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BSSE-corrected geometry, harmonic and anharmonic vibrational frequencies of formamide-water and formamid-formamide dimers

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Autori: A. Bende, S. Suhai

Editorial: International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 103, p.841 -853, 2005.


The basis set superposition error (BSSE) influence in the geometry structure, interaction energies, and intermolecular harmonic and anharmonic vibrational frequencies of cyclic formamide-formamide and formamide-water dimers have been studied using different basis sets (6-31G, 6-31G**, 6-31G**, D95V, D95V**, and D95V**). The a posteriori “counterpoise” (CP) correction scheme has been compared with the a priori “chemical Hamiltonian approach” (CHA) both at the Hartree-Fock (HF) and second-order Moller-Plesset many-body perturbation (MP2) levels of theory. The effect of BSSE on geometrical parameters, interaction energies, and intermolecular harmonic
vibrational frequencies are discussed and compared with the existing experimental data. As expected, the BSSE-free CP and CHA interaction energies usually show less deep minima than those obtained from the uncorrected methods at both the HF and MP2 levels. Focusing on the correlated level, the amount of BSSE in the intermolecular interaction energies is much larger than that at the HF level, and this effect is also conserved in the values of the force constants and harmonic vibrational frequencies. All these results clearly indicate the importance of the proper BSSE-free correlation treatment with the well-defined basis functions. At the same time, the results show a good agreement between the a priori CHA and a posteriori CP correction scheme; this agreement is remarkable in the case of large and well-balanced basis sets. The anharmonic frequency correction values also show an important BSSE dependence, especially for hydrogen bond stretching and for low frequencies belonging to the intermolecular normal modes.

Cuvinte cheie: chemical Hamiltonian approach, formamide dimers, anharmonic frequency corrections