We have evaluated a set of accurate canonical CCSD(T) energies for stationary points on the potential energy surface for Ru(II, III) chloride carbonyl catalysis of two competing reactions between benzene and methyl acrylate (MA), namely, hydroarylation and oxidative coupling. We have then applied this set to evaluate the performance of localized orbital coupled-cluster methods and several new and common density functionals. We find that (a) DLPNO-CCSD(T) with TightPNO cutoffs is an acceptable substitute for full canonical CCSD(T) calculations on this system; (b) for the closed-shell systems where it could be applied, LNO-CCSD(T) with tight convergence criteria is very close to the canonical results; (c) the recent ωB97X-V and ωB97M-V functionals exhibit superior performance to commonly used DFT functionals in both closed- and open-shell calculations; (d) the revDSD-PBEP86 revision of the DSD-PBEP86 double hybrid represents an improvement over the original, even though transition metals were not involved in its parametrization; and (e) DSD-SCAN and DOD-SCAN show comparable efficiency. Most tested (meta)-GGA and hybrid density functionals perform better for open-shell than for closed-shell complexes; this is not the case for the double hybrids considered.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||The journal of physical chemistry. A, Molecules, spectroscopy, kinetics, environment, & general theory|
|State||Published - 29 Sep 2021|