This article describes a computational study on dimeric zinc porphyrin tweezer complexes with primary/secondary amines and secondary alcohols that validates the use of Optimized Potential for Liquid Simulations (OPLS-2005) as the lead computational choice for assisting the tweezer methodology in the absolute configurational assignment of organic compounds. A supramolecular, microscale approach known as the tweezer method has been widely applied in the past decade for determining the absolute configuration of chiral substrates that are difficult to study by other readily available methods. The method relies on a host/guest complexation mechanism between a porphyrin tweezer moiety and a substrate, after its conversion into a bidentate conjugate. The formation of 1:1 complexes is a stereodifferentiating process: upon complexation, the originally achiral tweezer adopts a preferential interporphyrin helicity, dictated by the absolute configuration of the chiral substrate. By correctly predicting the sign of the interporphyrin helicity in the complex, OPLS-2005 provides a correlation between the observed circular dichroism (CD) signal and the absolute configuration of the substrate. It also offers a great degree of insight into the structural factors responsible for chiral recognition and the amplitude of exciton couplets. Moreover, the preferential binding sites between the Zn-tweezer and secondary amine conjugates were revealed by using the new computational approach.
|Autori:||PETROVIC AG; CHEN Y; PESCITELLI G; BEROVA N; PRONI G|
|Titolo:||CD-sensitive Zn-porphyrin tweezer host-guest complex; Part 1. OPLS computational approach for predicting preferred interporphyrin helicity|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/chir.20717|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|