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Bioelectrochem Bioenerg. 1999 Feb;48(1):69-78.

Classification of organic molecules to obtain electron affinities from half-wave reduction potentials: cytosine, uracil, thymine, guanine and adenine.

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Center for Research in Parallel Computing, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA.


A procedure for obtaining the adiabatic electron affinities (AEA) of organic molecules from half-wave reduction potentials in aprotic solvents is presented. Molecules are placed into groups according to their structure. Each group has a different solution energy difference. Calculations of AEA and charge distributions with AM1-multiconfiguration configuration interaction are used to support the intuitive classification of the molecules. The procedure is illustrated for Vitamins A and E, riboflavin, the azines, polyenes, hydroxy-pyrimidine, oxo-guanine, the hydrogen bonded cytosine-oxo-guanine as well as the AEA, and vertical EA (VEA) of Cytosine (C), Uracil (U), Thymine (T), Guanine (G) and Adenine (A). The latter values are: (VEA) G, 0.10; A, -0.49; U, 0.33; T, 0.31; C, -1.48 and (AEA) G, 1.51 +/- 0.05; A, 0.95 +/- 0.05; U, 0.80 +/- 0.05; T, 0.79 +/- 0.05; C, 0.56 +/- 0.05 in eV.

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