Basis set and correlation effects in configuration analysis of reactive systems

Luis Rincón, Rafael Almeida

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A methodology for the configuration analysis of multi-configurational wave-functions of a closed-shell system is presented. The molecular system is partitioned in interacting fragments, the molecular orbitals are expanded in fragment orbitals and each Slater determinant is expanded in localized reactant electronic structures. Finally, to reduce the number of relevant coefficients, a transformation of orbitals is performed. The main advantage of employing configuration analysis lays in its simplicity and compactness, specially when extended basis sets are used. As a test, the wave-function at the transition state for some nucleophilic substitution reactions is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-424
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 23 Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes


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