Journal of Molecular Modeling

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 1029–1038 | Cite as

AM1* parameters for gold

Original Paper


We report the parameterisation of AM1* for gold. The basis set for gold contains one set each of s-, p- and d-orbitals. AM1* parameters are now available for H, C, N, O and F (which use the original AM1 parameters), Al, Si, P, S, Cl, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Br, Zr, Mo, I and Au. The performance and typical errors of AM1* for gold are discussed.


AM1* (upper row) and PM6 (lower row) optimised structures of neutral gold clusters with four to nine atoms


AM1* Gold parameters NDDO Semiempirical MO theory 



This paper is dedicated to Professor Tim Clark on the occasion of his 60th birthday. I would like to thank him for his endless support, patience and for always encouraging me. I also thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for financial support [by an individual grant (Cl85/17-1) and as part of GK312 “Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Electron Transfer” and SFB583 “Redox-Active Metal Complexes: Control of Reactivity via Molecular Architecture”].

Supplementary material

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Supplementary material The values and the sources of the parameterisation data (DOC 245 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer-Chemie-Centrum and Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular MaterialsFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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