Sep 5, 2019

Rational magnetic modification of N,N-dioxidized pyrazine ring expanded adenine and thymine: a diradical character induced by base pairing and double protonation

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : PCCP
Dongxiao Chen, Yuxiang Bu


Rational modification of biomolecules especially DNA base pairs for the theoretical design of molecular magnets has attracted extensive interest. In this work, we report a modification strategy for adenine/thymine-based magnets through introducing a N,N-dioxidized pyrazine ring to either adenine or thymine to form ring-expanded bases (noA/noT) based on their experimentally synthesized derivatives. Further functionalization is conducted by double protonation and pairing with a normal complementary base (nohA-T/nohT-A), respectively. The diversity of protonation sites in noA generates totally six nohA-Ts, together with nohT-A forming seven two-step modified topic base pairs. DFT calculations are performed to characterize the magnetic properties and the diradical character, which indicate three diamagnetic (DM) nohA-Ts and three antiferromagnetic (AFM) nohA-Ts with extremely large magnetic coupling constants J ranging from -1279.7 to -2807.4 cm-1, while a relatively mild AFM nohT-A with a J of -194.6 cm-1. The electron separation effect induced by attraction of positive charges originating from protonation is proposed to explain the diradicalization, which is different from the traditional radical-coupler-radical coupling mode. In...Continue Reading

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pyrazine-N, N'-dioxide
Proton Therapy
Tectospinal Tract of Medulla
Mandibular Right Second Primary Molar
Microscopy, Atomic Force
Analogs & derivatives
Base Pairing

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