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The synthesis of a dimer consisting of γ-thymine chiral monomer based on L-Ala and thymine aeg-PNA monomer (synthesized from deuterated glycine), in which the methylene protons of the pseudopeptide residue were exchanged with deuterium atoms, was described. The deuterated monomer was introduced into acylation reaction by means of a mixed anhydride procedure with γ-PNA chiral monomer trifluoroacetate based on L-Ala. The latter was obtained from the fully protected thymine monomer by the reaction with trifluoroacetic acid. The structure and purity of the target monomer were confirmed by NMR-spectroscopy, and the elemental composition was estimated by quantitative elemental analysis. The double quantum filtered COSY-NMR-spectroscopy (DQF-COSY) method was used to determine the methylene signals of the dimer chiral fragment. With the use of the spectrum analysis, the chemical shifts and calculated spin-spin coupling constants of the protons from the dimer chiral part were found. Given that Karplus equation associates the value of the dihedral angle between the vicinal protons with their spin-spin coupling constant, it was concluded that the chiral fragment is in the right-helix conformation for all the dimer rotamers.

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A. V. Dezhenkov
Moscow Technological University (Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies)
Russian Federation
Moscow, 119571 Moscow, Russia

D. A. Cheshkov
Research Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Organoelement Compounds
Russian Federation
Moscow,105118 Russia

I. A. Prokhorov
Moscow Technological University (Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies)
Russian Federation
Moscow, 119571 Moscow, Russia

A. I. Lutik
Moscow Technological University (Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies)
Russian Federation
Moscow, 119571 Moscow, Russia

Yu. G. Kirillova
Moscow Technological University (Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies), Federal Research and Clinical Center of Physical-Chemical Medicine of Federal Medical Biological Agency
Russian Federation

Moscow, 119571 Moscow, Russia

Moscow, 119435 Russia


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For citations:

Dezhenkov A.V., Cheshkov D.A., Prokhorov I.A., Lutik A.I., Kirillova Yu.G. γ-PNA PREORGANIZATION: SYNTHESIS OF MODEL DIMER AND ITS STRUCTURE STUDY BY 2D NMR SPECTROSCOPY. Fine Chemical Technologies. 2017;12(2):62-71. (In Russ.)

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