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    Vibrational spectra and crystal structure of the di-amino acid peptide cyclo(L-Met-L-Met): comparison of experimental data and DFT calculations

    Mendham, A.P. and Potter, B.S. and Palmer, Rex A. and Dines, T.J. and Mitchell, J.C. and Withnall, R. and Chowdhry, B.Z. (2009) Vibrational spectra and crystal structure of the di-amino acid peptide cyclo(L-Met-L-Met): comparison of experimental data and DFT calculations. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 41 (2), pp. 148-159. ISSN 0377-0486.

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    Abstract

    Experimental Raman and FT-IR spectra of solid-state non-deuterated and N-deuterated samples of cyclo(L-Met-L-Met) are reported and discussed. The Raman and FT-IR results show characteristic amide I vibrations (Raman: 1649 cm−1, infrared: 1675 cm−1) for molecules exhibiting a cis amide conformation. A Raman band, assigned to the cis amide II vibrational mode, is observed at ∼1493 cm−1 but no IR band is observed in this region. Cyclo(L-Met-L-Met) crystallises in the triclinic space group P1 with one molecule per unit cell. The overall shape of the diketopiperazine (DKP) ring displays a (slightly distorted) boat conformation. The crystal packing employs two strong hydrogen bonds, which traverse the entire crystal via translational repeats. B3-LYP/cc-pVDZ calculations of the structure of the molecule predict a boat conformation for the DKP ring, in agreement with the experimentally determined X-ray structure.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): cyclic di-amino acid peptides, X-ray structure, X-ray crystallography, ab initio calculations, vibrational spectra
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Biological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011 11:00
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3243

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