Vlasta Mohaček-Grošev

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The amide III region of the peptide infrared and Raman spectra has been used to determine the relative populations of the three major backbone conformations (P(II), β, and α(R)) in 19 amino acid dipeptides. The results provide a benchmark for force field or other methods of predicting backbone conformations in flexible peptides. There are three resolvable(More)
Recently, there has been increase of general interest in fungi because of the possible medical applications of their polysaccharide constituents called glucans, some of which are reported to have immunomodulatory properties. Since an extraction method can change the chemical composition of a substance, especially a delicate one such as fungal thallus, it is(More)
In order to be able to fully understand the vibrational dynamics of monosaccharide sugars, we started with hydroxyacetone CH2OHCOCH3, and glycolaldehyde CH2OHCOH, which are among the smallest molecules that contain hydroxyl and carbonyl group on neighboring carbon atoms. This sterical configuration is characteristic for saccharides and determines their(More)
Nitranilic acid (2,5-dihydroxy-3,6-dinitro-2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione) as a strong dibasic acid in acidic aqueous media creates the Zundel cation, H5O2(+). The structural unit in a crystal comprises (H5O2)2(+) (2,5-dihydroxy-3,6-dinitro-1,4-benzoquinonate)(2-) dihydrate where the Zundel cation reveals no symmetry, being an ideal case for studying proton(More)
Raman spectra of acetylacetone were recorded for molecules isolated in an argon matrix at 10 K and for a polycrystalline sample. In the solid sample, broad bands appear superimposed on a much weaker Raman spectrum corresponding mainly to the stable enol form. The position of these bands depends on the excitation wavelength (514.5 and 488.8 nm argon ion(More)
The silicon based substrates for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) have been synthesized and tested. The silver-assisted electroless wet chemical etching method has been utilized for silicon nanowires production which has been proved as the promising SERS substrate. The morphology of the silicon nanowires coated with silver nanoparticles has been(More)
Raman and infrared spectra of polycrystalline D,L-glycolic and L-(+) lactic acid are presented and assigned both by an ab initio calculation of normal modes of free conformers and by self-consistent-charge density-functional-theory computational program DFTB+. Temperature dependent Raman spectra from 295 K to 10 K reveal great stability of crystal lattices,(More)
Low temperature Raman spectra of oxalic acid dihydrate (8-300 K) for both the polycrystalline and single crystal phase show strong variation with temperature in the interval from 1200 to 2000 cm(-1). Previous low temperature diffraction studies all confirmed the stability of the crystal P21/n phase with no indications of any phase transition, reporting the(More)
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