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He, JJ; Li, X; Silva, GTM; Quina, FH; Aquino, AJA.
(2019): Quantum Chemical Investigation of the Intramolecular Copigmentation Complex of an Acylated Anthocyanin
J BRAZIL CHEM SOC. 2019; 30(3): 492-498. FullText FullText_BOKU

Anthocyanins are the natural plant pigments responsible for most of the red, blue and purple colors of flowers and fruit. One method of stabilization of the color of anthocyanins in nature is intramolecular copigmentation, in which a copigment molecule covalently attached to one of the sugar residues complexes with the anthocyanin cation chromophore. In the present work, two quantum chemical methodologies, time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) and second-order algebraic diagrammatic construction (ADC(2)), were employed to predict the absorption spectra in vacuum and conductor-like screening model (COSMO) water of a natural anthocyanin containing an ester of coumaric acid (copigment) bound to the sugar residue of a cyanidin chromophore. ADC(2) in water adequately reproduces the experimental spectra with and without intramolecular copigmentation, pointing to this theoretical technique as a promising approach for predicting the spectroscopic properties of natural (and nature-inspired) dyes and pigments.
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