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  1. Binding kinetics of membrane-anchored receptors and ligands: Molecular dynamics simulations and theory.

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    Hu, Jinglei; Xu, Guang-Kui; Lipowsky, Reinhard; Weikl, Thomas R

    2015-12-28

    The adhesion of biological membranes is mediated by the binding of membrane-anchored receptor and ligand proteins. Central questions are how the binding kinetics of these proteins is affected by the membranes and by the membrane anchoring of the proteins. In this article, we (i) present detailed data for the binding of membrane-anchored proteins from coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations and (ii) provide a theory that describes how the binding kinetics depends on the average separation and thermal roughness of the adhering membranes and on the anchoring, lengths, and length variations of the proteins. An important element of our theory is the tilt of bound receptor-ligand complexes and transition-state complexes relative to the membrane normals. This tilt results from an interplay of the anchoring energy and rotational entropy of the complexes and facilitates the formation of receptor-ligand bonds at membrane separations smaller than the preferred separation for binding. In our simulations, we have considered both lipid-anchored and transmembrane receptor and ligand proteins. We find that the binding equilibrium constant and binding on-rate constant of lipid-anchored proteins are considerably smaller than the binding constant and on-rate constant of rigid transmembrane proteins with identical binding domains. PMID:26723622

  2. Binding kinetics of membrane-anchored receptors and ligands: Molecular dynamics simulations and theory

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    Hu, Jinglei; Xu, Guang-Kui; Lipowsky, Reinhard; Weikl, Thomas R.

    2015-12-01

    The adhesion of biological membranes is mediated by the binding of membrane-anchored receptor and ligand proteins. Central questions are how the binding kinetics of these proteins is affected by the membranes and by the membrane anchoring of the proteins. In this article, we (i) present detailed data for the binding of membrane-anchored proteins from coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations and (ii) provide a theory that describes how the binding kinetics depends on the average separation and thermal roughness of the adhering membranes and on the anchoring, lengths, and length variations of the proteins. An important element of our theory is the tilt of bound receptor-ligand complexes and transition-state complexes relative to the membrane normals. This tilt results from an interplay of the anchoring energy and rotational entropy of the complexes and facilitates the formation of receptor-ligand bonds at membrane separations smaller than the preferred separation for binding. In our simulations, we have considered both lipid-anchored and transmembrane receptor and ligand proteins. We find that the binding equilibrium constant and binding on-rate constant of lipid-anchored proteins are considerably smaller than the binding constant and on-rate constant of rigid transmembrane proteins with identical binding domains.

  3. Cobalt and nickel macrocycles anchored to nanocrystalline titanium dioxide thin films: Sensitization, catalysis, and ligand association

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    Achey, Darren Craig

    The global demand for renewable, clean electricity and fuel has compelled efforts to utilize the immense power incident upon the Earth from the Sun. Photovoltaic systems could power the planet's electrical demands with only moderate efficiencies. However, mitigation of fossil fuels used for transportation and night-time electricity requires the storage of photon energy, for example, in the form of chemical bonds. Mesoporous, nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films provide a manifold for anchoring molecular species that absorb and utilize photons to catalyze fuel-generating reactions. The overarching theme of this thesis is to improve understanding of the semiconductor/molecule interface utilizing earth abundant first-row transition metal coordination compounds. Chapter 2 presents the non-ideal redox behavior of cobalt porphyrins anchored to semiconductor surfaces. Additionally, CoI porphyrins were utilized as photocatalysts for the 2e- reduction of organobromides to yield a CoIII-R intermediate. The cobalt-carbon bond of CoIII-R was photodissociated with visible light to yield Co II and R·. The organic radical dimerized to form R-R. Light excitation of CoI compounds was found to result in electron transfer to TiO2, Chapter 3. Cobalt porphyrins, phthalocyanines, glyoximes, and corrins were all observed to exhibit this behavior. Electron transfer was demonstrated to primarily occur via excitation into the large extinction coefficient metal-to-ligand charge transfer absorption bands of CoI complexes. Chapter 4 focuses on the unique coordination chemistry of cobalt porphyrins anchored to a TiO2 thin film. Notably, pyridine axially ligated a CoII porphyrin following excited-state electron transfer of the CoI porphyrin to the TiO2. The rate constant for recombination of an electron in the TiO2 with CoII was observed to decrease with increasing pyridine concentration, behavior attributed primarily to a negative shift of the CoII/I potential in the presence of pyridine. Finally, Chapter 5 reports a comparative study of the kinetic and thermodynamic properties of the equilibrium between a 4-coordinate, low spin and a 6-coordinate, high spin nickel porphyrin, both in solution and anchored to TiO2. The mesoporous TiO2 thin film was found to influence the enthalpy and entropy of axial ligation while also altering the dissociative activation energy of axial ligation.

  4. The Membrane-anchoring Domain of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Ligands Dictates Their Ability to Operate in Juxtacrine Mode

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    Dong, Jianying; Opresko, Lee; Chrisler, William B.; Orr, Galya; Quesenberry, Ryan D.; Lauffenburger, Douglas A.; Wiley, H S.

    2005-06-01

    All ligands of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are synthesized as membrane-anchored precursors. Previous work has suggested that some ligands, such as EGF, must be proteolytically released to be active, whereas others, such as heparin binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) can function while still anchored to the membrane (i.e., juxtacrine signaling). To explore the structural basis for these differences in ligand activity, we engineered a series of membrane-anchored ligands in which the core, receptor-binding domain of EGF was combined with different domains of both EGF and HB-EGF. We found that ligands having the N-terminal extension of EGF could not bind to the EGFR, even when released from the membrane. Ligands lacking an N-terminal extension, but possessing the membrane-anchoring domain of EGF still required proteolytic release for activity, whereas ligands with the membrane anchoring domain of HB-EGF could elicit full biological activity while still membrane anchored. Ligands containing the HB-EGF membrane anchor, but lacking an N-terminal extension, activated EGFR during their transit through the Golgi apparatus . However, cell-mixing experiments and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) studies showed that juxtacrine signaling typically occurred in trans at the cell surface, at points of cell-cell contact. Our data suggest that the membrane-anchoring domain of ligands selectively controls their ability to participate in juxtacrine signaling and thus, only a subclass of EGFR ligands can act in a juxtacrine mode.

  5. Binding constants of membrane-anchored receptors and ligands: A general theory corroborated by Monte Carlo simulations.

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    Xu, Guang-Kui; Hu, Jinglei; Lipowsky, Reinhard; Weikl, Thomas R

    2015-12-28

    Adhesion processes of biological membranes that enclose cells and cellular organelles are essential for immune responses, tissue formation, and signaling. These processes depend sensitively on the binding constant K2D of the membrane-anchored receptor and ligand proteins that mediate adhesion, which is difficult to measure in the "two-dimensional" (2D) membrane environment of the proteins. An important problem therefore is to relate K2D to the binding constant K3D of soluble variants of the receptors and ligands that lack the membrane anchors and are free to diffuse in three dimensions (3D). In this article, we present a general theory for the binding constants K2D and K3D of rather stiff proteins whose main degrees of freedom are translation and rotation, along membranes and around anchor points "in 2D," or unconstrained "in 3D." The theory generalizes previous results by describing how K2D depends both on the average separation and thermal nanoscale roughness of the apposing membranes, and on the length and anchoring flexibility of the receptors and ligands. Our theoretical results for the ratio K2D/K3D of the binding constants agree with detailed results from Monte Carlo simulations without any data fitting, which indicates that the theory captures the essential features of the "dimensionality reduction" due to membrane anchoring. In our Monte Carlo simulations, we consider a novel coarse-grained model of biomembrane adhesion in which the membranes are represented as discretized elastic surfaces, and the receptors and ligands as anchored molecules that diffuse continuously along the membranes and rotate at their anchor points. PMID:26723621

  6. Advanced Organic Ligands for Protecting Metal Nanoparticles

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    Yu, Jonathan Ka-Wing

    Organic monolayer protected metal nanoparticles have been utilized in many different fields such as catalysis, drug delivery, and sensor chemistry. However, these nanomaterials are prone to increase in size consequently losing its function at the nanoscale. The stability these nanoparticles have been a great interest of research. This thesis focuses on the synthesis of a novel cross-linkable ligand for the protection of metal nanoparticles. Chapter 1 reviews key concepts of nanoparticles, its usefulness in applications, some of the stabilizing strategies employed, and the scope of the thesis project. Chapter 2 describes the synthetic attempts and optimization of the novel cross-linkable ligand. In addition, its characterization data is also included. Section 2.8 also highlights another fully synthesized novel hydrophobic ligand. Chapter 3 contains the summary of the work and closing remarks. Future works is also included to describe the prospects of the synthesis of the novel ligand. Chapter 4 entails the experimental data and supplementary information.

  7. Ligand Intermediates in Metal-Catalyzed Reactions

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    Gladysz, John A.

    1999-07-31

    The longest-running goal of this project has been the synthesis, isolation, and physical chemical characterization of homogeneous transition metal complexes containing ligand types believed to be intermediates in the metal-catalyzed conversion of CO/H{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, and similar raw materials to organic fuels, feedstocks, etc. In the current project period, complexes that contain unusual new types of C{sub x}(carbide) and C{sub x}O{sub y} (carbon oxide) ligands have been emphasized. A new program in homogeneous fluorous phase catalysis has been launched as described in the final report.

  8. A comparison of bioabsorbable and metallic suture anchors in a dynamically loaded, intra-articular caprine model.

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    Bottoni, Craig R; Brooks, Daniel E; DeBerardino, Thomas M; Owens, Brett D; Judson, Kurt L; Eggers, Jeffrey S; Mays, Mary Z

    2008-11-01

    Little is known about the in vivo behavior of bioabsorbable suture anchors. A goat model was used to biomechanically and histologically test bioabsorbable and metallic suture anchors in an intra-articular environment at 0, 6, and 12 weeks. Significantly greater force was required to break the bioabsorbable construct than the metallic construct at 0 and 6 weeks. Failure of the metallic anchor constructs occurred at the eyelet. Histological analysis of both bone-anchor interfaces demonstrated equally good osteointegration without evidence of osteolysis. The bioabsorbable suture anchor tested is safe for use in clinical practice without concerns for the strength of the construct or bony reaction to the material. PMID:19226088

  9. (Ligand intermediates in metal-catalyzed reactions)

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    1992-01-01

    This report consists of sections on sigma bond complexes of alkenes, a new carbon-hydrogen bond activation reaction of alkene complexes, carbon-hydrogen bond migrations in alkylidene complexes, carbon- hydrogen bond migrations in alkyne complexes, synthesis, structure and reactivity of C{sub x} complexes, synthesis and reactivity of alcohol and ether complexes, new catalysts for the epimerization of secondary alcohols; carbon-hydrogen bond activation in alkoxide complexes, pi/sigma equilibria in metal/O=CXX' complexes, and other hydrocarbon ligands; miscellaneous.(WET)

  10. Metal nanoparticles functionalized with metal-ligand covalent bonds

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    Kang, Xiongwu

    Metal-organic contact has been recognized to play important roles in regulation of optical and electronic properties of nanoparticles. In this thesis, significant efforts have been devoted into synthesis of ruthenium nanoparticles with various metal-ligand interfacial linkages and investigation of their electronic and optical properties. Ruthenium nanoparticles were prepared by the self-assembly of functional group onto bare Ru colloid surface. As to Ru-alkyne nanoparticles, the formation of a Ru-vinylidene (Ru=C=CH--R) interfacial bonding linkage was confirmed by the specific reactivity of the nanoparticles with imine derivatives and olefin at the metal-ligand interface, as manifested in NMR, photoluminescence, and electrochemical measurements. Interestingly, it was found the electronic coupling coefficient (beta)for strongly depend upon such metal-ligand interfacial bonding. Next, such metal-ligand interfacial bonding was extended to ruthenium-nitrene pi bonds on ruthenium colloids, which were investigated by XPS. The nanoparticles exhibited a 1:1 atomic ratio of nitrogen to sulfur, consistent with that of sulfonyl nitrene fragments. In addition, the nanoparticle-bound nitrene moieties behaved analogously to azo derivatives, as manifested in UV-vis and fluorescence measurements. Further testimony of the formation of Ru=N interfacial linkages was highlighted in the unique reactivity of the nanoparticles with alkenes by imido transfer. Extensive conjugation between metal-ligand interfacial bond results in remarkable intraparticle charge delocalization on Ru-alkynide nanoparticles, which was manipulated by simple chemical reduction or oxidation. Charging of extra electrons into the nanoparticle cores led to an electron-rich metal core and hence red-shift of the triple bond stretching mode, lower binding energy of sp hybridized C 1s and dimmed fluorescence of nanoparticles. Instead, chemical oxidation resulted in the opposite impacts on these properties. By taking advantage of such extensively conjugated metal-ligand bonding and effective intraparticle charge delocalization of ruthenium nanoparticles, Ru=carbene nanoparticles functionalized with multiple moieties by olefin metathesis reactions was further exploited for metal ion sensing. When the nanoparticles were co-functionalized with 1-vinylpyrene and 4-vinylbenzo-18-crown-6, upon the binding of metal ions into the crown ether cavity, the emission intensity of the nanoparticle fluorescence from the conjugation of vinylpyrene was found to diminish, with the most significant effects observed with K+ ions. In the case of ruthenium nanoparticles co-functionalized with pyrene and histidine derivative moieties through Ru=carbene pi bonds. The selective complexation of the histidine moiety with transition metal ions led to marked diminishment of the emission intensity from conjugation of pyrene. Of all the metal ions tested, the impacts were much more drastic with Pb2+ , Co2+ and Hg2+ than with Li +, K+, Rb+, Mg2+ Ca 2+ and Zn2+ ions. These were ascribed to the selective binding of 18-crown-6 to potassium ions or complexation of histidine derivative to transition metal ions, where the metal ions led to polarization of the nanoparticle core electrons to the metal surface and hence impeded intraparticle charge delocalization. Functionalization of semiconductor with metal nanoparticles could be exploited to remarkably enhance their photo catalytic performance. Before this exploration, in the last chapter, the impacts of the TiO2 nanocrystalline structure on the photocatalytic activity were then examined by using the reduction of methylene blue in water. It was found that in the presence of anatase and brookite crystalline phase, TiO2 nanotube arrays exhibited the highest photo catalytic activity. This is ascribed to synergistic coupling of the anatase and brookite crystalline domains, which led to effective charge separation upon photoirradiation.

  11. COMPLICATIONS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF METAL ANCHORS IN SHOULDER ARTHROSCOPY

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    Godinho, Glaydson Gomes; França, Flavio Oliveira; Alves Freitas, José Marcio; Aguiar, Paulo Nascimento; de Carvalho Leite, Marcelo

    2015-01-01

    To identify the complications concerning the use of metal anchors in shoulder arthroscopic procedures. Methods: 28 shoulders of 28 patients (23 male and 5 female) have been re-operated in the period between December 1997 and August 2007, at Hospital Ortopédico, Belo Horizonte Hospital and Military Police Hospital in Belo Horizonte, MG, as a result of complications such as loose anchors and prominent anchors. The primary surgeries intended to treat 20 anterior traumatic instabilities (71.5%), one posterior instability (3.5%), one slap injury (3.5%), six procedures for treating injuries on the rotator cuff (21.5%). We used the X-ray classification suggested by Samilson and Prieto and Outerbridge arthroscopic classification for assessing patients' degree of arthrosis. All patients were evaluated by the UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) index criteria. Results: In all patients, arthroscopic reviews were made. In two cases, after anchors removal, clinical signs of instability were seen, leading to the decision of providing open stabilization by Latarjet-Patte technique. Conclusion: the complications with metallic-suture anchors result from inappropriate surgical techniques applied in arthroscopy.

  12. Use of tetradentate monoanionic ligands for stabilizing reactive metal complexes.

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    Chomitz, Wayne A; Arnold, John

    2009-01-01

    Ligand scaffolding: The chemist's ability to choose from a wide range of supporting ligands is an important factor in designing new metal complexes. The introduction of new ligand scaffolds with different donor types and coordination numbers allows for the expansion of reaction chemistry at metal centers. This article surveys the use of the tetradentate monoanionic (TMDA) ligands (shown here) with main-group, transition-metal, and f-block elements. Supporting ligand design has played a vital role in the development of coordination and organometallic chemistry. A myriad of ligands with varying charge, donor-type, and denticity have been explored in this realm. A ligand type that has garnered recent attention involves a tetradentate monoanionic (TDMA) framework. TDMA ligands have been used with p-, d-, and f-block elements to form an array of interesting new complexes with applications ranging from bioinorganic chemistry to catalysis. Complexes incorporating TDMA ligands have been shown to stabilize reactive low-valent and cationic species. Functionalized beta-diiminato and TACN derivatives as well as tripodal ligands featuring both hard sigma-donors as well as "mixed-donors" are covered in this review. The synthetic challenges associated with the implementation of each ligand set are discussed. PMID:19160435

  13. DE NOVO DESIGN OF LIGANDS FOR METAL SEPARATION

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    This application focuses on the development of appropriate computation tools and parameters for the de novo design of selective metal ligands. We have developed a successful suite of tools for computer-aided design of ligands for receptors of known three-dimensional structure (st...

  14. How to Compute Labile Metal-Ligand Equilibria

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    de Levie, Robert

    2007-01-01

    The different methods used for computing labile metal-ligand complexes, which are suitable for an iterative computer solution, are illustrated. The ligand function has allowed students to relegate otherwise tedious iterations to a computer, while retaining complete control over what is calculated.

  15. Cr-Cr Quintuple Bonds: Ligand Topology and Interplay Between Metal-Metal and Metal-Ligand Bonding.

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    Falceto, Andrs; Theopold, Klaus H; Alvarez, Santiago

    2015-11-16

    Chromium-chromium quintuple bonds seem to be approaching the lower limit for their bond distances, and this computational density functional theory study tries to explore the geometrical and electronic factors that determine that distance and to find ways to fine-tune it via the ligand choice. While for monodentate ligands the Cr-Cr distance is predicted to shorten as the Cr-Cr-L bond angle increases, with bridging bidentate ligands the trend is the opposite, since those ligands with a larger number of spacers between the donor atoms favor larger bond angles and longer bond distances. Compared to Cr-Cr quadruple bonds, the quintuple bonding in Cr2L2 compounds (with L a bridging bidentate N-donor ligand) involves a sophisticated mechanism that comprises a positive pyramidality effect for the ? and one ? bond, but a negative effect for one of the ? bonds. Moreover, the shorter Cr-Cr distances produce a mismatch of the bridging ligand lone pairs and the metal acceptor orbitals, which results in a negative correlation of the Cr-Cr and Cr-N bond distances in both experimental and calculated structures. PMID:26502158

  16. Heterophase ligand exchange and metal transfer between monolayer protected clusters.

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    Song, Yang; Huang, Tao; Murray, Royce W

    2003-09-24

    This paper describes reactions in which ligands are exchanged and metals are transferred between monolayer-protected metal clusters (MPCs) that are in different phases (heterophase exchange) or are in the same phase. For example, contact of toluene solutions of alkanethiolate-coated gold MPCs with aqueous solutions of tiopronin-coated gold MPCs yields toluene-phase MPCs that have some tiopronin ligands and aqueous-phase MPCs that have some alkanethiolate ligands. In a second example, heterophase transfer reactions occur between toluene solutions of alkanethiolate-coated gold MPCs and aqueous solutions of tiopronin-coated silver MPCs, in which tiopronin ligands are transferred to the former and gold metal to the latter phase. These ligand and metal exchange reactions are inhibited when conducted under N(2). The results implicate participation of an oxidized form of Au (such as a Au(I) thiolate, Au(I)-SR) as both a ligand and metal carrier in the exchange reactions. Au(I)-SR is demonstrated to be an exchange catalyst. PMID:13129374

  17. Ammonia formation by metal-ligand cooperative hydrogenolysis of a nitrido ligand

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    Askevold, Bjorn; Nieto, Jorge Torres; Tussupbayev, Samat; Diefenbach, Martin; Herdtweck, Eberhardt; Holthausen, Max C.; Schneider, Sven

    2011-07-01

    Bioinspired hydrogenation of N2 to ammonia at ambient conditions by stepwise nitrogen protonation/reduction with metal complexes in solution has experienced remarkable progress. In contrast, the highly desirable direct hydrogenation with H2 remains difficult. In analogy to the heterogeneously catalysed Haber-Bosch process, such a reaction is conceivable via metal-centred N2 splitting and unprecedented hydrogenolysis of the nitrido ligands to ammonia. We report the synthesis of a ruthenium(IV) nitrido complex. The high nucleophilicity of the nitrido ligand is demonstrated by unusual N-C coupling with π-acidic CO. Furthermore, the terminal nitrido ligand undergoes facile hydrogenolysis with H2 at ambient conditions to produce ammonia in high yield. Kinetic and quantum chemical examinations of this reaction suggest cooperative behaviour of a phosphorus-nitrogen-phosphorus pincer ligand in rate-determining heterolytic hydrogen splitting.

  18. Synthesis of new copper nanoparticle-decorated anchored type ligands: applications as non-enzymatic electrochemical sensors for hydrogen peroxide.

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    Ensafi, Ali A; Zandi-Atashbar, N; Ghiaci, M; Taghizadeh, M; Rezaei, B

    2015-02-01

    In this work, copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) decorated on two new anchored type ligands were utilized to prepare two electrochemical sensors. These ligands are made from bonding amine chains to silica support including SiO2-pro-NH2 (compound I) and SiO2-pro-NH-cyanuric-NH2 (compound II). The morphology of synthesized CuNPs was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The nano-particles were in the range of 13-37 nm with the average size of 23 nm. These materials were used to modify carbon paste electrode. Different electrochemical techniques, including cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and hydrodynamic chronoamperometry, were used to study the sensor behavior. These electrochemical sensors were used as a model for non-enzymatic detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). To evaluate the abilities of the modified electrodes for H2O2 detection, the electrochemical signals were compared in the absence and presence of H2O2. From them, two modified electrodes showed significant responses vs. H2O2 addition. The amperograms illustrated that the sensors were selective for H2O2 sensing with linear ranges of 5.14-1250 ?mol L(-1) and 1.14-1120 ?mol L(-1) with detection limits of 0.85 and 0.27 ?mol L(-1) H2O2, sensitivities of 3545 and 11,293 ?A mmol(-1)L and with response times less than 5s for I/CPE and II/CPE, respectively. As further verification of the selected sensor, H2O2 contained in milk sample was analyzed and the obtained results were comparable with the ones from classical control titration method. PMID:25492200

  19. Structure-Assisted Functional Anchor Implantation in Robust Metal-Organic Frameworks with Ultra large Pores

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    Park, J; Feng, DW; Zhou, HC

    2015-02-04

    A facile functionalization assisted by the structural attributes of PCN-333 has been studied while maintaining the integrity of the parent MOF including ultralarge pores, chemical robustness, and crystallinity. Herein we thoroughly analyzed ligand exchange phenomena in PCN-333 and demonstrate that the extent of exchange can be tailored by varying the exchange conditions as potential applications may require. Through this method a variety of functional groups are incorporated into PCN-333. To further show the capabilities of this system introduction of a BODIPY fluorophore as a secondary functionality was performed to the functionalized framework via a click reaction. We anticipate the PCN-333 with functional anchor can serve as a stable platform for further chemistry to be explored in future applications

  20. Chemodynamics of aquatic metal complexes: from small ligands to colloids.

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    Van Leeuwen, Herman P; Buffle, Jacques

    2009-10-01

    Recent progress in understanding the formation/dissociation kinetics of aquatic metal complexes with complexants in different size ranges is evaluated and put in perspective, with suggestions for further studies. The elementary steps in the Eigen mechanism, i.e., diffusion and dehydration of the metal ion, are reviewed and further developed. The (de)protonation of both the ligand and the coordinating metal ion is reconsidered in terms of the consequences for dehydration rates and stabilities of the various outer-sphere complexes. In the nanoparticulate size range, special attention is given to the case of fulvic ligands, for which the impact of electrostatic interactions is especially large. In complexation with colloidal ligands (hard, soft, and combination thereof) the diffusive transport of metal ions is generally a slower step than in the case of complexation with small ligands in a homogeneous solution. The ensuing consequences for the chemodynamics of colloidal complexes are discussed in detail and placed in a generic framework, encompassing the complete range of ligand sizes. PMID:19848119

  1. A Modified Metallic Coil Embolization Technique for Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations Using Coil Anchors and Occlusion Balloon Catheters

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    Mori, Kensaku Shiigai, Masanari; Saida, Tsukasa; Anno, Izumi; Wada, Mitsuyoshi; Minami, Manabu

    2008-05-15

    Purpose. To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a modified metallic coil embolization technique for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) using coil anchors and occlusion balloon catheters. Methods. Five consecutive female patients with 6 PAVMs were included in the present study. One of the 6 PAVMs was of the complex type with four feeding arteries. An occlusion balloon catheter was inserted into the feeding artery as close to the venous sac as possible. The coil anchor, which was a simple W-shaped bent stainless steel wire with two markers at each end, was deployed prior to embolization to prevent the systemic migration of embolic materials. Then, metallic coils were deployed around the coil anchors under inflow stoppage using the inflated occlusion balloon catheter. In the complex-type PAVM, the main feeder was occluded by this technique and the other three small feeders were embolized with metallic coils only. Results. In all 5 cases, occlusion balloon catheters could be inserted into the feeding arteries just proximal to the venous sacs, coil anchors were easily deployed, and complete occlusion was achieved without any migration of metallic coils or paradoxical embolism during the procedure. Conclusions. The modified metallic coil embolization technique with coil anchors and occlusion balloon catheters was feasible and considered to be useful in preventing procedure-related complications.

  2. Multidentate oligomeric ligands to enhance the biocompatibility of iron oxide and other metal nanoparticles

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    Wang, Wentao; Palui, Goutam; Ji, Xin; Aldeek, Fadi; Mattoussi, Hedi

    2014-03-01

    We prepared a set of multi-coordinating and reactive amphiphilic polymer ligands and used them for surface-functionalizing magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. The amphiphilic oligomers were prepared by coupling (via one step nucleophilic addition) several dopamine anchoring groups, polyethylene glycol moieties and reactive groups onto a poly(isobutylene-alt-maleic anhydride) chain. The availability of several anchoring groups in the same ligand greatly enhances the ligand affinity to the nanoparticle surfaces, via multiplecoordination, while the hydrophilic and reactive groups promote colloidal stability in buffer media and allow subsequent conjugation to target biomolecules. The hydrophilic nanoparticles capped with these polymers maintain compact size and exhibit great long term colloidal stability.

  3. Focusing of alkali earth metals in ligand step gradient.

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    Siperov, Elika; Glovinov, Elika; Budilov, Jana; Pospchal, Jan

    2011-05-20

    A capillary electroseparation technique for focusing and selective pre-concentration of metal chelates with subsequent on-line isotachophoresis (ITP) analysis was developed and verified. The ions of alkali earth metals (Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba) were pre-concentrated from the mixture and analyzed. The focusing of the metals was carried out in a ligand step gradient, which was created by the addition of a convenient ligand agent to the regular stationary pH step gradient. The analytical procedure consisted of three steps. During the first step, the metal ions were electrokinetically continuously dosed into the column where they were selectively trapped on the stationary ligand step gradient in the form of unmoving zones of chelate complexes with effectively zero charge. After a detectable amount of analyte was accumulated, the dosing was stopped. The accumulated zones were mobilized to the analytical column, where they were analyzed by the ITP method with conductivity or photometric detection. The proper electrolyte systems for dosing, mobilizing, and analyzing in isoelectric focusing (IEF), moving boundary electrophoresis (MBE), and ITP modes were consequently developed and put into practice. The trapping selectivity can be regulated by the choice of pH and convenient complexing agents. A mixture of alkali earth metals were used as model analytes. Using a 3000 s dosing time, the proposed method improved the detection limit by 5-29 times in comparison to analysis by ITP with classical injection. PMID:21477804

  4. Surface anchored metal-organic frameworks as stimulus responsive antifouling coatings.

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    Sancet, Maria Pilar Arpa; Hanke, Maximilian; Wang, Zhengbang; Bauer, Stella; Azucena, Carlos; Arslan, Hasan K; Heinle, Marita; Gliemann, Hartmut; Wöll, Christof; Rosenhahn, Axel

    2013-12-01

    Surface-anchored, crystalline and oriented metal organic frameworks (SURMOFs) have huge potential for biological applications due to their well-defined and highly-porous structure. In this work we describe a MOF-based, fully autonomous system, which combines sensing, a specific response, and the release of an antimicrobial agent. The Cu-containing SURMOF, Cu-SURMOF 2, is stable in artificial seawater and shows stimulus-responsive anti-fouling properties against marine bacteria. When Cobetia marina adheres on the SURMOF, the framework's response is lethal to the adhering microorganism. A thorough analysis reveals that this response is induced by agents secreted from the microbes after adhesion to the substrate, and includes a release of Cu ions resulting from a degradation of the SURMOF. The stimulus-responsive antifouling effect of Cu-SURMOF 2 demonstrates the first application of Cu-SURMOF 2 as autonomous system with great potential for further microbiological and cell culture applications. PMID:24706148

  5. Adsorbate-Induced Anchoring Transitions of Liquid Crystals on Surfaces Presenting Metal Salts with Mixed Anions

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    Hunter, Jacob T.; Abbott, Nicholas L.

    2014-01-01

    We report that metal salts composed of mixtures of anions of differing coordination strength can be used to increase the sensitivity and selectivity of adsorbate-induced anchoring transitions of liquid crystals (LCs) supported on surfaces decorated with the metal salts. Specifically, the dynamics of anchoring transitions triggered by the adsorbate dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP) on surfaces of aluminum (III) salts were analyzed within the framework of a model for mass transport to reveal that the sensitivity of a nitrile-containing nematic LC to DMMP increased from 250 parts-per- billion (ppb) to 25 ppb when the composition of the (counter) anion was changed from 100% perchlorate to 90% nitrate and 10% perchlorate (by mole percent). To provide insight into these observations, Polarization-Modulation Infrared Reflectance-Absorbance Spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS) was used to show that the intensity of the absorption band in the IR spectrum corresponding to the coordinated state of the nitrile group (but not the position of the peak) decreased with increase in mole fraction of the strongly coordinating anion (nitrate) in the anion mixture, thus suggesting that the addition of the strongly coordinating anion decreased the number of coordination interactions (per unit area of the interface) but not the strength of the individual coordination interactions between the metal cation and the LC. We also measured the incorporation of the nitrate anion into the metal salt to decrease the effect of humidity on the dynamic response of the LC to DMMP, a result that is consistent with weaker interactions between the nitrate anion and water as compared to the perchlorate anion and water. Finally, the bidentate anion acetylacetonate was measured to cause a similar increase in sensitivity to DMMP when mixed with perchlorate in a 1:1 ratio (the resulting sensitivity of the system to DMMP was 100 ppb). Overall, these results suggest that tailoring the identity of the anion represents a general and facile approach for tuning the orientational response of LCs supported on metal salts to targeted analytes. PMID:24369715

  6. Band alignment in molecular devices: Influence of anchoring group and metal work function

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    Wang, Jian-Guo; Prodan, Emil; Car, Roberto; Selloni, Annabella

    2008-06-01

    Density functional theory calculations are carried out to investigate the electronic properties of molecular junctions formed by amine- and thiol-terminated alkane monolayers sandwiched between two metal (Au, Ag) electrodes. Based on extensive analysis of molecular monolayers of varying densities, we establish a relationship between the alignment of the molecular energy levels and the interface dipoles, which shows that the band alignment (BA) in the limit of long, isolated chains is independent of the link group and can be computed from a reference system of noninteracting molecule+metal molecule metal electrodes. The main difference between the amine and thiol linkers is the effective dipole moment at the contact. This is very large, about 4.5 D, for amine linkers, leading to a strong dependence of the BA on the monolayer density and a slow convergence to the isolated molecule limit. Instead, this convergence is relatively fast for S anchors due to the very small, 0.2D , effective dipoles at the contacts.

  7. Zwitterionic Group VIII transition metal initiators supported by olefin ligands

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    Bazan, Guillermo C.; Chen, Yaofeng

    2011-10-25

    A zwitterionic Group VIII transition metal complex containing the simple and relatively small 3-(arylimino)-but-1-en-2-olato ligand that catalyzes the formation of polypropylene and high molecular weight polyethylene. A novel feature of this catalyst is that the active species is stabilized by a chelated olefin adduct. The present invention also provides methods of polymerizing olefin monomers using zwitterionic catalysts, particularly polypropylene and high molecular weight polyethylene.

  8. Electrophilic Metal Alkyl Chemistry in New Ligand Environments

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    Jordan, Richard F. University of Chicago

    2013-06-30

    The goals of this project were to design new electrophilic metal alkyl complexes and to exploit these systems in fundamental studies of olefin polymerization and other important and new catalytic reactions. A key target reaction is insertion copolymerization of olefins and polar CH2=CHX vinyl monomers such as vinyl halides and vinyl ethers. During the period covered by this report we (i) investigated the properties of ortho-alkoxy-arylphosphine ligands in Ni-based olefin polymerization catalysts, (ii) studied the synthesis of double-end-capped polyethylene using group 4 metal catalysts that contain tris-pyrazolylborate ligands, (iii) explored the ethylene insertion reactivity of group 4 metal tris-pyrazolyl-borate complexes, (iv) showed that (α-diimine)PdMe{sup +} species undergo multiple insertion of silyl vinyl ethers, (v) synthesized and explored the reactivity of base-free Ni benzyl complexes that contain ortho-phosphino-arene sulfonate ligands, (vi) established the mechanism of the reaction of vinyl chloride with (α-diimine)PdMe{sup +} catalysts, (vii) explored the role of cationic polymerization and insertion chemistry in the reactions of vinyl ethers with (α-diimine)PdMe{sup +} species, (viii) discovered a new class of self-assembled tetranuclear Pd catalysts that produce high molecular weight linear polyethylene and copolymerize ethylene and vinyl fluoride, and (ix) developed model systems that enabled investigation of cis-trans isomerization of {phosphine-sulfonate}Pd(II) complexes.

  9. Reactivity of halide and pseudohalide ligands in transition-metal complexes

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    Kukushkin, Yu.N.; Kukushkin, V.Yu.

    1985-10-01

    The experimental material on the reactions of coordinated halide ligands, as well as cyanide, azido, thiocyanato, and cyanato ligands, in transition-metal complexes has been generalized in this review.

  10. Manipulation and measurement of pH sensitive metal-ligand binding using electrochemical proton generation and metal detection.

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    Read, Tania L; Joseph, Maxim B; Macpherson, Julie V

    2016-01-21

    Generator-detector electrodes can be used to both perturb and monitor pH dependant metal-ligand binding equilibria, in situ. In particular, protons generated at the generator locally influence the speciation of metal (Cu(2+)) in the presence of ligand (triethylenetetraamine), with the detector employed to monitor, in real time, free metal (Cu(2+)) concentrations. PMID:26672981

  11. Coinage metal complexes supported by the tri- and tetraphosphine ligands.

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    Dau, Minh Thuy; Shakirova, Julia R; Karttunen, Antti J; Grachova, Elena V; Tunik, Sergey P; Melnikov, Alexey S; Pakkanen, Tapani A; Koshevoy, Igor O

    2014-05-01

    A series of tri- and tetranuclear phosphine complexes of d(10) metal ions supported by the polydentate ligands, bis(diphenylphosphinomethyl)phenylphosphine (PPP) and tris(diphenylphosphinomethyl)phosphine (PPPP), were synthesized. All the compounds under study, [AuM2(PPP)2](3+) (M = Au (1), Cu (2), Ag (3)), [M4(PPPP)2](4+) (M = Ag (4), Au (5)), [AuAg3(PPPP)2](4+) (6), and [Au2Cu2(PPPP)2(NCMe)4](4+) (7), were characterized crystallographically. The trinuclear clusters 1-3 contain a linear metal core, while in the isostructural tetranuclear complexes 4-6 the metal framework has a plane star-shaped arrangement. Cluster 7 adopts a structural motif that involves a digold unit bridged by two arms of the PPPP phosphines and decorated two spatially separated Cu(I) ions chelated by the remaining P donors. The NMR spectroscopic investigation in DMSO solution revealed the heterometallic clusters 2, 3, and 6 are stereochemically nonrigid and undergo reversible metal ions redistribution between several species, accompanied by their solvation-desolvation. The complexes 1-3 and 5-7 exhibit room temperature luminescence in the solid state (?em = 6-64%) in the spectral region from 450 to 563 nm. The phosphorescence observed originates from the triplet excited states, determined by the metal cluster-centered d?* ? p? transitions. PMID:24750114

  12. Influence of anchoring ligands and particle size on the colloidal stability and in vivo biodistribution of polyethylene glycol-coated gold nanoparticles in tumor-xenografted mice

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    Zhang, Guodong; Yang, Zhi; Lu, Wei; Zhang, Rui; Huang, Qian; Tian, Mei; Li, Li; Liang, Dong; Li, Chun

    2009-01-01

    Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-coated (pegylated) gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been proposed as drug carriers and diagnostic contrast agents. However, the impact of particle characteristics on the biodistribution and pharmacokinetics of pegylated AuNPs is not clear. We investigated the effects of PEG molecular weight, type of anchoring ligand, and particle size on the assembly properties and colloidal stability of PEG-coated AuNPs. The pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of the most stable PEG-coated AuNPs in nude mice bearing subcutaneous A431 squamous tumors were further studied using 111In-labeled AuNPs. AuNPs coated with thioctic acid (TA)-anchored PEG exhibited higher colloidal stability in phosphate-buffered saline in the presence of dithiothreitol than did AuNPs coated with monothiol-anchored PEG. AuNPs coated with high-molecular-weight (5000 Da) PEG were more stable than AuNPs coated with low-molecular-weight (2000 Da) PEG. Of the 20-nm, 40-nm, and 80-nm AuNPs coated with TA-terminated PEG5000, the 20-nm AuNPs exhibited the lowest uptake by reticuloendothelial cells and the slowest clearance from the body. Moreover, the 20-nm AuNPs coated with TA-terminated PEG5000 showed significantly higher tumor uptake and extravasation from the tumor blood vessels than did the 40- and 80-nm AuNPs. Thus, 20-nm AuNPs coated with TA-terminated PEG5000 are promising potential drug delivery vehicles and diagnostic imaging agents. PMID:19131103

  13. Surface engineered and ligand anchored nanobioconjugate: an effective therapeutic approach for oral insulin delivery in experimental diabetic rats.

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    Sharma, Rajeev; Gupta, Umesh; Garg, Neeraj K; Tyagi, Rajeev K; Jain, N K

    2015-03-01

    The present study was designed to enhance intestinal absorption of insulin by nanobioconjugate formulated with PEGylation and Concanavalin A based targeted synergistic approach. The attempts were aimed at maximizing bioavailability and therapeutic efficacy of insulin by incorporating it in Concanavalin A anchored PEGylated nanoconstructs. The Con A anchored PEGylated PLGA diblock copolymer was synthesized by modified surface functionalization method, and was then characterized by FTIR and 1H NMR spectrum analysis. The nanoparticles from synthesized polymers were prepared and characterized for mean size and distribution by laser diffraction spectroscopy. The physicochemically characterized (by SEM and TEM) formulations were evaluated for optimum particle size, polydispersity index, zeta potential and entrapment efficiency 196.34.5 nm, 0.150.04, -25.61.68 and 44.63.5% respectively. The insulin encapsulation efficiency and in vitro release were assessed by bicinchoninic protein assay (BCA). The in vitro results corroborated in vivo studies carried out in experimentally created diabetic albino rats. The nano-encapsulated insulin was discovered to meet the requirements by achieving better stability, improved absorption and enhanced oral bioavailability elucidated by in vivo and in vitro bioassays. PMID:25679489

  14. Positional isomerism makes a difference: phosphonic acid anchoring ligands with thienyl spacers in copper(i)-based dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Klein, Y Maximilian; Willgert, Markus; Prescimone, Alessandro; Constable, Edwin C; Housecroft, Catherine E

    2016-03-21

    With the aim of improving the photoconversion efficiencies of heteroleptic [Cu(Lanchor)(Lancillary)](+) dyes in n-type dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), the previously favoured anchor ((6,6'-dimethyl-[2,2'-bipyridine]-4,4'-diyl)bis(4,1-phenylene))bis(phosphonic acid) (1) has been replaced by analogues 2 and 3 containing 2-thienyl spacers between the 2,2'-bipyridine metal-binding domain and the phosphonic acid anchoring groups. The synthesis and characterization of 2 and 3 (2-thienyl spacer with phosphonic acid in the 5- and 4-positions, respectively) are reported. A stepwise, on-surface method was used to assemble [Cu(Lanchor)(Lancillary)](+) dyes onto FTO/TiO2 electrodes with Lanchor = 1, 2 or 3, and Lancillary = 6,6'-bis(trifluoromethyl)-2,2'-bipyridine (4), 6-trifluoromethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (5), 6,6'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (6), and 6-methyl-2,2'-bipyridine (7). Changing the solvent in the dye-bath from CH2Cl2 to acetone had only a small effect on the photoconversion efficiencies of [Cu(1)(4)](+), [Cu(1)(5)](+) and [Cu(1)(6)](+); the optimal dye in this series was [Cu(1)(5)](+). Comparable DSC performances were achieved by using either anchor 1 or 2, but there is improved electron injection if the phosphonic acid group is in the 4- rather than 5-position of the thienyl ring (i.e. anchor 3 is superior to 2). Similar open-circuit voltages (VOC) are achieved on going from 1 to 3 with a given Lancillary; although there is typically a gain in short-circuit current denisty (JSC) on going from 1 or 3 to 2, there is an ≈50-60 mV drop in VOC on introducing 2 as the anchor. The best photoconversion efficiencies are obtained for the dye [Cu(3)(5)](+) (η = 2.40% relative to an N719 reference of 5.76%). The conclusions reached from plots of current-density (J) against potential (V), and external quantum efficiency spectra are supported by electrochemical impedance spectroscopic measurements. PMID:26856366

  15. New possible mode of ligand-metal cooperation in PC(sp3)P pincer complexes.

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    Musa, Sanaa; Romm, Ronit; Azerraf, Clarite; Kozuch, Sebastian; Gelman, Dmitri

    2011-09-21

    Ligand-metal cooperation in iridium and platinum complexes bearing tricyclic dibenzobarrelene-based PC(sp(3))P pincer ligands is discussed. We demonstrated that the carbon-metal bond in these complexes may be efficiently cleaved and regenerated via 1,2-addition/elimination reactions. PMID:21431178

  16. Copper(ii) complexes with peptides based on the second cell binding site of fibronectin: metal coordination and ligand exchange kinetics.

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    Pizzanelli, Silvia; Forte, Claudia; Pinzino, Calogero; Magr, Antonio; La Mendola, Diego

    2016-02-01

    Copper(ii) complexes with short peptides based on the second cell binding site of fibronectin, PHSFN and PHSEN, have been characterized by potentiometric, UV-vis, CD, EPR and NMR spectroscopic methods. The histidine imidazole nitrogen is the anchoring site for the metal ion binding. Thermodynamic and spectroscopic evidence is given that the side chain oxygen donor atom of glutamyl residue in Ac-PHSEN-NH2 is also involved in the binding up to physiological pH. To determine ligand exchange kinetic parameters after the imidazole nitrogen anchoring, proton relaxation enhancement NMR data have been collected for the two hydrogen atoms of the imidazole ring in the temperature range 293-315 K at pH 5.2 and globally treated within different kinetic models for ligand exchange. The best fitting model involves two steps. In the first one, which is slow, a water molecule disengages a carbonyl or a carboxylate group coordinated to the metal ion in the complex formed by PHSFN or PHSEN, respectively. This stage is one order of magnitude slower for PHSEN, due to entropic effects. In the second step, which is fast, the complex just formed exchanges with the ligand. In this step, no appreciable differences are found for the two cases examined. PMID:26771031

  17. The role of metal ion-ligand interactions during divalent metal ion adsorption.

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    Eldridge, Daniel S; Crawford, Russell J; Harding, Ian H

    2015-09-15

    A suite of seven different divalent metal ions (Ca(II), Cd(II), Cu(II), Mg(II), Ni(II), Pb(II), Zn(II)) was adsorbed from solution onto two Fe2O3 samples, quartz SiO2 and three different amphoteric polystyrene latices (containing amine and carboxyl functional groups). For the metal oxides, a high correlation was observed between the pH at which 50% of the metal was removed from solution (pH50) and the first hydrolysis constant for the metal ion (pK1). For the polystyrene latices, a much higher correlation was observed between the pH50 and pKc (equilibrium constant describing metal-carboxyl affinity) as opposed to pK1. These observations provide evidence of a strong relationship that exists between a metal's affinity for a particular ligand in solution and for that metal ion's affinity for the same ligand present as part of an adsorbing surface. The isoelectric point of the amphoteric latex surface can be increased by decreasing the carboxyl content of the latex surface. For all 7 metal ions, this resulted in a substantial decrease, for any given pH, in adsorption. We suggest that this may be partly due to the decreased carboxyl content, but is dominantly attributable to the presence of less favorable electrostatic conditions. This, in turn, demonstrates that electrostatics play a controlling role in metal ion adsorption onto amphoteric latex surfaces and, in addition to the nature of the metal ion, also controls the pH at which adsorption takes place. PMID:26001134

  18. Phthalocyaninato Complexes with Peripheral Alkylthio Chains: Disk-like Adsorbate Species for the Vertical Anchoring of Ligands onto Gold Surfaces

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    U Siemeling; C Schirrmacher; U Glebe; C Bruhn; J Baio; L Arnadottir; D Castner; T Weidner

    2011-12-31

    Thin metalorganic films were prepared on gold by self-assembly of thioether-functionalized phthalocyaninato complexes from solution. The phthalocyaninato ligands used contain eight peripheral, {beta}-positioned, alkylthio substituents SR (1a: R = n-C{sub 8}H{sub 1}7, 1b: R = n-C{sub 12}H{sub 25}), which serve as headgroups for surface binding and promote lateral assembly, while the disk-like phthalocyaninato core offers the scope for the attachment of axial ligands to the adsorbed molecules. This process was mimicked by coordination of pyridine (Py) to [Zn(1a)] and [Zn(1b)], respectively. The crystal structures of the products [Zn(1a)(Py)] and [Zn(1b)(Py)] were determined. The crystal structures of 4,5-bis(octylthio)phthalodinitrile and 4,5-bis(dodecylthio)phthalodinitrile were also determined. The films fabricated from [Mn(1a)Cl] and [Mn(1b)Cl] on gold were characterized by XPS, ToF-SIMS and NEXAFS spectroscopy, which revealed the presence of well-defined and homogeneous self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), whose constituents are bound to the substrate by thioether-gold linkages. The orientation of the macrocycles is predominantly parallel to the surface. Strong electronic interaction of the manganese(III) centre with the substrate leads to Cl loss upon adsorption and its reduction to MnII.

  19. Phthalocyaninato complexes with peripheral alkylthio chains: disk-like adsorbate species for the vertical anchoring of ligands on gold surfaces

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    Siemeling, Ulrich; Schirrmacher, Christian; Glebe, Ulrich; Bruhn, Clemens; Baio, Joe E.; Árnadóttir, Líney; Castner, David G.; Weidner, Tobias

    2011-01-01

    Thin metalorganic films were prepared on gold by self-assembly of thioether-functionalised phthalocyaninato complexes from solution. The phthalocyaninato ligands used contain eight peripheral, β-positioned, alkylthio substituents SR (1a: R = n-C8H17, 1b: R = n-C12H25), which serve as headgroups for surface binding and promote lateral assembly, while the disk-like phthalocyaninato core offers the scope for the attachment of axial ligands to the adsorbed molecules. This process was mimicked by coordination of pyridine (Py) to [Zn(1a)] and [Zn(1b)], respectively. The crystal structures of the products [Zn(1a)(Py)] and [Zn(1b)(Py)] were determined. The crystal structures of 4,5-bis(octylthio)phthalodinitrile and 4,5-bis(dodecylthio)phthalodinitrile were also determined. The films fabricated from [Mn(1a)Cl] and [Mn(1b)Cl] on gold were characterised by XPS, ToF-SIMS and NEXAFS spectroscopy, which revealed the presence of well-defined and homogeneous self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), whose constituents are bound to the substrate by thioether–gold linkages. The orientation of the macrocycles is predominantly parallel to the surface. Strong electronic interaction of the manganese(III) centre with the substrate leads to Cl loss upon adsorption and its reduction to MnII. PMID:21857743

  20. New Proton-Ionizable, Calixarene-Based Ligands for Selective Metal Ion Separations

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    Bartsch, Richard A.

    2012-06-04

    The project objective was the discovery of new ligands for performing metal ion separations. The research effort entailed the preparation of new metal ion complexing agents and polymers and their evaluation in metal ion separation processes of solvent extraction, synthetic liquid membrane transport, and sorption. Structural variations in acyclic, cyclic, and bicyclic organic ligands were used to probe their influence upon the efficiency and selectivity with which metal ion separations can be performed. A unifying feature of the ligand structures is the presence of one (or more) side arm with a pendent acidic function. When a metal ion is complexed within the central cavity of the ligand, ionization of the side arm(s) produces the requisite anion(s) for formation of an overall electroneutral complex. This markedly enhances extraction/transport efficiency for separations in which movement of aqueous phase anions of chloride, nitrate, or sulfate into an organic medium would be required. Through systematic structural variations, new ligands have been developed for efficient and selective separations of monovalent metal ions (e.g., alkali metal, silver, and thallium cations) and of divalent metal ion species (e.g., alkaline earth metal, lead, and mercury cations). Research results obtained in these fundamental investigations provide important insight for the design and development of ligands suitable for practical metal ion separation applications.

  1. Carbene-anchored/pendent-imidazolium species as precursors to di-N-heterocyclic carbene-bridged mixed-metal complexes.

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    Zamora, Matthew T; Ferguson, Michael J; McDonald, Robert; Cowie, Martin

    2009-09-21

    Reaction of a series of linked diimidazolium dibromide salts with one-half equivalent of [Rh(mu-OAc)(COD)](2) under reflux conditions generates a series of carbene-anchored/pendent-imidazolium complexes, [RhBr(COD)((R)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth))][Br] ((Me)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth) = ethylene[(N-methyl)imidazolium][(N-methyl)imidazole-2-ylidene] and (tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth) = ethylene[(N-tert-butyl)imidazolium][(N-tert-butyl)imidazole-2-ylidene]) via deprotonation of one end of the diimidazolium salt and coordination of the resulting carbene to Rh. Reaction of these complexes with carbon monoxide or the appropriate diphosphine yields either [RhBr(CO)(2)((R)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth))][Br] (R = Me, (t)Bu) or [RhBr(P( intersection)P)((Me)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth))][Br] (P( intersection)P = Ph(2)PCH(2)PPh(2), Ph(2)PCH(2)CH(2)PPh(2), Et(2)PCH(2)PEt(2)), respectively. The resulting diphosphine complexes readily decompose in solution. A series of palladium complexes [PdI(3-n)(PR(3))(n)(L)][I](n) (n = 1,2) and [PdI(P( intersection)P)(L)][I](2) (L = (tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth), (tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth); (tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth) = methylene[(N-tert-butyl)imidazolium][(N-tert-butyl)imidazole-2-ylidene]), containing the linked NHC-imidazolium moiety, have also been prepared by reacting the triiodo complexes, [PdI(3)((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth))] and [PdI(3)((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(eth))] with several mono- and diphosphines. Attempts to generate mixed Rh/Pd complexes using Pd(OAc)(2) to deprotonate the pendent arm of several of the above carbene-anchored/pendent-imidazolium complexes of Rh have proven unsuccessful. However, a targeted di-NHC-bridged heterobimetallic complex [PdI(2)(PEt(3))(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))RhI(COD)] ((tBu) CC(meth) = 1,1'-methylene-3,3'-di-tert-butyldiimidazol-2,2'-diylidene) can be generated by deprotonation of the imidazolium group in [PdI(2)(PEt(3))((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth))][I] using half an equivalent of [Rh(mu-OAc)(COD)](2). The X-ray structure determination of this Pd/Rh complex confirms the dicarbene-bridged formulation and shows a metal-metal separation of approximately 6.2 A. Reaction of this Rh/Pd complex with CO yields the corresponding dicarbonyl product [PdI(2)(PEt(3))(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))RhI(CO)(2)] via replacement of the COD ligand. The related dicarbene-bridged Ir/Rh complex [IrBr(COD)(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))RhBr(COD)] can be generated by reaction of [IrBr(COD)((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth) )][Br] with [Rh(mu-OAc)(COD)](2), while the Pd/Ir complexes [PdI(2)(PR(3))(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))IrI(COD)] (PR(3) = PPh(3), PMe(2)Ph) can be generated by reaction of the monometallic [PdI(2)(PR(3))((tBu)C(H)-eta(1)-C(meth))][I] species with K[N(SiMe(3))(2)] in the presence of [Ir(mu-Cl)(COD)](2). The carbonyl analogues, [PdI(2)(PR(3))(mu-(tBu)CC(meth))IrI(CO)(2)], can be generated via a gentle purge of CO gas. These di-NHC-bridged heterobimetallic species represent some of the first examples of this class and are the first involving palladium. PMID:20449172

  2. Modelling of trace metal uptake by roots taking into account complexation by exogenous organic ligands

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    Jean-Marc, Custos; Christian, Moyne; Sterckeman, Thibault

    2010-05-01

    The context of this study is phytoextraction of soil trace metals such as Cd, Pb or Zn. Trace metal transfer from soil to plant depends on physical and chemical processes such as minerals alteration, transport, adsorption/desorption, reactions in solution and biological processes including the action of plant roots and of associated micro-flora. Complexation of metal ions by organic ligands is considered to play a role on the availability of trace metals for roots in particular in the event that synthetic ligands (EDTA, NTA, etc.) are added to the soil to increase the solubility of the contaminants. As this role is not clearly understood, we wanted to simulate it in order to quantify the effect of organic ligands on root uptake of trace metals and produce a tool which could help in optimizing the conditions of phytoextraction.We studied the effect of an aminocarboxilate ligand on the absorption of the metal ion by roots, both in hydroponic solution and in soil solution, for which we had to formalize the buffer power for the metal. We assumed that the hydrated metal ion is the only form which can be absorbed by the plants. Transport and reaction processes were modelled for a system made up of the metal M, a ligand L and the metal complex ML. The Tinker-Nye-Barber model was adapted to describe the transport of solutes M, L and ML in the soil and absorption of M by the roots. This allowed to represent the interactions between transport, chelating reactions, absorption of the solutes at the root surface, root growth with time, in order to simulate metal uptake by a whole root system.Several assumptions were tested such as i) absorption of the metal by an infinite sink and according to a Michaelis-Menten kinetics, solutes transport by diffusion with and without ii) mass flow and iii) soil buffer power for the ligand L. In hydroponic solution (without soil buffer power), ligands decreased the trace metal flux towards roots, as they reduced the concentration of hydrated metal ion. In soil, depending on the L/M ratio, the presence of metal complexes could increase the metal flux taken up by roots since the ligand desorbed the metal on soil solid phase while the complex dissociated and provided metal ions to the solution in the vicinity of the root.The model enabled to surround the conditions in which phytoextraction is thus optimized. In addition of complexation by organic ligands added to the soil, we expect to integrate complexation by roots organic exudates and by soil organic matter, as well as the competition of the metal ions with Ca2+ et H+.

  3. Electronic effects of the ligands and the metal atom in carbonyl complexes with various geometries

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    Imyanitov, N.S.

    1986-12-01

    Tables of the electronic effects of ligands for octahedral, tetrahedral, and trigonal-bipyramidal complexes, as well as the sigma' and ..pi..' components of the electronic effects for an octahedron, have been presented. It has been noted that ligands based on trivalent phosphorus can be either donors or acceptors, depending on their position. The steric characteristics of the ligands have also been given. The proposed set of electronic effects of the ligands (eta') and metals (k/sub d/) make it possible to quantitatively determine the electronic influences in complexes with different geometries, to take into account the relative positions of the ligands, the nature of the central metal ion, and the charge of the complex, and to work with ligands of different types (one-, two-, three-, and five-electron ligands, coordinated by P, N, O, C, H, and halogen atoms). The additive character of the constants opens up additional possibilities. The proportionality between the electronic effects of the ligands in a tetrahedron, the axial and equatorial ligands in a trigonal bipyramid, and the cis ligands in an octahedron has been demonstrated, and quantitative correlations have been given. The extensive possibilities of the application of the proposed system of electronic effects for the description of the chemical, physical, and catalytic properties of coordination compounds have been illustrated.

  4. First examples of hybrids based on polyoxometalates, metal halide clusters and organic ligands

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    Wang Lamei; Fan Yong; Wang Yan; Xiao Lina; Hu Yangyang; Peng Yu; Wang Tiegang; Gao Zhongmin; Zheng Dafang; Cui Xiaobing; Xu Jiqing

    2012-07-15

    Two new organic-inorganic compounds based on polyoxometalates, metal halide clusters and organic ligands: [BW{sub 12}O{sub 40}]{sub 2}[Cu{sub 2}(Phen){sub 4}Cl](H{sub 2}4, 4 Prime -bpy){sub 4}{center_dot}H{sub 3}O{center_dot}5H{sub 2}O (1) and [HPW{sub 12}O{sub 40}][Cd{sub 2}(Phen){sub 4}Cl{sub 2}](4, 4 Prime -bpy) (2) (Phen=1, 10-phenanthroline, bpy=bipyridine), have been prepared and characterized by IR, UV-vis, XPS, XRD and single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Crystal structure analyses reveal that compound 1 is constructed from [BW{sub 12}O{sub 40}]{sup 5-}, metal halide clusters [Cu{sub 2}(Phen){sub 4}Cl]{sup +}and 4, 4 Prime -bpy ligands, while compound 2 is constructed from [PW{sub 12}O{sub 40}]{sup 3-}, metal halide cluster [Cd{sub 2}(Phen){sub 4}Cl{sub 2}]{sup 2+} and 4, 4 Prime -bpy ligands. Compound 1 and compound 2 are not common hybrids based on polyoxometalates and metal halide clusters, they also contain dissociated organic ligands, therefore, compound 1 and 2 are the first examples of hybrids based on polyoxometalates, metal halide clusters and organic ligands. - Graphical Abstract: Two new compounds have been synthesized and characterized. Structure analyses revealed that the two compounds are the first examples of hybrids based on polyoxometalates, metal halide clusters and organic ligands. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer First examples of hybrids based on polyoxometalates, metal halide clusters and organic ligands. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two different kinds of metal halide clusters. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Supramolecular structures based on polyoxometalates, metal halide clusters and organic ligands. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Hybridization of three different of building blocks.

  5. Si-H activation by means of metal ligand cooperation in a methandiide derived carbene complex.

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    Weismann, Julia; Gessner, Viktoria H

    2015-10-14

    Si-H bond activation of a number of silanes via metal ligand cooperation in a carbene complex is reported. Thereby, the electronic flexibility of the carbene ligand allows for the activation via a unique mechanism with oxidative addition to an 18e species without a formal change in the number of valence electrons. PMID:26304998

  6. SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE-SOLUBLE LIGANDS FOR EXTRACTING ACTINIDE METAL IONS FROM POROUS SOLIDS

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    The objective of this project is to develop novel, substituted diphosphonic acid ligands that can be used for supercritical carbon dioxide extraction (SCDE) of actinide ions from solid wastes. These ligands will be used to investigate fundamental aspects of metal extraction into...

  7. The effect of metal binding on the characteristic infrared band intensities of ligands of biological interest

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    Dudev, Todor; Lim, Carmay

    2012-02-01

    Since 40% of all proteins contain metal ions that perform a wide variety of functions indispensable for life processes, a plethora of experimental and theoretical methods have probed the interactions between metal ions and protein residues. Notably, previous studies have focused on how metal binding affects the protein ligands' vibrational frequencies, but not the corresponding intensities (to the best of our knowledge), even though the latter are generally much more sensitive to structural and environmental alterations than the former. Hence, we have systematically evaluated how metal binding affects not only the protein ligands' vibrational frequencies, but also the corresponding intensities and how these IR parameters depend on properties of the metal and its host ligand using density functional calculations. The results reveal that for a given protein ligand, the IR intensities, particularly those corresponding to bands without vibrational mode mixing, are quite sensitive to metal binding, and their changes are dictated by the metal's charge-accepting ability and the ligand's denticity. The results suggest that IR band intensities, along with vibrational frequencies, may be used to help interpret the IR spectra of protein binding sites in the metal-free and metal-bound states.

  8. Determination of Strong Metal Ligands (S(II-))in Natural Waters

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    Kramer, J.; Smith, D. S.; Bell, R. A.; Ernste, M.

    2003-12-01

    Reduced sulfide (S(II-)) ligands have been measured in oxic freshwaters at 1-100s nM. "Group B" metals, such as Ag(I), Hg(II), Cu(I) and Pb(II) bind strongly to S(II-) ligands. Their role in aqueous metal speciation and suppression of metal toxicity make S(II-) ligands an important analytical challenge. S(II-) is probably stabilized in oxic environments as metal-sulfide (M-S) clusters within natural organic matter (NOM). S(II-) species are measured by Cr(II) reduction of M-S, acid reaction, purge and trap to capture H2S and measurement as the methylene diamine complex (CRS). But CRS may also detect other sulfur species. Silver is an excellent probe metal for determination of strong ligand sites(SLS)in NOM. A competitive ligand method, using Ag(I), is demonstrated. The bound Ag-ligand and the "free" silver ion concentration are measured during the titration. The total strong ligand (Lt) is determined by a Grans' approach. These values are used to determine the (Lt) and the conditional binding constant, K'. Measured Lt concentrations match CRS concentrations, and conditional stability constants for a 1:1 M-L stoichiometry range from log K'= 11+ to 13, consistent with known Ag-S(II-) values. Furthermore SLS and Lt correlate with water-effect ratios (WERs) for silver

  9. An application of the biotic ligand model to predict the toxic effects of metal mixtures.

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    Kamo, Masashi; Nagai, Takashi

    2008-07-01

    The rapidly developing biotic ligand model (BLM) allows us to predict the toxicity of heavy metals in water of various chemistries; however, the current BLM predicts the toxicity of a single metal and not the toxic effects of metal mixtures. The toxic mechanisms of heavy metals are not yet completely understood, but hypocalcemia is suggested to be the most likely toxic mechanism for some metals. The BLM, which predicts the toxicity of metals by the amount of metals binding to ligand, is modified to predict the toxicity by the proportion of nonmetal binding ligand that is available for calcium uptake under the assumption that the organisms die because of hypocalcemia when so few ligands are available for calcium uptake. Because the proportion can be computed when multiple metals are present, the toxic effects of metal mixtures can be predicted. Zinc, copper, and cadmium toxicity to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are considered. All data are collected from the literature, and a meta-analysis using the modified version of the BLM is conducted. The present study found that the proportion of nonmetal binding ligand is a constant value for any test condition. The proportion is not influenced by water chemistry or by metal species. Using the nature of constant proportion, toxicities of metals are well estimated. In addition, the toxic effects of metal mixtures are the simple sum of the toxicities of each metal (additive effect) corresponding to the bioavailable form of the metals. In terms of total concentration of metals in water, however, nonadditive effects, such as antagonism and synergism, are possible. PMID:18260697

  10. Conformational diversity of flexible ligand in metal-organic frameworks controlled by size-matching mixed ligands

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    Hua, Xiu-Ni; Qin, Lan; Yan, Xiao-Zhi; Yu, Lei; Xie, Yi-Xin; Han, Lei

    2015-12-01

    Hydrothermal reactions of N-auxiliary flexible exo-bidentate ligand 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane (bpp) and carboxylates ligands naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (2,6-H2ndc) or 4,4‧-(hydroxymethylene)dibenzoic acid (H2hmdb), in the presence of cadmium(II) salts have given rise to two novel metal-organic frameworks based on flexible ligands (FL-MOFs), namely, [Cd2(2,6-ndc)2(bpp)(DMF)]·2DMF (1) and [Cd3(hmdb)3(bpp)]·2DMF·2EtOH (2) (DMF=N,N-Dimethylformamide). Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses revealed that compound 1 exhibits a three-dimensional self-penetrating 6-connected framework based on dinuclear cluster second building unit. Compound 2 displays an infinite three-dimensional 'Lucky Clover' shape (2,10)-connected network based on the trinuclear cluster and V-shaped organic linkers. The flexible bpp ligand displays different conformations in 1 and 2, which are successfully controlled by size-matching mixed ligands during the self-assembly process.

  11. Narcissistic self-sorting in self-assembled cages of rare Earth metals and rigid ligands.

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    Johnson, Amber M; Wiley, Calvin A; Young, Michael C; Zhang, Xing; Lyon, Yana; Julian, Ryan R; Hooley, Richard J

    2015-05-01

    Highly selective, narcissistic self-sorting can be achieved in the formation of self-assembled cages of rare earth metals with multianionic salicylhydrazone ligands. The assembly process is highly sensitive to the length of the ligand and the coordination geometry. Most surprisingly, high-fidelity sorting is possible between ligands of identical coordination angle and geometry, differing only in a single functional group on the ligand core, which is not involved in the coordination. Supramolecular effects allow discrimination between pendant functions as similar as carbonyl or methylene groups in a complex assembly process. PMID:25784462

  12. Design and Formation of a Large, Tetrahedral, Metal-ligand Cluster Using 1,1'-Binaphthyl Ligands

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    Biros, Shannon M.; Yeh, Robert M.; Raymond, Kenneth N.

    2008-03-13

    Many chemists have been fascinated with the development of discrete supramolecular structures that encapsulate guest molecules. These structures can be assembled through covalent or hydrogen bonds, electrostatic or metal-ligand interactions. These host structures have provided valuable insight into the forces involved in small molecule recognition. Our work has focused on the design and study of metal-ligand clusters of varying sizes. The naphthalene [M{sub 4}L{sub 6}]{sup 12-} cluster 1, shown in Figure 1, has demonstrated diastereoselective guest binding and chiral induction properties as well as the ability to catalyze reactions carried out inside the cavity in an enzyme-like manner. However, the size of the cavity (ca. 300-500 {angstrom}{sup 3}) has often limited the scope of substrates for these transformations.

  13. Synthesis and antimalarial activity of metal complexes of cross-bridged tetraazamacrocyclic ligands

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    Hubin, Timothy J.; Amoyaw, Prince N. -A.; Roewe, Kimberly D.; Simpson, Natalie C.; Maples, Randall D.; Carder Freeman, TaRynn N.; Cain, Amy N.; Le, Justin G.; Archibald, Stephen J.; Khan, Shabana I.; Tekwani, Babu L.; Khan, M. O. Faruk

    2014-01-01

    Using transition metals such as manganese(II), iron(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II), copper(II), and zinc(II), several new metal complexes of cross-bridged tetraazamacrocyclic chelators namely, cyclen- and cyclam-analogs with benzyl groups, were synthesized and screened for in vitro antimalarial activity against chloroquine-resistant (W2) and chloroquine-sensitive (D6) strains of Plasmodium falciparum. The metal-free chelators tested showed little or no antimalarial activity. All the metal complexes of the dibenzyl cross-bridged cyclam ligand exhibited potent antimalarial activity. The Mn2+ complex of this ligand was the most potent with IC50s of 0.127 and 0.157 M against the chloroquine-sensitive (D6) and chloroquine-resistant (W2) P. falciparum strains, respectively. In general, the dibenzyl hydrophobic ligands showed better antimalarial activity compared to the activity of monobenzyl ligands, potentially because of their higher lipophilicity and thus better cell penetration ability. The higher antimalarial activity displayed by the manganese complex for the cyclam ligand in comparison to that of the cyclen, correlates with the larger pocket of cyclam compared to that of cyclen which produces a more stable complex with the Mn2+. Few of the Cu2+ and Fe2+ complexes also showed improvement in activity but Ni2+, Co2+ and Zn2+ complexes did not show any improvement in activity upon the metal-free ligands for anti-malarial development. PMID:24857776

  14. New avenues for ligand-mediated processes--expanding metal reactivity by the use of redox-active catechol, o-aminophenol and o-phenylenediamine ligands.

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    Broere, Daniël L J; Plessius, Raoul; van der Vlugt, Jarl Ivar

    2015-10-01

    Redox-active ligands have evolved from being considered spectroscopic curiosities - creating ambiguity about formal oxidation states in metal complexes - to versatile and useful tools to expand on the reactivity of (transition) metals or to even go beyond what is generally perceived possible. This review focusses on metal complexes containing either catechol, o-aminophenol or o-phenylenediamine type ligands. These ligands have opened up a new area of chemistry for metals across the periodic table. The portfolio of ligand-based reactivity invoked by these redox-active entities will be discussed. This ranges from facilitating oxidative additions upon d(0) metals or cross coupling reactions with cobalt(iii) without metal oxidation state changes - by functioning as an electron reservoir - to intramolecular ligand-to-substrate single-electron transfer to create a reactive substrate-centered radical on a Pd(ii) platform. Although the current state-of-art research primarily consists of stoichiometric and exploratory reactions, several notable reports of catalysis facilitated by the redox-activity of the ligand will also be discussed. In conclusion, redox-active ligands containing catechol, o-aminophenol or o-phenylenediamine moieties show great potential to be exploited as reversible electron reservoirs, donating or accepting electrons to activate substrates and metal centers and to enable new reactivity with both early and late transition as well as main group metals. PMID:26148803

  15. PREDICTING SEDIMENT METAL TOXICITY USING A SEDIMENT BIOTIC LIGAND MODEL: METHODOLOGY AND INITIAL APPLICATION

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    An extension of the simultaneously extracted metals/acid-volatile sulfide (SEM/AVS) procedure is presented that predicts the acute and chronic sediment metals effects concentrations. A biotic ligand model (BLM) and a pore watersediment partitioning model are used to predict the ...

  16. PREDICTING SEDIMENT METAL TOXICITY USING A SEDIMENT BIOTIC LIGAND MODEL: METHODOLOGY AND INITIAL APPLICATION

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    An extension of the simultaneously extracted metals/acid-volatile sulfide (SEM/AVS) procedure is presented that predicts the acute and chronic sediment metals effects concentrations. A biotic ligand model (BLM) and a pore water–sediment partitioning model are used to predict the ...

  17. Unusual metal coordination chemistry from an amino-amide derivative of 4-nitrophenol, a surprising ligand.

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    McGinley, John; McKee, Vickie; Toftlund, Hans; Walsh, John M D

    2009-10-21

    The simple ligand N-(2-aminoethyl)-2-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzamide () exhibits several coordination modes depending on the reaction conditions, acting as a zwitterion on its own or being ionic in the presence of acid and depending on the concentration of metal present in a reaction, it can coordinate to the metal in either a 1:1 or a 1:2 metal:ligand mode. Furthermore, the role of solvent plays an important role in these complexation reactions with both four and six coordinate copper complexes being obtained using water as solvent but only six coordinate copper complexes obtained using acetonitrile as solvent. PMID:19789795

  18. Isotopic studies of the metal-ligand vibrations in histamine complexes with Copper(II)

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    Drożdżewski, Piotr; Kordon, Ewa

    2000-06-01

    Two known copper complexes of the formulae Cu(hm) 2(ClO 4) 2, Cu(hm)Cl 2 and new, Cu(hm)Br 2 (hm=histamine) have been investigated in the 600-50 cm -1 far-infrared region. Assignments of vibrations related to metal-ligand bonds have been made based on metal isotope substitution, partial deuteration and halogen sensitivity. Copper-hm stretching vibrations have been localised at 420, 417 and 411 cm -1 for modes involving amine nitrogen and at 282, 270, 259 cm -1 for those of imidazole nitrogen. Vibrational coupling between some metal-ligand modes has been postulated.

  19. Coordination polymers of Ag(I) based on iminocarbene ligands involving metal-carbon and metal-heteroatom interactions

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    Netalkar, Sandeep P.; Netalkar, Priya P.; Revankar, Vidyanand K.

    2016-03-01

    The reaction of Ag2O with three novel imino-NHC ligands derived from 2-chloroacetophenone with pendant N-donor functional group incorporated by reaction with methoxyamine and 1-methyl/ethyl/n-butyl-substituted imidazoles afforded one-dimensional coordination polymers with [(-NHCarbene)Ag(NHCarbene-)PF6]n formulation involving both carbon-metal and heteroatom-metal interactions, the carbon and heteroatom involved in coordination to silver being from different molecule of the ligand. The complexes as well as the ligands were characterized by spectroscopic methods as well as the solid state structures determined in case of 2a, 3a and complex 5. The iminocarbene ligands serve as non-chelating building block for supramolecular silver assemblies.

  20. Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Complexes with Schiff Base Ligands

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    Wilkinson, Shane M.; Sheedy, Timothy M.; New, Elizabeth J.

    2016-01-01

    In order for undergraduate laboratory experiments to reflect modern research practice, it is essential that they include a range of elements, and that synthetic tasks are accompanied by characterization and analysis. This intermediate general chemistry laboratory exercise runs over 2 weeks, and involves the preparation of a Schiff base ligand and…

  1. Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Complexes with Schiff Base Ligands

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    Wilkinson, Shane M.; Sheedy, Timothy M.; New, Elizabeth J.

    2016-01-01

    In order for undergraduate laboratory experiments to reflect modern research practice, it is essential that they include a range of elements, and that synthetic tasks are accompanied by characterization and analysis. This intermediate general chemistry laboratory exercise runs over 2 weeks, and involves the preparation of a Schiff base ligand and

  2. Electric transport properties of surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks and the effect of ferrocene loading.

