Response properties of furan homologues by time-dependent density functional theory

W.R. Hieringer, S.J.A. van Gisbergen, E.J. Baerends

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The electronic excitations and frequency-dependent electronic second hyperpolarizability γ(-ω,ω,ω,-ω) of the five-ring heterocycles furan, thiophene, selenophene, and tellurophene have been reinvestigated using time-dependent density functional theory. Aspects of basis set saturation, the performance of exchange-correlation potentials, and relativistic effects are discussed. Increased hyperpolarizabilities for molecular dimer species suggest that intermolecular interactions may provide a simple explanation for the large deviations between recent ab initio calculations and experimental condensed-phase data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10380-10390
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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