Cross-correlated relaxation between H1′ chemical shift anisotropy and H1′ - H2′ dipolar relaxation mechanisms in ribonucleosides: Application to the characterization of their anomeric configuration
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Cross-correlated nuclear spin relaxation between 1H chemical shift anisotropy (CSA) and 1H-1H dipolar relaxation mechanisms in ribonucleosides in solution phase are observed and used to identify their anomeric configuration. Only alpha-ribonucleosides showed the presence of cross-correlated spin relaxation through differential spin-lattice relaxation (T1) of the H1' doublet. Dependence of the magnitude and the orientation of the H1' CSA tensor values on the glycosidic torsion angle and the fast time-scale internal motions present in the ribose moiety play a significant role in the characterization of the anomeric configuration of the nucleosides via cross-correlated relaxation.