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Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

Normal mode analyses of methyl palmitate all-trans and disordered forms in wagging progressive region.


PMID 12609615

Abstract

Normal mode analyses are made for methyl palmitate molecule having all-trans or conformational disorders around the ester head group, in order to explain characteristic observed frequency shifts in the wagging progressive region between all-trans and disorder chains in triglyceride molecules. It was found that one gauche conformation at C(alpha)-C(beta) position and 90 degrees rotation of the ester head group in an alkyl chain produce frequency shifts for twisting mode as observed. For wagging modes, contamination of the disorders around the head group makes assignments change and apparent frequency shifts occur.

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