I. S. Saminathan
- Infrared multiple-photon dissociation spectroscopy of tripositive ions: lanthanum-tryptophan complexes
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Volume | Issue number
- 51 | 8
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS)
Collision-induced charge disproportionation limits the stability of triply charged metal ion complexes and has thus far prevented successful acquisition of their gas-phase IR spectra. This has curtailed our understanding of the structures of triply charged metal complexes in the gas phase and in biological environments. Herein we report the first gas-phase IR spectra of triply charged LaIII complexes with a derivative of tryptophan (N-acetyl tryptophan methyl ester), and an unusual dissociation product, a lanthanum amidate. These spectra are compared with those predicted using density functional theory. The best structures are those of the lowest energies that differ by details in the π-interaction between La3+ and the indole rings. Other binding sites on the tryptophan derivative are the carbonyl oxygens. In the lanthanum amidate, La3+ replaces an H+ in the amide bond of the tryptophan derivative.
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