gmx solvate tears apart molecules
I try to solve a molecule with a solvent (a mixture of methane, propane and decane) that I have prepared previously. However, gmx solvate seems to tear apart some of the solvent molecules.
I run the following command:
gmx solvate -cp molecule.gro -cs solvent.gro -o molecule_solvated.gro
All files are attached. If you look at the resulting file molecule_solvated.gro, you can observe that some molecules are torn apart (for instance, within residue 12, atoms C2 and C8 (overall these are atoms numbers 369 and 375)).
In the pure solvent these problems are not present.
Any help is appreciated!
#2 Updated by Stephan Mohr about 2 years ago
Paul Bauer wrote:
Hello, having a look at it!
One question, it looks like the solvent in solvent.gro is already split over the periodic boundaries (e.g Resid 59). Did you try making the solvent molecules whole first?
Hi Paul, thanks a lot for looking at it!
No, I did not make the solvent molecules whole first. Might this be the reason (and so it is not a bug, but rather a bad usage from my side)?
#3 Updated by Paul Bauer about 2 years ago
I think so, gmx solvate does not take anything into consideration, it simply makes copies of the solvent boxes until the volume has been filled, it does not care about what states the molecules are in.
Did you try making the molecules whole first in your solvent box? It might be an idea for a future feature that the tool does some checks if possible.