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Low-Potential Cyclometalated Osmium(II) Mediators of Glucose Oxidase

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posted on 24.09.2003 by Alexander D. Ryabov, Valentin S. Soukharev, Larissa Alexandrova, Ronan Le Lagadec, Michel Pfeffer
The osma(II)cycles [Os(phpy)(LL)2]PF6 (LL = 1,10-phen (3a) and 4,4‘-Me2-2,2‘-bpy (3b)) are made from [(η6-C6H6)Os(μ-Cl)Cl]2 (1) either via transmetalation using the [Hg(phpy)2] organomercurial in MeOH or via the sp2-C−H bond cleavage of 2-phenylpyridine (phpyH) in MeCN to afford [(η6-C6H6)Os(phpy)Cl] or [(η6-C6H6)Os(phpy)(MeCN)]PF6, respectively. The latter two react cleanly with LL to give 3a and 3b, the MII/III redox potentials of which equal 30 and −100 mV (vs Ag/AgCl), respectively. The electrochemically made OsIII species oxidize rapidly reduced glucose oxidase. The second-order rate constant equals 1.1 × 107 M-1 s-1 for 3a at 25 °C, pH 7.