[gmx-users] Parameters for -Si-Si- chains?

Tsjerk Wassenaar tsjerkw at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 10:22:39 CEST 2009

Hi Semen,

When confronted with Si-Si-Si and radicals in the same sentence, I
don't get comforted and definitely wouldn't characterize it as 'rather
simmple' ;)
There seem to be quite a number of publications referring to MD of
Si-Si systems though. Try googling a bit, or try Web of Science; gives
quite a number of hits which you could use to extract parameters.
However, do try to assess how reasonable the assumptions/calculations
in these papers are for determining the parameters.



On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 9:51 AM, Semen Esilevsky<yesint4 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Our colleges asked me to do some rather simple MD of the organic-silicone
> compounds (-Si-Si-Si- backbone with organic radicals), but it appeared to be
> not so simple because of the force field. Does anybody know about parameters
> for such systems, which are adapted for GROMACS? I've only found -Si-O-
> -parameters in standard ffgmx, which is not what I need. OPLS also has no
> parameters for -Si-Si-Si- chains. Probably somebody know about other force
> fields from which it is possible to transfer missed parameters?
> Regards,
> Semen
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Tsjerk A. Wassenaar, Ph.D.
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