Structural characteristics and spectral behaviours of the preferred conformation of a cyclic pentapeptide, cycloaspeptide G from Cordyceps-colonising fungus Isoria farinose
The density functional theory (DFT) is exploited to search the stable conformations of a cyclic pentapeptide called cycloaspeptide G from Cordyceps-colonising fungus Isoria farinose. Its time-dependent version is employed to describe the profiles of electronic circular dichroism (ECD) of the preferred conformation, where the solvent effect in methanol is taken into account on the basis of the polarisable continuum model computation. Four stable conformers are optimised, and the results of the harmonically vibrational frequency calculations illustrate that they are the true minima. In the vibrational CD spectrum at the B3LYP/6-31G* level, the negative peak at 3334 cm-1 has its origin of the NH stretches of the peptide ring. In the ECD spectrum at the B3LYP/6-31G* level, three strong bands are negative, positive, and negative. Since the ECD spectrum at the B3LYP/6-31G* level is remarkably different from that at the B3LYP/6-31G level, it is necessary for the expended functions to be added to the 6-31G basis set.