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Journal of inorganic biochemistry

Structural correlation of catecholase-like activities of oxy-bridged dinuclear copper(II) complexes.


PMID 11374579

Abstract

Eight oxy-bridged dinuclear copper(II) complexes with catecholase-like sites, [Cu(L1)X]2 (HL1 = 1-diethylaminopropan-2-ol, X=N3- 1, NCO- 2, and NO2- 3), [Cu(L2)X]2 (HL2=N-ethylsalicylaldimine, X=NO3- 4, Cl- 5, N3- 6, NCS- 7), and [Cu(L3)]2(ClO4)2, 8 (HL3=N-(salicylidene)-N'-(2-pyridylaldene)propanediamine) have been prepared and characterized. The single crystal X-ray analysis show that the structures of complexes 6 and 8 are dimeric with two adjacent copper(II) atoms bridged by pairs of micro-oxy atoms from the L2 and L3 ligands. Magnetic susceptibility measurements in the temperature range 4-300 K indicate significant antiferromagnetic coupling for 4, 5 and 7 and ferromagnetic coupling for 6 between the copper(II) atoms. The catecholase activity of complexes for the oxidation of 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol by O2 was studied and it was found that the complexes with the bond distance of Cu(II)...Cu(II) located at 2.9-3.0 A show higher catecholase activity.

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