Calculated bond dissociation energies and enthalpy of formation of α-amino acid radicals
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Bond dissociation energies (BDEs), radical stabilization energies (RSEs) and the enthalpies of formation (Δf H°(AA∙)) for the Cα-centered radical of 20 common α-amino acids were calculated at the G3MP2 level of theory. In addition, BDEs and Δf H°(AA∙) for the Cα-centered radicals were calculated via atomization, homolytic, isogyric and isodesmic reactions using 31 reference compounds. RSEs for the α-amino acid radicals reveal a strong captodative effect due to the resonance stabilization. Intramolecular H-bonding and steric repulsion between the side chains and –NH2 and ‒COOH also have an effect on the stability of α-carbon-centered radicals. For the key small reference compounds investigated, the BDEs (Δf H°(AA∙)) computed with isodesmic reactions were found to be quite consistent with each other in terms of mean absolute deviations (MADs) and root-mean-square deviations between 2.0 (2.6) and 3.2 (4.4) kJ mol−1 from experimental data.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Engineering and Information Technology|
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
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