We report a benchmark study of vertical excitation energies and oscillator strengths for the HOMO -> LUMO transitions of 17 boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) structures, showing a large variety of ring sizes and substituents. Results obtained at the time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) and at the delta-self-consistent-field (Delta SCF) by using 13 different exchange correlation kernels (within LDA, GGA, hybrid, and range-separated approximations) are benchmarked against the experimental excitation energies when available. It is found that the time-independent Delta SCF DFT method, when used in combination with hybrid PBE0 and B3LYP functionals, largely outperforms TDDFT and can be quite competitive, in terms of accuracy, with computationally more costly wave function based methods such as CC2 and CASPT2.

Accurate Vertical Excitation Energies of BODIPY/Aza-BODIPY Derivatives from Excited-State Mean-Field Calculations

Toffoli, Daniele;Fronzoni, Giovanna;Stener, Mauro
2022-01-01

Abstract

We report a benchmark study of vertical excitation energies and oscillator strengths for the HOMO -> LUMO transitions of 17 boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) structures, showing a large variety of ring sizes and substituents. Results obtained at the time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) and at the delta-self-consistent-field (Delta SCF) by using 13 different exchange correlation kernels (within LDA, GGA, hybrid, and range-separated approximations) are benchmarked against the experimental excitation energies when available. It is found that the time-independent Delta SCF DFT method, when used in combination with hybrid PBE0 and B3LYP functionals, largely outperforms TDDFT and can be quite competitive, in terms of accuracy, with computationally more costly wave function based methods such as CC2 and CASPT2.
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