The assignment of the absolute configuration (AC) of two conformational flexible organic molecules by means of TD-DFT simulation of the electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra is presented. The factors leading to a reliable assignment were evaluated in the various steps of the process. The effects of different functionals and basis sets in the geometry optimization step is very limited in terms of the resulting optimized geometries, whereas the inclusion of the solvent in the calculations has a much larger effect on the correct evaluation of the conformational ratio. B3LYP and M06-2x were found to be the most accurate functionals for geometry optimization. CAM-B3LYP and ωB97X-D provided the best results in the TD-DFT simulations.

Determination of the absolute configuration of conformationally flexible molecules by simulation of chiro-optical spectra: A case study

Mancinelli M.;Marotta E.;Mazzanti A.
2019

Abstract

The assignment of the absolute configuration (AC) of two conformational flexible organic molecules by means of TD-DFT simulation of the electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra is presented. The factors leading to a reliable assignment were evaluated in the various steps of the process. The effects of different functionals and basis sets in the geometry optimization step is very limited in terms of the resulting optimized geometries, whereas the inclusion of the solvent in the calculations has a much larger effect on the correct evaluation of the conformational ratio. B3LYP and M06-2x were found to be the most accurate functionals for geometry optimization. CAM-B3LYP and ωB97X-D provided the best results in the TD-DFT simulations.
Mancinelli M.; Franzini R.; Renzetti A.; Marotta E.; Villani C.; Mazzanti A.
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