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    Liu, Jianxi; Wächter, Tobias; Irmler, Andreas; Weidler, Peter G; Gliemann, Hartmut; Pauly, Fabian; Mugnaini, Veronica; Zharnikov, Michael; Wöll, Christof

    2015-05-13

    Understanding of the electric transport through surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks (SURMOFs) is important both from a fundamental perspective as well as with regards to possible future applications in electronic devices. To address this mostly unexplored subject, we integrated a series of representative SURMOF thin films, formed by copper nodes and trimesic acid and known as HKUST-1, in a mercury-drop-based tunneling junction. Although the transport properties of these SURMOFs are analogous to those of hybrid metal-organic molecular wires, manifested by a very low value of the tunneling decay constant (β ≈ 0.006 Å(-1)), they are at the same time found to be consistent with a linear increase of resistance with film thickness. Upon loading of SURMOF pores with ferrocene (Fc), a noticeable increase in transport current was observed. A transport model and ab initio electronic structure calculations were used to reveal a hopping transport mechanism and to relate the changes upon Fc loading to those of the electronic and vibrational structures of the SURMOF films. PMID:25875419

  3. Metal-ligand bifunctional reactivity and catalysis of protic N-heterocyclic carbene and pyrazole complexes featuring ?-NH units.

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    Kuwata, Shigeki; Ikariya, Takao

    2014-11-28

    Metal-ligand bifunctional cooperation has attracted much attention because it offers a powerful methodology to realize a number of highly efficient and selective catalysts. In this article, recent developments in the metal-ligand cooperative reactions of protic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and pyrazole complexes bearing an acidic NH group at the position ? to the metal are surveyed. Protic 2-pyridylidenes as related cooperating non-innocent ligands are also described. PMID:25074357

  4. Towards the installation of transition metal ions on donor ligand decorated tin sulfide clusters.

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    Barth, Beatrix E K; Leusmann, Eliza; Harms, Klaus; Dehnen, Stefanie

    2013-07-28

    Decoration of tetrelchalcogenide T-E clusters with chelating donor ligands was achieved to capture transition metal ions on their surfaces. We demonstrate that by covalent linking of bispyridyl ligands to an Sn-S complex, [ZnX](+) units can be trapped and incorporated into the cluster framework. Intermediates that were identified using spectroscopy and/or X-ray diffraction gave insight into the formation processes. PMID:23778901

  5. Hydrogenation and dehydrogenation iron pincer catalysts capable of metal-ligand cooperation by aromatization/dearomatization.

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    Zell, Thomas; Milstein, David

    2015-07-21

    The substitution of expensive and potentially toxic noble-metal catalysts by cheap, abundant, environmentally benign, and less toxic metals is highly desirable and in line with green chemistry guidelines. We have recently discovered a new type of metal-ligand cooperation, which is based on the reversible dearomatization/aromatization of different heteroaromatic ligand cores caused by deprotonation/protonation of the ligand. More specifically, we have studied complexes of various transition metals (Ru, Fe, Co, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt, and Re) bearing pyridine- and bipyridine-based PNP and PNN pincer ligands, which have slightly acidic methylene protons. In addition, we have discovered long-range metal-ligand cooperation in acridine-based pincer ligands, where the cooperation takes place at the electrophilic C-9 position of the acridine moiety leading to dearomatization of its middle ring. This type of metal-ligand cooperation was used for the activation of chemical bonds, including H-H, C-H (sp(2) and sp(3)), O-H, N-H, and B-H bonds. This unusual reactivity likely takes place in various catalytic hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, and related reactions. In this Account, we summarize our studies on novel bifunctional iron PNP and PNN pincer complexes, which were designed on the basis of their ruthenium congeners. Iron PNP pincer complexes serve as efficient (pre)catalysts for hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions under remarkably mild conditions. Their catalytic applications include atom-efficient and industrially important hydrogenation reactions of ketones, aldehydes, and esters to the corresponding alcohols. Moreover, they catalyze the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to sodium formate in the presence of sodium hydroxide, the selective decomposition of formic acid to carbon dioxide and hydrogen, and the E-selective semihydrogenation of alkynes to give E-alkenes. These catalysts feature, compared to other iron-based catalysts, very high catalytic activities which in some cases can even exceed those of state-of-the-art noble-metal catalysts. For the iron PNP systems, we describe the synthesis of the pyridine- and acridine-based PNP iron complexes and their performances and limitations in catalytic reactions, and we present studies on their reactivity with relevance to their catalytic mechanisms. In the case of the bipyridine-based PNN system, we summarize the synthesis of new complexes and describe studies on the noninnocence of the methylene position, which can be reversibly deprotonated, as well as on the noninnocence of the bipyridine unit. Overall, this Account underlines that the combination of cheap and abundant iron with ligands that are capable of metal-ligand cooperation can result in the development of novel, versatile, and efficient catalysts for atom-efficient catalytic reactions. PMID:26079678

  6. Oxidation of p-chlorotoluene and cyclohexene catalysed by polymer-anchored oxovanadium(IV) and copper(II) complexes of amino acid derived tridentate ligands.

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    Maurya, Mannar R; Kumar, Maneesh; Kumar, Amit; Costa Pessoa, Joo

    2008-08-28

    3-Formylsalicylic acid (Hfsal), covalently bound to chloromethylated polystyrene (PS) and cross-linked with 5% divinylbenzene reacts with d,l-alanine and l-isoleucine to give the Schiff-base tridentate ligands PS-H(2)fsal-d,l-Ala and PS-H(2)fsal-l-Ile, respectively. These anchored ligands upon reaction with VOSO(4) and Cu(CH(3)COO)(2).H(2)O form the complexes PS-[VO(fsal-d,l-Ala)(H(2)O)], PS-[Cu(fsal-d,l-Ala)(H(2)O)], PS-[VO(fsal-l-Ile)(H(2)O)] and PS-[Cu(fsal-l-Ile)(H(2)O)]. The structures of these immobilized complexes have been established on the basis of scanning electron micrographs, spectroscopic (infrared, electronic and EPR), thermogravimetric and elemental analysis studies. The oxidation of p-chlorotoluene and cyclohexene has been investigated using these complexes as the catalysts in the presence of H(2)O(2) as the oxidant. Reaction conditions have been optimised by considering the concentration of the oxidant, the amount of catalyst used and the temperature of the reaction mixture. Under the optimised conditions, p-chlorotoluene gave a maximum of 14% conversion using PS-[VO(fsal-d,l-Ala)(H(2)O)] as the catalyst, with the main products having a selectivity order of: p-chlorobenzaldehyde > p-chlorobenzylalcohol > p-chlorobenzoic acid > 2-methyl-5-chlorophenol > 3-methyl-6-chlorophenol. The oxidation of cyclohexene with PS-[VO(fsal-d,l-Ala)(H(2)O)] proceeds with 79% conversion, which is followed by PS-[VO(fsal-l-Ile)(H(2)O)] with 77% conversion, and the oxidation of cyclohexene by Cu-based catalysts occurs with considerably lower conversions (29-32%). The selectivity of the products follows the order: 2-cyclohexene-1-ol > cyclohexene oxide > cyclohexane-1,2-diol > 2-cyclohexene-1-one. Recycling studies indicate that these catalysts can be reused at least three times without any significant loss in their catalytic potential. However, EPR studies indicate that while the polymer supported V(iv)O-complexes do not change after being used, the EPR spectra of the Cu-complexes show significant changes. The corresponding non-polymer bound complexes [VO(fsal-d,l-Ala)(H(2)O)], [Cu(fsal-d,l-Ala)(H(2)O)], [VO(fsal-l-Ile)(H(2)O)] and [Cu(fsal-l-Ile)(H(2)O)] have also been prepared in order to compare their spectral properties and catalytic activities. The non-polymer bound complexes exhibit lower conversion, along with lower turn-over frequency as compared to their polymer-bound analogues. Several EPR, (51)V NMR and UV-vis studies have been undertaken to detect the intermediate species, and outlines for the mechanisms of the catalytic reactions are proposed. PMID:18682861

  7. Using metal-ligand binding characteristics to predict metal toxicity: quantitative ion character-activity relationships (QICARs).

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    Newman, M C; McCloskey, J T; Tatara, C P

    1998-01-01

    Ecological risk assessment can be enhanced with predictive models for metal toxicity. Modelings of published data were done under the simplifying assumption that intermetal trends in toxicity reflect relative metal-ligand complex stabilities. This idea has been invoked successfully since 1904 but has yet to be applied widely in quantitative ecotoxicology. Intermetal trends in toxicity were successfully modeled with ion characteristics reflecting metal binding to ligands for a wide range of effects. Most models were useful for predictive purposes based on an F-ratio criterion and cross-validation, but anomalous predictions did occur if speciation was ignored. In general, models for metals with the same valence (i.e., divalent metals) were better than those combining mono-, di-, and trivalent metals. The softness parameter (sigma p) and the absolute value of the log of the first hydrolysis constant ([symbol: see text] log KOH [symbol: see text]) were especially useful in model construction. Also, delta E0 contributed substantially to several of the two-variable models. In contrast, quantitative attempts to predict metal interactions in binary mixtures based on metal-ligand complex stabilities were not successful. PMID:9860900

  8. Structure simulation into a lamellar supramolecular network and calculation of the metal ions/ligands ratio

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    2012-01-01

    Background Research interest in phosphonates metal organic frameworks (MOF) has increased extremely in the last two decades, because of theirs fascinating and complex topology and structural flexibility. In this paper we present a mathematical model for ligand/metal ion ratio of an octahedral (Oh) network of cobalt vinylphosphonate (Co(vP)H2O). Results A recurrent relationship of the ratio between the number of ligands and the number of metal ions in a lamellar octahedral (Oh) network Co(vP)H2O, has been deducted by building the 3D network step by step using HyperChem 7.52 package. The mathematical relationship has been validated using X ray analysis, experimental thermogravimetric and elemental analysis data. Conclusions Based on deducted recurrence relationship, we can conclude prior to perform X ray analysis, that in the case of a thermogravimetric analysis pointing a ratio between the number of metal ions and ligands number around 1, the 3D network will have a central metal ion that corresponds to a single ligand. This relation is valid for every type of supramolecular network with divalent metal central ion Oh coordinated and bring valuable information with low effort and cost. PMID:22932493

  9. Development and application of a multimetal multibiotic ligand model for assessing aquatic toxicity of metal mixtures.

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    Santore, Robert C; Ryan, Adam C

    2015-04-01

    A multimetal, multiple binding site version of the biotic ligand model (mBLM) has been developed for predicting and explaining the bioavailability and toxicity of mixtures of metals to aquatic organisms. The mBLM was constructed by combining information from single-metal BLMs to preserve compatibility between the single-metal and multiple-metal approaches. The toxicities from individual metals were predicted by assuming additivity of the individual responses. Mixture toxicity was predicted based on both dissolved metal and mBLM-normalized bioavailable metal. Comparison of the 2 prediction methods indicates that metal mixtures frequently appear to have greater toxicity than an additive estimation of individual effects on a dissolved metal basis. However, on an mBLM-normalized basis, mixtures of metals appear to be additive or less than additive. This difference results from interactions between metals and ligands in solutions including natural organic matter, processes that are accounted for in the mBLM. As part of the mBLM approach, a technique for considering variability was developed to calculate confidence bounds (called response envelopes) around the central concentration-response relationship. Predictions using the mBLM and response envelope were compared with observed toxicity for a number of invertebrate and fish species. The results show that the mBLM is a useful tool for considering bioavailability when assessing the toxicity of metal mixtures. PMID:25556972

  10. Postsynthetic ligand and cation exchange in robust metal-organic frameworks.

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    Kim, Min; Cahill, John F; Fei, Honghan; Prather, Kimberley A; Cohen, Seth M

    2012-10-31

    Postsynthetic ligand and metal ion exchange (PSE) processes are shown to readily occur in several "inert" metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), including zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs). Ligand exchange can occur between solid samples, as was demonstrated under relatively mild conditions with two robust, topologically distinct MOFs, MIL-53(Al) and MIL-68(In). Interestingly, ligand PSE is not observed with MIL-101(Cr), which is attributed to the kinetic inertness of the Cr(III) ion. In addition to ligand exchange, metal ion (cation) PSE was also studied between intact MOF microcrystalline particles. Metal ion transfer between MIL-53(Al) and MIL-53(Fe) was readily observed. These PSE reactions were monitored and the products characterized by a number of techniques, including aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometry, which permits single-particle compositional analysis. To show the potential synthetic utility of this approach, the PSE process was used to prepare the first Ti(IV) analogue of the robust UiO-66(Zr) framework. Finally, experiments to rule out mechanisms other than PSE (i.e., aggregation, dissolution/recrystallization) were performed. The results demonstrate that PSE, of either ligands or cations, is common even with highly robust MOFs such as UiO-66(Zr), MILs, and ZIFs. Furthermore, it is shown that PSE is useful in preparing novel materials that cannot be obtained via other synthetic methods. PMID:23039827

  11. The rhizotoxicity of metal cations is related to their strength of binding to hard ligands.

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    Kopittke, Peter M; Menzies, Neal W; Wang, Peng; McKenna, Brigid A; Wehr, J Bernhard; Lombi, Enzo; Kinraide, Thomas B; Blamey, F Pax C

    2014-02-01

    Mechanisms whereby metal cations are toxic to plant roots remain largely unknown. Aluminum, for example, has been recognized as rhizotoxic for approximately 100 yr, but there is no consensus on its mode of action. The authors contend that the primary mechanism of rhizotoxicity of many metal cations is nonspecific and that the magnitude of toxic effects is positively related to the strength with which they bind to hard ligands, especially carboxylate ligands of the cell-wall pectic matrix. Specifically, the authors propose that metal cations have a common toxic mechanism through inhibiting the controlled relaxation of the cell wall as required for elongation. Metal cations such as Al(3+) and Hg(2+), which bind strongly to hard ligands, are toxic at relatively low concentrations because they bind strongly to the walls of cells in the rhizodermis and outer cortex of the root elongation zone with little movement into the inner tissues. In contrast, metal cations such as Ca(2+), Na(+), Mn(2+), and Zn(2+) , which bind weakly to hard ligands, bind only weakly to the cell wall and move farther into the root cylinder. Only at high concentrations is their weak binding sufficient to inhibit the relaxation of the cell wall. Finally, different mechanisms would explain why certain metal cations (for example, Tl(+), Ag(+), Cs(+), and Cu(2+)) are sometimes more toxic than expected through binding to hard ligands. The data presented in the present study demonstrate the importance of strength of binding to hard ligands in influencing a range of important physiological processes within roots through nonspecific mechanisms. PMID:24142597

  12. Synthesis and structures of mononuclear and dinuclear gallium complexes with ?-diimine ligands: reduction of the metal or ligand?

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    Zhao, Yanxia; Liu, Yanyan; Li, Qian-Shu; Su, Ji-Hu

    2015-12-14

    Reduction of the dichloro gallium(iii) ?-diimine complex [(L(ipr))?(-)GaCl2] (, L(ipr) = [(2,6-iPr2C6H3)NC(Me)]2) by different equivalents of sodium metal afforded the gallium complexes [(L(ipr))(2-)Ga(III)(?2-Cl)2Na(THF)4] () and [(Na(THF)6)(+)((L(ipr))(2-)Ga-Ga(L(ipr))(2-))?(-)] (). Interestingly, in complex a Na(+)Cl(-) ion pair is incorporated, while compound is an anionic digallium complex. Moreover, a cationic gallium complex with a tetrachlorogallium(iii) counter anion, [(LGaCl2)(+)(GaCl4)(-)] (), was accessed from the reaction of GaCl3 with 0.5 equiv. of ligand L(ipr). In contrast, the reaction of GaCl3 with the doubly reduced anion (Na2L(2-)) of the smaller ?-diimine ligands L(Me) ([(2,6-Me2C6H3)NC(Me)]2) or L(Et) ([(2,6-Et2C6H3)NC(Me)]2) yielded the Ga-Ga-bonded complexes [(L(Et))?(-)ClGa(II)-Ga(II)Cl(L(Et))?(-)] () and [(L(Me))?(-)ClGa(II)-Ga(II)Cl(L(Me))?(-)] (). Here L is the neutral ?-diimine ligand, L?(-) represents the monoanion, and L(2-) is the dianionic form of the ligand. The complexes were characterized by X-ray diffraction and their electronic structures were studied by DFT computations. PMID:26596462

  13. Mononuclear MetalO2 Complexes Bearing Macrocyclic N-Tetramethylated Cyclam Ligands

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    CHO, JAEHEUNG; SARANGI, RITIMUKTA; NAM, WONWOO

    2013-01-01

    CONSPECTUS Metalloenzymes activate dioxygen to carry out a variety of biological reactions, including the biotransformation of naturally occurring molecules, oxidative metabolism of xenobiotics, and oxidative phosphorylation. The dioxygen activation at the catalytic sites of the enzymes occurs through several steps, such as the binding of O2 at a reduced metal center, the generation of metalsuperoxo and peroxo species, and the OO bond cleavage of metalhydroperoxo complexes to form high-valent metal-oxo oxidants. Because these mononuclear metaldioxygen (MO2) adducts are implicated as key intermediates in dioxygen activation reactions catalyzed by metalloenzymes, studies of the structural and spectroscopic properties and reactivities of synthetic biomimetic analogues of these species have aided our understanding of their biological chemistry. One particularly versatile class of biomimetic coordination complexes for studying dioxygen activation by metal complexes is MO2 complexes bearing the macrocyclic N-tetramethylated cyclam (TMC) ligand. This Account describes the synthesis, structural and spectroscopic characterization, and reactivity studies of MO2 complexes bearing tetraazamacrocyclic n-TMC ligands, where M = Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni and n = 12, 13, and 14, based on recent results from our laboratory. We have used various spectroscopic techniques, including resonance Raman and X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations to characterize several novel metalO2 complexes. Notably, X-ray crystal structures had shown that these complexes are end-on metal-superoxo and side-on metal-peroxo species. The metal ions and the ring size of the macrocyclic TMC ligands control the geometric and electronic structures of the metalO2 complexes, resulting in the end-on metalsuperoxo versus side-on metalperoxo structures. Reactivity studies performed with the isolated metal-superoxo complexes reveal that they can conduct electrophilic reactions such as oxygen atom transfer and CH bond activation of organic substrates. The metalperoxo complexes are active oxidants in nucleophilic reactions, such as aldehyde deformylation. We also demonstrate a complete intermolecular O2-transfer from metal(III)peroxo complexes to a Mn(II) complex. The results presented in this Account show the significance of metal ions and supporting ligands in tuning the geometric and electronic structures and reactivities of the metalO2 intermediates that are relevant in biology and in biomimetic reactions. PMID:22612523

  14. The role of guest molecules in the self-assembly of metal-ligand clusters

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    Johnson, Darren William

    The role guest molecules play in the self-assembly of supramolecular metal-ligand clusters is examined in the context of several predictive design strategies for forming these types of assemblies. Chapter One serves as an introduction and literature survey of this topic. These large assemblies often house guest molecules which play a previously uncharacterized role in the self-assembly processes. Chapter One seeks to categorize this role: Do the guest molecules act as templates in the synthesis? Are the guest molecules necessary for cluster formation? Does the guest drive cluster assembly by forming a stable host-guest complex with the cluster? In Chapter Two a series of heterometallic-hybrid ligand clusters of stoichiometry M2M'3L6 are presented. These result from a predictive design strategy in which two different metals, one hard and one soft, supply all the symmetry elements in these C3h "mesocates." The early examples of these clusters were synthesized in a stepwise manner; however, complete self-assembly of all eleven components can be achieved using appropriate guest molecules. The self-assembly of a novel geometry for metal-ligand clusters, D3 symmetry M6L6 "cylinders," is presented in Chapter Three. This chapter presents the fortuitous synthesis of these cylinders and demonstrates the tendency for discrete clusters to form over oligomers when rigid ligands and labile metals are combined. The ligand presented was designed to assemble M4L4 tetrahedra with trivalent metal ions, however cylinders were formed in all cases examined. Guest molecules were not found to play a role in this self-assembly, but solvent molecules were found disordered within the solid state structures of these clusters. Chapter Four describes a bis-bidentate catecholamide ligand with a structure between the design for M2L3 helicate formation and M 4L6 tetrahedron formation. The two design strategies are briefly discussed, and molecular modeling studies are presented which suggested that two helicates were roughly equal in energy to one tetrahedron. The helicate was formed in the absence of any guest molecules. In the presence of suitable tetraalkylammonium cations, the helicate is quantitatively converted to the tetrahedral host-guest complex. A related dicatecholamide ligand is presented in Chapter Five. This ligand has a rigid pyrene linker between the chelating moieties and modeled as a perfect candidate to assemble M4L6 tetrahedra. The ligand indeed forms tetrahedral clusters when treated with trivalent metal ions, but only in the presence of suitable monocationic guest molecules. This guest molecule thermodynamically drives cluster synthesis through formation of a host-guest complex.

  15. Supercritical carbon dioxide-soluble ligands for extracting actinide metal ions from porous solids (EMSP Project Number 64965)

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    Dietz, M. L.; Barrans, Jr., R. E.; Herlinger, A. W.; Brennecke, J. F.

    2000-04-24

    The objective of this project is to develop novel, substituted diphosphonic acid ligands that can be used for supercritical carbon dioxide extraction (SCDE) of actinide ions from solid wastes. Specifically, selected diphosphonic acids, which are known to form extremely stable complexes with actinides in aqueous and organic solution, are to be rendered carbon dioxide-soluble by the introduction of appropriate alkyl- or silicon-containing substituents. The metal complexation chemistry of these new ligands in SC-CO{sub 2} will then be investigated and techniques for their use in actinide extraction from porous solids developed. This report summarizes the work performed during the first 1.3 years of a 3-year program. Because the planned studies of metal complexation and the development of techniques for actinide removal from solids are dependent on the availability of suitable ligands, efforts to date have focused primarily on the synthesis of selected alkyl- or silicon-containing diphosphonic acids. The authors' principal targets have been derivatives in which the silicon-containing groups either serve as the ester function or are attached to the anchor carbon of the diphosphonic acid. Because methylenediphosphonic acid (MDPA) is commercially available and because its esterification with simple alcohols to yield symmetrical diesters is well-established, their initial studies have focused on this ligand and its reactions with silyl alcohols. Success has been achieved in the reaction of MDPA and its ethylene, propylene, and butylene analogs with 3-(trimethylsilyl)-1-propanol. Using a procedure similar to that previously employed for the synthesis of C-8 dialkylmethylenediphosphonic acids, this series of alkylenediphosphonic acids has been esterified in good yield (ca. 60%) to the symmetrically-substituted diesters. Vapor phase osmometric and cryoscopic studies of these compounds in toluene and 1-decanol, respectively, indicate that their aggregation properties closely parallel those of the dialkyl-substituted alkylenediphosphonic acids, specifically, the P,P{prime}-bis(2-ethylhexyl)alkylenediphosphonic acids, H{sub 2}DEH[ADP]. Infrared spectroscopy and molecular mechanics methods have been employed to obtain information about the structures of the dimers of P,P{prime}-di-[3-(trimethylsilyl)-1-propylene]methylenediphosphonic acid, H{sub 2}TMSP[MDP], and its propylene analog. Infrared spectroscopy has also been employed to provide qualitative information on the binding of various metal ions by H{sub 2}TMSP[MDP]. The metal complexation properties of this ligand have been found to be similar to those of di-(2-ethylhexyl)methylenediphosphonic acid, examined previously. Studies of the extraction of various cations (e.g., Fe(III), Th(IV), Am(III)) by H{sub 2}TMSP[MDP] and its ethylene analog in conventional organic diluents (e.g., o-xylene) indicate that the extraction behavior of the silyl-derivatized diphosphonic acids closely mimics that of conventional alkylenediphosphonic acids. Thus, derivatization has no adverse impact on the complexation or extraction properties of the diphosphonic acids.

  16. The Calculation of Accurate Metal-Ligand Bond Energies

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    Bauschlicher, Charles W.; Partridge, Harry, III; Ricca, Alessandra; Arnold, James O. (Technical Monitor)

    1997-01-01

    The optimization of the geometry and calculation of zero-point energies are carried out at the B3LYP level of theory. The bond energies are determined at this level, as well as at the CCSD(T) level using very large basis sets. The successive OH bond energies to the first row transition metal cations are reported. For most systems there has been an experimental determination of the first OH. In general, the CCSD(T) values are in good agreement with experiment. The bonding changes from mostly covalent for the early metals to mostly electrostatic for the late transition metal systems.

  17. Metal Complexes of Macrocyclic Schiff-Base Ligand: Preparation, Characterisation, and Biological Activity

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    Ahmed, Riyadh M.; Yousif, Enaam I.; Hasan, Hasan A.; Al-Jeboori, Mohamad J.

    2013-01-01

    A new macrocyclic multidentate Schiff-base ligand Na4L consisting of two submacrocyclic units (10,21-bis-iminomethyl-3,6,14,17-tricyclo[17.3.1.18,12]tetracosa-1(23),2,6,8,10,12(24),13,17,19,21,-decaene-23,24-disodium) and its tetranuclear metal complexes with Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II) are reported. Na4L was prepared via a template approach, which is based on the condensation reaction of sodium 2,4,6-triformyl phenolate with ethylenediamine in mole ratios of 2?:?3. The tetranuclear macrocyclic-based complexes were prepared from the reaction of the corresponding metal chloride with the ligand. The mode of bonding and overall geometry of the compounds were determined through physicochemical and spectroscopic methods. These studies revealed tetrahedral geometries about Mn, Co, and Zn atoms. However, square planar geometries have been suggested for NiII and CuII complexes. Biological activity of the ligand and its metal complexes against Gram positive bacterial strain Staphylococcus aureus and Gram negative bacteria Escherichia coli revealed that the metal complexes become more potentially resistive to the microbial activities as compared to the free ligand. However, these metal complexes do not exhibit any effects on the activity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. There is therefore no inhibition zone. PMID:23935414

  18. Sediments as a source of metals and complexing ligands, a study of the Venice Lagoon, Italy

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    Chapman, C. S.; van den Berg, C. M. G.; Capodaglio, G.

    2003-04-01

    Venice Lagoon is a shallow and in parts, contaminated water way. Studies are underway to better understand the nature of the chemical contamination. It is hoped that this knowledge will aid in toxicological studies and possible future remediation of the lagoon. Chemical speciation can be a key factor in assessing the bioavailability and hence toxicological impact of metals such as Pb to marine life. The aim of this work is to investigate coastal sediments as a source of metals. To do this benthic chambers were specifically designed to quantify the levels, fluxes and speciation of the metals and the corresponding ligands to and from the sediments. The chamber was placed near a petrochemical plant within the lagoon and samples were collected over approximately 45hrs, at 3-4hr intervals. Samples were then analysed for dissolved Pb, Cd, Cu and Cu speciation). Dissolved thiols were also assessed as a specific complexing ligand. The expected trends in the data would be the steady release of thiols and metal concentrations rising or falling as a function of Eh or ligand concentration. Eh and O2 data showed the formation of a suboxic environment within the chambers, indicating their success in isolating the system and this work presents the metal and ligand data. Other work discussed is the future deployment of an in-situ probe to provide real time analysis.

  19. Chiral benzamidinate ligands in rare-earth-metal coordination chemistry.

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    Benndorf, Paul; Kratsch, Jochen; Hartenstein, Larissa; Preuss, Corinna M; Roesky, Peter W

    2012-11-01

    The treatment of the recently reported potassium salt (S)-N,N'-bis-(1-phenylethyl)benzamidinate ((S)-KPEBA) and its racemic isomer (rac-KPEBA) with anhydrous lanthanide trichlorides (Ln = Sm, Er, Yb, Lu) afforded mostly chiral complexes. The tris(amidinate) complex [{(S)-PEBA}(3)Sm], bis(amidinate) complexes [{Ln(PEBA)(2)(?-Cl)}(2)] (Ln = Sm, Er, Yb, Lu), and mono(amidinate) compounds [Ln(PEBA)(Cl)(2)(thf)(n)] (Ln = Sm, Yb, Lu) were isolated and structurally characterized. As a result of steric effects, the homoleptic 3:1 complexes of the smaller lanthanide atoms Yb and Lu were not accessible. Furthermore, chiral bis(amidinate)-amido complexes [{(S)-PEBA}(2)Ln{N(SiMe(3))(2)}] (Ln = Y, Lu) were synthesized by an amine-elimination reaction and salt metathesis. All of these chiral bis- and tris(amidinate) complexes had additional axial chirality and they all crystallized as diastereomerically pure compounds. By using rac-PEBA as a ligand, an achiral meso arrangement of the ligands was observed. The catalytic activities and enantioselectivities of [{(S)-PEBA}(2)Ln{N(SiMe(3))(2)}] (Ln = Y, Lu) were investigated in hydroamination/cyclization reactions. A clear dependence of the rate of reaction and enantioselectivity on the ionic radius was observed, which showed higher reaction rates but poorer enantioselectivities for the yttrium compound. PMID:23015310

  20. Synthesis and structures of four homochiral metal camphorates with auxiliary bipyridine ligands

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    Yang, E.; Lian, Ting-Ting; Lin, Shen; Chen, Shu-Mei

    2011-12-01

    Four homochiral metal camphorates with auxiliary bipyridine ligands are hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. The structure of compound [Cd( D-Hcam) 2(bpa)(H 2O)] n ( 1; D-H 2cam = D-(+)-camphoric acid, bpa = 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)-ethane) presents a rare case where the D-Hcam is not a bridging ligand, but a dangling unit attached to the infinite [Cd(bpa)] chain. Compounds [M 2( D-cam) 2(4,4'-bipy)(H 2O) 4] n (M = Co, 2; M = Cd, 3; 4,4'-bipy = 4,4'-bipyridine) are isostructural and have homochiral [M( D-cam)] n chains linked by the 4,4'-bipy ligands into a honeycomb-like 6 3 layer. Compound [Zn 2( D-cam) 2(PPE) 2] n ( 4, PPE = 1-(4-pyridyl)-2-(2-pyridyl)-ethylene) consists of the grid-like 4 4 layers with the dinuclear Zn 2(COO) 4 units and D-cam ligands, where the PPE ligands are only monodentately coordinated to the dinuclear units and act as the separators between two homochiral layers. The results demonstrate the rich coordination chemistry of the enantiopure D-camphorate ligand and the structural diversity of metal-camphorate compounds.

  1. Spectral, XRD, SEM and biological activities of transition metal complexes of polydentate ligands containing thiazole moiety.

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    Neelakantan, M A; Marriappan, S S; Dharmaraja, J; Jeyakumar, T; Muthukumaran, K

    2008-11-15

    Metal complexes of o-vanillidene-2-aminobenzothiazole have been prepared and characterized by elemental and spectral (vibrational, electronic, 1H NMR and EPR) data as well as magnetic susceptibility measurements and thermo gravimetric analysis (TG/DTA). The low molar conductance values reveal the non-electrolytic nature of these complexes. The elemental analysis suggests that the stoichiometry to be 1:2 (metal:ligand). Magnetic susceptibility data coupled with electronic spectra suggest that two ligands coordinate to each metal atom by phenolic oxygen and imino nitrogen to form high spin octahedral complex with Co(II), Mn(II) and Ni(II). The fifth and sixth position of metal ion is satisfied with water molecules. The thermal behaviour (TG/DTA) of the synthesised complexes shows that the complexes loss water molecules in the first step followed by decomposition of the ligand. Spin Hamiltonian parameters predict a distorted tetrahedral geometry for the copper complex. XRD and SEM analysis provide the crystalline nature and the morphology of the metal complexes. The in vitro biological activity of the metal chelates is tested against the Gram positive bacteria (Bacillus amyloliquifacians) and gram negative bacteria (Pseudomonas species), fungus (Aspergillus niger) and yeast (Sacchromyces cereviaceae). Most of the metal chelates exhibited higher biological activities. PMID:18313976

  2. Spectral, XRD, SEM and biological activities of transition metal complexes of polydentate ligands containing thiazole moiety

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    Neelakantan, M. A.; Marriappan, S. S.; Dharmaraja, J.; Jeyakumar, T.; Muthukumaran, K.

    2008-11-01

    Metal complexes of o-vanillidene-2-aminobenzothiazole have been prepared and characterized by elemental and spectral (vibrational, electronic, 1H NMR and EPR) data as well as magnetic susceptibility measurements and thermo gravimetric analysis (TG/DTA). The low molar conductance values reveal the non-electrolytic nature of these complexes. The elemental analysis suggests that the stoichiometry to be 1:2 (metal:ligand). Magnetic susceptibility data coupled with electronic spectra suggest that two ligands coordinate to each metal atom by phenolic oxygen and imino nitrogen to form high spin octahedral complex with Co(II), Mn(II) and Ni(II). The fifth and sixth position of metal ion is satisfied with water molecules. The thermal behaviour (TG/DTA) of the synthesised complexes shows that the complexes loss water molecules in the first step followed by decomposition of the ligand. Spin Hamiltonian parameters predict a distorted tetrahedral geometry for the copper complex. XRD and SEM analysis provide the crystalline nature and the morphology of the metal complexes. The in vitro biological activity of the metal chelates is tested against the Gram positive bacteria ( Bacillus amyloliquifacians) and gram negative bacteria ( Pseudomonas species), fungus ( Aspergillus niger) and yeast ( Sacchromyces cereviaceae). Most of the metal chelates exhibited higher biological activities.

  3. Tuning the Topology and Functionality of MetalOrganic Frameworks by Ligand Design

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    Zhao, Dan; Timmons, Daren J; Yuan, Daqiang; Zhou, Hong-Cai

    2011-02-15

    Metalorganic frameworks (MOFs)highly crystalline hybrid materials that combine metal ions with rigid organic ligandshave emerged as an important class of porous materials. The organic ligands add flexibility and diversity to the chemical structures and functions of these materials. In this Account, we summarize our laboratorys experience in tuning the topology and functionality of MOFs by ligand design. These investigations have led to new materials with interesting properties. By using a ligand that can adopt different symmetry conformations through free internal bond rotation, we have obtained two MOFs that are supramolecular stereoisomers of each other at different reaction temperatures. In another case, where the dimerized ligands function as a D?-Piedfort unit spacer, we achieve chiral (10,3)-a networks. In the design of MOF-based materials for hydrogen and methane storage, we focused on increasing the gas affinity of frameworks by using ligands with different geometries to control the pore size and effectively introduce unsaturated metal centers (UMCs) into the framework. Framework interpenetration in PCN-6 (PCN stands for porous coordination network) can lead to higher hydrogen uptake. Because of the proper alignment of the UMCs, PCN-12 holds the record for uptake of hydrogen at 77 K/760 Torr. In the case of methane storage, PCN-14 with anthracene-derived ligand achieves breakthrough storage capacity, at a level 28% higher than the U.S. Department of Energy target. Selective gas adsorption requires a pore size comparable to that of the target gas molecules; therefore, we use bulky ligands and network interpenetration to reduce the pore size. In addition, with the help of an amphiphilic ligand, we were able to use temperature to continuously change pore size in a 2D layer MOF. Adding charge to an organic ligand can also stabilize frameworks. By ionizing the amine group within mesoMOF-1, the resulting electronic repulsion keeps the network from collapsing, giving rise to the first case of mesoporous MOF that demonstrates the type IV isotherm. We use dendritic hexacarboxylate ligands to synthesize an isoreticular series of MOFs with (3,24)-connected network topology. The cuboctahedral cages serve as building blocks that narrow the opening of the mesocavities into microwindows and stabilize these MOFs. The resulting materials have exceptionally high surface areas and hydrogen uptake capacities. Despite the many achievements in MOF development, there is still ample opportunity for further exploration. We will be continuing our efforts and look forward to contributing to this blossoming field in the next decade.

  4. Tuning the topology and functionality of metal-organic frameworks by ligand design.

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    Zhao, Dan; Timmons, Daren J; Yuan, Daqiang; Zhou, Hong-Cai

    2011-02-15

    Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)-highly crystalline hybrid materials that combine metal ions with rigid organic ligands-have emerged as an important class of porous materials. The organic ligands add flexibility and diversity to the chemical structures and functions of these materials. In this Account, we summarize our laboratory's experience in tuning the topology and functionality of MOFs by ligand design. These investigations have led to new materials with interesting properties. By using a ligand that can adopt different symmetry conformations through free internal bond rotation, we have obtained two MOFs that are supramolecular stereoisomers of each other at different reaction temperatures. In another case, where the dimerized ligands function as a D(3)-Piedfort unit spacer, we achieve chiral (10,3)-a networks. In the design of MOF-based materials for hydrogen and methane storage, we focused on increasing the gas affinity of frameworks by using ligands with different geometries to control the pore size and effectively introduce unsaturated metal centers (UMCs) into the framework. Framework interpenetration in PCN-6 (PCN stands for porous coordination network) can lead to higher hydrogen uptake. Because of the proper alignment of the UMCs, PCN-12 holds the record for uptake of hydrogen at 77 K/760 Torr. In the case of methane storage, PCN-14 with anthracene-derived ligand achieves breakthrough storage capacity, at a level 28% higher than the U.S. Department of Energy target. Selective gas adsorption requires a pore size comparable to that of the target gas molecules; therefore, we use bulky ligands and network interpenetration to reduce the pore size. In addition, with the help of an amphiphilic ligand, we were able to use temperature to continuously change pore size in a 2D layer MOF. Adding charge to an organic ligand can also stabilize frameworks. By ionizing the amine group within mesoMOF-1, the resulting electronic repulsion keeps the network from collapsing, giving rise to the first case of mesoporous MOF that demonstrates the type IV isotherm. We use dendritic hexacarboxylate ligands to synthesize an isoreticular series of MOFs with (3,24)-connected network topology. The cuboctahedral cages serve as building blocks that narrow the opening of the mesocavities into microwindows and stabilize these MOFs. The resulting materials have exceptionally high surface areas and hydrogen uptake capacities. Despite the many achievements in MOF development, there is still ample opportunity for further exploration. We will be continuing our efforts and look forward to contributing to this blossoming field in the next decade. PMID:21126015

  5. Impact of ligand protonation on eigen-type metal complexation kinetics in aqueous systems.

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    van Leeuwen, Herman P; Town, Raewyn M; Buffle, Jacques

    2007-03-22

    The impact of ligand protonation on metal speciation dynamics is quantitatively described. Starting from the usual situation for metal complex formation reactions in aqueous systems, i.e., exchange of water for the ligand in the inner coordination sphere as the rate-determining step (Eigen mechanism), expressions are derived for the lability of metal complexes with protonated and unprotonated ligand species being involved in formation of the precursor outer-sphere complex. A differentiated approach is developed whereby the contributions from all outer-sphere complexes are included in the rate of complex formation, to an extent weighted by their respective stabilities. The stability of the ion pair type outer-sphere complex is given particular attention, especially for the case of multidentate ligands containing several charged sites. It turns out that in such cases, the effective ligand charge can be considerably different from the formal charge. The lability of Cd(II) complexes with 1,2-diaminoethane-N,N'-diethanoic acid at a microelectrode is reasonably well predicted by the new approach. PMID:17388287

  6. Bivalent transition metal complexes of ONO donor hydrazone ligand: Synthesis, structural characterization and antimicrobial activity.

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    Bhaskar, Ravindra; Salunkhe, Nilesh; Yaul, Amit; Aswar, Anand

    2015-12-01

    Mononuclear transition metal complexes of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) with a new hydrazone ligand derived from pyrazine-2-carbohydrazide and 2-hydroxyacetophenone have been synthesized. The isolated complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, spectral and analytical methods including elemental analyses, IR, diffuse reflectance, (1)H-NMR, mass spectra, molar conductance, magnetic moment, ESR, XRD, TG and SEM analysis. From the elemental analyses data, the stoichiometry of the complexes was found to be 1:1 (metal:ligand) having the general formulae [M(HL)(Cl)(H2O)2], [M=Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II)] and [M(L)(H2O)], [M=Zn(II) and Cd(II)]. The molar conductance values indicate the nonelectrolytic nature of metal complexes. The IR spectral data suggest that the ligand behaves as tridentate moiety with ONO donor atoms sequence towards central metal ion. The Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes have been assigned a monomeric octahedral geometry whereas tetrahedral to Zn(II) and Cd(II) complexes. The antibacterial and antifungal activities of the ligand and its metal complexes were studied against bacterial species Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis and Streptococcus pyogenes and fungi Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus clavatus. The activity data show that the metal complexes have a promising biological activity comparable with the parent ligand against all bacterial and fungal species. PMID:26163785

  7. Estimating the acidity of transition metal hydride and dihydrogen complexes by adding ligand acidity constants.

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    Morris, Robert H

    2014-02-01

    A simple equation (pKa(THF) = ?AL + Ccharge + Cnd + Cd6) can be used to obtain an estimate of the pKa of diamagnetic transition metal hydride and dihydrogen complexes in tetrahydrofuran, and, by use of conversion equations, in other solvents. It involves adding acidity constants AL for each of the ligands in the 5-, 6-, 7-, or 8-coordinate conjugate base complex of the hydride or dihydrogen complex along with a correction for the charge (Ccharge = -15, 0 or 30 for x = +1, 0 or -1 charge, respectively) and the periodic row of the transition metal (Cnd = 0 for 3d or 4d metal, 2 for 5d metal) as well as a correction for d(6) octahedral acids (Cd6 = 6 for d(6) metal ion in the acid, 0 for others) that are not dihydrogen complexes. Constants AL are provided for 13 commonly occurring ligand types; of these, nine neutral ligands are correlated with Lever's electrochemical ligand parameters EL. This method gives good estimates of the over 170 literature pKa values that range from less than zero to 50 with a standard deviation of 3 pKa units for complexes of the metals chromium to nickel, molybdenum, ruthenium to palladium, and tungsten to platinum in the periodic table. This approach allows a quick assessment of the acidity of hydride complexes found in nature (e.g., hydrogenases) and in industry (e.g., catalysis and hydrogen energy applications). The pKa values calculated for acids that have bulky or large bite angle chelating ligands deviate the most from this correlation. The method also provides an estimate of the base strength of the deprotonated form of the complex. PMID:24410025

  8. Metal-ligand cooperation by aromatization-dearomatization as a tool in single bond activation.

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    Milstein, David

    2015-03-13

    Metal-ligand cooperation (MLC) plays an important role in bond activation processes, enabling many chemical and biological catalytic reactions. A recent new mode of activation of chemical bonds involves ligand aromatization-dearomatization processes in pyridine-based pincer complexes in which chemical bonds are broken reversibly across the metal centre and the pincer-ligand arm, leading to new bond-making and -breaking processes, and new catalysis. In this short review, such processes are briefly exemplified in the activation of C-H, H-H, O-H, N-H and B-H bonds, and mechanistic insight is provided. This new bond activation mode has led to the development of various catalytic reactions, mainly based on alcohols and amines, and to a stepwise approach to thermal H2 and light-induced O2 liberation from water. PMID:25666071

  9. Metal complexes of ONO donor Schiff base ligand as a new class of bioactive compounds; Synthesis, characterization and biological evolution

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    Kumar Naik, K. H.; Selvaraj, S.; Naik, Nagaraja

    2014-10-01

    Present work reviews that, the synthesis of (E)-N";-((7-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxo-2H-chromen-8-yl)methylene)benzohydrazide [L] ligand and their metal complexes. The colored complexes were prepared of type [M2+L]X2, where M2+ = Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Sr and Cd, L = (7-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxo-2H-chromen-8-yl)methylene)benzohydrazide, X = Cl-. Ligand derived from the condensation of 8-formyl-7-hydroxy-4-methylcoumarin and benzohydrazide in the molar ratio 1:1 and in the molar ratio 1:2 for metal complexes have been prepared. The chelation of the ligand to metal ions occurs through the both oxygen groups, as well as the nitrogen atoms of the azomethine group of the ligand. Reactions of the Schiff base ligand with Manganese(II), Cobalt(II), Nickel(II), Copper(II), Strontium(II), and Cadmium(II) afforded the corresponding metal complexes. The structures of the obtained ligand and their respective metal complexes were elucidated by infra-red, elemental analysis, Double beam UV-visible spectra, conductometric measurements, magnetic susceptibility measurements and also thermochemical studies. The metal complex exhibits octahedral coordination geometrical arrangement. Schiff base ligand and their metal complexes were tested against antioxidants, antidiabetic and antimicrobial activities have been studied. The Schiff base metal complexes emerges effective ?-glucosidase inhibitory activity than free Schiff base ligand.

  10. Theoretical dynamical studies of metal clusters and cluster-ligand systems

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    Jellinek, J.

    1995-06-01

    In what follows we use the term cluster to designate a cohesive group of like atoms (molecules), i.e., bare ({open_quotes}neet{close_quotes} {open_quotes}naked{close_quotes}) clusters. More generally, the term is also used for organo- and inorganometallic compounds, i.e., ligated clusters. Although the approaches and techniques used by the various disciplines to study metal-ligand interactions are quite different, many of the central subjects and issues are common for them. The common subjects include possible geometric structures and isomeric forms, structural (isomerization) transitions, stability, fluxionality, structure-reactivity correlation (or lack of it), role of coordination, etc. However, the precise interpretation of these issues and the details emphasized by the different disciplines are dictated by the nature of the objects studied and may not, therefore, be identical. For example, questions regarding structures, isomerization transitions, fluxionality or even melting of metal clusters refer to the state and properties of the metal network itself. The same questions, when asked in connection with organo- and inorganometallic compounds, often refer to the arrangements and rearrangements of the ligands attached to a metal framework of a fixed structure. Of course, when required, the state of and changes in the metal framework are considered as well. The fields of metal-containing molecular compounds, surface science, and physics and chemistry of clusters furnish complementary information on a broad variety of metal-ligand systems. A comprehensive understanding of the nature and properties of these systems, as defined by the type and number of metal atoms and ligands involved, can be achieved only through a mutual awareness of and continuing progress in all of these research areas.

  11. Theoretical dynamical studies of metal clusters and cluster-ligand systems

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    Jellinek, J.

    1995-04-01

    In what follows we use the term cluster to designate a cohesive group of like atoms (molecules), i.e., bare ('neet', 'naked')clusters.More generally, the term is also used for organo- and inorganometallic compounds, i.e., ligated clusters. Although the approaches and techniques used by the various disciplines to study metal-ligand interactions are quite different, many of the central subjects and issues are common for them. The common subjects include possible geometric structures and isomeric forms, structural (isomerization) transitions, stability, fluxionality, structure-reactivity correlation (or lack of it), role of coordination, etc. However, the precise interpretation of these issues and the details emphasized by the different disciplines are dictated by the nature of the objects studied and may not, therefore, be identical. For example, questions regarding structures, isomerization transitions, fluxionality or even melting of metal clusters refer to the state and properties of the metal network itself. The same questions, when asked in connection with organo- and inorganometallic compounds, often refer to the arrangements and rearrangements of the ligands attached to a metal framework of a fixed structure. Of course, when required, the state of and changes in the metal framework are considered as well. The fields of metal-containing molecular compounds, surface science, and physics and chemistry of clusters furnish complementary information on a broad variety of metal-ligand systems. A comprehensive understanding of the nature and properties of these systems, as defined by the type and number of metal atoms and ligands involved, can be achieved only through a mutual awareness of and continuing progress in all of these research areas.

  12. Pseudopeptidic ligands: exploring the self-assembly of isophthaloylbisglycine (H2IBG) and divalent metal ions.

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    Dokorou, Vassiliki N; Milios, Constantinos J; Tsipis, Athanassios C; Haukka, Matti; Weidler, Peter G; Powell, Annie K; Kostakis, George E

    2012-10-28

    We present a systematic study of the complexation of the new pseudopeptidic ligand isophthaloylbisglycine (H(2)IBG) with divalent metal ions of varying ionic radius. This work represents the initial employment of H(2)IBG in the coordination chemistry of alkaline earth, 3d transition, Zn(II) and Cd(II) metal elements. Infrared, NMR, thermal, magnetic, adsorption and theoretical studies of these compounds are also discussed. PMID:22955234

  13. Rare Earth Metal Complexes of Bidentate Nitroxide Ligands: Synthesis and Electrochemistry.

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    Kim, Jee Eon; Bogart, Justin A; Carroll, Patrick J; Schelter, Eric J

    2016-01-19

    We report rare earth metal complexes with tri- and bidentate ligands including strongly electron-donating nitroxide groups. The tridentate ligand 1,3,5-tris(2'-tert-butylhydroxylaminoaryl)benzene (H3arene-triNOx) was complexed to cerium(IV) in a 2:1 ligand-to-metal stoichiometry as Ce(Harene-triNOx)2 (1). Cyclic voltammetry of this compound showed stabilization of the tetravalent cerium cation with a Ce(IV/III) couple at E1/2 = -1.82 V versus Fc/Fc(+). On the basis of the uninvolvement of the third nitroxide group in the coordination chemistry with the cerium(IV) cation, the ligand system was redesigned toward a simpler bidentate mode, and a series of rare earth metal-arene-diNOx complexes were prepared with La(III), Ce(IV), Pr(III), Tb(III), and Y(III), [RE(arene-diNOx)2](-) ([2-RE](-), RE = La, Pr, Y, Tb) and Ce(IV)(arene-diNOx)2, where H2arene-diNOx = 1,3-bis(2'-tert-butylhydroxylaminoaryl)benzene. The core structures were isostructural throughout the series, with three nitroxide groups in ?(2) binding modes and one ?(1) nitroxide group coordinated to the metal center in the solid state. In all cases except Ce(IV)(arene-diNOx)2, electrochemical analysis described two subsequent, ligand-based, quasi-reversible redox waves, indicating that a stable [N-O] group was generated on the electrochemical time scale. Chemical oxidation of the terbium complex was performed, and isolation of the resulting complex, Tb(arene-diNOx)2CH2Cl2 (3CH2Cl2), confirmed the assignment of the cyclic voltammograms. Magnetic data showed no evidence of mixing between the Tb(III) states and the states of the open-shell ligand. PMID:26689656

  14. Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of transition metal complexes derived from N, S bidentate ligands.

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    Md Yusof, Enis Nadia; S A Ravoof, Thahira Begum; Tiekink, Edward R T; Veerakumarasivam, Abhimanyu; Crouse, Karen Anne; Mohamed Tahir, Mohamed Ibrahim; Ahmad, Haslina

    2015-01-01

    Two bidentate NS ligands were synthesized by the condensation reaction of S-2-methylbenzyldithiocarbazate (S2MBDTC) with 2-methoxybenzaldehyde (2MB) and 3-methoxybenzaldehyde (3MB). The ligands were reacted separately with acetates of Cu(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) yielding 1:2 (metal:ligand) complexes. The metal complexes formed were expected to have a general formula of [M(NS)2] where M = Cu2+, Ni2+, and Zn2+. These compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductivity, magnetic susceptibility and various spectroscopic techniques. The magnetic susceptibility measurements and spectral results supported the predicted coordination geometry in which the Schiff bases behaved as bidentate NS donor ligands coordinating via the azomethine nitrogen and thiolate sulfur. The molecular structures of the isomeric S2M2MBH (1) and S2M3MBH (2) were established by X-ray crystallography to have very similar l-shaped structures. The Schiff bases and their metal complexes were evaluated for their biological activities against estrogen receptor-positive (MCF-7) and estrogen receptor-negative (MDA-MB-231) breast cancer cell lines. Only the Cu(II) complexes showed marked cytotoxicity against the cancer cell lines. Both Schiff bases and other metal complexes were found to be inactive. In concordance with the cytotoxicity studies, the DNA binding studies indicated that Cu(II) complexes have a strong DNA binding affinity. PMID:25988384

  15. The second-shell metal ligands of human arginase affect coordination of the nucleophile and substrate.

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    Stone, Everett M; Chantranupong, Lynne; Georgiou, George

    2010-12-14

    The active sites of eukaryotic arginase enzymes are strictly conserved, especially the first- and second-shell ligands that coordinate the two divalent metal cations that generate a hydroxide molecule for nucleophilic attack on the guanidinium carbon of l-arginine and the subsequent production of urea and l-ornithine. Here by using comprehensive pairwise saturation mutagenesis of the first- and second-shell metal ligands in human arginase I, we demonstrate that several metal binding ligands are actually quite tolerant to amino acid substitutions. Of >2800 double mutants of first- and second-shell residues analyzed, we found more than 80 unique amino acid substitutions, of which four were in first-shell residues. Remarkably, certain second-shell mutations could modulate the binding of both the nucleophilic water/hydroxide molecule and substrate or product ligands, resulting in activity greater than that of the wild-type enzyme. The data presented here constitute the first comprehensive saturation mutagenesis analysis of a metallohydrolase active site and reveal that the strict conservation of the second-shell metal binding residues in eukaryotic arginases does not reflect kinetic optimization of the enzyme during the course of evolution. PMID:21053939

  16. N-Heterocyclic carbenes as supporting ligands in transition metal complexes of N2.

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    Ohki, Yasuhiro; Seino, Hidetake

    2016-01-01

    Recent developments have substantially expanded the scope of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) as ancillary ligands in coordination chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. This review provides a short overview of the emerging field of NHC-supported transition metal complexes of N2 and the possibilities to catalytically activate N2 in these complexes. PMID:26646731

  17. Orthogonal Ternary Functionalization of a Mesoporous Metal-Organic Framework via Sequential Postsynthetic Ligand Exchange.

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    Liu, Chong; Luo, Tian-Yi; Feura, Evan S; Zhang, Chen; Rosi, Nathaniel L

    2015-08-26

    A sequential postsynthetic ligand exchange process was used to prepare a series of mono-, di-, and trifunctionalized mesoporous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Using this process, orthogonal functional groups were installed and thereafter postsynthetically modified with dye and quencher molecules. Microspectrophotometry studies were used to determine the distribution of the two orthogonal functional groups within the MOF crystals. PMID:26256310

  18. Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of Transition Metal Complexes Derived from N, S Bidentate Ligands

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    Md Yusof, Enis Nadia; Ravoof, Thahira Begum S. A.; Tiekink, Edward R. T.; Veerakumarasivam, Abhimanyu; Crouse, Karen Anne; Mohamed Tahir, Mohamed Ibrahim; Ahmad, Haslina

    2015-01-01

    Two bidentate NS ligands were synthesized by the condensation reaction of S-2-methylbenzyldithiocarbazate (S2MBDTC) with 2-methoxybenzaldehyde (2MB) and 3-methoxybenzaldehyde (3MB). The ligands were reacted separately with acetates of Cu(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) yielding 1:2 (metal:ligand) complexes. The metal complexes formed were expected to have a general formula of [M(NS)2] where M = Cu2+, Ni2+, and Zn2+. These compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductivity, magnetic susceptibility and various spectroscopic techniques. The magnetic susceptibility measurements and spectral results supported the predicted coordination geometry in which the Schiff bases behaved as bidentate NS donor ligands coordinating via the azomethine nitrogen and thiolate sulfur. The molecular structures of the isomeric S2M2MBH (1) and S2M3MBH (2) were established by X-ray crystallography to have very similar l-shaped structures. The Schiff bases and their metal complexes were evaluated for their biological activities against estrogen receptor-positive (MCF-7) and estrogen receptor-negative (MDA-MB-231) breast cancer cell lines. Only the Cu(II) complexes showed marked cytotoxicity against the cancer cell lines. Both Schiff bases and other metal complexes were found to be inactive. In concordance with the cytotoxicity studies, the DNA binding studies indicated that Cu(II) complexes have a strong DNA binding affinity. PMID:25988384

  19. Construction of metal-ligand-coordinated multilayers and their selective separation behavior.

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    Zhang, Guojun; Ruan, Zhengang; Ji, Shulan; Liu, Zhongzhou

    2010-04-01

    In this article, a layer-by-layer (LbL)-assembled coordination multilayer on planar and 3D substrates was explored by the alternate deposition of a transition-metal-containing polyelectrolyte and a ligand-containing polymer via the formation of complexes. The metal-ligand coordination between the building blocks of Co(2+)-exchanged poly(styrene sulfonate) (PSS) and poly(4-vinyl pyridine) (P4 VP) has been demonstrated using UV-vis, FTIR, and XPS. The film thickness, structure, and morphology as well as the wettability as a function of bilayer number have been systematically investigated by profilometry, SEM, AFM, and contact angle analyzers. For the purpose of separation applications, the metal-ligand-coordinated multilayer was assembled on both flat sheet and hollow fiber polymeric porous substrates using a dynamic pressure-driven LbL technique. It was demonstrated that the LbL-assembled PSS(Co)(1/2)/P4 VP multilayer membrane had high dehydration performance with respect to different solvent-water mixtures; it also had aromatic compound permselectivity from aromatic-aliphatic hydrocarbons and water-softening capacity. Meanwhile, the successful assembly of multilayers on hollow fibers indicates that the dynamic pressure-driven LbL technique is a unique approach to the construction of multilayers on porous 3-D substrates. Therefore, the metal-ligand-coordinated self-assembly could emerge as a powerful technique for the preparation of a range of separation membranes in different types of modules. PMID:20350009

  20. Thioether-functionalized vegetable oils: Metal-absorbing biobased ligands

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    Vegetable oils containing thioether groups have been synthesized and used to effectively remove a heavy metal ion from an aqueous solution. The use of thioether-functionalized corn oil (TF-corn oil) and thioether-functionalized canola oil (TF-canola oil) were both effective in the extraction of Ag+ ...

  1. A comparative topological study of different metal-metal and metal-ligand interactions in polynuclear organometallic clusters

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    Van der Maelen, Juan F.; Garca-Granda, Santiago

    2015-01-22

    The existence and characterization of a bond between the Zn atoms in the recently synthesized complex [Zn{sub 2}(?{sup 5}?C{sub 5}Me{sub 5}){sub 2}] (I), as well as between two of the three Ru atoms in [Ru{sub 3}(??H){sub 2}(?{sub 3}?MeImCH)(CO{sub 9}] (Me{sub 2}Im?=?1,3-dimethylimidazolin-2-ylidene) (II), are firmly based on low temperature X-ray synchrotron diffraction experiments. The multipolar refinement of the experimental electron densities and their topological analyses by means of the Atoms in Molecules (AIM) theory reveal the details of the Zn-Zn and Ru-Ru bonds, such as their open-shell intermediate character. The results are consistent with a typical metal-metal single ? bond for the former, whereas a delocalized kind of bond involving 5c-6e is present in the latter. In addition, experimental results are compared with theoretical ab initio calculations of the DFT (density functional theory) and MP2 (Mo/ller-Plesset perturbation theory) electron densities, giving a coherent view of the bonding in both complexes. Many other topological properties of both compounds are also studied, in particular the different metal-ligand interactions.

  2. Production of Cisplatin-Incorporating Hyaluronan Nanogels via Chelating Ligand-Metal Coordination.

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    Ohta, Seiichi; Hiramoto, Syota; Amano, Yuki; Sato, Mayu; Suzuki, Yukimitsu; Shinohara, Marie; Emoto, Shigenobu; Yamaguchi, Hironori; Ishigami, Hironori; Sakai, Yasuyuki; Kitayama, Joji; Ito, Taichi

    2016-03-16

    Hyaluronan (HA) is a promising drug carrier for cancer therapy because of its CD44 targeting ability, good biocompatibility, and biodegradability. In this study, cisplatin (CDDP)-incorporating HA nanogels were fabricated through a chelating ligand-metal coordination cross-linking reaction. We conjugated chelating ligands, iminodiacetic acid or malonic acid, to HA and used them as a precursor polymer. By mixing the ligand-conjugated HA with CDDP, cross-linking occurred via coordination of the ligands with the platinum in CDDP, resulting in the spontaneous formation of CDDP-loaded HA nanogels. The nanogels showed pH-responsive release of CDDP, because the stability of the ligand-platinum complex decreases in an acidic environment. Cell viability assays for MKN45P human gastric cancer cells and Met-5A human mesothelial cells revealed that the HA nanogels selectively inhibited the growth of gastric cancer cells. In vivo experiments using a mouse model of peritoneal dissemination of gastric cancer demonstrated that HA nanogels specifically localized in peritoneal nodules after the intraperitoneal administration. Moreover, penetration assays using multicellular tumor spheroids indicated that HA nanogels had a significantly higher ability to penetrate tumors than conventional, linear HA. These results suggest that chelating-ligand conjugated HA nanogels will be useful for targeted cancer therapy. PMID:26781684

  3. Fixed-charge phosphine ligands to explore gas-phase coinage metal-mediated decarboxylation reactions.

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    Vikse, Krista; Khairallah, George N; McIndoe, J Scott; O'Hair, Richard A J

    2013-05-14

    A combination of multistage mass spectrometry experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to examine the decarboxylation reactions of a series of metal carboxylate complexes bearing a fixed-charge phosphine ligand, [(O3SC6H4)(C6H5)2PM(I)O2CR](-) (M = Cu, Ag, Au; R = Me, Et, benzyl, Ph). Collision-induced dissociation (CID) of these complexes using an LTQ linear ion mass spectrometer results in three main classes of reactions being observed: (1) decarboxylation; (2) loss of the phosphine ligand; (3) loss of carboxylic acid. The gas-phase unimolecular chemistry of the resultant decarboxylated organometallic ions, [(O3SC6H4)(C6H5)2PM(I)R](-), were also explored using CID experiments, and fragment primarily via loss of the phosphine ligand. Energy-resolved CID experiments on [(O3SC6H4)(C6H5)2PM(I)O2CR](-) (M = Cu, Ag, Au; R = Me, Et, benzyl, Ph) using a Q-TOF mass spectrometer were performed to gain a more detailed understanding of the factors influencing coinage metal-catalyzed decarboxylation and DFT calculations on the major fragmentation pathways aided in interpretation of the experimental results. Key findings are that: (1) the energy required for loss of the phosphine ligand follows the order Ag < Cu < Au; (2) the ease of decarboxylation of the coordinated RCO2 groups follows the order of R: Ph < PhCH2 < Me < Et; (3) in general, copper is best at facilitating decarboxylation, followed by gold then silver. The one exception to this trend is when R = Ph and M = Au which has the highest overall propensity for decarboxylation. The influence of the phosphine ligand on decarboxylation is also considered in comparison with previous studies on metal carboxylates that do not contain a phosphine ligand. PMID:23467311

  4. Functional and computational studies of the ligand-associated metal binding site of beta3 integrins.

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    Murcia, Marta; Jirouskova, Marketa; Li, Jihong; Coller, Barry S; Filizola, Marta

    2008-06-01

    A combination of experimental and computational approaches was used to provide a structural context for the role of the beta3 integrin subunit ligand-associated metal binding site (LIMBS) in the binding of physiological ligands to beta3 integrins. Specifically, we have carried out (1) adhesion assays on cells expressing normal alphaIIbeta3, normal alphaVbeta3, or the corresponding beta3 D217A LIMBS mutants; and (2) equilibrium and nonequilibrium (steered) molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of eptifibatide in complex with either a fully hydrated normal alphaIIbeta3 integrin fragment (alphaIIb beta-propeller and the beta3 betaA (I-like), hybrid, and PSI domains) or the equivalent beta3 D217A mutant. Normal alphaIIbeta3 expressing cells adhered to immobilized fibrinogen and echistatin, whereas cells expressing the alphaIIbeta3 D217A LIMBS mutant failed to adhere to either ligand. Similarly, the equivalent alphaVbeta3 mutant was unable to support adhesion to vitronectin or fibrinogen. The alphaIIbeta3 D217A mutation increased the binding of mAb AP5, which recognizes a ligand-induced binding site (LIBS) in the beta3 PSI domain, indicating that this mutation induced allosteric changes in the protein. Steered MD simulating the unbinding of eptifibatide from either normal alphaIIbeta3 or the equivalent beta3 D217A mutant suggested that the reduction in ligand binding caused by the LIMBS mutant required the loss of both the LIMBS and the metal ion-dependent adhesion site (MIDAS) metal ions. Our computational results indicate that the LIMBS plays a crucial role in ligand binding to alphaIIbeta3 by virtue of its effects on the coordination of the MIDAS. PMID:18175315

  5. Metal-Ligand Cooperativity in a Methandiide-Derived Iridium Carbene Complex.

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    Weismann, Julia; Waterman, Rory; Gessner, Viktoria H

    2016-03-01

    The synthesis, electronic structure, and reactivity of the first Group?9 carbene complex, [Cp*IrL] [L=C(Ph2 PS)(SO2 Ph)] (2), based on a dilithio methandiide are reported. Spectroscopic as well as computational studies have shown that, despite using a late transition-metal precursor, sufficient charge transfer occurred from the methandiide to the metal, resulting in a stable, nucleophilic carbene species with pronounced metal-carbon double-bond character. The potential of this iridium complex in the activation of a series of E-H bonds by means of metal-ligand cooperation has been tested. These studies have revealed distinct differences in the reactivity of 2 compared to a previously reported ruthenium analogue. Whereas attempts to activate the O-H bond in different phenol derivatives resulted in ligand cleavage, H-H and Si-H activation as well as dehydrogenation of isopropanol have been accomplished. These reactions are driven by the transformation of the carbene to an alkyl ligand. Contrary to a previously reported ruthenium carbene system, the dihydrogen activation has been found to proceed by a stepwise mechanism, with the activation first taking place solely at the metal. The activated products further reacted to afford a cyclometalated complex through liberation of the activated substrates. In the case of triphenylsilane, cyclometalation could thus be induced by a substoichiometric (i.e., catalytic) amount of silane. PMID:26748420

  6. Ligand Control over the Electronic Properties within the Metallic Core of Gold Nanoparticles.

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    Cirri, Anthony; Silakov, Alexey; Lear, Benjamin J

    2015-09-28

    The behavior of electrons within the metallic core of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) can be controlled by the nature of the surface chemistry of the AuNPs. Specifically, the conduction electron spin resonance (CESR) spectra of AuNPs of diameter 1.8-1.9 nm are sensitive to ligand exchange of hexanethiol for 4-bromothiophenol on the surface of the nanoparticle. Chemisorption of the aromatic ligand leads to a shift in the metallic electron's g-factor toward the value expected for pure gold systems, suggesting an increase in metallic character for the electrons within the gold core. Analysis by UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy reveals a concomitant bathochromic shift of the surface plasmon resonance band of the AuNP, indicating that other electronic properties of AuNPs are also affected by the ligand exchange. In total, our results demonstrate that the chemical nature of the ligand controls the valence band structure of AuNPs. PMID:26274014

  7. White phosphorus as a ligand for the coinage metals.

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    Forfar, Laura C; Clark, Timothy J; Green, Michael; Mansell, Stephen M; Russell, Christopher A; Sanguramath, Rajashekharayya A; Slattery, John M

    2012-02-14

    Reaction of equimolar quantities of MX (M = Au, Cu, X = Cl; M = Ag, X = OTf) and GaCl(3) in CH(2)Cl(2) with P(4) leads to phosphorus ligating a cationic coinage metal centre. For Cu and Ag, ion-contacted coordination polymers are formed; for Au, an ion-separated complex is observed that features the [Au(?(2)-P(4))(2)](+) cation, which is the first homoleptic Au-P(4) complex to be characterised in the condensed phase. PMID:22234580

  8. Advances in Homogeneous Catalysis Using Secondary Phosphine Oxides (SPOs): Pre-ligands for Metal Complexes.

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    Achard, Thierry

    2016-01-01

    The secondary phosphine oxides are known to exist in equilibrium between the pentavalent phosphine oxides (SPO) and the trivalent phosphinous acids (PA). This equilibrium can be displaced in favour of the trivalent tautomeric form upon coordination to late transition metals. This tutorial review provides the state of the art of the use of secondary phosphine oxides as pre-ligands in transition metal-catalysed reactions. Using a combination of SPOs and several metals such as Pd, Pt, Ru, Rh and Au, a series of effective and original transformations have been obtained and will be discussed here. PMID:26931212

  9. Synthesis and characterization of novel nitrogen-containing ligands for metal ion separations

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    Hoch, Cortney Leigh

    A serious limiting factor in the continued development of nuclear power is the disposal of high-level radioactive waste from spent nuclear fuel. The PUREX process can be used for the recovery of U and Pu, but it does not separate the products of fission which are potentially useful, but currently cause most of our problems with radioactive waste. An important complicating factor is the presence of large amounts of lanthanides in dissolved spent nuclear fuel. The separation of lanthanides (Ln) from actinides (An) is therefore critical to the future of nuclear power. One approach to recovering these materials and decreasing the volume of the radioactive waste is the development of novel, highly selective organic ligands for the lanthanide and actinide ions. The focus of this dissertation is to design and synthesize new tridentate polyaza-ligands expected to exhibit affinity for first-row transition metals, lanthanides and actinides. In general, these chelating agents are structurally and functionally related to the pyridine and bipyridine bis-triazinyl compounds that have been investigated for potential application as separations agents for radioactive materials. Selected 1,2,3-triazoles have been synthesized using Sharpless' "Click Chemistry". Variation of the backbone and substituents on the triazole ring allows for facile modification of the cation binding pocket and phase compatibility properties of the new compounds. Characterization of the new ligands was performed using conventional analytical methods. Overall, the studies with three different ligands revealed useful information about the continuing effort of ligand design for actinide (III)/lanthanide (III) separations. Crystal structures established the purity of the organic molecules by showing that the PTMP and BDTP ligands are able to bind transition metals. Also, it was shown that the BDTB ligand was able to bind to Nd 3+ as observed from the spectrophotometric titrations and the calculated binding constant. To increase the lipophilicity of the ligand, the addition of an alkyl chain on the 4-position of the pyridine ring could be made. This confirms that scientists are advancing in the area of ligand design and hopefully one day the ligand with all of the desired characteristics will be used to close the nuclear fuel cycle.

  10. Theoretical study on the structures and dissociation channels of metal dications solvated by acetonitrile ligands

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    Xiao, Chuanyun; Walker, Kendrick; Hagelberg, Frank; El-Nahas, Ahmed M.

    2004-04-01

    The structures and dissociation channels of metal dications solvated by one or two acetonitrile ligands, M2+(CH3CN)n (n=1, 2 for M=Be, and n=1 for M=Mg, Ca, Fe, Cu, and Zn), were studied by density functional theory at the B3LYP/6-311+G(d, p) level. The dissociation processes studied include the loss of a neutral ligand, the dissociative electron transfer, and the cleavage of neutral and charged methyl (CH3 and CH3+). For the diligated Be complex, the dissociative proton transfer is considered in addition to the processes indicated. The equilibrium structures of these complexes were found to be linear with the metal atom attached to the N-end of the CH3CN ligands for all metals except Cu, for which the structure is slightly bent. The calculated dissociation energies indicate that the complexes are thermodynamically stable with respect to all considered processes for M=Be, Mg, Ca, and Fe, but are thermodynamically unstable with respect to the dissociative electron transfer process for M=Cu and Zn and to the cleavage of CH3+ for M=Cu. The energy barriers for the processes of dissociative electron transfer and the cleavage of CH3+ are determined for all units, which suggests that the Zn2+CH3CN and Cu2+CH3CN species are kinetically metastable with long lifetimes. The loss of neutral CH3 is energetically unfavorable for all species. The loss of a neutral ligand is energetically unfavorable for all metals except Ca, where the loss of a neutral ligand is competitive with the dissociative electron transfer. The theoretical results agree well with available experimental observations.

  11. Actuated transitory metal--ligand bond as tunable electromechanical switch.

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    Ohmann, Robin; Vitali, Lucia; Kern, Klaus

    2010-08-11

    Electrically tunable molecules are highly attractive for the construction of molecular devices, such as switches, transistors, or machines. Here, we present a novel nanomechanical element triggered by an electrical bias as external stimulus. We demonstrate that a transitory chemical bond between a copper atom and coordinating organic molecules adsorbed on a metal surface acts as variable frequency switch, which can be actuated and probed by means of low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy. Whereas below a threshold bias voltage the bond is permanently either formed or broken the bonding state continuously oscillates at higher voltages. The switching rate of the bistable molecular system can be widely tuned from below 1 Hz up to the kilohertz regime. The quantum yield per tunneling electron to trigger a transition between the two states varies spatially and is related to the local density of states of the bonded and nonbonded configuration. PMID:20597466

  12. Electrophilic metal alkyl chemistry in new ligand environments

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    Jordan, Richard F.

    2002-09-11

    Cationic group 4 and actinide Cp{sub 2}MR{sup +} metallocenes, and isolobal neutral group 3 and lanthanide Cp{sub 2}MR analogs, are exceptionally reactive in insertion and {sigma}-bond metathesis processes, and have been exploited extensively in catalysis and synthesis, most notably single-site olefin polymerization. The objectives of recent work were to design new electrophilic metal alkyls based on non-Cp{sub 2}M structures, and to exploit these systems in fundamental and applied studies related to olefin polymerization and other catalytic reactions. Key results are reported in the following areas: discrete non-metallocene cationic group 4 alkyls, activation of non-metallocene compounds with methylalumoxane, and cationic aluminum alkyl compounds. Numerous structural formulas are included.

  13. Comparison of the electronic properties of diarylamido-based PNZ pincer ligands: redox activity at the ligand and donor ability toward the metal.

