Diiron complexes of 1,8-naphthyridine-based dinucleating ligands as models for hemerythrin

Journal article


Research Areas

No matching items found.

Publication Details

Author list: He C, Barrios AM, Lee D, Kuzelka J, Davydov RM, Lippard SJ
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Publication year: 2000
Volume number: 122
Issue number: 51
Start page: 12683
End page: 12690
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 0002-7863
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


The hydroxo-bridged diiron(II) compounds [Fe-2(BPEAN)(mu -OH)(OTf)](OTf)(2) (1) and [Fe-2(BEPEAN)(mu -OH)](OTf)(3) (2) were prepared by using 1,8-naphthyridine-based dinucleating ligands BPEAN and BEPEAN, where BPEAN = 2,7-bis{bis[2-(2-pyridyl)ethyl]aminomethyl}-1,8-naphthyridine and BEPEAN 2,7-bis(bis[2-(2-(5-ethyl)pyridyl)ethyl] When compound 2 was treated with excess 30% aqueous H2O2 in acetonitrile at -40 degreesC, a red-brown species (3) was produced. The UV-vis spectrum of 3 exhibited an absorption maximum at 505 nm (epsilon = 1500 M-1 cm(-1)), close to that observed for oxyHr. Resonance Raman experiments revealed an isotope-sensitive O-O stretching band at 858 cm(-1). When a mixture of I:1 H2O2/D2O2 (25% in 1:1 H2O/D2O) was used to generate 3, a broader Raman band centered at 870 cm(-1) appeared, indicating the peroxide group to be protonated. The H-1 ENDOR spectrum of 3, cryoreduced to the diiron(II,III) state, showed a signal with A approximate to 12 MHz that disappeared when D2O2 in D2O was used to generate 3, providing further evidence fur the presence of a hydroperoxide ligand bound to iron. The EPR spectrum of the cryoreduced sample revealed that 3 has a (mu -oxo)diiron(III) core, a conclusion supported by Mossbauer spectroscopy. The Mossbauer spectrum exhibited the unusual quadrupole splitting values that are characteristic of the diiron(III) center of oxyHr. Thus, all spectroscopic properties of 3 are consistent with it being a hydroperoxo-bound (mu -oxo)diiron(III) complex. The hydroperoxide ligand is more resistant, to deprotonation than in mononuclear iron(III) analogues, which may reflect the presence of a hydrogen bond between the hydroperoxide and bridging oxide groups. At room temperature, acetonitrile/water solutions of 3 decayed to iron(II) species, releasing the iron-bound hydroperoxide group to form O-2.


No matching items found.


No matching items found.

Last updated on 2019-23-08 at 11:15