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Michael Probst Sassari, September 27, 2007 Electron – Molecule Reactions: Quantum Chemistry of Electron Attachment to Biomolecules Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics, Innsbruck University, Technikerstraße 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Collaboration with: Natcha Injan, Jumras Limtrakul Stephan Denifl, Fabio Zappa, Ingo Mähr, Manuel Beikircher,Sylwia Ptasinska,Tilmann Märk and Paul Scheier
Aim: Application and understanding of electron-driven processes Electron – Molecule Reactions:
electron-driven processes...... are dominant in many areas of basic and applied Science and Technology.
for example (1)... Atmospheric physics and planetary atmospheres Radiation damage of DNA and cellular material
for example (2) - related to... Astrophysics - reactions in space Radiation treatment
for example (3)... Semiconductor plasmas Nanotechnology and surface engineering
Our topic is related to the 2 nd... Radiation damage of DNA and cellular material somewhat
Suggested mechanism An electron is captured in a dipole – bound state. It enters an antibonding * orbital to form a metastable anion that can weaken a N-H (or C-H) bond. H can dissociate and [M-H] - remains.
What we worked on … 2. Neutral and anionic energy surface – where do they cross ? 3. Why do similar molecules show different spectra ? 1. Which H dissociates most easily ? (calculations of BDE) (calculation of stable and metastable potential energy curves) (analysis of molecular orbitals)
1. Which H dissociates most easily ? BDESystem of H fromneutralanion C24.743.63 N64.691.72 C85.062.53 N94.380.94 QC calculations (G2(MP2) on adenine): BDESystem of H fromneutralanion C24.743.63 N64.691.72 C85.062.53 N94.380.94
Extrapolation methods for BDE: Low qual. method Large basis set Low qual. method Small basis set High qual. method Large basis set High qual. method Small basis set Basis set energy correction Correlation energy correction (LL-LS)+ (HL-LS)
Extrapolation methods - G2: 6-11G(d,p)6-11+G(d,p)6-11G(2df,p)6-11+G(3df,2p) MP2IKLD MP4JBC QCISD(T)A X We want to arrive at X: E[+] = E[B] - E[J]; E[2df] = E[C] - E[J] 12 =(E[D] - E[I]) - (E[K] - E[I]) - (E[L] - E[I]) = =E[D] + E[I] - E[K] - E[L] E[X] = E[A] + E[+] + E[2df] + 12 average error in ∆H f = ±1.59 kcal/mol = 0.06 eV
DBS (A-H) - +H *(N(9)-H) 0 1 EA(A-H) - r(N(9)-H) (Å) E pot (eV) EA(P-H) - Mechanism of dissociation: Potential energy curves:
Neutral curve: YES Stable part of the anionic curve: (excited state but below neutral curve) Metastable part of the anionic curve (above neutral): Avoided crossing: (In principle easy, accuracy is difficult …) Can we calculate these curves ? YES NO With extrapolation methods for the ‘metastable energy’ YES X Mechanism of dissociation: Potential energy curves: