Non-symmetric Dinucleating Ligands for Oxidation Catalysts Templates for Realistic Dinuclear Metalloenzyme Mimics

M. Lubben, Auke Meetsma, Bernard Feringa

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One of the most striking features in many dinuclear metalloenzymes is the different coordination environments for the two metal centers. Nevertheless most of the reported enzyme mimics which are small molecule analogues for the active sites of these complicated enzymes, are based on symmetric dinucleating ligands. These ligands generally result in the formation of dinuclear coordination complexes with identical coordination environments for the metal centers. However, a limited number of non-symmetric dinuclear complexes is known to be formed by spontaneous self-assembly in solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEPRINTS-BOOK-TITLE
PublisherUniversity of Groningen, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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