Journal article

Formation of cationic peptide radicals by gas-phase redox reactions with trivalent chromium, manganese, iron, and cobalt complexes

CK Barlow, WD McFadyen, RAJ O'Hair

Journal of the American Chemical Society | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2005


The collision-induced dissociation (CID) of a series of gas-phase complexes [M(III)(salen)(P)](+) [where M = Cr, Mn, Fe, and Co; P = hexapeptides YGGFLR, WGGFLR, and GGGFLR; and salen = N,N'-ethylenebis(salicylideneaminato)] has been examined with respect to the ability of the complexes to form the corresponding cationic peptide radical ions, P(+)(*), by homolytic cleavage of the metal peptide bond. This is the first example of the use of gas-phase ternary metal peptide complexes to produce the corresponding cationic peptide radical for a metal other than copper(II). The fragmentation reactions competing with radical formation are highly dependent on the metal ion used. In addition, examinat..

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