Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol.119, No.20, 4933-4938, 2015
Performance Test of Multicomponent Quantum Mechanical Calculation with Polarizable Continuum Model for Proton Chemical Shift
Multicomponent quantum mechanical (MC_QM) calculations with polarizable continuum model (PCM) have been tested against liquid H-1 NMR chemical shifts for a test set of 80 molecules. Improvement from conventional quantum mechanical calculations was achieved for MC_QM calculations. The advantage of the multicomponent scheme could be attributed to the geometrical change from the equilibrium geometry by the incorporation of the hydrogen nuclear quantum effect, while that of PCM can be attributed to the change of the electronic structure according to the polarization by solvent effects.