Reply to ‘Comment on ‘To stack or not to stack: Performance of a new density functional for the uracil and thymine dimers’
[Chem. Phys. Lett. 459 (2008) 164]’

Jiande Gu, Jing Wang, Jerzy Leszczynski, Yaoming Xie, Henry F. Schaefer III

In this Letter, we want to address that the conclusions of the letter by Gu et al. have been misunderstood
by Mourik in the comment. In our Letter (CPLETT-08-419R1), the good performance of the new functional
M06-2X is concluded based on the comparison with the results based on the CCSD(T) studies. Also, we
confirm here our previous assumption related to the nature of the stationary points on the MP2 potential
energy surface.