Stereodynamics of Molecular Systems

Stereodynamics of Molecular Systems

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: Ramaswamy H. Sarma
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159188

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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


    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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  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159188

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Ramaswamy H. Sarma

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