Basis set and density functional dependence of vibrational Raman optical activity calculations

Markus Reiher, V. Liégeois, K. Ruud

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Résumé

We present an extensive investigation of the dependence of the scattering intensity difference of right and left circularly polarized light observed in vibrational Raman optical activity (VROA) on the choice of basis set and exchange-correlation functional. These dependencies are investigated for five molecules for which accurate experimental data are available: (S)-methyloxirane, (R)-epichlorhydrin, (S')-glycidol, (M)-spiro[2,2]-pentane-1,4-diene, and (M)-σ-[4]-helicene. Calculations are presented using the SVWN exchange-correlation functional (LDA), the BLYP exchange-correlation functional, and the B3LYP hybrid functional, using six different basis sets: the cc-pVDZ, cc-pVTZ, aug-cc-pVDZ, aug-cc-pVTZ, Sadlej's polarized basis set, and a minimal VROA basis set recently proposed by Zuber and Hug. It is demonstrated that results from pure gradient-corrected and hybrid functionals are comparable and that the aug-cc-pVDZ and aug-cc-pVTZ basis sets yield similar results. Furthermore, the combination of the small basis set by Zuber and Hug with an accurate force field represents the best compromise between computational accuracy and computational efficiency.
langue originaleAnglais
Pages (de - à)7567-7574
Nombre de pages8
journalJournal of physical chemistry A
Volume109
Numéro de publication33
Les DOIs
Etat de la publicationPublié - 25 août 2005

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