Formation of a2+ ions of protonated peptides. An ab intito study

Paizs, Béla and Szlávik, Z. and Lendvay, György and Vékey, Károly and Suhai, S. (2000) Formation of a2+ ions of protonated peptides. An ab intito study. RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, 14 (9). pp. 746-755. ISSN 0951-4198

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The mechanism of the formation of a(2)(+) ions from b(2)(+) ions occurring during fragmentation of protonated peptides is investigated using quantum chemical methods. The geometries of the stationary structures involved in two possible mechanisms, namely, a two-step mechanism via an open-chain acylium ion and a concerted pathway involving rupture of two covalent bonds of the cyclic isomer of the b(2)(+) ion, as well as the energetics of the reactions, were calculated at the MP2 and B3LYP levels, both combined with the 6-31G(d,p) as well as the 6-31++G(d,p) basis sets for the simplest analog of the b(2)(+) ion. The energetically favored path is the direct expulsion of the CO molecule from the cyclic b(2)(+) ion. The ZPE-corrected barrier height for this reaction is 26.2 kcal mol(-1) at the MP2/6-31G(d,p) level, while the highest barrier along the two step path is 31.4 kcal mol(-1). The barrier height for the reverse reaction Is 3.8 kcal mol(-1), significantly smaller than the average kinetic energy release (KER) measured for larger b(2)(+) ions. The barrier height for the reverse reactions of the MeCO-NH-CHMeCO,(+) NH2-iBuCH-CO-NH-CH2CO,(+) and NH2-CH2-CO-NN-CH(i-Bu)CO+ b(2)(+) ions was found to be 11.3, 9.6, and 18.4 kcal mol(-1), in reasonable agreement with the measured KER for these reactions, indicating that the simplest model compound has unique properties in this respect. Based on comparisons with G2-MP2 calculations, comments are made on the applicability of various levels of theory for the description of the reaction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia
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Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2014 20:27
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