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Prediction of Thermodynamic and Structural Properties of Sulfamerazine and Sulfamethazine in Water Using DFT and ab Initio Methods


Neda Hazhir, Farhoush Kiani, Hasan Tahermansouri, Azade Ghorbani-Hasan Saraei, Fardad Koohyar*

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Journal of the Mexican Chemical Society, 62(1), 2018 (ISI)
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The acid-ionization constant (pKa) is an important physico-chemical property of molecules. In this research work, the ab initio and density functional theory (DFT) methods, in combination with the polarized continuum model (PCM), were used to calculate the acid-ionization constant of sulfamethazine (SMZ) and sulfamerazine (SMR) solved in water. For these molecules, the calculated pKa value is in relatively good agreement with the experimental one. Also, in these calculations some structural properties such as dihedral angle between the indicated atoms: D, bond lengths between the indicated atoms: d, Bohr radius: a˳, intermolecular hydrogen bond: IHB, and total atomic charge: au have been determined. These data can be used in nano drug modeling of sulfamethazine and sulfamerazine.