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RO-B3LYP crashes at the first SCF cycle for radical-anions of H-NO2 and Me-NO2


Dear colleagues,

After facing problem with convergence of RO-B3LYP for anion-radical of 2-nitropropane in 6-31++G** basis, ( ) I check if this problem appears with simpler systems - and it does.

First, I check nitromethane radical-anion, and problem does exist for both possible conformation - with one CH-bond eclipsing N-O bond (a minimum for neutral nitromethane for B3LYP/6-31++G** and MP2/6-31++G**, but transition state for HF/6-31++G** ) and with one C-H bond perpendicular to nitro group (minimum for HF/6-31++G**)

Second, I replaced methyl group for hydrogen atom - the simplest system still cause the same problem, no convergence of SCF at the first cycle.

Input file for H-NO2 is attached

Please, give advice how to cope with this problem, I'm quite interested in comparision of a series of radical-anion with NO2-moiety

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[ HNO2-radan_RO-B3LYP.inp ] input-file for H-NO2 radical-anion

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