A recently developed extended Lagrangian model employing localized basis functions and nonperiodic boundary conditions (GLOB/ADMP) was applied to the radicals issuing from the homolytic breaking of the C-alpha-H-alpha bond of glycine in aqueous solution at different pH values. Although the modifications of the structure and the magnetic properties of these species induced by the solvent are qualitatively reproduced by a static discrete-continuum model, magnetic parameters are further tuned by short-time dynamical effects (solute vibrations and solvent librations). The results delivered by GLOB/ADMP simulations for both hyperfine tensors and g-tensors are in remarkable agreement with their experimental counterparts, allowing a reliable disentanglement of the overall observables into well-defined contributions. The dominant role of out-of-plane vibrations in determining hyperfine splittings is confirmed and quantified, together with the remarkable sensitivity of the gyromagnetic tensor to bond lengths and valence angles defining the NC alpha C' moiety. Together with their specific interest for the title radical, our results suggest some interesting trends for other biologically significant radicals and point out the need of extending magneto-structural relationships to dynamical aspects.

Unraveling the Role of Stereo-electronic, Dynamical, and Environmental Effects in Tuning the Structure and Magnetic Properties of Glycine Radical in Aqueous Solution at Different pH Values

BRANCATO, Giuseppe;BARONE, Vincenzo
2007

Abstract

A recently developed extended Lagrangian model employing localized basis functions and nonperiodic boundary conditions (GLOB/ADMP) was applied to the radicals issuing from the homolytic breaking of the C-alpha-H-alpha bond of glycine in aqueous solution at different pH values. Although the modifications of the structure and the magnetic properties of these species induced by the solvent are qualitatively reproduced by a static discrete-continuum model, magnetic parameters are further tuned by short-time dynamical effects (solute vibrations and solvent librations). The results delivered by GLOB/ADMP simulations for both hyperfine tensors and g-tensors are in remarkable agreement with their experimental counterparts, allowing a reliable disentanglement of the overall observables into well-defined contributions. The dominant role of out-of-plane vibrations in determining hyperfine splittings is confirmed and quantified, together with the remarkable sensitivity of the gyromagnetic tensor to bond lengths and valence angles defining the NC alpha C' moiety. Together with their specific interest for the title radical, our results suggest some interesting trends for other biologically significant radicals and point out the need of extending magneto-structural relationships to dynamical aspects.
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