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Chelation of the bare and hydrated iron(II) cation by quercetin has been investigated at the DF/B3LYP level in the gas phase. Several complexed species arising from neutral and anionic forms of the ligand have been taken into account. Both 1:1 and 1:2 metal/flavonoid stoichiometries have been considered. Results indicate that among the potential sites of(More)
Formate dehydrogenase is a molybdoenzyme of the anaerobic formate hydrogen lyase complex of the Escherichia coli microorganism that catalyzes the oxidation of formate to carbon dioxide. The two proposed mechanisms of reaction, which differ in the occurrence of a direct coordination or not of a SeCys residue to the molybdenum metal during catalysis were(More)
The effectiveness of naturally occurring antioxidant caffeic acid in the inactivation of the very damaging hydroxyl radical has been theoretically investigated by means of hybrid density functional theory. Three possible pathways by which caffeic acid may inactivate free radicals were analyzed: hydrogen abstraction from all available hydrogen atoms,(More)
The effectiveness of naturally occurring antioxidant quercetin in the inactivation of the damaging lipid peroxide radical was investigated by means of hybrid density functional based approach, using the direct dynamics method, where the thermal rate constants were calculated using variational transition-state theory with multidimensional tunneling. H-atom(More)
We have tested the reference interaction site model (RISM) for the case of the hypernetted chain (HNC) and the partially linearized hypernetted chain (PLHNC) closures improved by a repulsive bridge correction (RBC) for ionic hydrated species. We have analyzed the efficiency of the RISM/HNC+RBC and RISM/PLHNC+RBC techniques for decomposition of the(More)
In this paper we report recontracted LANL2DZ basis sets for first-row transition metals. The valence-electron shell basis functions were recontracted using the PWP86 generalized gradient approximation functional and the hybrid B3LYP one. Starting from the original LANL2DZ basis sets a cyclic method was used in order to optimize variationally the contraction(More)
The different reactivity of two first row cations selenium and germanium, in activating the reduction of nitrous oxide by carbon monoxide, was theoretically investigated at the density functional level using large basis sets and pseudopotential for metal atoms. In the two examined cases, the reaction mechanisms appeared to be quite different. Germanium(More)
Oxovitisin is a natural antioxidant present in aged wine and comes from the chemical transformation undergone by anthocyanins and pyranoanthocyanins. Its antioxidant radical scavenging capacity was theoretically explored by density functional theory (DFT)/B3LYP methods. The O-H bond dissociation energy (BDE), the ionization potential (IP), the proton(More)
The conformational structure and electronic spectra properties of a series of bay substituted perylenediimides (PDI) derivatives have been investigated by means of density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT. The B3LYP and PBE0 hybrid exchange-correlation functionals were applied in conjunction with the double-ζ quality SVP basis set. These(More)
A detailed investigation of the reaction mechanisms underlying the observed reactivity of the iron dimer cation with respect to methane has been performed by density functional hybrid (B3LYP) and nonhybrid (BPW91) calculations. Minima and transition states have been fully optimized and characterized along the potential energy surfaces leading to three(More)