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Título: The infrared spectrum of solid L-alanine: influence of pH-induced structural changes
Autor: Garcia, Ana Rosa
Barros, R. B. de
Lourenço, J. P.
Ilharco, L.
Palavras-chave: L-alanine
Structural changes
Data: 2008
Editora: American Chemical Society
Citação: Garcia, A. R.; de Barros, R. B.; Lourenço, J. P.; Ilharco, L. The infrared spectrum of solid L-alanine: influence of pH-induced structural changes, J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 8280-8287, 2008.
Resumo: The influence of the pH on the infrared spectrum of L-alanine has been analyzed by diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform (DRIFT) spectroscopy. The amino acid was precipitated from aqueous solutions and dried at 36.5 °C, in order to stabilize cationic L-alanine or alaninium [CH3CH(NH3 +)COOH] at pH 1, the zwitterionic form [CH3CH(NH3 +)COO-] at pH 6, and anionic L-alanine or alaninate [CH3CH(NH2)COO-] at pH 13. New insight on the specific inter and intramolecular interactions in the different forms of L-alanine was reached by a novel methodological approach: an infrared technique not used before to analyze solid amino acid samples (DRIFTS), in combination with a detailed analysis based on spectral deconvolution. The frequency ranges of interest include the carbonyl/carboxyl stretching and amine deformation modes and the OH/NH stretching modes. It was shown that intermolecular hydrogen bonds between the NH3 + and COO- groups are predominant in the zwitterionic form, whereas in cationic L-alanine, H bonds between the COOH groups are responsible for the formation of dimers. In anionic L-alanine, only strong electrostatic interactions between the COOgroups and Na+ ions are proposed, evidencing the relevant role of the counterion.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/2060
ISSN: 1089-5639
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