Selective complexation of divalent cations by a cyclic ?,?-peptoid hexamer: a spectroscopic and computational study

De Santis, E., Edwards, A. A., Alexander, B. D., Holder, Simon J., Taillefumier, C., Faure, S., Nielsen, B. V., Waters, L., Siligardi, G., Hussain, R., and others. (2016) Selective complexation of divalent cations by a cyclic ?,?-peptoid hexamer: a spectroscopic and computational study. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, . ISSN 1477-0520. (doi:10.1039/C6OB01954D)

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The first report on metal binding ability of a cyclic ?,?-peptoid hexamer towards a selection of metal cations is presented. We describe the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the complexation properties towards cations of a cyclic peptoid hexamer composed of alternating ?- and ?-peptoid monomers, which bear exclusively chiral (S)-phenylethyl side chains (spe) that have no noticeable chelating properties. The binding of a series of monovalent and divalent cations was assessed by 1H NMR, circular dichroism, fluorescence and molecular modelling. In contrast to previous studies on cations binding by 18-membered ?-cyclopeptoid hexamers, the 21-membered cyclopeptoid cP1 did not complex monovalent cations (Na+, K+, Ag+) but showed selectivity for divalent cations (Ca2+, Ba2+, Sr2+ and Mg2+). Hexacoordinated C-3 symmetrical complexes were demonstrated for divalent cations with ionic radii around 1 Å (Ca2+ and Ba2+), while 5-coordination is preferred for divalent cations with larger (Ba2+) or smaller ionic radii (Mg2+).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/C6OB01954D
Uncontrolled keywords: foldamers, peptoids, metal binding
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD431 Organic Chemistry- Biochemistry- Proteins, peptides, amino acids
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Faculties > Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Alison Edwards
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 09:57 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:07 UTC
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