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Stabliization of excess charge in isolated adenosine 5'-triphosphate and adenosine 5'-diphosphate multiply and singly charged anions

Burke, R.M., Pearce, J.K., Boxford, W.E., Bruckmann, A. and Dessent, C.E.H. (2005) Stabliization of excess charge in isolated adenosine 5'-triphosphate and adenosine 5'-diphosphate multiply and singly charged anions. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 109 (43). pp. 9775-9785. ISSN 1089-5639

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Abstract

Multiply charged anions (MCAs) represent highly energetic species in the gas phase but can be stabilized through formation of molecular clusters with solvent molecules or counterions. We explore the intramolecular stabilization of excess negative charge in gas-phase MCAs by probing the intrinsic stability of the [adenosine 5‘-triphosphate-2H]2- ([ATP-2H]2-), [adenosine 5‘-diphosphate-2H]2- ([ADP-2H]2-), and H3P3O102- dianions and their protonated monoanionic analogues. The relative activation barriers for decay of the dianions via electron detachment or ionic fragmentation are investigated using resonance excitation of ions isolated within a quadrupole trap. All of the dianions decayed via ionic fragmentation demonstrating that the repulsive Coulomb barriers (RCB) for ionic fragmentation lie below the RCBs for electron detachment. Both the electrospray ionization mass spectra (ESI-MS) and total fragmentation energies for [ATP-2H]2-, [ADP-2H]2-, and H3P3O102- indicate that the multiply charged H3P3O102- phosphate moiety is stabilized by the presence of the adenosine group and the stability of the dianions increases in the order H3P3O102- < [ADP-2H]2- < [ATP-2H]2-. Fully optimized, B3LYP/6-31+G* minimum energy structures illustrate that the excess charges in all of the phosphate anions are stabilized by intramolecular hydrogen bonding either within the phosphate chain or between the phosphate and the adenosine. We develop a model to illustrate that the relative magnitudes of the RCBs and hence the stability of these ions is dominated by the extent of intramolecular hydrogen bonding.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Chemistry (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 10:53
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2009 10:53
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp052937y
Status: Published
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Identification Number: 10.1021/jp052937y
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6803

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