Description of the software
AutoMeKin (formerly known as tsscds) is a computer program that has been designed to discover reaction mechanisms and solve the kinetics in an automated fashion. AutoMeKin obtains transition state guess structures from trajectory simulations of the highly vibrationally excited species. From the obtained TS structures, minima and product fragments are determined following the intrinsic reaction coordinate. Finally, having determined the stationary points, the reaction network is constructed and the kinetics is solved. The program is interfaced with MOPAC2016 and Gaussian 09 (G09).
Users are encouraged to read the tutorial, which is thought to guide you through the various steps necessary to predict reaction mechanisms and kinetics of unimolecular decompositions. To facilitate the presentation, we consider, as an example, the decomposition of formic acid (FA).
The program has been tested on the following Linux distros: CentOS 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
George L. Barnes, Sabine Kopec, Daniel Peláez, Aurelio Rodríguez, Roberto Rodríguez-Fernández, James J. P. Stewart, Pablo Tahoces, Saulo A. Vázquez and Emilio Martínez-Núñez
Departamento de Química Física, Facultade de Química, Avda. das Ciencias s/n, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
Copyright (C) 2018 George L. Barnes, Sabine Kopec, Daniel Peláez, Aurelio Rodríguez, Roberto Rodríguez-Fernández, James J. P. Stewart, Pablo Tahoces, Saulo A. Vázquez and Emilio Martínez-Núñez
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Install the code
To install the code read the Installation instructions
To start using any of the scripts of the program, load the amk/2018 module:
module load amk/2018
To run the low-level calculations use:
nohup llcalcs.sh molecule.dat ntasks niter runningtasks >llcalcs.log 2>&1 &
molecule is the name of your molecule
ntasks is the number of tasks
niter is the number of iterations
runningtasks is the number of simultaneous tasks
To run the high-level calculations use:
nohup hlcalcs.sh molecule.dat runningtasks >hlcalcs.log 2>&1 &
For more details, follow the instructions given in the tutorial
References and citations
These four publications must be cited in any work presenting results obtained with our software:
- E. Martínez-Núñez J. Comput. Chem. 2015, 36, 222
- E. Martínez-Núñez Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015,17, 14912
- A. Rodriguez, R. Rodriguez-Fernandez, S.A. Vazquez, G.L. Barnes, J.J.P. Stewart, E Martínez-Nuñez, J. Comput. Chem. 2018, 39, 1922
- J. J. P. Stewart, MOPAC2016, Stewart Computational Chemistry: Colorado Springs, CO, USA, HTTP://OpenMOPAC.net, 2016.
Publications using AutoMeKin:
- A. Esteban et al. Tetrahedron (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2019.130764
- R. A. Jara-Toro et al. ChemSystemsChem doi: 10.1002/syst.201900024
- R. Panades-Barrueta et al. Frontiers in Chemistry 2019, 7, 576
- S. Kopec et al. Int. J. Quantum Chem. 2019, 119, e26008
- V. Macaluso et al. J. Phys. Chem. A 2019, 123, 3685-3696
- S. A. Vázquez et al. Molecules 2018, 23, 3156
- A. Rodríguez et al. J. Comput. Chem. 2018, 39, 1922-1930
- D. Ferro-Costas et al. J. Phys. Chem. A 2018, 122, 4790-4800
- Y. Fenard et al. Combust. Flame. 2018, 191, 252-269
- M. J. Wilhelm et al. ApJ. 2017, 849, 15
- J. A. Varela et al. Chem. Sci 2017, 8, 3843-3851
- E. Rossich-Molina et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 22712-22718
- R. Pérez-Soto et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 5019-5026
- S. A. Vázquez and E. Martínez-Núñez, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 6948-6955
Consult the Latest changes
AutoMeKin can be used through our web interface (only MOPAC2016 calculations).
AutoMeKin has been interfaced with BXDE to enhance its efficiency. The method has also been recently generalized in a collaboration with Dani Pelaez and co-workers to study van der Waals structures and also to generate sum-of-products PESs for quantum dynamics.
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