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A Systematic Approach for Development of an OPLS-Like Force Field and Its Application to Hydrofluorocarbons

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Author(s)

Yauheni Paulechka, Kenneth G. Kroenlein, Andrei F. Kazakov, Michael D. Frenkel

Abstract

A systematic, formal approach to optimization of force filed parameters for molecular simulations is presented. The procedure is based on response surface mapping methodology that allows simultaneous parameter optimization against multiple property targets while constraining the number of required computationally-expensive numerical experiments. The approach was implemented for prediction of vapor-liquid equilibrium properties of alkanes, alkenes, and their fluorinated derivatives via Monte Carlo molecular simulations. To further reduce computational costs, a bootstrap procedure that involves a sequence of parameter optimization for 8 pairs of compounds (ethane and propane, ethene and propene, perfluoroethane and perfluoropropane, and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene and E-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene) was used. The results of simulations utilizing the optimized force field parameters agree well with associated reference equations of state.
Citation
Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume
116

Keywords

Monte Carlo, force field, vapor-liquid equilibrium, hydrofluorocarbons

Citation

Paulechka, Y. , Kroenlein, K. , Kazakov, A. and Frenkel, M. (2012), A Systematic Approach for Development of an OPLS-Like Force Field and Its Application to Hydrofluorocarbons, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, [online], https://doi.org/10.1021/jp309119h (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created November 19, 2012, Updated June 2, 2021