Released October 2016
-maxtime flag has been added to tautomer enumeration for setting time limits on searching. Its default value is 60 seconds.
tautomers has been dramatically improved to provide a low-energy, medicinally relevant, “reasonable” tautomeric form that is suitable for depiction for chemists. Significant improvements have been made to the reasonable tautomer algorithm that affect its aliphatic and non-aromatic resonance portions. The depictions below are a useful guide for recognizing how tautomers are favored as reasonable:
Conversion of carboxylates to diols and nitros to di-hydroxy amines is not favored.
Generation of unnecessary, non-dative, formal charges is not favored.
Exocyclic bonds adjacent to aromatic rings are accounted for.
Priority is given to aliphatic double-bond positions.
AM1BCC ELF10, a new method for applying partial charges to a molecule, has been added to molcharge. AM1BCC ELF10 allows up to 10 diverse conformers to be selected from those having the Electrostatically Least-interacting Functional groups (ELF). These conformers are then charged with the AM1BCCSym method and the charge sets are averaged to come up with a single charge set that is applied to all conformers. This yields good quality charge sets even for charged molecules.
TIP3P water charges are now assigned when using Amber charge sets on molecules containing waters. The application of the other Amber charge sets to waters with explicit hydrogens will produce oxygen charges of -0.834 and hydrogen charges of +0.417.
The default value of -can flag for tautomers has been changed to true.
tautomers will output failed molecules to a fail file. The file will be named either tautomers.fail or, if the prefix is specified by -prefix flag, prefix.fail.
A log file has been added for molcharge, tautomers, and pkatyper.
tautomers, molcharge, pkatyper, and fixpka will now label unnamed input molecules as output_1, output_2, etc.