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Title: Dimer radical cation of 4-thiouracil: a pulse radiolysis and theoretical study
Authors: Prasanthkumar, K P
Suresh, Cherumuttathu H
Aravindakumar, C T
Keywords: radiolysis
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2013
Publisher: wiley
Citation: J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2013, 26 510–516
Abstract: Pulse radiolysis with optical absorption detection has been used to study the reactions of hydroxyl radical (OH•) with 4-thiouracil (4TU) in aqueous medium. The transient absorption spectrum for the reaction of OH• with 4TU is characterized by lmax 460 nmat pH7. A second-order rate constant k(4TU+OH) of 1.7 1010M 1 s 1 is determined via competition kinetics method. The transient is envisaged as a dimer radical cation [4TU]2•+, formed via the reaction of an initially formed radical cation [4TU]•+ with another 4TU. The formation constant of [4TU]2•+ is 1.8 104M 1. The reactions of dibromine radical ion (Br2 • ) at pH7, dichlorine radical ion (Cl2 • ) at pH1, and azide radical (N3 • ) at pH7 with 4TU have also produced transient with lmax 460 nm. Density functional theory (DFT) studies at BHandHLYP/6–311+G(d,p) level in aqueous phase showed that [4TU]2•+ is characterized by a two-center three electron (2c-3e) [ S∴S ] bond. The interaction energy of [ S∴S ] bond in [4TU]2•+ is 13.01 kcalmol 1. The predicted lmax 457 nm by using the time-dependent DFT method for [4TU]2•+ is in agreement with experimental lmax. Theoretical calculations also predicted that compared with [4TU]2•+, 4-thiouridine dimer is more stable, whereas 4-thiothymine dimer is less stable. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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