CCL: W:van der Waals Radius of Calcium for calculating ESP charges
- From: "Adrian Villegas"
- Subject: CCL: W:van der Waals Radius of Calcium for calculating ESP
Sent to CCL by: "Adrian Villegas" <adriano-,-eps.mcgill.ca>
I want to estimate the atomic charges from the electrostatic potential (ESP)
calculated for the molecules.
Now I know how to add/modify the values of the van der waals radii for elements
in Gaussian 03 however, the vdw radius for the calcium atom is not listed
in any of the major compilations of vdw radii that I have consulted.
I definitely must specify a vdw radius for calcium since this element is located
in the periphery of my molecule and, thus, directly influences the electrostatic
Any idea of where or how can I get at least a good estimation of this parameter?
In my molecule, Calcium is bound to 4 or 5 oxygen atoms at an approximate
distance of 2.37 Angs.
Thanks a lot