The origin of enantioselectivity for intramolecular Friedel–Crafts reaction catalyzed by supramolecular Cu/DNA catalyst complex
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The present theoretical investigation aims at understanding the origin of enantioselectivity of intramolecular Friedel–Crafts reaction, catalyzed by supramolecular Cu/DNA catalyst. 28 Conformations of the supramolecular L-Cu(II)-R/d(CAAAAATTTTTG)2 complex were thoroughly modeled to estimate their stability and structural features depending on the metal complex conformation and its intercalation position. The preferred formation of S-product can be rationalized by the higher binding energy of pro-S conformations to DNA. Pro-S conformations are structurally closer to the expected C3–C2′ bond formation TS and usually not deeply buried into DNA, which would facilitate TS formation by decreasing the energy for conformational changes.
- Chemical Physics Letters
Chemical Physics Letters (600), 87-95, 2014-04-29