TITLE

One-electron oxidation of methionine peptides – Stability of the three-electron S–N(amide) bond

AUTHOR(S)
Brunelle, Patrick; Schöneich, Christian; Rauk, Arvi
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Chemistry;Jun2006, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p893
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The possibility of sulfur–nitrogen (S—N) three-electron bond formation in a one-electron oxidized methionine peptide model was investigated computationally following the detection of such species in pulse radiolysis experiments (C. Schöneich, D. Pogocki, G.L. Hug, and K. Bobrowski. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 13700 (2003)). Geometry optimiza tions were carried out at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level of theory. Relative free energies in aqueous solution at pH 7 were predicted for all intermediates with enthalpy evaluations at the CCSD(T)/6-31+G(d′) level and free energies of solvation predicted using a continuum model (CPCM). Both the initial oxidation product and the intermediate formed at higher pH were identified as cyclic S—N bonded species in which the intramolecular three-electron interaction is between the S atom and the π orbital of the amide group. TD-B3LYP calculations of the UV spectra support the assignments. A mechanism for the conversion to the most stable α-C-centered radical is proposed. The mechanism involves a novel deprotonation–reprotonation via an intermediate backbone-delocalized radical anion.
ACCESSION #
21886791

 

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