Oxo−Molybdenum(VI,V,IV) Complexes of the Facially Coordinating Tris(mercaptoimidazolyl)borate Ligand: Synthesis, Characterization, and Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactivity
datasetposted on 2007-06-25, 00:00 authored by Ba L. Tran, Carl J. Carrano
A series of monooxo−Mo(IV,V) and dioxo−Mo(VI) complexes of the “soft” tripodal ligand, sodium tris(mercaptoimidazolyl)borate (NaTmMe), have been synthesized as potential oxygen atom transfer (OAT) models for sulfite oxidase. Complexes have been characterized by X-ray crystallography, cyclic voltammetry, and EPR, where appropriate. Oxygen atom transfer kinetics of TmMeMoO2Cl, both stoichiometric and catalytic, have been studied by a combination of UV−vis and 31P NMR spectroscopies under a variety of conditions. OAT rates are consistent with previously established relationships between redox potential/reactivity and mechanistic studies. The analysis of these complexes as potential structural and functional analogues of relevance to molybdoenzymes is further discussed.
Read the peer-reviewed publication
UVFaciallyseriesmolybdoenzymeEPRtripodalMoO 2 ClvarietycrystallographytrisLigandligandOxygen Atom Transfer ReactivitymonooxoanaloguecomplexNaTmrelevancecyclic voltammetrySynthesisulfite oxidaseredoxOAT ratesrelationshipCoordinatingcombinationstoichiometricComplexeOxoOxygen atom transfer kinetics31 P NMR spectroscopiesdioxoCharacterizationsodiumanalysisTmoxygen atom transfermodelTris