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    Davidson, Jillian J; DeMott, Jessica C; Douvris, Christos; Fafard, Claudia M; Bhuvanesh, Nattamai; Chen, Chun-Hsing; Herbert, David E; Lee, Chun-I; McCulloch, Billy J; Foxman, Bruce M; Ozerov, Oleg V

    2015-03-16

    This paper presents the synthesis and characterization of a series of pincer ligands and their Ni, Pd, Pt, and Rh complexes. The ligands under examination are based on a diarylamine which is modified either by two phosphino (-PR2) substituents in the ortho-positions (PNP ligands) or by a combination of a phosphino and an iminyl (-CH?NX) substituent (PNN ligands). The ligands can be broken down into three groups: (a) C2v-symmetric PNP ligands with identical side -PR2 donors, (b) Cs-symmetric PNP' ligands with different -PR2 side donors, and (c) PNN ligands containing a -P(i)Pr2 side donor. All of the ligands under study readily formed square-planar complexes of the types (PNZ)PdCl, (PNZ)Pd(OAc), and (PNZ)RhCO, where PNZ is the corresponding anionic tridentate pincer ligand. For select PNP ligands, (PNP)NiCl and (PNP)PtCl were also studied. The (PNZ)MCl complexes (M = Ni, Pd, Pt) underwent quasireversible oxidation in cyclic voltammetry experiments. Based on the close similarity of formal potentials for Ni, Pd, and Pt analogs, and based on the previous literature evidence, these oxidation events are ascribed primarily to the PNZ ligand, and the E1/2 values can be used to compare the ease of oxidation of different ligands. A (PNP)PdCl complex containing methoxy substituents para- to the central nitrogen underwent two quasireversible oxidations. Two mono-oxidized complexes were isolated and structurally characterized in comparison to their neutral analog, revealing minimal changes in the bond distances and angles. Several other neutral complexes were also structurally characterized. The carbonyl stretching frequency in (PNZ)RhCO complexes was used to gauge the donating ability of the various pincer ligands toward the metal. Comparison of E1/2 values for (PNZ)PdCl and ?CO values for (PNZ)RhCO revealed that the two are not consistently correlated across all the studied ligands and can be tuned to different degrees through judicious ligand alteration. PMID:25714352

  14. Atomically Precise Alkynyl-Protected Metal Nanoclusters as a Model Catalyst: Observation of Promoting Effect of Surface Ligands on Catalysis by Metal Nanoparticles.

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    Wang, Yu; Wan, Xian-Kai; Ren, Liting; Su, Haifeng; Li, Gang; Malola, Sami; Lin, Shuichao; Tang, Zichao; Häkkinen, Hannu; Teo, Boon K; Wang, Quan-Ming; Zheng, Nanfeng

    2016-03-16

    Metal nanoclusters whose surface ligands are removable while keeping their metal framework structures intact are an ideal system for investigating the influence of surface ligands on catalysis of metal nanoparticles. We report in this work an intermetallic nanocluster containing 62 metal atoms, Au34Ag28(PhC≡C)34, and its use as a model catalyst to explore the importance of surface ligands in promoting catalysis. As revealed by single-crystal diffraction, the 62 metal atoms in the cluster are arranged as a four-concentric-shell Ag@Au17@Ag27@Au17 structure. All phenylalkynyl (PA) ligands are linearly coordinated to the surface Au atoms with staple "PhC≡C-Au-C≡CPh" motif. Compared with reported thiolated metal nanoclusters, the surface PA ligands on Au34Ag28(PhC≡C)34 are readily removed at relatively low temperatures, while the metal core remains intact. The clusters before and after removal of surface ligands are used as catalysts for the hydrolytic oxidation of organosilanes to silanols. It is, for the first time, demonstrated that the organic-capped metal nanoclusters work as active catalysts much better than those with surface ligands partially or completely removed. PMID:26922997

  15. Redox-induced reversible metal assembly through translocation and reversible ligand coupling in tetranuclear metal sandwich frameworks.

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    Murahashi, Tetsuro; Shirato, Katsunori; Fukushima, Azusa; Takase, Kohei; Suenobu, Tomoyoshi; Fukuzumi, Shunichi; Ogoshi, Sensuke; Kurosawa, Hideo

    2012-01-01

    Sandwich structures formed by metal atoms intercalated between sp(2)-carbon planes can be found either in metal-graphite-based materials or discrete multinuclear sandwich complexes. Their reactivity, and in particular their dynamic behaviour, has recently attracted interest both from a structural and a practical aspect, for example in catalysis. However, progress in this area has been rather slow, and it remains difficult to elucidate their structure and behaviour at the molecular level. Here, we report two sandwich complexes--in which four palladium centres are incorporated between two ?-conjugated ligands--which exhibit two modes of redox-switchable structural changes. In the first complex, the tetrapalladium chain is split by oxidation into two well-separated dipalladium units. This motion is reversed on reduction. In the second complex, reversible carbon-carbon coupling occurs between the ligands during the redox process. PMID:22169872

  16. Metal-organic frameworks based on uranyl and phosphonate ligands.

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    Monteiro, Bernardo; Fernandes, Jos A; Pereira, Cludia C L; Vilela, Srgio M F; Tom, Joo P C; Maralo, Joaquim; Almeida Paz, Filipe A

    2014-02-01

    Three new crystalline metal-organic frameworks have been prepared from the reaction of uranyl nitrate with nitrilotris(methylphosphonic acid) [H6nmp, N(CH2PO3H2)3], 1,4-phenylenebis(methylene)diphosphonic acid [H4pmd, C6H4(PO3H2)2], and (benzene-1,3,5-triyltris(methylene))triphosphonic acid [H6bmt, C6H3(PO3H2)3]. Compound [(UO2)2F(H3nmp)(H2O)]4H2O (I) crystallizes in space group C2/c, showing two crystallographically independent uranyl centres with pentagonal bipyramidal coordination geometries. While one metal centre is composed of a {(UO2)O3(?-F)}2 dimer, the other comprises an isolated {(UO2)O5} polyhedron. Compound [(UO2)(H2pmd)] (II) crystallizes in space group P21/c, showing a centrosymmetric uranyl centre with an octahedral {(UO2)O4} coordination geometry. Compound [(UO2)3(H3bmt)2(H2O)2]14H2O (III) crystallizes in space group P\\bar 1, showing two crystallographically independent uranyl centres. One uranyl centre is a {(UO2)O5} pentagonal bipyramid similar to that in (I), while the other is a {(UO2)O4} centrosymmetric octahedron similar to that in (II). Compounds (I) and (III) contain solvent-accessible volumes accounting for ca 23.6 and 26.9% of their unit-cell volume, respectively. In (I) the cavity has a columnar shape and is occupied by disordered water molecules, while in (III) the cavity is a two-dimensional layer with more ordered water molecules. All compounds have been studied in the solid state using FT-IR spectroscopy. Topological studies show that compounds (I) and (III) are trinodal, with 3,6,6- and 4,4,6-connected networks, respectively. Compound (II) is instead a 4-connected uninodal network of the type cds. PMID:24441125

  17. Extraction of metals using supercritical fluid and chelate forming ligand

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    Wai, C.M.; Laintz, K.E.

    1998-03-24

    A method of extracting metalloid and metal species from a solid or liquid material by exposing the material to a supercritical fluid solvent containing a chelating agent is described. The chelating agent forms chelates that are soluble in the supercritical fluid to allow removal of the species from the material. In preferred embodiments, the extraction solvent is supercritical carbon dioxide and the chelating agent is a fluorinated {beta}-diketone. In especially preferred embodiments the extraction solvent is supercritical carbon dioxide, and the chelating agent comprises a fluorinated {beta}-diketone and a trialkyl phosphate, or a fluorinated {beta}-diketone and a trialkylphosphine oxide. Although a trialkyl phosphate can extract lanthanides and actinides from acidic solutions, a binary mixture comprising a fluorinated {beta}-diketone and a trialkyl phosphate or a trialkylphosphine oxide tends to enhance the extraction efficiencies for actinides and lanthanides. The method provides an environmentally benign process for removing contaminants from industrial waste without using acids or biologically harmful solvents. The method is particularly useful for extracting actinides and lanthanides from acidic solutions. The chelate and supercritical fluid can be regenerated, and the contaminant species recovered, to provide an economic, efficient process. 7 figs.

  18. De Novo Design of Ligands for Metal Separation - Final Report - 09/15/1996 - 09/14/2000

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    Marshall, Garland, R.

    2001-09-14

    This application focuses on the development of appropriate computation tools and parameters for the de novo design of selective metal ligands. We have developed a successful suite of tools for computer-aided design of ligands for receptors of known three-dimensional structure (structure-based design), including the prediction of affinity. Adaptation of the algorithms to place donor atoms at appropriate geometrical locations surrounding the metal of interest, rather than filling up a cavity with donor/acceptor atoms placed optimally to interact with a protein active site, is straightforward. Appropriate geometrical parameters for metals can be derived from crystal structures and force constants adapted from recent advances in theories of metal-ligand interactions. The practical goal is computer-aided design of ligands which would be selective for one metal over another with a predicted selectivity ratio and affinity.

  19. K? Mainline X-ray Emission Spectroscopy as an Experimental Probe of MetalLigand Covalency

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    2015-01-01

    The mainline feature in metal K? X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) has long been recognized as an experimental marker for the spin state of the metal center. However, even within a series of metal compounds with the same nominal oxidation and spin state, significant changes are observed that cannot be explained on the basis of overall spin. In this work, the origin of these effects is explored, both experimentally and theoretically, in order to develop the chemical information content of K? mainline XES. Ligand field expressions are derived that describe the behavior of K? mainlines for first row transition metals with any dn count, allowing for a detailed analysis of the factors governing mainline shape. Further, due to limitations associated with existing computational approaches, we have developed a new methodology for calculating K? mainlines using restricted active space configuration interaction (RASCI) calculations. This approach eliminates the need for empirical parameters and provides a powerful tool for investigating the effects that chemical environment exerts on the mainline spectra. On the basis of a detailed analysis of the intermediate and final states involved in these transitions, we confirm the known sensitivity of K? mainlines to metal spin state via the 3p3d exchange coupling. Further, a quantitative relationship between the splitting of the K? mainline features and the metalligand covalency is established. Thus, this study furthers the quantitative electronic structural information that can be extracted from K? mainline spectroscopy. PMID:24914450

  20. Differentially ligand-functionalized microcantilever arrays for metal ion identification and sensing.

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    Chapman, Peter J; Long, Zhou; Datskos, Panos G; Archibald, Richard; Sepaniak, Michael J

    2007-09-15

    A microcantilever array sensor with cantilevers differentially functionalized with self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiolated ligands is prepared by simultaneous capillary coating. This array is described for the detection of metal ions including Li+, Cs+, Cu2+, Co2+, Fe3+, and Al3+. Binding of the charged metal cations to the surface of the microcantilever sensors produces surface stress that causes bending of the cantilevers that is detected as tip deflection using an array of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers and a position-sensitive detector. Optimization studies of the nanostructured dealloyed surface were performed for SAMs based on their response to Cu2+ cations. Sensor performance experiments demonstrate good sensitivity toward metal ions, with limits of detection as low as 10(-8) molar. A multiplex capillary coating method for cantilever array creation is demonstrated and validated based on surface-enhanced Raman spectra obtained from adjacent cantilevers that were functionalized with different thiolated SAMs. The cantilever array coated with a range of thiolated ligands was exposed to the group of metal ions. The response characteristics of each metal ion show substantial diversity, varying not only in response magnitude, but response kinetics. A pattern recognition algorithm based on a combination of independent component analysis and support vector machines was able to validate that the sensor array response profiles produced enough information content that metal ions could be reliably classified with probabilities as high as 89%. PMID:17705449

  1. New oligothienyl-phenanthroline ligands: precursors for polymers consisting of conjugated links entwined around transition metal

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    Bidan, G.; Billon, M.; Divisia-Blohorn, B.; Leroy, B.; Vidal, P. L.; Kern, J. M.; Sauvage, J. P.

    1998-06-01

    A new class of complexes of entwined ligands, Cu(T1)2+ et Cu(T2)2^+, has been synthetized respectively from the 2,9-di-(2-thienyl)-1,10-phe nanthroline (T1) and the 2,9-di-(2-bithienyl)-1,10-phenanthroline (T2). Their spectroscopic and electrochemical properties have been studied. Electropolymerization of these ligands and complexes on platinum electrode is depicted. Cu(T1)2+ leads to a monolayer which doesn't contain metallic center. On the other hand, the film obtained from Cu(T2)2+ shows an electroactivity of both the metallic center and the polymer matrix. Une nouvelle famille de complexes ligands encastrs, Cu(T1)2+ et Cu(T2)2^+, a t synthtise respectivement partir de la 2,9-di-(2-thienyl)-1,10-phnanthroline (T1) et de la 2,9-di-(2-bithienyl)-1,10-phnanthroline (T2). Leurs proprits spectroscopiques et lectrochimiques sont tudies. L'lectropolymrisation sur lectrode de platine des ligands et des complexes est dcrite. Cu(T1)2+ conduit des monocouches ne contenant plus de centres mtalliques. En revanche, le film obtenu partir de Cu(T2)2+ prsente la fois une lectroactivit du centre mtallique et de la matrice polythiophne.

  2. Four transition metal complexes with a semicarbazone ligand bearing pyrazine unit

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    Chen, Hong; Ma, Xiu-qin; Lv, Yan-yun; Jia, Lei; Xu, Jun; Wang, Yuan; Ge, Zhi-jun

    2016-04-01

    Four new complexes based on L (where L = 3-ethyl-2-acetylpyrazine semicarbazone), namely [CoL2]Cl2·0.5H2O (1), [CoL2](NO3)2 (2), [CdL(H2O)2(NO3)](NO3)·H2O (3) and [CuL(CH3OH)Cl2]·[CuLCl2] (4) have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction analyses. The results show that the semicarbazone acts as a tridentate neutral ligand in all complexes. Each of complex 1 and 2 reveals a distorted octahedral geometry around the metal ion provided by two units of the ligand, while the ratio of the ligand and metal is 1:1 in complexes 3 and 4. The effect of complexes 1-4 on cell proliferation, apoptosis of human pancreatic cancer (Patu8988), human gastric cancer (SGC7901) and human hepatic cancer (SMMC7721) cell lines have been detected by MTT assay, Annexin V/PI double staining flow cytometry and TUNEL assay. The results show that complexes 1-4 can inhibit cell proliferation of Patu8988, SGC7901 and SMMC7721 cells, significantly higher than the effect of the ligand. However, the complex 4 reveals higher apoptosis rate, and displays up-regulated expression level of caspase 3, detected by western blotting, which also indicates the complex 4 can induce caspase-dependent cell apoptosis in SMMC7721.

  3. Photoinduced charge, ion & energy transfer processes at transition-metal coordination compounds anchored to mesoporous, nanocrystalline metal-oxide thin films

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    Ardo, Shane

    Photovoltaics provide a direct means of converting photons into useful, electric power; however traditional silicon-based technologies are too expensive for global commercialization. Dye-sensitized mesoporous semiconducting thin films, when utilized in regenerative photoelectrochemical cells, are one category of next generation photovoltaics that could eventually circumvent this issue. In fact, their architecture also affords a clear platform for implementation of a direct, solar fuel-forming system. The mechanisms involved in the myriad of molecular processes that occur in these molecular--solid-state hybrid materials are poorly understood. Thus, the overriding goal of this dissertation was to evaluate sensitized mesoporous, nanocrystalline metal-oxide thin films critically so as to elucidate mechanistic phenomena. Using transient and steady-state absorption and emission spectroscopies as well as (photo)electrochemistry, various previously unobserved processes have been identified. Chapter 2 demonstrates for the first time that the electric fields emanating from these charged thin films affect surface-anchored molecular sensitizers via a Stark effect. In most cases, further, but incomplete, ionic screening of the charged nanoparticles from the sensitizers, as non-Faradaic electrolyte redistribution, was spectroscopically inferred after rapid semiconductor charging. Chapter 3 highlights the reactivity of Co(I) coordination-compound catalysts anchored to anatase TiO2 thin-film electrodes. Visible-light excitation resulted in prompt excited-state electron injection into TiO2 while introduction of benzylbromide into the fluid solution surrounding the thin film led to a 2e--transfer, oxidative-addition reaction to Co1 forming a stable Co--benzyl product. Subsequent visible-light excitation initiated a photocatalytic cycle for C--C bond formation. Unique to the nanocrystalline thin films employed here, Chapter 4 demonstrates that traditional time-resolved polarization spectroscopy can be employed to monitor lateral self-exchange energy- and hole-transfer reactions across the sensitized TiO2 surface. Under conditions of poor excited-state injection, support for Ru*/II self exchange was obtained, while subsequent to electron injection, the resulting RuIII state of the sensitizer was often capable of RuIII/II self-exchange reactions. The kinetics for many processes associated with mesoporous, nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films can be modeled by a stretched-exponential function, which possesses an underlying distribution of rate constants. In Chapter 5, we provide the first implementation of an Arrhenius analysis for the temperature dependence of these distributions.

  4. Multiple charge-transfer emissions from different metal-ligand pairs in ruthenium diimines.

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    Zambrana, Jos L; Ferloni, Elena X; Colis, Julie C; Gafney, Harry D

    2008-01-01

    Ruthenium diimines are unique in their emissivity. Optical excitation with light of less than 500 nm leads to a strong emission in the 600-700 nm range. All emissive ruthenium complexes appear to undergo intersystem crossing from the absorptive singlet metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) state to an emissive triplet MLCT state localized on the lowest-energy metal-ligand pair. In contrast to this currently accepted model, in which a single emissive state is populated and then equilibrates among other states based on a particular set of conditions, the excitation-wavelength dependence of the [(bpy)2RudppH]3+ emission suggests two emissive pathways. One populates an emissive MLCT state localized on a bpy-Ru pair, and the other populates a lower-energy MLCT state localized on the dpp-Ru pair. PMID:18052156

  5. Synthesis of new microbial pesticide metal complexes derived from coumarin-imine ligand

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    Elhusseiny, Amel F.; Aazam, Elham S.; Al-Amri, Huda M.

    2014-07-01

    A series of metal complexes of zinc(II), cadmium(II), copper(II), nickel(II) and palladium(II) have been synthesized from coumarin-imine ligand, 8-[(1E)-1-(2-aminophenyliminio)ethyl]-2-oxo-2H-chromen-7-olate, [HL]. The structures of the complexes were proposed in the light of their spectroscopic, molar conductance, magnetic and thermal studies. The ligand coordinated in a tridentate manner through the azomethine nitrogen, the phenolic oxygen and the amine nitrogen and all complexes were non-electrolytes with different geometrical arrangements around the central metal ion. Photoluminescence data unambiguously showed remarkable fluorescence enhancement to Zn2+ over other cations. The antimicrobial screening tests revealed that copper(II) complex exhibited the highest potency and its minimum inhibitory concentration on the enzymatic activities of the tested microbial species was determined. No toxin productivity was detected for all tested toxigenic species upon the exposure of copper complex.

  6. Crystal structures of transition metal complexes with an asymmetrical tridentate Schiff-base ligand

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    Tang, Bei-bei; Sun, Xiao-ping; Liu, Gui-lei; Li, Hui

    2010-12-01

    The asymmetrical tridentate Schiff base ( H 2L = (E)-N'-(2-hydroxybenzylidene)-4-hydroxybenzohydrazide) has been designed and synthesized. The four transition metal complexes with this ligand [Cu(HL)(NO 3)](H 2O) ( 1), [Zn 2(HL) 2(bipy)(H 2O) 2](NO 3) 2 ( 2), [Cu(HL)(H 2O)] 2(NO 3) 2 ( 3) and [Cu(HL)(Me 2NCO)] 2 ( 4) have been studied. The unsaturated coordination site of metal ion in complexes 1 and 2 is occupied by secondary ligand of nitrate and 4,4'-bipyridine. The crystal structure of complex 1 exhibits supramolecular framework with homochirality. Complexes 3 and 4 are dinuclear complexes bridged by the phenol oxygen atoms and the fifth coordination is occupied by H 2O molecular and DMF anion respectively. Hydrogen bonding and ?-? stacking exist in all four complexes to construct supramolecular architecture.

  7. An evolutionarily conserved alternate metal ligand is important for activity in ?-isopropylmalate synthase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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    Frantom, Patrick A; Birman, Yuliya; Hays, Brittani N; Casey, Ashley K

    2014-10-01

    Members of the DRE-TIM metallolyase superfamily rely on an active-site divalent cation to catalyze various reactions involving the making and breaking of carbon-carbon bonds. While the identity of the metal varies, the binding site is well-conserved at the superfamily level with an aspartic acid and two histidine residues acting as ligands to the metal. Previous structural and bioinformatics results indicate that the metal can adopt an alternate architecture through the addition of an asparagine residue as a fourth ligand. This asparagine residue is strictly conserved in all members of the DRE-TIM metallolyase superfamily except fungal homocitrate synthase (HCS-lys) where it is replaced with isoleucine. The role of this additional metal ligand in ?-isopropylmalate synthase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MtIPMS) has been investigated using site-directed mutagenesis. Substitution of the asparagine ligand with alanine or isoleucine results in inactive enzymes with respect to ?-isopropylmalate formation. Control experiments suggest that the substitutions have not drastically affected the enzyme's structure indicating that the asparagine residue is essential for catalysis. Interestingly, all enzyme variants retained acetyl CoA hydrolysis activity in the absence of ?-ketoisovalerate, similar to the wild-type enzyme. In contrast to the requirement of magnesium for ?-isopropylmalate formation, hydrolytic activity could be inhibited by the addition of magnesium chloride in wild-type, D81E, and N321A MtIPMS, but not in the other variants studied. Attempts to rescue loss of activity in N321I MtIPMS by mimicking the fungal HCS active site through the D81E/N321I double variant were unsuccessful. This suggests epistatic constraints in evolution of function in IPMS and HCS-lys enzymes. PMID:25064783

  8. Highly Fluorescent Group 13 Metal Complexes with Cyclic, Aromatic Hydroxamic Acid Ligands

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    Seitz, Michael; Moore, Evan G.; Raymond, Kenneth N.

    2008-02-11

    The neutral complexes of two ligands based on the 1-oxo-2-hydroxy-isoquinoline (1,2-HOIQO) motif with group 13 metals (Al, Ga, In) show bright blue-violet luminescence in organic solvents. The corresponding transition can be attributed to ligand-centered singlet emission, characterized by a small Stokes shifts of only a few nm combined with lifetimes in the range between 1-3 ns. The fluorescence efficiency is high, with quantum yields of up to 37% in benzene solution. The crystal structure of one of the indium(III) complexes (trigonal space group R-3, a = b = 13.0384(15) {angstrom}, c = 32.870(8) {angstrom}, ? = {beta} = 90{sup o}, {gamma} = 120{sup o}, V = 4839.3(14) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z = 6) shows a six-coordinate geometry around the indium center which is close to trigonal-prismatic, with a twist angle between the two trigonal faces of 20.7{sup o}. Time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations (Al and Ga: B3LYP/6-31G(d)); In: B3LYP/LANL2DZ of the fac and mer isomers with one of the two ligands indicate that there is no clear preference for either one of the isomeric forms of the metal complexes. In addition, the metal centers do not have a significant influence on the electronic structure, and as a consequence, on the predominant intraligand optical transitions.

  9. Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of mixed ligand transition metal complexes with isatin monohydrazone Schiff base ligands and heterocyclic nitrogen base

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    Devi, Jai; Batra, Nisha

    2015-01-01

    Mixed ligand complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) with various uninegative tridentate ligands derived from isatin monohydrazone with 2-hydroxynapthaldehyde/substituted salicylaldehyde and heterocyclic nitrogen base 8-hydroxyquinoline have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, conductometric studies, magnetic susceptibility and spectroscopic techniques (IR, UV-VIS, NMR, mass and ESR). On the basis of these characterizations, it was revealed that Schiff base ligands existed as monobasic tridentate ONO bonded to metal ion through oxygen of carbonyl group, azomethine nitrogen and deprotonated hydroxyl oxygen and heterocyclic nitrogen base 8-hydroxyquinoline existed as monobasic bidentate ON bonded through oxygen of hydroxyl group and nitrogen of quinoline ring with octahedral or distorted octahedral geometry around metal ion. All the compounds have been tested in vitro against various pathogenic Gram positive bacteria, Gram negative bacteria and fungi using different concentrations (25, 50, 100, 200 ?g/mL) of ligands and their complexes. Comparative study of antimicrobial activity of ligands, and their mixed complexes indicated that complexes exhibit enhanced activity as compared to free ligands and copper(II) Cu(LIV)(Q)?H2O complex was found to be most potent antimicrobial agent.

  10. Four homochiral coordination polymers contain N-acetyl-L-tyrosine and different N-donor ligand: Influence of metal cations, ancillary ligands and coordination modes

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    Li, Meng-Li; Song, Hui-Hua

    2013-10-15

    Using the chiral ligand N-acetyl-L-tyrosine (Hacty) and maintaining identical reaction conditions, Zn(II), Co(II), and Cd(II) salts provided four novel homochiral coordination polymers ([Zn(acty)(bipy){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]NO{sub 3}2H{sub 2}O){sub n}1, ([Co(acty)(bipy){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]NO{sub 3}2H{sub 2}O){sub n}2, ([Cd(acty){sub 2}(bipy)H{sub 2}O]H{sub 2}O){sub n}3, and ([Cd(acty)(bpe){sub 2}(Ac)]6H{sub 2}O){sub n}4 (bipy=4,4?-bipyridine; bpe=1,2-di(4-pyridyl)ethane) in the presence of ancillary ligands. Compounds 1 and 2 are isostructural 1D chain structures. The neighboring chains are further linked into a 3D supramolecular structure via ??? stacking and hydrogen bond interactions. Compound 3 shows a 2D network and 4 generates 1D infinite chains along the c-axis. Compounds 3 and 4 are further connected into 3D supramolecular network by hydrogen bond interactions. More importantly, coordination in acyl oxygen atoms and ancillary ligands (bpe) as monodentate decorating ligands in 4 are rarely reported. Ancillary ligands and metal cations significantly influence the structure of the complexes. The photoluminescence properties of 1, 3, and 4 were studied at room temperature. Circular dichroism (CD) of the complexes have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: Four new homochiral coordination polymers were prepared and structurally characterized, which investigate the influence of the ancillary ligands and metal ions on the design and synthesis of coordination polymers. Display Omitted - Highlights: It is rarely reported that the chiral coordination polymers prepared with N-acetyl-L-tyrosine ligands. The alkalescent acetyl oxygen atom is difficult to participate in coordination but it is happened in the N-acetyl-L-tyrosine ligands. The ancillary ligands (4,4?-bipy and bpe) are present in an unusual coordination modes, monodentate decorating ligands in 1, 2 and 4. Structure comparative analyses results indicate that the secondary ligands and metal ions influence the fabrication of these inorganicorganic arrangements.

  11. Synthesis, structural, thermal studies and biological activity of a tridentate Schiff base ligand and their transition metal complexes

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    Abd El-halim, Hanan F.; Omar, M. M.; Mohamed, Gehad G.

    2011-01-01

    Schiff base (L) ligand is prepared via condensation of pyridine-2,6-dicarboxaldehyde with -2-aminopyridine. The ligand and its metal complexes are characterized based on elemental analysis, mass, IR, solid reflectance, magnetic moment, molar conductance, and thermal analyses (TG, DTG and DTA). The molar conductance reveals that all the metal chelates are non-electrolytes. IR spectra shows that L ligand behaves as neutral tridentate ligand and bind to the metal ions via the two azomethine N and pyridine N. From the magnetic and solid reflectance spectra, it is found that the geometrical structures of these complexes are octahedral (Cr(III), Fe(III), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Th(IV)) and tetrahedral (Mn(II), Cd(II), Zn(II), and UO 2(II)). The thermal behaviour of these chelates shows that the hydrated complexes losses water molecules of hydration in the first step followed immediately by decomposition of the anions and ligand molecules in the subsequent steps. The activation thermodynamic parameters, such as, E*, ? H*, ? S* and ? G* are calculated from the DTG curves using Coats-Redfern method. The synthesized ligand, in comparison to their metal complexes also was screened for its antibacterial activity against bacterial species, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus pyogones and Fungi ( Candida). The activity data shows that the metal complexes to be more potent/antibacterial than the parent Schiff base ligand against one or more bacterial species.

  12. Homoleptic Transition Metal Complexes of the 7-Azaindolide Ligand Featuring κ1-N1 Coordination

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    Fillman, Kathlyn L.; Arman, Hadi D.; Tonzetich, Zachary J.

    2015-01-01

    Homoleptic complexes of the anion of 7-azaindole (AzaIn) have been synthesized and characterized for a series of 3d transition metals. For Mn(II), Fe(II), and Co(II), complexes of formula Na2[M(AzaIn)4]·2L (L = THF, 2-MeTHF, toluene, or benzene) have been isolated by treatment of the corresponding metal chloride salts with 7-azaindole in the presence of sodium hexamethyldisilazide. The complexes adopt tetrahedral geometries with exclusive coordination to the transition metal ion through the pyrrolic N1 nitrogen atoms of the AzaIn ligands. Solid-state structures of the complexes demonstrate that the sodium cations remain tightly associated to the coordination entities through interaction with both the pyrrolic and pyridine nitrogen atoms of the azaindolide ligands. For Fe(II), replacement of the sodium cations by other alkali metal ions (Li or K) generates new complexes that demonstrate similar coordination geometries to the sodium salts. As a means of comparison, the Fe(II) complex of 4-azaindolide was also investigated. Na2[Fe(4-AzaIn)4]·2L adopts a similar solution structure to the 7-azaindolide complexes as judged by NMR spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. DFT calculations have been performed to investigate the bonding in the 7-azaindolide complexes. Results demonstrate that 7-azaindolide-κ1-N1 is a nearly pure sigma donor ligand that features a high degree of ionic character in its bonding to mid 3d transition metal ions. PMID:26378471

  13. Homoleptic transition metal complexes of the 7-azaindolide ligand featuring ?(1)-N1 coordination.

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    Przyojski, Jacob A; Kiewit, Monica L; Fillman, Kathlyn L; Arman, Hadi D; Tonzetich, Zachary J

    2015-10-01

    Homoleptic complexes of the anion of 7-azaindole (AzaIn) were synthesized and characterized for a series of 3d transition metals. For Mn(II), Fe(II), and Co(II), complexes of formula Na2[M(AzaIn)4]2L (L = tetrahydrofuran (THF), 2-MeTHF, toluene, or benzene) were isolated by treatment of the corresponding metal chloride salts with 7-azaindole in the presence of sodium hexamethyldisilazide. The complexes adopt tetrahedral geometries with exclusive coordination to the transition metal ion through the pyrrolic N1 nitrogen atoms of the AzaIn ligands. Solid-state structures of the complexes demonstrate that the sodium cations remain tightly associated with the coordination entities through interaction with both the pyrrolic and pyridine nitrogen atoms of the azaindolide ligands. For Fe(II), replacement of the sodium cations by other alkali metal ions (Li or K) generates new complexes that demonstrate similar coordination geometries to the sodium salts. As a means of comparison, the Fe(II) complex of 4-azaindolide was also investigated. Na2[Fe(4-AzaIn)4]2L adopts a similar solution structure to the 7-azaindolide complexes as judged by NMR spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. Density functional theory calculations were performed to investigate the bonding in the 7-azaindolide complexes. Results demonstrate that 7-azaindolide-?(1)-N1 is a nearly pure sigma donor ligand that features a high degree of ionic character in its bonding to mid 3d transition metal ions. PMID:26378471

  14. Evaluation and optimization of the metal-binding properties of a complex ligand for immobilized metal affinity chromatography.

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    Chen, Bin; Li, Rong; Li, Shiyu; Chen, Xiaoli; Yang, Kaidi; Chen, Guoliang; Ma, Xiaoxun

    2016-02-01

    The simultaneous determination of two binding parameters for metal ions on an immobilized metal affinity chromatography column was performed by frontal chromatography. In this study, the binding parameters of Cu(2+) to l-glutamic acid were measured, the metal ion-binding characteristics of the complex ligand were evaluated. The linear correlation coefficients were all greater than 99%, and the relative standard deviations of two binding parameters were 0.58 and 0.059%, respectively. The experiments proved that the frontal chromatography method was accurate, reproducible, and could be used to determine the metal-binding parameters of the affinity column. The effects of buffer pH, type, and concentration on binding parameters were explored by uniform design experiment. Regression, matching and residual analyses of the models were performed. Meanwhile, the optimum-binding conditions of Cu(2+) on the l-glutamic acid-silica column were obtained. Under these binding conditions, observations and regression values of two parameters were similar, and the observation values were the best. The results demonstrated that high intensity metal affinity column could be effectively prepared by measuring and evaluating binding parameters using frontal chromatography combined with a uniform design experiment. The present work provided a new mode for evaluating and preparing immobilized metal affinity column with good metal-binding behaviors. PMID:26632098

  15. Redox, thermodynamic and spectroscopic of some transition metal complexes containing heterocyclic Schiff base ligands

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    Abu-Hussen, Azza A. A.; Linert, Wolfgang

    2009-09-01

    Complexes of two series of Schiff base ligands, H 2L a and H 2L b derived from the reaction of 2,6-diacetyl pyridine with semicarbazide, H 2L a and thiosemicarbazide, H 2L b, with the metal ions, Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), VO(IV) and UO 2(VI) have been prepared. The ligands are characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV-vis and 1H NMR. The structures of the complexes are investigated with the IR, UV-vis, X-band ESR spectra, 1H NMR and thermal gravimetric analysis as well as conductivity and magnetic moment measurements. The IR-spectra reveal the presence of variable modes of chelation for the investigated ligands. A variety of binuclear or mononuclear complexes were obtained with the two ligands in tri-, tetra or pentadentate forms. The bonding sites are the pyridine nitrogen, two azomethine nitrogen atoms and ketonic oxygen in case of H 2L a or sulphur atoms in case of H 2L b. The Coats-Redfern equation has been used to calculate the kinetic and thermodynamic parameters for the different thermal decomposition steps of some complexes. Cyclic voltammograms of Co(II) and Ni(II) show quasi-reversible peaks. The redox properties and the nature of the electro-active species of the complexes have been characterized.

  16. Anchor connector

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    Quigg, D.F.; Bell, J.L. Jr.; Jones, D.L.; McFerron, R.G.

    1984-03-27

    An anchor connector incorporating a flexible joint for securing the tension legs of a tensioned leg platform. A latch dog head engages a first recess on the fixed member of the flexible joint and a template recess to prevent disconnection when the dog heads and latch carrier are in a lower position. With the latch carrier (40) in an upper position the latch dog heads fit within a second recess (44) in the fixed member with the dog heads clearing shoulder of template recess, whereby the connector may be released.

  17. Synthesis of Ruthenium Boryl Analogues of the Shvo MetalLigand Bifunctional Catalyst

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    Koren-Selfridge, Liza; Query, Ian P.; Hanson, Joel A.; Isley, Nicholas A.; Guzei, Ilia A.; Clark, Timothy B.

    2010-01-01

    Metal boryl complexes have received significant attention in the literature in recent years due to their role as key intermediates in a number of metal-catalyzed borylation reactions. The ligand scaffold is known to have a significant impact on the observed reactivity of these metal boryl complexes. A synthetic strategy to access ruthenium boryl analogues of the Shvo metalligand catalysts is described. Heating a precursor to Shvos catalyst (1) with bis(catecholato)diboron at 50 C provided ruthenium boryl complex 3 [2,5-Ph2-3,4-Tol2(?5-C4COBcat)Ru(CO)2Bcat] (Bcat = catecholatoboryl). Addition of bis(catecholato)diboron to complex 1 in the presence of a phenol results in ruthenium boryl complex5 [2,5-Ph2-3,4-Tol2(?5-C4COH)Ru(CO)2Bcat] at 22 C in 30% isolated yield. A single crystal X-ray analysis of complex 5 confirmed the assigned structure. An improved synthesis of ruthenium boryl complex 5 was developed by the in situ formation of complex 3 [2,5-Ph2-3,4-Tol2(?5-C4COBcat)Ru(CO)2Bcat] followed by addition of the phenol, resulting in a 51% yield. PMID:20835402

  18. Synthesis of Ruthenium Boryl Analogues of the Shvo Metal-Ligand Bifunctional Catalyst.

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    Koren-Selfridge, Liza; Query, Ian P; Hanson, Joel A; Isley, Nicholas A; Guzei, Ilia A; Clark, Timothy B

    2010-01-01

    Metal boryl complexes have received significant attention in the literature in recent years due to their role as key intermediates in a number of metal-catalyzed borylation reactions. The ligand scaffold is known to have a significant impact on the observed reactivity of these metal boryl complexes. A synthetic strategy to access ruthenium boryl analogues of the Shvo metal-ligand catalysts is described. Heating a precursor to Shvo's catalyst (1) with bis(catecholato)diboron at 50 C provided ruthenium boryl complex 3 [2,5-Ph(2)-3,4-Tol(2)(?(5)-C(4)COBcat)Ru(CO)(2)Bcat] (Bcat = catecholatoboryl). Addition of bis(catecholato)diboron to complex 1 in the presence of a phenol results in ruthenium boryl complex5 [2,5-Ph(2)-3,4-Tol(2)(?(5)-C(4)COH)Ru(CO)(2)Bcat] at 22 C in 30% isolated yield. A single crystal X-ray analysis of complex 5 confirmed the assigned structure. An improved synthesis of ruthenium boryl complex 5 was developed by the in situ formation of complex 3 [2,5-Ph(2)-3,4-Tol(2)(?(5)-C(4)COBcat)Ru(CO)(2)Bcat] followed by addition of the phenol, resulting in a 51% yield. PMID:20835402

  19. Metal dicyanamide layered coordination polymers with cyanopyridine co-ligands: Synthesis, crystal structures and magnetism

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    Du Miao . E-mail: dumiao@public.tpt.tj.cn; Wang Qian; Wang Ying; Zhao Xiaojun; Ribas, Joan

    2006-12-15

    A series of metal dicyanamide (dca) coordination polymers combined with cyanopyridine (cypy) terminal co-ligands, namely, [Co{sub 2}(dca){sub 4}(4-cypy){sub 4}] {sub n} (1), [Cd(dca){sub 2}(4-cypy){sub 2}] {sub n} (2), [Fe(dca){sub 2}(3-cypy){sub 2}] {sub n} (3) and [Co(dca){sub 2}(3-cypy){sub 2}] {sub n} (4), have been synthesized at the ambient conditions. X-ray single crystal diffraction reveals that complexes 1-4 have similar metal-dca coordination layers in which the octahedral metal centers are connected by {mu} {sub 1,5}-dca linkers. Notably, three types of 3-D packing lattices are observed for these layered arrays. The thermal stabilities of such new crystalline materials have been studied by thermogravimetric analysis of mass loss. The magnetic properties of the Co{sup II} and Fe{sup II} complexes have been investigated and discussed in detail. A discrete mononuclear molecule [Cd(dca){sub 2}(pyom){sub 2}] (5) is also described, in which the chelated ligand O-methyl picolinimidate (pyom) arises from the addition of methanol solvent across the C{identical_to}N bond of 2-cypy. - Graphical abstract: A series of new metal dicyanamide complexes with cyanopyridine terminal co-ligands have been prepared and structurally determined by X-ray single-crystal diffraction. The magnetic properties of the Co{sup II} and Fe{sup II} layered coordination polymers are also discussed.

  20. Phase stability of transition metal dichalcogenide by competing ligand field stabilization and charge density wave

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    C, Santosh K.; Zhang, Chenxi; Hong, Suklyun; Wallace, Robert M.; Cho, Kyeongjae

    2015-09-01

    Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have been investigated extensively for potential application as device materials in recent years. TMDs are found to be stable in trigonal prismatic (H), octahedral (T), or distorted octahedral (Td) coordination of the transition metal. However, the detailed understanding of stabilities of TMDs in a particular phase is lacking. In this work, the detailed TMD phase stability using first-principles calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) has been investigated to clarify the mechanism of phase stabilities of TMDs, consistent with the experimental observation. Our results indicate that the phase stability of TMDs can be explained considering the relative strength of two competing mechanisms: ligand field stabilization of d-orbitals corresponding to transition metal coordination geometry, and charge density wave (CDW) instability accompanied by a periodic lattice distortion (PLD) causing the phase transition in particular TMDs.

  1. TIM-4 structures identify a Metal Ion-dependent Ligand Binding Site where phosphatidylserine binds

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    Santiago, Cesar; Ballesteros, Angela; Martinez-Muñoz, Laura; Mellado, Mario; Kaplan, Gerardo G.; Freeman, Gordon J.; Casasnovas, José M.

    2008-01-01

    The T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain (TIM) proteins are important regulators of T cell responses. They have been linked to autoimmunity and cancer. Structures of the murine TIM-4 identified a Metal Ion-dependent Ligand Binding Site (MILIBS) in the immunoglobulin (Ig) domain of the TIM family. The characteristic CC’ loop of the TIM domain and the hydrophobic FG loop shaped a narrow cavity where acidic compounds penetrate and coordinate to a metal ion bound to conserved residues in the TIM proteins. The structure of phosphatidylserine bound to the Ig domain showed that the hydrophilic head penetrates into the MILIBS and coordinates with the metal ion, while the aromatic residues on the tip of the FG loop interacted with the fatty acid chains and could insert into the lipid bilayer. Our results also revealed a significant role of the MILIBS in trafficking of TIM-1 to the cell surface. PMID:18083575

  2. Influence of electronic delocalization in metal-to-ligand charge transfer excited states

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    Strouse, G.F.; Schoonover, J.R.; Boyde, S.; Jones, W.E. Jr.; Meyer, T.J.; Duesing, R.

    1995-01-18

    In the metal-to-ligand-charge transfer (MLCT) excited states of the ligand-bridged complexes [(dmb){sub 2}Ru({mu}-bbpe)-Ru(dmb){sub 2}](PF{sub 6}){sub 4} and [(bpy){sub 2}Os({mu}-bbpe)Os(bpy){sub 2}](PF{sub 6}){sub 4} (bpy is 2,2{prime}-bipyridine, dmb is 4,4{prime}-dimethyl-2,2{prime}-bipyridine, bbpe is trans-1,2-bis-(4-(4{prime}-methyl)-2,2{prime}bipyridyl)ethene) bbpe acts as the acceptor ligand. This conclusion is based on transient UV-visible and resonance Raman measurements, which also reveal that the excited electron in the Ru complex is localized over the bbpe ligand. Compared to related complexes having comparable energy gaps, the lifetimes of [(dmb){sub 2}Ru({mu}-bbpe)Ru(dmb){sub 2}]{sup 4+*} ({tau} = 1.31 {mu}s in CH{sub 3}CN at 298 K) and [(dmb){sub 2}Ru(bbpe)]{sup 2+*} ({tau} = 1.15 {mu}s in CH{sub 3}CN at 298 K) are unusually long. The extended lifetimes are a delocalization effect caused by decreased bond displacement changes in the excited state. This decreases vibrational overlap between states, and the rate constant for nonradiative decay. Delocalization disperses the excited electron over the molecular framework of the acceptor ligand, decreasing changes in local bond displacements compared to bpy. These results have important implications for the design of complexes which are broad visible light absorbers and yet retain accessible excited state lifetimes.

  3. The use of polymer-ligands vs bioindicators in heavy metal monitoring

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    Wu, R.S.S.; Lau, T.C.

    1995-12-31

    Major problems involved in using bio-indicators to monitor heavy metals in the marine environment include standardizing a great variety of physical and biological factors which have a significant effect on metal accumulation. The fact that different species may have different accumulation strategies for different metals; and also limits of natural distribution of indicator species often prevent comparison between monitoring results in different geographic areas and hydrographic conditions. Environmental effects on the uptake and deputation of the metals in the biological indicators are generally poorly understood. In the present study, uptake of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn by four polymer-ligands (i.e. Chelex 100, poly(4-vinylpyridine), Sephadex Sp C-J5 and Amberlite IR-122) were studied. Laboratory results showed that Chelex 100 was most effective in taking up the soluble fractions of these three metals at low ambient concentrations (0.1 to 10 mg/L). Equilibrium at low concentrations was reached at about 21 days. Concentration factors after 21 days` exposure ranged from 2,500 to 5,500, depending upon the metal species and ambient concentration. Both uptake and release of metals by Chelex are directly responsive to ambient concentrations and exposure time. Results of field transplantation of Chelex and mussels (P. virvidis) also showed that Chelex accumulated significantly higher levels of Cd, Cr and Pb; similar levels of Cu, and a lower level of Zn than those of mussels under natural field conditions. Coefficients of variations of metal uptake of Chelex were also much smaller. The suitability of using Chelex 100 as a novel chemical device for monitoring metal pollution in the aquatic environment is evaluated against selection criteria established for metal bioindicators.

  4. Synthesis, spectroscopic, structural characterization, electrochemical and antimicrobial activity studies of the Schiff base ligand and its transition metal complexes

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    Aslanta?, Mehmet; Kendi, Engin; Demir, Necmettin; ?abik, Ali E.; Tmer, Mehmet; Kertmen, Metin

    2009-10-01

    In this study, the Schiff base ligand trans-N,N'-bis[(2,4-dichlorophenyl) methylidene] cyclohexane-1,2-diamine (L) and its copper(II), nickel(II) and palladium(II) transition metal complexes were prepared and characterized by the analytical and spectroscopic methods. The 1H( 13C) NMR spectra of the ligand and its diamagnetic complexes were recorded in DMSO-d 6 solvent and obtained data confirm that the nitrogen atoms of the imine groups coordinated to the metal ions. Electrochemical properties of the ligand and its metal complexes were investigated in the DMF solvent at the 100 and 250 mV s -1 scan rates. The ligand and metal complexes showed both reversible and irreversible processes at these scan rates. The single crystal of the ligand (L) was obtained from MeOH solution, and its crystal structure was determined by X-ray diffraction. The C-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonding interactions in the molecule were seen which increase the stability of the crystal structure. The antimicrobial activity studies of the ligand and its metal complexes were carried out by using the various bacteria and fungi.

  5. Ligand and initiator effect in late and early transition metal catalyzed living radical polymerizations

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    Moran, Isaac Webster

    This thesis was concerned with the development of novel catalysts and initiators for living radical polymerization (LRP). The effect of metal, ligand and initiator was studied in the LRP of styrene using transition metal porphyrins as well as a series of 18 Ti complexes with O, N as well as substituted cyclopentadienyl ligands in conjunction with epoxide and halide initiators. The nature of the metal center was first explored in a series of tetraphenyl porphyrins containing Cu, Ni, Pb, Pd, Pt, Zn, and Ag. Styrene polymerization in the presence of these catalysts showed a linear dependence of molecular weight (Mn) on conversion but also gave broad polydisperisties (PDI). This behavior was attributed to a copolymerization of the porphyrin with styrene. Subsequently, the Cp2TiCl-catalyzed radical ring opening (RRO) of epoxides was introduced as a novel initiating reaction for LRP mediated by the unprecedented reversible end-capping of the propagating chain by Ti(III). These results were supported by a combination of NMR, GPC and reinitiation experiments and generated polymers with very narrow PDI (<1.2) and functional OH chain ends. Ti(III) was also shown to be compatible with activated and unactivated halides yielding the first halide initiated LRP which does not follow an atom transfer polymerization mechanism. Further studies of the stereoelectronic ligand effects in RRO and LRP ranked these catalysts as: L = metallocene (eta5-RCp: R = H Et iPr tBu > Ind >> Cp*) >> O-ligands (alkoxides > bisketonates) >> N ligands (hydrotris(pyrazol-1-ylborato) > phthalocyanine), while X = Cl > Br >> F Me CO and LnTiCl m > Ln-1TiClm+1. Additional experimentation examined the effect of reaction conditions and optimum results were obtained with [St]/[epoxide]/[Ti]/[Zn] = 50/1/4/8 at 60 C--90 C in dioxane using a 1,4-butandiol diglycidyl ether. Finally, the first example of a dual concurrent polymerization of styrene and epsilon-caprolactone was demonstrated using a single catalyst/initiator system (Ti/epoxide) and new criteria for quantifying the livingness of the process were outlined.

  6. A divergent strategy for attaching polypyridyl ligands to peptides.

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    Jabre, Nitinkumar D; Respondek, Tomasz; Ulku, Selma A; Korostelova, Nadiya; Kodanko, Jeremy J

    2010-02-01

    A divergent method for incorporating polypyridyl ligands into peptides is reported. Three N-Fmoc unnatural amino acids (1-3) that contain varying linkers between the alpha-carbon and a 2-(hydroxymethyl)pyridyl group were synthesized in enantioenriched form. These amino acids were used as anchors for incorporating multidentate ligands onto a peptide chain in a site-specific fashion. Multiple peptide-ligand conjugates were synthesized from single precursors by solution- or solid-phase methods. Peptides containing more than one metal-binding unit can be produced by this method. PMID:20047343

  7. C-H functionalization: thoroughly tuning ligands at a metal ion, a chemist can greatly enhance catalyst's activity and selectivity.

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    Shul'pin, Georgiy B

    2013-09-28

    This brief essay consists of a few "exciting stories" devoted to relations within a metal-complex catalyst between a metal ion and a coordinated ligand. When, as in the case of a human couple, the rapport of the partners is cordial and a love cements these relations, a chemist finds an ideal married couple, in other words he obtains a catalyst of choice which allows him to functionalize C-H bonds very efficiently and selectively. Examples of such lucky marriages in the catalytic world of ions and ligands are discussed here. Activity of the catalyst is characterized by turnover number (TON) or turnover frequency (TOF) as well as by yield of a target product. Introducing a chelating N,N- or N,O-ligand to the catalyst molecule (this can be an iron or manganese derivative) sharply enhances its activity. However, the activity of vanadium derivatives (with additionally added to the solution pyrazinecarboxylic acid, PCA) as well as of various osmium complexes does not dramatically depend on the nature of ligands surrounding metal ions. Complexes of these metals are very efficient catalysts in oxidations with H2O2. Osmium derivatives are record-holders exhibiting extremely high TONs whereas vanadium complexes are on the second position. Finally, elegant examples of alkane functionalization on the ions of non-transition metals (aluminium, gallium etc.) are described when one ligand within the metal complex (namely, hydroperoxyl ligand HOO(-)) helps other ligand of this complex (H2O2 molecule coordinated to the metal) to disintegrate into two species, generating very reactive hydroxyl radical. Hydrogen peroxide molecule, even ligated to the metal ion, is perfectly stable without the assistance of the neighboring HOO(-) ligand. This ligand can be easily oxidized donating an electron to its partner ligand (H2O2). In an analogous case, when the central ion in the catalyst is a transition metal, this ion changing its oxidation state can donate an electron to the coordinated H2O2 fragment. This provokes the O-O bond rupture in the hydrogen peroxide molecule as is assumed for the role of Fe(2+) ions in the Fenton system. PMID:23873447

  8. Heavy metal complexation with naturally occurring organic ligands in wetland ecosystems

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    Tuschall, J.R. Jr.

    1981-01-01

    The mode, rate, and extent of heavy metal uptake by freshwater wetlands were investigated as well as heavy metal complexation by a variety of soluble organics. One study involved adding Cd, Cu, Mn, and Zn to septage from Waldo, Florida, and pumping the wastewater through a 10 x 40-m corridor in a cypress swamp. Soluble concentrations of all four metals decreased within the corridor to levels close to those considered acceptable for discharge to surface water. Rates of immobilization were calculated to be a minimum of 7.2, 36, and 72, and 72 g metal/ha.day/sup -1/ for Cd, Cu, Mn, and Zn, respectively. In addition, microcosms (model ecosystems that simulated a swamp) were constructed for a laboratory investigation of factors that control metal immobilization rates. Of the factors - dissolved organic carbon, iron, calcium, sulfide, and pH - the latter two most greatly affected metal immobilization rates. Heavy metal interactions with naturally occurring organics and model compounds were examined by complexometric titrations using five separate techniques. Three of the techniques used (anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) ion-selective electrode, and fluorescence quenching) were previously published methods, and the other two methods (continuous flow ultrafiltration and competing ligand/differential spectroscopy) were developed for this study. Each procedure was used to determine the available metal binding ability of the organic solutions and the conditional stability constants of the metal-organic complexes. For each solution, agreement among the procedures was good except for the ASV method, which produced results lower than the others. Additionally, the ASV method yielded a conditional stability constant for copper with ethylenedinitrilotetraacetic acid that was five orders of magnitude lower than other published values. The low ASV results for copper with swamp-water organics were found to be caused by the reducible nature of organically complexed copper.

  9. Neutral N-donor ligand based flexible metal-organic frameworks.

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    Manna, Biplab; Desai, Aamod V; Ghosh, Sujit K

    2016-03-01

    This short review gives a focussed discussion on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) made of neutral N-donor ligands which show structural flexibility under various exogenous stimuli. Chemical stimuli such as presence of anions, free guests, coordinated guests and physical stimuli (light, heat and so on) render structural flexibility in MOFs. Single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation studies have attracted a lot of attention for the understanding of such flexible MOF materials. Such a dynamic structural behavior with proper host-guest interactions gives very interesting functions such as chemical separation, sensing and magnetic properties and so on. PMID:26508411

  10. Excitation of the ligand-to-metal charge transfer band induces electron tunnelling in azurin

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    Baldacchini, Chiara; Bizzarri, Anna Rita; Cannistraro, Salvatore

    2014-03-01

    Optical excitation of azurin blue copper protein immobilized on indium-tin oxide, in resonance with its ligand-to-metal charge transfer absorption band, resulted in a light-induced current tunnelling within the protein milieu. The related electron transport rate is estimated to be about 105 s-1. A model based on resonant tunnelling through an azurin excited molecular state is proposed. The capability of controlling electron transfer processes through light pulses opens interesting perspectives for implementation of azurin in bio-nano-opto-electronic devices.

  11. Excitation of the ligand-to-metal charge transfer band induces electron tunnelling in azurin

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    Baldacchini, Chiara; Bizzarri, Anna Rita; Cannistraro, Salvatore

    2014-03-03

    Optical excitation of azurin blue copper protein immobilized on indium-tin oxide, in resonance with its ligand-to-metal charge transfer absorption band, resulted in a light-induced current tunnelling within the protein milieu. The related electron transport rate is estimated to be about 10{sup 5}?s{sup ?1}. A model based on resonant tunnelling through an azurin excited molecular state is proposed. The capability of controlling electron transfer processes through light pulses opens interesting perspectives for implementation of azurin in bio-nano-opto-electronic devices.

  12. [Ligand intermediates in metal-catalyzed reactions]. Progress report, July 1, 1989--June 30, 1992

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    Not Available

    1992-08-01

    This report consists of sections on sigma bond complexes of alkenes, a new carbon-hydrogen bond activation reaction of alkene complexes, carbon-hydrogen bond migrations in alkylidene complexes, carbon- hydrogen bond migrations in alkyne complexes, synthesis, structure and reactivity of C{sub x} complexes, synthesis and reactivity of alcohol and ether complexes, new catalysts for the epimerization of secondary alcohols; carbon-hydrogen bond activation in alkoxide complexes, pi/sigma equilibria in metal/O=CXX` complexes, and other hydrocarbon ligands; miscellaneous.(WET)

  13. Linear free energy relationships for metal-ligand complexation: Bidentate binding to negatively-charged oxygen donor atoms

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    Carbonaro, Richard F.; Atalay, Yasemin B.; Di Toro, Dominic M.

    2011-05-01

    Stability constants for metal complexation to bidentate ligands containing negatively-charged oxygen donor atoms can be estimated from the following linear free energy relationship (LFER): log KML = ?OO( ?O log KHL,1 + ?O log KHL,2) where KML is the metal-ligand stability constant for a 1:1 complex, KHL,1 and KHL,2 are the proton-ligand stability constants (the ligand p Ka values), and ?O is the Irving-Rossotti slope. The parameter ?OO is metal specific and has slightly different values for five and six membered chelate rings. LFERs are presented for 21 different metal ions and are accurate to within approximately 0.30 log units in predictions of log KML values. Ligands selected for use in LFER development include dicarboxylic acids, carboxyphenols, and ortho-diphenols. For ortho-hydroxybenzaldehydes, ?-hydroxycarboxylic acids, and ?-ketocarboxylic acids, a modification of the LFER where log KHL,2 is set equal to zero is required. The chemical interpretation of ?OO is that it accounts for the extra stability afforded to metal complexes by the chelate effect. Cu-NOM binding constants calculated from the bidentate LFERs are similar in magnitude to those used in WHAM 6. This LFER can be used to make log KML predictions for small organic molecules. Since natural organic matter (NOM) contains many of the same functional groups (i.e. carboxylic acids, phenols, alcohols), the LFER log KML predictions shed light on the range of appropriate values for use in modeling metal partitioning in natural systems.

  14. Spectroscopic, Structural, and Computational Characterization of Three Bispidinone Derivatives, as Ligands for Enantioselective Metal Catalyzed Reactions.

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    Castellano, Carlo; Sacchetti, Alessandro; Meneghetti, Fiorella

    2016-04-01

    Three chiral derivatives of the alkaloid sparteine (bispidines), characterized by the 3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane moiety, were designed as efficient ligands in a number of enantioselective reactions due to their metal coordination properties. A full evaluation of the 3D properties of the compounds was carried out, as the geometrical features of the bicyclic framework are strictly related to the efficiency of the ligands in the asymmetric catalysis. The selected molecules have different molecular complexity for investigating the effects of different chiral groups on the bicycle conformation. We report here a thorough analysis of their molecular arrangement, by NMR spectroscopy, single crystal X-ray crystallography, and computational techniques, which put in evidence their conformational preferences and the parameters needed for the design of more efficient ligands in asymmetric synthetic routes. The results confirmed the high molecular flexibility of the compounds, and indicated how to achieve a control of the chair-chair/boat-chair conformational ratio, by adjusting the relative size of the substituents on the piperidine nitrogens. Chirality 28:332-339, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26899470

  15. Porous coordination polymers with ubiquitous and biocompatible metals and a neutral bridging ligand

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    Noro, Shin-ichiro; Mizutani, Junya; Hijikata, Yuh; Matsuda, Ryotaro; Sato, Hiroshi; Kitagawa, Susumu; Sugimoto, Kunihisa; Inubushi, Yasutaka; Kubo, Kazuya; Nakamura, Takayoshi

    2015-01-01

    The design of inexpensive and less toxic porous coordination polymers (PCPs) that show selective adsorption or high adsorption capacity is a critical issue in research on applicable porous materials. Although use of Group II magnesium(II) and calcium(II) ions as building blocks could provide cheaper materials and lead to enhanced biocompatibility, examples of magnesium(II) and calcium(II) PCPs are extremely limited compared with commonly used transition metal ones, because neutral bridging ligands have not been available for magnesium(II) and calcium(II) ions. Here we report a rationally designed neutral and charge-polarized bridging ligand as a new partner for magnesium(II) and calcium(II) ions. The three-dimensional magnesium(II) and calcium(II) PCPs synthesized using such a neutral ligand are stable and show selective adsorption and separation of carbon dioxide over methane at ambient temperature. This synthetic approach allows the structural diversification of Group II magnesium(II) and calcium(II) PCPs. PMID:25592677

  16. Utilizing Metal to Ligand Charge Transfer States of MM Quadruply Bonded Complexes for Photovoltaic Applications

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    Lewis, Sharlene A.; Brown-Xu, Samantha E.; Chisholm, Malcolm H.; Epstein, Arthur J.

    2013-06-01

    In this contribution, we report two examples of our efforts to develop MM quadruply bonded complexes for photovoltaic applications. In the first example, evidence, based on femtosecond transient absorption and time resolved infrared spectroscopy, is presented for photoinduced charge transfer from the Mo_{2}? orbital of the quadruply bonded molecule trans-Mo_{2}(TiPB)_{2}BTh)_{2}, where TiPB = 2,4,6-triisopropyl benzoate and BTh = 2,2'-bithienylcarboxylate, to di-n-octyl perylene diimide and di-n-hexylheptyl perylene diimide in thin films and solutions of the mixtures. In the second example, the structural and photophysical properties of the new compounds trans-M_{2}(TiPB)_{2}(L)_{2} and trans-M_{2}(TiPB)_{2}(L')_{2}, where M=Mo or W and L and L' are triphenylamine-cyanoacrylate ligands are presented. These ligands promote intense metal to ligand charge transfer transitions that span the range 550 to 1100 nm. The excited states have been studied by transient absorption and time resolved infrared spectroscopy

  17. Manganese K? X-ray emission spectroscopy as a probe of metal-ligand interactions.

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    Beckwith, Martha A; Roemelt, Michael; Collomb, Marie-Nolle; DuBoc, Carole; Weng, Tsu-Chien; Bergmann, Uwe; Glatzel, Pieter; Neese, Frank; DeBeer, Serena

    2011-09-01

    A systematic series of high-spin mononuclear Mn(II), Mn(III), and Mn(IV) complexes has been investigated by manganese K? X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES). The factors contributing to the K? main line and the valence to core region are discussed. The K? main lines are dominated by 3p-3d exchange correlation (spin state) effects, shifting to lower energy upon oxidation of Mn(II) to Mn(III) due to the decrease in spin state from S = 5/2 to S = 2, whereas the valence to core region shows greater sensitivity to the chemical environment surrounding the Mn center. A density functional theory (DFT) approach has been used to calculate the valence to core spectra and assess the contributions to the energies and intensities. The valence spectra are dominated by manganese np to 1s electric dipole-allowed transitions and are particularly sensitive to spin state and ligand identity (reflected primarily in the transition energies) as well as oxidation state and metal-ligand bond lengths (reflected primarily in the transition intensities). The ability to use these methods to distinguish different ligand contributions within a heteroleptic coordination sphere is highlighted. The similarities and differences between the current Mn XES study and previous studies of Fe XES investigations are discussed. These findings serve as an important calibration for future applications to manganese active sites in biological and chemical catalysis. PMID:21805960

  18. Lead Halide Perovskites and Other Metal Halide Complexes As Inorganic Capping Ligands for Colloidal Nanocrystals

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    2014-01-01

    Lead halide perovskites (CH3NH3PbX3, where X = I, Br) and other metal halide complexes (MXn, where M = Pb, Cd, In, Zn, Fe, Bi, Sb) have been studied as inorganic capping ligands for colloidal nanocrystals. We present the methodology for the surface functionalization via ligand-exchange reactions and the effect on the optical properties of IVVI, IIVI, and IIIV semiconductor nanocrystals. In particular, we show that the Lewis acidbase properties of the solvents, in addition to the solvent dielectric constant, must be properly adjusted for successful ligand exchange and colloidal stability. High luminescence quantum efficiencies of 2030% for near-infrared emitting CH3NH3PbI3-functionalized PbS nanocrystals and 5065% for red-emitting CH3NH3CdBr3- and (NH4)2ZnCl4-capped CdSe/CdS nanocrystals point to highly efficient electronic passivation of the nanocrystal surface. PMID:24746226

  19. Two Ce-containing 3D metalorganic frameworks: In situ formation of ligand (DDPD)

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    Cao, Xinyu; Yu, Liqiong; Huang, Rudan

    2014-02-15

    Hydrothermal reactions of cerium nitrate and 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid (OH-H{sub 2}BDC) produce two new metalorganic frameworks (MOFs), ([Ce(DDPD){sub 1.5}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2.5}]4H{sub 2}O){sub n} (1) and ([Ce(OH-BDC)(OH-HBDC)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]2H{sub 2}O]{sub n} (2) (DDPD(II)=5,10-dioxo-5,10-dihydro-4,9-dioxapyrene-2,7-dicarboxylate(II)). These two complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, IR, TG, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. It was remarkable that the in situ reaction of OH-H{sub 2}BDC to DDPD(II) was found in complex 1. In 1, Ce(III) ions are bridged by DDPD ligands to form infinite 1D chain, which is further connected via DDPD ligands to form 3D structure. Complex 2 possesses a neutral noninterpenetrating 2D layer structure. Furthermore, the fluorescence properties and magnetic behavior of 1 and 2 have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: In complex 1, the in situ reaction of OH-H{sub 2}BDC to DDPD(II) was found. Complex 1 features a 3D network structure. Adjacent Ce(III) ions are bridged by two carboxylate groups to form a 1D infinite inorganic chain, and further linked by the DDPD(II) ligands. Display Omitted - Highlights: Complexes 1 and 2 was synthesized via hydrothermal methods. In situ reaction of OH-H{sub 2}BDC to DDPD(II) was found in complex 1. Ce(III) ions are bridged by the DDPD(II) ligands to generate a 3D structure in complex 1. Complex 2 possesses a neutral noninterpenetrating 2D layer structure. Fluorescent properties and magnetic behavior of 1 and 2 have been studied.

  20. First-row transition metal complexes of ENENES ligands: the ability of the thioether donor to impact the coordination chemistry.

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    Dub, Pavel A; Scott, Brian L; Gordon, John C

    2016-01-19

    The reactions of two variants of ENENES ligands, E(CH2)2NH(CH)2SR, where E = 4-morpholinyl, R = Ph (), Bn () with MCl2 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni and Cu) in coordinating solvents (MeCN, EtOH) affords isolable complexes, whose magnetic susceptibility measurements suggest paramagnetism and a high-spin formulation. X-Ray diffraction studies of available crystals show that the ligand coordinates to the metal in either a bidentate ?(2)[N,N'] or tridentate ?(3)[N,N',S] fashion, depending on the nature of ligand and/or identity of the metal atom. In the case of a less basic SPh moiety, a bidentate coordination mode was identified for harder metals (Mn, Fe), whereas a tridentate coordination mode was identified in the case of a more basic SBn moiety with softer metals (Ni, Cu). In the intermediate case of Co, ligands and coordinate via ?(2)[N,N'] and ?(3)[N,N',S] coordination modes, which can be conveniently predicted by DFT calculations. For the softest metal (Cu), ligand coordinates in a ?(3)[N,N',S] fashion. PMID:26688119

  1. Metal flux through consuming interfaces in ligand mixtures: boundary conditions do not influence the lability and relative contributions of metal species.

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    Zhang, Zeshi; Alemani, Davide; Buffle, Jacques; Town, Raewyn M; Wilkinson, Kevin J

    2011-10-21

    In a mixture of metal ions and complexes, it is difficult to predict ecological risk without understanding the contribution of each metal species to biouptake. For microorganisms, the rate of uptake (internalization flux) has not only a major influence on the total metal flux but also on the bioavailability of the various metal species and their relative contributions to the total flux. In this paper, the microorganism is considered as a consuming interface, which interacts with the metal ion, M, via the Michaelis-Menten boundary conditions. The contribution of each metal complex to the overall metal flux, in relation to its lability, is examined for a number of important boundary parameters (the equilibrium constant K(a) of metal with transport sites, internalization rate constant k(int) and total transport sites concentration {R}(t)). Computations were performed for Cu(II) complexes, in a multicomponent culture medium for microoganisms. For a one-ligand system, results were acquired using rigorous mathematical expressions, whereas approximate expressions, based on the reaction layer approximation (RLA) and rigorous numerical computations (computer codes MHEDYN and FLUXY), were employed for ligand mixtures. Under the condition of ligand excess, as often found in the natural environment, the relative contribution of each metal species to the total flux is shown to be independent of the boundary conditions. This finding has important implications, including an improved basis for relating the analytical signals of dynamic metal speciation sensors to metal bioavailability. PMID:21897934

  2. Using a Combination of Experimental and Computational Methods to Explore the Impact of Metal Identity and Ligand Field Strength on the Electronic Structure of Metal Ions

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    Pernicone, Naomi C.; Geri, Jacob B.; York, John T.

    2011-01-01

    In this exercise, students apply a combination of techniques to investigate the impact of metal identity and ligand field strength on the spin states of three d[superscript 5] transition-metal complexes: Fe(acac)[subscript 3], K[subscript 3][Fe(CN)[subscript 6

  3. Assembly of new polyoxometalate-templated metal-organic frameworks based on flexible ligands

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    Li, Na; Mu, Bao; Lv, Lei; Huang, Rudan

    2015-03-01

    Four new polyoxometalate(POM)-templated metal-organic frameworks based on flexible ligands, namely, [Cu6(bip)12(PMoVI12O40)2(PMoVMoVI11O40O2)]8H2O(1), [CuI3CuII3(bip)12(PMoVI12O40)2(PMoV12O34)]8H2O(2), [Ni6(bip)12(PMoVI12O40)(PMoVI11MoVO40)2]Cl6H2O(3), [CoII3CoIII2(H2bib)2(Hbib)2(PW9O34)2(H2O)6]6H2O(4) (bip=1,3-bis(imidazolyl)propane, bib=1,4-bis(imidazolyl)butane) have been obtained under hydrothermal condition and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, elemental analyses, and thermogravimetric (TG) analyses. The studies of single crystal X-ray indicate that compounds 1-3 crystallize in the trigonal space group P-3, and compound 4 crystallizes in the triclinic space group P-1. Compounds 1 and 3 represent 3D frameworks, and POMs as the guest molecules are incorporated into the cages which are composed of the ligands and metals, while compounds 2 and 4 show 3D frameworks by hydrogen bonds. This compounds provide new examples of host-guest compounds based on flexible bis(imidazole) ligands. In addition, the electrochemical property and the catalytic property of compound 1 have also been investigated.

  4. New metal complexes of N3 tridentate ligand: Synthesis, spectral studies and biological activity

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    Al-Hamdani, Abbas Ali Salih; Al Zoubi, Wail

    2015-02-01

    New tridentate ligand 3-amino-4-{1,5-dimethyl-3-[2-(5-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-ethylimino]-2phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-ylazo}-phenol L was synthesized from the reaction of 1,5-dimethyl-3-[2-(5-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-ethylimino]-2-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-ylamine and 3.4-amino phenol. A complexes of these ligand [Ni(II)(L)(H2O)2 Cl]Cl, [pt(IV)(L)Cl3]Cl and [M(II)(L)Cl]Cl (M = Pd (II), Zn (II), Cd (II) and Hg (II) were synthesized. The complexes were characterized by spectroscopic methods and magnetic moment measurements, elemental analysis, metal content, Chloride containing and conductance. These studies revealed octahedral geometries for the Ni (II), pt (IV) complexes, square planar for Pd (II) complex and tetrahedral for the Zn (II), Cd(II) and Hg (II) complexes. The study of complexes formation via molar ratio and job method in DMF solution has been investigated and results were consistent to those found in the solid complexes with a ratio of (M:L) as (1:1). The thermodynamic parameters, such as ?E*, ?H*, ?S* ?G* and K are calculated from the TGA curve using Coats-Redfern method. Hyper Chem-8 program has been used to predict structural geometries of compounds in gas phase. The synthesized ligand and its metal complexes were screened for their biological activity against bacterial species, two Gram positive bacteria (Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus) and two Gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonasaeruginosa).

  5. Hydrothermal synthesis and structural characterization of metal-organic frameworks based on new tetradentate ligands.

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    Liang, Yue; Yuan, Wei-Guan; Zhang, Shu-Fang; He, Zhan; Xue, Junru; Zhang, Xia; Jing, Lin-Hai; Qin, Da-Bin

    2016-01-19

    The hydrothermal reaction of two new tetradentate ligands with different metal salts of cadmium nitrate, zinc chloride, cobalt nitrate and deprotonated terephthalic acid (H2tp), isophthalic acid (H2ip), 4,4'-oxybisbenzoic acid (H2obba) in H2O/DMF or H2O/methanol gave three metal-organic frameworks (MOFs): {[Zn2(L1)(tp)(formate)2]·H2O}n (), {[Cd2(L2)(ip)2]·2H2O}n (), {[Co2(L2)(obba)2]}n () (L1 = 1,2-bis {2,6-bis [(1H-imidazol-1-yl) methyl]-4-methylphenoxy} ethane, L2 = 1,3-bis {2,6-bis [(1H-imidazol-1-yl) methyl]-4-methylphenoxy} propane). The structures of the frameworks are established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound is a three-dimensional (3D) framework with a 2-fold interpenetrated form, which exhibits a 2-nodal (3,4)-connected fsh-3,4-P21/c net with a {8(3)}2{8(5)·10} topology. Compound has a 2-nodal (4,8)-connected 3D framework where the dinuclear cadmium cluster secondary building units (SBUs) assemble with isophthalate and ligand L2 to construct a rare topological type sqc22 net with a {3(2)·5(4)}{3(4)·4(4)·5(10)·6(10)} topology. Whereas, Compound can be extended to a 2D interlocked (4,4)-connected 4,4 L28 net with the point symbol {4·6(4)·8}2{4(2)·6(4)}. L1 and L2 are tetradentate ligands with diverse linkers and display different coordination modes. In addition, the thermal stability and photochemical properties of the frameworks are also investigated. PMID:26674324

  6. Supported Molecular Iridium Catalysts: Resolving Effects of Metal Nuclearity and Supports as Ligands

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    Lu, Jing; Serna, Pedro; Aydin, Cerem; Browning, Nigel D.; Gates, Bruce C.

    2012-02-07

    The performance of a supported catalyst is influenced by the size and structure of the metal species, the ligands bonded to the metal, and the support. Resolution of these effects has been lacking because of the lack of investigations of catalysts with uniform and systematically varied catalytic sites. We now demonstrate that the performance for ethene hydrogenation of isostructural iridium species on supports with contrasting properties as ligands (electron-donating MgO and electron-withdrawing HY zeolite) can be elucidated on the basis of molecular concepts. Spectra of the working catalysts show that the catalytic reaction rate is determined by the dissociation of H{sub 2} when the iridium, either as mono- or tetra-nuclear species, is supported on MgO and is not when the support is the zeolite. The neighboring iridium sites in clusters are crucial for activation of both H{sub 2} and C{sub 2}H{sub 4} when the support is MgO but not when it is the zeolite, because the electron-withdrawing properties of the zeolite support enable even single site-isolated Ir atoms to bond to both C{sub 2}H{sub 4} and H{sub 2} and facilitate the catalysis.

  7. Aspects of C-H Activation in Metal Complexes Containing Sulfur Ligands

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    Rakowski-DuBois, Mary C.

