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Imidazolium silanethiolates relevant to the active site of cysteine proteases. A cooperative effect in a chain of NH+⋯S hydrogen bonds

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Abstract

Three imidazolium silanethiolates relevant to the active site of cysteine proteases have been synthesized and investigated by X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy and computational methods. As indicated by crystallographic and FT-IR data in the solid state, the transfer of proton from thiol to imidazole takes place and a thiolato–imidazolium ion pair is formed. The FT-IR spectra of crystalline imidazolium silanethiolates exhibit intense continua characteristic for systems containing highly polarizable protons. DFT and ab initio HF calculations confirm the transfer of proton and prove the cooperativity of hydrogen bonds in the studied systems.

Graphical abstract: Imidazolium silanethiolates relevant to the active site of cysteine proteases. A cooperative effect in a chain of NH+⋯S− hydrogen bonds

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The article was received on 16 Feb 2012, accepted on 17 Apr 2012 and first published on 19 Apr 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2NJ40114B
Citation: New J. Chem., 2012,36, 1574-1582
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    Imidazolium silanethiolates relevant to the active site of cysteine proteases. A cooperative effect in a chain of NH+⋯S hydrogen bonds

    K. Baranowska, N. Piwowarska, A. Herman and A. Dołęga, New J. Chem., 2012, 36, 1574
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NJ40114B

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