Diastereochemical Differentiation of Some Cyclic and Bicyclic β-Amino Acids, Via the Kinetic Method

Anna R.M. Hyyryläinen, Jaana M.H. Pakarinen, Ferenc Fülöp, Pirjo Vainiotalo

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Stereochemical differentiation of five diastereomeric pairs of β-amino acids, di-endo- and di-exo-2,3-disubstituted norbornane and norbornene amino acids, cis- and trans-2-aminocyclohexane-, 2-amino-4-cyclohexene-, and 2-aminocyclopentanecarboxylic acids, was investigated via the kinetic method with metal-bound trimeric complexes. This is the first time that diastereomers (di-endo/di-exo and cis/trans) have been differentiated with metal-bound trimeric complexes and the kinetic method. Moreover, determination of diastereochemical excess by the kinetic method was applied to norbornane β-amino acids and cyclopentane β-amino acids. Experiments showed that a remarkable differentiation of the studied diastereomers was achieved. It was observed that better selectivity values correlated to more rigid structures. The reference compounds for the studied β-amino acids varied from α-amino acids to some β-amino acids. In addition, variation of the metal ion (Cu2+ and Ni2+) had some role in the selectivity values obtained. Ab initio and hybrid density functional theory calculations were performed to clarify the results obtained by mass spectrometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-41
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Spectroscopy

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