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Quantum Chemistry Electron Ionization Mass Spectrometry (QCEIMS) is a program for the prediction of mass spectra from first principles. It is based on a combination of Molecular Dynamics and elements of statistical theory, shown schematically below:"

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To obtain the qceims executables and the related tools and scripts, please contact qceims@thch.uni-bonn.de

QCEIMS manual

For the original publication of the theory see:
S. Grimme, Towards First Principles Calculation of Electron Impact Mass Spectra of Molecules, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., (2013), 52, 6306-6312.

For a showcase of the prediction of the EI mass spectra of five organic drug molecules, see:
C. A. Bauer, S. Grimme, First principles calculation of electron ionization mass spectra for selected organic drug molecules, Org. Biomol. Chem., (2014), 12, 8737-8744.

For QCEIMS studies of the fragmentation reactions of the nucleobases, see:
C. A. Bauer, S. Grimme, Elucidation of Electron Ionization Induced Fragmentations of Adenine by Semiempirical and Density Functional Molecular Dynamics, J. Phys. Chem. A, (2014), 118, 11479-11484a.
C. A. Bauer, S. Grimme, Automated quantum chemistry based molecular dynamics simulations of electron ionization induced fragmentations of the nucleobases uracil, thymine, cytosine, and guanine, Eur. J. Mass Spectrom. (2015), 21, 125-140.

For an overview over the QCEIMS program, a survey of the literature, and a small benchmark, see:
C. A. Bauer, S. Grimme, How to Compute Electron Ionization Mass Spectra from First Principles, J. Phys. Chem. A, (2016), 120, 3755-3766.

For the implementation of a negative ion mode in QCEIMS and a simulation of negatively charged nitrile molecules, see:
V. Ásgeirsson, C. A. Bauer, S. Grimme, Unimolecular decomposition pathways of negatively charged nitriles by ab initio molecular dynamics, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., (2016), 18, 31017-31026.

For the implementation of the GFN-xTB Hamiltonian into QCEIMS and the prediction of EI mass spectra across the periodic table, see:
V. Ásgeirsson, C. A. Bauer, S. Grimme, Quantum Chemical Calculation of Electron Ionization Mass Spectra for General Organic and Inorganic Molecules, Chem. Sci., (2017), 8, 4879-4895.


Recent publication:

J. Koopman, S. Grimme,  Calculation of Electron Ionization Mass Spectra with Semiempirical GFNn-xTB Methods, ACS Omega (2019), 4, 15120-15133. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b02011


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