Complexes of Cu2+(d(9)) with proline may be considered a simple model to address the structural flexibility and electronic properties of copper metalloproteins. To discuss optical electronic spectra and infrared spectral responses, we use quantum chemistry applied to model systems prepared under different geometries and degree of hydration. A comparison of experimental data with calculations indicates that first explicit neighbor water clustering next to the Cu2+(d(9)) complex is critical for a correct description of the electronic properties of this system. We deduce that the moderately hydrated trans conformer is the main structural form of the complex in water. Further, we suggest that the antisymmetric stretching mode of the carbonyl moieties of the conformer is dominant in the spectrally broadened infrared resonance at 1605 cm(-1), where inhomogeneity of the transition at the blue side can be ascribed to a continuum of less optimal interactions with the solvent. Extracted structural properties and hydration features provide information on the structural flexibility/plasticity specific to Cu2+(d(9)) systems in correlation with the electronic behavior upon photoexcitation. We discuss the role and the nature of the axial ligand in bio-copper structural ambivalence and reactivity.

Cu(Proline)2 Complex: A Model of Bio-Copper Structural Ambivalence / Volkov V.V.; Chelli R.; Perry C.C.. - In: MOLECULES. - ISSN 1420-3049. - STAMPA. - 27:(2022), pp. 5846.1-5846.17. [10.3390/molecules27185846]

Cu(Proline)2 Complex: A Model of Bio-Copper Structural Ambivalence

Chelli R.;
2022

Abstract

Complexes of Cu2+(d(9)) with proline may be considered a simple model to address the structural flexibility and electronic properties of copper metalloproteins. To discuss optical electronic spectra and infrared spectral responses, we use quantum chemistry applied to model systems prepared under different geometries and degree of hydration. A comparison of experimental data with calculations indicates that first explicit neighbor water clustering next to the Cu2+(d(9)) complex is critical for a correct description of the electronic properties of this system. We deduce that the moderately hydrated trans conformer is the main structural form of the complex in water. Further, we suggest that the antisymmetric stretching mode of the carbonyl moieties of the conformer is dominant in the spectrally broadened infrared resonance at 1605 cm(-1), where inhomogeneity of the transition at the blue side can be ascribed to a continuum of less optimal interactions with the solvent. Extracted structural properties and hydration features provide information on the structural flexibility/plasticity specific to Cu2+(d(9)) systems in correlation with the electronic behavior upon photoexcitation. We discuss the role and the nature of the axial ligand in bio-copper structural ambivalence and reactivity.
2022
27
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Volkov V.V.; Chelli R.; Perry C.C.
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