNA base pair and protein peptide dimers. The results indicate that the interactions among donor H atom, acceptor atom as well as those atoms connected to them with 1,2 or 1,3 relationships are all important for evaluating the HBE, although the interaction between the donor H atom and the acceptor atom is large. Furthermore, our model quantitatively indicates the polarization ability of N, O, and S in a new style, and gives the percentage of the polarization effect in HBE, which can not be given by fixed partial charge force field. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Comput Chem, 2012

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