Stereodynamics of Molecular Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080246291, 9781483159188

Stereodynamics of Molecular Systems

1st Edition

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the State University of New York at Albany, 23-24 April 1979

Editors: Ramaswamy H. Sarma
eBook ISBN: 9781483159188
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 472
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Stereodynamics of Molecular Systems covers the proceedings of a symposium held at the State University of New York at Albany, on 23-24 April 1979. The book focuses on the stereodynamics of molecules and ions and nucleic acid structure. The contributions tackle spectroscopy, crystallography, perturbations, and electron-transfer reactions. The selection first offers information on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy chemical shifts, coupling constants, and molecular geometry, including chemical shifts, bond coupling constants, and constitutional features of nucleic acids. The book then takes a look at nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy stereodynamics of small molecules; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy solution dynamics of polymer chains; and single crystal crystallography. The publication evaluates the steric effects on electron-transfer reactions of sulfonamides; effects of isotopic perturbation on NMR spectra; and conformational mobility of the backbone of cyclic tripeptides. The book also discusses accessible surface areas of nucleic acids and their relation to folding, conformational transition, and protein recognition. Topics include polarity of exposed atoms, surface of DNA double helices, transfer RNA, and calculation of “static“ accessible surface area. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the stereodynamics of molecules and ions and nucleic acid structure.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface President Vincent O'Leary's Welcome Nobel Laureates Ivar Giaever and Max Perutz at the State University of New York at Albany Inaugural Address by Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever Part I: Methodology Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy the Chemical Shifts, Coupling Constants and Molecular Geometry Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Stereodynamics of Small Molecules Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Solution Dynamics of Polymer Chains Single Crystal Crystallography Part II: Small Molecules and Ions The Rotation-Inversion Dichotomy in Trialkylamines Diethyl Methylamine and Triethylamine Pyramidal Carbanions Delocalization in Diarylmethyl Anions Probe of Solution Ion States? Steric Effects on Electron Transfer Reactions of Sulfonamides The Effect of Isotopic Perturbation on NMR Spectra. A New Method for Distinguishing Rapidly Equilibrating Molecules from Symmetric Molecules Part III: Medium Size Molecular Systems Conformational Mobility of the Backbone of Cyclic Tripeptides Multinuclear NMR Studies of Crown and Cryptand Complexes Frontier Orbital Models for and Rearrangements of Organotranzition Metal Compounds Spectroscopic and X-ray Crystallographic Structural Studies of Mo(IV), Mo(V) and Mo(VI) Complexes with Linear Thiolate Ligands Part IV: Systems of Higher Order. Nucleic Acid Statics and Dynamics The Diverse Spatial Configurations of DNA and the Evidence for a Vertically Stabilized Double Helix Does DNA Have Two Structures that Coexist in Equilibrium Structure, Fluctuations and Interactions of the Double Helix Internal Twisting of Short DNA Segments The Flexible DNA Double Helix Conformational Flexibility of the Polynucleotide Chain Accessible Surface Areas of Nucleic Acids and their Relation to Folding, Conformational Transition, and Protein Recognition The Coil Form of Poly(rU): A


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