Deuterium isotope effects on noncovalent interactions between molecules.

  title={Deuterium isotope effects on noncovalent interactions between molecules.},
  author={Dean Wade},
  journal={Chemico-biological interactions},
  volume={117 3},
  • Dean Wade
  • Published 1999 in Chemico-biological interactions
The topic of deuterium isotope effects is usually concerned with the effects on chemical reactions that are caused by the substitution of deuterium atoms for protium, or hydrogen, atoms in a molecule. These effects include changes in the rate of cleavage of covalent bonds to deuterium, or to an atom located adjacent to deuterium, in a reactant molecule. Deuterium isotope effects on other, noncovalent, interactions between molecules are known to occur, but they are generally considered to be… CONTINUE READING