Computational Analysis of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Nickel Complexes

  • Csilla Csiki
  • Karen M. Norenberg
  • Christina M. Shoemaker
  • Marc Zimmer
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 41)


The idea of using a mathematical model, based on the ball and spring concept, to describe the geometry of molecules, as is done in molecular mechanics (MM), has been in the literature for more than 50 years. However its use was fairly rare until the advent of relatively inexpensive workstations which has led to a large proliferation of MM programs and to the everyday use and acceptance of MM methods, especially in organic and bioorganic chemistry. Bioinorganic and inorganic MM calculations are less common and their use has been limited by a number of factors.


Membered Ring Nickel Complex Cambridge Structural Database Chair Conformation Solid State Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Csilla Csiki
    • 1
  • Karen M. Norenberg
    • 1
  • Christina M. Shoemaker
    • 1
  • Marc Zimmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentConnecticut CollegeNew LondonUSA

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