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The (15)N NMR spectrum of adenine in aqueous solution has been modeled using high-level combined density functional theory/molecular mechanics techniques coupled to a dynamical averaging scheme. The explicit consideration of the three lowest-energy tautomers of adenine-H9, H7 and H3-allows for a well-founded comparison to experimental data. Based on a very(More)
In this work the role of higher molecular aggregation in the proton transfer processes within hydrogen bond (H-bond) is investigated. The H-bonded complex consisting of 4-cyanopyridine (CyPy) with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) has been studied in the solutions of acetonitrile, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform and dichloroethane as solvent by FTIR spectroscopy(More)
Uracil is a commonly occurring pyrimidine derivative found in RNA where it base pairs with adenine. Rationalizing the electronic properties of uracil in both gas phase and aqueous solution is of fundamental importance because of the significant biological role played by this molecule. This paper presents accurate predictions of the solvatochromic shifts of(More)
The gas-to-aqueous solution shifts of the 17O and 13C NMR isotropic shielding constants for the carbonyl chromophore in formaldehyde and acetone are investigated. For the condensed-phase problem, we use the hybrid density functional theory/molecular mechanics approach in combination with a statistical averaging over an appropriate number of solute-solvent(More)
The H/D exchange process in the imidazolium-based room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) 1-decyl-3-methyl-imidazolium bromide- and chloride ([C10mim][Br] and [C10mim][Cl]) in D2O solutions of various concentrations was studied applying (1)H, (13)C NMR, and Raman spectroscopy. The time dependencies of integral intensities in NMR spectra indicate that the H/D(More)
Motivated by future possibilities to design target molecules for fibrils with diagnostic or therapeutic capability related to amyloidosis diseases, we investigate in this work the dielectric nature of amyloid fibril microenvironments in different binding sites using an optical probe, thioflavin-T (THT), which has been used extensively to stain such fibrils.(More)
In this study, we have applied two different spanning protocols for obtaining the molecular conformations of L-tryptophan in aqueous solution, namely a molecular dynamics simulation and a molecular mechanics conformational search with subsequent geometry re-optimization of the stable conformers using a quantum mechanically based method. These spanning(More)
The combined linear response coupled cluster/molecular mechanics (CC/MM) scheme including mutual polarization effects in the coupling Hamiltonian is applied together with supermolecular CC methods to the study of the gas-to-aqueous solution blue shift of the n --> pi* excitation energy in acetone. The aug-cc-pVDZ basis set is found to be adequate for the(More)
The performance of the Hartree-Fock method and the three density functionals B3LYP, PBE0, and CAM-B3LYP is compared to results based on the coupled cluster singles and doubles model in predictions of the solvatochromic effects on the vertical n-->pi* and pi-->pi* electronic excitation energies of acrolein. All electronic structure methods employed the same(More)