This multi-author contributed volume includes methodological advances and original applications to actual chemical or biochemical phenomena which were not possible before the increased sophistication of modern computers. The chapters contain detailed reviews of the developments of various computational techniques, used to study complex molecular systems such as molecular liquids and solutions (particularly aqueous solutions), liquid-gas, solid-gas interphase and biomacromolecular systems.Quantum modeling of complex molecular systems is a useful resource for graduate students and fledgling researchers and is also an excellent companion for research professionals engaged in computational chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, physics, drug design, and molecular biochemistry.
Addressing the Issues of Non-Additivity in the Development of Quantum Chemistry-Grounded Polarizable Molecular Mechanics, Noad Gresh, Krystel El Hage, Elodie Goldwaser, Benoit de Courcy, Robin Chaudret, David Perahia, Christophe Narth, Louis Lagardere, Filippo lipparini, Jean-Philippe Piquemal.- Proton Transfer in Aqueous Solution: Exploring the Boundaries of Adaptative QM/MM, T. Jiang, J.M. Boereboom, C. Michel, P. Fleurat-Lessard, R.E. Bulo.- Recent Progress in Adaptive-Partitioning QM/MM Methods for Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics, Soroosh Pezeshki, Hai Lin.- Probing Proton Transfer Reactions in Molecular Dynamics- A Crucial Prerequisite for QM/MM Simulations Using Dissociative Models, Thomas S. Hofer.- Accelerating QM/MM Calculations by Using the Mean Field Approximation, M. Elena Martin, M. Luz Sanchez, Aurora Munoz-Losa, Ignacio Fdez. Galvan, Manuel A. Aguilar.- Development of a Massively Parallel QM/MM Approach Combined with a Theory of Solutions, Hideaki Takahashi, Nobuyuki Matubayasi.- Structure and Electronic Properties of Liquids and Complex Molecular Systems in Solution: Coupling Many-Body Energy Decomposition Schemes to Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics, Benedito J. C. Cabral, K. Coutinho, and S. Canuto.- Free Energy Gradient Method and its Recent Related Developments: Free Energy Optimization and Vibrational Frequency Analysis in Solution, Yukichi Kitamura, Norio Takenaka, Yoshiyuki Koyano, Masataka Nagaoka.- Towards an Accurate Model for Halogens in Aqueous Solutions, M. I. Bernal-Uruchurtu, A. Alcaraz Torres, F. A. Batista Romero, R. Hernandez-Lamoneda.- Theoretical Studies of the Solvation of abundant Toxic Mercury Species in Aqueous Media, Jorge Ivan Amaro-Estrada and Alejandro Ramirez-Solis.- Advances in QM/MM Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Chemical Processes at Aqueous Interfaces, Marilia T. C. Martins-Costa and M. F. Ruiz-Lopez.- QM/MM Approaches for the Modeling of Photoinduced Processes in Biological Systems, Benedetta Mennucci.- The Non Empirical Local Self Consistent Field Method. Application to Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics (QM/MM) Modeling of Large Biomolecular Systems, Jean-Louis Rivail, Antonio Monari, Xavier Assfeld.- Computational Study of the Initial Step in the Reaction Mechanism of Dehaloperoxidase A. Consistent Assignment of the Protonation of Residues at the Active Site and the Movement of the His55 Residue, Fiorentina Bottinelli, Patricia Saenz-Mendez, Oscar N. Ventura.- Exploring Chemical Reactivity in Enzyme Catalyzed Processes Using QM/MM Methods. An Application to Dihydrofalate Reductase, J. Javier Ruiz-Pernia, Vicent Moliner, Inaki Tunon.- Multistate Modelling of In-Situ Oil Sands Upgrading with Molybdenum Carbide Nanoparticles, Xingchen Liu, Baojing Zhou, Farouq Ahmed, Alexander Tkalych, Akira Miyamoto and Dennis R. Salahub.- Computational Spectroscopy in Solution: Methods and Models for Investigating Complex Systems, Vincenzo Barone, Enrico Benassi, Ivan Carnimeo.