    2004-10-08

    The research project proposed to synthesize new metal complexes with sulfido, disulfido and other types of reactive sulfur ligands, and to explore the joint reactivity of metal and sulfur ligands with hydrogen and organic molecules. The overall objective was to investigate reaction pathways relevant to those observed for the heterogeneous metal sulfide catalysts which promote hydrogen activation, hydrogenation-dehydrogenation of organic substrates, and hydrogenolysis of carbon-heteroatom bonds. Particular emphasis was placed on CpRe derivatives (where Cp might be C5H5 or alkylated versions) so that comparisons could be made with the previously studied CpMo complexes, which showed extensive reactivity at the sulfur ligands. Heterogeneous rhenium sulfides generally show higher catalytic activity than molybdenum sulfides, and this is attributed, in part, to the weaker Re-S bond strength, relative to the moybdenum-sulfur bond. In our studies of discrete Re-sulfide complexes, we have also observed evidence for weaker Re-S bonds relative to the molybdenum systems. In addition we have characterized novel hydrogen activation by rhenium sulfido complexes, as well as carbon-hydrogen, carbon-sulfur and metal sulfur bond cleavage reactions. Hydrogen Activation. The complex Cp{prime}ReCl2S3 was synthesized in ca 70% yield and characterized by an X-ray diffraction study which confirms that the complex contains a {eta}2-trisulfide ligand. The cyclic voltammogram of Cp{prime}ReCl2S3 shows a wide window of redox stability with an irreversible reduction wave at -0.97 V and an irreversible oxidation at +1.03 V vs Fc. Nevertheless, the complex undergoes a facile reaction with hydrogen at 50 C to form H2S and a new dinuclear sulfido bridged rhenium complex. This reaction is of interest because it is the first example of the hydrogenolysis of a discrete metal polysulfide complex to produce H2S, a reaction also observed for heterogeneous rhenium sulfides. The reaction contrasts with those of related Cp-molybdenum complexes with sulfide ligands, which also activate hydrogen, but generally form hydrosulfido products without H2S elimination. C-H and C-S Cleavage Reactions. New mononuclear Cp{prime}Re(dithiolate) complexes such as Cp{prime}ReCl2(SC2H4S), 1, have been prepared and characterized and have been found to display a very interesting range of reactions. The thermal reaction of 1 involves the dehydrogenation of the alkanedithiolate ligand to form Cp{prime}ReCl2(SCH=CHS), 2 as well as a competing elimination of olefin from the dithiolate ligand in 1. On the basic of kinetic and related studies, the mechanism is proposed to involve a sequential series of reactions. In the first reaction, the olefin extrusion is proposed to produce a reactive Re-disulfide or Re-bis(sulfido) intermediate, CpReCl2S2 which serves as an oxidant for the dithiolate complex 1. The ability of the bis sulfido complex to dehydrogenate hydrocarbons is a unique feature and several additional dehydrogenation reactions with this system have been characterized, including the oxidation of other dithiolate complexes, of tetrahydro-naphthalene and of cyclohexadiene. Precedents for the role of metal sulfides in dehydrogenation reactions have been reported for heterogeneous metal sulfide surfaces. This work has begun to provide information about the electronic and structural features necessary for such reactivity. Carbon Sulfur Bond Formation. When the thermal reaction of 1 was carried out in the presence of excess dry ethene a new reaction was observed in which the dithiolate ligand is displaced by incoming olefin to form the cyclic organic product, 1,4-dithiane. The Re product is identified as Cp{prime}Re(alkene)Cl2 on the basis of NMR and mass spectroscopic data. Similar reactions with alkynes have been found to form unsaturated 6-membered rings and reactions with 1,3 dithiolate complexes form the organic 7-membered rings. To our knowledge the formation of cyclic bis-thioethers by the reactions of an alkene or alkyne with a discrete dithiolate metal complex has not been repor

  8. Complex-forming organic ligands in cloud-point extraction of metal ions: a review.

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    Pytlakowska, K; Kozik, V; Dabioch, M

    2013-06-15

    Cloud-point extraction (CPE), an easy, safe, environmentally friendly, rapid and inexpensive methodology for preconcentration and separation of trace metals from aqueous solutions has recently become an attractive area of research and an alternative to liquid-liquid extraction. Moreover, it provides results comparable to those obtained with other separation techniques and has a greater potential to be explored in improving detection limits and other analytical characteristics over other methods. A few reviews have been published covering different aspects of the CPE procedure and its relevant applications, such as the phenomenon of clouding, the application in the extraction of trace inorganic and organic materials, as well as pesticides and protein substrates from different sources, or incorporation of CPE into an FIA system. This review focuses on general properties of the most frequently used organic ligands in cloud-point extraction and on literature data (from 2000 to 2012) concerning the use of modern techniques in determination of metal ions' content in various materials. The article is divided according to the class of organic ligands to be used in CPE. PMID:23618195

  9. Long-lived highly luminescent rhenium (I) metal-ligand complex as a probe of biomolecules

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    Castellano, Felix N.; Guo, Xiang-Qun; Li, Li; Szmacinski, Henryk; Sipior, Jeffrey; Lakowicz, Joseph R.

    1998-05-01

    A luminescent rhenium(I) metal-ligand complex, [Re(bcp)(CO)3(4-COOHPy)](ClO4), where bcp is 2,9-dimethyl-4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline and 4-COOHPy is isonicotinic acid, has been synthesized and characterized. This complex displays high quantum yields and long excited- state lifetimes (0.3 - 10 microseconds) in fluid solution at room temperature. The metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) emission from this compound exhibits sensitivity to micro- environment. [Re(bcp)(CO)3(4-COOHPy)]+ displays highly polarized emission with a maximum anisotropy near 0.3 in the absence of rotational diffusion. This Re(I) MLCT complex was conjugated to several biomolecules, including the proteins human serum albumin (HSA) and bovine immunoglobulin G(IgG) as well as an amine containing lipid. When bound to a protein or lipid, the decay time is near 3 microseconds and the quantum yield is approximately 0.12 in aqueous air-equilibrated solution at room temperature. The unique spectral properties and reactive carboxylic acid functionality of [Re(bcp)(CO)3(4-COOHPy)]+, allowed utilization of this probe in numerous biophysical and biomedical applications.

  10. Anchoring of Cu(II) onto surface of porous metal-organic framework through post-synthesis modification for the synthesis of benzimidazoles and benzothiazoles

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    Kardanpour, Reihaneh; Tangestaninejad, Shahram; Mirkhani, Valiollah; Moghadam, Majid; Mohammadpoor-Baltork, Iraj; Zadehahmadi, Farnaz

    2016-03-01

    Efficient synthesis of various benzimidazoles and benzothiazoles under mild conditions catalyzed by Cu(II) anchored onto UiO-66-NH2 metal organic framework is reported. In this manner, first, the aminated UiO-66 was modified with thiophene-2-carbaldehyde and then the prepared Schiff base was reacted with CuCl2. The prepared catalyst was characterized by FT-IR, UV-vis, X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), N2 adsorption, inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The UiO-66-NH2-TC-Cu was applied as a highly efficient catalyst for synthesis of benzimidazole and benzothiazole derivatives by the reaction of aldehydes with 1,2-diaminobenzene or 2-aminothiophenol. The Cu(II)-containing MOF was reused several times without any appreciable loss of its efficiency.

  11. Electric relaxation processes in chemodynamics of aqueous metal complexes: from simple ligands to soft nanoparticulate complexants.

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    van Leeuwen, Herman P; Buffle, Jacques; Town, Raewyn M

    2012-01-10

    The chemodynamics of metal complexes with nanoparticulate complexants can differ significantly from that for simple ligands. The spatial confinement of charged sites and binding sites to the nanoparticulate body impacts on the time scales of various steps in the overall complex formation process. The greater the charge carried by the nanoparticle, the longer it takes to set up the counterion distribution equilibrium with the medium. A z+ metal ion (z > 1) in a 1:1 background electrolyte will accumulate in the counterionic atmosphere around negatively charged simple ions, as well as within/around the body of a soft nanoparticle with negative structural charge. The rate of accumulation is often governed by diffusion and proceeds until Boltzmann partition equilibrium between the charged entity and the ions in the medium is attained. The electrostatic accumulation proceeds simultaneously with outer-sphere and inner-sphere complex formation. The rate of the eventual inner-sphere complex formation is generally controlled by the rate constant of dehydration of the metal ion, k(w). For common transition metal ions with moderate to fast dehydration rates, e.g., Cu(2+), Pb(2+), and Cd(2+), it is shown that the ionic equilibration with the medium may be the slower step and thus rate-limiting in their overall complexation with nanoparticles. PMID:22126743

  12. Antioxidant, electrochemical, thermal, antimicrobial and alkane oxidation properties of tridentate Schiff base ligands and their metal complexes.

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    Ceyhan, Gkhan; elik, Cumali; Uru?, Serhan; Demirta?, ?brahim; Elmasta?, Mahfuz; Tmer, Mehmet

    2011-10-15

    In this study, two Schiff base ligands (HL(1) and HL(2)) and their Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Pd(II) and Ru(III) metal complexes were synthesized and characterized by the analytical and spectroscopic methods. Alkane oxidation activities of the metal complexes were studied on cyclohexane as substrate. The ligands and their metal complexes were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against Corynebacterium xerosis, Bacillus brevis, Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus cereus, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus luteus and Enterococcus faecalis (as gram-positive bacteria) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Yersinia enterocolitica, Klebsiella fragilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Candida albicans (as gram-negative bacteria). The antioxidant properties of the Schiff base ligands were evaluated in a series of in vitro tests: 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging and reducing power activity of superoxide anion radical generated non-enzymatic systems. Electrochemical and thermal properties of the compounds were investigated. PMID:21752697

  13. Supramolecular isomers of metal-organic frameworks: the role of a new mixed donor imidazolate-carboxylate tetradentate ligand.

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    Richards, Victoria J; Argent, Stephen P; Kewley, Adam; Blake, Alexander J; Lewis, William; Champness, Neil R

    2012-04-14

    Five new metal-organic frameworks prepared from the ligand 5-bis(3-(1-imidazolyl)propylcarbamoyl)terephthalate (bipta(2-)) and transition metal salts, Zn(2+) (1), Co(2+) (2), Mn(2+) (3, 4) and Cu(2+) (5), are reported. Single crystal X-ray studies reveal that the bipta(2-) ligand acts as a tetradentate ligand and combines with four-coordinate cationic metal nodes to give four-connected framework structures. Whilst reaction of bipta(2-) with Zn(II) gives rise to a framework of diamondoid topology 1, the analogous frameworks with Co(II), Mn(II) and Cu(II) afford frameworks that incorporate square-planar nodes. Whereas 2 and 5 form frameworks of Cd(SO(4)) (cds) and square 4(4) nets (sql), respectively, reaction of Mn(II) with bipta(2-) forms two supramolecular isomers of topology cds for 3 and sql for 4. PMID:22301665

  14. Antioxidant, electrochemical, thermal, antimicrobial and alkane oxidation properties of tridentate Schiff base ligands and their metal complexes

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    Ceyhan, Gökhan; Çelik, Cumali; Uruş, Serhan; Demirtaş, İbrahim; Elmastaş, Mahfuz; Tümer, Mehmet

    2011-10-01

    In this study, two Schiff base ligands (HL 1 and HL 2) and their Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Pd(II) and Ru(III) metal complexes were synthesized and characterized by the analytical and spectroscopic methods. Alkane oxidation activities of the metal complexes were studied on cyclohexane as substrate. The ligands and their metal complexes were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against Corynebacterium xerosis, Bacillus brevis, Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus cereus, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus luteus and Enterococcus faecalis (as Gram-positive bacteria) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Yersinia enterocolitica, Klebsiella fragilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Candida albicans (as Gram-negative bacteria). The antioxidant properties of the Schiff base ligands were evaluated in a series of in vitro tests: 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH rad ) free radical scavenging and reducing power activity of superoxide anion radical generated non-enzymatic systems. Electrochemical and thermal properties of the compounds were investigated.

  15. Synthesis, crystal structures and properties of three new mixed-ligand d{sup 10} metal complexes constructed from pyridinecarboxylate and in situ generated amino-tetrazole ligand

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    Liu Dongsheng; Huang, Xihe; Huang Changcang; Huang Gansheng; Chen Jianzhong

    2009-07-15

    Three new metal-organic frameworks, [Zn(atz)(nic)]{sub n}(1), [Zn(atz)(isonic)]{sub n}.nHisonic(2) and [Cd(atz)(isonic)]{sub n}(3) (Hnic=nicotinic acid, Hisonic=isonicotinic acid), have been firstly synthesized by employing mixed-ligand of pyridinecarboxylate with the in situ generated ligand of 5-amino-tetrazolate(atz{sup -}), and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, TGA and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The results revealed that 1 presents a two-dimensional (2D) 'sql' topological network constructed from the linear chain subunit of Zn(nic){sub 2} and atz{sup -} ligand. A remarkable feature of 2 is a 2-fold interpenetrated diamondoid network with free Hisonic molecules locating in the channels formed by the zigzag chain subunits of Zn(isonic){sub 2}. Complex 3 is a 3D non-interpenetrated pillared framework constructed from the double chain subunits of Cd-COO{sup -}Cd. It possesses a rarely observed (4,6)-connected 'fsc' topology. The thermal stabilities and fluorescent properties of the complexes were investigated. All of these complexes exhibited intense fluorescent emissions in the solid state at room temperature. - Graphical abstract: Three new mixed-ligand d{sup 10} metal complexes have been synthesized by employing mixed-ligand synthetic approach. Complex 1 presents a 2D 'sql' topological network. Complex 2 is a 2-fold interpenetrated diamondoid network with microporous channels. Rarely observed (4,6)-connected 'fsc' topological network was found in complex 3.

  16. Ultrasonic/Sonic Anchor

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    Bar-Cohen, Yoseph; Sherrit, Stewart

    2009-01-01

    The ultrasonic/sonic anchor (U/S anchor) is an anchoring device that drills a hole for itself in rock, concrete, or other similar material. The U/S anchor is a recent addition to a series of related devices, the first of which were reported in "Ultrasonic/Sonic Drill/Corers With Integrated Sensors"

  17. Evaluation of donor and steric properties of anionic ligands on high valent transition metals.

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    DiFranco, Stephen A; Maciulis, Nicholas A; Staples, Richard J; Batrice, Rami J; Odom, Aaron L

    2012-01-16

    Synthetic protocols and characterization data for a variety of chromium(VI) nitrido compounds of the general formula NCr(NPr(i)(2))(2)X are reported, where X = NPr(i)(2) (1), I (2), Cl (3), Br (4), OTf (5), 1-adamantoxide (6), OSiPh(3) (7), O(2)CPh (8), OBu(t)(F6) (9), OPh (10), O-p-(OMe)C(6)H(4) (11), O-p-(SMe)C(6)H(4) (12), O-p-(Bu(t))C(6)H(4) (13), O-p-(F)C(6)H(4) (14), O-p-(Cl)C(6)H(4) (15), O-p-(CF(3))C(6)H(4) (16), OC(6)F(5) (17), κ(O)-N-oxy-phthalimide (18), SPh (19), OCH(2)Ph (20), NO(3) (21), pyrrolyl (22), 3-C(6)F(5)-pyrrolyl (23), 3-[3,5-(CF(3))(2)C(6)H(3)]pyrrolyl (24), indolyl (25), carbazolyl (26), N(Me)Ph (27), κ(N)-NCO (28), κ(N)-NCS (29), CN (30), NMe(2) (31), F (33). Several different techniques were employed in the syntheses, including nitrogen-atom transfer for the formation of 1. A cationic chromium complex [NCr(NPr(i)(2))(2)(DMAP)]BF(4) (32) was used as an intermediate for the production of 33, which was produced by tin-catalyzed degredation of the salt. Using spin saturation transfer or line shape analysis, the free energy barriers for diisopropylamido rotation were studied. It is proposed that the estimated enthalpic barriers, Ligand Donor Parameters (LDPs), for amido rotation can be used to parametrize the donor abilities of this diverse set of anionic ligands toward transition metal centers in low d-electron counts. The new LDPs do not correlate well to the pK(a) value of X. Conversely, the LDP values of phenoxide ligands do correlate with Hammett parameters for the para-substituents. Literature data for (13)C NMR chemical shifts for a tungsten-based system with various X ligands plotted versus LDP provided a linear fit. In addition, the angular overlap model derived e(σ) + e(π) values for chromium(III) ammine complexes correlate with LDP values. Also discussed is the correlation with XTiCp*(2) spectroscopic data. X-ray diffraction has been used used to characterize 31 of the compounds. From the X-ray diffraction data, steric parameters for the ligands using the Percent Buried Volume and Solid Angle techniques were found. PMID:22200335

  18. A periodic walk: a series of first-row transition metal complexes with the pentadentate ligand PY5.

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    Klein Gebbink, Robertus J M; Jonas, Robert T; Goldsmith, Christian R; Stack, T Daniel P

    2002-09-01

    A series of transition metal complexes derived from the pentadentate ligand PY5, 2,6-(bis-(bis-2-pyridyl)methoxymethane)pyridine, illustrates the intrinsic propensity of this ligand to complex metal ions. X-ray structural data are provided for six complexes (1-6) with cations of the general formula [M(II)(PY5)(Cl)](+), where M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn. In complexes 1-4 and 6, the metal ions are coordinated in a distorted-octahedral fashion; the four terminal pyridines of PY5 occupy the equatorial sites while the axial positions are occupied by the bridging pyridine of PY5 and a chloride anion. Major distortions from an ideal octahedral geometry arise from displacement of the metal atom from the equatorial plane toward the chloride ligand and from differences in pyridine-metal-pyridine bond angles. The series of complexes shows that M(II) ions are consistently accommodated in the ligand by displacement of the metal ion from the PY5 pocket, a tilting of the axial pyridine subunit, and nonsymmetrical pyridine subunit ligation in the equatorial plane. The displacement from the ligand pocket increases with the ionic radius of M(II). The axial pyridine tilt, however, is approximately the same for all complexes and appears to be independent of the electronic ground state of M(II). In complex 5, the Cu(II) ion is coordinated by only four of the five pyridine subunits of the ligand, resulting in a square-pyramidal complex. The overall structural similarity of 5 with the other complexes reflects the strong tendency of PY5 to enforce a distorted-octahedral coordination geometry. Complexes 1-6 are further characterized in terms of solution magnetic susceptibility, electrochemical behavior, and optical properties. These show the high-spin nature of the complexes and the anticipated stabilization of the divalent oxidation state. PMID:12206686

  19. Metal-Ligand Misfits: Facile Access to Rhenium-Oxo Corroles by Oxidative Metalation.

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    Einrem, Rune F; Gagnon, Kevin J; Alemayehu, Abraham B; Ghosh, Abhik

    2016-01-11

    With the exception of a single accidental synthesis, rhenium corroles are unknown, but of great interest as catalysts and potential radiopharmaceuticals. Oxidative metalation of meso-triarylcorroles with [Re2 (CO)10 ] in refluxing decalin has provided a facile and relatively high-yielding route to rhenium(V)-oxo corroles. The complexes synthesized could all be fully characterized by single-crystal X-ray structure analyses. PMID:26639951

  20. Chloroplast biogenesis47. Spectroscopic study of net spectral shifts induced by axial ligand coordination in metalated tetrapyrroles

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    Belanger, Faith C.; Rebeiz, Constantin A.

    Net absorption and fluorescence spectral shifts, directly induced by coordination of metalated tetrapyrroles to axial ligands, were calculated for the Soret and visible regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. An examination of the calculated net spectral shifts confirmed the conclusions of several other investigators and revealed that the axial coordination potential of a metalated tetrapyrrole is strongly influenced (a) by functional group distribution around the periphery of the tetrapyrrole macrocycle; (b) by the temperature of the sample; (c) by the availability of adventitious ligands in the immediate environment of the metalated tetrapyrroles and (d) by the nature of the central metal atom of the metallotetrapyrrole. In general, electron withdrawing peripheral groups, low temperatures and the availability of unhindered Lewis bases all enhanced the formation of hexacoordinated complexes in Mg-tetrapyrroles. For example, in ether at room temperature, all Mg-tetrapyrroles coordinated to one axial ligand thus forming pentacoordinated complexes. At 77 K, all Mg-porphyrins with electron withdrawing side chains occurred mainly in the pentacoordinated state and to a much lesser extent in the hexacoordinated state. On the other hand in ether at 77 K, Mg-chlorins, such as monovinyl and divinyl chl(ide) a, coordinated to two axial ligands and occured predominantly in the hexacoordinated state. The relevance of these observations to the positive charge density on the central metal atom of metallotetrapyrroles and to the orientation and organization of Mg-tetrapyrroles in biological membranes is discussed.

  1. Synthesis of metal complexes involving Schiff base ligand with methylenedioxy moiety: Spectral, thermal, XRD and antimicrobial studies

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    Sundararajan, M. L.; Jeyakumar, T.; Anandakumaran, J.; Karpanai Selvan, B.

    2014-10-01

    Metal complexes of Zn(II), Cd(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Fe(III), Co(II), Mn(II) Hg(II), and Ag(I) have been synthesized from Schiff base ligand, prepared by the condensation of 3,4-(methylenedioxy)aniline and 5-bromo salicylaldehyde. All the compounds have been characterized by using elemental analysis, molar conductance, FT-IR, UV-Vis, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, mass spectra, powder XRD and thermal analysis (TG/DTA) technique. The elemental analysis suggests the stoichiometry to be 1:1 (metal:ligand). The FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and UV-Vis spectral data suggest that the ligand coordinate to the metal atom by imino nitrogen and phenolic oxygen as bidentate manner. Mass spectral data further support the molecular mass of the compounds and their structure. Powder XRD indicates the crystalline state and morphology of the ligand and its metal complexes. The thermal behaviors of the complexes prove the presence of lattice as well as coordinated water molecules in the complexes. Melting point supports the thermal stability of all the compounds. The in vitro antimicrobial effects of the synthesized compounds were tested against five bacterial and three fungal species by well diffusion method. Antioxidant activities have also been performed for all the compounds. Metal complexes show more biological activity than the Schiff base.

  2. Synthesis of metal complexes involving Schiff base ligand with methylenedioxy moiety: spectral, thermal, XRD and antimicrobial studies.

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    Sundararajan, M L; Jeyakumar, T; Anandakumaran, J; Karpanai Selvan, B

    2014-10-15

    Metal complexes of Zn(II), Cd(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Fe(III), Co(II), Mn(II) Hg(II), and Ag(I) have been synthesized from Schiff base ligand, prepared by the condensation of 3,4-(methylenedioxy)aniline and 5-bromo salicylaldehyde. All the compounds have been characterized by using elemental analysis, molar conductance, FT-IR, UV-Vis, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, mass spectra, powder XRD and thermal analysis (TG/DTA) technique. The elemental analysis suggests the stoichiometry to be 1:1 (metal:ligand). The FT-IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and UV-Vis spectral data suggest that the ligand coordinate to the metal atom by imino nitrogen and phenolic oxygen as bidentate manner. Mass spectral data further support the molecular mass of the compounds and their structure. Powder XRD indicates the crystalline state and morphology of the ligand and its metal complexes. The thermal behaviors of the complexes prove the presence of lattice as well as coordinated water molecules in the complexes. Melting point supports the thermal stability of all the compounds. The in vitro antimicrobial effects of the synthesized compounds were tested against five bacterial and three fungal species by well diffusion method. Antioxidant activities have also been performed for all the compounds. Metal complexes show more biological activity than the Schiff base. PMID:24820326

  3. Multicomponent assembly of fluorescent-tag functionalized ligands in metal-organic frameworks for sensing explosives.

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    Gole, Bappaditya; Bar, Arun Kumar; Mukherjee, Partha Sarathi

    2014-10-01

    Detection of trace amounts of explosive materials is significantly important for security concerns and pollution control. Four multicomponent metal-organic frameworks (MOFs-12, 13, 23, and 123) have been synthesized by employing ligands embedded with fluorescent tags. The multicomponent assembly of the ligands was utilized to acquire a diverse electronic behavior of the MOFs and the fluorescent tags were strategically chosen to enhance the electron density in the MOFs. The phase purity of the MOFs was established by PXRD, NMR spectroscopy, and finally by single-crystal XRD. Single-crystal structures of the MOFs-12 and 13 showed the formation of three-dimensional porous networks with the aromatic tags projecting inwardly into the pores. These electron-rich MOFs were utilized for detection of explosive nitroaromatic compounds (NACs) through fluorescence quenching with high selectivity and sensitivity. The rate of fluorescence quenching for all the MOFs follows the order of electron deficiency of the NACs. We also showed the detection of picric acid (PA) by luminescent MOFs is not always reliable and can be misleading. This attracts our attention to explore these MOFs for sensing picryl chloride (PC), which is as explosive as picric acid and used widely to prepare more stable explosives like 2,4,6-trinitroaniline from PA. Moreover, the recyclability and sensitivity studies indicated that these MOFs can be reused several times with parts per billion (ppb) levels of sensitivity towards PC and 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT). PMID:25164426

  4. Synthesis, structural characterization, electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry of dinuclear copper(II) metal complexes stabilized by a tetradentate NOOO salicylaldimine ligands

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    Tas, E.; Onal, I. H.; Yilmaz, I.; Kilic, A.; Durgun, M.

    2009-06-01

    The synthesis, structure, spectroscopic and electro-spectrochemical properties of salicylaldimine Schiff-base ligands (L nH) ( n = 1, 2, and 3) (L 1H = N-[2-amino-8-hydroxyquinoline]-salicylaldimine, L 2H = N-[2-amino-8-hydroxyquinoline]-5-bromosalicylaldimine and L 3H = N-[2-amino-8-hydroxyquinoline]-5-methoxysalicylaldimine), respectively, and their dinuclear copper(II) complexes [Cu 2(L n) 2] are described. Three new dissymmetric tetradentate salicylaldimine ligands containing a donor set of NOOO were prepared by reaction of 2-amino-8-hydroxyquinoline with different salicylaldehydes. The dinuclear copper(II) metal complexes of these ligands were synthesized by treating an ethanolic solution of the appropriate ligand with an equimolar amount of Cu(Ac) 2H 2O. The ligands and their copper complexes were characterized by FT-IR, UV-vis, 1H NMR, elemental analysis, molar conductivity, mass spectra and thermal analysis methods in addition to magnetic susceptibility and spectroelectrochemical techniques. The reaction of these ligands in a 1:1 mole ratio with copper(II) acetate afforded dinuclear Cu(II) metal complexes. The room temperature magnetic moments of [Cu 2(L n) 2] complexes are found between 1.12 and 1.28 BM for per Cu(II) molecule.

  5. Converting between the oxides of nitrogen using metal-ligand coordination complexes.

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    Timmons, Andrew J; Symes, Mark D

    2015-10-01

    The oxides of nitrogen (chiefly NO, NO3(-), NO2(-) and N2O) are key components of the natural nitrogen cycle and are intermediates in a range of processes of enormous biological, environmental and industrial importance. Nature has evolved numerous enzymes which handle the conversion of these oxides to/from other small nitrogen-containing species and there also exist a number of heterogeneous catalysts that can mediate similar reactions. In the chemical space between these two extremes exist metal-ligand coordination complexes that are easier to interrogate than heterogeneous systems and simpler in structure than enzymes. In this Tutorial Review, we will examine catalysts for the inter-conversions of the various nitrogen oxides that are based on such complexes, looking in particular at more recent examples that take inspiration from the natural systems. PMID:26158348

  6. Linkage isomerism in transition-metal complexes of mixed (arylcarboxamido)(arylimino)pyridine ligands.

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    Boyce, David W; Salmon, Debra J; Tolman, William B

    2014-06-01

    The synthesis of a series of asymmetric mixed 2,6-disubstituted (arylcarboxamido)(arylimino)pyridine ligands and their coordination chemistry toward a series of divalent first-row transition metals (Cu, Co, and Zn) have been explored. Complexes featuring both anionic N,N',N?-carboxamido and neutral O,N,N'-carboxamide coordination have been prepared and characterized by X-ray crystallography, cyclic voltammetry, and UV-visible and EPR spectroscopy. Specifically, (R)LM(X) (M = Cu; X = Cl(-), OAc(-)) and (R)L(H)MX2 (M = Cu, Co, Zn; X = Cl(-), SbF6(-)) complexes that feature N,N',N?- or O,N,N'-coordination are presented. Base-induced linkage isomerization from O,N,N'-carboxamide to N,N',N?-carboxamido coordination is also confirmed by multiple forms of spectroscopy. PMID:24819403

  7. Linkage Isomerism in Transition-Metal Complexes of Mixed (Arylcarboxamido)(arylimino)pyridine Ligands

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    2015-01-01

    The synthesis of a series of asymmetric mixed 2,6-disubstituted (arylcarboxamido)(arylimino)pyridine ligands and their coordination chemistry toward a series of divalent first-row transition metals (Cu, Co, and Zn) have been explored. Complexes featuring both anionic N,N?,N?-carboxamido and neutral O,N,N?-carboxamide coordination have been prepared and characterized by X-ray crystallography, cyclic voltammetry, and UVvisible and EPR spectroscopy. Specifically, RLM(X) (M = Cu; X = Cl, OAc) and RL(H)MX2 (M = Cu, Co, Zn; X = Cl, SbF6) complexes that feature N,N?,N?- or O,N,N?-coordination are presented. Base-induced linkage isomerization from O,N,N?-carboxamide to N,N?,N?-carboxamido coordination is also confirmed by multiple forms of spectroscopy. PMID:24819403

  8. The ligand-promoted mobilisation of metal ions from mineral surfaces

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    Putnis, C. V.

    2003-04-01

    Many metals such as Fe, Mo, Cu, Zn etc have been identified as essential micronutrients for plants and microorganisms. These metals have to be mobilised from mineral surfaces in contact with crustal fluids in order to be available to living cells. Many studies have shown the importance of chelation in the mobilisation of metal ions into these fluids. The ligand-promoted dissolution of minerals enables elements essential to life to be accessible. Organic acids with chelating properties are widely present on the surface of the earth (both anthropogenic and those produced naturally such as siderophores) and as well as releasing metal ions into solution for bioavailability, they control processes such as metal ion transport and adsorption and thereby are important in the understanding of toxicity and contamination. In this study we have compared mineral dissolution using a strong industrial chelator (DTPA -- diethylene triamine penta-acetic acid) and dissoluton using a synthetically produced naturally occurring siderophore, 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid produced by Azotobacter vinelandii. The dissolution kinetics of a number of minerals (barite, chalcopyrite, malachite) by DTPA solution has been studied as a function of DTPA concentration in the range 0.001--0.5 M. Batch experiments were carried out at pH 12 where the DTPA is effectively de-protonated and over a range of temperatures (22--90C^o) to investigate the factors controlling the dissolution rate.. Although the dissolution mechanism involves the chelation of one metal ion by each molecule of DTPA, the dissolution rate was found to be inversely related to the DTPA concentration in solution and not dependent on the initial grain size of the mineral. The high activation energy for the dissolution process suggests that the rate is controlled by a surface desorption process rather than diffusion in the solution. The inverse dependence on the DTPA concentration suggests steric hindrance associated with the metal-DTPA surface complex formation. Dissolution kinetics of the natural siderophore, known to be specfic to Fe chelation, was observed under similar conditions and comparisons made with the strong industrial chelator in an attempt to understand the dissolution process. The results have important applications to many aspects of mineral dissolution and therefore metal ion mobility as well as raising fundamental questions regarding the nature of the crystal-solution interface at an atomic level.

  9. Carbonyl substitution chemistry of some trimetallic transition metal cluster complexes with polyfunctional ligands

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    Byrne, Lindsay T.; Hondow, Nicole S.; Koutsantonis, George A.; Skelton, Brian W.; Torabi, A. Asgar; White, Allan H.; Wild, S. Bruce

    2008-11-03

    The trimetallic clusters [Ru{sub 3}(CO){sub 10}(dppm)], [Ru{sub 3}(CO){sub 12}] and [RuCo{sub 2}(CO){sub 11}] react with a number of multifunctional secondary phosphine and tertiary arsine ligands to give products consequent on carbonyl substitution and, in the case of the secondary phosphines, PH activation. The reaction with the unresolved mixed P/S donor, 1-phenylphosphino-2-thio(ethane), HSCH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}PHPh ({double_bond}LH{sub 2}), gave two products under various conditions which have been characterized by spectroscopic and crystallographic means. These two complexes [Ru{sub 3}({mu}dppm)(H)(CO){sub 7}(LH)] and [Ru{sub 3}({mu}-dppm)(H)(CO){sub 8}(LH)Ru{sub 3}({mu}-dppm)(CO){sub 9}], show the versatility of the ligand, with it chelating in the former and bridging two Ru{sub 3} units in the latter. The stereogenic centres in the molecules gave rise to complicated spectroscopic data which are consistent with the presence of diastereoisomers. In the case of [Ru{sub 3}(CO){sub 12}] the reaction with LH{sub 2} gave a poor yield of a tetranuclear butterfly cluster, [Ru{sub 4}(CO){sub 10}(L){sub 2}], in which two of the ligands bridge opposite hinge wingtip bonds of the cluster. A related ligand, HSCH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}AsMe(C{sub 6}H{sub 4}CH{sub 2}OMe), reacted with [RuCo{sub 2}(CO){sub 11}] to give a low yield of the heterobimetallic Ru-Co adduct, [RuCo(CO){sub 6}(SCH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}AsMe(C{sub 6}H{sub 4}CH{sub 2}OMe))], which appears to be the only one of its type so far structurally characterized. The secondary phosphine, HPMe(C{sub 6}H{sub 4}(CH{sub 2}OMe)) and its oxide HP(O)Me(C{sub 6}H{sub 4}(CH{sub 2}OMe)) also react with the cluster [Ru{sub 3}(CO){sub 10}(dppm)] to give carbonyl substitution products, [Ru{sub 3}(CO){sub 5}(dppm)({mu}{sub 2}-PMe(C{sub 6}H{sub 4}CH{sub 2}OMe)){sub 4}], and [Ru{sub 3}H(CO){sub 7}(dppm)({mu}{sub 2},{eta}{sup 1}P({double_bond}O)Me(C{sub 6}H{sub 4}CH{sub 2}OMe))]. The former consists of an open Ru{sub 3} triangle with four phosphide ligands bridging the metal-metal bonds; the latter has the O atom symmetrically bridging one Ru-Ru bond, the P atom being attached to a non-bridged Ru atom.

  10. Linear Free Energy Relationships for Metal-Ligand Complexation: Bidentate Binding to Negatively-Charged Oxygen Donor Atoms

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    Carbonaro, Richard F.; Atalay, Yasemin B.; Di Toro, Dominic M.

    2011-01-01

    Stability constants for metal complexation to bidentate ligands containing negatively-charged oxygen donor atoms can be estimated from the following linear free energy relationship (LFER): log KML = χOO(αO log KHL,1 + αO log KHL,2) where KML is the metal-ligand stability constant for a 1:1 complex, KHL,1 and KHL,2 are the proton-ligand stability constants (the ligand pKa values), and αO is the Irving-Rossotti slope. The parameter χOO is metal specific and has slightly different values for 5 and 6 membered chelate rings. LFERs are presented for 21 different metal ions and are accurate to within approximately 0.30 log units in predictions of log KML values. Ligands selected for use in LFER development include dicarboxylic acids, carboxyphenols, and ortho-diphenols. For ortho-hydroxybenzaldehydes, α-hydroxycarboxylic acids, and α-ketocarboxylic acids, a modification of the LFER where log KHL,2 is set equal to zero is required. The chemical interpretation of χOO is that it accounts for the extra stability afforded to metal complexes by the chelate effect. Cu-NOM binding constants calculated from the bidentate LFERs are similar in magnitude to those used in WHAM 6. This LFER can be used to make log KML predictions for small organic molecules. Since natural organic matter (NOM) contains many of the same functional groups (i.e. carboxylic acids, phenols, alcohols), the LFER log KML predictions shed light on the range of appropriate values for use in modeling metal partitioning in natural systems. PMID:21833149

  11. On the dielectric and optical properties of surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks: A study on epitaxially grown thin films

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    Redel, Engelbert; Wang, Zhengbang; Walheim, Stefan; Liu, Jinxuan; Gliemann, Hartmut; Wll, Christof

    2013-08-01

    We determine the optical constants of two highly porous, crystalline metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Since it is problematic to determine the optical constants for the standard powder modification of these porous solids, we instead use surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks (SURMOFs). These MOF thin films are grown using liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) on modified silicon substrates. The produced SURMOF thin films exhibit good optical properties; these porous coatings are smooth as well as crack-free, they do not scatter visible light, and they have a homogenous interference color over the entire sample. Therefore, spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) can be used in a straightforward fashion to determine the corresponding SURMOF optical properties. After careful removal of the solvent molecules used in the fabrication process as well as the residual water adsorbed in the voids of this highly porous solid, we determine an optical constant of n = 1.39 at a wavelength of 750 nm for HKUST-1 (stands for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology-1; and was first discovered there) or [Cu3(BTC)2]. After exposing these SURMOF thin films to moisture/EtOH atmosphere, the refractive index (n) increases to n = 1.55-1.6. This dependence of the optical properties on water/EtOH adsorption demonstrates the potential of such SURMOF materials for optical sensing.

  12. A surface site as polydentate ligand of a metal complex: Density functional studies of rhenium subcarbonyls supported on magnesium oxide

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    Hu, A.; Neyman, K.M.; Staufer, M.; Belling, T.; Gates, B.C.; Roesch, N.

    1999-05-12

    Notwithstanding the importance of supported organometallic species as industrial catalysts, most are nonuniform mixtures, with only a few being well-characterized at the atomic level. Rhenium subcarbonyls on MgO, in contrast, consist of nearly uniform surface species and are among the best-studied organometallic complexes on oxides. EXAFS and infrared spectra showed that decomposition of the precursors [HRe(CO){sub 5}], [H{sub 3}Re{sub 3}(CO){sub 12}], and [Re{sub 2}(CO){sub 10}] on MgO powder results in fragments, assigned as Re(CO){sub 3}{sup n+}, coordinated to surface ligands. The concept of a surface site as a polydentate ligand evokes the remarkable circumstance in which the adsorbate-substrate bonds are as strong as metal-ligand bonds in common transition metal complexes, as shown by the present investigation.

  13. Transition metal bisdithiolene complexes based on extended ligands with fused tetrathiafulvalene and thiophene moieties: new single-component molecular metals.

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    Nunes, Joo P M; Figueira, Mauro J; Belo, Dulce; Santos, Isabel C; Ribeiro, Bruno; Lopes, Elsa B; Henriques, Rui T; Vidal-Gancedo, Jose; Veciana, Jaume; Rovira, Concepci; Almeida, Manuel

    2007-01-01

    The gold and nickel bisdithiolene complexes based on new highly extended ligands incorporating fused tetrathiafulvalene and thiophene moieties (alpha-tdt=thiophenetetrathiafulvalenedithiolate and dtdt=dihydro- thiophenetetrathiafulvalenedithiolate), were prepared and characterised by using cyclic voltammetry, single crystal X-ray diffraction, EPR, magnetic susceptibility and electrical transport measurements. These complexes, initially obtained under anaerobic conditions as diamagnetic gold monoanic [nBu(4)N][Au(alpha-tdt)(2)] (4), [nBu(4)N][Au(dtdt)(2)] (3) and nickel dianionic species [(nBu(4)N)(2)][Ni(alpha-tdt)(2)] (8), [(nBu(4)N)(2)][Ni(dtdt)(2)] (7), can be easily oxidised to the stable neutral state just by air or iodine exposure. The monoanionic complexes crystallise in at least two polymorphs, all of which have good cation and anion segregation in alternated layers, the anion layers making a dense 2D network of short SS contacts. All of the neutral complexes, obtained as microcrystalline or quasi amorphous fine powder, present relatively large magnetic susceptibilities that correspond to effective magnetic moments in the range 1-3 mu(B) indicative of high spin states and very high electrical conductivity that in case of the Ni compound can reach sigma(RT) approximately 250 S cm(-1) with a clear metallic behaviour. These compounds are new examples of the still rare single-component molecular metals. PMID:17879249

  14. Entangled 3D metal-organic architectures from the self-assembly of mixed ligands and transition-metal ions

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    Wang, Yong-Hui; Li, Yun-Wu; Chen, Wei-Lin; Li, Yang-Guang; Wang, En-Bo

    2008-04-01

    Two new entangled 3D metal-organic frameworks, [Ni 2(TP) 2(BPP) 2(H 2O) 2] n ( 1) and {[Co(TP)(BPP)] 46H 2O} n ( 2), have been hydrothermally synthesized with mixed ligands of terephthalate (TP) and 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane (BPP) and transition-metal nitrates. Both compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, TGA, IR and single crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 1 crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pnna with a = 18.350(4), b = 13.447(3), c = 16.394(3) , V = 4045.2(14) 3, Z = 4, R1(w R2) = 0.0481(0.1072). Compound 2 crystallizes in the triclinic space group P1 with a = 11.860(2), b = 18.029(4), c = 20.069(4) , ? = 106.94(3), ? = 92.27(3), ? = 97.02(3), V = 4061.2(14) 3, Z = 2, R1(w R2) = 0.0895(0.2279). Compound 1 contains a new type of 1D zigzag ladders which are further interlocked with the other two identical ones, forming a 3D polycatenated framework. Compound 2 displays a new 3D "inclined" interpenetration architecture based on 2D undulated layers.

  15. Potassium induced stitching of a flexible tripodal ligand into a bi-metallic two-dimensional coordination polymer for photo-degradation of organic dyes.

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    Bhardwaj, Vimal K

    2015-05-21

    A novel strategy for the stitching of a tripodal ligand into a bi-metallic two-dimensional (2D) coordination polymer has been reported. The reaction of 5-nitrosalicylaldehyde based ligand H3L with nickel acetate resulted in the metal functionalized 2D extended network via potassium induced activation of the nitro group of the ligand. The compound is highly active towards photo-degradation of organic dyes. PMID:25900142

  16. Structural diversity through ligand flexibility: two novel metal-organic nets via ligand-to-ligand cross-linking of "paddlewheels".

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    Qiu, Wenge; Perman, Jason A; Wojtas, Łukasz; Eddaoudi, Mohamed; Zaworotko, Michael J

    2010-12-14

    Solvothermal reaction of a partially flexible ligand, H(4)L, and Cu(NO(3))(2)·2.5H(2)O afforded two cross-linked Kagomé lattices of formula [Cu(2)(L)](n): an acs net sustained by novel trigonal prismatic supermolecular building blocks (SBBs) and the first example of a partially pillared Kagomé net. PMID:20967349

  17. Preparation, spectral and biological investigation of formaldehyde-based ligand containing piperazine moiety and its various polymer metal complexes

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    Khan, Shamim Ahmad; Nishat, Nahid; Parveen, Shadma; Rasool, Raza

    2011-10-01

    A novel tetradentate salicylic acid-formaldehyde ligand containing piperazine moiety (SFP) was synthesized by condensation of salicylic acid, formaldehyde and piperazine in presence of base catalyst, which was subjected for the preparation of coordination polymers with metal ions like manganese(II), cobalt(II), copper(II), nickel(II) and zinc(II). All the synthesized polymeric compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR and electronic spectral studies. The thermal stability was determined by thermogravimetric analysis and thermal data revealed that all the polymer metal complexes show good thermal stability than their parent ligand. Electronic spectral data and magnetic moment values revealed that polymer metal complexes of Mn(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) show an octahedral geometry while Cu(II) and Zn(II) show distorted octahedral and tetrahedral geometry respectively. The antimicrobial screening of the ligand and coordination polymers was done by using Agar well diffusion method against various bacteria and fungi. It was evident from the data that antibacterial and antifungal activity increased on chelation and all the polymer metal complexes show excellent antimicrobial activity than their parent ligand.

  18. Preparation, spectral and biological investigation of formaldehyde-based ligand containing piperazine moiety and its various polymer metal complexes.

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    Khan, Shamim Ahmad; Nishat, Nahid; Parveen, Shadma; Rasool, Raza

    2011-10-15

    A novel tetradentate salicylic acid-formaldehyde ligand containing piperazine moiety (SFP) was synthesized by condensation of salicylic acid, formaldehyde and piperazine in presence of base catalyst, which was subjected for the preparation of coordination polymers with metal ions like manganese(II), cobalt(II), copper(II), nickel(II) and zinc(II). All the synthesized polymeric compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, IR, (1)H NMR and electronic spectral studies. The thermal stability was determined by thermogravimetric analysis and thermal data revealed that all the polymer metal complexes show good thermal stability than their parent ligand. Electronic spectral data and magnetic moment values revealed that polymer metal complexes of Mn(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) show an octahedral geometry while Cu(II) and Zn(II) show distorted octahedral and tetrahedral geometry respectively. The antimicrobial screening of the ligand and coordination polymers was done by using Agar well diffusion method against various bacteria and fungi. It was evident from the data that antibacterial and antifungal activity increased on chelation and all the polymer metal complexes show excellent antimicrobial activity than their parent ligand. PMID:21757398

  19. Tandem isomerization-decarboxylation of unsaturated fatty acids to olefins via ruthenium metal-as-ligand catalysts

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    A new facile Ru-catalyzed route to bio-olefins3 from unsaturated fatty acids via readily accessible metal-as-ligand type catalyst precursors, [Ru(CO)2RCO2]n and Ru3(CO)12, will be described. The catalyst apparently functions in a tandem mode by dynamically isomerizing the positions of double bonds i...

  20. Cytotoxic behavior and spectroscopic characterization of metal complexes of ethylacetoacetate bis(thiosemicarbazone) ligand

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    El-Tabl, Abdou Saad; El-wahed, Moshira Mohamed Abd; Rezk, Ahmed Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud

    2014-01-01

    Reaction of Cr(III), Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) ion with 2,4-dihydrazino-thioamido-1-ethoxybutane led to the formation of mono and binuclear complexes. These complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, IR, UV-Vis spectra, magnetic moments, molar conductances, 1H NMR and mass spectra (ligand and its Zn(II) complex), thermal analyses (DTA and TGA) and ESR measurements. The IR data suggest the involvement of sulfur and azomethane nitrogen atoms in coordination to the central metal ion .The Molar conductances of the complexes in DMF are commensurate with their non-ionic character. The ESR spectra of Cu(II) complexes show axial type symmetry (d(x2-y2)) ground state with covalent bond character. On the basis of spectral studies, octahedral or tetrahedral geometry has been assigned to the metal complexes. Complexes have been tested invitro against tumor cells and number of microorganisms in order to assess their antitumor and antimicrobial properties.

  1. A flexible ligand-based wavy layered metal-organic framework for lithium-ion storage.

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    An, Tiance; Wang, Yuhang; Tang, Jing; Wang, Yang; Zhang, Lijuan; Zheng, Gengfeng

    2015-05-01

    A substantial challenge for direct utilization of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as lithium-ion battery anodes is to maintain the rigid MOF structure during lithiation/delithiation cycles. In this work, we developed a flexible, wavy layered nickel-based MOF (C20H24Cl2N8Ni, designated as Ni-Me4bpz) by a solvothermal approach of 3,3',5,5'-tetramethyl-4,4'-bipyrazole (H2Me4bpz) with nickel(II) chloride hexahydrate. The obtained MOF materials (Ni-Me4bpz) with metal azolate coordination mode provide 2-dimensional layered structure for Li(+) intercalation/extraction, and the H2Me4bpz ligands allow for flexible rotation feature and structural stability. Lithium-ion battery anodes made of the Ni-Me4bpz material demonstrate excellent specific capacity and cycling performance, and the crystal structure is well preserved after the electrochemical tests, suggesting the potential of developing flexible layered MOFs for efficient and stable electrochemical storage. PMID:25638743

  2. Rational design, characterization and catalytic application of metal clusters functionalized with hydrophilic, chiral ligands: a proof of principle study.

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    Kunz, Sebastian; Schreiber, Patrick; Ludwig, Martin; Maturi, Mark M; Ackermann, Olaf; Tschurl, Martin; Heiz, Ueli

    2013-11-28

    A proof of principle is presented for the rational design of metal clusters functionalized with hydrophilic, chiral ligands. A colloidal method is used to prepare "unprotected" metal clusters of well-defined size that are subsequently functionalized in a separate step with hydrophilic, chiral ligands. As clusters from the same batch are functionalized with different organic molecules while the cluster size is maintained, the approach allows for systematic investigations and the differences in the observed properties to be related to the influence of the functionalizing ligand. Within this work cysteine and two cysteine derivatives (glutathione and N-acetyl-cysteine) are used as functionalizing ligands for Pt clusters. The materials are characterized using various methods allowing for the determination of ligand coverage, binding mode and chiro-optical properties. Finally, 2-butanone hydrogenation is used as a simple model reaction to demonstrate that these systems exhibit the potential to be used as asymmetric, heterogeneous catalysts. The observed differences in selectivity and reactivity are discussed based on the knowledge gained from the characterization. PMID:24113576

  3. Synthesis, crystal structures and properties of three new mixed-ligand d10 metal complexes constructed from pyridinecarboxylate and in situ generated amino-tetrazole ligand

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    Liu, Dongsheng; Huang, Xihe; Huang, Changcang; Huang, Gansheng; Chen, Jianzhong

    2009-07-01

    Three new metal-organic frameworks, [Zn(atz)(nic)] n(1), [Zn(atz)(isonic)] n nHisonic(2) and [Cd(atz)(isonic)] n(3) (Hnic=nicotinic acid, Hisonic=isonicotinic acid), have been firstly synthesized by employing mixed-ligand of pyridinecarboxylate with the in situ generated ligand of 5-amino-tetrazolate(atz -), and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, TGA and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The results revealed that 1 presents a two-dimensional (2D) "sql" topological network constructed from the linear chain subunit of Zn(nic) 2 and atz - ligand. A remarkable feature of 2 is a 2-fold interpenetrated diamondoid network with free Hisonic molecules locating in the channels formed by the zigzag chain subunits of Zn(isonic) 2. Complex 3 is a 3D non-interpenetrated pillared framework constructed from the double chain subunits of Cd-COO --Cd. It possesses a rarely observed (4,6)-connected " fsc" topology. The thermal stabilities and fluorescent properties of the complexes were investigated. All of these complexes exhibited intense fluorescent emissions in the solid state at room temperature.

  4. Coordination stability between metal/ligands interaction by modern spectroscopic studies: IR, electronic, EPR and cyclic voltammetry of cobalt(II) complexes with organic skeleton containing cyclic ligands

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    Chandra, Sulekh; Kumar, Rajiv; Singh, Rajeev; Jain, Akash Kr.

    2006-11-01

    A comparative investigation of the interaction of two pyrrole-substituted, mixed oxygen and nitrogen donor, macrocycles ligands have been designed and their coordination interaction with cobalt(II) is studied. Cobalt(II) salts combine with a tetradentate and hexadentate macrocyclic nitrogen/oxygen donor ligands and formed novel cobalt(II) complexes which are characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance, magnetic moments, mass, 1H NMR, IR, electronic and EPR spectral studies. At the room temperature magnetic moment for cobalt(II) complexes lie in the range 4.70-5.01 BM, which is higher than the spin-only value. All the complexes are high-spin type and have three unpaired electrons. Therefore, the electronic confutation and the splitting of the orbital will be t2g5eg. The electrochemical behaviour of the cobalt(II) complexes, the Co(III)/Co(II) couple are observed. Their positive potential indicates that metal in lower oxidation state is strongly bound to these ligands. The difference between the potential of the anodic peak and cathodic peak remains constant in all complexes. Also, the ratio between the cathodic peak current and square root of the scan rate is practically constant for the studied complexes.

  5. Connecting small ligands to generate large tubular metal-organic architectures

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    Goforth, Andrea M.; Su, Cheng-Yong; Hipp, Rachael; Macquart, Rene B.; Smith, Mark D.; Loye, Hans-Conrad zur . E-mail: zurloye@mail.chem.sc.edu

    2005-08-15

    The new metal-organic framework materials, ZnF(Am{sub 2}TAZ).solvents and ZnF(TAZ).solvents (Am{sub 2}TAZ=3,5-diamino-1,2,4-triazole, TAZ=1,2,4-triazole), have been synthesized solvothermally and structurally characterized by either Rietveld refinement from powder XRD data or by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The three-dimensional structures of the compounds display open-ended, tubular channels, which are constituted of covalently bonded hexanuclear metallamacrocycles (Zn{sub 6}F{sub 6}(ligand){sub 6}). The tubular channels are subsequently covalently joined into a honeycomb-like hexagonal array to generate the three-dimensional porous framework. In the case of ZnF(Am{sub 2}TAZ).solvents, hydrophilic -NH{sub 2} groups point into the channels, effectively reducing their inner diameter relative to ZnF(TAZ).solvents. The present compounds are isostructural to one another and to the previously reported ZnF(AmTAZ).solvents (AmTAZ=3-amino-1,2,4-triazole), illustrative of the fact that the internal size and chemical properties of the framework may be altered by modification of the small, heterocyclic ligand. In addition to demonstrating the ability to modify the basic framework, ZnF(TAZ).solvents and ZnF(Am{sub 2}TAZ).solvents are two of the most thermally stable coordination frameworks known to date. - Graphical abstract: Top view of the open-ended, honeycomb tubular architecture of ZnF(Am{sub 2}TAZ)

  6. Competition between protein ligands and cytoplasmic inorganic anions for the metal cation: a DFT/CDM study.

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    Dudev, Todor; Lim, Carmay

    2006-08-16

    Many of the essential metalloproteins are located in the cell, whose cytoplasmic fluid contains several small inorganic anions, such as Cl-, NO2-, NO3-, H2PO4-, and SO4(2-), that play an indispensable role in determining the cell's volume, regulating the cell's pH, signal transduction, muscle contraction, as well as cell growth and metabolism. However, the physical principles governing the competition between these abundant, intracellular anions and protein or nucleic acid residues in binding to cytoplasmic metal cations such as Na+, K+, Mg2+, and Ca2+ are not well understood; hence, we have delineated the physicochemical basis for this competition using density functional theory in conjunction with the continuum dielectric method. The results show that the metal cation can bind to its target protein against a high background concentration of inorganic anions because (i) desolvating a negatively charged Asp/Glu carboxylate in a protein cavity costs much less than desolvating an inorganic anion in aqueous solution and (ii) the metal-binding site acts as a polydentate ligand that uses all its ligating entities to bind the metal cation either directly or indirectly. The results also show that the absolute hydration free energy of the "alien" anion as well as the net charge and relative solvent exposure of the metal-binding protein cavity are the key factors governing the competition between protein and inorganic ligands for a given cytoplasmic metal cation. Increasing the net negative charge of the protein cavity, while decreasing the number of available amide groups for metal binding, protects the metal-bound ligands from being dislodged by cellular anions, thus revealing a "protective" role for carboxylate groups in a protein cavity, in addition to their role in high affinity metal-binding. PMID:16895422

  7. Synthesis, characterization, DNA binding, DNA cleavage and antimicrobial studies of Schiff base ligand and its metal complexes.

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    Mendu, Padmaja; Kumari, C Gyana; Ragi, Rajesh

    2015-03-01

    A series of Cu(II), Ni(II), Co(II), Mn(II) and Zn(II) complexes have been synthesized from the Schiff base ligand L. The Schiff base ligand 4-chloro-2-((4-oxo-4H-chromen-3yl) methylene amino) benzoic acid (L) has been synthesized by the reaction between chromone-3-carbaldehyde and 4-chloro-2-amino benzoic acid. The nature of bonding and geometry of the transition metal complexes as well as ligand L have been deduced from elemental analysis, FT-IR, UV-vis, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, ESR spectral studies, mass, magnetic susceptibility and molar conductance measurements. The complexes are found to have ML2 composition and are neutral in DMSO. Based on elemental, conductance and spectral studies, six-coordinated geometry was assigned for these complexes. The ligand L acts as tridentate and coordinates through nitrogen atom of azomethine group, hydroxyl of the carboxyl group and oxygen atom of keto group of ?-pyrone ring. The interaction of Cu(II) complex with CT-DNA was carried out by UV-vis, fluorescence titrations and viscosity measurements. The complex binds to DNA through intercalative binding mode. The nuclease activity of the above metal complexes shows that Cu(II) and Co(II) complexes cleave DNA through redox chemistry. The biological activity of the ligand and its complexes have been studied on four bacteria E. coli, B. subtilis, pseudomonas and Edwardella and two fungi penicillium and trichoderma by well disc and fusion method and found that the metal complexes are more active than the free Schiff base ligand. PMID:25663196

  8. Coinage metal complexes with bridging hybrid phosphine-NHC ligands: synthesis of di- and tetra-nuclear complexes.

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    Simler, Thomas; Braunstein, Pierre; Danopoulos, Andreas A

    2016-03-15

    A series of P-NHC-type hybrid ligands containing both PR2 and N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) donors on meta-bis-substituted phenylene backbones, , and (R = Cy, tBu, Ph, respectively), was accessed through a modular synthesis from a common precursor, and their coordination chemistry with coinage metals was explored and compared. Metallation of ·n(HBr) (n = 1, 2) with Ag2O gave the pseudo-cubane [Ag4Br4()2], isostructural to [Ag4Br4()2] (R = Cy, tBu) (T. Simler, P. Braunstein and A. A. Danopoulos, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 13691), whereas metallation of ·HBF4 (R = Ph, tBu) led to the dinuclear complexes [Ag2()2](BF4)2 which, in the solid state, feature heteroleptic Ag centres and a 'head-to-tail' (HT) arrangement of the bridging ligands. In solution, interconversion with the homoleptic 'head-to-head' (HH) isomers is facilitated by ligand fluxionality. 'Head-to-tail' [Cu2Br2()2] (R = Cy, tBu) dinuclear complexes were obtained from ·HBr and [Cu5(Mes)5], Mes = 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl, which also feature bridging ligands and heteroleptic Cu centres. Although the various ligands led to structurally analogous complexes for R = Cy, tBu and Ph, the rates of dynamic processes occurring in solution are dependent on R, with faster rates for R = Ph. Transmetallation of both NHC and P donor groups from [Ag4Br4()2] to Au(I) by reaction with [AuCl(THT)] (THT = tetrahydrothiophene) led to transfer and to the dinuclear complex [Au2Cl2] with one ligand bridging the two Au centres. Except for the silver pseudo-cubanes, all other complexes do not exhibit metallophilic interactions. PMID:26886084

  9. Fabrication of highly uniform gel coatings by the conversion of surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks.

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    Tsotsalas, Manuel; Liu, Jinxuan; Tettmann, Beatrix; Grosjean, Sylvain; Shahnas, Artak; Wang, Zhengbang; Azucena, Carlos; Addicoat, Matthew; Heine, Thomas; Lahann, Joerg; Overhage, Jrg; Brse, Stefan; Gliemann, Hartmut; Wll, Christof

    2014-01-01

    We report the fabrication of 3D, highly porous, covalently bound polymer films of homogeneous thickness. These surface-bound gels combine the advantages of metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, namely, the enormous flexibility and the large size of the maximum pore structures and, in particular, the possibility to grow them epitaxially on modified substrates, with those of covalently connected gel materials, namely, the absence of metal ions in the deposited material, a robust framework consisting of covalent bonds, and, most importantly, pronounced stability under biological conditions. The conversion of a SURMOF (surface-mounted MOF) yields a surface-grafted gel. These SURGELs can be loaded with bioactive compounds and applied as bioactive coatings and provide a drug-release platform in in vitro cell culture studies. PMID:24328287

  10. Synthesis, spectral, thermal and antimicrobial studies of transition metal complexes of 14-membered tetraaza[N4] macrocyclic ligand

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    Shankarwar, Sunil G.; Nagolkar, Bhagwat B.; Shelke, Vinod A.; Chondhekar, Trimbak K.

    2015-06-01

    A series of metal complexes of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), have been synthesized with newly synthesized biologically active macrocyclic ligand. The ligand was synthesized by condensation of β-diketone 1-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propane-1,3-dione and o-phenylene diamine. All the complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, IR, 1H-NMR, UV-Vis spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. From the analytical data, stoichiometry of the complexes was found to be 1:2 (metal:ligand). Thermal behavior (TG/DTA) and kinetic parameters suggest more ordered activated state in complex formation. All the complexes are of high spin type and six coordinated. On the basis of IR, electronic spectral studies and magnetic behavior, an octahedral geometry has been assigned to these complexes. The antibacterial and antifungal activities of the ligand and its metal complexes, has been screened in vitro against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Aspergillus niger, Trichoderma respectively.

  11. Synthesis, spectral, thermal and antimicrobial studies of transition metal complexes of 14-membered tetraaza[N₄] macrocyclic ligand.

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    Shankarwar, Sunil G; Nagolkar, Bhagwat B; Shelke, Vinod A; Chondhekar, Trimbak K

    2015-06-15

    A series of metal complexes of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), have been synthesized with newly synthesized biologically active macrocyclic ligand. The ligand was synthesized by condensation of β-diketone 1-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propane-1,3-dione and o-phenylene diamine. All the complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, IR, (1)H-NMR, UV-Vis spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. From the analytical data, stoichiometry of the complexes was found to be 1:2 (metal:ligand). Thermal behavior (TG/DTA) and kinetic parameters suggest more ordered activated state in complex formation. All the complexes are of high spin type and six coordinated. On the basis of IR, electronic spectral studies and magnetic behavior, an octahedral geometry has been assigned to these complexes. The antibacterial and antifungal activities of the ligand and its metal complexes, has been screened in vitro against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Aspergillus niger, Trichoderma respectively. PMID:25775943

  12. Metal-organic coordination polymers based on dicarboxylate and a flexible bispyridyl ligand: Synthesis, structures, and photoluminescence

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    Lin, Jian-Li; Zhu, Hong-Lin; Zhang, Jie; Zhao, Jun-Ming; Zheng, Yue-Qing

    2011-05-01

    Three new transition metal-organic coordination polymers [Zn(bpp)(C 4H 4O 4)]·1.2H 2O 1, [Cd(bpp) 2(H 2O) 2](C 4O 4)·8H 2O 2 and [Cd(bpp) 2(C 4O 4)]·H 2O 3 have been synthesized from the reaction of d 10 block metal, dicarboxylic acid with 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)-propane (bpp). Structural analysis reveal that the Zn atoms in 1 are bridged by the succinate anions to generate helical chains, which are interlinked by bpp ligands to a 3D framework with Sra (4 2 · 6 3 · 8) topology. The CdN 4O 2 octahedras in 2 are bridged by a pair of bpp ligands to form 1D repeated rhomboid chains, which are assembled into 2D layer via the hydrogen bonds. The six-coordinated Cd 2+ ions in 3 are bridged by the acetylenedicarboxylato ligand to form 1D zigzag chains, which are interconnected by bpp ligands to construct 3D metal-organic framework with a (4 8 · 6 7) topology. The fluorescent spectra of 1- 3 indicate intraligand fluorescence emission upon irradiation.

  13. How a redox-innocent metal promotes the formal reductive elimination of biphenyl using redox-active ligands.

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    Ashley, Daniel Charles; Baik, Mu-Hyun

    2015-03-01

    One of the most compelling strategies for utilizing redox-active ligands is to perform redox events at the ligands to avoid accessing prohibitively high energy oxidation states at the metal center. This has been demonstrated experimentally in many systems, yet there is little understanding of the fundamental electronic structures involved with these transformations or how to control them. Here, the reductive elimination of biphenyl from [M(isq)2Ph2] (M = Ti, Zr, and Hf and isq = 2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-tert-butyliminosemiquinone) was studied computationally. It was found that the metal remains in the +IV oxidation state and all redox chemistry was mediated by the redox-active ligands. Two types of electron-transfer mechanisms were identified, an asymmetric unpaired electron transfer (UET) and a symmetric pairwise electron transfer (PET), the former always being lower in energy. The energetic differences between these two mechanisms were explained through simple molecular orbital theory arguments. Despite the metal's redox-inactivity, it still has a marked influence on the calculated energetics of the reaction, with the Ti systems being much more reactive than the Zr/Hf systems. This primarily originates from the shorter Ti-Ph bond, which leads to a stronger filled-filled interaction between these ligands at the reactant state. This greater reactant destabilization leads to the lower activation energies. PMID:25653096

  14. Coordination polymers with the chiral ligand N-p-tolylsulfonyl-L-glutamic acid: Influence of metal ions and different bipyridine ligands on structural chirality

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    He Rong; Song Huihua; Wei Zhen; Zhang Jianjun; Gao Yuanzhe

    2010-09-15

    Four new polymers, namely [Ni(-tsgluO)(2,4'-bipy){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n}.5nH{sub 2}O (1), [Co(-tsgluO)(2,4'-bipy){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n}.5nH{sub 2}O (2), [Ni(-tsgluO)(4,4'-bipy)]{sub n}.0.5nH{sub 2}O (3), and [Co(-tsgluO)(4,4'-bipy)]{sub n}.0.5nH{sub 2}O (4), where tsgluO{sup 2-}=(+)-N-p-tolylsulfonyl-L-glutamate dianion, 2,4'-bipy=2,4'-bipyridine, and 4,4'-bipy=4,4'-bipyridine, have been prepared and structurally characterized. Compounds 1 and 2 are isostructural and mononuclear, and crystallize in the acentric monoclinic space group Cc, forming 1D chain structures. Compound 3 is also mononuclear, but crystallizes in the chiral space group P2{sub 1}, forming a homochiral 2D architecture. In contrast to the other complexes, compound 4 crystallizes in the space group P-1 and is composed of binuclear [Co{sub 2}O{sub 6}N{sub 2}]{sub n}{sup 4-} units, which give rise to a 2D bilayer framework. Moreover, compounds 1, 2, and 4 self-assemble to form 3D supramolecular structures through {pi}-{pi} stacking and hydrogen-bonding interactions, while compound 3 is further hydrogen-bonded to form 3D frameworks. We have demonstrated the influence of the central metal and bipyridine ligands on the framework chirality of the coordination complexes. - Graphical abstract: Four novel polymers based on a chiral ligand were prepared and structurally characterized; it represents the first series of investigations about the effect of central metals and bipyridine ligands on framework chirality.

  15. A new analysis of charge transfer and polarization for ligand-metal bonding - Model studies of Al4CO and Al4NH3

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    Bagus, P. S.; Hermann, K.; Bauschlicher, C. W., Jr.

    1984-01-01

    The nature of the bonding of CO and NH3 ligands to Al is analyzed, and the intra-unit charge polarization and inter-unit donation for the interaction of ligands with metals are studied. The consequences of metal-to-ligand and ligand-to-metal charge transfer are separately considered by performing a constrained space orbital variation (CSOV) with the electrons of the metal member of the complex in the field of frozen ligand. The electrons of the metal atoms are then frozen in the relaxed distribution given by the CSOV SCF wave function and the ligand electrons are allowed to relax. Quantitative measures of the importance of inter-unit charge transfers and intra-unit polarization are obtained using results of SCF studies of Al4CO and Al4NH3 clusters chosen to simulate the adsorption of the ligands at an on-top side of the Al(111) surface. The electrostatic attraction of the effective dipole moments of the metal and ligand units makes an important contribution to the bond.

  16. Site-selective growth of surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks on self-assembled monolayer patterns prepared by AFM nanografting

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    Ladnorg, Tatjana; Welle, Alexander; Heiler, Stefan; Wll, Christof

    2013-01-01

    Summary Surface anchored metal-organic frameworks, SURMOFs, are highly porous materials, which can be grown on modified substrates as highly oriented, crystalline coatings by a quasi-epitaxial layer-by-layer method (liquid-phase epitaxy, or LPE). The chemical termination of the supporting substrate is crucial, because the most convenient method for substrate modification is the formation of a suitable self-assembled monolayer. The choice of a particular SAM also allows for control over the orientation of the SURMOF. Here, we demonstrate for the first time the site-selective growth of the SURMOF HKUST-1 on thiol-based self-assembled monolayers patterned by the nanografting technique, with an atomic force microscope as a structuring tool. Two different approaches were applied: The first one is based on 3-mercaptopropionic acid molecules which are grafted in a 1-decanethiolate SAM, which serves as a matrix for this nanolithography. The second approach uses 16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid, which is grafted in a matrix of an 1-octadecanethiolate SAM. In both cases a site-selective growth of the SURMOF is observed. In the latter case the roughness of the HKUST-1 is found to be significantly higher than for the 1-mercaptopropionic acid. The successful grafting process was verified by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry and atomic force microscopy. The SURMOF structures grown via LPE were investigated and characterized by atomic force microscopy and Fourier-transform infrared microscopy. PMID:24205458

  17. Immobilized triazacyclononane derivatives as selective oxidation catalysts. Final technical report of DOE Award No. DE-FG02-99ER14968 with the University of Munich [Encapsulation of metal chelate and oxocatalysts in nanoporous hosts

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    Bein, Thomas

    2002-10-28

    This project deals with the covalent anchoring of various derivatives of triazacyclononane (TACN)ligands in the channels of period mesoporous materials and the catalytic activity of the corresponding metal complexes. Catalyst preparation, ligand immobilization, catalyst characterization, and catalyst performance in selective oxidation are discussed. A wide range of pendant variations on the TACN ligand can be synthesized, and ligands can be covalently bound to high surface area, pseudo-crystalline, silicate solids, before or after pendant addition.

  18. Experimental and computational studies on the formation of cyanate from early metal terminal nitrido ligands and carbon monoxide.

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    Cozzolino, Anthony F; Silvia, Jared S; Lopez, Nazario; Cummins, Christopher C

    2014-03-28

    An important challenge in the artificial fixation of N2 is to find atom efficient transformations that yield value-added products. Here we explore the coordination complex mediated conversion of ubiquitous species, CO and N2, into isocyanate. We have conceptually split the process into three steps: (1) the six-electron splitting of dinitrogen into terminal metal nitrido ligands, (2) the reduction of the complex by two electrons with CO to form an isocyanate linkage, and (3) the one electron reduction of the metal isocyanate complex to regenerate the starting metal complex and release the product. These steps are explored separately in an attempt to understand the limitations of each step and what is required of a coordination complex in order to facilitate a catalytic cycle. The possibility of this cyanate cycle was explored with both Mo and V complexes which have previously been shown to perform select steps in the sequence. Experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of some of the steps and DFT calculations suggest that, although the reduction of the terminal metal nitride complex by carbon monoxide should be thermodynamically favorable, there is a large kinetic barrier associated with the change in spin state which can be avoided in the case of the V complexes by an initial binding of the CO to the metal center followed by rearrangement. This mandates certain minimal design principles for the metal complex: the metal center should be sterically accessible for CO binding and the ligands should not readily succumb to CO insertion reactions. PMID:24492850

  19. The ?-Subunit Regulates Stability of the Metal Ion at the Ligand-associated Metal Ion-binding Site in ?3 Integrins*

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    Rui, Xianliang; Mehrbod, Mehrdad; Van Agthoven, Johannes F.; Anand, Saurabh; Xiong, Jian-Ping; Mofrad, Mohammad R. K.; Arnaout, M. Amin

    2014-01-01

    The aspartate in the prototypical integrin-binding motif Arg-Gly-Asp binds the integrin ?A domain of the ?-subunit through a divalent cation at the metal ion-dependent adhesion site (MIDAS). An auxiliary metal ion at a ligand-associated metal ion-binding site (LIMBS) stabilizes the metal ion at MIDAS. LIMBS contacts distinct residues in the ?-subunits of the two ?3 integrins ?IIb?3 and ?V?3, but a potential role of this interaction on stability of the metal ion at LIMBS in ?3 integrins has not been explored. Equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of fully hydrated ?3 integrin ectodomains revealed strikingly different conformations of LIMBS in unliganded ?IIb?3 versus ?V?3, the result of stronger interactions of LIMBS with ?V, which reduce stability of the LIMBS metal ion in ?V?3. Replacing the ?IIb-LIMBS interface residue Phe191 in ?IIb (equivalent to Trp179 in ?V) with Trp strengthened this interface and destabilized the metal ion at LIMBS in ?IIb?3; a Trp179 to Phe mutation in ?V produced the opposite but weaker effect. Consistently, an F191/W substitution in cellular ?IIb?3 and a W179/F substitution in ?V?3 reduced and increased, respectively, the apparent affinity of Mn2+ to the integrin. These findings offer an explanation for the variable occupancy of the metal ion at LIMBS in ?V?3 structures in the absence of ligand and provide new insights into the mechanisms of integrin regulation. PMID:24975416

  20. Metal chelates anchored to poly-l-peptides and linear d,l-α-peptides with promising nanotechnological applications

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    Punzi, P.; Giordano, C.; Marino, F.; Morosetti, S.; De Santis, P.; Scipioni, A.

    2012-10-01

    Regular configurationally alternating amino acid sequences generate cyclic and linear helical peptides with a local β-conformation able to self-assemble in nanowires and nanoscaffolds directed and stabilized by hydrogen bonds. The possibility of modulating the chemical profile of the various amino acid residues containing reactive side chains means that peptides could be flexible templates for creating various building blocks. A method for the design of molecules with potential spintronic properties is described. Peptides containing lysine residues, the side chains of which are bridged through the formation of metal chelates via Schiff bases, could provide stable molecular channels. When metal chelates with high electron spin states are used, their coupling could generate materials that are interesting due to their magnetic properties as well as for the patterning of nanometric lattices driven by their orientation under a magnetic field. With this aim, three alternating d- and l-lysine-containing octapeptides are synthesized and the formation of their bis(pyridoxalaldimine) copper(II) chelate derivatives is shown by absorption and circular dichroism spectroscopies.

  1. Photoemission mechanism of water-soluble silver nanoclusters: ligand-to-metal-metal charge transfer vs strong coupling between surface plasmon and emitters.

