Proton magnetic relaxation of adenosine 5′-diphosphate and adenosine 5′-triphosphate in solution

E. R. Andrew, R. Gaspar

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Measurements have been made of the longitudinal proton magnetic relaxation of the non-exchangeable protons of ADP and ATP in D2O solutions at 300 MHz from 278 to 333 K. The proton spin-lattice relaxation times of both compounds are dominated by dipolar interactions. The motion of the ADP and ATP molecules in the solution and hindered intramolecular motions around the glycosidic and the C4′C5′ bonds are responsible for the modulation of the dipolar interactions. Activation energies characterizing the intramolecular motions range between 8.0 and 16.0 and between 19.6 and 67.9 kJ/mole respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-556
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 24 1988


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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