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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Reported to the Journal of the American Chemical Society

Predicting the outcomes of organic reactions with multiple transition states, intermediates and products represents a daunting challenge to experimental design and computational modeling.  A new functional for DFT calculations advanced by the Truhlar Group, TCU's Janesko Group and Gaussian, Inc. has taken a step forward in meeting these challenges.  The work was just reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society ( (continue reading)

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