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    Chen, Yuting; Yang, Taiqun; Pan, Haifeng; Yuan, Yufeng; Chen, Li; Liu, Mengwei; Zhang, Kun; Zhang, Sanjun; Wu, Peng; Xu, Jianhua

    2014-02-01

    Using carboxylate-protected silver nanoclusters (Ag-carboxylate NCs) as a model, we separately investigated the contribution of the ligand shell and the metal core to understand the nature of photoluminescence of Ag NCs. A new Ag(0)NCs@Ag(I)-carboxylate complex core-shell structural model has been proposed. The emission from the Ag-carboxylate NCs could be attributed to ligand-to-metal-metal charge transfer from Ag(I)-carboxylate complexes (the oxygen atom in the carboxylate ligands to the Ag(I) ions) to the Ag atoms and subsequent radiative relaxation. Additionally, we found that the emission wavelength of the Ag NCs depends on the excitation wavelength implying a strong coupling between surface plasmon and emitter in Ag NCs. The strong coupling between the surface plasmon and the emitter determines the quantum yield and lifetime. The emission mechanism of Ag NCs and its relation to the organic templates and metal cores were clearly clarified. The results should stimulate additional experimental and theoretical research on the molecular-level design of luminescent metal probes for optoelectronics and other applications. PMID:24437963

  2. Mass, IR, electronic and EPR spectral studies on transition metal complexes with a new tetradentate 12-membered new macrocyclic ligand

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    Chandra, Sulekh; Gupta, Lokesh Kumar

    2004-11-01

    Complexes of Cr(III), Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) containing a novel macrocyclic tetradentate nitrogen donor (N 4) ligand prepared via reaction of 2,3-hexanedione and ethylenediamine has been prepared and characterized. The newly synthesized ligand (L) and its complexes have been characterized on the basis of elemental analysis, molar conductance, magnetic moment susceptibility, EI-Mass, IR, Electronic and EPR spectral studies. The complexes are of high-spin type and four coordinated tetrahedral, five coordinated square pyramidal and six coordinated octahedral/tetragonal geometries. The ligand (L) and its soluble transition metal complexes have also been screened against different bacteria and plant pathogenic fungi in vitro.

  3. Novel bio-essential metal based complexes linked by heterocyclic ligand: Synthesis, structural elucidation, biological investigation and docking analysis.

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    Arun, T; Subramanian, R; Raman, N

    2016-01-01

    New series of bio-essential metal based complexes linked by Schiff base ligand (L) and 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) have been synthesized and characterized by diverse spectral techniques such as elemental analysis, magnetic susceptibility, molar conductivity measurements, FT-IR, UV-Vis., (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, EPR and Mass. The spectral data suggest that the metal complexes espouse octahedral geometry around the metal ions. Interactions of the complexes with CT DNA have been explored by electronic absorption, ethidium bromide displacement assay, viscosity measurements, cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry in order to evaluate the possible DNA-binding mode and to calculate the corresponding DNA-binding constants. The DNA interaction studies propose that the intercalative mode of interaction and the complexes exhibit oxidative cleavage of pUC19 DNA in the presence of hydrogen peroxide as activator. The synthesized Schiff base ligand and its metal complexes have been screened for anti-microbial activity by micro dilution method against two Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis), two Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi) and three fungi strains (Fusarium solani, Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans) revealing that the complexes are good anti-pathogenic agents than the ligand. Moreover, molecular docking analysis has been performed to confirm the nature of binding of the complexes with DNA. PMID:26690017

  4. Alkali metal and zinc complexes of a bridging 2,5-diamino-1,4-benzoquinonediimine ligand.

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    Su, Yuanting; Zhao, Yanxia; Gao, Jing; Dong, Qingsong; Wu, Biao; Yang, Xiao-Juan

    2012-05-21

    Two alkali metal complexes of a bridging 2,5-diamino-1,4-benzoquinonediimine ligand (dipp-dabqdiH(2)), [(thf)(2)Li(?-dipp-dabqdi)Li(thf)(2)] (1) and [(dme)(1.5)Na(?-dipp-dabqdi)Na(dme)(1.5)](n) (2, dme = 1,2-dimethoxyethane), have been synthesized by the reaction of dipp-dabqdiH(2) with Li(n)Bu or sodium metal. In addition, treatment of 1,2,4,5-tetrakis(2,6-diisopropylamino)benzene (dipp-tabH(4)) with potassium metal in dme afforded the complex [(dme)(2)K(?-dipp-tabH(2))K(dme)(2)] (3). X-ray crystal diffraction analyses revealed that complexes 1 and 3 have dinuclear structures, while the sodium complex 2 aggregates to a one-dimensional polymer through bridging dme ligands. With increasing ion radius, the coordination number of the alkali metal (Li, Na, and K) increases from four to five to six, while the coordination geometry changes from distorted tetrahedral to square pyramidal and further to octahedral in 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The salt metathesis reactions of 1 and 2 with anhydrous ZnCl(2) yielded the ion-contacted zinc complexes [(thf)(3)Li(?-Cl)ClZn(?-dipp-dabqdi)ZnCl(?-Cl)Li(thf)(3)] (4), [(dme)(2)Li(?-Cl)ClZn(?-dippdabqdi)ZnCl(?-Cl)Li(dme)(2)] (5), and [(dme)(2)Na(?-Cl)(2)Zn(?-dipp-dabqdi)Zn(?-Cl)(2)Na(dme)(2)] (6), respectively. The ligand exists as the dianionic form in compounds 1-6 upon double deprotonation, and a complete electronic delocalization (except for 3) of the quinonoid ?-system is observed between the metal centers over the two N?C-C?C-N halves of the ligand. The electronic structures of the complexes were studied by density functional theory (DFT) computations. PMID:22571509

  5. Flexible Organic Phototransistor Array with Enhanced Responsivity via Metal-Ligand Charge Transfer.

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    Liu, Xien; Lee, Eun Kwang; Kim, Dong Yeong; Yu, Hojeong; Oh, Joon Hak

    2016-03-23

    Phototransistors based on organic photoactive materials combine tunable light absorption in the spectral region from ultraviolet to near-infrared with low-temperature processability over large areas on flexible substrates. However, they often exhibit low photoresponsivity because of low molar extinction coefficient of photoactive components. We report a simple, yet highly efficient solution method for enhancing the performance of organic phototransistors using ruthenium complex 1 (Ru-complex 1). An air-stable n-type organic semiconductor, N,N'-bis(2-phenylethyl)-perylene-3,4:9,10-tetracarboxylic diimide (BPE-PTCDI), has been deposited on a silicon wafer and a transparent polyimide (PI) substrate via thermal evaporation under vacuum. The BPE-PTCDI phototransistors functionalized with Ru-complex 1 exhibit ∼5000 times higher external quantum efficiency (EQE) than that of pristine BPE-PTCDI phototransistors, owing to the metal-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) from Ru-complex 1 to the active component of the device. In addition, a large 10 × 10 phototransistor array (2.5 × 2.5 cm(2)) has been prepared on a transparent PI substrate, showing distinct light mapping. The fabricated phototransistor array is highly flexible and twistable and works well under tensile and compressive strains. We believe that our simple method will pave a viable way for improvements in the photoresponsivity of organic semiconductors for applications in wearable organic optoelectronic devices. PMID:26926464

  6. Assembly of three novel metal (II) complexes based on polycarboxylate and 1,10-phenanthroline ligands

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    Chen, Xiaoli; Qiao, Yali; Gao, Loujun; Cui, Huali; Zhang, Meili; Lv, Junfang

    2013-04-01

    With the principles of crystal engineering, three novel metal(II) complexes, [Cu2(betd)(phen)4].15H2O (1), [Cd4(betd)2(phen)8]?28H2O (2) and {[Co2(betd)(phen)2(H2O)2]2H2O}n (3) (H4betd = bicyclo[2.2.2]oct-7-ene-2,3,5,6-tetracarboxylic acid, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) were synthesized and structurally characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectroscopy, single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, TGA, powder XRD and fluorescent measurements. Complex 1 is a binuclear structure, novel water tapes are observed to be encapsulated in the 3D open supramolecular architecture by hydrogen bond interactions. In 2, two pairs of CdII ions joined with two (betd)4- ions to form a cyclic tetranuclear structure. The neighboring tetranuclear units are linked into 2D network through ?⋯? stacking interactions. Interestingly, the lattice H2O molecules are joined by strong hydrogen bond interactions generating a wavy water layer, which contacts the 2D network to form 3D supramolecular structure. 3 shows a 2D (4, 4) grid network, which are assembled in an ABAB sequence to 3D supramolecular structures via ?⋯? stacking interactions between two central phen ligands from two adjacent sheets and hydrogen bond interactions.

  7. Aqueous Hydricity of Late Metal Catalysts as a Continuum Tuned by Ligands and the Medium

    PubMed Central

    2016-01-01

    Aqueous hydride transfer is a fundamental step in emerging alternative energy transformations such as H2 evolution and CO2 reduction. “Hydricity,” the hydride donor ability of a species, is a key metric for understanding transition metal hydride reactivity, but comprehensive studies of aqueous hydricity are scarce. An extensive and self-consistent aqueous hydricity scale is constructed for a family of Ru and Ir hydrides that are key intermediates in aqueous catalysis. A reference hydricity is determined using redox potentiometry and spectrophotometric titration for a particularly water-soluble species. Then, relative hydricity values for a range of species are measured using hydride transfer equilibria, taking advantage of expedient new synthetic procedures for Ru and Ir hydrides. This large collection of hydricity values provides the most comprehensive picture so far of how ligands impact hydricity in water. Strikingly, we also find that hydricity can be viewed as a continuum in water: the free energy of hydride transfer changes with pH, buffer composition, and salts present in solution. PMID:26777267

  8. Ligand Noninnocence in Coinage Metal Corroles: A Silver Knife-Edge.

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    Thomas, Kolle E; Vazquez-Lima, Hugo; Fang, Yuanyuan; Song, Yang; Gagnon, Kevin J; Beavers, Christine M; Kadish, Karl M; Ghosh, Abhik

    2015-11-16

    A silver β-octabromo-meso-triarylcorrole has been found to exhibit a strongly saddled geometry, providing the first instance of a strongly saddled corrole complex involving a metal other than copper. The Soret maxima of the Ag octabromocorroles also redshift markedly in response to increasingly electron-donating para substituents on the meso-aryl groups. In both these respects, the Ag octabromocorroles differ from simple Ag triarylcorrole derivatives, which exhibit only mild saddling and substituent-insensitive Soret maxima. These results have been rationalized in terms of an innocent M(III)-corrole(3-) description for the simple Ag corroles and a noninnocent M(II)-corrole(·2-) description for the Ag octabromocorroles. In contrast, all copper corroles are thought to be noninnocent, while all gold corroles are innocent. Uniquely among metallocorroles, silver corroles thus seem poised on a knife-edge, so to speak, between innocent and noninnocent electronic structures and may tip either way, depending on the exact nature of the corrole ligand. PMID:26345592

  9. Aqueous Hydricity of Late Metal Catalysts as a Continuum Tuned by Ligands and the Medium.

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    Pitman, Catherine L; Brereton, Kelsey R; Miller, Alexander J M

    2016-02-24

    Aqueous hydride transfer is a fundamental step in emerging alternative energy transformations such as H2 evolution and CO2 reduction. "Hydricity," the hydride donor ability of a species, is a key metric for understanding transition metal hydride reactivity, but comprehensive studies of aqueous hydricity are scarce. An extensive and self-consistent aqueous hydricity scale is constructed for a family of Ru and Ir hydrides that are key intermediates in aqueous catalysis. A reference hydricity is determined using redox potentiometry and spectrophotometric titration for a particularly water-soluble species. Then, relative hydricity values for a range of species are measured using hydride transfer equilibria, taking advantage of expedient new synthetic procedures for Ru and Ir hydrides. This large collection of hydricity values provides the most comprehensive picture so far of how ligands impact hydricity in water. Strikingly, we also find that hydricity can be viewed as a continuum in water: the free energy of hydride transfer changes with pH, buffer composition, and salts present in solution. PMID:26777267

  10. Conservation of Helicity in a Chiral Pyrrol-2-yl Schiff-Base Ligand and Its Transition Metal Complexes.

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    Dezhahang, Zahra; Poopari, Mohammad Reza; Cheramy, Joseph; Xu, Yunjie

    2015-05-01

    Tetradentate enantiopure Schiff-base ligand (R,R) and (S,S)-bis(pyrrol-2-ylmethyleneamine)-cyclohexane (H2L) and its five transition metal complexes with Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II), Pd(II), and Pt(II) were synthesized. Their structural properties, in particular, the ligand chirality, coordination topology, and the resulting helicity in solution, were investigated by using IR, vibrational circular dichroism (VCD), UV-vis, and electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectroscopies, complemented with density functional theory calculations. Conformational searches and the associated spectral simulations for the ligands and the complexes were performed at the B3LYP/Gen level. Comparison of the experimental and theoretical IR and VCD spectral signatures of these complexes reveal that the Zn complex takes on a dinuclear, distorted tetrahedral coordination topology around the metal centers, whereas the other four metal complexes adopt the mononuclear, distorted square-planar coordination arrangement in solution. The helicity of all systems studied was identified to be M with the (R,R) ligand and P with the (S,S) ligand, dictated by the ligand chirality and the strong preference for the chair configuration by the cyclohexane moiety. Furthermore, the resulting helicity was found to dominate the ECD spectral features, even though the helicity-determining angles are close to zero for the nearly square-planar metal complexes. The related VCD spectral features are sensitive to both helicity of the complex and the chirality of the ligands, as well as the coordination topology. The simulated ECD spectra for the P and M helicity of the [Zn-(R,R)-L]2 complex shows almost mirror-imaged ECD spectral features, whereas very similar ECD spectra were recently reported for the P- and M-dinuclear Mn complexes with a di-?-oxo dimetal core as a linker. We highlight the advantages of utilizing multiple chiroptical techniques and theoretical spectral simulations to correlate chiroptical spectral features with multiple chirality and helicity elements in the systems. PMID:25871769

  11. Bioabsorbable anchors in glenohumeral shoulder surgery.

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    Nho, Shane J; Provencher, Matthew T; Seroyer, Shane T; Romeo, Anthony A

    2009-07-01

    The use of implants to provide glenohumeral soft tissue fixation has changed dramatically over the past few decades, from point tack fixation to metallic suture anchors to bioabsorbable suture anchors. Bioabsorbable suture anchors have largely replaced metallic anchors because of concerns of implant loosening, migration, and chondral injury. Although the safety and efficacy of bioabsorbable anchors has been well documented, there are numerous reports regarding the early failure related to implant bioabsorbable implant breakage or premature degradation. Patients with anchor-related complications generally present with pain and/or stiffness, and the surgeon should have a high index of suspicion if a patient does not progress as expected. Glenohumeral synovitis, glenoid osteolysis, loose bodies, and chondral injury are some of the notable complications that have been reported. Careful attention to proper anchor insertion techniques can limit the potential for complications. Newer materials, such as polyetheretherketone and other composites, have recently been introduced. These materials may address concerns of biocompatibility and material strength, but additional rigorous in vitro and in vivo trials need to be conducted before their use becomes widespread. PMID:19560644

  12. Chirality at metal and helical ligand folding in optical isomers of chiral bis(naphthaldiminato)nickel(ii) complexes.

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    Enamullah, Mohammed; Quddus, Mohammad Abdul; Hasan, Mohammad Rezabul; Pescitelli, Gennaro; Berardozzi, Roberto; Makhloufi, Gamall; Vasylyeva, Vera; Janiak, Christoph

    2015-12-22

    Enantiopure bis[{(R or S)-N-1-(Ar)ethyl-2-oxo-1-naphthaldiminato-?(2)N,O}]nickel(ii) complexes {Ar = C6H5 ( or ), p-OMeC6H4 ( or ), and p-BrC6H4 ( or )} are synthesized from the reactions between (R or S)-N-1-(Ar)ethyl-2-oxo-1-naphthaldimine and nickel(ii) acetate. Circular-dichroism spectra and their density-functional theoretical simulation reveal the expected mirror image relationship between the enantiomeric pairs / and / in solution. CD spectra are dominated by the metal-centered ?- or ?-chirality of non-planar four-coordinated nickel, this latter being in turn dictated by the ligand chirality. Single crystal structure determination for and shows that there are two symmetry-independent molecules (A and B) in each asymmetric unit that give a Z' = 2 structure. Two asymmetric and chiral bidentate N^O-chelate Schiff base ligands coordinate to the nickel atom in a distorted square planar N2O2-coordination sphere. The conformational difference between the symmetry-independent molecules arises from the "up-or-down" folding of the naphthaldiminato ligand with respect to the coordination plane, which creates right- (P) or left-handed (M) helical conformations. Overall, the combination of ligand chirality, chirality at the metal and ligand folding gives rise to discrete metal helicates of preferred helicity in a selective way. Cyclic voltammograms (CV) show an oxidation wave at ca. 1.30 V for the [Ni(L)2]/[Ni(L)2](+) couple, and a reduction wave at ca. -0.35 V for the [Ni(L)2]/[Ni(L)2](-) couple in acetonitrile. PMID:26619269

  13. Synthesis and thermal studies of tetraaza macrocylic ligand and its transition metal complexes. DNA binding affinity of copper complex

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    Saif, M.; Mashaly, Mahmoud M.; Eid, Mohamed F.; Fouad, R.

    2011-09-01

    A Tetraaza Macrocylic Ligand (H 2L) and its complexes, [Cd(H 2L)(OH 2) 2](NO 3) 2·1/2OH 2 (I), [Co(H 2L)(OH 2)](NO 3) 2·1/2OH 2 (II), [Cu(H 2L)(NO 3) 2]·3/2OH 2 (III) and [Ni(H 2L)(NO 3)(OH 2)]NO 3·OH 2 (IV), have been synthesized and characterized on the basis of elemental analysis, molar conductivity, 1H NMR, UV-vis, FT-IR and mass spectroscopy. All results confirm that the prepared compounds have 1:1 metal-to-ligand stoichiometry, octahedral configuration and the ligand behaves as a neutral tetradendate towards the metal ions. [CdL(OH 2) 2] (V), [CoL(OH 2) 2] (VI), [CuL(OH 2) 2] (VII) and [Ni(H 2L)(NO 3) 2] (VIII) were synthesized pyrolytically in solid state from corresponding compounds (I-IV). Analytical results of complexes (V-VIII) show that the ligand behaves either as a neutral tetradendate or dianionic tetradentate ligand towards the metal ions. The binding of H 2L and its copper complex (III) to DNA has been investigated by ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy. The experiments indicate that H 2L and its copper complex (III) can bind to DNA through an intercalative mode. The H 2L and its copper complex (III) exhibited anti-tumor activity against Ehrlich Acites Carcinoma (E.A.C) at the concentration of 100 μg/ml.

  14. Microwave Assisted Synthesis, Spectral and Antifungal Studies of 2-Phenyl-N,N′-bis(pyridin-4-ylcarbonyl)butanediamide Ligand and Its Metal Complexes

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    Shiekh, Rayees Ahmad; Malik, Maqsood Ahmad; Al-Thabaiti, Shaeel Ahmed; Nabi, Arshid

    2014-01-01

    2-Phenyl-N,N′-bis(pyridin-4-ylcarbonyl)butanediamide ligand with a series of transition metal complexes has been synthesized via two routes: microwave irradiation and conventional heating method. Microwave irritation method happened to be the efficient and versatile route for the synthesis of these metal complexes. These complexes were found to have the general composition M(L)Cl2/M(L)(CH3COO)2 (where M = Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II), and L = ligand). Different physical and spectroscopic techniques were used to investigate the structural features of the synthesized compounds, which supported an octahedral geometry for these complexes. In vitro antifungal activity of the ligand and its metal complexes revealed that the metal complexes are highly active compared to the standard drug. Metal complexes showed enhanced activity compared to the ligand, which is an important step towards the designing of antifungal drug candidates. PMID:24772018

  15. Spectroscopic, redox and biological activities of transition metal complexes with ons donor macrocyclic ligand derived from semicarbazide and thiodiglycolic acid

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    Chandra, Sulekh; Sangeetika

    2004-07-01

    A novel macrocyclic Schiff base ligand (2,5,9,12,14,18-hexaoxo-7,16-dithia-1,3,4,10,11,13-hexaazacycloocta-decane ( H 6L ) with N 4S 2 coordinating sites was prepared by the reaction of the semicarbazide and thiodiglycolic acid. The transition metal complexes with macrocyclic ligand were synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, magnetic susceptibility measurements, molar conductance, IR, electronic, and EPR spectral studies. Mass, 1H NMR and IR spectral techniques suggest the structural features of macrocyclic ligand. Magnetic and electronic spectral studies suggest an octahedral geometry of complexes. Electrochemical behaviour of cobalt, nickel and copper complexes were determined by cyclic voltammetry. The cyclic voltammogram of the copper complex at room temperature shows a quasi-reversible peaks for Cu(III)?Cu(II) and Cu(II)?Cu(I) couples. The macrocyclic ligand and its complexes show growth inhibitory activity against pathogenic bacteria and plant pathogenic fungi A. niger, A. alternata and P. variotii. Most of the complexes have higher activities than that of free ligand.

  16. Nano-diamond particles functionalized with single/double-arm amide-thiourea ligands for adsorption of metal ions.

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    Zhao, Xiaosheng; Zhang, Shuang; Bai, Chiyao; Li, Bo; Li, Yang; Wang, Lei; Wen, Rui; Zhang, Meicheng; Ma, Lijian; Li, Shoujian

    2016-05-01

    Separation efficiency of solid-phase extractant is greatly subjected to the spatial configurations of functional ligands attached to the matrix, which has not been studied efficiently till now. In order to further understand the relationship between spatial configurations of the attached functional ligand and the adsorption ability of the extractant, two novel molecules (single-armed ligand, SA and double-armed ligand, DA) with identical coordination unit (amide-thiourea) but different spatial configurations (single/double arms) were designed and synthesized. The corresponding extractants, ND-SA and ND-DA were obtained by modification of nanodiamond (ND) with SA and DA and both the extractants displayed good chemical and thermal stabilities. The batch adsorption experiments showed that ND-SA and ND-DA possess large adsorption capacities (∼200mgg(-1)), very fast adsorption kinetics (reaching equilibrium within 2min) and excellent selectivities (up to 82% and 72%, respectively) for uranium. The study of the possible mechanism indicated that ND-DA tends to utilize its tweezer-like double arms to "clamp" metal ions and the stronger chelate interaction could to some extent weaken the coordination selectivity of attached DA ligand. In contrast, single-armed adsorbent ND-SA unexpectedly exhibited better adsorption selectivity for uranium than ND-DA owing to its more flexible spatial configuration and moderate complexing ability. PMID:26874273

  17. New 15-membered tetraaza (N4) macrocyclic ligand and its transition metal complexes: Spectral, magnetic, thermal and anticancer activity

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    El-Boraey, Hanaa A.; EL-Gammal, Ohyla A.

    2015-03-01

    Novel tetraamidemacrocyclic 15-membered ligand [L] i.e. naphthyl-dibenzo[1,5,9,12]tetraazacyclopentadecine-6,10,11,15-tetraoneand its transition metal complexes with Fe(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Ru(III) and Pd(II) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, spectral, thermal as well as magnetic and molar conductivity measurements. On the basis of analytical, spectral (IR, MS, UV-Vis, 1H NMR and EPR) and thermal studies distorted octahedral or square planar geometry has been proposed for the complexes. The antitumor activity of the synthesized ligand and some complexes against human breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7) and human hepatocarcinoma cell lines (HepG2) has been studied. The complexes (IC50 = 2.27-2.7, 8.33-31.1 ?g/mL, respectively) showed potent antitumor activity, towards the former cell lines comparable with their ligand (IC50 = 13, 26 ?g/mL, respectively). The results show that the activity of the ligand towards breast cancer cell line becomes more pronounced and significant when coordinated to the metal ion.

  18. Transition metal complexes of a new 15-membered [N5] penta-azamacrocyclic ligand with their spectral and anticancer studies

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    El-Boraey, Hanaa A.; Serag El-Din, Azza A.

    2014-11-01

    Novel penta-azamacrocyclic 15-membered [N5] ligand [L] i.e. 1,5,8,12-tetetraaza-3,4: 9,10-dibenzo-6-ethyl-7-methyl-1,12-(2,6-pyrido)cyclopentadecan-5,7 diene-2,11-dione and its transition metal complexes with Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Ru(III) and Pd(II) have been synthesized and structurally characterized by elemental analysis, spectral, thermal as well as magnetic and molar conductivity measurements. On basis of IR, MS, UV-Vis 1H NMR and EPR spectral studies an octahedral geometry has been proposed for all complexes except Co(II), Cu(II) nitrate complexes and Pd(II) chloride complex that adopt tetrahedral, square pyramidal and square planar geometries, respectively. The antitumor activity of the synthesized ligand and some complexes against human breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7) and human hepatocarcinoma cell lines (HepG2) has been studied. The complexes (IC50 = 2.04-9.7, 2.5-3.7 ?g/mL) showed potent antitumor activity comparable with their ligand (IC50 = 11.7, 3.45 ?g/mL) against the above mentioned cell lines, respectively. The results evidently show that the activity of the ligand becomes more pronounced and significant when coordinated to the metal ion.

  19. Anchored nanostructure materials and method of fabrication

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    Seals, Roland D; Menchhofer, Paul A; Howe, Jane Y; Wang, Wei

    2012-11-27

    Anchored nanostructure materials and methods for their fabrication are described. The anchored nanostructure materials may utilize nano-catalysts that include powder-based or solid-based support materials. The support material may comprise metal, such as NiAl, ceramic, a cermet, or silicon or other metalloid. Typically, nanoparticles are disposed adjacent a surface of the support material. Nanostructures may be formed as anchored to nanoparticles that are adjacent the surface of the support material by heating the nano-catalysts and then exposing the nano-catalysts to an organic vapor. The nanostructures are typically single wall or multi-wall carbon nanotubes.

  20. One pot synthesis of metal ion anchored alginate-gelatin binary biocomposite for efficient Cr(VI) removal.

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    Gopalakannan, Venkatrajan; Viswanathan, Natrayasamy

    2016-02-01

    Biopolymers are widely used for the removal of chromium from aqueous medium but it possesses limitations like poor sorption capacity and low stability. To overcome the limitations of biopolymers and to improve their properties, the present study was designed in such a way to develop a novel sorbent with enhanced chromium sorption capacity and better stability by synthesizing metal ion cross-linked binary biocomposites using biopolymers like alginate and gelatin cross-linked with Ca(2+), Ce(3+) and Zr(4+) ions namely Ca@AlgGel, Ce@AlgGel and Zr@AlgGel composites. The functional groups, agglomeration, surface area, surface morphology, elemental analysis and thermal stability of the composites were investigated by FTIR, TEM, BET, SEM with EDAX and TGA analysis. The chromium removal studies of the biocomposites were carried out in batch mode. The sorption process was optimized by varying the influencing aspects like contact time, dosage, presence of common ions, pH, initial chromium concentration and temperature. The maximum sorption capacity of Ca@AlgGel, Ce@AlgGel and Zr@AlgGel composites were found to be 19.40, 24.50 and 25.40mg/g, respectively. The sorption data was fitted by using Freundlich, Langmuir and Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) isotherms. Thermodynamic parameters indicate the nature of chromium sorption. The suitability of the composite materials was also tested under the field conditions. PMID:26456290

  1. Mono- and binuclear molybdenum and tungsten complexes containing asymmetric bridging ligands: Effects of ligand conjugation and conformation on metal-metal interactions

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    Das, A.; Jeffery, J.C.; Maher, J.P.; McCleverty, J.A.; Schatz, E.; Ward, M.D.; Wollermann, G. )

    1993-05-12

    The authors have prepared the new monodentate ligands 4-(4-methoxyphenyl)pyridine, 1-(4-pyridyl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethene, 1-(4-pyridyl)-2-(3-methoxyphenyl)ethene, and 1-(3-pyridyl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethene (L[sup 5]-L[sup 8]); demethylation of the methoxy group in each case afforded the new bridging bidentate ligands HL[sup 1]-HL[sup 4], which contain one pyridyl and one phenolate donor. Attachment of a MoL*(NO)Cl [L* = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate] moiety to the pyridyl groups of L[sup 5]-L[sup 8] gave the 17-electron complexes [Mo(NO)L*ClL[prime

  2. Structural Investigations of Silica Polyamine Composites: Surface Coverage, Metal Ion Coordination, and Ligand Modification

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    Hughes, Mark; Nielsen, Daniel; Rosenberg, Edward; Gobetto, Roberto; Viale, Alessandra; Burton, Sarah D.; Ferel, Joseph

    2006-09-13

    Silanization of the silica gel surface in the synthesis of silica gel polyamine composites uses (chloropropyl)-trichlorosilane (CPTCS). It is possible to substitute a molar fraction of reagent CPTCS with methyltrichlorosilane (MTCS), creating a mixed silane surface layer. Two types of silica gels were modified with a series of MTCS:CPTCS molar ratios. Solid-state CP/MAS 29Si and 13C NMR spectroscopies were used to evaluate the surface silane composition. Surface silane coverage was markedly improved for the resulting gels. When polyamines were grafted to the resultant MTCS:CPTCS silane layers, it was shown that the decrease in the number of propyl attachments to the polyamine resulted in increased quantities of ''free amines''. Optimum MTCS:CPTCS ratios were determined for three polyamines grafted onto one silica gel. A substantial free amine increase was observed for poly(allylamine) (PAA). Metal uptake studies show increases in Cu(II) capacity and/or an improvement in Cu(II) mass-transfer kinetics. The effect of polymer molecular weight upon Cu(II) capacity was investigated for each polyamine. Substantial differences in Cu(II) capacity between 50,000 MW poly(vinylamine) (PVA) and >1000 MW PVA were evident. Similar differences between 25,000 MW poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI) and 1200 MW PEI were found. The mass-transfer kinetics was shown to be improved for composites prepared using a large fraction of MTCS in the reagent silane mixture. This resulted in substantial improvements in the 10% breakthrough Cu(II) capacity for PVA (50 000 MW). PEI composites were further modified to form an amino-acetate ligand. The impact of the MTCS:CPTCS silane ratio on the acetate ligand loading and ultimately on the Cu(II) capacity at pH 2 was investigated. A ratio of 12.5:1 was shown to result in an acetate modified PEI composite with a Cu(II) capacity 140% of the Cu(II) capacity of the same composite prepared with ''CPTCS only''.

  3. Synthesis of Imine-Naphthol Tripodal Ligand and Study of Its Coordination Behaviour towards Fe(III), Al(III), and Cr(III) Metal Ions

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    Kaur, Kirandeep

    2014-01-01

    A hexadentate Schiff base tripodal ligand is synthesized by the condensation of tris (2-aminoethyl) amine with 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde and characterized by various spectroscopic techniques like UV-VIS, IR, NMR, MASS, and elemental analysis. The solution studies by potentiometric and spectrophotometric methods are done at 25 1C, = 0.1?M KCl, to calculate the protonation constants of the ligand and formation constants of metal complexes formed by the ligand with Fe(III), Al(III), and Cr(III) metal ions. The affinity of the ligand towards Fe(III) is compared with deferiprone (a drug applied for iron intoxication) and transferrin (the main Fe(III) binding protein in plasma). Structural analysis of the ligand and the metal complexes was done using semiempirical PM6 method. Electronic and IR spectra are calculated by semiempirical methods and compared with experimental one. PMID:25294978

  4. Suture anchor strength revisited.

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    Barber, F A; Herbert, M A; Click, J N

    1996-02-01

    The rapid proliferation of suture anchors continues. Our prior report on the pullout strength of 14 different anchors is supplemented by a similar test conducted on 8 additional anchors. Comparative data on modes of failure and failure strengths (ultimate loads to failure) for these new devices are compared statistically with the previously tested anchors. In a fresh never-frozen porcine femur model, 10 samples of each of the additional anchors tested were threaded with stainless steel sutures and inserted into three different test areas (diaphyseal cortex, metaphyseal cortex, and a cancellous trough). Tensile stress parallel to the axis of insertion was applied at a rate of 12.5 mm/s by an Instron 1321 testing machine (Instron Corp, Canton, MA) until failure and mean anchor failure strengths calculated. The anchors tested were the Mitek G2 as a control, miniMitek, Mitek Superanchor, Mitek Rotator Cuff anchor (Mitek Products, Westwood, MA), Innovasive Devices Radial Osteal Compression device (Innovasive Devices, Hopkinton, MA), Arthrex Fastak (Arthrex Inc, Naples, FL), Arthrotek miniHarpoon (Arthrotek, Warsaw, IN), Orthopedic Biosystems PeBA 3 and PeBA 5 (Orthopedic Biosystems, Scottsdale, AZ), and AME 5.5 screw (American Medical Electronics, Richardson, TX). Failure mode (anchor pullout, suture eyelet cut out, or wire breakage) was generally consistent for each anchor type. The size of insertion hole is clinically important and each anchor's performance was evaluated as a function of its minor diameter or drill hole. For screw anchors, the larger the minor diameter of the screw, the higher the mean failure strengths in all three test areas (P = .001). However, larger drill holes for non-screw anchors resulted in lower mean failure strengths in cancellous bone (P = .03) and diaphyseal cortex (P < .005). PMID:8838726

  5. Syntheses, structures and tunable luminescence of lanthanide metal-organic frameworks based on azole-containing carboxylic acid ligand

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    Zhao, Dian; Rao, Xingtang; Yu, Jiancan; Cui, Yuanjing; Yang, Yu; Qian, Guodong

    2015-10-01

    Design and synthesis of a series of isostructural lanthanide metal-organic frameworks (LnMOFs) serving as phosphors by coordinate the H2TIPA (5-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)isophthalic acid) ligands and lanthanide ions is reported. The color of the luminescence can be tuned by adjusting the relative concentration of the lanthanide ions in the host framework GdTIPA, and near-pure-white light emission can be achieved.

  6. Synthesis and spectral studies on metal complexes of s-triazine based ligand and non linear optical properties

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    Shanmugakala, R.; Tharmaraj, P.; Sheela, C. D.

    2014-11-01

    A series of transition metal complexes of type [ML] and [ML2]Cl2 (where M = Cu(II), Ni(II), Co(II) have synthesized from 2-phenylamino-4,6-dichloro-s-triazine and 3,5-dimethyl pyrazole; their characteristics have been investigated by means of elemental analyses, magnetic susceptibility, molar conductance, IR, UV-Vis, Mass, NMR and ESR spectra. The electrochemical behavior of copper(II) complexes we have studied, by using cyclic voltammetry. The ESR spectra of copper(II) complexes are recorded at 300 K and 77 K and their salient features are appropriately reported. Spectral datas, we found, show that the ligand acts as a neutral tridentate, and coordinates through the triazine ring nitrogen and pyrazolyl ring nitrogen atoms to the metal ion. Evident from our findings, the metal(II) complexes of [ML] type exhibit square pyramidal geometry, and that of [ML2]Cl2 exhibit octahedral geometry. The in vitro antimicrobial activities of the ligand and its complexes are evaluated against Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus mutans, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, Cryptococcus neoformans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, Serratia marcescens, Shigella flexneri, Vibrio cholera, Vibris parahaemolyticus, Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans and Penicillium oxalicum by well-diffusion method. The second harmonic generation efficiency of the ligand and its complexes are determined and compared with urea and KDP.

  7. Bio-mimetic metal-ligand crosslinks yield self-healing polymer networks with near-covalent elastic moduli

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    Holten-Andersen, Niels; Harrington, Matthew; Birkedal, Henrik; Lee, Bruce; Messersmith, Phillip; Waite, Herbert; Lee, Ka Yee

    2011-03-01

    Growing evidence supports a load-bearing role for metal-polymer interactions in biological protein networks. In particular, the strength of the coordinate bonds in metal-ligand coordination complexes combined with their capacity to reform after breaking has been proposed as a source of the high toughness and potential self-healing in certain natural materials. Some of the highest stabilities among metal-ligand coordination complexes are found between Fe3+ and catechol ligands at alkaline pH where the tris-catecholato-Fe3+ stoichiometry prevails, yet the effect of such crosslinks on material properties has not been fully characterized due to the low solubility of Fe3+ at high pH. Inspired by the pH jump experienced by marine biomaterials during secretion, we have developed a simple method to control catechol-Fe3+ inter-polymer crosslinking via pH. The resulting gels display elastic moduli (G') that approach covalently crosslinked gels as well as self-healing properties.

  8. Essentially Molecular Metal Complexes Anchored to Zeolite: Synthesis and Characterization of Rhodium Complexes and Ruthenium Complexes Prepared from Rh(acac)(2-C2H4)2 and cis-Ru(acac)2( -C2H4)2

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    Ogino, I.; Gates, B

    2010-01-01

    Mononuclear complexes of rhodium and of ruthenium, Rh(acac)({eta}{sup 2}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}){sub 2} and cis-Ru(acac)2({eta}{sup 2}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}){sub 2} (acac = C{sub 5}H{sub 7}O{sub 2}{sup -}), were used as precursors to synthesize metal complexes bonded to zeolite {beta}. Infrared (IR) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectra show that the species formed from Rh(acac)({eta}{sup 2}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}){sub 2} was Rh({eta}{sup 2}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}){sub 2}{sup +}, which was bonded to the zeolite at aluminum sites via two Rh-O bonds. Reaction of this supported rhodium complex with CO gave the supported rhodium gem-dicarbonyl Rh(CO){sub 2}{sup +}, which was characterized by two {nu}{sub CO} bands in the IR spectrum, at 2048 and 2115 cm{sup -1}, that were sharp (fwhm of 2115-cm{sup -1} band = 5 cm{sup -1}), indicating a high degree of uniformity of the supported species. Nearly the same result was observed (Liang, A. et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 8460) for the isostructural rhodium complex supported on dealuminated HY zeolite, which was characterized by frequencies of the {nu}{sub CO} bands that were 4 and 2 cm{sup -1}, respectively, greater than those characterizing the zeolite {beta}-supported complex. This comparison indicates that the Rh atoms in Rh({eta}{sup 2}-C{sub 2}H{sub 4}){sub 2}{sup +} anchored on zeolite {beta} were slightly more electron-rich than those on zeolite Y. This inference is supported by EXAFS results showing shorter Rh-C bonds in the zeolite {beta}-supported rhodium ethene complex than in the zeolite Y-supported rhodium ethene complex. In contrast to these supported rhodium complexes, the zeolite {beta}-supported ruthenium samples were shown by IR and EXAFS spectroscopies to consist of mixtures of mononuclear ruthenium complexes with various numbers of acac ligands; when CO reacted with the supported ruthenium complexes, the resultant ruthenium carbonyls were characterized by {nu}{sub CO} spectra characteristic of both ruthenium dicarbonyls and ruthenium tricarbonyls.

  9. GPI-anchor and GPI-anchored protein expression in PMM2-CDG patients

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    2013-01-01

    Background Mutations in PMM2 impair phosphomannomutase-2 activity and cause the most frequent congenital disorder of glycosylation, PMM2-CDG. Mannose-1-phosphate, that is deficient in this disorder, is also implicated in the biosynthesis of glycosylphosphatidyl inositol (GPI) anchors. Objective To evaluate whether GPI-anchor and GPI-anchored proteins are defective in PMM2-CDG patients. Methods The expression of GPI-anchor and seven GPI-anchored proteins was evaluated by flow cytometry in different cell types from twelve PMM2-CDG patients. Additionally, neutrophil CD16 and plasma hepatic proteins were studied by Western blot. Transferrin glycoforms were evaluated by HPLC. Results Patients and controls had similar surface expression of GPI-anchor and most GPI-anchored proteins. Nevertheless, patients displayed a significantly diminished binding of two anti-CD16 antibodies (3G8 and KD1) to neutrophils and also of anti-CD14 (61D3) to monocytes. Interestingly, CD16 immunostaining and asialotransferrin levels significantly correlated with patients age. Analysis by flow cytometry of CD14 with M?P9, and CD16 expression in neutrophils by Western blot using H-80 ruled out deficiencies of these antigens. Conclusions PMM2 mutations do not impair GPI-anchor or GPI-anchored protein expression. However, the glycosylation anomalies caused by PMM2 mutations might affect the immunoreactivity of monoclonal antibodies and lead to incorrect conclusions about the expression of different proteins, including GPI-anchored proteins. Neutrophils and monocytes are sensitive to PMM2 mutations, leading to abnormal glycosylation in immune receptors, which might potentially affect their affinity to their ligands, and contribute to infection. This study also confirms less severe hypoglycosylation defects in older PMM2-CDG patients. PMID:24139637

  10. Metal-ligand ``multiple`` bonding: Revelations in the electronic structure of complexes of high-valent f-elements

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    Burns, C.J.; Arney, D.S.J.; Schnabel, R.C.; Warner, B.P.; Bursten, B.E.; Green, J.C.; Marks, T.J.

    1997-07-01

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The goal of this project has been to extend the understanding of the nature of interactions between f-metals and first row elements (important both in natural systems and in ceramics), as well as providing important new information regarding basic differences in the chemical nature of d- and f-metals. By developing preparative routes to novel classes of early actinide and lanthanide complexes in which metal-ligand bonding is formally unsaturated, this project has provided the means to study orbital interactions and charge distribution in these species by physical, chemical, and theoretical means. Evaluation of the physical and chemical characteristics of these species is providing dramatic evidence for the involvement of valence metal orbitals [nf and (n+1)d] in bonding, and is yielding new insights into the factors influencing stability of related species.

  11. Synergistic assembly of heavy metal clusters and luminescent organic bridging ligands in metal-organic frameworks for highly efficient X-ray scintillation.

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    Wang, Cheng; Volotskova, Olga; Lu, Kuangda; Ahmad, Moiz; Sun, Conroy; Xing, Lei; Lin, Wenbin

    2014-04-30

    We have designed two metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to efficiently convert X-ray to visible-light luminescence. The MOFs are constructed from M6(μ3-O)4(μ3-OH)4(carboxylate)12 (M = Hf or Zr) secondary building units (SBUs) and anthracene-based dicarboxylate bridging ligands. The high atomic number of Zr and Hf in the SBUs serves as effective X-ray antenna by absorbing X-ray photons and converting them to fast electrons through the photoelectric effect. The generated electrons then excite multiple anthracene-based emitters in the MOF through inelastic scattering, leading to efficient generation of detectable photons in the visible spectrum. The MOF materials thus serve as efficient X-ray scintillators via synergistic X-ray absorption by the metal-cluster SBUs and optical emission by the bridging ligands. PMID:24730683

  12. Synthesis, characterisation, spectral, thermal, XRD, molecular modelling and potential antibacterial study of metal complexes containing octadentate azodye ligands

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    Mahapatra, Bipin Bihari; Chaulia, Satyanarayan; Sarangi, Ashish Kumar; Dehury, Satyanarayan; Panda, Jnyanaranjan

    2015-05-01

    Twelve tetrametallic complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) with two new octadentate azodye ligands, 4,4‧-bis(2‧,4‧-dihydroxy-5‧carboxyphenylazo) diphenylether (LH6) and 4,4‧-bis(2‧,4‧-dihydroxy-5‧-acylphenylazo) diphenylether (L‧H4) have been synthesised. The structural elucidation of the complexes was made basing upon analytical, conductance, magnetic susceptibility, IR, electronic spectra, ESR, NMR, ESI-MS, TG, DTG, DTA and X-ray diffraction (powder pattern) data. The cobalt (II) and nickel (II) complexes are found to be octahedral, copper (II) complexes are distorted octahedral and a tetrahedral stereochemistry has been suggested to zinc (II), cadmium (II) and mercury (II) complexes. The thermal analysis data provided the kinetic parameters as order of decomposition reaction, activation energy and frequency factor. The geometry of the ligands and their Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes were optimised and their physicochemical properties were calculated by using molecular modelling procedure. The ESI-MS determination supports the molecular formula and molecular weight of the ligands and the complexes. The Ni(II) complex is found to have a triclinic crystal system. The potential antibacterial study of the two ligands and eight metal complexes was made by cup-plate method against one gram positive and one gram negative bacteria. The results showed increase in the activity of some metal complexes as compare with azodye ligands.

  13. 30 CFR 57.7032 - Anchoring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Drilling and Rotary Jet Piercing Drilling-Underground Only § 57.7032 Anchoring. Columns and the drills mounted on them shall be...

  14. Rare-earth-metal methyl, amide, and imide complexes supported by a superbulky scorpionate ligand.

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    Schdle, Dorothea; Maichle-Mssmer, Ccilia; Schdle, Christoph; Anwander, Reiner

    2015-01-01

    The reaction of monomeric [(Tp(tBu,Me) )LuMe2 ] (Tp(tBu,Me) =tris(3-Me-5-tBu-pyrazolyl)borate) with primary aliphatic amines H2 NR (R=tBu, Ad=adamantyl) led to lutetium methyl primary amide complexes [(Tp(tBu,Me) )LuMe(NHR)], the solid-state structures of which were determined by XRD analyses. The mixed methyl/tetramethylaluminate compounds [(Tp(tBu,Me) )LnMe({?2 -Me}AlMe3 )] (Ln=Y, Ho) reacted selectively and in high yield with H2 NR, according to methane elimination, to afford heterobimetallic complexes: [(Tp(tBu,Me) )Ln({?2 -Me}AlMe2 )(?2 -NR)] (Ln=Y, Ho). X-ray structure analyses revealed that the monomeric alkylaluminum-supported imide complexes were isostructural, featuring bridging methyl and imido ligands. Deeper insight into the fluxional behavior in solution was gained by (1) H and (13) C?NMR spectroscopic studies at variable temperatures and (1) H-(89) Y HSQC NMR spectroscopy. Treatment of [(Tp(tBu,Me) )LnMe(AlMe4 )] with H2 NtBu gave dimethyl compounds [(Tp(tBu,Me) )LnMe2 ] as minor side products for the mid-sized metals yttrium and holmium and in high yield for the smaller lutetium. Preparative-scale amounts of complexes [(Tp(tBu,Me) )LnMe2 ] (Ln=Y, Ho, Lu) were made accessible through aluminate cleavage of [(Tp(tBu,Me) )LnMe(AlMe4 )] with N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (tmeda). The solid-state structures of [(Tp(tBu,Me) )HoMe(AlMe4 )] and [(Tp(tBu,Me) )HoMe2 ] were analyzed by XRD. PMID:25392940

  15. "Ligands-with-Benefits": Naphthalene-Substituted Schiff Bases Yielding New Ni(II) Metal Clusters with Ferromagnetic and Emissive Properties and Undergoing Exciting Transformations.

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    Perlepe, Panagiota S; Cunha-Silva, Lus; Gagnon, Kevin J; Teat, Simon J; Lampropoulos, Christos; Escuer, Albert; Stamatatos, Theocharis C

    2016-02-01

    The initial employment of the fluorescent bridging ligand N-naphthalidene-2-amino-5-chlorobenzoic acid (nacbH2) in metal cluster chemistry has led to new Ni12 (1) and Ni5 (2) clusters with wheel-like and molecular-chain topologies, respectively. The doubly-deprotonated nacb(2-) ligands were found to adopt four different coordination modes within 1 and 2. The nature of the ligand has also allowed unexpected organic transformations to occur and ferromagnetic and emission behaviors to emerge. The combined work demonstrates the ability of some "ligands-with-benefits" to yield beautiful structures with exciting topologies and interesting physicochemical properties. PMID:26788587

  16. Kinetics of brucite dissolution at 25C in the presence of organic and inorganic ligands and divalent metals

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    Pokrovsky, Oleg S.; Schott, Jacques; Castillo, Alain

    2005-02-01

    Brucite (Mg(OH) 2) dissolution rate was measured at 25C in a mixed-flow reactor at various pH (5 to 11) and ionic strengths (0.01 to 0.03 M) as a function of the concentration of 15 organic and 5 inorganic ligands and 8 divalent metals. At neutral and weakly alkaline pH, the dissolution is promoted by the addition of the following ligands ranked by decreasing effectiveness: EDTA ? H 2PO 4- > catechol ? HCO 3- > ascorbate > citrate > oxalate > acetate lactate and it is inhibited by boric acid. At pH >10.5, it decreases in the presence of PO 43-, CO 32-, F -, oxine, salicylate, lactate, acetate, 4-hydroxybenzoate, SO 42- and B(OH) 4- with orthophosphate and borate being the strongest and the weakest inhibitor, respectively. Xylose (up to 0.1 M), glycine (up to 0.05 M), formate (up to 0.3 M) and fulvic and humic acids (up to 40 mg/L DOC) have no effect on brucite dissolution kinetics. Fluorine inhibits dissolution both in neutral and alkaline solutions. From F sorption experiments in batch and flow-through reactors and the analysis of reacted surfaces using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), it is shown that fluorine adsorption is followed by its incorporation in brucite lattice likely via isomorphic substitution with OH. The effect of eight divalent metals (Sr, Ba, Ca, Pb, Mn, Fe, Co and Ni) studied at pH 4.9 and 0.01 M concentration revealed brucite dissolution rates to be correlated with the water molecule exchange rates in the first hydration sphere of the corresponding cation. The effect of investigated ligands on brucite dissolution rate can be modelled within the framework of the surface coordination approach taking into account the adsorption of ligands on dissolution-active sites and the molecular structure of the surface complexes they form. The higher the value of the ligand sorption constant, the stronger will be its catalyzing or inhibiting effect. As for Fe and Al oxides, bi- or multidentate mononuclear surface complexes, that labilize Mg-O bonds and water coordination to Mg atoms at the surface, enhance brucite dissolution whereas bi- or polynuclear surface complexes tend to inhibit dissolution by bridging two or more metal centers and extending the cross-linking at the solid surface. Overall, results of this study demonstrate that very high concentrations of organic ligands (0.01-0.1 M) are necessary to enhance or inhibit brucite dissolution. As a result, the effect of extracellular organic products on the weathering rate of Mg-bearing minerals is expected to be weak.

  17. Zinc(II) Thiosemicarbazone Complex As a Ligand Towards Some Transition Metal Ions: Synthesis, Spectroscopic and Antimicrobial Studies.

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    Khalil, Saied M E; Shebl, Magdy; Al-Gohani, Faizah S

    2010-09-01

    Heterobinuclear complexes have been synthesized by stepwise reactions using the mononuclear complex, [Zn(Tsc)2] H2O, as a complex ligand towards the metal ions, vanadyl(IV), manganese(II), iron(III), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II). The complex ligand was synthesized by the reaction of zinc acetate dihydrate with salicylaldehyde followed by the condensation with thiosemicarbazide. The structures of the complex ligand and the prepared complexes were elucidated by elemental analyses, IR, electronic, mass, 1H and 13C NMR spectra as well as molar conductivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements. All the complexes exhibited octahedral geometrical arrangements formulated as [Zn(Tsc)2VO(SO4)(H2O)], [Zn(Tsc)2MCl2(H2O)2] (M = Mn, Fe and Co) and [Zn(Tsc)2Fe(ox)Cl2] except the nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes, [Zn(Tsc)2CuCl(H2O)], [Zn(Tsc)2NiCl2], which have square planar geometries. The complex ligand and some of its heterobinuclear complexes showed antibacterial activity against the sensitive organisms Staphylococcus aureus as Gram-positive bacteria, Escherichia coli as Gram-negative bacteria and antifungal activity against the fungi Candida albicans and Aspergillus flavus. PMID:24061821

  18. Thermochromism of Cu(I) Tetrakisguanidine Complexes: Reversible Activation of Metal-to-Ligand Charge-Transfer Bands.

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    Wiesner, Sven; Wagner, Arne; Hbner, Olaf; Kaifer, Elisabeth; Himmel, Hans-Jrg

    2015-11-01

    Tetranuclear, intensely blue-coloured Cu(I) complexes were synthesised in which two Cu2 X3 (-) units (X=Br or I) are bridged by a dicationic GFA (guanidino-functionalised aromatic) ligand. The UV/Vis spectra show a large metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) band around 638?nm. The tetranuclear "low-temperature" complexes are in a temperature-dependent equilibrium with dinuclear Cu(I) "high-temperature" complexes, which result from the reversible elimination of two CuX groups. A massive thermochromism effect results from the extinction of the strong MLCT band upon CuX elimination with increasing temperature. For all complexes, quantum chemical calculations predict a small and method-dependent energy difference between the possible electronic structures, namely Cu(I) and dicationic GFA ligand (closed-shell singlet) versus Cu(II) and neutral GFA ligand (triplet or broken-symmetry state). The closed-shell singlet state is disfavoured by hybrid-DFT functionals, which mix in exact Hartree-Fock exchange, and is favoured by larger basis sets and consideration of a polar medium. PMID:26418042

  19. Synthesis, spectral characterization, molecular modeling, thermal study and biological evaluation of transition metal complexes of a bidentate Schiff base ligand

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    Chandra, Sulekh; Bargujar, Savita; Nirwal, Rita; Qanungo, Kushal; Sharma, Saroj K.

    2013-09-01

    Complexes of copper(II) and nickel(II) of general composition M(L)2X2, have been synthesized [where L = 3-Bromoacetophenone thiosemicarbazone and X = CH3COO-, Cl- and NO3-]. All the complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic moments, IR, electronic and EPR spectral studies. The ligand behaved as bidentate and coordinated through sulfur of sbnd Cdbnd S group and nitrogen atoms of sbnd Cdbnd N group. The copper(II) and nickel(II) complexes were found to have magnetic moments 1.94-2.02 BM, 2.96-3.02 BM respectively which was corresponding to one and two unpaired electrons respectively. The molar conductance of the complexes in solution of DMSO lies in the range of 10-20 ?-1 cm2 mol-1 indicating their non-electrolytic behavior. On the basis of EPR, electronic and infrared spectral studies, tetragonal geometry has been assigned for copper(II) complexes and an octahedral geometry for nickel(II) complexes. The values of Nephelauxetic parameter ? lie in the range 0.19-0.37 which indicated the covalent character in metal ligand ?' bond. Synthesized ligand and its copper(II) and nickel(II) complexes have also been screened against different bacterial and fungal species which suggested that complexes are more active than the ligands in antimicrobial activities.

  20. Synthesis, spectral characterization, molecular modeling, thermal study and biological evaluation of transition metal complexes of a bidentate Schiff base ligand.

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    Chandra, Sulekh; Bargujar, Savita; Nirwal, Rita; Qanungo, Kushal; Sharma, Saroj K

    2013-09-01

    Complexes of copper(II) and nickel(II) of general composition M(L)2X2, have been synthesized [where L=3-Bromoacetophenone thiosemicarbazone and X=CH3COO(-), Cl(-) and NO3(-)]. All the complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic moments, IR, electronic and EPR spectral studies. The ligand behaved as bidentate and coordinated through sulfur of -C=S group and nitrogen atoms of -C=N group. The copper(II) and nickel(II) complexes were found to have magnetic moments 1.94-2.02 BM, 2.96-3.02 BM respectively which was corresponding to one and two unpaired electrons respectively. The molar conductance of the complexes in solution of DMSO lies in the range of 10-20 ?(-1) cm(2) mol(-1) indicating their non-electrolytic behavior. On the basis of EPR, electronic and infrared spectral studies, tetragonal geometry has been assigned for copper(II) complexes and an octahedral geometry for nickel(II) complexes. The values of Nephelauxetic parameter ? lie in the range 0.19-0.37 which indicated the covalent character in metal ligand '?' bond. Synthesized ligand and its copper(II) and nickel(II) complexes have also been screened against different bacterial and fungal species which suggested that complexes are more active than the ligands in antimicrobial activities. PMID:23727669

  1. Early-late, mixed-metal compounds supported by amidophosphine ligands.

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    Mokuolu, Q Folashade; Duckmanton, Paul A; Hitchcock, Peter B; Wilson, Claire; Blake, Alexander J; Shukla, Lena; Love, Jason B

    2004-07-01

    The sequential syntheses, structural characterisation and reactivity studies of a series of discrete early-late mixed-metal complexes supported by the unique amidophosphine ligand m-(But2CH)N(C6H4)PPh2L1 are described. This ligand was synthesised using a Schiff-base/ButLi protocol and the resultant lithium salt LiL1 found to adopt a tetrameric structure in the solid state in which both two-coordinate N-Li-N and eta6:eta6-arylLi metallocene bonding motifs are present. Reaction between HL1 and labile Pt(II) and Pd(II) chlorides formed MCl2(HL1)2 complexes 4 (M = Pt) and 5 (M = Pd) in which a weak N-H...pi(aryl) hydrogen bonding interaction was identified in the solid-state structure of 4. These compounds were found to be inert to transamination and protonolysis reactions with Ti amides and alkyls; instead, stepwise alkyl transfer from Ti to Pt, resulting in Pt(CH2SiMe3)2(HL1)2 6 was observed. Access to mixed-metal complexes was achieved using an early-metal-first approach. Reaction between the metalloligand TiCl2(L1)2 and labile Group 10 and group 9 compounds resulted in the formation of TiCl2(mu-L1)2PtCl2 8, TiCl2(mu-L1)2PtMe2 9, TiCl2(mu-L1)2PdCl2 10, TiCl2(mu-L1)2NiBr2 11, and [TiCl2(mu-L1)2RhCl(CO)]2 12. In the solid state, the Group 4/10 compounds 8, 9 and 10 adopt similar structures that exhibit both intramolecular But2C-H...Cl-Ti hydrogen bonding and arylNP pi-stacking interactions; this hydrogen-bonding interaction is conserved in solution. Unlike the above Group 4/10 complexes, the Ti-Rh complex 12 adopts a tetranuclear structure in the solid state that is stabilised by similar hydrogen-bonding and pi-stacking interactions. The Group 4/10 complexes were assessed as catalysts for olefin polymerisation and cross-coupling reactions. In combination with MAO, the mixed-metal complexes 8 and 10 were poor ethylene polymerisation catalysts and resulted in polymers of both high molecular weight and polydispersity. The Ti-Ni complex 11 formed oligomeric material only, while the mononuclear Ti metalloligand TiCl2(L1)2 gave the best results, showing low activity (6.14 kg mol(-1) bar(-1) h(-1)) and moderate polydispersity (12). The Ti-Pd complex 10 was assessed in arylamination and Suzuki-Miyaura reactions. While little or no catalytic activity was observed in arylamination reactions, 10 was found to effect Suzuki coupling between activated aryl bromides and phenylboronic acid at 80 degrees C. Unlike with TiCl2(L1)2, reactions between 8 and the reducing agents C8K or Mg led to intractable mixtures. However, the cyclic voltammetry of both compounds indicated that a reversible one-electron reduction process occurs at a similar potential (ca. -0.7 V) and was assigned to the formation of the monohalides TiCl(L1)2 and TiCl(mu-L1)2PtCl2. The reactivity of the metallocage TiCl(mu-L3)3Pt was also investigated. While reduction reactions were unsuccessful, the metallocage reacted with CO to form the Ti-Pt carbonyl, TiCl(mu-L3)3Pt(CO) 13. The X-ray crystal structure of 13 revealed that accommodation of CO at the Pt centre has caused the cage expansion and loss of agostic aryl-H...Pt interactions. Furthermore, reaction of TiCl(mu-L3)3Pt with excess MeI resulted in the formation of the Ti(IV)-Pt(II) complex trans-TiCl2(mu-L3)2(kappa1-L3MeI)Pt(Me)I. PMID:15252583

  2. Synthesis, spectra and DNA interactions of certain mononuclear transition metal(II) complexes of macrocyclic tetraaza diacetyl curcumin ligand

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    Rajesh, Jegathalaprathaban; Gubendran, Ammavasi; Rajagopal, Gurusamy; Athappan, Periyakaruppan

    2012-02-01

    A series of mononuclear transition metal(II) complexes of type [M(LL)]2+ (LL = the template condensate of orthophenylene diamine and benzilidene diacetyl curcumin (ben-diacecur) and M = Cu(II) (1) or Co(II) (2) or Ni(II) (3) or Mn(II) (4)), have been isolated and the spectral behaviors are discussed. The ligand and complexes have also been characterized by the analytical and spectral methods like UV-Visible, FT-IR, NMR and EPR. Further, the interaction of the transition metal complexes with Calf thymus (CT) DNA have also been studied by the use of physical methods like UV-Visible, emission and CD spectroscopic techniques. The electrochemical responses of these metal complexes both in presence and absence of DNA have also been demonstrated. All these findings support the hypothesis of DNA interactions of all these metal complexes through the grooves with a higher degree of interaction by complex 1 (Kb = 1.4 × 105) possibly through the interposition of the aromatic rings of the ligand compared to complexes, 2-4. The complex 1 display significant oxidative cleavage of circular plasmid pUC18 DNA in the presence of H2O2 using the singlet oxygen as a reactive species. The spectral and electrochemical response of these complexes designate that the square-planar Cu(II), Ni(II) and Co(II) complexes interact much better than the axially coordinated octahedral Mn(II) complex.

  3. Tuning the structure, dimensionality and luminescent properties of lanthanide metal-organic frameworks under ancillary ligand influence.

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    D'Vries, Richard F; Gomez, German E; Hodak, Jos H; Soler-Illia, Galo J A A; Ellena, Javier

    2015-12-22

    This manuscript addresses the synthesis, structural characterization and optical properties of a 1D coordination polymer (CPs) and 2D and 3D Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) obtained from lanthanide metals, 3-hydroxinaftalene-2,7-disulfonic acid (3-OHNDS) and two different phenanthroline derivates as ancillary ligands. The first is a family of 2D compounds with formula [Ln(3-OHNDS)(H2O)2], where Ln = La(), Pr(), Nd() and Sm(). The addition of 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) in the reaction produces 1D compounds with general formula [Ln(3-OHNDS)(phen)(H2O)]3H2O, where Ln = La(), Pr(), Nd() and Sm(). Finally, the synthesis with 3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (3,4,7,8-TMPhen) as an ancillary ligand results in the formation of the 3D [La(3-OHNDS)(3,4,7,8-TMphen)(H2O)] () compound. The photoluminescence (PL) properties of 1D and 2D compounds were fully investigated in comparison with the 3-OHNDS ligand. One of the most important results was the obtaining of a white-light single-emitter without adding dopant atoms in the structure. With all these results in mind it was possible to establish structure-property relationships. PMID:26617197

  4. Metal-coordination-driven mixed ligand binding in supramolecular bisporphyrin tweezers.

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    Ikbal, Sk Asif; Dhamija, Avinash; Rath, Sankar Prasad

    2015-09-25

    Mg(II)bisporphyrin has been used as an efficient host for the selective binding of guest ligands. In the presence of heterogeneous guest pairs, 2-aminopyrimidine/pyrazine and 2-aminopyrimidine/1,4-dioxane, 2-aminopyrimidine is bound selectively inside the bisporphyrin cavity whereas pyrazine/1,4-dioxane is bound outside to produce 1D mixed ligand polymers. UV-vis, (1)H NMR spectra and X-ray structure confirm such a selective and orthogonal binding of the guest ligands. The mixed ligand polymer has been synthesized just by mixing the host and guests in one pot and easily isolated as a solid in nearly quantitative yield due to its high stability. PMID:26256242

  5. Biotic ligand modeling approach: Synthesis of the effect of major cations on the toxicity of metals to soil and aquatic organisms.

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    Ardestani, Masoud M; van Straalen, Nico M; van Gestel, Cornelis A M

    2015-10-01

    The biotic ligand model (BLM) approach is used to assess metal toxicity, taking into account the competition of other cations with the free metal ions for binding to the biotic ligand sites of aquatic and soil organisms. The bioavailable fraction of metals, represented by the free metal ion, is a better measure than the total concentration for assessing their potential risk to the environment. Because BLMs are relating toxicity to the fraction of biotic ligands occupied by the metal, they can be useful for investigating factors affecting metal bioaccumulation and toxicity. In the present review, the effects of major cations on the toxicity of metals to soil and aquatic organisms were comprehensively studied by performing a meta-analysis of BLM literature data. Interactions at the binding sites were shown to be species- and metal-specific. The main factors affecting the relationships between toxicity and conditional binding constants for metal binding at the biotic ligand appeared to be Ca(2+) , Mg(2+) , and protons. Other important characteristics of the exposure medium, such as levels of dissolved organic carbon and concentrations of other cations, should also be considered to obtain a proper assessment of metal toxicity to soil and aquatic organisms. PMID:25953362

  6. Single-molecule magnet behavior with a single metal center enhanced through peripheral ligand modifications.

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    Jurca, Titel; Farghal, Ahmed; Lin, Po-Heng; Korobkov, Ilia; Murugesu, Muralee; Richeson, Darrin S

    2011-10-12

    Bis(imino)pyridine pincer ligands in conjunction with two isothiocyanate ligands have been used to prepare two mononuclear Co(II) complexes. Both complexes have a distorted square-pyramidal geometry with the Co(II) centers lying above the basal plane. This leads to significant spin-orbit coupling for the d(7) Co(II) ions and consequently to slow relaxation of the magnetization that is characteristic of Single-Molecule Magnet (SMM) behavior. PMID:21899323

  7. Anchors for Education Reforms

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    Alok, Kumar

    2012-01-01

    Education reforms, considering their significance, deserve better methods than mere "trial and error." This article conceptualizes a network of six anchors for education reforms: education policy, education system, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and teacher education. It establishes the futility to reform anchors in isolation and anticipates

  8. Anchors for Education Reforms

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    Alok, Kumar

    2012-01-01

    Education reforms, considering their significance, deserve better methods than mere "trial and error." This article conceptualizes a network of six anchors for education reforms: education policy, education system, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and teacher education. It establishes the futility to reform anchors in isolation and anticipates…

  9. Kinetic Studies of the Coordination of Mono- and Ditopic Ligands with First Row Transition Metal Ions.

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    Munzert, Stefanie Martina; Schwarz, Guntram; Kurth, Dirk G

    2016-03-01

    The reactions of the ditopic ligand 1,4-bis(2,2':6',2?-terpyridin-4'-yl)benzene (1) as well as the monotopic ligands 4'-phenyl-2,2':6',2?-terpyridine (2) and 2,2':6',2?-terpyridine (3) with Fe(2+), Co(2+), and Ni(2+) in solution are studied. While the reaction of 1 with Fe(2+), Co(2+), and Ni(2+) results in metallo-supramolecular coordination polyelectrolytes (MEPEs), ligands 2 and 3 give mononuclear complexes. All compounds are analyzed by UV/vis and fluorescence spectroscopy. Fluorescence spectroscopy indicates that protonation as well as coordination to Zn(2+) leads to an enhanced fluorescence of the terpyridine ligands. In contrast, Fe(2+), Co(2+), or Ni(2+) quench the fluorescence of the ligands. The kinetics of the reactions are studied by stopped-flow fluorescence spectroscopy. Analysis of the measured data is presented and the full kinetic rate laws for the coordination of the terpyridine ligands 1, 2, and 3 to Fe(2+), Co(2+), and Ni(2+) are presented. The coordination occurs within a few seconds, and the rate constant increases in the order Ni(2+) < Co(2+) < Fe(2+). With the rate constants at hand, the polymer growth of Ni-MEPE is computed. PMID:26908136

  10. Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes of Schiff base ligand derived from imidazole-2-carboxaldehyde and 4-aminoantipyrine

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    Selwin Joseyphus, R.; Shiju, C.; Joseph, J.; Justin Dhanaraj, C.; Arish, D.

    2014-12-01

    The Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes of the Schiff base derived from imidazole-2-carboxaldehyde and 4-aminoantipyrine were synthesized. These compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, IR, mass, 1H NMR, electronic spectra, magnetic moment, molar conductance, thermal analysis, powder XRD and SEM. The analytical data show that the metal to ligand ratio is 1:1. The IR results show that the ligand acts as a bidentate donor coordinating through the azomethine nitrogen and imidazole nitrogen atoms. From the electronic spectra and magnetic moment value predicts the geometry of the complexes. The surface morphology of the compounds was studied by SEM. The compounds were screened for their antibacterial activity and antifungal activity using Kirby Bayer disc diffusion method. The DNA cleavage and superoxide dismutase activities of the compounds were investigated. The anticancer activities of the complexes have been carried out towards HeLa and HCT116 cancer cells.

  11. Synthesis, structure and magnetism of new polynuclear transition metal aggregates assembled with Schiff-base ligand and anionic N-donor ligands

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    Li, Yangguang; Wu, Qiong; Lecren, Lollita; Clrac, Rodolphe

    2008-11-01

    Three new polynuclear aggregates [Co 6(sae) 4(N 3) 6(MeO) 2(MeOH) 2]0.5H 2O ( 1), [Mn 4O(sae) 4(C(CN) 3)(MeOH) 3](NO 3)MeOH ( 2) and [NaFe 6(sae) 6(MeO) 6] (N(CN) 2)H 2O ( 3) have been synthesized with mixed ligands of Schiff-base (salicylidene-2-ethanolamine, H 2sae) and various anionic N-donor ligands (N 3-, N(CN) 2- or C(CN) 3-) and transition metal salts in methanol solution. Crystallographic data for 1: trigonal, R3, a = 26.113(4) , b = 26.113(4) , c = 20.689(4) , ? = 120, V = 12,218(3) 3, Z = 9, R1( wR2) = 0.0753(0.2176); for 2: orthorhombic, Pna2 1, a = 20.746(4) , b = 13.357(3) , c = 17.992(4) , V = 4985.6(2) 3, Z = 4, R1( wR2) = 0.0357(0.0969); for 3: monoclinic, C2/ c, a = 30.311(6) , b = 12.452(3) , c = 20.789(4) , ? = 94.75(3), V = 7820(3) 3, Z = 4, R1( wR2) = 0.0773(0.2299). Compound 1 exhibits a new rod-like [Co III4Co II2] structural feature. Compound 2 contains an unusual tetranuclear [Mn III4] cationic core. Compound 3 possesses a well-known circle-like [Fe III6] unit encapsulated a central sodium cation. Magnetic properties of these compounds have been studied revealing the presence of (i) intra-molecular antiferromagnetic interactions in 2 and 3 that induce an overall ST = 0 ground state and (ii) Co II-Co II ferromagnetic interactions in complex 1.

  12. Measurement of complexation properties of metal ions in natural conditions by ultrafiltration: measurement of equilibrium constants for complexation of zinc by synthetic and natural ligands

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    Buffle, J.; Staub, C.

    1984-12-01

    A new ultrafiltration method is described to measure complexation properties (stability constants) of trace metal ions with natural aquatic ligands. The determination of stability constants is described theoretically and the best operational conditions are discussed theoretically and experimentally. Theory is tested with Zn, known synthetic ligands, and pedogenic fulvic acids of natural waters. The results obtained by this method compare well with the literature data. In particular, for natural mixture of complexing sites like fulvic acids, this method permits the determination of the detailed equilibrium function to be carried out instead of its average value, over a given range of metal to ligand ratio. The most important advantages of this method are the fact that there is no limitation with regard to the nature of metal ions and little for that of the ligands.

  13. Synthesis and characterization of mixed ligand complexes of lomefloxacin drug and glycine with transition metals. Antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxicity studies

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    Mohamed, Gehad G.; Abd El-Halim, Hanan F.; El-Dessouky, Maher M. I.; Mahmoud, Walaa H.

    2011-07-01

    Mixed ligand complexes derived from lomefloxacin (LFX, L 1) as primary ligand and glycine (L 2) as secondary ligand have been prepared and characterized by conventional techniques including elemental analyses, XRD, infrared, electronic spectra, molar conductivity and thermal analyses. The elemental analyses data display the formation of 1:1:1 [M:L 1:L 2] complexes. The diffused reflectance and magnetic moment measurements reveal the presence of the complexes in an octahedral geometry. The infrared spectral data show that the chelation behavior of the ligands toward transition metal ions is through carbonyl O, and carboxylate O of LFX whereas the amino acid coordinate through the carboxylate oxygen and the amino nitrogen. The electronic spectral results display the existence of π-π∗ (phenyl rings), n-π∗ (NH 2 and sbnd C dbnd N) and confirm the mentioned structure. The molar conductivity reveals an electrolytic nature of all chelates. The thermogravimetric analysis data of the complexes displays the existence of hydrated and coordinated water molecules. The effect of LFX, glycine and their complexes on the inhibition of bacteria or fungi growth were evaluated. The prepared complexes were found to exhibit enhanced activity on bacteria or fungi growth compared to LFX and glycine ligands. LFX, [Mn(LFX)(Gly)(H 2O) 2]·Cl, [Co(LFX)(Gly)(H 2O) 2]·Cl and [Zn(LFX)(Gly)(H 2O) 2]·Cl were found to be very active against breast cancer cells with IC50 values 14, 11.2, 13 and 16.8, respectively, while glycine and other complexes had been shown to be inactive at lower concentration than 100 μg/ml.

