Friday, August 29, 2008

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130 (33), 10850–10851, 2008.

Evidence for Dynamics on a 100 ns Time Scale from Single- and Double-Quantum Nitrogen-14 NMR in Solid Peptides

Simone Cavadini, Anuji Abraham, Simone Ulzega, and Geoffrey Bodenhausen

The indirect detection of 14N spectra via protons in the manner of heteronuclear multiple-quantum correlation (HMQC) allows one to obtain single- (SQ) and double-quantum (DQ) 14N spectra in solids. A comparison of the SQ and DQ line widths as a function of temperature with simulations reveals motions in the tripeptide AAG with rates on the order of 107 s−1 at 49 °C.

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