The Feynman dispersion correction for MNDO extended to F, Cl, Br and I

  • Maximilian Kriebel
  • Andreas Heßelmann
  • Matthias Hennemann
  • Timothy ClarkEmail author
Original Paper
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Festschrift in Honor of Nohad Gresh


The recently introduced “Feynman” dispersion correction for MNDO (MNDO-F) has been extended to include the elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine and the original parameterization for hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen improved by allowing individual damping radii for the elements. MNDO-F gives a root-mean-square deviation to reference interaction energies of 0.35 kcal mol−1 for the complete parameterization dataset of H, C, N, O, F, Cl, Br and I containing compounds.

Graphical Abstract

The electrostatic potential at the 0.001 a.u. isodensity surface of the π-complex between benzene and 1,3,5-triodobenzene calculated at the MNDO-F optimized geometry.


MNDO-F Halogens Feynman dispersion Semiempirical MO-theory 



This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Projektnummer 182849149 – SFB 953 “Synthetic Carbon Allotropes” and the Priority Program 1928 “Coordination Networks: Building Blocks for Functional Systems” (Cl85/24-1), and by the Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst as part of the “Solar Technologies Go Hybrid” initiative.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer-Chemistry Center, Department of Chemistry and PharmacyFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and PharmacyFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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