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J Magn Reson. 2000 Jun;144(2):207-16.

Deuterium nuclear spin-lattice relaxation times and quadrupolar coupling constants in isotopically labeled saccharides.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556, USA.


(13)C and (2)H spin-lattice relaxation times have been determined by inversion recovery in a range of site-specific (13)C- and (2)H-labeled saccharides under identical solution conditions, and the data were used to calculate deuterium nuclear quadrupolar coupling constants ((2)H NQCC) at specific sites within cyclic and acyclic forms in solution. (13)C T(1) values ranged from approximately 0.6 to 8.2 s, and (2)H T(1) values ranged from approximately 79 to 450 ms, depending on molecular structure (0.4 M sugar in 5 mM EDTA (disodium salt) in (2)H(2)O-depleted H(2)O, pH 4. 8, 30 degrees C). In addition to providing new information on (13)C and (2)H relaxation behavior of saccharides in solution, the resulting (2)H1 NQCC values reveal a dependency on anomeric configuration within aldopyranose rings, whereas (2)H NQCC values at other ring sites appear less sensitive to configuration at C1. In contrast, (2)H NQCC values at both anomeric and nonanomeric sites within aldofuranose rings appear to be influenced by anomeric configuration. These experimental observations were confirmed by density functional theory (DFT) calculations of (2)H NQCC values in model aldopyranosyl and aldofuranosyl rings.

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