Journal of Computational Chemistry

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Edited By: Charles L. Brooks III, Masahiro Ehara, Gernot Frenking, and Peter R. Schreiner

Impact Factor: 3.601

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 36/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1096-987X

Associated Title(s): International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Molecular Science

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  1. Nucleic acid reactivity: Challenges for next-generation semiempirical quantum models

    Ming Huang, Timothy J. Giese and Darrin M. York

    Article first published online: 6 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jcc.23933

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    A series of semiempirical models have been tested against a wide range of datasets relevant to RNA catalysis, including: proton affinities and polarizabilities, nucleobase dimers, dimethyl phosphate anion conformations, nucleoside sugar and glycosidic torsion conformations, and RNA phosphoryl transfer model reactions through comparisons with high-level benchmark calculations. The assessment of semiempirical models provides guidelines for their range of application as well as insight for their improvement.

  2. Ab initio ground-state potential energy function and vibration-rotation energy levels of imidogen, NH

    Jacek Koput

    Article first published online: 28 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jcc.23931

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    The potential energy function and vibration-rotation constants of imidogen, NH, were predicted abinitio to near “spectroscopic” accuracy.

  3. The competition of Y⋯o and X⋯n halogen bonds to enhance the group V σ-hole interaction in the NCY⋯o[DOUBLE BOND]PH3⋯NCX and O[DOUBLE BOND]PH3⋯NCX⋯NCY (X, Y[DOUBLE BOND]F, Cl, and Br) complexes

    Wei Li, Yanli Zeng, Xiaoyan Li, Zheng Sun and Lingpeng Meng

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jcc.23922

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    In this work, the complexes O[DOUBLE BOND]PH3⋯NCX, NCY⋯O[DOUBLE BOND]PH3⋯NCX, and O[DOUBLE BOND]PH3⋯NCX⋯NCY (X, Y[DOUBLE BOND]F, Cl, Br) were designed to investigate the enhancing effects of Y⋯O and X⋯N halogen bonds on the P⋯N Group V σ-hole interaction. The Y⋯O halogen bonds affect the σ-hole region (decreased density region) outside the phosphorus atom more than the P⋯N internuclear region (increased density region outside the nitrogen atom), while it is contrary for the X⋯N halogen bonds.

  4. DOCK 6: Impact of new features and current docking performance (pages 1132–1156)

    William J. Allen, Trent E. Balius, Sudipto Mukherjee, Scott R. Brozell, Demetri T. Moustakas, P. Therese Lang, David A. Case, Irwin D. Kuntz and Robert C. Rizzo

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jcc.23905

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    DOCK is a structure-based design program developed over the past 30+ years. The current performance of DOCK version 6.7, made possible by new advances to the codebase, algorithmic updates, and optimized input parameters, is presented. The effectiveness of DOCK is demonstrated in pose reproduction, cross-docking (pictured), and enrichment experiments to systems that are of interest as drug targets. The current release is available for download at:

  5. Electronic stress tensor analysis of molecules in gas phase of CVD process for gesbte alloy

    Hiroo Nozaki, Yuji Ikeda, Kazuhide Ichikawa and Akitomo Tachibana

    Article first published online: 23 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jcc.23920

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    The chemical bonds among Ge, Sb, and Te atoms are analyzed by the electronic stress tensor density and associated energy density. The covalency and metallicity of these bonds are examined in terms of the electronic stress tensor analysis, and they are contrasted with those in the hydrocarbon molecules and alkali metal clusters. Also, the energy density integrated over the “Lagrange surface” between two atoms is found to be proportional to their force constant.