Density functional theory calculations of hydrogen-bond-mediated NMR J coupling in the solid state

Sian A. Joyce, Jonathan R. Yates, Chris J. Pickard, Steven P. Brown

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Abstract

A recently developed method for calculating NMR J coupling in solid-state systems is applied to calculate hydrogen-bond-mediated (2h)J(NN) Couplings across intra- or intermolecular N-H center dot center dot center dot N hydrogen bonds in two 6-aminofulvene-1-aldimine derivatives and the ribbon structure formed by a deoxyguanosine derivative. Excellent quantitative agreement is observed between the calculated solid-state J couplings and those previously determined experimentally in two recent spin-echo magic-angle-spinning NMR studies (Brown, S. P.; et al. Chem. Commun.2002, 1852-1853 and Pham, T. N.; et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2007, 9, 3416-3423). For the 6-aminofulvene-1-aldimines, the differences in (2h)J(NN) couplings in pyrrole and triazole derivatives are reproduced, while for the guanosine ribbons, an increase in (2h)J(NN) is correlated with a decrease in the N-H center dot center dot center dot N hydrogen-bond distance. J couplings are additionally calculated for isolated molecules of the 6-aminofulevene-1-aldimines extracted from the crystal with and without further geometry optimization. Importantly, it is shown that experimentally observed differences between J couplings determined by solution-and solid-state NMR are not solely due to differences in geometry; long-range electrostatic effects of the crystal lattice are shown to be significant also. J couplings that are yet to be experimentally measured are calculated. Notably, (2h)J(NO) couplings across N-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bonds are found to be of a similar magnitude to (2h)J(NN) Couplings, suggesting that their utilization and quantitative determination should be experimentally feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12663-12670
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume130
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2008

Keywords

  • SPIN-SPIN COUPLINGS
  • CARBON-CARBON CONNECTIVITIES
  • C-13-C-13 J-COUPLINGS
  • SYSTEMATIC AB-INITIO
  • ACID BASE-PAIRS
  • SCALAR COUPLINGS
  • O-17 NMR
  • CHEMICAL-SHIFTS
  • MAS NMR
  • 1ST-PRINCIPLES CALCULATION

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