CCSD(T), W1, and other model chemistry predictions for gas-phase deprotonation reactions
A series of CCSD(T) single-point calculations on MP4(SDQ) geometries and the W1 model chemistry method have been used to calculate ΔH° and ΔG° values for the deprotonation of 17 gas-phase reactions where the experimental values have reported accuracies within 1 kcal/mol. These values have been compared with previous calculations using the G3 and CBS model chemistries and two DFT methods. The most accurate CCSD(T) method uses the aug-cc-pVQZ basis set. Extrapolation of the aug-cc-pVTZ and aug-cc-pVQZ results yields the most accurate agreement with experiment, with a standard deviation of 0.58 kcal/mol for ΔG° and 0.70 kcal/mol for ΔH°. Standard deviations from experiment for ΔG° and ΔH° for the W1 method are 0.95 and 0.83 kcal/mol, respectively. The G3 and CBS-APNO results are competitive with W1 and are much less expensive. Any of the model chemistry methods or the CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pVQZ method can serve as a valuable check on the accuracy of experimental data reported in the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) database.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
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Shields, George C.; Pickard, Frank C. IV; Griffith, Daniel R.; Ferrara, Skylar J.; Liptak, Matthew D.; and Kirschner, Karl N.. "CCSD(T), W1, and other model chemistry predictions for gas-phase deprotonation reactions." International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (2006) : 3122-3128.