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MCSCF gradient calculation of transition structures in organic reactions

Abstract

The applicability of MCSCF gradient methods to the calculation of transition structures and diradicaloid intermediates is discussed. It is shown how the diabatic surface model provides a useful criterion for the choice of the valence space in the MCSCF method and also provides useful qualitative information about the electronic rearrangement associated with various transition states. These ideas are then applied to the synchronous and asynchronous 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of fulminic acid to acetylene.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/FS9841900137
Citation: Faraday Symp. Chem. Soc., 1984,19, 137-147
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    MCSCF gradient calculation of transition structures in organic reactions

    F. Bernardi, A. Bottoni, J. J. W. McDouall, M. A. Robb and H. B. Schlegel, Faraday Symp. Chem. Soc., 1984, 19, 137
    DOI: 10.1039/FS9841900137

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