J. Mol. Struct. 1056-1057, 209-215 (2014)

DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2013.10.040

A theoretical study of the structure and protonation of Palbociclib (PD 0332991)

The geometry, protonation and chemical shifts of the important new drug, Palbociclib (8-cyclopentyl-6-ethanoyl-5-methyl-2-(5-(piperazin-1-yl)pyridin-2-ylamino)pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidin-7(8H)-one), have been studied theoretically. The conclusion is that in the active site of its target enzyme, Palbociclib exists as a cation protonated on the nitrogen atom of the pyridine ring. The tautomerism of the neutral form in solution has also been determined indicating that it is a mixture of two imino tautomers in fast equilibrium.