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Hydrogen bond formation may enhance RDC-based discrimination of enantiomers

Sager, Emine, Tzvetkova, Pavleta, Luy, Burkhard, Lingel, Andreas and Gossert, Alvar (2024) Hydrogen bond formation may enhance RDC-based discrimination of enantiomers. Magnetic resonance in chemistry. ISSN 0749-1581


The distinction of enantiomers based on residual anisotropic parameters obtained by alignment in chiral poly--benzyl-L-glutamate (PBLG) is among the strongest in high resolution NMR spectroscopy. However, large variations in enantiodifferentiation among different solutes are frequently observed. One hypothesis is that the formation of hydrogen bonds between solute and PBLG is important for the distinction of enantiomers. With a small set of three almost spherical enantiomeric pairs we address this issue in a systematic way: borneol contains a single functional group that can act as a hydrogen bond donor, camphor a single group that may act as a hydrogen bond acceptor, and quinuclidinol can act as both hydrogen bond donor and acceptor. The results are unambiguous: while camphor shows low enantiodifferentiation with PBLG and alignment that can be predicted well by the purely steric TRAMITE approach, the distinction of enantiomers for the other enantiomeric pairs is significantly higher with alignment properties that must involve a specific interaction in addition to steric alignment.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: RDC, Enantiomers discrimination, H-bonding, PBLG, Chiral Media
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2024 00:45
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2024 00:45