Isolated Neutral Peptides

  • Eric GloaguenEmail author
  • Michel MonsEmail author
Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 364)


This chapter examines the structural characterisation of isolated neutral amino-acids and peptides. After a presentation of the experimental and theoretical state-of-the-art in the field, a review of the major structures and shaping interactions is presented. Special focus is made on conformationally-resolved studies which enable one to go beyond simple structural characterisation; probing flexibility and excited-state photophysics are given as examples of promising future directions.


Amide Amino-acid Backbone-side chain interactions Conformation-selective IR spectroscopy Gas phase laser spectroscopy Hydrates Secondary structures Supersonic expansion 





Aminoisobutyric acid






Conical intersection


Charge transfer


Density functional theory




Free electron laser


Fourier transform infrared




Locally excited




Non-covalent interactions


Optical parametric oscillator


Potential energy surface




Stimulated emission pumping




Vacuum ultraviolet




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  1. 1.CNRS, INC and INP, Lab. Francis PerrinGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.CEA, IRAMIS, Laboratoire Interactions, Dynamique et LasersGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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