The pK(a) values of 6-fluoro-4,8-diazadodecane-1,12-diamine (6-fluorospermine) (1), 6,6-difluoro-4,8-diazadodecane-1,12-diamine (6,6-difluorospermine) (2), 6-fluoro-4-azaoctane-1,8-diamine (6-fluorospermidine) (3) and 6,6-difluoro-4-azaoctane-1,8-diamine (6,6-difluorospermidine) (4) in D2O solution have been determined at 40degreesC from C-13 NMR chemical shifts data using the new computer program HypNMR2000. The enthalpies of protonation of compounds 1-4 and the parent amines spermine (5) and spermidine (6) have been determined from microcalorimetric titration data. The values of DeltaHdegrees were used to derive basicity constants relative to 25degreesC. The NMR data have been analysed by two different methods to obtain information on the protonation sequence in the polyamines 1-5. The protonation sequence for spermine is related to its biological activity.
Determination of protonation constants of some fluorinated polyamines by means of C-13 NMR data processed by the new computer program HypNMR2000. Protonation sequence in polyamines / Frassineti, Chiara; L., Alderighi; P., Gans; A., Sabatini; A., Vacca; S., Ghelli. - In: ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1618-2642. - STAMPA. - 376:(2003), pp. 1041-1052.