Optical properties of wine pigments: theoretical guidelines with new methodological perspectives
2015 (English)In: Tetrahedron, ISSN 0040-4020, E-ISSN 1464-5416, Vol. 71, no 20, 3079-3088 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Wine pigmentation results from the complex chemistry of anthocyanins. Their flavylium cation form is stabilized either by chemical transformation occurring during wine aging (e.g., pyranoanthocyanin formation), or by the formation of non-covalent complexes with (phenolic) copigments. Molecular modeling (quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics) is more and more adapted to understand wine chemistry and pigmentation. The constant developments of theoretical methodologies might get non-specialists easily lost. This manuscript is a review of the theoretical studies dedicated to the field of wine pigments, showing conformational analysis, energetics of the various forms, pigment/copigment (non-)covalent association, and charge transfer excited states. QM/MM calculations are newly performed here, which improve solvent description. The conclusion is a comprehensive guideline for an accurate prediction of light absorption by wine pigments and all related supramolecular processes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2015. Vol. 71, no 20, 3079-3088 p.
Wine pigments; Anthocyanins; Quantum chemistry; DispersiveandRSH (TD)-DFT; Copigmentation; Molecular dynamics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118853DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.10.046ISI: 000354147400016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-118853DiVA: diva2:818091
Funding Agencies|Czech Science Foundation [P208/12/G016]; Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations European Regional Development Fund [CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0058]; Barrande Project [7AMB12FRO26]; Operational Program Education for Competitiveness European Social Fund [CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0058]; Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO) [C1Q2011-27317]; Swedish eScience Research Center (SeRC)2015-06-082015-06-042015-06-08