  14. Photophysical Studies of Bioconjugated Ruthenium Metal-Ligand Complexes Incorporated in Phospholipid Membrane Bilayers

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    Sharmin, Ayesha; Salassa, Luca; Rosenberg, Edward; Ross, J. B. Alexander; Abbott, Geoffrey; Black, Labe; Terwilliger, Michelle; Brooks, Robert

    2013-01-01

    Luminescent, mono-diimine, ruthenium complexes, [(H)Ru(CO)(PPh3)2(dcbpy)][PF6] (1, dcbpy = 4,4?-dicarboxy bipyridyl) and [(H)Ru(CO)(dppene)(5-amino-1,10-phen)][PF6] (2, dppene = bis diphenylphosphino-ethylene, phen = 9,10-phenanthroline), have been conjugated with 1,2-dihexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DPPE) and with cholesterol in the case of 2. Compound 1 gives the bis-lipid derivative [(H)Ru(CO)(PPh3)2(dcbpy-N-DPPE2)][PF6] (3), while 2 provides the mono-lipid conjugate [(H)Ru(CO)(dppene)(1,10-phen-5-NHC(S)-N-DPPE)][ PF6] (4), and the cholesterol derivative [(H)Ru(CO)(dppene)(1,10-phen-5-NHC(O)OChol)][PF6] (5, Chol = cholesteryl), using standard conjugation techniques. These compounds were characterized by spectroscopic methods, and their photophysical properties were measured in organic solvents. The luminescence of lipid conjugates 3 and is quenched in organic solvents while compound 4 a weak, short-lived, blue-shifted emission in solution. The cholesterol conjugate shows the long-lived, microsecond-timescale emission associated with triplet metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (3MLCT) excited states. Incorporation of conjugate 3 in lipid bilayer vesicles restores the luminescence, but with blue shifts (~80 nm) accompanied by nanosecond-timescale lifetimes. In the vesicles conjugate 4 shows a similar short-lived and blue-shifted emission to that observed in solution but with increased intensity. Conjugation of the complex [(H)Ru(CO)(PhP2C2H4C(O)O-N-succinimidyl)2(bpy)][PF6] (6) with DPPE gives the phosphine-conjugated complex [(H)Ru(CO)(PhP2C2H4C(O)-N-DPPE)2(bpy)][PF6] (7). Complex 7 also exhibits a short-lived and blue-shifted emission in solution and in vesicles as observed for 3 and 4. We have also conjugated the complex [Ru(bpy)2(5-amino-1,10-phenanthroline)][PF6]2 (8) with both cholesterol (9) and DPPE (10). Neither 9 nor the previously reported 10 exhibited the blue shifts observed for 3 and 4 when incorporated into LUVs. The anisotropies of the emissions of 3, 4 and 7 were also measured in LUVs and of 5 in both glycerol and LUVs. High fundamental anisotropies were observed for 3 and 4 and 7. PMID:24063694

  15. The Resolution of Chiral, Tetrahedral M4L6 Metal-LigandHosts

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    Davis, Anna V.; Fiedler, Dorothea; Ziegler, Marco; Terpin,Andreas; Raymond, Kenneth N.

    2007-08-28

    The supramolecular metal-ligand assemblies of M{sub 4}1{sub 6} stoichiometry are chiral (M = Ga{sup III}, Al{sup III}, In{sup III}, Fe{sup III}, Ti{sup IV}, or Ge{sup IV}, H{sub 4}1 = N,N'-bis(2,3-dihydroxybenzoyl)-1,5-diaminonaphthalene). The resolution process of {Delta}{Delta}{Delta}{Delta}- and {Lambda}{Lambda}{Lambda}{Lambda}-[M{sub 4}1{sub 6}]{sup 12-} by the chiral cation s-nicotinium (S-nic{sup +}) is described for the Ga{sup III}, Al{sup III}, and Fe{sup III} assemblies, and the resolution is shown to be proton dependent. From a methanol solution of M(acac){sub 3}, H{sub 4}1, S-nicI, and KOH, the {Delta}{Delta}{Delta}{Delta}-KH{sub 3}(S-nic){sub 7}[(S-nic) {contained_in}M{sub 4}1{sub 6}] complexes precipitate, and the {Lambda}{Lambda}{Lambda}{Lambda}-K{sub 6}(S-nic){sub 5}[(S-nic) {contained_in} M{sub 4}1{sub 6}] complexes subsequently can be isolated from the supernatant. Ion exchange enables the isolation of the (NEt{sub 4}{sup +}){sub 12}, (NMe{sub 4}{sup +}){sub 12} and K{sub 12}{sup +} salts of the resolved structures, which have been characterized by CD and NMR spectroscopies. Resolution can also be accomplished with one equivalent of NEt{sub 4}{sup +} blocking the cavity interior, demonstrating that external binding sites are responsible for the difference in S-nic{sup +} enantiomer interactions. Circular dichroism data demonstrate that the (NMe{sub 4}{sup +}){sub 12} and (NEt{sub 4}{sup +}){sub 12} salts of the resolved [Ga{sub 4}1{sub 6}]{sup 12-} and [Al{sub 4}1{sub 6}]{sup 12-} structures retain their chirality over extended periods of time (>20 d) at room temperature; heating the (NEt{sub 4}{sup +}){sub 12}[Ga{sub 4}1{sub 6}] assembly to 75 C also had no effect on its CD spectrum. Finally, experiments with the resolved K{sub 12}[Ga{sub 4}1{sub 6}] assemblies point to the role of a guest in stabilizing the resolved framework.

  16. Interfacial metal flux in ligand mixtures. 1. The revisited reaction layer approximation: theory and examples of applications.

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    Zhang, Zeshi; Buffle, Jacques

    2009-06-18

    Understanding the physical chemical behaviors of each metal species in a solution containing a mixture of ligands is a prerequisite, e.g., for studying metal bioavailability or making predictions on dynamic risk assessment in ecotoxicology. For many years, the reaction layer concept has been used fruitfully due to its simplicity for understanding and making predictions on diffusion/reaction processes. Until now, it has been applied mainly to solutions containing one ligand. Here, we reconsider the fundamentals of this approach and extend it to multiligand systems. It is shown that each metal complex has its own reaction layer (so-called composite reaction layer), which results from the interplay of this particular complex with all the other complexes. Moreover, it is shown that the overall metal flux can be computed by assuming the existence of one single fictitious equivalent reaction layer thickness for the whole of the complexes. This equivalent reaction layer is a mathematical combination of all the composite reaction layers. Simple analytical equations are obtained, which make it possible to readily interpret the role of the various types of metal species in a mixture. The revisited reaction layer approach, denoted as the reaction layer approximation (RLA), is validated by comparing the total metal flux, the individual fluxes of each metal species, and their concentration profiles computed by the RLA with those obtained by a rigorous mathematical approach. The examples of Pb(II) in a modified Aquil medium and of Cu(II) in solutions of nitrilotriacetic acid and N-(2-carboxyphenyl)glycine are treated in detail. In particular, an original result is obtained with the Cu/NTA/N-(2-carboxyphenyl)glycine system, namely an unexpected flux enhancement is observed, which is specific to solutions with ligand mixtures. The corresponding physicochemical mechanism is not readily understood by the rigorous mathematical (either numerical or analytical) solutions due to their involved combination of parameters. On the other hand, we show that, due to the simplicity of the RLA concept, the RLA facilitates elucidation of the physicochemical mechanism underlying complicated processes. PMID:19459606

  17. Low-Coordinate First Row Early Transition Metal Complexes Stabilized by Modified Terphenyl Ligands

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    Boynton, Jessica Nicole

    The research in this dissertation is focused on the synthesis, structural, and magnetic characterization of two-coordinate open shell (d1-d4) transition metal complexes. Background information on this field of endeavor is provided in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2 I describe the synthesis and characterization of the mononuclear chromium (II) terphenyl substituted primary amido complexes and a Lewis base adduct. These studies suggest that the two-coordinate chromium complexes have significant spin-orbit coupling effects which lead to moments lower than the spin only value of 4.90 muB owing to the fact that lambda (the spin orbit coupling parameter) is positive. The three-coordinated complex 2.3 had a magnetic moment of 3.77 muB. The synthesis and characterization of the first stable two-coordinate vanadium complexes are described in Chapter 3. The values suggest a significant spin orbital angular momentum contribution that leads to a magnetic moment that is lower than their spin only value of 3.87 muB. DFT calculations showed that the major absorptions in their UV-Vis spectra were due to ligand to metal charge transfer transitions. The titanium synthesis and characterization of the bisamido complex along with its three-coordinate titanium(III) precursor are described in Chapter 4. Compound 4.1 was obtained via the stoichiometric reaction of LiN(H)AriPr 6 with the Ti(III) complex TiCl3 *2NMe 3 in trimethylamine. The precursor 4.1 has trigonal pyramidal coordination at the titanium atom, with bonding to two amido nitrogens and a chlorine as well as a secondary interaction to a flanking aryl ring of a terphenyl substituent. Compound 4.2 displays a very distorted four-coordinate metal environment in which the titanium atom is bound to two amido nitrogens and to two carbons from a terphenyl aryl ring. This structure is in sharp contrast to the two-coordinate linear structure that was observed in its first row metal (V-Ni) analogs. The synthesis and characterization of mononuclear chromium(II) terphenyl primary substituted thiolate complexes are described in Chapter 5. Reaction of the terphenyl primary thiolate lithium derivatives LiSAriPr4 and LiSArMe6 with CrCl2THF2 in a 2:1 ratio afforded complexes 5.1 and 5.2, which are the very rare examples of chromium(II) thiolates with quasi-two-coordination at the metal center. Both deviate from linearity and have S-Cr-S angles of 111.02(3)° and 107.86(3) ° with secondary Cr-C(aryl ring) interactions of ca. 2.115 A and 1.971 A respectively. The initial work on titanium and vanadium terphenyl thiolates is described in Appendix I and II. In Chapter 6 I show that the reaction of K2COT (COT= 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene, C8H8) with an aryl chromium(II) halide gave (CrAriPr 4)2(mu2-n3:n4-COT) (6.1) in which a non-planar COT ring is complexed between two CrAriPr4 moieties -- a configuration previously unknown for chromium complexes of COT. OneCr2+ ion is bonded primarily to three COT carbons (Cr--C= 2.22-2.30 A ) as well as an ipso carbon (Cr-C= ca. 2.47 A) from a flanking aryl ring of its terphenyl substituent. The otherCr2+ ion bonds to an ipso carbon (Cr-C= ca. 2.53 A) from its terphenyl substituent as well as four COT carbons (Cr--C= 2.24-2.32 A). The COT carbon-carbon distances display an alternating pattern, consistent with the non-planarity and non-aromatic character of the ring. The magnetic properties of 6.1 indicate that theCr2+ ions have a high-spin d4 configuration with S = 2. The temperature dependence of the magnetism indicates that their behavior is due to zero-field splitting of the S = 2 state. Attempts to prepare 6.1 by the direct reaction of quintuple-bonded (CrAriPr4)2 with COT were unsuccessful. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

  18. (S)-5-(p-Nitrobenzyl)-PCTA, a Promising Bifunctional Ligand with Advantageous Metal Ion Complexation Kinetics

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    Tircs, Gyula; Beny, Enik? Tircsn; Suh, Eul Hyun; Jurek, Paul; Kiefer, Garry E.; Sherry, A. Dean; Kovcs, Zoltn

    2009-01-01

    A bifunctional version of PCTA (3,6,9,15-tetraazabicyclo[9.3.1]pentadeca-1(15),11,13-triene-3,6,9,-triacetic acid) that exhibits fast complexation kinetics with the trivalent lanthanide(III) ions was synthesized in reasonable yields starting from N, N?, N?-tristosyl-(S)-2-(p-nitrobenzyl)-diethylenetriamine. pH-potentiometric studies showed that the basicities of p-nitrobenzyl-PCTA and the parent ligand PCTA were similar. The stability of M(NO2-Bn-PCTA) (M = Mg2+, Ca2+, Cu2+, Zn2+) complexes was similar to that of the corresponding PCTA complexes while the stability of Ln3+ complexes of the bifunctional ligand is somewhat lower than that of PCTA chelates. The rate of complex formation of Ln(NO2-Bn-PCTA) complexes was found to be quite similar to that of PCTA, a ligand known to exhibit the fastest formation rates among all lanthanide macrocyclic ligand complexes studied to date. The acid catalyzed decomplexation kinetic studies of the selected Ln(NO2-Bn-PCTA) complexes showed that the kinetic inertness of the complexes was comparable to that of Ln(DOTA) chelates making the bifunctional ligand NO2-Bn-PCTA suitable for labeling biological vectors with radioisotopes for nuclear medicine applications. PMID:19220012

  19. Supramolecular spectral studies on metal-ligand bonding of novel quinoline azodyes

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    Diab, M. A.; El-Sonbati, A. Z.; El-Bindary, A. A.; Barakat, A. M.

    2013-12-01

    A series of novel bidentate azodye quinoline ligands were synthesized with various p-aromatic amines like p-(OCH3, CH3, H, Cl and NO2). All ligands and their complexes have been characterized on the basis of elemental analysis, IR, 1H and 13C NMR data and spectroscopic studies. IR and 1H NMR studies reveal that the ligands (HLn) exists in the tautomeric azo/hydrazo form in both states with intramolecular hydrogen bonding. The ligands obtained contain Ndbnd N and phenolic functional groups in different positions with respect to the quinoline group. IR spectra show that the azo compounds (HLn) act as monobasic bidentate ligand by coordinating via the azodye (sbnd Ndbnd Nsbnd ) and oxygen atom of the phenolic group. The ESR (g|| and g?) and bonding ?2 parameters of the copper ion were greatly affected by substituting several groups position of ring of quinoline and p-aromatic ring. The ESR spectra of copper complexes in powder form show a broad signal with values in order g|| > g? > ge > 2.0023. The value of covalency factor ? and orbital reduction factor K accounts for the covalent nature of the complexes. All complexes possessed an octahedral and square planar geometry. The thermal properties of the complexes were investigated using TGA and DSC. It is found that the change of substituent affects the thermal properties of complexes.

  20. Tetrathiafulvalene-based azine ligands for anion and metal cation coordination

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    Ayadi, Awatef; El Alamy, Aziz; Alévêque, Olivier; Allain, Magali; Zouari, Nabil; Bouachrine, Mohammed

    2015-01-01

    Summary The synthesis and full characterization of two tetrathiafulvalene-appended azine ligands, namely 2-([2,2’-bi(1,3-dithiolylidene)]-4-yl)-6-((2,4-dinitrophenyl)hydrazono)methyl)pyridine (L1) and 5-([2,2’-bi(1,3-dithiolylidene)]-4-yl)-2-((2,4-dinitrophenyl)hydrazono)methyl)pyridine (L2) are described. The crystal structure of ligand L1 indicates that the ligand is completely planar with the presence of a strong intramolecular N3–H3···O1 hydrogen bonding. Titration experiments with inorganic anions showed that both ligands are suitable candidates for the sensing of fluoride anions. Ligand L2 was reacted with a Re(I) cation to yield the corresponding rhenium tricarbonyl complex 3. In the crystal structure of the newly prepared electroactive rhenium complex the TTF is neutral and the rhenium cation is hexacoordinated. The electrochemical behavior of the three compounds indicates that they are promising for the construction of crystalline radical cation salts. PMID:26425193

  1. Removal of heavy metal species from industrial sludge with the aid of biodegradable iminodisuccinic acid as the chelating ligand.

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    Wu, Qing; Duan, Gaoqi; Cui, Yanrui; Sun, Jianhui

    2015-01-01

    High level of heavy metals in industrial sludge was the obstacle of sludge disposal and resource recycling. In this study, iminodisuccinic acid (IDS), a biodegradable chelating ligand, was used to remove heavy metals from industrial sludge generated from battery industry. The extraction of cadmium, copper, nickel, and zinc from battery sludge with aqueous solution of IDS was studied under various conditions. It was found that removal efficiency greatly depends on pH, chelating agent's concentration, as well as species distribution of metals. The results showed that mildly acidic and neutral systems were not beneficial to remove cadmium. About 68 % of cadmium in the sample was extracted at the molar ratio of IDS to heavy metals 7:1 without pH adjustment (pH 11.5). Copper of 91.3 % and nickel of 90.7 % could be removed by IDS (molar ratio, IDS: metals?=?1:1) with 1.2 % phosphoric acid effectively. Removal efficiency of zinc was very low throughout the experiment. Based on the experimental results, IDS could be a potentially useful chelant for heavy metal removal from battery industry sludge. PMID:25115899

  2. New organic-inorganic hybrid compounds constructed from polyoxometalates and transition metal mixed-organic-ligand complexes.

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    Hu, Yang-Yang; Zhang, Ting-Ting; Zhang, Xiao; Zhao, De-Chuan; Cui, Xiao-Bing; Huo, Qi-Sheng; Xu, Ji-Qing

    2016-02-14

    Five new organic-inorganic hybrid compounds based on different polyoxoanions [HxGeW12O40](n-) or [H3As2W18O62](3-) (x = 0, 2; n = 4, 2), namely [Cu3(2,2'-bpy)3(inic)(OH)(H2O)][GeW12O40]1.5H2O (1), [Cu2(phen)2(?2-Cl)2(inic)]2[H2GeW12O40]2H2O (2), [Cu2(phen)2(?2-Cl)Cl(nic)]2[H2GeW12O40] (3), [Cu2(2,2'-bpy)2(hnic)Cl]2[H2GeW12O40] (4), [Cu(phen)(inic)H2O][Cu2(phen)2(inic)2(H2O)][H3As2W18O62]3H2O (5) (inic = isonicotinic acid, nic = nicotinic acid, hnic = 2-hydroxy-nicotinic acid, 2,2'-bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline), have been synthesized and characterized by IR, UV-Vis, XRD, cyclic voltammetric measurements and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Single crystal X-ray analysis reveals that compound 1 is isomorphous and isostructural with a compound reported by us recently, the main difference between the two is the heteroatom of the polyoxoanions in the two compounds. Compound 2 is a supramolecular structure constructed from polyoxoanions and transition metal mixed-organic-ligand complexes. Compound 3 is a novel polyoxoanion bi-supported transition metal mixed-organic-ligand complex. Compound 4 is a 1-D chain structure constructed from polyoxoanions and transition metal mixed-organic-ligand complexes. The photodegradation properties of compounds 1-5 have been analyzed. PMID:26727614

  3. A structure-based analysis of the vibrational spectra of nitrosyl ligands in transition-metal coordination complexes and clusters

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    De La Cruz, Carlos; Sheppard, Norman

    2011-01-01

    The vibrational spectra of nitrogen monoxide or nitric oxide (NO) bonded to one or to several transition-metal (M) atom(s) in coordination and cluster compounds are analyzed in relation to the various types of such structures identified by diffraction methods. These structures are classified in: (a) terminal (linear and bent) nitrosyls, [M(σ-NO)] or [M(NO)]; (b) twofold nitrosyl bridges, [M 2(μ 2-NO)]; (c) threefold nitrosyl bridges, [M 3(μ 3-NO)]; (d) σ/π-dihaptonitrosyls or " side-on" nitrosyls; and (e) isonitrosyls (oxygen-bonded nitrosyls). Typical ranges for the values of internuclear N-O and M-N bond-distances and M-N-O bond-angles for linear nitrosyls are: 1.14-1.20 Å/1.60-1.90 Å/180-160° and for bent nitrosyls are 1.16-1.22 Å/1.80-2.00 Å/140-110°. The [M 2(μ 2-NO)] bridges have been divided into those that contain one or several metal-metal bonds and those without a formal metal/metal bond (M⋯M). Typical ranges for the M-M, N-O, M-N bond distances and M-N-M bond angles for the normal twofold NO bridges are: 2.30-3.00 Å/1.18-1.22 Å/1.80-2.00 Å/90-70°, whereas for the analogous ranges of the long twofold NO bridges these are 3.10-3.40 Å/1.20-1.24 Å/1.90-2.10 Å/130-110°. In both situations the N-O vector is approximately at right angle to the M-M (or M⋯M) vector within the experimental error; i.e. the NO group is symmetrical bonded to the two metal atoms. In contrast the threefold NO bridges can be symmetrically or unsymmetrically bonded to an M 3-plane of a cluster compound. Characteristic values for the N-O and M-N bond-distances of these NO bridges are: 1.24-1.28 Å/1.80-1.90 Å, respectively. As few dihaptonitrosyl and isonitrosyl complexes are known, the structural features of these are discussed on an individual basis. The very extensive vibrational spectroscopy literature considered gives emphasis to the data from linearly bonded NO ligands in stable closed-shell metal complexes; i.e. those which are consistent with the " effective atomic number (EAN)" or "18-electron" rule. In the paucity of enough vibrational spectroscopic data from complexes with only nitrosyl ligands, it turned out to be very advantageous to use wavenumbers from the spectra of uncharged and saturated nitrosyl/carbonyl metal complexes as references, because the presence of a carbonyl ligand was found to be neutral in its effect on the ν(NO)-values. The wide wavenumber range found for the ν(NO) values of linear MNO complexes are then presented in terms of the estimated effects of net ionic charges, or of electron-withdrawing or electron-donating ligands bonded to the same metal atom. Using this approach we have found that: (a) the effect for a unit positive charge is [plus 100 cm -1] whereas for a unit negative charge it is [minus 145 cm -1]. (b) For electron-withdrawing co-ligands the estimated effects are: terminal CN [plus 50 cm -1]; terminal halogens [plus 30 cm -1]; bridging or quasi-bridging halogens [plus 15 cm -1]. (c) For electro donating co-ligands they are: PF 3 [plus 10 cm -1]; P(OPh) 3 [-30 cm -1]; P(OR) 3 (R = alkyl group) [-40 cm -1]; PPh 3 [-55 cm -1]; PR 3 (R = alkyl group) [-70 cm -1]; and η 5-C 5H 5 [-60 cm -1]; η 5-C 5H 4Me [-70 cm -1]; η 5-C 5Me 5 [-80 cm -1]. These values were mostly derived from the spectra of nitrosyl complexes that have been corrected for the presence of only a single electronically-active co-ligand. After making allowance for ionic charges or strongly-perturbing ligands on the same metal atom, the adjusted 'neutral-co-ligand' ν(NO)*-values (in cm -1) are for linear nitrosyl complexes with transition metals of Period 4 of the Periodic Table, i.e. those with atomic orbitals (…4s3d4p): [ca. 1750, Cr(NO)]; [1775,Mn(NO)]; [1796,Fe(NO)]; [1817,Co(NO)]; [ca. 1840, Ni(NO)]. Period 5 (…5s4d5p): [1730 Mo(NO)]; [—, Tc(NO)]; [1745,Ru(NO)]; [1790,Rh(NO)]; [ca. 1845, Pd(NO)]. Period 6 (…6s4f5d6p), [1720,W(NO)]; [1730,Re(NO)]; [1738,Os(NO)]; [1760,Ir(NO)]; [—, Pt] respectively. Environmental differences to these values, e.g. data taken in polar solutions or in the crystalline state, can cause ν(NO)* variations (mostly reductions) of up to ca. 30 cm -1. Three spectroscopic criteria are used to distinguish between linear and bent NO groups. These are: (i) the values of ν( 14NO) themselves, and (ii) the isotopic band shift - (IBS) - parameter which is defined as [ν( 14NO)-ν( 15NO)], and, (iii) the isotopic band ratio - (IBR) - given by [ν( 15NO/ν 14NO)]. The former is illustrated with the ν( 14NO)-data from trigonal bipyramidal (TBP) and tetragonal pyramidal (TP) structures of [M(NO(L) 4] complexes (where M = Fe, Co, Ru, Rh, Os, Ir and L = ligand). These values indicate that linear (180-170°) and strongly bent (130-120°) NO groups in these compounds absorb over the 1862-1690 cm -1 and 1720-1525 cm -1-regions, respectively. As was explicitly demonstrated for the linear nitrosyls, these extensive regions reflect the presence in different complexes of a very wide range of co-ligands or ionic charges associated with the metal atom of the nitrosyl group. A plot of the IBS parameter against M-N-O bond-angle for compounds with general formulae [M(NO)(L) y] ( y = 4, 5, 6) reveals that the IBS-values are clustered between 45 and 30 cm -1 or between 37 and 25 cm -1 for linear or bent NO groups, respectively. A plot of IBR shows a less well defined pattern. Overall it is suggested that bent nitrosyls absorb ca. 60-100 cm -1 below, and have smaller co-ligand band-shifts, than their linear counterparts. Spectroscopic ν(NO) data of the bridging or other types of NO ligands are comparatively few and therefore it has not been possible to give other than general ranges for 'neutral co-ligand' values. Moreover the bridging species data often depend on corrections for the effects of electronically-active co-ligands such as cyclopentadienyl-like groups. The derived neutral co-ligand estimates, ν(NO)*, are: (a) twofold bridged nitrosyls with a metal-metal bond order of one, or greater than one, absorb at ca. 1610-1490 cm -1; (b) twofold bridged nitrosyl ligands with a longer non-bonding M⋯M distance, ca. 1520-1490 cm -1; (c) threefold bridged nitrosyls, ca. 1470-1410 cm -1; (d) σ/π dihaptonitrosyl, [M(η 2-NO)], where M = Cr, Mn and Ni; ca. 1490-1440 cm -1. Isonitrosyls, from few examples, appear to absorb below ca. 1100 cm -1. To be published DFT calculations of the infrared and Raman spectra of complexes with formulae [M(NO) 4- n(CO) n] (M = Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and n = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, respectively) are used as models for the assignments of the ν(MN) and δ(MNO) bands from more complex metal nitrosyls.

  4. Chelating ligands for nanocrystals' surface functionalization.

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    Querner, Claudia; Reiss, Peter; Bleuse, Joël; Pron, Adam

    2004-09-22

    A new family of ligands for the surface functionalization of CdSe nanocrystals is proposed, namely alkyl or aryl derivatives of carbodithioic acids (R-C(S)SH). The main advantages of these new ligands are as follows: they nearly quantitatively exchange the initial surface ligands (TOPO) in very mild conditions; they significantly improve the resistance of nanocrystals against photooxidation because of their ability of strong chelate-type binding to metal atoms; their relatively simple preparation via Grignard intermediates facilitates the development of new bifunctional ligands containing, in addition to the anchoring carbodithioate group, a second function, which enables the grafting of molecules or macromolecules of interest on the nanocrystal surface. To give an example of this approach, we report, for the first time, the grafting of an electroactive oligomer from the polyaniline family-aniline tetramer-on CdSe nanocrystals after their functionalization with 4-formyldithiobenzoic acid. The grafting proceeds via a condensation reaction between the aldehyde group of the ligand and the terminal primary amine group of the tetramer. The resulting organic/inorganic hybrid exhibits complete extinction of the fluorescence of its constituents, indicating efficient charge or energy transfer between the organic and the inorganic semiconductors. PMID:15366904

  5. Mono, bi- and trinuclear metal complexes derived from new benzene-1,4-bis(3-pyridin-2-ylurea) ligand. Spectral, magnetic, thermal and 3D molecular modeling studies

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    El-ghamry, Mosad A.; Saleh, Akila A.; Khalil, Saied M. E.; Mohammed, Amira A.

    2013-06-01

    New bis (pyridylurea) ligand, H2L, was synthesized by the reaction of ethylpyridine-2-carbamate (EPC) and p-phenylenediamine. The ligand was characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, electronic and mass spectra. Reaction of the prepared ligand with Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Fe3+, VO2+ and UO22+ ions afforded mono, bi- and trinuclear metal complexes. Also, new mixed ligand complexes of the ligand H2L and 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-HQ) with Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+ and Fe3+ ions were synthesized. The ligand behaves as bi- and tetradentate toward the transition metal ions, coordination via the pyridine sbnd N, the carbonyl sbnd O and/or the amidic sbnd N atoms in a non, mono- and bis-deprotonated form. The complexes were characterized by elemental and thermal analyses, IR, electronic and mass spectra as well as conductance and magnetic susceptibility measurements. The results showed that the metal complexes exhibited different geometrical arrangements such as square planar, tetrahedral, octahedral and square pyramidal arrangements. The Coats-Redfern equation was used to calculate the kinetic and thermodynamic parameters for the different thermal decomposition steps of some complexes. 3D molecular modeling of the ligand, H2L and a representative complex were studied.

  6. Synthesis, spectroscopic studies and inhibitory activity against bactria and fungi of acyclic and macrocyclic transition metal complexes containing a triamine coumarine Schiff base ligand

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    Abou-Hussein, A. A.; Linert, Wolfgang

    2015-04-01

    Two series of new mono and binuclear complexes with a Schiff base ligand derived from the condensation of 3-acetylcoumarine and diethylenetriamine, in the molar ratio 2:1 have been prepared. The ligand was characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV-visible, 1H-NMR and mass spectra. The reaction of the Schiff base ligand with cobalt(II), nickel(II), copper(II), zinc(II) and oxovanadium(IV) lead to mono or binuclear species of cyclic or macrocyclic complexes, depending on the mole ratio of metal to ligand and as well as on the method of preparation. The Schiff base ligand behaves as a cyclic bidentate, tetradendate or pentaentadentae ligand. The formation of macrocyclic complexes depends significantly on the dimension of the internal cavity, the rigidity of the macrocycles, the nature of its donor atoms and on the complexing properties of the anion involved in the coordination. Electronic spectra and magnetic moments of the complexes indicate that the geometries of the metal centers are either square pyramidal or octahedral for acyclic or macro-cyclic complexes. The structures are consistent with the IR, UV-visible, ESR, 1H-NMR, mass spectra as well as conductivity and magnetic moment measurements. The Schiff base ligand and its metal complexes were tested against two pathogenic bacteria as Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as one kind of fungi. Most of the complexes exhibit mild antibacterial and antifungal activities against these organisms.

  7. Quest for highly porous metal-metalloporphyrin framework based upon a custom-designed octatopic porphyrin ligand

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    Wang, Xi-Sen; Chrzanowski, Matthew; Kim, Chungsik; Gao, Wen-Yang; Wojtas, Lukasz; Chen, Yu-Sheng; Zhang, X Peter; Ma, Shengqian

    2012-12-13

    A porous metal-metalloporphyrin framework, MMPF-2, has been constructed from a custom-designed octatopic porphyrin ligand, tetrakis(3,5-dicarboxyphenyl)porphine, that links a distorted cobalt trigonal prism secondary building unit. MMPF-2 possesses permanent microporosity with the highest surface area of 2037 mg2 g-1 among reported porphyrin-based MOFs, and demonstrates a high uptake capcity of 170 cm3 g-1 CO2 at 273 K and 1 bar.

  8. Peaceful pyrolysis-a novel method for the decomposition of metal-perchlorate complexes of organic ligands.

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    Nair, M R; Kurian, M J; Prabhakaran, C P

    1981-06-01

    Perchlorate complexes of vanadium(IV), iron(III), dysprosium, yttrium, copper(II) and nickel with the organic ligands dimethyl sulphoxide, antipyrine, 4-aminoantipyrine, 4-(2-hydroxynaphthyl)-azoantipyrine, and 4-(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)azoantipyrine have been prepared and analysed for their metal content after decomposition by a non-explosive pyrolytic technique, viz. heating with ammonium chloride. The results obtained agree with those obtained by the standard methods. This pyrolytic technique is found to be very convenient, rapid and accurate. PMID:18962945

  9. A comparative study of cytotoxicity and interaction with DNA/protein of five transition metal complexes with Schiff base ligands.

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    Niu, Meiju; Hong, Min; Chang, Guoliang; Li, Xiao; Li, Zhen

    2015-07-01

    Five transition metal complexes NiL(1)2 (1), CuL(1)2 (2), ZnL(1)2 (3), [MnL(1)2(N3)]nnCH2Cl2 (4), CuL(2)2 (5) {HL(1)=3-{[2-(2-hydroxy-ethoxy)-ethylimino]-methyl}-naphthalen-2-ol, HL(2)=2-{[2-(2-hydroxy-ethoxy)-ethylimino]-methyl}-phenol} have been synthesized and fully characterized. In all of the complexes, the ligands coordinated to the metal ion in a negative fashion via O and N donor atoms. The X-ray structures of nickel complex 1 and copper complexes 2 and 5 are four-coordinated monomers and show slightly distorted square-planar geometry in the vicinity of the central metal atom. Zinc complex 3 exhibits a four-coordinated tetrahedral structure. Differently, manganese complex 4 reveals a six-coordinated octahedral structure, one-dimensional chain is linked by azide in the end-to-end mode. In vitro cytotoxicity of these complexes to various tumor cell lines was assayed by the MTT method. The results showed that most of these metal-Schiff base complexes exhibited enhanced cytotoxicity than Schiff base ligands, which clearly implied a positive synergistic effect. Moreover, these complexes appeared to be selectively active against certain cell lines. The interactions of these metal complexes with CT-DNA were investigated by UV-vis, fluorescence and CD spectroscopy, the results indicated that these complexes are metallointercalators and can interact with CT-DNA. The study of interaction between complexes and BSA indicated that all of the complexes could quench the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA in a static quenching process. PMID:25974907

  10. Dynamics and extent of ligand exchange depend on electronic charge of metal nanoparticles.

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    Song, Yang; Murray, Royce W

    2002-06-19

    Both the rate and extent of ligand place exchange reactions between the hexanethiolate monolayer of Au(140) monolayer protected clusters (C6 MPCs) and dissolved 6-mercapto-1-hexanol thiol (HOC6SH) increase with increasing positive electronic charge on the Au cluster core. The rate constant of the ligand place exchange, taken at the early stage of the exchange, is increased by ca. 2-fold for reaction of +3 charged Au(140) cores as compared to neutral ones. The initially exchanged ligands are thought to reside mainly on edge and vertex sites of the Au(140) core, where the lability of the slightly more ionic Au[bond]S bonds there becomes further enhanced by removing electrons from the core. The reactions slow markedly after 35-50% of the original ligands have been replaced, continuing at a much slower pace for some time to reach an apparent reaction equilibrium. On +2 charged Au(140) cores, 85% of the C6 ligands have been exchanged with HOC(6)H(12)SH after 20 h. The slower phase of the reaction includes exchange of thiolate ligands on terrace lattice sites most of which--owing to the small sizes of the nanoparticle's Au(111) faces--are no more than one Au atom row removed from the nanoparticle edge sites. This slower exchange, the extent of which is also enhanced by positively charging the core, occurs either by intramolecular place exchange with edge sites that subsequently place-exchange with solution thiol or by direct place-exchange with solution thiol. Acid-base studies show that thiolate is more reactive in place exchange reactions than the corresponding thiol. PMID:12059234

  11. Construction of metal-organic frameworks through coordination and hydrogen bonding interactions: Syntheses, structures and photoluminescent properties of metal complexes with macrocyclic ligand

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    Ouyang, Xing-Mei; Li, Zhen-Wu; Okamura, Taka-aki; Li, Yi-Zhi; Sun, Wei-Yin; Tang, Wen-Xia; Ueyama, Norikazu

    2004-01-01

    A macrocyclic ligand L with two diethylenetriamine units linked by two rigid biphenylene spacers was used as building block for construction of metal-organic frameworks. A silver(I) complex with macrocyclic and open-chain mix-type ligands [Ag 2( L)( L')](ClO 4) 2 ( 1) [ L'=1,6-bis(4-imidazol-1'-ylmethylphenyl)-2,5-diazahexane] was obtained by reaction of L and L' together with AgClO 4H 2O. It is interesting that the open-chain tetradentate ligand L' only served as a bidentate ligand to bridge the Ag 2L units into an infinite one-dimensional (1D) cationic chain. Neutral 1D chain coordination polymer [Cu 2( L)( ?-SO 4) 2]3H 2O3MeOH ( 2) is formed by sulfate bridges between the neighboring Cu 2L units. When L reacted with nickel(II) sulfate instead of copper(II) sulfate, a monomacrocycle molecular complex [Ni 2( L)(H 2O) 4(SO 4) 2] ( 3) was obtained in which the sulfate anion acts as monodentate ligands rather than as bridges. When Cd(II) salts were used for the reactions with L, another two neutral 1D coordination polymers, [Cd 2( L)( ?-Cl) 2Cl 2]2H 2O ( 4) and [Cd 2( L)( ?-Br) 2Br 2] ( 5), with the same structure were isolated. All the synthesized complexes exhibit three-dimensional framework structures linked by various hydrogen bonds. The photoluminescent properties of the synthesized complexes were studied in the solid state at room temperature, and the Ag(I) and Cd(II) complexes were found to show strong blue luminescence.

  12. Metal complexes of the nanosized ligand N-benzoyl-N‧-(p-amino phenyl) thiourea: Synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial activity and the metal uptake capacity of its ligating resin

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    Elhusseiny, Amel F.; Eldissouky, Ali; Al-Hamza, Ahmed M.; Hassan, Hammed H. A. M.

    2015-11-01

    The new nanosized N-benzoyl-N‧-(p-amino phenyl) thiourea ligand H2L was synthesized by nanoprecipitation method. The [Cu (H2L)2 Cl]·2H2O, [Zn (H2L)2(OAc)2], [Cd (H2L)2Cl2] and [Hg (H2L)2Cl2] complexes were synthesized and characterized by various physicochemical methods. Results revealed that the ligand act as hypodentate and bonded to the metal ion via the sulfur atom forming mononuclear non-electrolyte diamagnetic complex. Magnetic moment results indicated a reduction of Cu (II) to Cu (I) during the coordination process. Thermal studies demonstrated variable stabilities of the complexes and [Zn (H2L)2(OAc)2] exhibited the highest thermal stability while [Hg (H2L)2Cl2] was volatile. The prepared compounds were screened against different pathogenic microorganisms. The ligand performed high antibacterial activity against certain bacterial strain compared to its complexes, and the standard bacteriocide in use. The ligand was successfully immobilized on modified Amberlite XAD-16 forming the hypodentate ligating resin PS-SO2-H2L. The new resin was characterized and the extent of metal adsorption reached maximum at pH 6.0 for Cu (II), Cd (II) and Ag (I), with an adsorption amount of 4.3, 4.0 and 3.7 mmol g-1 respectively. The nanosized H2L represents a new category of promising adsorbent that would have a practical impact on biological and water treatment applications.

  13. Transition metal complexes bearing NHC ligands substituted with secondary polyfluoroalkyl groups.

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    Kola?kov, V; im?nek, O; Ryb?kov, M; Cva?ka, J; B?ezinov, A; Kv?ala, J

    2015-12-01

    Using three different approaches, racemic 1-(perfluoroalkyl)ethylamines were synthesized from perfluoroalkyl iodides or perfluoroalkanoic acids, and further transformed to the corresponding N,N'-disubstituted ethane-1,2-diimines and ethane-1,2-diamines as mixtures of diastereoisomers. Their cyclization afforded imidazolium or dihydroimidazolium salts, which led to silver or palladium complexes bearing NHC ligands substituted with secondary polyfluoroalkyl groups. The palladium complexes bearing a throwaway 3-chloropyridine ligand proved to be moderately active in the model Suzuki-Miyaura coupling. PMID:26374142

  14. Blue fluorescence of three metal-organic zinc polymers containing tetrazinc units and asymmetric ligand of btc{sup 3-}

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    Xu Ling; Liu Bing; Zheng Fakun; Guo Guocong . E-mail: gcguo@ms.fjirsm.ac.cn; Huang Jinshun

    2005-11-15

    Three new zinc coordination polymers [Zn{sub 2}(btc){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}] {sub n} .n[Zn(H{sub 2}O){sub 6}] (1), [Zn{sub 3}(btc){sub 2}(2,2'-bipy){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 3}] {sub n} .2nH{sub 2}O (2) and [Zn{sub 3}(btc){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 6}] {sub n} .nH{sub 2}O (3) (H{sub 3}btc=1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid, 2,2'-bipy=2,2'-bipyridine) were obtained by the diffusion method and their crystal structures were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compounds 1-3 have the similar tetrametallic unit [Zn{sub 4}(btc){sub 2}] SBUs and these SBUs are further connected into stair-like structure, 2-D layer and 3-D framework for 1, 2 and 3, in which the btc{sup 3-} ligands adopt {mu} {sub 3}, {mu} {sub 4} and {mu} {sub 5} coordination modes, respectively. The title compounds show strong blue fluorescence, which may be assigned as {pi}*{sup {yields}}n transition of the ligand mixed with the ligand-to-metal change transfer (LMCT), indicating the fluorescence, indicates the title compounds may be good candidates for blue-light photoactive materials.

  15. Complications of bioabsorbable suture anchors in the shoulder.

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    Dhawan, Aman; Ghodadra, Neil; Karas, Vasili; Salata, Michael J; Cole, Brian J

    2012-06-01

    The development of the suture anchor has played a pivotal role in the transition from open to arthroscopic techniques of the shoulder. Various suture anchors have been manufactured that help facilitate the ability to create a soft tissue to bone repair. Because of reported complications of loosening, migration, and chondral injury with metallic anchors, bioabsorbable anchors have become increasingly used among orthopaedic surgeons. In this review, the authors sought to evaluate complications associated with bioabsorbable anchors in or about the shoulder and understand these in the context of the total number of bioabsorbable anchors placed. In 2008, 10 bioabsorbable anchor-related complications were reported to the US Food and Drug Administration. The reported literature complications of bioabsorbable anchors implanted about the shoulder include glenoid osteolysis, synovitis, and chondrolysis. These potential complications should be kept in mind when forming a differential diagnosis in a patient in whom a bioabsorbable anchor has been previously used. These literature reports, which amount to but a fraction of the total bioabsorbable anchors implanted in the shoulder on a yearly basis, underscore the relative safety and successful clinical results with use of bioabsorbable suture anchors. Product development continues with newer composites such as PEEK (polyetheretherketone) and calcium ceramics (tricalcium phosphate) in an effort to hypothetically create a mechanically stable construct with and improve biocompatibility of the implant. Bioabsorbable anchors remain a safe, reproducible, and consistent implant to secure soft tissue to bone in and about the shoulder. Meticulous insertion technique must be followed in using bioabsorbable anchors and may obviate many of the reported complications found in the literature. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the existing literature as it relates to the rare complications seen with use of bioabsorbable suture anchors in the shoulder. PMID:21856927

  16. Enthused research on DNA-binding and DNA-cleavage aptitude of mixed ligand metal complexes

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    Mahalakshmi, Rajkumar; Raman, Natarajan

    2013-08-01

    Five new Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) mixed ligand complexes have been synthesized using a Schiff base precursor (obtained by the condensation of N-(4-aminophenyl)acetamide and 4-chlorobenzaldehyde) as main ligand and 1,10-phenanthroline as co-ligand. They have been characterized by microanalytical data, IR, UV-Vis, magnetic moment values, conductivity and electrochemical measurements. The spectral data reveal that all the complexes exhibit octahedral geometry. The high electrical conductance of the complexes supports their electrolytic nature. The monomeric nature of the complexes has been assessed from their magnetic susceptibility values. These complexes are better antimicrobial active agents than the free ligands. DNA (CT) binding properties of these complexes have been explored by UV-Vis., viscosity measurements, cyclic voltammetry, and differential pulse voltammetry measurements. The oxidative cleavage activity of the complexes has been studied using supercoiled pUC19 DNA by gel electrophoresis. The experimental results show that the complexes are good intercalators.

  17. A thiosemicarbazone ligand functionalized by a phosphine group: reactivity toward coinage metal ions.

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    Castieiras, Alfonso; Pedrido, Rosa

    2010-04-21

    The reactivity of the phosphino-thiosemicarbazone ligand 2-(2-(diphenylphosphino)benzylidene)-N-ethylthiosemicarbazone (HLPEt) toward M(I) halides (M = Cu, Ag, Au) was studied. The complexes obtained, with formulae [Cu(HLPEt)(2)]Br (1), [Cu(HLPEt)(2)]I.2H(2)O (2), [Ag(HLPEt)(LPEt)].3H(2)O (3), [Au(2)(HLPEt)(2)Cl]Cl.CH(3)OH (4) were satisfactorily characterized by elemental analysis, IR, ESI and (1)H/(31)P NMR. Moreover, we have obtained the crystal structure of the ligand HLPEt and its sulfide oxidized form HLP(S)Et, which represents a new case of desulfurization process in thiosemicarbazone ligands. In addition, we present the crystal structure of the complexes 1 + H(2)O + 3MeOH and [Au(2)(HLPEt)(4)Cl]Cl.3CH(3)OH (5), together with their interesting crystal packing. The complex 5 is an interesting case of a pseudo-chloronium gold(I) complex. The ligand HLPEt and the complexes 3 and 4 display intense luminescence at room temperature. PMID:20354611

  18. A Tetrapositive Metal Ion in the Gas Phase: Thorium(IV) Coordinated by Neutral Tridentate Ligands

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    Gong, Yu; Hu, Han-Shi; Tian, Guoxin; Rao, Linfeng; Li, Jun; Gibson, John K.

    2013-07-01

    ESI of 1:1 mixtures of Th(ClO₄)₄ and ligand TMOGA in acetonitrile resulted in the observation of the TMOGA supported tetracation, Th(L)₃⁴⁺, in the gas phase. Three TMOGA ligands are necessary to stabilize the tetrapositive thorium ion; no Th(L)₂⁴⁺ or Th(L)₄⁴⁺ was observed. Theoretical calculations reveal that the Th(L)₃⁴⁺ complex possesses C₃ symmetry with the thorium center coordinated by nine oxygen atoms from three ligands, which forms a twisted TPP geometry. Actinide compounds with such a geometry feature a nine-coordinate chiral actinide center. The Th-L binding energy and bond orders of Th(L)n⁴⁺ decrease as the coordination number increases, consistent with the trend of concurrently increasing Th-O distances. The Th-O bonding is mainly electrostatic in nature, but the covalent interactions are not negligible. CID of the Th(L)₃⁴⁺ complex mainly resulted in charge reduction to form Th(L)₂(L-86)³⁺oss of neutral TMOGA was not observed. The protic ligand methanol stabilized only tri- and dications of ligated thorium. The intensity of the Th(L)₃⁴⁺ peak was reduced as the percentage of water increased in the Th(ClO₄)₄/TMOGA solution.

  19. Metal clusters as ligands. Substitution of fe ions in Fe/Mo/S clusters by thiophilic CuI ions.

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    Koutmos, Markos; Coucouvanis, Dimitri

    2006-02-20

    The reactivity of Fe/S and Fe/Mo/S clusters, similar or analogous to those occurring in biological systems, with thiophilic metal ions has not been explored. In this Communication, we demonstrate that synthesis of heteropolynuclear clusters with different coordination geometries for different metals at different sites is possible by metal substitution or by metal addition reactions. The two clusters we report herein ([(Cl4-cat)2Mo2Cu5Fe4S9(PnPr3)7(SPnPr3)2]PF6 and [(Cl4-cat)2Mo2Cu6Fe4S10(PnPr3)8]) contain Fe, Mo, and Cu, which display pseudotetrahedral, pseudooctahedral, and pseudotrigonal geometries, respectively. The synthesis of these clusters is achieved by the addition of appropriate amounts of [Cu(CH3CN)4]+ to [(Cl4-cat)2Mo2Fe8(PnPr3)6]. The formation of the different products is temperature- and solvent-dependent. The Cu(I) units incorporated into the metal cluster framework, either bind to available lone pairs of the already bridging S ligands or displace the less thiophilic Fe atoms. Among the essential features of these new molecules are recognizable Fe/S fragments including an Fe6S9 core in the first cluster and the pentlandite Fe4Cu4S6 core in the second cluster. PMID:16471948

  20. Anchor Trial Launch

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    NCI has launched a multicenter phase III clinical trial called the ANCHOR Study -- Anal Cancer HSIL (High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion) Outcomes Research Study -- to determine if treatment of HSIL in HIV-infected individuals can prevent anal canc

  1. Rapid Computer Aided Ligand Design and Screening of Precious Metal Extractants from TRUEX Raffinate with Experimental Validation

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    Clark, Aurora Sue; Wall, Nathalie; Benny, Paul

    2015-11-16

    Rhodium is the most extensively used metal in catalytic applications; it occurs in mixed ores with platinum group metals (PGMs) in the earth’s crust in low concentrations (0.4 - 10 ppb). It is resistant to aerial oxidation and insoluble in all acids, including aqua regia, making classical purification methods time-consuming and inefficient. To ensure adequate purity, several precipitation and dissolution steps are necessary during separation. Low abundance, high demand, and extensive processing make rhodium the most expensive of all PGMs. From alternative sources, rhodium is also produced in sufficient quantities (0.47 kg per ton initial heavy metal (tIHM)) during the fission of U-235 in nuclear reactors along with other PGMs (i.e., Ag, Pd, Ru). A typical power water reactor operating with UO2 fuel after cooling can generate PGMs in quantities greater than found in the earth’s crust (0.5-2 kg/tIHM). This currently untapped supply of PGMs has the potential to yield $5,000-30,000/tIHM. It is estimated that by the year 2030, the amount of rhodium generated in reactors could exceed natural reserves. Typical SNF processing removes the heavier lanthanides and actinides and can leave PGMs at ambient temperatures in aqueous acidic (Cl⁻ or NO3⁻; pH < 1) solutions at various activities. While the retrieval of these precious metals from SNF would minimize waste generation and improve resource utilization, it has been difficult to achieve thus far. Two general strategies have been utilized to extract Rh(III) from chloride media: ion pairing and coordination complexation. Ion pairing mechanisms have been studied primarily with the tertiary and quaternary amines. Additionally, mixed mechanism extractions have been observed in which ion pairing is the initial mechanism, and longer extraction equilibrium time generated coordination complexes. Very few coordination complexation extraction ligands have been studied. This project approached this problem through the design of a software program that uses state-of-the-art computational combinatorial chemistry, and is developed and validated with experimental data acquisition; the resulting tool allows for rapid design and screening of new ligands for the extraction of precious metals from SNF. This document describes the software that has been produced, ligands that have been designed, and fundamental new understandings of the extraction process of Rh(III) as a function of solution phase conditions (pH, nature of acid, etc.).

  2. Heterometallic 3d-4f single-molecule magnets: ligand and metal ion influences on the magnetic relaxation.

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    Langley, Stuart K; Le, Crystal; Ungur, Liviu; Moubaraki, Boujemaa; Abrahams, Brendan F; Chibotaru, Liviu F; Murray, Keith S

    2015-04-01

    Six tetranuclear 3d4f single-molecule magnet (SMM) complexes formed using N-n-butyldiethanolamine and N-methyldiethanolamine in conjunction with ortho- and para-substituted benzoic acid and hexafluoroacetoacetone ligands yield two families, both having a butterfly metallic core. The first consists of four complexes of type {Co2(III)Dy2(III)} and {Co2(III)Co(II)Dy(III)} using N-n-butyldiethanolamine with variation of the carboxylate ligand. The anisotropy barriers are 80 cm1, (77 and 96 cm1two relaxation processes occur), 117 and 88 cm1, respectively, each following a relaxation mechanism from a single DyIII ion. The second family consists of a {Co2(III)Dy2(III)} and a {Cr2(III)Dy2(III)} complex, from the ligand combination of N-methyldiethanolamine and hexafluoroacetylacetone. Both show SMM behavior, the Co(III) example displaying an anisotropy barrier of 23 cm1. The Cr(III) complex displays a barrier of 28 cm1, with longer relaxation times and open hysteresis loops, the latter of which is not seen in the Co(III) case. This is a consequence of strong Dy(III)Cr(III) magnetic interactions, with the relaxation arising from the electronic structure of the whole complex and not from a single DyIII ion. The results suggest that the presence of strong exchange interactions lead to significantly longer relaxation times than in isostructural complexes where the exchange is weak. The study also suggests that electron-withdrawing groups on both bridging (carboxylate) and terminal (?-diketonate) ligands enhance the anisotropy barrier. PMID:25796958

  3. Structural diversity and magnetic properties of six metal-organic coordination polymers based on semi-rigid V-shape tetracarboxylic acid ligand

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    Yang, Shanshan; Bai, Yue-Ling; Xing, Feifei; Zhao, Yongmei; Li, Ming-Xing; Shao, Min; Zhu, Shourong

    2016-04-01

    Six Mn metal-organic frameworks have been synthesized under solvothermal conditions with V-shaped terphenyl tetracarboxylate ligands (H4ttac). Their structures were characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectra, PXRD, thermogravimetric analysis, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Crystal structures reveal that the coordination number of H4ttac ligand varies from 6 to 10, and each ligand links 4-8 Mn(II) ions. Coordination modes vary from η6μ4 to η10μ8. The existence of DMF solvent can increase coordination number of the ligand. The first coordination saturated phthalate is presented. The variable-temperature magnetic studies indicate that complexes exhibit dominant antiferromagnetic behaviors. Structural parameters and coordination modes were summarized. The porosity of these complexes is less than 15%, indicating that the V-shape ligand is not a good choice to construct porous coordination polymers.

  4. Integration of a semi-rigid proline ligand and 4,4'-bipyridine in the synthesis of homochiral metal-organic frameworks with helices.

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    Xu, Zhong-Xuan; Kang, Yao; Han, Min-Le; Li, Dong-Sheng; Zhang, Jian

    2015-06-28

    A pair of 3-D homochiral metal-organic frameworks (HMOFs) based on a mixed semi-rigid 5-(2-carboxypyrrolidine-1-carbonyl)isophthalate (PIA) ligand and rigid 4,4'-bipyridine (bipy), [Co3((R)-PIA)2(bipy)3]6H2O (1-D) and [Co3((S)-PIA)2(bipy)3]6H2O (1-L) are synthesized and structurally characterized. They are enantiomers and exhibit three-dimensional open frameworks. In each structure, the PIA ligands link the Co centers into homochiral frameworks with large open channels that are occupied by the bipy ligands. Interesting helical chains built from the connectivity between PIA ligands and Co centers are presented. Antiferromagnetic coupling is observed in 1-D. These results demonstrated that the mixed ligand approach is successful for the construction of HMOFs. PMID:25994235

  5. The exchange of histidine C-2 protons in superoxide dismutases. A novel method for assigning histidine-metal ligands in proteins.

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    Cass, A E; Hill, H A; Bannister, J V; Bannister, W H; Hasemann, V; Johansen, J T

    1979-10-01

    The rates of exchange of the C-2 protons of histidine residues in copper-zinc superoxide dismutase are substantially decreased by metal ion binding. This observation was used to distinguish between ligand and non ligand histidine residues in bovine and yeast copper-zinc superoxide dismutases; the effect was shown to depend only on metal ion co-ordination and not as a consequence of concomitant changes in protein structure. Selective deuteration of the zinc-only proteins at pH (uncorrected pH-meter reading) 8.2 and 50 degrees C resulted in the distinction between copper and zinc ligand resonances in the 1H n.m.r. spectrum of the enzymes. This method is proposed as a generally applicable technique for identifying histidine residues as ligands in metalloproteins. PMID:393248

  6. DNA binding, anti-inflammatory and analgesic evaluation of metal complexes of N/S/O donor ligands; Synthesis, spectral characterization

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    Kumar Naik, K. H.; Ashok, B.; Naik, Nagaraja; Mulla, Jameel Ahmed S.; Prakasha, Avinash

    2015-04-01

    Transition metal complexes containing tri-dentate NSN donor ligands i.e., 5-((1(aminomethyl)cyclohexyl)methyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-amine (AMTA) (2) and 5-(2-aminophenyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-amine (ATA) (4i-ii) have been synthesized. The newly synthesized ligands and their respective complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance measurement and various spectral studies [infrared (IR), electronic, and NMR (for ligands only)]. Metal complexes are like [M(AMTA)2], [M(ATA)2] type, where M = Mn(II), Co(II) and Cu(II). The proposed geometries of the complexes are octahedral in nature. The synthesized ligands and their complexes were exhibits effective anti-inflammatory, analgesic and DNA binding activities. All the tested compounds exhibited significant analgesic activity, whereas the compound 4i, 4(ia) and 4(iib) is equipotent with Diclofenac sodium.

  7. DNA binding, anti-inflammatory and analgesic evaluation of metal complexes of N/S/O donor ligands; synthesis, spectral characterization.

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    Kumar Naik, K H; Ashok, B; Naik, Nagaraja; Mulla, Jameel Ahmed S; Prakasha, Avinash

    2015-04-15

    Transition metal complexes containing tri-dentate NSN donor ligands i.e., 5-((1(aminomethyl)cyclohexyl)methyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-amine (AMTA) (2) and 5-(2-aminophenyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-amine (ATA) (4i-ii) have been synthesized. The newly synthesized ligands and their respective complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance measurement and various spectral studies [infrared (IR), electronic, and NMR (for ligands only)]. Metal complexes are like [M(AMTA)2], [M(ATA)2] type, where M=Mn(II), Co(II) and Cu(II). The proposed geometries of the complexes are octahedral in nature. The synthesized ligands and their complexes were exhibits effective anti-inflammatory, analgesic and DNA binding activities. All the tested compounds exhibited significant analgesic activity, whereas the compound 4i, 4(ia) and 4(iib) is equipotent with Diclofenac sodium. PMID:25666328

  8. Metal-ligand complexes as a new class of long-lived fluorophores for protein hydrodynamics and fluorescence polarization immunoassay

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    Lakowicz, Joseph R.; Terpetschnig, Ewald A.; Szmacinski, Henryk; Malak, Henryk M.

    1995-05-01

    We describe the use of asymmetric Ru-ligand complexes as a new class of luminescent probes. These complexes are known to display luminescent lifetimes ranging from 10 to 4000 ns. We show that the asymmetric complex Ru(bpy)2(dcbpy) (PF6)2 displays a high anisotropy value near 0.26 when excited in the long wavelength absorption band, and an intensity decay time near 400 ns. For covalent linkage to proteins, we synthesized the N- hydroxy succinimide ester. We measured the intensity and anisotropy decays of [Ru(bpy)2(dcbpy)] when covalently linked to proteins and in solutions of increasing viscosity. These data demonstrated that the probes can be used to measure rotational motions on the microsecond(s) timescale, which so far has been inaccessible using luminescence methods. We also used this probe in a fluorescence polarization immunoassay of HSA. We found that the steady-state polarization of labeled HSA was sensitive to binding of anti-HSA, resulting in a 200% increase in polarization. The labeled HSA was also used in a competitive format with unlabeled HSA as the antigen. The time-resolved anisotropy decays demonstrate increased correlation times for labeled HSA in the presence of anti-HSA, an effect which was partially reversed in the presence of unlabeled HSA. These results demonstrate the potential of the metal-ligand complexes to be used in the fluorescence polarization immunoassay of high molecular weight analytes. The use of such metal-ligand complexes enable fluorescence polarization immunoassays which bypass the usual limitation to low molecular weight antigens.

  9. Ligand-Centred Fluorescence and Electronic Relaxation Cascade at Vibrational Time Scales in Transition-Metal Complexes.

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    Messina, Fabrizio; Pomarico, Enrico; Silatani, Mahsa; Baranoff, Etienne; Chergui, Majed

    2015-11-19

    Using femtosecond-resolved photoluminescence up-conversion, we report the observation of the fluorescence of the high-lying ligand-centered (LC) electronic state upon 266 nm excitation of an iridium complex, Ir(ppy)3, with a lifetime of 70 10 fs. It is accompanied by a simultaneous emission of all lower-lying electronic states, except the lowest triplet metal-to-ligand charge-transfer ((3)MLCT) state that shows a rise on the same time scale. Thus, we observe the departure, the intermediate steps, and the arrival of the relaxation cascade spanning ?1.6 eV from the (1)LC state to the lowest (3)MLCT state, which then yields the long-lived luminescence of the molecule. This represents the first measurement of the total relaxation time over an entire cascade of electronic states in a polyatomic molecule. We find that the relaxation cascade proceeds in ?10 fs, which is faster than some of the highest-frequency modes of the system. We invoke the participation of the latter modes in conical intersections and their overdamping to low-frequency intramolecular modes. On the basis of literature, we also conclude that this behavior is not specific to transition-metal complexes but also applies to organic molecules. PMID:26509329

  10. The electronic nature of terminal oxo ligands in transition-metal complexes: ambiphilic reactivity of oxorhenium species.

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    Smeltz, Jessica L; Lilly, Cassandra P; Boyle, Paul D; Ison, Elon A

    2013-06-26

    The synthesis of the Lewis acid-base adducts of B(C6F5)3 and BF3 with [DAAmRe(O)(X)] DAAm = N,N-bis(2-arylaminoethyl)methylamine; aryl = C6F5 (X = Me, 1, COCH3, 2, Cl, 3) as well as their diamidopyridine (DAP) (DAP=(2,6-bis((mesitylamino)methyl)pyridine) analogues, [DAPRe(O)(X)] (X = Me, 4, Cl, 5, I, 6, and COCH3,7), are described. In these complexes the terminal oxo ligands act as nucleophiles. In addition we also show that stoichiometric reactions between 3 and triarylphosphine (PAr3) result in the formation of triarylphosphine oxide (OPAr3). The electronic dependence of this reaction was studied by comparing the rates of oxygen atom transfer for various para-substituted triaryl phosphines in the presence of CO. From these experiments a reaction constant ? = -0.29 was obtained from the Hammett plot. This suggests that the oxygen atom transfer reaction is consistent with nucleophilic attack of phosphorus on an electrophilic metal oxo. To the best of our knowledge, these are the first examples of mono-oxo d(2) metal complexes in which the oxo ligand exhibits ambiphilic reactivity. PMID:23725588

  11. Manipulating the Lateral Diffusion of Surface-Anchored EGF Demonstrates that Receptor Clustering Modulates its Phosphorylation Levels

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    Stabley, Daniel; Retterer, Scott T; Marshal, Stephen; Salaita, Khalid

    2013-01-01

    Upon activation, the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor becomes phosphorylated and triggers a vast signaling network that has profound effects on cell growth. The EGF receptor is observed to assemble into clusters after ligand binding and tyrosine kinase autophosphorylation, but the role of these assemblies in the receptor signaling pathway remains unclear. To address this question, we measured the phosphorylation of EGFR when the EGF ligand was anchored onto laterally mobile and immobile surfaces. We found that cells generated clusters of ligand-receptor complex on mobile EGF surfaces, and generated a lower ratio of phosphorylated EGFR to EGF than when compared to immobilized EGF that is unable to cluster. This result was verified by tuning the lateral assembly of ligand-receptor complexes on the surface of living cells using patterned supported lipid bilayers. Nanoscale metal lines fabricated into the supported membrane constrained lipid diffusion and EGF receptor assembly into micron and sub-micron scale corrals. Single cell analysis indicated that clustering impacts EGF receptor activation, and larger clusters (> 1 m2) of ligand-receptor complex generated lower EGF receptor phosphorylation per ligand than smaller assemblies (< 1 m2) in HCC1143 cells that were engaged to ligand-functionalized surfaces. We investigated EGFR clustering by treating cells with compounds that disrupt the cytoskeleton (Latrunculin-B), clathrin-mediated endocytosis (Pitstop2), and inhibit EGFR activation (Gefitinib). These results help elucidate the nature of large-scale EGFR clustering, thus underscoring the general significance of receptor spatial organization in tuning function.

  12. A new soft transglenoidal suture anchor for arthroscopic labrum fixation.

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    Landsiedl, Franz; Wlk, Matthias V; Petje, Gerd; Aigner, Nicolas

    2004-10-01

    Inherent in most transglenoidal suture stabilization techniques of unstable shoulders is the unreliable fixation of posterior knots on the fascia. The transglenoidal suture anchor (TSA) technique overcomes this disadvantage. The TSA is a 1.5-cm loop of a No. 3 braided polyester thread with 5 knots. The loop is loaded with 1 or 2 sutures. Using a transglenoidal shuttle suture, it is pulled into a transglenoidal drill hole from the back in a retrograde fashion. The anchor is stopped at the posterior cortex of the glenoid by the knot. Using an arthroscopic suture passer technique (Bird Beak; Arthrex, Naples, FL) sutures are applied in the anterior-inferior part of the capsule, tied with a self-locking sliding knot, and secured with 2 or 3 additional throws. Two or 3 TSAs with 1 or 2 threads per anchor are used in most cases. The ultimate failure load of 10 samples of the anchor was tested with porcine scapulae. It was more than 156 N in every case. This technique enables the surgeon to use up to 4 anchors in the unstable shoulder with 1 or 2 sutures per anchor. The anchors are inexpensive. No problems are encountered in case of revision. There is no abrasion in the eyelet of the anchor as with metallic anchors and no synovitis as with some absorbable anchors. PMID:15483554

  13. Biodegradable shoulder anchors have unique modes of failure.

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    Barber, F Alan

    2007-03-01

    Biodegradable suture anchors have facilitated and revolutionized arthroscopic tissue-to-bone repair, especially in the shoulder. However, the anchor is but a part of the repair construct, which also includes a suture, tied in a knot, that attaches the tissue (tendon or labrum) to bone. Bioabsorbable anchors may result in loose bodies. Two cases are reported as sentinel events highlighting this potential risk. In the first case, combining a nonabsorbable suture (forming the anchor eyelet) with an anchor body made from rapidly degrading copolymer resulted in the suture becoming a loose body as the anchor body reabsorbed. In the second case, a portion of the eyelet and upper screw thread, itself composed of a biodegradable copolymer, became a loose body as the anchor absorbed, perhaps because the eyelet became proud with regard to the host bone during cyclic loading. Biodegradable anchors offer many advantages over metal anchors but do not eliminate the risk of a glenohumeral loose body. Unexpected postoperative symptoms such as painful catching, popping, or "squeaking" may indicate a glenohumeral loose body and warrant an arthroscopic evaluation. In the future, improved shoulder suture anchor design may lower the risk of this complication. PMID:17349477

  14. Synthesis, Characterization, Antimicrobial, DNA Cleavage, and In Vitro Cytotoxic Studies of Some Metal Complexes of Schiff Base Ligand Derived from Thiazole and Quinoline Moiety

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    Yernale, Nagesh Gunvanthrao; Bennikallu Hire Mathada, Mruthyunjayaswamy

    2014-01-01

    A novel Schiff base ligand N-(4-phenylthiazol-2yl)-2-((2-thiaxo-1,2-dihydroquinolin-3-yl)methylene)hydrazinecarboxamide (L) obtained by the condensation of N-(4-phenylthiazol-2-yl)hydrazinecarboxamide with 2-thioxo-1,2-dihydroquinoline-3-carbaldehyde and its newly synthesized Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II), and Zn(II) complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis and various spectral studies like FT-IR, 1H NMR, ESI mass, UV-Visible, ESR, TGA/DTA, and powder X-ray diffraction studies. The Schiff base ligand (L) behaves as tridentate ONS donor and forms the complexes of type [ML(Cl)2] with square pyramidal geometry. The Schiff base ligand (L) and its metal complexes have been screened in vitro for their antibacterial and antifungal activities by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) method. The DNA cleavage activity of ligand and its metal complexes were studied using plasmid DNA pBR322 as a target molecule by gel electrophoresis method. The brine shrimp bioassay was also carried out to study the in vitro cytotoxicity properties for the ligand and its metal complexes against Artemia salina. The results showed that the biological activities of the ligand were found to be increased on complexation. PMID:24729778

  15. Spectroscopic and biological studies of new mononuclear metal complexes of a bidentate NN and NO hydrazone-oxime ligand derived from egonol.

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    Babahan, Ilknur; Emirda?-ztrk, Safiye; Poyrazo?lu-oban, Esin

    2015-04-15

    A novel ligand, vicinal dioxime ligand (egonol-hydrazone glyoxime) (LH2) was synthesized and characterized using (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, MS, AAS, infrared spectroscopy, and magnetic susceptibility measurements. Mononuclear nickel (II), copper (II) and cobalt (II) complexes with a metal:ligand ratio of 1:2 for LH2 were also synthesized. Zn(II) forms complex [Zn(LH)Cl2] with a metal to ligand ratio of 1:1. IR spectrum shows that the ligand act in a bidentate manner and coordinates N4 donor groups of the ligands to Ni(II), Cu(II), Co(II) and Zn(II) ions. The detection of H-bonding (OH?O) in the [M(LH)2] metal complexes by IR spectra supported the square-planar MN4 coordination of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Co(II) complexes. The antimicrobial activities of compounds LH2 and their Ni(II), Cu(II), Co(II) and Zn(II) complexes were evaluated using the disc diffusion method against 16 bacteria and 5 yeasts. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) against all the bacteria and yeasts were also determined. Among the attempted test compounds, it is showed that all the compounds (L, LH2, [Ni(LH)2], [Cu(LH)2], [Co(LH)2(H2O)2], [Zn(LH)Cl2]) were effective against used test microorganisms. PMID:25686861

  16. Spectroscopic and biological studies of new mononuclear metal complexes of a bidentate NN and NO hydrazone-oxime ligand derived from egonol

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    Babahan, Ilknur; Emirdağ-Öztürk, Safiye; Poyrazoğlu-Çoban, Esin

    2015-04-01

    A novel ligand, vicinal dioxime ligand (egonol-hydrazone glyoxime) (LH2) was synthesized and characterized using 1H NMR, 13C NMR, MS, AAS, infrared spectroscopy, and magnetic susceptibility measurements. Mononuclear nickel (II), copper (II) and cobalt (II) complexes with a metal:ligand ratio of 1:2 for LH2 were also synthesized. Zn(II) forms complex [Zn(LH)Cl2] with a metal to ligand ratio of 1:1. IR spectrum shows that the ligand act in a bidentate manner and coordinates N4 donor groups of the ligands to NiII, CuII, CoII and ZnII ions. The detection of H-bonding (Osbnd H⋯O) in the [M(LH)2] metal complexes by IR spectra supported the square-planar MN4 coordination of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Co(II) complexes. The antimicrobial activities of compounds LH2 and their Ni(II), Cu(II), Co(II) and Zn(II) complexes were evaluated using the disc diffusion method against 16 bacteria and 5 yeasts. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) against all the bacteria and yeasts were also determined. Among the attempted test compounds, it is showed that all the compounds (L, LH2, [Ni(LH)2], [Cu(LH)2], [Co(LH)2(H2O)2], [Zn(LH)Cl2]) were effective against used test microorganisms.

  17. Tuning the metal-adsorbate chemical bond through the ligand effect on platinum subsurface alloys.

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    Anniyev, Toyli; Kaya, Sarp; Rajasekaran, Srivats; Ogasawara, Hirohito; Nordlund, Dennis; Nilsson, Anders

    2012-07-27

    Scratching beneath the surface: Pt-M(3d)-Pt(111) (M(3d) = Co, Ni) bimetallic subsurface alloys have been designed to show the ligand effect tunes reactivity in oxygen and hydrogen adsorption systems. The platinum-oxygen bond order was investigated by oxygen atom projection in the occupied and unoccupied space using X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). PMID:22711521

  18. Molecular tectonics of mixed-ligand metal-organic frameworks: Positional isomeric effect, and structural diversification

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    Cai, Hua; Xu, Chong; Zhou, Yu-Ping; Tong, Xiao-Qiang; Guo, Ying

    2016-03-01

    To explore the influence of three structurally different polycarboxylate ligands H2L1 to H4L3 in the system Cd(II)/PPAN, three coordination polymers, formulated as {Cd2(PPAA)2(L1)2}n (1), {[Cd2(PPAA)2(HL2) (H2O)].2H2O}n (2), {Cd2(PPAN)2(L3) (H2O)2}n (3) have been obtained under similar conditions (PPAA- = 2-(3-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)acetate, PPAN = 2-(3-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)acetonitrile, H2L1 = 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, H3L2 = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid, H4L3 = 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid). In 1-2, PPAN are hydrolyzed into a novel PPAA- ligand. The structure determination reveals that complex 1 contains 1D double chains of {[Cd(PPAA)]+}n cation structural units, which are further extended by these μ3-(L1)2- ligands forming a novel 2D three-layered framework with (4.82)2(43.62.8)2(4383)2(48.66.8) topology. Complex 2 is one-dimensional (1D) ribbon-like chains having two kinds of dimerics [Cd(PPAA)]2 and [Cd(COO)]2 subunits and dimeric Cd(II) units bridged by μ3-(HL2)2- ligands. Complex 3 shows an undulating 2D (4, 4)-network by μ4-(L3)4-. In addition, photoluminescent properties of three coordination polymers were also investigated in this paper.

  19. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, electrochemistry and biological evaluation of some binuclear transition metal complexes of bicompartmental ONO donor ligands containing benzo[b]thiophene moiety

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    Mahendra Raj, K.; Vivekanand, B.; Nagesh, G. Y.; Mruthyunjayaswamy, B. H. M.

    2014-02-01

    A series of new binucleating Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) complexes of bicompartmental ligands with ONO donor were synthesized. The ligands were obtained by the condensation of 3-chloro-6-substituted benzo[b]thiophene-2-carbohydrazides and 4,6-diacetylresorcinol. The synthesized ligands and their complexes were characterized by elemental analysis and various spectroscopic techniques. Elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, ESI-mass, UV-Visible, TG-DTA, magnetic measurements, molar conductance and powder-XRD data has been used to elucidate their structures. The bonding sites are the oxygen atom of amide carbonyl, azomethine nitrogen and phenolic oxygen for ligands 1 and 2. The binuclear nature of the complexes was confirmed by ESR spectral data. TG-DTA studies for some complexes showed the presence of coordinated water molecules and the final product is the metal oxide. All the complexes were investigated for their electrochemical activity, only the Cu(II) complexes showed the redox property. Cu(II) complexes were square planar, whereas Co(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) complexes were octahedral. Powder-XRD pattern have been studied in order to test the degree of crystallinity of the complexes and unit cell calculations were made. In order to evaluate the effect of antimicrobial activity of metal ions upon chelation, both the ligands and their metal complexes were screened for their antibacterial and antifungal activities by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) method. The results showed that the metal complexes were found to be more active than free ligands. The DNA cleaving capacities of all the complexes were analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis method against supercoiled plasmid DNA. Among the compounds tested for antioxidant capacity, ligand 1 displayed excellent activity than its metal complexes.

  20. A theoretical investigation into the luminescent properties of d8-transition-metal complexes with tetradentate Schiff base ligands.

