Frontier orbitals and ir frequencies of cyclic hydroxamic acids related to antimicrobial activity
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HOMO and LUMO energies from a 6-31G** full geometry optimization of a series of 7 cyclic hydroxamic acid derivatives were calculated. According to the LUMO energy, the molecules can be classified as hard electrophiles (ELUMO>3.0 eV) and soft electrophiles (ELUMO<2.5 eV). In general, hard electrophiles show a more important biological activity, suggesting that the active site of the biomolecule could be a hard nucleophile. This interpretation is in agreement with the electrophilic character of the hydroxamic function, as suggested by the C=O and 0-H stretching frequency of vibration.
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Quote ItemBoletin de la Sociedad Chilena de Quimica, Volumen 46, Issue 3, 2018, Pages 257-260