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



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 Model Composed of

Minimum Energy Conformers that Matches Experimental Properties

Modelling of Drug-Nucleic Acid Interactions Intercalation Geometry of Oligonucleotides

DNA Structure and Its Distortion by Drugs

Structure and Dynamics of Poly(dG-dC) in Solution, Steroid Diamine*Nucleic Acid Complexes and Generation of an "Alternating B-DNA" Conformation in High Salt

Spectroscopic Studies of Drug Nucleic Acid Complexes

Part V: Intact Biological Systems

Carbon-13 Cross-Polarization Magic-Angle NMR Studies of Biological Systems

NMR Zeugmatographic Imaging of Organs and Organisms



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