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    Tong, Glenna So Ming; Chow, Pui Keong; To, Wai-Pong; Kwok, Wai-Ming; Che, Chi-Ming

    2014-05-19

    A theoretical investigation on the luminescence efficiency of a series of d(8) transition-metal Schiff base complexes was undertaken. The aim was to understand the different photophysics of [M-salen](n) complexes (salen = N,N'-bis(salicylidene)ethylenediamine; M = Pt, Pd (n = 0); Au (n = +1)) in acetonitrile solutions at room temperature: [Pt-salen] is phosphorescent and [Au-salen](+) is fluorescent, but [Pd-salen] is nonemissive. Based on the calculation results, it was proposed that incorporation of electron-withdrawing groups at the 4-position of the Schiff base ligand should widen the (3)MLCT-(3)MC gap (MLCT = metal-to-ligand charge transfer and MC = metal centered, that is, the dd excited state); thus permitting phosphorescence of the corresponding Pd(II) Schiff base complex. Although it is experimentally proven that [Pd-salph-4E] (salph = N,N'-bis(salicylidene)-1,2-phenylenediamine; 4E means an electron-withdrawing substituent at the 4-position of the salicylidene) displays triplet emission, its quantum yield is low at room temperature. The corresponding Pt(II) Schiff base complex, [Pt-salph-4E], is also much less emissive than the unsubstituted analogue, [Pt-salph]. Thus, a detailed theoretical analysis of how the substituent and central metal affected the photophysics of [M-salph-X] (X is a substituent on the salph ligand, M = Pt or Pd) was performed. Temperature effects were also investigated. The simple energy gap law underestimated the nonradiative decay rates and was insufficient to account for the temperature dependence of the nonradiative decay rates of the complexes studied herein. On the other hand, the present analysis demonstrates that inclusions of low-frequency modes and the associated frequency shifts are decisive in providing better quantitative estimates of the nonradiative decay rates and the experimentally observed temperature effects. Moreover, spin-orbit coupling, which is often considered only in the context of radiative decay rate, has a significant role in determining the nonradiative rate as well. PMID:24715418

  1. Preorganized and immobilized ligands for metal ion separations. Final report, June, 1994--May, 1997

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    Paine, R.T.

    1997-12-01

    Historically, much of the interest shown in f-element ion coordination chemistry has been driven by practical needs to devise separation schemes for lanthanide (Ln) and actinide (An) ions. However, few of the separations are completely satisfactory, and the basic chemical framework needed to achieve improvements is still poorly developed. As a result, studies of the fundamental aspects of f-element coordination chemistry are still pertinent not only to the evolution of improved separations, but also waste remediation, biological and medical applications of Ln ions, biochemistry of An ion decorporation, and new solid state materials preparations. The research objectives during the present grant period were to (1) synthesize new bifunctional and trifunctional chelating ligands, particularly in the class of new phosphonopyridine N-oxides; (2) characterize the structural features of the Ln and An coordination complexes formed by these ligands; (3) determine the extraction efficacy of these ligands; and (4) explore synthetic approaches for formation of dendritic polymers containing phosphoryl terminating groups. Some highlights of recently accomplished work and still-in-progress research are outlined.

  2. Syntheses, crystal structures, anticancer activities of three reduce Schiff base ligand based transition metal complexes

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    Chang, Hui-Qin; Jia, Lei; Xu, Jun; Zhu, Tao-Feng; Xu, Zhou-Qing; Chen, Ru-Hua; Ma, Tie-Liang; Wang, Yuan; Wu, Wei-Na

    2016-02-01

    Three nickel(II) complexes, [Ni2(L1)2(tren)2(H2O)](ClO4)3 (1), [NiL2(tren)2](ClO4)·2.5H2O (2), [NiL2(tren)2]I·1.5H2O·CH3OH (3) based on amino acid reduced Schiff ligands are synthesized and characterized by physico-chemical and spectroscopic methods. The results show that in all complexes, the amino acid ligand is deprotonated and acts as an anionic ligand. In the dinuclear complex 1, each Ni(II) atom has a distorted octahedron geometry while with different coordination environment. However, the complexes 2 and 3 are mononuclear, almost with the same coordination environment. Furthermore, in vitro experiments are carried out, including MTT assay, Annexin V/PI flow cytometry and western blotting, to assess whether the complexes have antitumor effect. And the results show that all the three complexes have moderate anticancer activity towards human hepatic cancer (HepG2), human cervical cancer (HeLa) and human prostate (PC3) cell lines, in a concentration dependent way. The complex 1 exhibit higher cytotoxicity than the other two complexes and can induce human hepatic cancer cell (HepG2) to cell apoptosis by activating caspase 3.

  3. New route to complexes having substituted quinoline-2-thiolate ligands through the metal-assisted coupling and cyclization of aryl isothiocyanates to alkyne ligands

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    Adams, R.D.; Chen, Linfeng; Wu, Wengan

    1993-07-01

    Reactions of the lightly stabilized dimetalated olefin complex Re(CO){sub 4}[trans-{mu}-HC=C(CO{sub 2}Me)]Re-(CO){sub 4}(NCMe) (1) with p-tolylisothiocyanate has yielded the complex Re(CO){sub 4}[(E)-HC=C(CO{sub 2}Me)C=N (C{sub 6}H{sub 4}-p-Me)S]Re(CO){sub 4} (2; 58% yield) by insertion of the isothiocyanate into the substituted Re-C bond. When 2 is treated with I{sub 2} in the presence of UV radiation, the tolyl ring cyclizes with the unsubstituted end of the metalated olefin to yield a new substituted quinoline-1-thiolate ligand in the complex Re{sub 2}(CO){sub 7}[{mu}-2-S-3-CO{sub 2-}Me-6-Me-NC{sub 9}H{sub 4}] ({mu}-I) (3; 18% yield). Complexes 2 and 3 were characterized by IR, {sup 1}H NMR, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Crystal data: for 2, space group P2{sub 1}/c, a = 10.317 (1) {angstrom}, b = 15.819(2) {angstrom}, c = 15.448-(3) {angstrom}, {beta} = 103.26(1){degrees}, Z =4,2415 reflections, R = 0.027; for 3{center_dot}CH{sub 2}Cl{sub 2}, P{bar 1}, a = 10.204(4) {angstrom}, b = 13.733(6) {angstrom}, c = 9.877 (2) {angstrom}, {alpha} = 91.18(3){degrees}, {beta} = 96.17(3){degrees}, {gamma} = 74.78(3){degrees}, Z = 2,2746 reflections, R = 0.038.

  4. Role of the central metal ion and ligand charge in the DNA binding and modification by metallosalen complexes.

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    Mandal, S S; Varshney, U; Bhattacharya, S

    1997-01-01

    Several metal complexes of three different functionalized salen derivatives have been synthesized. The salens differ in terms of the electrostatic character and the location of the charges. The interactions of such complexes with DNA were first investigated in detail by UV-vis absorption titrimetry. It appears that the DNA binding by most of these compounds is primarily due to a combination of electrostatic and other modes of interactions. The melting temperatures of DNA in the presence of various metal complexes were higher than that of the pure DNA. The presence of additional charge on the central metal ion core in the complex, however, alters the nature of binding. Bis-cationic salen complexes containing central Ni(II) or Mn(III) were found to induce DNA strand scission, especially in the presence of co-oxidant as revealed by plasmid DNA cleavage assay and also on the basis of the autoradiogram obtained from their respective high-resolution sequencing gels. Modest base selectivity was observed in the DNA cleavage reactions. Comparisons of the linearized and supercoiled forms of DNA in the metal complex-mediated cleavage reactions reveal that the supercoiled forms are more susceptible to DNA scission. Under suitable conditions, the DNA cleavage reactions can be induced either by preformed metal complexes or by in situ complexation of the ligand in the presence of the appropriate metal ion. Also revealed was the fact that the analogous complexes containing Cu(II) or Cr(III) did not effect any DNA strand scission under comparable conditions. Salens with pendant negative charges on either side of the precursor salicylaldehyde or ethylenediamine fragments did not bind with DNA. Similarly, metallosalen complexes with net anionic character also failed to induce any DNA modification activities. PMID:9404652

  5. Syntheses, crystal structures, and optical properties of five metal complexes constructed from a V-shaped thiophene-containing ligand and different dicarboxylate ligands.

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    Shi, Zhi-Qiang; Guo, Zi-Jian; Zheng, He-Gen

    2014-09-21

    Five new metal complexes, {[Ni(DIDP)(m-bdc)(H2O)]5H2O}n (1), {[Zn(DIDP)(hfipbb)]2DMA}n (2), {[Zn(DIDP)(4,4'-sdb)]H2O}n (3), {[Co(DIDP)(p-bdc)]}n (4), and {[Co2(DIDP)(hfipbb)2]H2O}n (5), have been synthesized by reactions of the corresponding metal ions with a V-shaped ligand 2,8-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)dibenzothiophene (DIDP) and different aromatic dicarboxylic acids, namely isophthalic acid (m-H2bdc), terephthalic acid (p-H2bdc), 4,4'-(hexafluoroisopropylidene)bis(benzoic acid) (H2hfipbb), and 4,4'-sulfonyldicarboxylic acid (4,4'-H2sdb), respectively. The structures of the complexes were determined by X-ray single-crystal diffraction. Complex 1 is a 1D chain structure containing a one-dimensional channel along the a direction and is further extended via O-HS hydrogen bonds and C-H? stacking interactions into a 3D framework. Complex 2 exhibits a quasi 2D + 2D ? 2D with parallel polycatenation of 2D (4, 4) nets. Complex 3 displays an unusual 2D + 2D ? 3D parallel polycatenated framework based on a 2D 6(3)-hcb network. Complex 4 shows a 2D 4-connected {4(4)6(2)}-sql network containing a one-dimensional channel along the b direction. The adjacent 2D networks are further extended via C-HO hydrogen bonds into a 3D supramolecular framework. Complex 5 features a 2-fold interpenetrating 3D framework with a 6-connected {4(12)6(3)} pcu topology. Furthermore, the thermal stability for 1-5 and luminescence properties of 2 and 3 have been studied. Moreover, the solid-state UV-visible spectroscopy experiments show that complexes 1-5 are all optical semiconductors with band gaps of 3.06, 3.18, 3.23, 2.98, and 3.17 eV, respectively. PMID:25050987

  6. Selective fluorescence sensors for detection of nitroaniline and metal Ions based on ligand-based luminescent metal-organic frameworks

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    Yu, Zongchao; Wang, Fengqin; Lin, Xiangyi; Wang, Chengmiao; Fu, Yiyuan; Wang, Xiaojun; Zhao, Yongnan; Li, Guodong

    2015-12-01

    Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous crystalline materials with high potential for applications in fluorescence sensors. In this work, two solvent-induced Zn(II)-based metal-organic frameworks, Zn3L3(DMF)2 (1) and Zn3L3(DMA)2(H2O)3 (2) (L=4,4?-stilbenedicarboxylic acid), were investigated as selective sensing materials for detection of nitroaromatic compounds and metal ions. The sensing experiments show that 1 and 2 both exhibit selective fluorescence quenching toward nitroaniline with a low detection limit. In addition, 1 exhibits high selectivity for detection of Fe3+ and Al3+ by significant fluorescence quenching or enhancement effect. While for 2, it only exhibits significant fluorescence quenching effect for Fe3+. The results indicate that 1 and 2 are both promising fluorescence sensors for detecting and recognizing nitroaniline and metal ions with high sensitivity and selectivity.

  7. Synthesis and spectroscopic studies of some transition metal complexes of a novel Schiff base ligands derived from 5-phenylazo-salicyladehyde and o-amino benzoic acid

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    Refat, Moamen S.; El-Deen, Ibrahim M.; Ibrahim, Hassan K.; El-Ghool, Samir

    2006-12-01

    Cu(II), Mn(II), Ni(II), and Zn(II) metal complexes with novel heterocyclic Schiff base derived from 5-phenyl azo-salicyladehyde and o-amino benzoic acid have been synthesized and characterized on the basis of elemental analyses, electronic, IR, and 1H NMR spectra, and also by aid of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray powder diffraction, molar ratio measurements, molar conductivity measurements, and thermogravimetric analyses. It has been found that the Schiff base behaves as neutral tridentate (ONO) ligand forming chelates with 1:1 (metal:ligand) stoichiometry.

  8. Exploiting metal-ligand bifunctional reactions in the design of iron asymmetric hydrogenation catalysts.

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    Morris, Robert H

    2015-05-19

    This is an Account of our development of iron-based catalysts for the asymmetric transfer hydrogenation (ATH) and asymmetric pressure hydrogenation (AH) of ketones and imines. These chemical processes provide enantiopure alcohols and amines for use in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, fragrance, and other fine chemical industries. Fundamental principles of bifunctional reactivity obtained by studies of ruthenium catalysts by Noyori's group and our own with tetradentate ligands with tertiary phosphine and secondary amine donor groups were applied to improve the performance of these first iron(II) catalysts. In particular the correct positioning of a bifunctional H-Fe-NH unit in an iron hydride amine complex leads to exceptional catalyst activity because of the low energy barrier of dihydrogen transfer to the polar bond of the substrate. In addition the ligand structure with this NH group along with an asymmetric array of aryl groups orients the incoming substrate by hydrogen-bonding, and steric interactions provide the hydrogenated product in high enantioselectivity for several classes of substrates. Enantiomerically pure diamines or diphenylphosphino-amine compounds are used as the source of the asymmetry in the tetradentate ligands formed by the condensation of the amines with dialkyl- or diaryl-phosphinoaldehydes, a synthesis that is templated by Fe(II). The commercially available ortho-diphenylphosphinobenzaldehyde was used in the initial studies, but then diaryl-phosphinoacetaldehydes were found to produce much more effective ligands for iron(II). Once the mechanism of catalysis became clearer, the iron-templated synthesis of (S,S)-PAr2CH2CH2NHCHPhCHPhNH2 ligand precursors was developed to specifically introduce a secondary amine in the precatalyst structures. The reaction of a precatalyst with strong base yields a key iron-amido complex that reacts with isopropanol (in ATH) or dihydrogen (in AH) to generate an iron hydride with the Fe-H bond parallel to the secondary amine N-H. In the AH reactions, the correct acidity of the intermediate iron-dihydrogen complex and correct basicity of the amide are important factors for the heterolytic splitting of the dihydrogen to generate the H-Fe-N-H unit; the acidity of dihydrogen complexes including those found in hydrogenases can be estimated by a simple additive ligand acidity constant method. The placement of the hydridic-protonic Fe-HHN interaction in the asymmetric catalyst structure influences the enantioinduction. The sense of enantioinduction is predictable from the structure of the H-Fe-N-H-containing catalyst interacting with the ketone in the same way as related H-Ru-N-H-containing catalysts. The modular construction of the catalysts permits large variations in order to produce alcohol or amine products with enantiomeric excess in the 90-100% range in several cases. PMID:25897779

  9. DFT study on the selectivity of complexation of metal cations with a dioxadithia crown ether ligand.

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    Korchowiec, Jacek; Korchowiec, Beata; Priebe, Waldemar; Rogalska, Ewa

    2008-12-25

    The interactions of a dioxadithia crown ether ligand with Li(+), Na(+), K(+), Mg(2+), Ca(2+), and Zn(2+) cations were investigated using density functional theory (DFT) modeling. The modeling was undertaken to gain insight into the mechanism of the selective complexation of the mono- and dications observed with this ligand experimentally. Two types of conformationally different complexes were located with both mono- and dications. In the first conformer, the cation is bonded to the ether oxygens; in the second conformer, the cation is bonded to the alkoxy and suger oxygens. In general, the complexes formed with dications were found to be more stable than those with monocations, with the stability decreasing with the period number within a given periodic table group of elements. The highest stability was observed for the complexes formed with zinc. The complex formed with lithium was the most stable among those involving monovalent cations. The system interaction energy was decomposed into electrostatic (ES), polarization (P), charge-transfer (CT), exchange (EX), and geometry-deformation (DEF) contributions using the self-consistent charge and configuration method for subsystems (SCCCMS). The stabilizing energy components (ES, P, and CT) exhibit the same trend as the total interaction energy, whereas the destabilizing contributions (EX and DEF) exhibit the opposite trend. It was found that the main contributions responsible for stabilization of the dicationic systems are the P and ES energies; in the monocationic systems, the CT stabilization is equally important. The gas-phase preferences changed when the solvent effect was included. The dioxadithia crown ether ligand preserved its selectivity toward Zn(2+), but the selectivity sequence toward monovalent cations was reversed. PMID:19055400

  10. Metal-ligand cooperation in catalytic intramolecular hydroamination: a computational study of iridium-pyrazolato cooperative activation of aminoalkenes.

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    Tobisch, Sven

    2012-06-01

    The present study comprehensively explores diverse mechanistic pathways for intramolecular hydroamination of prototype 2,2-dimethyl-4-penten-1-amine by Cp*Ir chloropyrazole (1; Cp*=pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) in the presence of KOtBu base with the aid of density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The most accessible mechanistic pathway for catalytic turnover commences from Cp*Ir pyrazolato (Pz) substrate adduct 2?S, representing the catalytically competent compound and proceeds via initial electrophilic activation of the olefin C=C bond by the metal centre. It entails 1) facile and reversible anti nucleophilic amine attack on the iridium-olefin linkage; 2) Ir-C bond protonolysis via stepwise transfer of the ammonium N-H proton at the zwitterionic [Cp*IrPz-alkyl] intermediate onto the metal that is linked to turnover-limiting, reductive, cycloamine elimination commencing from a high-energy, metastable [Cp*IrPz-hydrido-alkyl] species; and 3) subsequent facile cycloamine liberation to regenerate the active catalyst species. The amine-iridium bound 2?a?S likely corresponds to the catalyst resting state and the catalytic reaction is expected to proceed with a significant primary kinetic isotope. This study unveils the vital role of a supportive hydrogen-bonded network involving suitably aligned ?-basic pyrazolato and cycloamido moieties together with an external amine molecule in facilitating metal protonation and reductive elimination. Cooperative hydrogen bonding thus appears pivotal for effective catalysis. The mechanistic scenario is consonant with catalyst performance data and furthermore accounts for the variation in performance for [Cp*IrPz] compounds featuring a ?- or ?-basic pyrazolato unit. As far as the route that involves amine N-H bond activation is concerned, a thus far undocumented pathway for concerted amidoalkene ? cycloamine conversion through olefin protonation by the pyrazole N-H concurrent with N-C ring closure is disclosed as a favourable scenario. Although not practicable in the present system, this pathway describes a novel mechanistic variant in late transition metal-ligand bifunctional hydroamination catalysis that can perhaps be viable for tailored catalyst designs. The insights revealed herein concerning the operative mechanism and the structure-reactivity relationships will likely govern the rational design of late transition metal-ligand bifunctional catalysts and facilitate further conceptual advances in the area. PMID:22549963

  11. Quantum chemical calculations on metal dications solvated by formaldehyde, acetone and DMSO ligands

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    El-Nahas, Ahmed M.

    2002-10-01

    Ab initio and DFT calculations have been carried out to explore the thermodynamic and/or kinetic stabilities of M 2+L complexes (M=Be, Mg, Ca, and Zn, L=formaldehyde, acetone, and DMSO). Based on the computational data, all of the investigated monoligated doubly charged metal cation complexes are expected to be observable in the gas phase. In addition to thermodynamic stability, the kinetic energy barriers further stabilize the monoligated doubly charged metal cations. Thermodynamically unstable complexes are stabilized by Coulomb barriers. Monoligated metal dications have been classified into metastable and thermodynamically stable species. Comparison with experiments indicates agreement for magnesium and calcium containing systems.

  12. High current density electrodeposition of silver from silver-containing liquid metal salts with pyridine-N-oxide ligands.

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    Sniekers, Jeroen; Brooks, Neil R; Schaltin, Stijn; Van Meervelt, Luc; Fransaer, Jan; Binnemans, Koen

    2014-01-28

    New cationic silver-containing ionic liquids were synthesized and used as non-aqueous electrolytes for the electrodeposition of silver layers. In the liquid state of these ionic liquids, a silver (i) cation is coordinated by pyridine-N-oxide (py-O) ligands in a 1?:?3 metal-to-ligand ratio, although in some cases a different stoichiometry of the silver center crystallized out. As anions, bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (Tf2N), trifluoromethanesulfonate (OTf), methanesulfonate (OMs) and nitrate were used, yielding compounds with the formulae [Ag(py-O)3][Tf2N], [Ag(py-O)3][OTf], [Ag(py-O)3][OMs] and [Ag(py-O)3][NO3], respectively. The compounds were characterized by CHN analysis, FTIR, NMR, DSC, TGA and the electrodeposition of silver was investigated by cyclic voltammetry, linear potential scans, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX). With the exception of [Ag(py-O)3][Tf2N], which melts at 108 C, all the silver(i) compounds have a melting point below 80 C and were tested as electrolytes for silver electrodeposition. Interestingly, very high current densities were observed at a potential of -0.5 V vs. Ag/Ag(+) for the compounds with fluorine-free anions, i.e. [Ag(py-O)3][NO3] (current density of -10 A dm(-2)) and [Ag(py-O)3][OMs] (-6.5 A dm(-2)). The maximum current density of the compound with the fluorinated anion trifluoromethanesulfonate, [Ag(py-O)3][OTf], was much lower: -2.5 A dm(-2) at -0.5 V vs. Ag/Ag(+). Addition of an excess of ligand to [Ag(py-O)3][OTf] resulted in the formation of the room-temperature ionic liquid [Ag(py-O)6][OTf]. A current density of -5 A dm(-2) was observed at -0.5 V vs. Ag/Ag(+) for this low viscous silver salt. The crystal structures of several silver complexes could be determined by X-ray diffraction, and it was found that several of them had a stoichiometry different from the 1?:?3 metal-to-ligand ratio used in their synthesis. This indicates that the compounds form crystals with a composition different from that of the molten state. The electrochemical properties were measured in the liquid state, where the metal-to-ligand ratio was 1?:?3. Single crystal X-ray diffraction measurements showed that silver(i) is six coordinate in [Ag(py-O)3][Tf2N] and [Ag(py-O)3][OTf], while it is five coordinate in the other complexes. In [Ag3(py-O)8][OTf]3, there are two different coordination environments for silver ions: six coordinate central silver ions and five coordinate for the outer silver ions. In some of the silver(i) complexes, silver-silver interactions were observed in the solid state. PMID:24217798

  13. Interfacial metal flux in ligand mixtures. 3. Unexpected flux enhancement due to kinetic interplay at the consuming surface, computed for aquatic systems.

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    Zhang, Zeshi; Buffle, Jacques

    2009-08-01

    Understanding the processes controlling metal biouptake in a mixture of ligands is a requirement for making predictions on dynamic risk assessment in ecotoxicology. In ligand mixtures, the metal uptake flux, due to the dissociation of non labile complexes, can be significantly enhanced by the presence of ligands forming labile complexes, even when the proportions of the latter are very small in the bulk solution. The flux enhancement results from a peculiar kinetic interplay, at the interface, between the labile and non labile species, which influences the lifetime of free metal ion and the reaction layer thickness. An extension of the concept of reaction layer, to multiligand systems, is used here, to explain the physicochemical basis of this flux enhancement and to compute the flux of trace metals in a simple way. This phenomenon is exemplified with four environmentally relevant systems including: (i) simple ligands (Pb-NTA-diglycolate; Cu-OH(-)-CO3(2-)), (ii) fulvic substances (Cu-fulvics-citrate), and (iii) aggregate complexants (Pb-aggregate-CO3(2-)). These examples are typical cases in laboratory experiments, in natural freshwaters and in soil-waters. They show that the flux enhancement effect may occur with all major inorganic and organic environmental complexants. It may be ubiquitous in natural waters or in biological systems and might play an important role in biouptake of toxic or vital metals. PMID:19731674

  14. Transition metal(II) complexes of vitamin B13 with monodentate orotate(1-) ligands

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    Kse, Dursun Ali; Zmreoglu-Karan, Birgl; ?ahin, Onur; Bykgngr, Orhan

    2006-05-01

    The formation of bisorotate(1-) complexes of the type [M(C 5H 3N 2O 4) 2(H 2O) 4] nH 2O (M=Co, Ni, Zn and n=2, 4) was achieved by the reaction of ammonium orotate with the corresponding M(II) ions. The crystal structure of [Co(C 5H 3N 2O 4) 2(H 2O) 4]2H 2O was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Each Co(II) ion in the monomeric Co(C 5H 3N 2O 4) 2(H 2O) 4 units adapts a slightly distorted octahedral geometry comprised of two monodentate orotate anions and four H 2O ligands. Columnar packing of pyrimidine rings along the c axis leads to the formation of layers that propagate parallel to the b axis and the adjacent layers are linked by hydrogen bonds forming a 3D lattice. Complexes of nickel and zinc were assumed to contain monodentate bound orotate ligands as well on the basis of physical and spectroscopic data.

  15. Metal flux and dynamic speciation at (bio)interfaces. Part I: Critical evaluation and compilation of physicochemical parameters for complexes with simple ligands and fulvic/humic substances.

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    Buffle, Jacques; Zhang, Zeshi; Startchev, Konstantin

    2007-11-15

    In the computation of metal flux in aquatic systems, at consuming surfaces like organism membranes, diffusion processes of metal ions, ligands, and complex species, as well as the kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of their chemical interactions, must be considered. The properties of many natural ligands, however, are complicated (formation of successive complexes for simple ligands, polyelectrolytic properties and chemical heterogeneity for macromolecular ligands, large size distribution and fractal structure for suspended aggregates). These properties should be properly modeled to get the correct values of the chemical rate constants and diffusion coefficients required for flux computations. The selection of the most appropriate models and parameter values is far from straightforward. This series of papers discusses the various models and compiles the parameters needed for the three most important types of complexants found in aquatic systems: the small, simple ligands, the fulvic and humic compounds, and the colloidal "particles" or aggregates. In particular, new approaches are presented to compute the rate constants of metal complex formation, with both fulvics/humics and particles/aggregates. The method to include the site distribution of fulvics/humics and the size distribution of particles/aggregates in metal flux computation at consuming interfaces is also discussed in detail. These models and parameters are discussed critically and presented in the same framework, forthe computation of metal flux in presence of any of the above complexants or mixtures. Such parameters, largely spread in the literature, are gathered here and selected specifically for environmental applications. The focus in Part I of the series is on simple ligands and fulvic/humic compounds. Part II deals with particulate and aggregate complexants. PMID:18075065

  16. Disintegration of an absorbable rotator cuff anchor six weeks after implantation.

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    Kelly, James D

    2005-04-01

    Rotator cuff failure by suture-bone or suture anchor pull-out, suture breakage, knot slippage, and tendon pull-out are well described. I report a case of early disintegration of a bioabsorbable suture anchor. A 77-year-old woman underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. On suspecting failure, the repair was repeated 40 days later. Arthroscopy revealed disintegration of the suture loop from the anchor. Open rotator cuff repair was then performed with transosseous suture and metallic anchors. PMID:15800531

  17. Synthesis, thermal and spectral studies of first-row transition metal complexes with Girard-T reagent-based ligand

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    El-Ayaan, Usama; Kenawy, I. M.; Abu El-Reash, Y. G.

    2007-12-01

    The complexing behaviour of 1-acetyltrimethyl ammonium chloride-4-benzoyl thiosemicarbazide (H 2GTBzIT) towards the following first-row transition metal ions namely, Cr(III), Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) have been examined by elemental analysis, magnetic measurements, electronic, IR and 1H NMR. The proton-ligand ionization constants were determined potentiometrically using Irving-Rossotti technique. The stability constants of complexes were also calculated and were found in agreement with the sequence of stability constants of Irving and Williams. Thermal properties and decomposition kinetics of all complexes are investigated. The interpretation, mathematical analysis and evaluation of kinetic parameters ( E, A, ? H, ? S and ? G) of all thermal decomposition stages have been evaluated using Coats-Redfern and Horowitz-Metzger equations.

  18. Highly sensitive and selective fluorescence detection of copper (II) ion based on multi-ligand metal chelation.

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    Zhang, Shan; Yu, Tao; Sun, Mingtai; Yu, Huan; Zhang, Zhongping; Wang, Suhua; Jiang, Hui

    2014-08-01

    A fluorescent probe was synthesized and demonstrated to be highly selective and sensitive in the reaction with copper (II) ion, generating a large variation of the fluorescence intensity in a dose-response manner. The probe contains a dansyl moiety as fluorophore and a multidentate ligand for copper (II) ion recognition. The reaction of the molecular probe with copper (II) ion proceeds rapidly and irreversibly in a 1 to 1 stoichiometric way, leading to the production of stable copper (II) complex, which subsequently results in the quenching of fluorescence. The detection limit for copper (II) ion was measured to be about 2ppb. It was also shown that the probe has high selectivity for copper (II) ion and good anti-interference ability against other transition metal ions. The herein reported very simple and reliable fluorescence probe could be employed for copper (II) ion detection in many aspects. PMID:24881551

  19. Metal-assisted synthesis of unsymmetrical magnolol and honokiol analogs and their biological assessment as GABAA receptor ligands

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    Rycek, Lukas; Puthenkalam, Roshan; Schnrch, Michael; Ernst, Margot; Mihovilovic, Marko D.

    2015-01-01

    We present the synthesis of new derivatives of natural products magnolol (1) and honokiol (2) and their evaluation as allosteric ligands for modulation of GABAA receptor activity. New derivatives were prepared via metal assisted cross-coupling reactions in two consecutive steps. Compounds were tested by means of two-electrode voltage clamp electrophysiology at the ?1?2?2 receptor subtype at low GABA concentrations. We have identified several compounds enhancing GABA induced current (IGABA) in the range similar or even higher than the lead structures. At 3?M, compound 8g enhanced IGABA by factor of 443, compared to 162 and 338 of honokiol and magnolol, respectively. Furthermore, 8g at EC1020 features a much bigger window of separation between the ?1?2?2 and the ?1?1?2 subtypes compared to honokiol, and thus improved subtype selectivity. PMID:25510374

  20. Synthesis and characterization of ML and ML2 metal complexes with amino acid substituted bis(2-picolyl)amine ligands.

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    Škalamera, Đani; Sanders, Ernest; Vianello, Robert; Maršavelski, Aleksandra; Pevec, Andrej; Turel, Iztok; Kirin, Srećko I

    2016-02-21

    Metal complexes with ML or ML2 stoichiometry have been isolated in the reaction of Zn(NO3)2, ZnBr2 or M(NO3)2/NaBF4, M = Zn(ii), Co(ii) or Ni(ii), with either amino acid or amine substituted tridentate nitrogen ligands based on bis(2-picolyl)amine (bpa) or bis(2-quinaldyl)amine (bqa). The stoichiometry (M : L = 1 : 1 or 1 : 2) and stereochemistry (mer, trans-fac or cis-fac) of the products have been studied by NMR and IR spectroscopy, X-ray single crystal analysis and quantum-chemical calculations with an implicit SMD solvation model. PMID:26616422

  1. Synthesis, spectral and thermal studies of some transition metal mixed ligand complexes: Modeling of equilibrium composition and biological activity

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    Neelakantan, M. A.; Sundaram, M.; Nair, M. Sivasankaran

    2011-09-01

    Several mixed ligand Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes of 2-amino-3-hydroxypyridine (AHP) and imidazoles viz., imidazole (him), benzimidazole (bim), histamine (hist) and L-histidine (his) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental and spectral (vibrational, electronic, 1H NMR and EPR) data as well as by magnetic moment values. On the basis of elemental analysis and molar conductance values, all the complexes can be formulated as [MAB]Cl except histidine complexes as MAB. Thermogravimetric studies reveal the presence of coordinated water molecules in most of the complexes. From the magnetic measurements and electronic spectral data, octahedral structure was proposed for Ni(II) and Cu(II)-AHP-his, tetrahedral for Cu(II)-AHP-him/bim/hist, but square planar for the Cu(II)-AHP complex. The g∥/ A∥ calculated supports tetrahedral environment around the Cu(II) in Cu(II)-AHP-him/bim/hist and distorted octahedral for Cu(II)-AHP-his complexes. The morphology of the reported metal complexes was investigated by scanning electron micrographs (SEM). The potentiometric study has been performed in aqueous solution at 37 °C and I = 0.15 mol dm -3 NaClO 4. MABH, MAB and MAB 2 species has been identified in the present systems. Proton dissociation constants of AHP and stability constants of metal complexes were determined using MINIQUAD-75. The most probable structure of the mixed ligand species is discussed based upon their stability constants. The in vitro biological activity of the complexes was tested against the Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria, fungus and yeast. The oxidative DNA cleavage studies of the complexes were performed using gel electrophoresis method. Cu(II) complexes have been found to promote DNA cleavage in presence of biological reductant such as ascorbate and oxidant like hydrogen peroxide.

  2. Composite materials formed with anchored nanostructures

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    Seals, Roland D; Menchhofer, Paul A; Howe, Jane Y; Wang, Wei

    2015-03-10

    A method of forming nano-structure composite materials that have a binder material and a nanostructure fiber material is described. A precursor material may be formed using a mixture of at least one metal powder and anchored nanostructure materials. The metal powder mixture may be (a) Ni powder and (b) NiAl powder. The anchored nanostructure materials may comprise (i) NiAl powder as a support material and (ii) carbon nanotubes attached to nanoparticles adjacent to a surface of the support material. The process of forming nano-structure composite materials typically involves sintering the mixture under vacuum in a die. When Ni and NiAl are used in the metal powder mixture Ni.sub.3Al may form as the binder material after sintering. The mixture is sintered until it consolidates to form the nano-structure composite material.

  3. Manipulating the Lateral Diffusion of Surface-Anchored EGF Demonstrates that Receptor Clustering Modulates Phosphorylation Levels

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    Stabley, D.; Retterer, S.; Marshall, S.; Salaita, K.

    2013-01-01

    Upon activation, the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor becomes phosphorylated and triggers a vast signaling network that has profound effects on cell growth. The EGF receptor is observed to assemble into clusters after ligand binding and tyrosine kinase autophosphorylation, but the role of these assemblies in the receptor signaling pathway remains unclear. To address this question, we measured the phosphorylation of EGFR when the EGF ligand was anchored onto laterally mobile and immobile surfaces. We found that cells generated clusters of ligand-receptor complex on mobile EGF surfaces, and displayed a lower ratio of phosphorylated EGFR to EGF when compared to immobilized EGF that is unable to cluster. This result was verified by tuning the lateral assembly of ligand-receptor complexes on the surface of living cells using patterned supported lipid bilayers. Nanoscale metal lines fabricated into the supported membrane constrained lipid diffusion and EGF receptor assembly into micron and sub-micron scale corrals. Single cell analysis indicated that clustering impacts EGF receptor activation, and larger clusters (> 1 µm2) of ligand-receptor complex generated lower EGF receptor phosphorylation per ligand than smaller assemblies (< 1 µm2) in HCC1143 cells that were engaged to ligand-functionalized surfaces. We investigated the mechanism of EGFR clustering by treating cells with compounds that disrupt the cytoskeleton (Latrunculin-B), clathrin-mediated endocytosis (Pitstop2), and inhibit EGFR activation (Gefitinib). These results help elucidate the nature of large-scale EGFR clustering, thus underscoring the general significance of receptor spatial organization in tuning function. PMID:23416883

  4. Metal-ligand covalency of iron complexes from high-resolution resonant inelastic X-ray scattering.

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    Lundberg, Marcus; Kroll, Thomas; DeBeer, Serena; Bergmann, Uwe; Wilson, Samuel A; Glatzel, Pieter; Nordlund, Dennis; Hedman, Britt; Hodgson, Keith O; Solomon, Edward I

    2013-11-13

    Data from K? resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) have been used to extract electronic structure information, i.e., the covalency of metal-ligand bonds, for four iron complexes using an experimentally based theoretical model. K? RIXS involves resonant 1s?3d excitation and detection of the 2p?1s (K?) emission. This two-photon process reaches similar final states as single-photon L-edge (2p?3d) X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), but involves only hard X-rays and can therefore be used to get high-resolution L-edge-like spectra for metal proteins, solution catalysts and their intermediates. To analyze the information content of K? RIXS spectra, data have been collected for four characteristic ?-donor and ?-back-donation complexes: ferrous tacn [Fe(II)(tacn)2]Br2, ferrocyanide [Fe(II)(CN)6]K4, ferric tacn [Fe(III)(tacn)2]Br3 and ferricyanide [Fe(III)(CN)6]K3. From these spectra metal-ligand covalencies can be extracted using a charge-transfer multiplet model, without previous information from the L-edge XAS experiment. A direct comparison of L-edge XAS and K? RIXS spectra show that the latter reaches additional final states, e.g., when exciting into the e(g) (?*) orbitals, and the splitting between final states of different symmetry provides an extra dimension that makes K? RIXS a more sensitive probe of ?-bonding. Another key difference between L-edge XAS and K? RIXS is the ?-back-bonding features in ferro- and ferricyanide that are significantly more intense in L-edge XAS compared to K? RIXS. This shows that two methods are complementary in assigning electronic structure. The K? RIXS approach can thus be used as a stand-alone method, in combination with L-edge XAS for strongly covalent systems that are difficult to probe by UV/vis spectroscopy, or as an extension to conventional absorption spectroscopy for a wide range of transition metal enzymes and catalysts. PMID:24131028

  5. Zinc ligands in the metal hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens as determined using X-ray absorption spectroscopy

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    Salt, D.E.; Prince, R.C.; Baker, A.J.M.; Raskin, I.; Pickering, I.J.

    1999-03-01

    Using the noninvasive technique of X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), the authors have been able to determine the ligand environment of Zn in different tissues of the Zn-hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens. The majority of intracellular Zn in roots of T. caerulescens was found to be coordinated with histidine. In the xylem sap Zn was found to be transported mainly as the free hydrated Zn{sup 2+} cation with a smaller proportion coordinated with organic acids. In the shoots, Zn coordination occurred mainly via organic acids, with a smaller proportion present as the hydrated cation and coordinated with histidine and the cell wall. Their data suggest that histidine plays an important role in Zn homeostasis in the roots, whereas organic acids are involved in xylem transport and Zn storage in shoots.

  6. Isospecific polymerization of 1-hexene by C1-symmetric half-metallocene dimethyl complexes of group 4 metals with bidentate N-substituted iminomethylpyrrolyl ligands.

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    Yasumoto, Takahiro; Yamamoto, Keishi; Tsurugi, Hayato; Mashima, Kazushi

    2013-07-01

    Non-bridged half-metallocene dimethyl complexes of group 4 metals 2a-4a with an N-4-methoxyphenyl(iminomethyl)pyrrolyl ligand 1a were synthesized and characterized by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray analysis. Upon activation with [Ph3C][B(C6F5)4], these complexes became active catalysts for the polymerization of 1-hexene. A series of hafnium complexes with various N-substituents on the imine group of ligands 1b-1g were also prepared and applied as catalysts for 1-hexene polymerization. The activation parameters for the exchange process between the two methyl groups bound to the metal for Cp*MMe2(R-pyr) complexes were estimated by NMR shape analysis at various temperatures. The findings indicated that the transition state of the ligand flipping process might be associated with the isoselectivity of the polymerization reaction. PMID:23235804

  7. Identification of nonprotein ligands to the metal ions bound to glutamine synthetase

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    Eads, C.D.; LoBrutto, R.; Kumar, A.; Villafranca, J.J.

    1988-01-12

    Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) was used to study the environment of Mn/sup 2 +/ bound to the tight (n/sub 1/) metal ion binding site of glutamine synthetase in the presence of analogues of the tetrahedral adduct, L-methionine (S)-sulfoximine (Met(O)(NM)-S) and L-methionine (R)-sulfoximine (Met(O)(NH)-R). The Mn/sup 2 +/ EPR spectrum in the presence of Met(O)(NH)-S is identical with the previously published spectrum obtained from a mixture of isomers and is characteristic of a highly octahedral metal ion environment with a small zero field splitting. The presence of Met(O)(NH)-R produces and EPR spectrum that appears characteristic of a more distorted metal ion environment, with a larger zero field splitting. These data demonstrate that the two isomers interact differently with the enzyme-bound Mn/sup 2 +/. Broadening of the Mn/sup 2 +/ EPR spectrum in the presence of Met(O)NH) is observed in /sup 17/O-enriched water due to superhyperfine coupling of water to the metal ion. Superhyperfine coupling due to the /sup 14/N nucleus of the imine nitrogen of the sulfoximine moiety of Met(O)(NH)-S but not of Met-(O)(NH)-R has been detected by electron spin-echo envelope modulation spectroscopy. Two intense peaks are evident in the presence of Met(O)(NH)-S with frequencies at 1.7 and 3.3 MHz. These peaks are absent when (/sup 15/N)imine-labeled Met(O)(NH) is used, indicating the presence of the sulfoximine nitrogen of Met(O)(NH)-S in the inner coordination sphere of the metal ion. Taken together, these results suggest a model of the active site in which the metal ion is directly involved in the catalytic mechanism, serving to stabilize the tetrahedral adduct formed from ammonia and ..gamma..-glutamyl phosphate.

  8. Paramagnetic metal effect on the ligand localized S/sub 1/. -->. T/sub 1/ intersystem crossing in the rare-earth-metal complexes and methyl salicylate

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    Tobita, S.; Arakawa, M.; Tanaka, I.

    1985-01-01

    The electronic relaxation processes in the chelates of La/sup 3 +/, Gd/sup 3 +/, Tb/sup 3 +/, and Lu/sup 3 +/ with methyl salicylate have been investigated by measurements of picosecond fluorescence, nanosecond transient absorptions, and quantum yields. The quantum yields of the S/sub 1/ ..-->.. T/sub 1/ intersystem crossing are not appreciably altered by a change in the central metal ions. However, the fluorescence lifetimes are decreased dramatically in the paramagnetic Gd/sup 3 +/ (240 ps) and Tb/sup 3 +/ (<10 ps) complexes compared with those in the diamagnetic La/sup 3 +/ (2.2 ns) and Lu/sup 3 +/ (2.4 ns) complexes. The rate constants derived from these results for the S/sub 1/ ..-->.. T/sub 1/ intersystem crossing, k/sub TM/, in ligands are 5.5 x 10/sup 7/, 7.5 x 10/sup 8/, and 7.9 x 10/sup 7/ s/sup -1/ for the La/sup 3 +/, Gd/sup 3 +/, and Lu/sup 3 +/ complexes, respectively. A large increase of k/sub TM/ is observed in the paramagnetic Gd/sup 3 +/ complexes, which can be attributed to the electron exchange mechanism with ligand ..pi.. electrons. 27 references, 8 figures, 3 tables.

  9. Toward understanding the bonding character in complexes of coinage metals with lone-pair ligands. CCSD(T) and DFT computations.

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    Pateka, Luk F; Rajsk, Tom; Urban, Miroslav

    2013-05-30

    We present CCSD(T) interaction energies and the bonding analysis for complexes of Cu, Ag, and Au with the lone-pair ligands H2O, OF2, OMe2, NH3, NF3, NMe3, H2S, SF2, SMe2, PH3, PF3, PCl3, and PMe3 (ML complexes). Both electron correlation and relativistic effects are crucial in the bonding of all complexes. AuPH3, AuPF3, and AuPCl3 (AuPX3) complexes exhibit particularly large relativistic effects, 30-46 kJ/mol. Upon neglecting relativistic effects, the Au-P bonds almost vanish aside from weak long-range van der Waals interactions. Highest binding energies are computed for complexes with Au, followed by Cu and Ag. For all coinage metals the strongest interactions are computed for PX3 ligands followed by SX2 and NX3 OX2 ligands. Upon methylation the interaction energy rises significantly. Metal-thiol complexes, particularly AuSCH3, form a separate class. Exceptional stability of gold complexes is due to large relativistic enhancement of the electron affinity of Au. Along with the electron affinity of a metal, we link the pattern of interaction energies in ML complexes with ionization potentials (IPs) of ligands. Strong interaction with P containing ligands is attributed to their lower IP and the lone pair ? metal electron donation accompanied with the back-donation characteristic for P containing ligand. Energy data are accompanied with the natural bond orbital analysis. Computationally less demanding DFT computations with the PBE0 functional provide correct pattern of interaction energies when compared with benchmark CCSD(T) results. PMID:23627414

  10. Structural, spectral and biological studies of binuclear tetradentate metal complexes of N 3O Schiff base ligand synthesized from 4,6-diacetylresorcinol and diethylenetriamine

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    Emara, Adel A. A.

    2010-09-01

    The binuclear Schiff base, H 2L, ligand was synthesized by reaction of 4,6-diacetylresorcinol with diethylenetriamine in the molar ratio 1:2. The coordination behavior of the H 2L towards Cu(II), Ni(II), Co(II), Zn(II), Fe(III), Cr(III), VO(IV) and UO 2(VI) ions has been investigated. The elemental analyses, magnetic moments, thermal studies and IR, electronic, 1H NMR, ESR and mass spectra were used to characterize the isolated ligand and its metal complexes. The ligand acts as dibasic with two N 3O-tetradentate sites and can coordinate with two metal ions to form binuclear complexes. The bonding sites are the nitrogen atoms of the azomethine and amine groups and the oxygen atoms of the phenolic groups. The metal complexes exhibit either square planar, tetrahedral, square pyramid or octahedral structures. The Schiff base ligand and its metal complexes were tested against four pathogenic bacteria ( Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes) as Gram-positive bacteria, and ( Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas phaseolicola) as Gram-negative bacteria and two pathogenic fungi ( Fusarium oxysporum and Aspergillus fumigatus) to assess their antimicrobial properties. Most of the complexes exhibit mild antibacterial and antifungal activities against these organisms.

  11. Heterobimetallic metal-complex assemblies constructed from the flexible arm-like ligand 1,1'-bis[(3-pyridylamino)carbonyl]ferrocene: structural versatility in the solid state.

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    Wei, Kai-Ju; Ni, Jia; Liu, Yangzhong

    2010-02-15

    The bidentate ferrocenyl sandwich molecule 1,1'-bis[(3-pyridylamino)carbonyl]ferrocene (3-BPFA) has been employed as an organometallic ligand in reactions with a series of transition metal salts to construct heterobimetallic architectures. X-ray crystallographic characterization reveals that the crystal packing of free ligand 3-BPFA induces spontaneous resolution of helical chains via intermolecular hydrogen bonds. By combining the flexibility from the arm-like molecule (3-BPFA) with the variation of the coordination property from different metal ions and/or the different counteranions, five different types of architectures are prepared: one octahedral coordination cage (copper(II) complex 1); two discrete pseudocapsules for combination of chlorine anions (nickel(II) complex 2 and cobalt(II) complex 3); two dimers with metal-metal interactions (silver(I) complexes 4 and 5); one macrocyclic complex (mercury(II) complex 6); and five two-dimensional mixed-metal-organic frameworks (M'-MOFs) (zinc(II), cadmium(II), and mercury(II) complexes 7-11). The structures of all complexes are characterized in detail by IR, elementary analysis, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The factors inducing the structure variation among the complexes are discussed by taking account of the coordination geometry of different metal ions, the span angle between the two "arms", and the coordination mode of the 3-BPFA ligand. PMID:20095640

  12. YTTRIUM-89 NMR: A POSSIBLE SPIN RELAXATION PROBE FOR STUDYING METAL ION INTERACTIONS WITH ORGANIC LIGANDS

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    The spin-lattice relaxation mechanisms for aqueous and dimethyl sulfoxide solutions of Y(NO3)3 have been found to be mainly spin-rotation and dipolar relaxation with solvent protons, unlike most heavy spin=1/2 metal ions which are relaxed mainly by spin-rotation and chemical shif...

  13. Monomeric group 13 metal(I) amides: enforcing one-coordination through extreme ligand steric bulk.

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    Dange, Deepak; Li, Jiaye; Schenk, Christian; Schnckel, Hansgeorg; Jones, Cameron

    2012-12-01

    Reactions of the extremely bulky amido alkali metal complexes, [KL'(?(6)-toluene)], or in situ generated [LiL'] or [LiL?] {L'/ L? = N(Ar*)(SiR(3)), where Ar* = C(6)H(2){C(H)Ph(2)}(2)Me-2,6,4 and R = Me (L') or Ph (L?)} with group 13 metal(I) halides have yielded a series of monomeric metal(I) amide complexes, [ML'] (M = Ga, In, or Tl) and [ML?] (M = Ga or Tl), all but one of which have been crystallographically characterized. The results of the crystallographic studies, in combination with computational analyses, reveal that the metal centers in these compounds are one coordinate and do not exhibit any significant intra- or intermolecular interactions, other than their N-M linkages. One of the complexes, [InL'], represents the first example of a one-coordinate indium(I) amide. Attempts to extend this study to the preparation of the analogous aluminum(I) amide, [AlL'], were not successful. Despite this, a range of novel and potentially synthetically useful aluminum(III) halide and hydride complexes were prepared en route to [AlL'], the majority of which were crystallographically characterized. These include the alkali metal aluminate complexes, [L'AlH(2)(?-H)Li(OEt(2))(2)(THF)] and [{L'Al(?-H)(3)K}(2)], the neutral amido-aluminum hydride complex, [{L'AlH(?-H)}(2)], and the aluminum halide complexes, [L'AlBr(2)(THF)] and [L'AlI(2)]. Reaction of the latter two systems with a variety of reducing agents led only to intractable product mixtures. PMID:23157174

  14. Blind-Anchor-Nut-Installation Fixture (BANIF)

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    Willey, Norman F., Jr.; Linker, James F.

    1994-01-01

    Blind-anchor-nut-installation fixture, BANIF, developed for replacing or installing anchor nuts in blind holes or other inaccessible places. Attachment of anchor nut to BANIF enables placement of anchor nut on blind side of component.

  15. A mononuclear transition metal single-molecule magnet in a nuclear spin-free ligand environment.

    PubMed

    Fataftah, Majed S; Zadrozny, Joseph M; Rogers, Dylan M; Freedman, Danna E

    2014-10-01

    The high-spin pseudotetrahedral complex [Co(C3S5)2](2-) exhibits slow magnetic relaxation in the absence of an applied dc magnetic field, one of a small number of mononuclear complexes to display this property. Fits to low-temperature magnetization data indicate that this single-molecule magnet possesses a very large and negative axial zero-field splitting and small rhombicity. The presence of single-molecule magnet behavior in a zero-nuclear spin ligand field offers the opportunity to investigate the potential for this molecule to be a qubit, the smallest unit of a quantum information processing (QIP) system. However, simulations of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra and the absence of EPR spectra demonstrate that this molecule is unsuitable as a qubit due to the same factors that promote single molecule magnet behavior. We discuss the influence of rhombic and axial zero-field splitting on QIP applications and the implications for future molecular qubit syntheses. PMID:25198379

  16. Enhanced association for C70 over C60 with a metal complex with corannulene derivate ligands.

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    lvarez, Celedonio M; Garca-Escudero, Luis A; Garca-Rodrguez, Ral; Martn-lvarez, Jose M; Miguel, Daniel; Rayn, Vctor M

    2014-11-14

    The geometry imposed by the coordination sphere around the metal, together with the choice of the "arms" can be advantageously used to build corannulene-based molecular tweezers, which show great affinities for C60 and C70, as revealed by NMR titration experiments, mass spectroscopy, DFT calculations and the single crystal X-ray structural analysis of the compound C60 ?1. PMID:25181755

  17. Cluster synthesis via ligand-arrested solid growth: triethylphosphine-capped fragments of binary metal chalcogenides.

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    Crawford, Nathan R M; Hee, Allan G; Long, Jeffrey R

    2002-12-18

    A new and potentially highly generalizable technique for synthesizing molecular fragments of binary solids is demonstrated through application to selected transition metal chalcogenides. Employing a metal atom reactor, the solids are evaporated with a tungsten heating boat, and the resulting vapor is co-condensed with triethylphosphine. Major cluster products identified from a survey of first-row transition metal sulfides include the known species Cr6S8(PEt3)6, Co6S8(PEt3)6, and Cu12S6(PEt3)8, as well as the unprecedented species Fe4S4(PBun3)4, Ni4S4(PEt3)8, and Cu6S4(PEt3)4. Reactions utilizing Cu2Se resulted in the much larger clusters Cu26Se13(PEt3)14 and Cu70Se35(PEt3)21. The core of the former has a Th-symmetry structure featuring a body-centered icosahedron of Se2- anions, while the latter adopts a triangular structure based on three hexagonal closest packed layers of Se2- anions. In both cases, the Cu+ cations occupy distorted tetrahedral or trigonal planar sites similar to those encountered in Cu2Se; however, emergence of the face-centered cubic anion lattice of the bulk solid is not yet apparent at these cluster sizes. PMID:12475314

  18. NMR and IR spectroscopic examination of the hydrolytic stability of organic ligands in metal alkoxide complexes and of oxygen bridged heterometal bonds

    SciTech Connect

    Hoebbel, D.; Reinert, T.; Schmidt, H.

    1996-12-31

    IR and {sup 13}C NMR investigations of the hydrolytic stabilities of the saturated and unsaturated {beta}-keto ligands acetylacetone (ACAC), ethylacetoacetate (EAA), allylacetoacetate (AAA), methacryloxyethyl-acetoacetate (MEAA) of the Al-, Ti- and Zr-butoxide complexes show a strong dependence on the type of the metal alkoxide and the structure of the organic ligands. The hydrolytic stabilities of the ligands decrease in the order Al->Zr->Ti-alkoxide and ACAC > AAA > EAA {ge} MEAA. Sol-gel reactions of complexes having a weak ligand stability leads to a larger water consumption and to larger particle sizes in sols than those with stable ACAC ligands. Heterometal bonds, i.e. Si-O-Al, Si-O-Ti and Si-O-Zr, in the system diphenylsiloxanediol/metal alkoxide (complex) proved by {sup 29}Si and {sup 17}O NMR are hydrolyzed to a different extent depending on the water amount, the type of the Si-O-M bond and the structure of the heterometal species. The degradation of the heterometal bonds leads to a separation of M-O-M and Si-O-Si bonds which can entail a decreased homogeneity of the materials at a molecular level.

  19. Mixed ligand complexation of some transition metal ions in solution and solid state: Spectral characterization, antimicrobial, antioxidant, DNA cleavage activities and molecular modeling

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    Shobana, Sutha; Dharmaraja, Jeyaprakash; Selvaraj, Shanmugaperumal

    2013-04-01

    Equilibrium studies of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) mixed ligand complexes involving a primary ligand 5-fluorouracil (5-FU; A) and imidazoles viz., imidazole (him), benzimidazole (bim), histamine (hist) and L-histidine (his) as co-ligands(B) were carried out pH-metrically in aqueous medium at 310 ± 0.1 K with I = 0.15 M (NaClO4). In solution state, the stoichiometry of MABH, MAB and MAB2 species have been detected. The primary ligand(A) binds the central M(II) ions in a monodentate manner whereas him, bim, hist and his co-ligands(B) bind in mono, mono, bi and tridentate modes respectively. The calculated Δ log K, log X and log X' values indicate higher stability of the mixed ligand complexes in comparison to binary species. Stability of the mixed ligand complex equilibria follows the Irving-Williams order of stability. In vitro biological evaluations of the free ligand(A) and their metal complexes by well diffusion technique show moderate activities against common bacterial and fungal strains. Oxidative cleavage interaction of ligand(A) and their copper complexes with CT DNA is also studied by gel electrophoresis method in the presence of oxidant. In vitro antioxidant evaluations of the primary ligand(A), CuA and CuAB complexes by DPPH free radical scavenging model were carried out. In solid, the MAB type of M(II)sbnd 5-FU(A)sbnd his(B) complexes were isolated and characterized by various physico-chemical and spectral techniques. Both the magnetic susceptibility and electronic spectral analysis suggest distorted octahedral geometry. Thermal studies on the synthesized mixed ligand complexes show loss of coordinated water molecule in the first step followed by decomposition of the organic residues subsequently. XRD and SEM analysis suggest that the microcrystalline nature and homogeneous morphology of MAB complexes. Further, the 3D molecular modeling and analysis for the mixed ligand MAB complexes have also been carried out.

  20. Mixed ligand complexation of some transition metal ions in solution and solid state: spectral characterization, antimicrobial, antioxidant, DNA cleavage activities and molecular modeling.

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    Shobana, Sutha; Dharmaraja, Jeyaprakash; Selvaraj, Shanmugaperumal

    2013-04-15

    Equilibrium studies of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) mixed ligand complexes involving a primary ligand 5-fluorouracil (5-FU; A) and imidazoles viz., imidazole (him), benzimidazole (bim), histamine (hist) and L-histidine (his) as co-ligands(B) were carried out pH-metrically in aqueous medium at 3100.1K with I=0.15 M (NaClO4). In solution state, the stoichiometry of MABH, MAB and MAB2 species have been detected. The primary ligand(A) binds the central M(II) ions in a monodentate manner whereas him, bim, hist and his co-ligands(B) bind in mono, mono, bi and tridentate modes respectively. The calculated ?logK, logX and logX' values indicate higher stability of the mixed ligand complexes in comparison to binary species. Stability of the mixed ligand complex equilibria follows the Irving-Williams order of stability. In vitro biological evaluations of the free ligand(A) and their metal complexes by well diffusion technique show moderate activities against common bacterial and fungal strains. Oxidative cleavage interaction of ligand(A) and their copper complexes with CT DNA is also studied by gel electrophoresis method in the presence of oxidant. In vitro antioxidant evaluations of the primary ligand(A), CuA and CuAB complexes by DPPH free radical scavenging model were carried out. In solid, the MAB type of M(II)5-FU(A)his(B) complexes were isolated and characterized by various physico-chemical and spectral techniques. Both the magnetic susceptibility and electronic spectral analysis suggest distorted octahedral geometry. Thermal studies on the synthesized mixed ligand complexes show loss of coordinated water molecule in the first step followed by decomposition of the organic residues subsequently. XRD and SEM analysis suggest that the microcrystalline nature and homogeneous morphology of MAB complexes. Further, the 3D molecular modeling and analysis for the mixed ligand MAB complexes have also been carried out. PMID:23416916

  1. Polymer pendant ligand chemistry. 3. A biomimetic approach to selective metal ion removal and recovery from aqueous solution with polymer-supported sulfonated catechol and linear catechol amide ligands

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    Huang, Song-Ping; Li, Wei; Franz, K.J.; Albright, R.L.; Fish, R.H.

    1995-05-24

    The design of organic ligands to selectively remove and recover metal ions from aqueous solution is a new and important area of environmental inorganic chemistry. One approach to designing organic ligands for these purposes is to use biological systems as examples for selective metal ion complexation. Thus, the authors report results on the synthesis of several biomimetically important polymer-supported, sulfonated catechol (PS-CATS), sulfonated bis(catechol) linear amide (PS-2-6-LICAMS), and sulfonated 3.3-linear tris(catechol) amide (PS-3,3-LICAMS) ligands that are chemically bonded to modified 6% cross-linked macroporous polystyrene-divinylbenzene beads (PS-DVB) for selective removal and recovery of environmentally and economically important metal ions from aqueous solution, as a function of pH. The Fe{sup 3+} ion selectivity was dramatically shown for PS-CATS, PS-2-6-LICAMS and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads in competition with a similar concentration of Cu{sup 2+}, Zn{sup 2+}, Mn{sup 2+}, Ni{sup 2+}, Mg{sup 2+}, Al{sup 3+}, and Cr{sup 3+} ions at pH 1-3, while metal ion selectivity could be changed at higher pH values in the absence of Fe{sup 3+} (for example, Hg{sup 2+} at pH 3). Rates of removal and recovery of the Fe{sup 3+} ion with the PS-CATS, PS-2-6LICAMS and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads were also studied as well as relative equilibrium selectivity coefficient (K{sub m}) values for all metal competition studies.

  2. Dye-ligand and immobilized metal ion interaction chromatography for the purification of enzymes of prenyl pyrophosphate metabolism.

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    Lanznaster, N; Croteau, R

    1991-02-01

    Dye-ligand and immobilized metal ion interaction chromatography were shown to be efficient techniques for the rapid batchwise fractionation, from crude plant extracts, of a series of enzymes of prenyl pyrophosphate metabolism. Isopentenyl pyrophosphate isomerase, two prenyltransferases, and a number of terpene cyclases (synthases) were readily adsorbed to Matrex Gel Red A (a dimeric triazine dye coupled to cross-linked agarose beads), and desorbed in good yield with relatively high concentrations of KCl and increasing pH. Although all of these enzymes exhibit the common feature of employing a pyrophosphorylated substrate, selective elution could not be achieved with substrate or substrate analogues bearing a pyrophosphate function. Nor could the strong binding of these enzymes to triazine dyes be attributed solely to metal ion interactions or to hydrophobic effects. In a similar way, the isomerase, the prenyltransferases, and all of the terpene cyclases bound to a column of iminodiacetate-immobilized Ni(II) and were desorbed in relatively high fold purity with 15 mM imidazole. Although all of these enzymes bear accessible histidine residues, the interactions with the chelated metal ion were not sufficiently different to permit selective enzyme desorbtion by imidazole gradient elution. However, the use of columns charged with Zn(II) or Co(II) did allow some separation of the different cyclase and transferase types. While empirical in nature, these techniques offer simple, effective, and high-capacity methods for the preliminary concentration and purification of a group of enzymes that utilize prenyl pyrophosphate intermediates of isoprenoid biosynthesis. PMID:1821775

  3. Functional Analysis of the Citrate Activator CitO from Enterococcus faecalis Implicates a Divalent Metal in Ligand Binding.

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    Blancato, Vctor S; Pagliai, Fernando A; Magni, Christian; Gonzalez, Claudio F; Lorca, Graciela L

    2016-01-01

    The regulator of citrate metabolism, CitO, from Enterococcus faecalis belongs to the FCD family within the GntR superfamily. In the presence of citrate, CitO binds to cis-acting sequences located upstream of the cit promoters inducing the expression of genes involved in citrate utilization. The quantification of the molecular binding affinities, performed by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), indicated that CitO has a high affinity for citrate (K D = 1.2 0.2 ?M), while it did not recognize other metabolic intermediates. Based on a structural model of CitO where a putative small molecule and a metal binding site were identified, it was hypothesized that the metal ion is required for citrate binding. In agreement with this model, citrate binding to CitO sharply decreased when the protein was incubated with EDTA. This effect was reverted by the addition of Ni(2+), and Zn(2+) to a lesser extent. Structure-based site-directed mutagenesis was conducted and it was found that changes to alanine in residues Arg97 and His191 resulted in decreased binding affinities for citrate, as determined by EMSA and ITC. Further assays using lacZ fusions confirmed that these residues in CitO are involved in sensing citrate in vivo. These results indicate that the molecular modifications induced by a ligand and a metal binding in the C-terminal domain of CitO are required for optimal DNA binding activity, and consequently, transcriptional activation. PMID:26903980

  4. Functional Analysis of the Citrate Activator CitO from Enterococcus faecalis Implicates a Divalent Metal in Ligand Binding

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    Blancato, Víctor S.; Pagliai, Fernando A.; Magni, Christian; Gonzalez, Claudio F.; Lorca, Graciela L.

    2016-01-01

    The regulator of citrate metabolism, CitO, from Enterococcus faecalis belongs to the FCD family within the GntR superfamily. In the presence of citrate, CitO binds to cis-acting sequences located upstream of the cit promoters inducing the expression of genes involved in citrate utilization. The quantification of the molecular binding affinities, performed by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), indicated that CitO has a high affinity for citrate (KD = 1.2 ± 0.2 μM), while it did not recognize other metabolic intermediates. Based on a structural model of CitO where a putative small molecule and a metal binding site were identified, it was hypothesized that the metal ion is required for citrate binding. In agreement with this model, citrate binding to CitO sharply decreased when the protein was incubated with EDTA. This effect was reverted by the addition of Ni2+, and Zn2+ to a lesser extent. Structure-based site-directed mutagenesis was conducted and it was found that changes to alanine in residues Arg97 and His191 resulted in decreased binding affinities for citrate, as determined by EMSA and ITC. Further assays using lacZ fusions confirmed that these residues in CitO are involved in sensing citrate in vivo. These results indicate that the molecular modifications induced by a ligand and a metal binding in the C-terminal domain of CitO are required for optimal DNA binding activity, and consequently, transcriptional activation. PMID:26903980

  5. Effects of tethered ligands and of metal oxidation state on the interactions of cobalt complexes with the 26S proteasome

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    Tomco, Dajena; Schmitt, Sara; Ksebati, Bashar; Heeg, Mary Jane; Dou, Q. Ping; Verani, Cludio N.

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we report on the synthesis and characterization of three cobalt complexes described as [CoII(L1)2] (1), [CoII(L2)] (2), and [CoIII(L1)2]ClO4 (3). These complexes contain the deprotonated forms of the [NN?O] tridentate ligand HL1 and its newly synthesized [N2N?2O2] hexadentate counterpart H2L2, namely, 2,4-diiodo-6-((pyridine-2-ylmethylamino)methyl)phenol and 6,6?-((ethane-1,2-diylbis((pyridin-2-ylmethyl) azanediyl))bis(methylene))bis(2,4-diiodophenol). Characterizations for 13 include electrospray ionization (ESI) spectrometry, infrared, and UVvisible spectroscopies, and elemental analyses. A detailed 1H-NMR study was conducted for 3 and X-ray structural data was obtained for 2. The viability of this series as potential agents for proteasome inhibition and cell apoptotic induction involving PC-3 cancer cells is presented comparing the behavior of the untethered [NN?O]2 six-coordinate 1 and 3 and the tethered counterpart 2 with a 1:1 metal-to-ligand ratio. It is observed that the tethering in 2 decreases inhibition activity. When 1 and 3 are compared, the most inert, but redox-active, cobalt(III) species shows the highest chymotrypsin-like activity inhibition on purified proteasome and PC-3 cancer cells. A hypothesis based on the role of oxidation states for proteasome inhibition is offered. PMID:22056177

  6. Mixed-ligand iron(II) complexes containing 2,2'-bipyrimidine: spectroscopic, electrochemical, and coulombic modification of highly absorbing metal complexes by ligand substitution

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    Ruminski, R.R.; Van Tassel, K.D.; Petersen, J.D.

    1984-12-05

    The synthesis, electronic absorption spectra, magnetic susceptibility, and electrochemistry of a series of mixed ligand iron(II) complexes containing 2,2'-bipyridine are reported. In addition to serving as a possible backbone for polymetallic complexes, these complexes are thought to possibly serve as effective visible-light-absorbing, energy transfer antenna fragments in light sensitization processes.

  7. Aromatizing olefin metathesis by ligand isolation inside a metal-organic framework.

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    Vermeulen, Nicolaas A; Karagiaridi, Olga; Sarjeant, Amy A; Stern, Charlotte L; Hupp, Joseph T; Farha, Omar K; Stoddart, J Fraser

    2013-10-01

    The aromatizing ring-closing metathesis has been shown to take place inside an extended porous framework. Employing a combination of solvent-assisted linker exchange and postsynthesis modification using olefin metathesis, the noninterpenetrated SALEM-14 was formed and converted catalytically into PAH-MOF-1 with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) pillars. The metal-organic framework in SALEM-14 prevents "intermolecular" olefin metathesis from occurring between the pillars in the presence of the first generation Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst, while favoring the production of a PAH, which can be released from the framework under acidic conditions in dimethylsulfoxide. PMID:24047342

  8. A series of transition and non-transition metal complexes from a N 4O 2 hexadentate Schiff base ligand: Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and efficient antimicrobial activities

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    Sarkar, Saikat; Dey, Kamalendu

    2010-11-01

    Some transition and non-transition metal complexes of the hexadentate N 4O 2 donor Schiff base ligand 1,8- N-bis(3-carboxy)disalicylidene-3,6-diazaoctane-1,8-diamine, abbreviated to H 4fsatrien, have been synthesized. All the 14 metal complexes have been fully characterized with the help of elemental analyses, molecular weights, molar conductance values, magnetic moments and spectroscopic (UV-Vis, IR, NMR, ESR) data. The analytical data helped to elucidate the structures of the metal complexes. The Schiff base, H 4fsatrien, is found to act as a dibasic hexadentate ligand using N 2N 2O 2 donor set of atoms (leaving the COOH group uncoordinated) leading to an octahedral geometry for the complexes around all the metal ions except VO 2+ and UO 22+. However, surprisingly the same ligand functions as a neutral hexadentate and neutral tetradentate one towards UO 22+ and VO 2+, respectively. In case of divalent metal complexes they have the general formula [M(H 2fsatrien)] (where M stands for Cu, Co, Hg and Zn); for trivalent metal complexes it is [M(H 2fsatrien)]X· nH 2O (where M stands for Cr, Mn, Fe, Co and X stands for CH 3COO, Cl, NO 3, ClO 4) and for the complexes of VO 2+ and UO 22+, [M(H 4fsatrien)]Y (where M = VO and Y = SO 4; M = UO 2 and Y = 2 NO 3). The Schiff base ligand and most of the complexes have been screened in vitro to judge their antibacterial ( Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus) and antifungal ( Aspergillus niger and Pencillium chrysogenum) activities.

  9. The effect of the nature of peripheral platinated and bridging mercapto ligands on the optical and electrochemical properties of binuclear Pt(II) complexes with a metal-metal chemical bond

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    Katlenok, E. A.; Balashev, K. P.

    2014-09-01

    The effect of heterocyclic metalated and bridging ligands on the optical and electrochemical properties of [Pt(C^N)(?-N^S)]2 complexes ((C^N)- and (N^S)- are the deprotonated forms of 1-phenylpyrazole, 2-tolylpyridine, benzo[h]quinoline, 2-phenylbenzothiazole and 2-mercaptobenzothiazole, 2-mercaptobenzoxazole, 2-mercaptopyridine) is studied by 1H NMR, electronic absorption, and emission spectroscopy, as well as by voltammetry. The long-wavelength spin-allowed (415-540 nm) absorption bands of the complexes are attributed to the metal-metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MMLCT) optical transitions. It is shown that the interaction of the d Z2 and ?{(C^N/*)} orbitals of two {Pt(C^N)} fragments of binuclear complexes leads to a cathodic shift (0.5-1.0 V) of their metal-centered oxidation potential and to an anodic shift (0.1-0.2 V) of their ligand-centered reduction potential with respect to [Pt(C^N)En]+ complexes. The luminescence of binuclear complexes in solutions at room temperature is assigned to the spin-forbidden MMLCT transition. It is shown that, in frozen (77 K) solutions, in addition to the MMLCT optical transitions, spin-forbidden radiative processes occur from the intraligand (?(C^N)-?{(C^N)/*}) and metal-to-ligand charge transfer (dPt-?{(C^N)/*}) excited states.

  10. Polymer-supported sulfonated catechol and linear catechol amide ligands and their use in selective metal ion removal recovery from aqueous solutions

    DOEpatents

    Fish, R.H.

    1998-11-10

    The present invention concerns the synthesis of several biomimetically important polymer-supported, sulfonated catechol (PS-CATS), sulfonated bis-catechol linear amide (PS-2-6-LICAMS) and sulfonated 3,3-linear tris-catechol amide (PS-3,3-LICAMS) ligands, which chemically bond to modified 6% crosslinked macroporous polystyrene-divinylbenzene beads (PS-DVB). These polymers are useful for the for selective removal and recovery of environmentally and economically important metal ions from aqueous solution, as a function of pH. The Fe{sup 3+} ion selectivity shown for PS-CATS, PS-2-6-LICAMS, and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads in competition with a similar concentration of Cu{sup 2+}, Zn{sup 2+}, Mn{sup 2+}, Ni{sup 2+}, Mg{sup 2+}, Al{sup 3+}, and Cr{sup 3+} ions at pH 1--3. Further, the metal ion selectivity is changed at higher pH values in the absence of Fe{sup 3+} (for example, Hg{sup 2+} at pH 3). The rates of selective removal and recovery of the trivalent metal ions, e.g. Fe{sup 3+}, Al{sup 3+} ion etc. with the PS-CATS, PS-2-6-LICAMS, and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads used determined are useful as well as equilibrium selectivity coefficient (K{sub m}) values for all metal competition studies. The chelate effect for the predisposed octahedral PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer pendant ligand is the reason that this ligand has a more pronounced selectivity for Fe{sup 3+} ion in comparison to the PS-CATS polymer beads. The predisposed square planar PS-2,6-LICAMS series of polymer pendant ligands are more selective to divalent metal ions Cu{sup 2+}, Zn{sup 2+}, Mn{sup 2+}, Ni{sup 2+}, and Mg{sup 2+}, than either PS-CATS or PS-3,3-LICAMS. However, Fe{sup 3+} ion still dominates in competition with other divalent and trivalent metal ions. In the absence of Fe{sup 3+}, the polymer ligand is selective for Al{sup 3+}, Cu{sup 2+} or Hg{sup 2+}. The changing of the cavity size from two CH{sub 2} groups to six CH{sub 2} groups in the PS-2-6-LICAMS polymer pendant ligand series does not effect the order of metal ion selectivity. 9 figs.

  11. Polymer-supported sulfonated catechol and linear catechol amide ligands and their use in selective metal ion removal recovery from aqueous solutions

    DOEpatents

    Fish, Richard H.

    1998-01-01

    The present invention concerns the synthesis of several biomimetically important polymer-supported, sulfonated catechol (PS-CATS), sulfonated bis-catechol linear amide (PS-2-6-LICAMS) and sulfonated 3,3-linear tris-catechol amide (PS-3,3-LICAMS) ligands, which chemically bond to modified 6% crosslinked macroporous polystyrene-divinylbenzene beads (PS-DVB). These polymers are useful for the for selective removal and recovery of environmentally and economically important metal ions from aqueous solution, as a function of pH. The Fe.sup.3+ ion selectivity shown for PS-CATS, PS-2-6-LICAMS, and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads in competition with a similar concentration of Cu.sup.2+, Zn.sup.2+, Mn.sup.2+, Ni.sup.2+, Mg.sup.2+, Al.sup.3+, and Cr.sup.3+ ions at pH 1-3. Further, the metal ion selectivity is changed at higher pH values in the absence of Fe.sup.3+ (for example, Hg.sup.2+ at pH 3). The rates of selective removal and recovery of the trivalent metal ions, e.g. Fe.sup.3+ Al.sup.3+ ion etc. with the PS-CATS, PS-2-6-LICAMS, and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads used determined are useful as well as equilibrium selectivity coefficient (K.sub.m) values for all metal competition studies. The chelate effect for the predisposed octahedral PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer pendant ligand is the reason that this ligand has a more pronounced selectivity for Fe.sup.3+ ion in comparison to the PS-CATS polymer beads. The predisposed square planar PS-2,6-LICAMS series of polymer pendant ligands are more selective to divalent metal ions Cu.sup.2+, Zn.sup.2+, Mn.sup.2+, Ni.sup.2+, and Mg.sup.2+, than either PS-CATS or PS-3,3-LICAMS. However, Fe.sup.3+ ion still dominates in competition with other divalent and trivalent metal ions. In the absence of Fe.sup.3+, the polymer ligand is selective for Al.sup.3+, Cu.sup.2+ or Hg.sup.2+. The changing of the cavity size from two CH.sub.2 groups to six CH.sub.2 groups in the PS-2-6-LICAMS polymer pendant ligand series does not effect the order of metal ion selectivity.

