[gmx-users] gromacs.org_gmx-users Digest, Vol 145, Issue 93

Wang Tao wangtaoone at hotmail.com
Wed May 25 15:22:41 CEST 2016

Hi,Dr Justin!

You have mentioned that i missed my itp file.Here is it
[ moleculetype ]
;molname    nrexcl
 OHIN          1

[ atoms ]
;id  at type  res nr  residue name at name cg nr charge mass
1    opls_434     1        OHIN       OH      1   -1.300  15.999
2    opls_435     1        OHIN       HO      2    0.300  1.008

[ bonds ]
;i j funct length    force.c
 1 2  1     0.09450  462750.4; 
As you can see, that is how i defined the itp file of OH-.

Those parameters can be found in oplsaa.ff/ffbonded.itp and oplsaa.ff/ffnonbonded.itp files.They have been provided in gromacs version 4.6.7.
Here are they:
HO    OH      1    0.09450   462750.4   ; SUG(OL) wlj mod 0.96-> 0.945
 opls_434   OH   8  15.99940    -1.300       A    3.20000e-01  1.04600e+00
 opls_435   HO   1   1.00800     0.300       A    0.00000e+00  0.00000e+00
But i really don't understand why the bond in OH- is invalid.Or in another word,what can i do to finish an sucessful energy minimization with OH- in my system?

You also said that waht i am conduncting is not a true constant PH MD.Yes,you are right.I did have some misunderstanding about it. But in my system ,i intended to create an environment where there is plenty of OH-with fixed concentration of it.So fixed protonation  is ok in this work. But anyway, i am very interested in constant-PH MD,and want to do something about it.I would spend more time on it.

Now,would you please offer me some advice on solve my problem above?

Tao Wang
Thank You! 

Message: 2
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 07:04:59 -0400
From: Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu>
To: gmx-users at gromacs.org
Subject: Re: [gmx-users] gromacs energy minimization fatal error:
        Invalid bond type 1000 in constant-PH MD
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On 5/25/16 6:06 AM, Wang Tao wrote:
> Hi,every one!
> I'm using opls aa in gromacs to conduct constant-PH MD. In my system,PH is equal to 13.There are three kind of groups, NA+,OH- and H2O. The itp file for OH- is created by myself.

This is not what constant pH MD is.  You've got a fixed protonation state with
OH- floating around, which may not be physically realistic.

> After having finished the genbox and genion steps sucessfully, i met a problem in energy minimization step. The output information says:Invalid bond type 1000. But i don't really understand what the exact problem is.
> Tried to remove bond definition in itp file for OH-, don't work.
> Tried to remove bond definition in ffbonded.itp for OH-, don't work.
> Replaced OH- with CL-,error infomation disappeared.
> I believe the problem is related to OH- force field parameters,but don't know how to deal with it.

You haven't provided us with its topology, so there's nothing anyone can do but
guess haphazardly.  But if removing it solves the problem, you know exactly
where the issue is.


> Can anyone help me?
> Tao Wang
> Thank You!


Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Health Sciences Facility II, Room 629
University of Maryland, Baltimore
20 Penn St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

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