PerspectiveChemistry

Beyond Platonic Molecules

Science  27 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5492, pp. 724-725
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5492.724

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Summary

Molecular motion is influenced by quantum mechanics, which thus affect molecular properties such as their reactivity and the ease with which they isomerize. In his Perspective, Bowman describes recent theoretical advances that allow accurate quantum mechanical calculation of molecular motions for ever larger systems.