• Reaction mechanism of 𝑂-acylhydroxamate with cysteine proteases

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      Reaction mechanism; 𝑂-acylhydroxamate; cysteine proteases; sulfenamide; thiocarbamate.

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      The gas-phase reaction mechanism of 𝑂-acylhydroxamate with cysteine proteases has been investigated using ab initio and density functional theory. On the irreversible process, after breakdown of tetrahedral intermediate (INT1), small 1-2 anionotropic has been formed and rearranged to give stable by-products sulfenamide (P1) and thiocarbamate (P2) with considerable energy loss. While, on the reversible part of this reaction mechanism, intermediate (INT2) breaks down on oxidation, to form a stable product (P3). Topological and AIM analyses have been performed for hydrogen bonded complex in this reaction profile. Intrinsic reaction coordinates [IRC, minimum-energy path (MEP)] calculation connects the transition state between R-INT1, INT1-P1 and INT1-P2. The products P1, P2 and P3 are energetically more stable than the reactant and hence the reaction enthalpy is found to be exothermic.

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      R Shankar1 P Kolandaivel1

      1. Department of Physics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641 046
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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