Zdzislaw Latajka

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The issue of the symmetry of short, low-barrier hydrogen bonds in solution is addressed here with advanced ab initio simulations of a hydrogen maleate anion in different environments, starting with the isolated anion, going through two crystal structures (sodium and potassium salts), then to an aqueous solution, and finally in the presence of counterions.(More)
Binding of GnRH and its metal complexes to a sheep pituitary receptor have been investigated showing that Cu(II)-GnRH complex is more effectively bound to the receptor than the metal-free ligand, while Ni(II) and Co(II) complexes are less effective than the metal-free GnRH. Earlier studies have explained reasonably well the complex formation with cupric(More)
The complexes of HXeI with hydrogen halides HY (Y = Br and I) are studied computationally and experimentally in a xenon matrix. The calculations at the CCSD(T)∕def2-TZVPPD level of theory predict several energy minima for the HXeI···HY complexes with interaction energies from -4.69 to -0.23 kcal mol(-1). We have identified three bands of the HXeI···HI(More)
Protonacceptor properties of the HOO radical were investigated previously by means of ab initio as well as topological Atoms in Molecules (AIM) and Electron Localization Function (ELF) methods. It was pointed out that in the radical there are three nonequivalent positions most susceptible to protonation, and on this basis three structures of possible(More)
Quantum-chemical calculations of the H-O-N=O molecule in the equilibrium and transition states and the complexes of the HONO with BH3, study of the intramolecular interactions using NBO theory, and investigation of the electron distribution on the basis of topological analysis of the ELF function clearly indicate the influence of the n-π* conjugation and(More)
Leflunomide is known as a compound with various sorts of biological activity, which found a practical application in medicine. Search of current literature revealed an active metabolite of Leflunomide together with its eight analogues synthesized as protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors with potential anticancer activity. Accurate description of the molecular(More)
We investigate the conditions when noble-gas hydrides can be found in real environments and report on the preparation and identification of the HXeBr···CO(2) complex in a xenon matrix and HXeBr in a carbon dioxide matrix. The H-Xe stretching mode of the HXeBr···CO(2) complex in a xenon matrix is observed at 1557 cm(-1), showing a spectral shift of +53(More)
The complexes of HCO with water are prepared in a Kr matrix and characterized by IR spectroscopy with the aid of ab initio calculations. The calculations at the UCCSD(T)/aug-cc-pVTZ level of theory predict three structures of the HCO···H2O complex. In the "linear" structure I, a hydrogen atom of water interacts with the oxygen atom of HCO. In structure II,(More)
The proton motion in the (HCO(3)(-))(2) dimer of KHCO(3) at 298 K has been studied with Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics (CPMD) and path-integrals molecular dynamics (PIMD) simulations. According to earlier neutron diffraction studies at 298 K hydrogen is disordered and occupies two positions with an occupancy ratio of 0.804/0.196. A simulation with only(More)
Ab initio studies carried out at the MP2(full)/6-311+G(2df) and MP2(full)/aug-cc-pVTZ-PP computational levels reveals that dinitrogen (N(2)) and cuprous halides (CuX, X = F, Cl, Br) form three types of systems with the side-on and end-on coordination of N(2): N[triple bond]N-CuX (C(infinity v)), N(2)-CuX (C(2v)) stabilized by the donor-acceptor bonds and(More)