Is there anyway I can estimate pKa without doing titration? My compounds will aggregate when they are close to their pKa values. I have attached file of my compound with this message. But if you cannot see it, they are perylene derivatives with the sidechains. I may just want to know the pKa of the side chains. I wonder about the pKa of the tris side chain and the piperidine side chain. Does anyone know the Pka of N-alkyl piperidine?
I have calculated the pKa of the side chains.
P-GLU : pKa of carboxyl groups : 3.24, 3.70, 4.10, 4.50;
P-HIS: pKa of carboxyl groups : 3.40, 4.0;
pKa of pyrrolydine nitrogens: 6.83 (base) 6.23 (base),
12.64(acid) , 13.24 (acid);
PIPER : pKa of tert. amines: 8.1, 8.70;
P-TRIS: pKa of amines: 3.67, 4.27, 9.17, 9.59, 9.95, 10.37
You can try pKa calculator at this site:
Thank you for your help. When I got the message the other day, I tried to find a reply botton and I could not. I wonder whether because I was a guest then. I have just signed up for academics package. Anyway, the other day I posted a wrong structure of P-HIS. I have tried to go to the site you suggested but I just don't know how to begin. Do I have to download software from somewhere? I have attach the right structure this time, I will be really grateful if you may calculate it for me.
By the way, I am writing a research article right now. I'll actually use the calculation from you to interpret my data. What is the appropriate way to quote your software?
Wirote Tuntiwechapikul, Ph.D.
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