Multipolar Force Fields for Amide-I Spectroscopy from Conformational Dynamics of the Alanine-Trimer

Mondal, Padmabati and Cazade, Pierre-André and Das, Akshaya K. and Bereau, Tristan and Meuwly, Markus. (2021) Multipolar Force Fields for Amide-I Spectroscopy from Conformational Dynamics of the Alanine-Trimer. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 125 (39). pp. 10928-10938 .

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The dynamics and spectroscopy of N-methyl-acetamide (NMA) and trialanine in solution are characterized from molecular dynamics simulations using different energy functions, including a conventional point charge (PC)-based force field, one based on a multipolar (MTP) representation of the electrostatics, and a semiempirical DFT method. For the 1D infrared spectra, the frequency splitting between the two amide-I groups is 10 cm(-1) from the PC, 13 cm(-1) from the MTP, and 47 cm(-1) from self-consistent charge density functional tight-binding (SCC-DFTB) simulations, compared with 25 cm(-1) from experiment. The frequency trajectory required for the frequency fluctuation correlation function (FFCF) is determined from individual normal mode (INM) and full normal mode (FNM) analyses of the amide-I vibrations. The spectroscopy, time-zero magnitude of the FFCF C(t = 0), and the static component Delta(2)(0) from simulations using MTP and analysis based on FNM are all consistent with experiments for (Ala)(3). Contrary to this, for the analysis excluding mode-mode coupling (INM), the FFCF decays to zero too rapidly and for simulations with a PC-based force field, the Delta(2)(0) is too small by a factor of two compared with experiments. Simulations with SCC-DFTB agree better with experiment for these observables than those from PC-based simulations. The conformational ensemble sampled from simulations using PCs is consistent with the literature (including P-II, beta, alpha(R), and alpha(L)), whereas that covered by the MTP-based simulations is dominated by P-II with some contributions from beta and alpha(R). This agrees with and confirms recently reported Bayesian-refined populations based on 1D infrared experiments. FNM analysis together with a MTP representation provides a meaningful model to correctly describe the dynamics of hydrated trialanine.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Physikalische Chemie (Meuwly)
UniBasel Contributors:Meuwly, Markus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
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