3 years ago

Calculation of Ligand Dissociation Energies in Large Transition-Metal Complexes.

Tamara Husch, Markus Reiher, Leon Freitag

Despite the importance of ligand dissociation energies for computational chemistry, obtaining accurate ab initio reference data is difficult and density-functional methods of uncertain reliability are chosen for feasibility reasons. Here, we consider advanced coupled-cluster and multi-configurational approaches to reinvestigate our WCCR10 set of ten gas-phase ligand dissociation energies. We assess the potential multi-configurational character of all molecules involved in these reactions in order to determine where single-reference coupled-cluster approaches can be applied. For some reactions of the WCCR10 set, large deviations from density-functional results including semiclassical dispersion corrections from experimental reference data had been observed. We tackle the issue (i) by comparing to ab initio data that comprise dispersion effects on a rigorous first-principles footing and (ii) by a comparison of density-functional approaches that model dispersion interactions in various ways. Only for two reactions, species exhibiting nonnegligible static electron correlation were identified, and hence, we may choose standard single-reference coupled-cluster approaches to compare with density-functional methods for the other eight reactions. For WCCR10, the Minnesota M06-L functional yielded the smallest mean absolute deviation without additional dispersion corrections in comparison to the coupled-cluster results and the PBE0-D3 functional produced the overall smallest mean absolute deviation. The agreement of density-functional results with coupled-cluster data increases significantly upon inclusion of any type of dispersion correction. It is important to emphasize that different density-functional schemes available for this purpose perform equally well. The coupled-cluster dissociation energies, however, deviate significantly from experimental results.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.06584

DOI: arXiv:1801.06584v1

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.