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# Benedetta Mennucci

Other affiliations: University of Seville, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa ...read more

Bio: Benedetta Mennucci is an academic researcher from University of Pisa. The author has contributed to research in topics: Polarizable continuum model & Solvation. The author has an hindex of 75, co-authored 349 publications receiving 48307 citations. Previous affiliations of Benedetta Mennucci include University of Seville & Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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TL;DR: This paper presents a meta-modelling procedure called "Continuum Methods within MD and MC Simulations 3072", which automates the very labor-intensive and therefore time-heavy and expensive process of integrating discrete and continuous components into a discrete-time model.

Abstract: 6.2.2. Definition of Effective Properties 3064 6.3. Response Properties to Magnetic Fields 3066 6.3.1. Nuclear Shielding 3066 6.3.2. Indirect Spin−Spin Coupling 3067 6.3.3. EPR Parameters 3068 6.4. Properties of Chiral Systems 3069 6.4.1. Electronic Circular Dichroism (ECD) 3069 6.4.2. Optical Rotation (OR) 3069 6.4.3. VCD and VROA 3070 7. Continuum and Discrete Models 3071 7.1. Continuum Methods within MD and MC Simulations 3072

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TL;DR: In this paper, a new integral equation formulation of the polarizable continuum model (PCM) is presented, which allows one to treat in a single approach dielectrics of different nature: standard isotropic liquids, intrinsically anisotropic medialike liquid crystals and solid matrices, or ionic solutions.

Abstract: We present a new integral equation formulation of the polarizable continuum model (PCM) which allows one to treat in a single approach dielectrics of different nature: standard isotropic liquids, intrinsically anisotropic medialike liquid crystals and solid matrices, or ionic solutions. The present work shows that integral equation methods may be used with success also for the latter cases, which are usually studied with three-dimensional methods, by far less competitive in terms of computational effort. We present the theoretical bases which underlie the method and some numerical tests which show both a complete equivalence with standard PCM versions for isotropic solvents, and a good efficiency for calculations with anisotropic dielectrics.

5,760 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a method which allows a very refined treatment of solute's charge tails in the outer space; some numerical results of solutes in water will be shown and discussed.

Abstract: In continuum solvation models the definition of a cavity that embeds the solute molecule leads to problems related to the portion of solute’s electronic charge lying outside its boundaries (charge tails). The correction strategies developed so far can be shown to work insufficiently, since they only correct the global charge defect, but lead to considerable local errors. The present paper will be focused on the theoretical and technical aspects of this problem, and it will present in detail a new method which allows a very refined treatment of solute’s charge tails in the outer space; some numerical results of solutes in water will be shown and discussed. As further analyses, the introduction of Pauli repulsion term will be considered, and the implications all these effects have on molecular properties, such as (hyper)polarizabilities, numerically evaluated. The new approach has been implemented within the framework of the polarizable continuum model (PCM).

2,412 citations

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TL;DR: The integral equation formalism (IEF) as mentioned in this paper is a recent method addressed to solve the electrostatic solvation problem at the QM level with the aid of apparent surface charges (ASC).

Abstract: The integral equation formalism (IEF) is a recent method (the grounds have been elaborated at the beginning of 1997) addressed to solve the electrostatic solvation problem at the QM level with the aid of apparent surface charges (ASC). IEF uses a new formalism of this problem, based on integral operators never used before in the chemical community and it manages to treat on the same footing linear isotropic solvent models, as well as anisotropic liquid crystals and ionic solutions. In this overview we emphasize the good performances of IEF at the lowest level of its potentialities, i.e. for isotropic solvents, as a new approach to compute solvation free energies and properties (dipole hyperpolarizabilities) of molecular solutes, as well as energy gradients for geometry optimization procedures. Finally we present a new IEF implementation of the nonequilibrium problem for electronic spectra which appears to be decidedly competitive with the previous more standard ASC formulations.

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18,940 citations

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TL;DR: This paper presents a meta-modelling procedure called "Continuum Methods within MD and MC Simulations 3072", which automates the very labor-intensive and therefore time-heavy and expensive process of integrating discrete and continuous components into a discrete-time model.

Abstract: 6.2.2. Definition of Effective Properties 3064 6.3. Response Properties to Magnetic Fields 3066 6.3.1. Nuclear Shielding 3066 6.3.2. Indirect Spin−Spin Coupling 3067 6.3.3. EPR Parameters 3068 6.4. Properties of Chiral Systems 3069 6.4.1. Electronic Circular Dichroism (ECD) 3069 6.4.2. Optical Rotation (OR) 3069 6.4.3. VCD and VROA 3070 7. Continuum and Discrete Models 3071 7.1. Continuum Methods within MD and MC Simulations 3072

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TL;DR: The SMD model may be employed with other algorithms for solving the nonhomogeneous Poisson equation for continuum solvation calculations in which the solute is represented by its electron density in real space, including, for example, the conductor-like screening algorithm.

Abstract: We present a new continuum solvation model based on the quantum mechanical charge density of a solute molecule interacting with a continuum description of the solvent. The model is called SMD, where the “D” stands for “density” to denote that the full solute electron density is used without defining partial atomic charges. “Continuum” denotes that the solvent is not represented explicitly but rather as a dielectric medium with surface tension at the solute−solvent boundary. SMD is a universal solvation model, where “universal” denotes its applicability to any charged or uncharged solute in any solvent or liquid medium for which a few key descriptors are known (in particular, dielectric constant, refractive index, bulk surface tension, and acidity and basicity parameters). The model separates the observable solvation free energy into two main components. The first component is the bulk electrostatic contribution arising from a self-consistent reaction field treatment that involves the solution of the nonho...

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TL;DR: In this paper, a new implementation of the conductor-like screening solvation model (COSMO) in the GAUSSIAN94 package is presented, which allows Hartree−Fock (HF), density functional (DF) and post-HF energy, and HF and DF gradient calculations: the cavities are modeled on the molecular shape, using recently optimized parameters, and both electrostatic and nonelectrostatic contributions to energies and gradients are considered.

Abstract: A new implementation of the conductor-like screening solvation model (COSMO) in the GAUSSIAN94 package is presented. It allows Hartree−Fock (HF), density functional (DF) and post-HF energy, and HF and DF gradient calculations: the cavities are modeled on the molecular shape, using recently optimized parameters, and both electrostatic and nonelectrostatic contributions to energies and gradients are considered. The calculated solvation energies for 19 neutral molecules in water are found in very good agreement with experimental data; the solvent-induced geometry relaxation is studied for some closed and open shell molecules, at HF and DF levels. The computational times are very satisfying: the self-consistent energy evaluation needs a time 15−30% longer than the corresponding procedure in vacuo, whereas the calculation of energy gradients is only 25% longer than in vacuo for medium size molecules.

7,616 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a new integral equation formulation of the polarizable continuum model (PCM) is presented, which allows one to treat in a single approach dielectrics of different nature: standard isotropic liquids, intrinsically anisotropic medialike liquid crystals and solid matrices, or ionic solutions.

Abstract: We present a new integral equation formulation of the polarizable continuum model (PCM) which allows one to treat in a single approach dielectrics of different nature: standard isotropic liquids, intrinsically anisotropic medialike liquid crystals and solid matrices, or ionic solutions. The present work shows that integral equation methods may be used with success also for the latter cases, which are usually studied with three-dimensional methods, by far less competitive in terms of computational effort. We present the theoretical bases which underlie the method and some numerical tests which show both a complete equivalence with standard PCM versions for isotropic solvents, and a good efficiency for calculations with anisotropic dielectrics.

5,760 citations