Comparison between Ab Initio and semiempirical net atomic charges of some nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists

Janardan Singh Yadav, Mark Hermsmeier, Tamara Gund

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Abstract

We have calculated the net atomic charges and molecular electrostatic potentials of two potent nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists, isoarecolone and acetylpiperazine, by three different methods to see how well they correlate and if the simplest method gives the same predictive results. The calculational methods involved calculating net atomic charges by semiempirical (MNDO from MOPAC) and ab initio (Mulliken) and ab initio (potential derived) at STO‐3G basis set level. Some deviations were observed when comparisons were made atom by atom, but when group comparisons were made, good correlations were observed. When these partial charges were used to calculate the respective molecular electrostatic potentials on the van der Waals surface, very good correlations were obtained. This study shows that for routine electrostatic calculations, semiempirical MNDO calculations give similar results and thus lead to similar predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-117
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Volume36
Issue number16 S
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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