[gmx-users] compatibility of MOPAC charges with GROMACS ?

Daniel Rigden drigden at liverpool.ac.uk
Wed May 16 16:16:43 CEST 2007

Dear all

I'm trying to assemble a topology entry for S-nitrosocysteine.
Searching through the examples in the PDB revealed quite a spread of
bond lengths and angles - the N=O bond ranges from 1.2 to 1.47A, for

To get more rigorously derived figures, and to calculate charges, I
thought of using MOPAC
I imagine that the bond lengths and angles from MOPAC will be reliable.
My question is really how compatible the charges are with the GROMACS
topologies?  Would you have any qualms about mixing and matching?
Surely MOPAC's estimates must be better than human guesstimates or,
despite its general wonderful usefulness, PRODRG's estimates?  Are there
other programs for this?

Any thoughts welcome



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