[gmx-users] Desolvation or hydration free energy of an ION

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Thu Dec 15 15:55:53 CET 2016

On 12/15/16 9:39 AM, Alex wrote:
> Hello gromacs user,
> I was wondering if anybody has experience with the hydration or desolvation
> free energy of an ION for example Na+, using alchemical free energy
> perturbation method?
> Actually in my case, I would like to calculate the difference between free
> energy of "Na+" when it is close to a solid slab in aqueous solutions,  and
> when it is far away from the slab inside bulk water.

If it's a simple matter of Na+ partially desolvating to bind to the surface 
(with no intervening waters) then the simple approach is a PMF.  Using a 
decoupling method requires additional restraints that have to be accounted for. 
This can of course be done done but a PMF is trivial to set up.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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