Quantum-chemical properties of L-carnitine

1Kazakova, OO, 2Syrovaya, GO, 3Chekman, IS, 3Zahorodnyi, MI, 2Chalenko, NM
1O. O. Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv
2Kharkiv National Medical University
3O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv
Dopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr. 2017, 7:64-68
Section: Chemistry
Language: Ukrainian

The distributions of charges and the electrostatic and hydrophobic potentials are analyzed, and the basic reaction centers of a molecule of L-carnitine are revealed. A large dipole moment and the variety of functional groups of the molecule evidence about a possibility of its interaction with polar and nonpolar structures of biomembranes.

Keywords: functional groups, L-carnitine, quantum-chemical properties
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