Rate-promoting vibrations and coupled hydrogen-electron transfer reactions in the condensed phase: A model for enzymatic catalysis

Joshua S. Mincer, Steven D. Schwartz

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Abstract

A model is proposed for coupled hydrogen-electron transfer reactions in condensed phase in the presence of a promoting vibration. The model is an extension of an earlier model, which modulates the potential the hydrogen atom experiences as it is transferred. Large kinetic isotope effects (KIE) were found when the hydrogen is substituted with deutrium. The results show that a large, temperature-independent KIE is compatible with a tunneling reaction assisted by a promoting vibration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7755-7760
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume120
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 22 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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