  12. Versatile tuning of supramolecular hydrogels through metal complexation of oxidation-resistant catechol-inspired ligands

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    Menyo, Matthew S.

    2013-01-01

    The mussel byssal cuticle employs DOPA-Fe3+ complexation to provide strong, yet reversible crosslinking. Synthetic constructs employing this design motif based on catechol units are plagued by oxidation-driven degradation of the catechol units and the requirement for highly alkaline pH conditions leading to decreased performance and loss of supramolecular properties. Herein, a platform based on a 4-arm poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel system is used to explore the utility of DOPA analogues such as the parent catechol and derivatives, 4-nitrocatechol (nCat) and 3-hydroxy-4-pyridinonone (HOPO), as structural crosslinking agents upon complexation with metal ions. HOPO moieties are found to hold particular promise, as robust gelation with Fe3+ occurs at physiological pH and is found to be largely resistant to oxidative degradation. Gelation is also shown to be triggered by other biorelevant metal ions such as Al3+, Ga3+ and Cu2+ which allows for tuning of the release and dissolution profiles with potential application as injectable delivery systems. PMID:24285981

  13. Sliding tethered ligands add topological interactions to the toolbox of ligand-receptor design

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    Bauer, Martin; Kékicheff, Patrick; Iss, Jean; Fajolles, Christophe; Charitat, Thierry; Daillant, Jean; Marques, Carlos M.

    2015-09-01

    Adhesion in the biological realm is mediated by specific lock-and-key interactions between ligand-receptor pairs. These complementary moieties are ubiquitously anchored to substrates by tethers that control the interaction range and the mobility of the ligands and receptors, thus tuning the kinetics and strength of the binding events. Here we add sliding anchoring to the toolbox of ligand-receptor design by developing a family of tethered ligands for which the spacer can slide at the anchoring point. Our results show that this additional sliding degree of freedom changes the nature of the adhesive contact by extending the spatial range over which binding may sustain a significant force. By introducing sliding tethered ligands with self-regulating length, this work paves the way for the development of versatile and reusable bio-adhesive substrates with potential applications for drug delivery and tissue engineering.

  14. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, electrochemistry and biological evaluation of some metal (II) complexes with ONO donor ligand containing benzo[b]thiophene and coumarin moieties

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    Mahendra Raj, K.; Mruthyunjayaswamy, B. H. M.

    2014-09-01

    Schiff base ligand 3-chloro-N?-((7-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-oxo-2H-chromen-8-yl)methylene)benzo[b]thiophene-2-carbohydrazide and its Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) complexes were synthesized, characterized by elemental analysis and various physico-chemical techniques like, IR, 1H NMR, ESI-mass, UV-Visible, thermogravimetry - differential thermal analysis, magnetic measurements and molar conductance. Spectral analysis indicates octahedral geometry for all the complexes. Cu(II) complex have 1:1 stoichiometry of the type [M(L)(Cl)(H2O)2], whereas Co(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) complexes have 1:2 stoichiometric ratio of the type [M(L)2]. The bonding sites are the oxygen atom of amide carbonyl, nitrogen of azomethine function and phenolic oxygen of the Schiff base ligand via deprotonation. The thermogravimetry - differential thermal analysis studies gave evidence for the presence of coordinated water molecules in the composition of Cu(II) complex which was further supported by IR measurements. All the complexes were investigated for their electrochemical activity, but only the Cu(II) complex showed the redox property. In order to evaluate the effect of antimicrobial potency of metal ions upon chelation, ligand and its metal complexes along with their respective metal chlorides were screened for their antibacterial and antifungal activities by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) method. The results showed that the metal complexes were found to be more active than free ligand. Ligand and its complexes were screened for free radical scavenging activity by DPPH method and DNA cleavage activity using Calf-thymus DNA (Cat. No-105850).

  15. Synthesis, characterization and biological relevance of some metal (II) complexes with oxygen, nitrogen and oxygen (ONO) donor Schiff base ligand derived from thiazole and 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde

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    Nagesh, G. Y.; Mruthyunjayaswamy, B. H. M.

    2015-04-01

    The novel Schiff base ligand 2-((2-hydroxynaphthalen-1-yl)methylene)-N-(4-phenylthiazol-2-yl)hydrazinecarboxamide (L) obtained by the condensation of N-(4-phenylthiazol-2-yl)hydrazinecarboxamide with 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde and its newly synthesized Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) complexes have been characterized by microanalysis, molar conductance, IR, 1H NMR, ESI-mass, UV-Visible, TGA/DTA, ESR and powder X-ray diffraction data to explicate their structures. The IR results confirmed the tridentate binding of the ligand involving oxygen atom of amide carbonyl, azomethine nitrogen and naphthol oxygen. 1H NMR spectral data of the ligand (L) and its Zn(II) complex agreed well with the proposed structures. Thermogravimetric studies for Cu(II) and Ni(II) complexes indicated the presence of coordinated water molecules and the final product is the metal oxide. In order to appraise the effect of antimicrobial activity of metal ions upon chelation, the newly synthesized ligand and its metal complexes were screened for their antimicrobial activity by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) method. The DNA cleavage activities were studied using plasmid DNA pBR322 (Bangal re Genei, Bengaluru, Cat. No 105850) as a target molecule by agarose gel electrophoresis method. The brine shrimp bioassay was also carried out to study the in vitro cytotoxicity properties against Artemia salina. Furthermore, the antioxidant activity were determined in vitro by reduction of 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH). The ligand exhibited better in vitro-antioxidant activity than its metal complexes.

  16. Growth modes of thin films of ligand-free metal clusters

    SciTech Connect

    Dollinger, A.; Strobel, C. H.; Bleuel, H.; Marsteller, A.; Gantefoer, G.; Fairbrother, D. H.; Tang, Xin; Bowen, K. H.; Kim, Young Dok

    2015-05-21

    Size-selected Mo{sub n}{sup −}, W{sub n}{sup −}, and Fe{sub n}{sup −} cluster anions are deposited on a weakly interacting substrate (highly oriented pyrolytic graphite) and studied ex-situ using atomic force microscopy. Depending on size, three growth modes can be distinguished. Very small clusters consisting of less than 10–30 atoms behave similar to atoms and coalesce into 3-dimensional bulk-like islands. Medium sized clusters consisting of hundreds of atoms do not coalesce and follow a Stanski-Krastanov growth pattern. At low coverage, an almost perfect monolayer is formed. This is a new finding different from all previous studies on deposited metal clusters. For clusters with several thousands of atoms, the growth pattern again changes. At low coverage, the substrate is dotted with individual clusters, while at high coverage, the surface becomes extremely rough.

  17. The influence of selected metals on the electronic system of biologically important ligands

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    Lewandowski, W.; Fuks, L.; Kalinowska, M.; Koczoń, P.

    2003-12-01

    The influence of (i) halogens, (ii) different alkaline cations, Li(I), Na(I), K(I), Rb(I) and Cs(I), and (iii) lanthanide cations, Pr(III), Nd(III), Dy(III) and Er(III) on the electronic structure of the aromatic ring as well as of the carboxylic anion of the substituted benzoic acids was investigated. Systematic change (decrease or increase) in the wavenumbers of selected bands along the F→Cl→Br→I series was observed. This change correlates in linear fashion with a decrease in the ionic potential of the halogens. A shift of the selected bands along with the alkaline and the lanthanide metal series was also observed and correlated with the ionic potential of the metal. It was noticed that the increase in the ionic potential of halogen atoms causes a remarkable increase in the difference (Δ ν) between the wavenumbers of νasym(COO -) and νsym(COO -). Among the halogens the ionic potential is the lowest for iodine and this substituent brings about maximal proximity of the asymmetric and symmetric bands of the carboxylic anion. The change of cation in the molecule causes a characteristic change in the difference (Δ ν) between the wavenumbers of νasym(COO -) and νsym(COO -) as well. Along with the lanthanide series under study (Pr→Nd→Dy→Er) this difference decreases, while between alkaline cations lithium broadens these bands to the highest degree. The influence of the alkaline and the lanthanide cations on the vibrational structure of the whole molecule was analysed and compared.

  18. Reactivity of functionalized indoles with rare-earth metal amides. Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of rare-earth metal complexes incorporating indolyl ligands.

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    Feng, Zhijun; Wei, Yun; Zhou, Shuangliu; Zhang, Guangchao; Zhu, Xiancui; Guo, Liping; Wang, Shaowu; Mu, Xiaolong

    2015-12-21

    The reactivity of several functionalized indoles 2-(RNHCH2)C8H5NH (R = C6H5 (1), (t)Bu (2), 2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3 (3)) with rare-earth metal amides is described. Reactions of 1 or 2 with [(Me3Si)2N]3RE(μ-Cl)Li(THF)3 (RE = Eu, Yb) respectively produced the europium complexes [2-(C6H5N[double bond, length as m-dash]CH)C8H5N]2Eu[N(SiMe3)2] (4) and [2-((t)BuN[double bond, length as m-dash]CH)C8H5N]Eu[N(SiMe3)2]2 (5), and the ytterbium complex [2-((t)BuN[double bond, length as m-dash]CH)C8H5N]2Yb[N(SiMe3)2] (6), containing bidentate anionic indolyl ligands via dehydrogenation of the amine to the imine. In contrast, reactions of the more sterically bulky indole 3 with [(Me3Si)2N]3RE(μ-Cl)Li(THF)3 afforded complexes [2-(2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3NCH2)C8H5N]RE[N(SiMe3)2](THF)2 (RE = Yb (7), Y (8), Er (9), Dy (10)) with the deprotonated indolyl ligand. While reactions of 3 with yttrium and ytterbium amides in refluxing toluene respectively gave the complexes [2-(2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3N[double bond, length as m-dash]CH)C8H5N]3Y (11) and [2-(2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3N[double bond, length as m-dash]CH)C8H5N]2Yb(II)(THF)2 (12), along with transformation of the amino group to the imino group, and also with a reduction of Yb(3+) to Yb(2+) in the formation of 12. Reactions of 3 with samarium and neodymium amides provided novel dinuclear complexes {[μ-η(5):η(1):η(1)-2-(2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3NCH2)C8H5N]RE[N(SiMe3)2]}2 (RE = Sm (13), Nd (14)) having indolyl ligands in μ-η(5):η(1):η(1) hapticities. The pathway for the transformation of the amino group to the imino group is proposed on the basis of the experimental results. The new complexes displayed excellent activity in the intramolecular hydroamination of aminoalkenes. PMID:26548974

  19. In search for new bonding modes of the methylenedithiolato ligand: novel tri- and tetra-metallic clusters.

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    Anju, R S; Saha, Koushik; Mondal, Bijan; Roisnel, Thierry; Halet, Jean-François; Ghosh, Sundargopal

    2015-07-01

    Building upon our earlier results on the chemistry of diruthenium analogue of pentaborane (9) with heterocumulenes, we continued to investigate the reactivity of arachno-[(Cp*Ru)2(B3H8)(CS2H)], 1, (Cp* = η(5)-C5Me5) towards group 7 and 8 transition metal carbonyl compounds under photolytic and thermolytic conditions. The metal carbonyl compounds show diverse reactivity pattern with arachno-1. For example, the photolysis of arachno-1 with [Re2(CO)10] yielded [(Cp*Ru)2B3H5(CH2S2){Re(CO)4}2], 2, [(Cp*RuCO)2(μ-H)2(CH2S2){Re(CO)4}{Re(CO)3}], 3 and [(Cp*Ru)2(μ-CO)(μ-H)(CH2S2){Re(CO)3}], 4. The geometry of 2 with a nearly planar eight-membered ring containing heavier transition metals rhenium, ruthenium is unprecedented. Compounds 3 and 4 can be considered as M4-quadrilateral and M3-triangle with a methylenedithiolato ligand attached to the metal centres, respectively. [Mn2(CO)10], on the other hand, reacts with arachno-1 to yield heterometallic binuclear [(Cp*RuCO){Mn(CO)4}(μ-H)(SCH3)], 5 and homocubane [(Cp*Ru)2{Mn(CO)3}-(CS2H2)B3H4], 6. In an attempt to generate group 8 analogues of 2-5, we performed the reaction of arachno-1 with [Fe2(CO)9] and [Ru3(CO)12]. Although, the objective of isolating analogous compounds was not achieved, the reaction with [Fe2(CO)9] led to novel tetrahedral cluster [(Cp*RuCO){(Fe(CO)3}2S(μ-H)], 7. [Ru3(CO)12], in contrast, yielded known compounds [{Cp*Ru(CO)}2B2H6], 9 and [Cp*Ru(CO)2]2, 10. All the cluster compounds have been characterized by mass spectrometry, IR, and (1)H, (11)B, and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, and the geometric structures were unequivocally established by crystallographic analysis of 2-5 and 7. PMID:25723783

  20. Solution pH effects on arsenic removal by drinking water treatment residuals in presence of metals and ligands

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    Nagar, R.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Makris, K.

    2006-05-01

    Arsenic (As) is a Group A carcinogen whose presence in soils in higher than background concentrations has become a serious concern with increasing suburban encroachment on former agricultural lands. One of the most promising methods to decrease the mobility of As in soil and water environments is by promoting its adsorption onto amorphous Fe/Al hydroxides. Drinking water treatment residuals (WTRs) are cost-effective sources of such Fe/Al hydroxides, and generated during the drinking water treatment process as a byproduct. Preliminary work in our laboratory showed that the WTRs are characterized by large specific surface and a net positive charge, ideal for retention of oxyanions such as those of As. However, the overall magnitude of As retention by the WTRs is a function of solution factors such as pH, presence of competing ions and complexing metals. A comprehensive understanding of the aforementioned parameters is, therefore, needed to quantify As mobility and bioaccessibility. The primary objective of the studying progress is to determine the effect of solution pH (range: 3-10) on the amount of As sorbed by the WTRs in the presence of competing ligands such as phosphate, sulfate and silicate as well as complexing metals (e.g., calcium and lead). Experiments are being conducted at 3 solid/solution ratios- 1:5, 1:10 and 1:20 and four initial As loads (375, 750, 1500 and 3000 mgAs L-1). Sodium arsenate is used as the As source. Arsenate adsorption is expected to decrease with increasing pH because generally when solution pH is less than pH of the zero point of charge, the positively charged surface on the soil prefers to complex with the negatively charged arsenate oxyanions. Furthermore, phosphate, sulfate and silicate are expected to compete with arsenate for sorption sites because like arsenate, these ions are typically sorbed via formation of inner-sphere complexes with suface functional groups. On the other hand, the presence of metals like lead and calcium are expected to decrease As mobility due to their tendency to complex with As oxyanions, thereby promoting precipitation when the ion activity product (IAP) is equal to or higher then the solubility equilibrium constant (Ksp) of the respective mineral precipitate. Keywords: Adsorption, arsenic, water treatment residuals, oxyanions, complexing metals, competing ions.

  1. Recognition of some lanthanides, actinides, and transition- and heavy-metal cations by N-donor ligands: thermodynamic and kinetic aspects.

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    Hubscher-Bruder, Vronique; Haddaoui, Jaouad; Bouhroum, Saliha; Arnaud-Neu, Franoise

    2010-02-15

    The remarkable actinide(III) selectivity of the polyaromatic N-donors bis-triazine-pyridines (BTPs), hemi-bis-triazine-pyridines (hemi-BTPs) and bis-triazine-bipyridines (BTBPs) make these ligands the most promising candidates in partitioning and transmutation processes developed so far to better manage nuclear waste. The interactions of n-Pr-BTP, C(5)-hemi-BTP, and the two most extensively investigated BTBPs (C(5)-BTBP and CyMe(4)-BTBP) have been studied with some representative lanthanide(III), uranyl, thorium, and transition- and other heavy-metal cations in methanol. The formation of complexes of different stoichiometries, the stability of which depended on both the ligands and the cations, was shown using UV absorption spectrophotometry. Study of the complexation reactions of La(3+), Eu(3+) and Yb(3+) with these four ligands by stopped-flow spectrophotometry allowed determination of the rate constants and postulation of possible complexation mechanisms. PMID:20055507

  2. Solid-state transition metal chemistry with quinolin-4-yl-methyl-[N-(n-butyl)amino]-diphenylphosphine oxide (4-qmape): Crystal structure of the 4-qmape ligand

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    ?urowska, Bogumi?a; Brzuszkiewicz, Anna; Boduszek, Bogdan

    2012-11-01

    A series of three perchlorate coordination compounds of bioactive diethyl quinolin-4-yl-methyl(N-butylamino)diphenylphosphine oxide (4-qmape) ligand, with the following stoichiometries [M(2-qmape)2](ClO4)2 Mdbnd Cu and Ni and [Co(2-qmape)2](ClO4)2, were obtained and studied. Stoichiometry and stereochemistry of the compounds was confirmed by spectroscopic and magnetic studies as well as by elemental analyses. In particular, the crystal structure of the free ligand was determined. The 4-qmape ligand has a potential capacity to coordinate to metal ions by following atoms: phosphoryl oxygen, amino nitrogen and quinolyl nitrogen. In studied compounds, 4-qmape adopts the didentate N,O-coordination mode, bonding metal centers through the phosphoryl oxygen and amino nitrogen. Quinoline nitrogen atom does not participate in coordination. The all complexes are monomeric with tetrahedral environment of metal ions. Magnetic studies (1.8-300 K) indicate existence of a very weak exchange coupling between metal centers in crystal lattice.

  3. Spectroscopic, cyclic voltammetric and biological studies of transition metal complexes with mixed nitrogen-sulphur (NS) donor macrocyclic ligand derived from thiosemicarbazide

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    Chandra, Sulekh; Gupta, Lokesh Kumar; Sangeetika

    2005-11-01

    The complexation of new mixed thia-aza-oxa macrocycle viz., 2,12-dithio-5,9,14,18-tetraoxo-7,16-dithia-1,3,4,10,11,13-hexaazacyclooctadecane containing thiosemicarba-zone unit with a series of transition metals Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) has been investigated, by different spectroscopic techniques. The structural features of the ligand have been studied by EI-mass, 1H NMR and IR spectral techniques. Elemental analyses, magnetic moment susceptibility, molar conductance, IR, electronic, and EPR spectral studies characterized the complexes. Electronic absorption and IR spectra of the complexes indicate octahedral geometry for chloro, nitrato, thiocyanato or acetato complexes. The dimeric and neutral nature of the sulphato complexes are confirmed from magnetic susceptibility and low conductance values. Electronic spectra suggests square-planar geometry for all sulphato complexes. The redox behaviour was studied by cyclic voltammetry, show metal-centered reduction processes for all complexes. The complexes of copper show both oxidation and reduction process. The redox potentials depend on the conformation of central atom in the macrocyclic complexes. Newly synthesized macrocyclic ligand and its transition metal complexes show markedly growth inhibitory activity against pathogenic bacterias and plant pathogenic fungi under study. Most of the complexes have higher activity than that of the metal free ligand.

  4. Assessing electronic structure approaches for gas-ligand interactions in metal-organic frameworks: the CO2-benzene complex.

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    Witte, Jonathon; Neaton, Jeffrey B; Head-Gordon, Martin

    2014-03-14

    Adsorption of gas molecules in metal-organic frameworks is governed by many factors, the most dominant of which are the interaction of the gas with open metal sites, and the interaction of the gas with the ligands. Herein, we examine the latter class of interaction in the context of CO2 binding to benzene. We begin by clarifying the geometry of the CO2-benzene complex. We then generate a benchmark binding curve using a coupled-cluster approach with single, double, and perturbative triple excitations [CCSD(T)] at the complete basis set (CBS) limit. Against this ΔCCSD(T)/CBS standard, we evaluate a plethora of electronic structure approximations: Hartree-Fock, second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2) with the resolution-of-the-identity approximation, attenuated MP2, and a number of density functionals with and without different empirical and nonempirical van der Waals corrections. We find that finite-basis MP2 significantly overbinds the complex. On the other hand, even the simplest empirical correction to standard density functionals is sufficient to bring the binding energies to well within 1 kJ/mol of the benchmark, corresponding to an error of less than 10%; PBE-D in particular performs well. Methods that explicitly include nonlocal correlation kernels, such as VV10, vdW-DF2, and ωB97X-V, perform with similar accuracy for this system, as do ωB97X and M06-L. PMID:24628196

  5. Synthesis, structures, and properties of two three-dimensional metal-organic frameworks, based on concurrent ligand extension.

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    Shi, Dabin; Ren, Yanwei; Jiang, Huanfeng; Cai, Bowei; Lu, Jiaxian

    2012-06-18

    A tritopic carboxylate ligand, tris(4'-carboxybiphenyl)amine (L-H(3)), has been synthesized and applied in the construction of microporous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Two novel metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), {[Zn(2)(L)(OH)]·2DMF·H(2)O}(∞) (1) and {[Cu(L-H)(DMA)]·DMA·2H(2)O}(∞) (2), have been constructed out of L-H(3), Zn(2+), and Cu(2+), respectively. 1 has a 2-fold interpenetrating three-dimensional framework formed by L connectors and the [Zn(2)(CO(2))(3)] secondary building units (SBUs). As for 1, it is worth pointing out that one μ(2)-OH group links two Zn atoms between two neighboring SBUs to produce interesting Zn-O-Zn zigzag chains in the structure. 2 has a two-dimensional grid sheet formed by L-H connectors and the typical paddle-wheel [Cu(2)(CO(2))(4)] SBUs. Two-dimensional (2D) sheets nest with each other, which finally forms a three-dimensional (3D) nested framework. Two MOFs are characterized by infrared (IR) spectroscopy, thermogravimetry, single-crystal and elemental analyses, and powder X-ray diffraction methods. Framework 1' exhibits high permanent porosity (Langmuir surface area = 848 m(2)/g), high thermal stability (up to 450 °C), highly active properties for Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction, as well as the potential application for the CO(2) gas storage and luminescent material. The catalytic results reveal that 2' is indeed an efficient heterogeneous catalyst for olefin epoxidation reactions. PMID:22670898

  6. Concentration, Complexation and Chemical Speciation of Zinc and Cadmium in the Western North Pacific Ocean : Exploring Sources and Transport of Trace Metals and Complexing Ligands.

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    Carrasco, G. G.; Morton, P. L.; Donat, J. R.

    2008-12-01

    We determined Zn and Cd total dissolved (0.45 m-filtered) concentrations, organic complexation and chemical speciation in surface water samples collected along the transect of the 2002 IOC Baseline Contaminant Survey expedition in the Western North Pacific and in vertical profile water samples at nine stations. The goals of this work were (1) to compare and contrast various trace metal sources, including both natural and anthropogenic atmospheric deposition, upwelling, marginal seas and others; (2) to study the organic ligand sources, generally thought to be phytoplankton; and (3) to investigate metal and ligand transport mechanisms, residence times and eventual upwelling in the Eastern North Pacific. Total dissolved (TD) Zn and Cd values were obtained using a combination of differential pulse stripping anodic voltammetry (DPASV), preconcentration with 8-HQ or APDC/DDC and quantification at ICPMS or AA. Organic complexation and chemical speciation of Zn and Cd were determined simultaneously using DPASV at a thin-mercury-film, glassy-carbon-disk-electrode. Surface transect TDZn and TDCd concentrations were low in the Subtropical Gyre (STG), in contrast with high values in the Western Subarctic Gyre (WSG). Zn and Cd were organically complexed in most surface samples: at least one ligand class was detected for Zn and Cd, whose conditional stability constants (log K') averaged 10.2 and 10.5, respectively. These ligands were found in excess of the total dissolved metal throughout the region of study except in the WSG for Cd. Vertical distributions of TDZn and TDCd exhibited nutrient-type profiles for all the STG stations. While constant Zn/Si and Cd/P values were observed throughout the water column in the WSG, some deviations were observed within the STG. In addition, the mode and intermediate water masses of the STG displayed very high concentrations of a Zn-complexing ligand (log K' 10.0) in excess of TDZn. As these water masses moved eastward, we observed that the ligand concentrations decreased. In contrast to the STG, the upper 1000m of the WSG showed elevated concentrations of both metals. Despite elevated surface (0-200m) Zn concentrations (~2nM), a Zn-complexing ligand (log K' 9.8) was found in excess of TDZn; below the photic layer, even higher TDZn concentrations might have saturated the ligand. A ligand for Cd was present in lower-than-TDCd concentrations in the same surface waters; below them, organic complexation of Cd was observed rarely in both STG and WSG regions. By studying the geographic distribution of the total dissolved metals and ligands, along with other dissolved and particulate tracers, possible sources and transport mechanisms can be contrasted and evaluated. Furthermore, the influence of these sources and transport mechanisms on the distribution of Zn and Cd chemical species and, ultimately, the bioavailability of these micronutrient metals can be studied.

  7. Syntheses, structures and properties of three metal-organic complexes containing 2,2?-dipyridyl-5,5?-dicarboxylate ligands

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    Liu, Jiancai; Zhang, Yudong; Shang, Sensen; Li, Yanzhou; Chen, Lijuan; Zhao, Junwei

    2015-01-01

    Three new metal-organic complexes Cu[Hbpdc]2 (1), [Ni(bpdc)(H2O)]H2O (2) and [Ni(H2bpdc)(H2O)2]SO4 (3) (H2bpdc=2,2?-bipyridyl-5,5?-dicarboxylic acid) have been hydrothermally prepared and structurally characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectra, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. 1 is a 3-D supramolecular architecture formed by hydrogen bonding interactions between carboxyl O atoms and strong face-to-face ?⋯? stacking interactions between bipyridyl rings of Hbpdc- ligands, 2 exhibits an intriguing 2-D sheet constructed from [Ni(bpdc)(H2O)] units and 3 displays an infinite 1-D chain built by {[Ni(H2bpdc)(H2O)2]2+} fragments through SO42-. Moreover, thermogravimetric (TG) and derivative thermogravimetric (DTG) analyses of 3 have been conducted and the TG curve shows two-stage weight loss between 300 and 950 K and the corresponding apparent activation energies are calculated by Ozawa-Flynn-Wall (OFW) method and Friedman method. The most probable kinetic model function of the dehydration reaction of 3 has been estimated by Coats-Redfern integral method and Achar-Bridly-Sharp differential method.

  8. Cyclic (Amino)(aryl)carbenes (CAArCs) as Strong ?-Donating and ?-Accepting Ligands for Transition Metals.

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    Rao, Bin; Tang, Huarong; Zeng, Xiaoming; Liu, Liu; Melaimi, Mohand; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-12-01

    Cyclic (amino)(aryl)carbenes (CAArCs) result from the replacement of the alkyl substituent of cyclic (alkyl)(amino) carbenes (CAACs) by an aryl group. This structural modification leads to enhanced electrophilicity of the carbene center with retention of the high nucleophilicity of CAACs, and therefore CAArCs feature a small singlet-triplet gap. The isoindolium precursors are readily prepared in good yields, and deprotonation at low temperature, in the presence of [RhCl(cod)]2 and [(Me2 S)AuCl] lead to air-stable rhodium and gold CAArC-supported complexes, respectively. The rhodium complexes promote the [3+2] cycloaddition of diphenylcyclopropenone with ethyl phenylpropiolate, and induce the addition of 2-vinylpyridine to alkenes by CH activation. The gold complexes allow for the catalytic three-component preparation of 1,2-dihydroquinolines from aniline and phenyl acetylene. These preliminary results illustrate the potential of CAArC ligands in transition-metal catalysis. PMID:26457345

  9. Extraction of uranium and lead from mixed waste debris using a variety of metal/ligand complexes

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    Needham, D.A.; Duran, B.L.; Ehler, D.S.; Sauer, N.N.

    1997-12-31

    To ensure the safety of our Nation`s nuclear stockpile, Los Alamos National Laboratory is in the process of constructing the DARHT (Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test) facility. DARHT will examine the effects of aging and the stability of our stockpile. Contained testing will be phased in to reduce the impact of these tests, which contain depleted uranium, on our environment. The main focus of this research is to develop a treatment scheme for the recovery of depleted uranium and lead from shot debris that will result from these tests. The goals of this research are to optimize the conditions on a bench scale using a commercially available water soluble polymer to bind the lead and a variety of metal/ligand complexes such as 4,5-dihydroxy-1,3-benzene-disulfonic acid, dithionite, sodium carbonate/bicarbonate, and sodium hypochlorite to bind the uranium. Studies were conducted on a mixture of debris, such as wood, cable, paper towels, and tubing that contained both uranium and lead ranging in concentration from 10-1000`s of ppm of contaminants. Experiments were done varying combinations and successions of extractant solutions as well as a number of sequential extractions. Studies show that a mixture of sodium hypochlorite and carbonate removed 90+% of both uranium and lead. We then focused on a separation scheme for the lead and uranium.

  10. Hydroxylated derivatives of dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinone as redox switchable earth-alkaline metal ligands and radical scavengers

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    Gulaboski, Rubin; Bogeski, Ivan; Mirčeski, Valentin; Saul, Stephanie; Pasieka, Bastian; Haeri, Haleh H.; Stefova, Marina; Stanoeva, Jasmina Petreska; Mitrev, Saša; Hoth, Markus; Kappl, Reinhard

    2013-05-01

    Benzoquinones (BQ) have important functions in many biological processes. In alkaline environments, BQs can be hydroxylated at quinoid ring proton positions. Very little is known about the chemical reaction leading to these structural transformations as well as about the properties of the obtained hydroxyl benzoquinones. We analyzed the behavior of the naturally occurring 2,6-dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinone under alkaline conditions and show that upon substitution of methoxy-groups, poly-hydroxyl-derivatives (OHBQ) are formed. The emerging compounds with one or several hydroxyl-substituents on single or fused quinone-rings exist in oxidized or reduced states and are very stable under physiological conditions. In comparison with the parent BQs, OHBQs are stronger radical scavengers and redox switchable earth-alkaline metal ligands. Considering that hydroxylated quinones appear as biosynthetic intermediates or as products of enzymatic reactions, and that BQs present in food or administered as drugs can be hydroxylated by enzymatic pathways, highlights their potential importance in biological systems.

  11. Zn(ii) and Cu(ii) complexes containing bioactive O,O-chelated ligands: homoleptic and heteroleptic metal-based biomolecules.

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    Mendiguchia, Barbara Sanz; Aiello, Iolinda; Crispini, Alessandra

    2015-05-28

    Historically, many useful drugs have been developed from natural sources and their mechanisms of action deeply investigated for therapeutic applications. Recently, the interaction between pharmacologically active biomolecules and transition metal ions has opened the way to the construction of new drugs, where the unique properties of metal complexes are combined with the specific mechanisms of action of the coordinated bioligands of natural extraction. In this context, this perspective summarizes some recent research studies devoted to the development of new metal-based drugs containing Zn(ii) or Cu(ii) metal ions. Both metals have a strong tendency to form highly stable complexes with N,N- and O,O-donor ligands bound through chelation, giving rise, particularly when the bound organic molecules are drug candidates of natural extraction, to drug delivery systems, new biologically active complexes and potential diagnostic agents due to their intrinsic spectroscopic properties. PMID:25904400

  12. Synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity of rare earth metal ion complexes of N,N‧-bis-(2-thiophenecarboxaldimine)-3,3‧-diaminobenzidene, Schiff base ligand

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    Shakir, Mohammad; Abbasi, Ambreen; Faraz, Mohammad; Sherwani, Asif

    2015-12-01

    Lanthanide complexes of La3+, Pr3+, Nd3+, Gd3+, Er3+ of general formula [Ln2 L(H2O)4(NO3)4](NO3)2·2H2O have been synthesized from Schiff base, N,N‧-bis-(2-thiophenecarboxaldimine)-3,3‧-diaminobenzidene. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance, UV-Vis, fluorescence, FT-IR,1H NMR, mass spectroscopy, EDX, SEM and thermal analysis. FT-IR spectral data suggested that ligand coordinate with metal ions through azomethine nitrogen and uncondensed amino group. Molar conductance data revealed 1:2 electrolytic nature of complexes. From the analytical data, the stoichiometry of the complexes was found to be 1:2 (ligand:metal). Thephysico-chemical data suggested eight coordination number for Ln(III)Schiffbase complexes. SEM analysis shows morphological changes in the surfaces of complexes as compared to free ligand. Thermal decomposition profiles were consistent with proposed formulations. The anticancer activity of the complexes and theSchiffbase ligand has been studied towards human cervical cancer celllines (HeLa) and human breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7) and it was found that complexes exhibited greater activity than theSchiffbase.

  13. Three new 3D coordination polymers constructed by biphenyl-2,2‧,4,4‧-tetracarboxylic acid: Effect of metal ions and the second ligands

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    Cheng, Lin; Gou, Shaohua; Wang, Jianquan

    2011-04-01

    Three new coordination polymers with different architectures, {[Zn 2(bta)(2,2'-bipy) 2]·H 2O} n ( 1), {[Cd 2(bta)(2,2'-bipy) 2(H 2O)]·H 2O} n ( 2) and [Cd 3(bta)(Hbiim) 2(H 2biim)] n ( 3), where H 4bta = biphenyl-2,2',4,4'-tetracarboxylic acid, 2,2'-bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine and H 2biim = 1 H,1' H-2,2'-biimidazole, have been obtained by the reactions of metal nitrates, H 4bta, the second ligands and H 2O under similar hydrothermal conditions. All the polymers are three-dimensional (3D) constructions with different networks, in which 1, 2 and 3 exhibit a (4 2·8 4)- pts, (4 2·6 3·8)- sra and (4 16·6 5) topology, respectively. The bta ligands in 1- 3 adopt η 6,μ 6-hexadentate, η 8,μ 5-tetradentate and η 10,μ 7-decadaldentate coordination modes, respectively, and the corresponding angles of two benzene rings in the ligand of each compound are 45.96°, 54.93° and 52.50°, respectively. This study indicates that the natures of metal ions and the second ligands are crucial factors for self-assemble of coordination polymers.

  14. Metal flux in ligand mixtures. 2. Flux enhancement due to kinetic interplay: comparison of the reaction layer approximation with a rigorous approach.

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    Zhang, Zeshi; Buffle, Jacques; Town, Raewyn M; Puy, Jaume; van Leeuwen, Herman P

    2009-06-18

    The revisited reaction layer approximation (RLA) of metal flux at consuming interfaces in ligand mixtures, discussed in the previous paper (part 1 of this series) is systematically validated by comparison with the results of rigorous numerical simulations. The current paper focuses on conditions under which the total metal flux is enhanced in the ligand (and complex) mixture compared to the case where the individual fluxes of metal complexes are independent of each other. Such an effect is exhibited only in ligand mixtures and results from the kinetic interplay between the various complexes with different labilities. It is exemplified by the Cu/NTA/N-(2-carboxyphenyl)glycine system (see part 1 paper), in which we show that the flux due to the less labile complex (CuNTA) is increased in the presence of a ligand (2-carboxyphenyl)glycine) that forms labile Cu complexes, even when the latter is in negligible proportion in the bulk solution. This paper first explains how the so-called composite and equivalent reaction layer thicknesses computed by RLA can be determined graphically from the concentration profiles of free metal and its complexes, as obtained by rigorous calculations. This approach allows comparison between the latter and RLA predictions. Comparison between these reaction layer thicknesses is then done using the chemical system mentioned above. The mechanism of flux enhancement with this system is studied in detail by following the change of the concentration profiles and reaction layer thicknesses with the increase of concentration of the ligand forming labile complexes. The mechanism of flux enhancement is well explained by the RLA and is validated by the concentration profiles obtained by rigorous numerical simulations. Based on this validation, the RLA is used to predict the conditions of the individual complex labilities and degree of complexation required to get flux enhancement in a two-ligand system. Due to compensation effects between kinetic and thermodynamic factors, a maximum flux enhancement is observed in a specific range of ratios of the lability indices of the two complexes. Flux enhancement might play a significant role in metal uptake in environmental or biological systems and should be considered in data interpretation. PMID:19459605

  15. Bellow seal and anchor

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    Mansure, Arthur J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2001-01-01

    An annular seal is made of a collapsible bellows. The bellows can function as an anchor or a seal and is easily set into position using relative component movement. The bellows folds can be slanted and their outer sealing edges can have different profiles to meet expected conditions. The bellows is expanded for insertion to reduce its outer dimension and sets by compaction as a result of relative movement. The bellows can be straight or tapered and is settable with a minimal axial force.

  16. Synthesis, crystal structures and luminescent properties of zinc(II) metalorganic frameworks constructed from terpyridyl derivative ligand

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    Yang, Xiao-Le; Shangguan, Yi-Qing; Hu, Huai-Ming Xu, Bing; Wang, Bao-Cheng; Xie, Juan; Yuan, Fei; Yang, Meng-Lin; Dong, Fa-Xin; Xue, Gang-Lin

    2014-08-15

    Five zinc(II) metalorganic frameworks, [Zn{sub 3}(344-pytpy){sub 2}Cl{sub 6}]{sub n}?n(H{sub 2}O) (1), [Zn(344-pytpy)(ox)]{sub n} (2), [Zn{sub 2}(344-pytpy)(bdc){sub 2}]{sub n}?1.5n(H{sub 2}O) (3), [Zn{sub 2}(344-pytpy){sub 2} (sfdb){sub 2}]{sub n}?1.5n(H{sub 2}O) (4) and [Zn{sub 3}(344-pytpy){sub 2}(btc){sub 2}]{sub n}?2n(H{sub 2}O) (5), (344-pytpy=4?-(3-pyridyl)-4,2?:6?,4?-terpyridine, H{sub 2}ox=oxalic acid, H{sub 2}bdc=1,4-benzenedi-carboxylic acid, H{sub 2}sfdb=4,4?-sulfonyldibenzoic acid and H{sub 3}btc=1,3,5-benzene-tricarboxylic acid) have been prepared by hydrothermal reactions. Compound 1 is a 1D chain structure, in which 344-pytpy ligand links three Zn{sup II} centers through three of terminal N-donors. Compound 2 is a 4-connected 3D framework with the dia topological net and the Schlfli symbol of 6{sup 6}. Compound 3 displays a unusual 3-fold interpenetrating 3D coordination network which exhibits a new intriguing (3,3,4)-connected topological net with the Schlfli symbol of (4.8{sup 2})(4.8{sup 5})(8{sup 3}). Compound 4 features a two-fold interpenetrating 4-connected 2D framework with the sql topological net and the Schlfli symbol of (4{sup 4}.6{sup 2}). Compound 5 is a new self-interpenetrating (3,3,4,4)-connected topological net with the Schlfli symbol of (6.8{sup 2}){sub 2}(6{sup 2}.8{sup 2}.10.12)(6{sup 2}.8{sup 3}.10){sub 2}(6{sup 2}.8){sub 2}. The luminescence properties of 15 have been investigated by emission spectra and they possess great thermal stabilities which can be stable up to around 400 C. - Graphical abstract: Five new Zn(II) metalorganic frameworks based on dicarboxylate and terpyridyl derivative ligands have been synthesized by hydrothermal reactions, giving networks from 1D to 3D structures. The thermal stability and luminescent property have been investigated. - Highlights: Five zinc(II) metalorganic frameworks have been prepared under hydrothermal conditions. Their crystal and topological structures have been investigated. The luminescent properties have been investigated. They possess great thermal stabilities which can be stable up to around 400 C.

  17. Group 4 metal compounds incorporating the amide ligand, [N(SiMe2{C6H4-2-OMe})2](-).

    PubMed

    Evans, Lloyd T J; Farnaby, Joy H; Coles, Martyn P; Cloke, F Geoffrey N; Hitchcock, Peter B

    2015-05-21

    The anisole-substituted silyl-amide anion, [N(SiMe2{C6H4-2-OMe})2](-) (L), has been used as a pincer-type ligand in coordination chemistry. X-ray diffraction data for the lithium salt shows a trimetallic structure consisting of two equivalents of Li(L) that sequester a molecule of LiCl. The potassium salt K(L) is dimeric in the solid-state with bridging amide ligands. Each structure shows chelation of both O-donor groups to the electropositive metal. In contrast, the titanium compound Ti(L)Cl3 is four-coordinate with a monodentate amide. The zirconium compound Zr(L)2Cl2 is monometallic with a six-coordinate metal and two N,O-bidentate amides. PMID:25876026

  18. 30 CFR 57.9311 - Anchoring stationary sizing devices.

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  2. Association-dissociation of mammalian brain glutamine synthetase: effects of metal ions and other ligands

    SciTech Connect

    Denman, R.B.; Wedler, F.C.

    1984-08-01

    Glutamine synthetase from ovine brain has been found to exist in vivo and in vitro as a Mn4E complex, where E is octameric enzyme. Previously observed anomolous effects of added metal ions and protein concentration on the observed specific activity in vitro can now be explained in terms of association-dissociation of the native octamer. In the absence of glycerol, added to stabilize the enzyme for long-term storage, activity decreases sharply below 4 micrograms/ml (20 nM octamer) in assay mixtures due to dissociation of octamer to tetramer and thence to inactive monomer. No dimeric species were detectable under any conditions. The octameric species Mn4EMn4 could be activated further by Mn(II) to form a species Mn4EMn4Mn8 that has a specific activity of ca. 900 U/mg in the transferase assay. Enzyme with one Mn(II)/subunit, Mn4EMn4, associated to octamers more extensively than Mn4E. Analysis of the data by the methods of Kurganov or Thomes and co-workers indicate that the tetramer/octamer equilibrium has a Kd value of ca. 2.5 X 10(-6) M, comparable to values calculated for other enzyme systems. The specific activities for octamer and monomer in the Mg(II)-dependent transferase assay were calculated to be 200 +/- 20 and 0 U/mg, respectively. Tetramers, produced by 2 M urea and then immobilized on CNBr-activated Sepharose 4B, exhibited a specific activity that was 86% of that of the identically treated octamers. Light-scattering experiments showed that, with 1.7-2.0 Mn(II) bound per subunit, the octameric enzyme octamers can associate further to an oligomeric species (Mn4EMn4Mn8)n, where n greater than or equal to 5. This oligomerization also was promoted strongly by lanthanide ions. Mg(II), however, caused only the association of tetramer to octamer.

  3. Combining ligand design and photo-ligation to provide optimal quantum dot-bioconjugates for sensing and imaging

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    Zhan, Naiqian; Palui, Goutam; Safi, Malak; Mattoussi, Hedi

    2014-03-01

    We describe the design and synthesis of two metal-coordinating zwitterion ligands to promote the transfer of hydrophobic QDs to buffer media over broad range of conditions. The ligands are prepared by appending either one or two lipoic acid anchoring groups onto a zwitterion, LA-TEG200-ZW and bis(LA)- ZW. Combining these ligands with a photochemical reduction of the lipoic acid group in the presence of UV irradiation, provides an easy to implement method to transfer luminescent QDs to buffer media, while preserving their optical and spectroscopic properties intact. The resulting zwitterion-QDs have very thin capping shell, which allows their self-assembly with full size proteins via metal-to-histidine coordination. These conjugates have great potential for use in various bio-motivated applications.

  4. Polymer-supported sulfonated catechol and linear catechol amide ligands and their use in selective metal ion removal and recovery from aqueous solutions

    DOEpatents

    Fish, Richard H.

    1997-01-01

    The present invention concerns the synthesis of several biomimetically important polymer-supported, sulfonated catechol (PS-CATS), sulfonated bis-catechol linear amide (PS-2-6-LICAMS) and sulfonated 3,3-linear tris-catechol amide (PS-3,3-LICAMS) ligands, which chemically bond to modified 6% crosslinked macroporous polystyrene-divinylbenzene beads (PS-DVB). These polymers are useful for the for selective removal and recovery of environmentally and economically important metal ions from aqueous solution, as a function of pH. The Fe.sup.3+ ion selectivity shown for PS-CATS, PS-2-6-LICAMS, and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads in competition with a similar concentration of Cu.sup.2+, Zn.sup.2+, Mn.sup.2+, Ni.sup.2+,Mg.sup.2+, Al.sup.3+, and Cr.sup.3+ ions at pH 1-3. Further, the metal ion selectivity is changed at higher pH values in the absence of Fe.sup.3+ (for example, Hg.sup.2+ at pH 3). The rates of selective removal and recovery of the trivalent metal ions, e.g. Fe.sup.3+ Al.sup.3+ ion etc. with the PS-CATS, PS-2-6-LICAMS, and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads use determined are useful as well as equilibrium selectivity coefficient (K.sub.m) values for all metal competition studies. The chelate effect for the predisposed octahedral PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer pendant ligand is the reason that this ligand has a more pronounced selectivity for Fe.sup.3+ ion in comparison to the PS-CATS polymer beads. The predisposed square planar PS-2-6-Mn.sup.2+, Ni.sup.2+, and Mg.sup.2+, than either PS-CATS or PS-3,3-LICAMS. However, Fe.sup.3+ ion still dominates in competition with other divalent and trivalent metal ions. In the absence of Fe.sup.3+, the polymer ligand is selective for Al.sup.3+, Cu.sup.2+ or Hg.sup.2+. The changing of the cavity size from two CH.sub.2 groups to six CH.sub.2 groups in the PS-2-6-LICAMS polymer pendant ligand series does not effect the order of metal ion selectivity.

  5. Polymer-supported sulfonated catechol and linear catechol amide ligands and their use in selective metal ion removal and recovery from aqueous solutions

    DOEpatents

    Fish, R.H.

    1997-04-22

    The present invention concerns the synthesis of several biomimetically important polymer-supported, sulfonated catechol (PS-CATS), sulfonated bis-catechol linear amide (PS-2-6-LICAMS) and sulfonated 3,3-linear tris-catechol amide (PS-3,3-LICAMS) ligands, which chemically bond to modified 6% crosslinked macroporous polystyrene-divinylbenzene beads (PS-DVB). These polymers are useful for the for selective removal and recovery of environmentally and economically important metal ions from aqueous solution, as a function of pH. The Fe{sup 3+} ion selectivity shown for PS-CATS, PS-2-6-LICAMS, and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads in competition with a similar concentration of Cu{sup 2+}, Zn{sup 2+}, Mn{sup 2+}, Ni{sup 2+}, Mg{sup 2+}, Al{sup 3+}, and Cr{sup 3+} ions at pH 1--3. Further, the metal ion selectivity is changed at higher pH values in the absence of Fe{sup 3+} (for example, Hg{sup 2+} at pH 3). The rates of selective removal and recovery of the trivalent metal ions, e.g. Fe{sup 3+}, Al{sup 3+} ion etc. with the PS-CATS, PS-2-6-LICAMS, and PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer beads use determined are useful as well as equilibrium selectivity coefficient (K{sub m}) values for all metal competition studies. The chelate effect for the predisposed octahedral PS-3,3-LICAMS polymer pendant ligand is the reason that this ligand has a more pronounced selectivity for Fe{sup 3+} ion in comparison to the PS-CATS polymer beads. The predisposed square planar PS-2-6-Mn{sup 2+}, Ni{sup 2+}, and Mg{sup 2+}, than either PS-CATS or PS-3,3-LICAMS. However, Fe{sup 3+} ion still dominates in competition with other divalent and trivalent metal ions. In the absence of Fe{sup 3+}, the polymer ligand is selective for Al{sup 3+}, Cu{sup 2+} or Hg{sup 2+}. The changing of the cavity size from two CH{sub 2} groups to six CH{sub 2} groups in the PS-2-6-LICAMS polymer pendant ligand series does not effect the order of metal ion selectivity. 9 figs.

  6. Synthesis and reactivity of metal complexes supported by the tetradentate monoanionic ligand bis(2-picolyl)(2-hydroxy-3,5-di-tert-butylbenzyl)amide (BPPA).

    PubMed

    Chomitz, Wayne A; Minasian, Stefan G; Sutton, Andrew D; Arnold, John

    2007-08-20

    Metal-halide complexes of Ti, V, Y, Zr, Al, Ga, and U supported by the tetradentate monoanionic (TDMA) ligand bis(2-picolyl)(2-hydroxy-3,5-di-tert-butylbenzyl)amine, H(BPPA), were synthesized and spectroscopically characterized. In addition, the complexes (BPPA)TiCl2, (BPPA)VBr2, [(BPPA)YCl2]2, (BPPA)AlCl2, (BPPA)GaCl2, and (BPPA)UI3 were characterized by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. In all cases the ligand is bound kappa4 to the metal center. All structurally characterized compounds are monomeric in the solid-state with the exception of [(BPPA)YCl2]2, which exists as a dimer in the solid-state. The metal-alkyl complexes (BPPA)AlMe2 and (BPPA)Zr(CH2Ph)3 were also synthesized and characterized, and an X-ray structure of (BPPA)Zr(CH2Ph)3 was obtained. The transformation of BPPA from a monoanionic to a dianionic ligand via proton abstraction was observed and monitored by NMR spectroscopy. PMID:17655225

  7. Covalent attachment of diphosphine ligands to glassy carbon electrodes via Cu-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition. Metallation with Ni(II).

    PubMed

    Das, Atanu K; Engelhard, Mark H; Lense, Sheri; Roberts, John A S; Bullock, R Morris

    2015-07-21

    Covalent tethering of P(Ph)2N(C6H4C≡CH)2 ligands (P(Ph)2N(C6H4C≡CH)2 = 1,5-di-(4-ethynylphenyl)-3,7-diphenyl-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctane) to planar, azide-terminated glassy carbon electrode surfaces has been accomplished using a Cu(I)-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (CuAAC) coupling reaction, using a BH3←P protection-deprotection strategy. Deprotected, surface-confined ligands were metallated using [Ni(II)(MeCN)6](BF4)2. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic measurements demonstrate that metallation introduced 1.3 equivalents Ni(II) per diphosphine onto the electrode surface. Exposure of the surface to a second diphosphine ligand, P(Ph)2N(Ph)2, resulted in the removal of Ni from the surface. Protection, coupling, deprotection, and metallation conditions were optimized using solution-phase model systems, with benzyl azide as a model for the azide-terminated carbon surface; these reactions generate a [Ni(II)(diphosphine)2](2+) complex. PMID:25811536

  8. Hydrothermal synthesis of an ortho-metallated Co(III) complex anchored by a carboxylate group with a selective oxidation catalytic property.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Shi-Yuan; Shi, Wei; Ma, Jian-Gong; Zhang, Yu-Qi; Zhang, Zhen-Jie; Cheng, Peng

    2013-03-28

    An air-stable and water-tolerant ortho-metallated complex [Co(tfb)(bpy)(2)](NO(3))3H(2)O was obtained via hydrothermal synthesis. The mechanism for the formation of Co-C bond was studied using both DFT calculations and experimental analysis. This highly stable complex exhibits good catalytic performance for the selective oxidation of cyclohexane. PMID:23348750

  9. Halogen-bridged metal-organic frameworks constructed from bipyridinium-based ligand: structures, photochromism and non-destructive readout luminescence switching.

    PubMed

    Yang, Xiao-Dong; Chen, Cheng; Zhang, Ya-Jun; Cai, Li-Xuan; Tan, Bin; Zhang, Jie

    2016-03-21

    Two isomorphous halogen-bridged metal-organic frameworks have been solvothermally synthesized based on the bipyridinium ligand and structurally characterized. The two compounds show an eye-detectable color development upon light irradiation, but different coloration degrees. The relationship between the structure and photosensitivity has been studied in detail. The photochromic properties of the bipyridinium unit have been used to modulate the luminescence under light illumination. Compound 1 is the first example showing photo-modulated luminescence switching featuring a non-destructive readout capability based on transition metals. PMID:26740121

  10. Monitoring the solid-state electrochemistry of Cu(2,7-AQDC) (AQDC = anthraquinone dicarboxylate) in a lithium battery: coexistence of metal and ligand redox activities in a metal-organic framework.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Zhongyue; Yoshikawa, Hirofumi; Awaga, Kunio

    2014-11-19

    By adopting a facile synthetic strategy, we obtained a microporous redox-active metal-organic framework (MOF), namely, Cu(2,7-AQDC) (2,7-H2AQDC = 2,7-anthraquinonedicarboxylic acid) (1), and utilized it as a cathode active material in lithium batteries. With a voltage window of 4.0-1.7 V, both metal clusters and anthraquinone groups in the ligands exhibited reversible redox activity. The valence change of copper cations was clearly evidenced by in situ XANES analysis. By controlling the voltage window of operation, extremely high recyclability of batteries was achieved, suggesting the framework was robust. This MOF is the first example of a porous material showing independent redox activity on both metal cluster nodes and ligand sites. PMID:25365211

  11. Synthesis, crystal structures and luminescent properties of zinc(II) metal-organic frameworks constructed from terpyridyl derivative ligand

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    Yang, Xiao-Le; Shangguan, Yi-Qing; Hu, Huai-Ming; Xu, Bing; Wang, Bao-Cheng; Xie, Juan; Yuan, Fei; Yang, Meng-Lin; Dong, Fa-Xin; Xue, Gang-Lin

    2014-08-01

    Five zinc(II) metal-organic frameworks, [Zn3(344-pytpy)2Cl6]nn(H2O) (1), [Zn(344-pytpy)(ox)]n (2), [Zn2(344-pytpy)(bdc)2]n1.5n(H2O) (3), [Zn2(344-pytpy)2 (sfdb)2]n1.5n(H2O) (4) and [Zn3(344-pytpy)2(btc)2]n2n(H2O) (5), (344-pytpy=4?-(3-pyridyl)-4,2?:6?,4?-terpyridine, H2ox=oxalic acid, H2bdc=1,4-benzenedi-carboxylic acid, H2sfdb=4,4?-sulfonyldibenzoic acid and H3btc=1,3,5-benzene-tricarboxylic acid) have been prepared by hydrothermal reactions. Compound 1 is a 1D chain structure, in which 344-pytpy ligand links three ZnII centers through three of terminal N-donors. Compound 2 is a 4-connected 3D framework with the dia topological net and the Schlfli symbol of 66. Compound 3 displays a unusual 3-fold interpenetrating 3D coordination network which exhibits a new intriguing (3,3,4)-connected topological net with the Schlfli symbol of (4.82)(4.85)(83). Compound 4 features a two-fold interpenetrating 4-connected 2D framework with the sql topological net and the Schlfli symbol of (44.62). Compound 5 is a new self-interpenetrating (3,3,4,4)-connected topological net with the Schlfli symbol of (6.82)2(62.82.10.12)(62.83.10)2(62.8)2. The luminescence properties of 1-5 have been investigated by emission spectra and they possess great thermal stabilities which can be stable up to around 400 C.

  12. 2,3-Di(2-pyridyl)-5-phenylpyrazine: a NN-CNN-type bridging ligand for dinuclear transition-metal complexes.

    PubMed

    Wu, Si-Hai; Zhong, Yu-Wu; Yao, Jiannian

    2013-07-01

    A new bridging ligand, 2,3-di(2-pyridyl)-5-phenylpyrazine (dpppzH), has been synthesized. This ligand was designed so that it could bind two metals through a NN-CNN-type coordination mode. The reaction of dpppzH with cis-[(bpy)2RuCl2] (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) affords monoruthenium complex [(bpy)2Ru(dpppzH)](2+) (1(2+)) in 64?% yield, in which dpppzH behaves as a NN bidentate ligand. The asymmetric biruthenium complex [(bpy)2Ru(dpppz)Ru(Mebip)](3+) (2(3+)) was prepared from complex 1(2+) and [(Mebip)RuCl3] (Mebip = bis(N-methylbenzimidazolyl)pyridine), in which one hydrogen atom on the phenyl ring of dpppzH is lost and the bridging ligand binds to the second ruthenium atom in a CNN tridentate fashion. In addition, the RuPt heterobimetallic complex [(bpy)2Ru(dpppz)Pt(C?CPh)](2+) (4(2+)) has been prepared from complex 1(2+), in which the bridging ligand binds to the platinum atom through a CNN binding mode. The electronic properties of these complexes have been probed by using electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques and studied by theoretical calculations. Complex 1(2+) is emissive at room temperature, with an emission ?max = 695?nm. No emission was detected for complex 2(3+) at room temperature in MeCN, whereas complex 4(2+) displayed an emission at about 750?nm. The emission properties of these complexes are compared to those of previously reported Ru and RuPt bimetallic complexes with a related ligand, 2,3-di(2-pyridyl)-5,6-diphenylpyrazine. PMID:23640789

  13. Role of the chemically non-innocent ligand in the catalytic formation of hydrogen and carbon dioxide from methanol and water with the metal as the spectator.

    PubMed

    Li, Haixia; Hall, Michael B

    2015-09-30

    The catalytic mechanism for the production of H2 and CO2 from CH3OH and H2O by [K(dme)2][Ru(H) (trop2dad)] (K(dme)2.1_exp) was investigated by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Since the reaction occurs under mild conditions and at reasonable rates, it could be considered an ideal way to use methanol to store hydrogen. The predicted mechanism begins with the dehydrogenation of methanol to formaldehyde through a new ligand-ligand bifunctional mechanism, where two hydrogen atoms of CH3OH eliminate to the ligand's N and C atoms, a mechanism that is more favorable than the previously known mechanisms, β-H elimination, or the metal-ligand bifunctional. The key initiator of this first step is formed by migration of the hydride in 1 from the ruthenium to the meta-carbon atom, which generates 1″ with a frustrated Lewis pair in the ring between N and C. Hydroxide, formed when 1″ cleaves H2O, reacts rapidly with CH2O to give H2C(OH)O(-), which subsequently donates a hydride to 6 to generate HCOOH and 5. HCOOH then protonates 5 to give formate and a neutral complex, 4, with a fully hydrogenated ligand. The hydride of formate transfers to 6, releasing CO2. The fully hydrogenated complex, 4, is first deprotonated by OH(-) to form 5, which then releases hydrogen to regenerate the catalyst, 1″. In this mechanism, which explains the experimental observations, the whole reaction occurs on the chemically non-innocent ligand with the ruthenium atom appearing as a spectator. PMID:26320885

  14. The effect of pH and temperature on the sorption of zinc(II), cadmium(II), and aluminum(III) onto new metal-ligand complexes of sporopollenin

    SciTech Connect

    Pehlivan, E.; Ersoz, M.; Pehlivan, M.; Yildiz, S.; Duncan, H.J.

    1995-03-15

    Sorption of metal ions from aqueous solution onto metal-ligand complexes of sporopollenin derivatives has been measured as a function of pH at several temperatures between 20 and 50 C. Novel metal-ligand exchange resins possessing oxime and carboxylic acid side arm functionality were prepared through the reaction of diaminosporopollenin with dichloro-antiglyoxime and bromoacetic acid. The pH dependencies and sorption isotherms of various metal ions such as Zn (II), Cd(II), and Al(III) on the resin were investigated from aqueous solution. The sorption behavior of these metal-ligand complexes of sporopollenin derivatives and the possibilities of selectively removing and recovering heavy metals are explained on the basis of their chemical nature and complex properties and the results are interpreted in terms of the variations of pH.

  15. Electroabsorption spectroscopy of charge-transfer states of transition-metal complexes. 2. Metal-to-ligand and ligand-to-metal charge-transfer excited states of pentaammineruthenium complexes

    SciTech Connect

    Shin, Y.G.K.; Brunschwig, B.S.; Creutz, C.; Sutin, N.

    1996-05-16

    The absorption spectra of Ru{sup II}(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}L and Ru{sup III}(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}L (L is an aromatic N-heterocycle or nitrile) complexes in 50:50 glycerol-water glasses at 77 K (D{sub s} = 3.9) are a function of the applied field in the 10{sup 6}-10{sup 7} V/m range. Analysis of the spectra in terms of the Liptay equations yields ground-excited state dipole-moment differences ranging from 4 to 37 D, depending upon the nature of L. The measured dipole moment differences, particularly those for the MLCT transitions, are much smaller than the values estimated from a simple consideration of the electron-transfer distances. The discrepancy between the observed and naive dipole moment estimates arises mainly from the multielectron nature of the response to excitation. Good agreement is obtained with the predictions of a model which includes refinement of the effective electron-transfer distance, the shift in the valence electron distribution in the excited state, and the effects of electron delocalization ({pi}-backbonding for Ru(II) and {pi}-bonding for the Ru(III) complexes). Other contributions, namely the dipole moment induced by the NH{sub 3} ligands and by the surrounding solvent molecules, are also considered. 55 refs., 11 figs., 4 tabs.

  16. CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF GLYCOSYLPHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOL ANCHORS

    PubMed Central

    Swarts, Benjamin M.; Guo, Zhongwu

    2013-01-01

    Many eukaryotic cell-surface proteins and glycoproteins are anchored to the plasma membrane by glycosylphosphatidylinositols (GPIs), a family of glycolipids that are post-translationally attached to proteins at their C-termini. GPIs and GPI-anchored proteins play important roles in many biological and pathological events, such as cell recognition and adhesion, signal transduction, host defense, and acting as receptors for viruses and toxins. Chemical synthesis of structurally defined GPI anchors and GPI derivatives is a necessary step toward understanding the properties and functions of these molecules in biological systems and exploring their potential therapeutic applications. In the first part of this comprehensive article on the chemical synthesis of GPIs, classic syntheses of naturally occurring GPI anchors from protozoan parasites, yeast, and mammals are covered. The second part of the article focuses on recent diversity-oriented strategies for the synthesis of GPI anchors containing unsaturated lipids, “click chemistry” tags, and highly branched and modified structures. PMID:22794184

  17. Formation of a Metal-to-Nitrogen Bond of Normal Length by a Neutral Sufonamide Group within a Tridentate Ligand. A New Approach to Radiopharmaceutical Bioconjugation

    PubMed Central

    Perera, Theshini; Abhayawardhana, Pramuditha; Marzilli, Patricia A.; Fronczek, Frank R.

    2014-01-01

    We demonstrate that a tertiary sulfonamide group, N(SO2R)R?2, can re-hybridize to form a MN bond of normal length even when the group is in a linear tridentate ligand, such as in the new tridentate N(SO2R)dpa ligands derived from di-(2-picolyl)amine (N(H)dpa). N(SO2R)dpa ligands were used to prepare fac-[Re(CO)3(N(SO2R)dpa)](PF6 or BF4) complexes. Structural characterization of the new complexes established that the tertiary sulfonamide nitrogen atom binds to Re with concomitant sp2-to-sp3 re-hybridization, facilitating facial coordination. The new fac-[Re(CO)3(N(SO2R)dpa)]X structures provide the only examples for any metal with the sulfonamide as part of a noncyclic linear tridentate ligand and with a normal metal-to-nitrogen(tertiary sulfonamide) bond length. Rare previous examples of such normal MN bonds have been found only in more constrained situations, such as with tripodal tetradentate ligands. Our long-term objectives for the new tridentate N(SO2R)dpa ligands are to develop the fundamental chemistry relevant to the eventual use of the fac-[MI(CO)3]+ core (M = 99mTc, 186/188Re) in imaging and therapy. The sulfonamide group uniquely contributes to two of our goals: expanding ways to conjugate the fac-[MI(CO)3]+ core to biological molecules and also developing new symmetrical tridentate ligands that can coordinate facially to this core. Tests of our conjugation method, conducted by linking the fac-[ReI(CO)3]+ core to a new tetraarylporphyrin (T(N(SO2C6H4)dpa)P) as well as to a dansyl (5-(dimethylamino)naphthalene-1-sulfonyl) group, demonstrate that large molecular fragments can be tethered via a coordinated tertiary sulfonamide linkage to this core. PMID:23421481

  18. Formation of a metal-to-nitrogen bond of normal length by a neutral sufonamide group within a tridentate ligand. A new approach to radiopharmaceutical bioconjugation.

    PubMed

    Perera, Theshini; Abhayawardhana, Pramuditha; Marzilli, Patricia A; Fronczek, Frank R; Marzilli, Luigi G

    2013-03-01

    We demonstrate that a tertiary sulfonamide group, N(SO2R)R'2, can rehybridize to form a M-N bond of normal length even when the group is in a linear tridentate ligand, such as in the new tridentate N(SO2R)dpa ligands derived from di-(2-picolyl)amine (N(H)dpa). N(SO2R)dpa ligands were used to prepare fac-[Re(CO)3(N(SO2R)dpa)](PF6 or BF4) complexes. Structural characterization of the new complexes established that the tertiary sulfonamide nitrogen atom binds to Re with concomitant sp(2)-to-sp(3) rehybridization, facilitating facial coordination. The new fac-[Re(CO)3(N(SO2R)dpa)]X structures provide the only examples for any metal with the sulfonamide as part of a noncyclic linear tridentate ligand and with a normal metal-to-nitrogen(tertiary sulfonamide) bond length. Rare previous examples of such normal M-N bonds have been found only in more constrained situations, such as with tripodal tetradentate ligands. Our long-term objectives for the new tridentate N(SO2R)dpa ligands are to develop the fundamental chemistry relevant to the eventual use of the fac-[M(I)(CO)3](+) core (M = (99m)Tc, (186/188)Re) in imaging and therapy. The sulfonamide group uniquely contributes to two of our goals: expanding ways to conjugate the fac-[M(I)(CO)3](+) core to biological molecules and also developing new symmetrical tridentate ligands that can coordinate facially to this core. Tests of our conjugation method, conducted by linking the fac-[Re(I)(CO)3](+) core to a new tetraarylporphyrin (T(N(SO2C6H4)dpa)P) as well as to a dansyl (5-(dimethylamino)naphthalene-1-sulfonyl) group, demonstrate that large molecular fragments can be tethered via a coordinated tertiary sulfonamide linkage to this core. PMID:23421481

  19. Multidentate zwitterionic ligands provide compact and highly biocompatible quantum dots.

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    Zhan, Naiqian; Palui, Goutam; Safi, Malak; Ji, Xin; Mattoussi, Hedi

    2013-09-18

    Hydrophilic functional semiconductor nanocrystals that are also compact provide greatly promising platforms for use in bioinspired applications and are thus highly needed. To address this, we designed a set of metal coordinating ligands where we combined two lipoic acid groups, bis(LA)-ZW, (as a multicoordinating anchor) with a zwitterion group for water compatibility. We further combined this ligand design with a new photoligation strategy, which relies on optical means instead of chemical reduction of the lipoic acid, to promote the transfer of CdSe-ZnS QDs to buffer media. In particular, we found that the QDs photoligated with this zwitterion-terminated bis(lipoic) acid exhibit great colloidal stability over a wide range of pHs, to an excess of electrolytes, and in the presence of growth media and reducing agents, in addition to preserving their optical and spectroscopic properties. These QDs are also stable at nanomolar concentrations and under ambient conditions (room temperature and white light exposure), a very promising property for fluorescent labeling in biology. In addition, the compact ligands permitted metal-histidine self-assembly between QDs photoligated with bis(LA)-ZW and two different His-tagged proteins, maltose binding protein and fluorescent mCherry protein. The remarkable stability of QDs capped with these multicoordinating and compact ligands over a broad range of conditions and at very small concentrations, combined with the compatibility with metal-histidine conjugation, could be very useful for a variety of applications, ranging from protein tracking and ligand-receptor binding to intracellular sensing using energy transfer interactions. PMID:24003892

  20. Bio-sensitive activities of coordination compounds containing 1,10-phenanthroline as co-ligand: Synthesis, structural elucidation and DNA binding properties of metal(II) complexes

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    Raman, Natarajan; Mahalakshmi, Rajkumar; Mitu, Liviu

    2014-10-01

    Present work reports the DNA binding and cleavage characteristics of a series of mixed-ligand complexes having the composition [M(L)(phen)2]Cl2 (where M = Cu(II), Ni(II), Co(II) and Zn(II) and phen as co-ligand) in detail. Their structural features and other properties have been deduced from their elemental analyses, magnetic susceptibility and molar conductivity as well as from IR, UV-Vis, 1H NMR and EPR spectral studies. The UV-Vis, magnetic susceptibility and EPR spectral data of metal complexes suggest an octahedral geometry. The binding properties of these complexes with calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) have been explored using electronic absorption spectroscopy, viscosity measurement, cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry. The DNA-binding constants for Cu(II), Ni(II), Co(II), and Zn(II) complexes are 6.14 105 M-1, 1.8 105 M-1, 6.7 104 M-1 and 2.5 104 M-1 respectively. Detailed analysis reveals that these complexes interact with DNA through intercalation binding. Nuclease activity has also been investigated by gel electrophoresis. Moreover, the synthesized Schiff base and its mixed-ligand complexes have been screened for antibacterial and antifungal activities. The data reveal that the complexes exhibit higher activity than the parent ligand.

  1. New fluorescence PET systems based on N2S2 pyridine-anthracene-containing macrocyclic ligands. spectrophotometric, spectrofluorimetric, and metal ion binding studies.

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    Tamayo, Abel; Lodeiro, Carlos; Escriche, Lluis; Casab, Jaume; Covelo, Berta; Gonzlez, Pablo

    2005-10-31

    Three new fluorescent devices for protons and metal ions have been synthesized and characterized, and their photophysical properties have been explored; these are the macrocycles 7-(9-anthracenylmethyl)-3,11-dithia-7,17-diazabicyclo[11.3.1]heptadeca-1(17),13,15-triene (L1) and 7-(10-methyl-9-anthracenylmethyl)-3,11-dithia-7,17-diazabicyclo[11.3.1]heptadeca-1(17),13,15-triene (L2) and the bis macrocycle 7,7'-[9,10-anthracenediylbis(methylene)]bis-3,11-dithia-7,17-diazabicyclo[11.3.1]heptadeca-1(17),13,15-triene (L3). All these systems have a pyridil-thioether-containing macrocycles as a binding site and an anthracene moiety as a signaling agent. The coordination properties of these ligands toward Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Zn(II), and Pd(II) have been studied in solution and in the solid state. The addition of these metal ions to dichloromethane solutions of L1, L2, and L3 produce strong changes in the absorption and emission spectra of these ligands. The stoichiometry of the species, formed at 298 K, have been determined from absorption and fluorescence titrations. The Co(II) and Cu(II) complexes of L1 have been studied by EPR spectroscopy. This last complex and its free ligand have also been characterized by X-ray crystallography. PMID:16241161

  2. Crystal structure of nonadentate tricompartmental ligand derived from pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid: Spectroscopic, electrochemical and thermal investigations of its transition metal(II) complexes

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    Vadavi, Ramesh S.; Shenoy, Rashmi V.; Badiger, Dayananda S.; Gudasi, Kalagouda B.; Devi, L. Gomathi; Nethaji, Munirathinam

    2011-07-01

    The coordinating behavior of a new dihydrazone ligand, 2,6-bis[(3-methoxysalicylidene)hydrazinocarbonyl]pyridine towards manganese(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II), copper(II), zinc(II) and cadmium(II) has been described. The metal complexes were characterized by magnetic moments, conductivity measurements, spectral (IR, NMR, UV-Vis, FAB-Mass and EPR) and thermal studies. The ligand crystallizes in triclinic system, space group P-1, with ? = 98.491(10), ? = 110.820(10) and ? = 92.228(10). The cell dimensions are a = 10.196(7) , b = 10.814(7) , c = 10.017(7) , Z = 2 and V = 1117.4(12). IR spectral studies reveal the nonadentate behavior of the ligand. All the complexes are neutral in nature and possess six-coordinate geometry around each metal center. The X-band EPR spectra of copper(II) complex at both room temperature and liquid nitrogen temperature showed unresolved broad signals with giso = 2.106. Cyclic voltametric studies of copper(II) complex at different scan rates reveal that all the reaction occurring are irreversible.

  3. Synthesis, spectral and magnetic studies of mono- and bi-nuclear metal complexes of a new bis(tridentate NO2) Schiff base ligand derived from 4,6-diacetylresorcinol and ethanolamine.

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    Shebl, Magdy

    2009-07-15

    A new bis(tridentate NO2) Schiff base ligand, H(4)L, was prepared by the reaction of the bifunctional carbonyl compound; 4,6-diacetylresorcinol (DAR) with ethanolamine. The ligand reacted with iron(III), cobalt(II), nickel(II), copper(II), zinc(II), cadmium(II), cerium(III) and uranyl(VI) ions, in absence and in presence of LiOH, to yield mono- and bi-nuclear complexes with different coordinating sites. The ligand and its metal complexes were characterized by elemental analyses, IR, (1)H NMR, electronic, ESR and mass spectra, conductivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements as well as thermal analyses. In absence of LiOH, mononuclear complexes (2, 3 and 5-9) as well as binuclear complexes (1 and 4) were obtained. In mononuclear complexes, the ligand acted as a neutral, mono- and di-basic/bi- and tetra-dentate ligand while in binuclear complexes (1 and 4), the ligand acted as a bis(mono- or di-basic/tridentate) ligand. On the other hand, in presence of LiOH, only binuclear complexes (10-15) were obtained in which the ligand acted as a bis(dibasic tridentate) ligand. The metal complexes exhibited different geometrical arrangements such as octahedral, tetrahedral, square planar, square pyramidal and pentagonal bipyramidal arrangements. PMID:19345138

  4. Radical Monocationic Guanidino-Functionalized Aromatic Compounds (GFAs) as Bridging Ligands in Dinuclear Metal Acetate Complexes: Synthesis, Electronic Structure, and Magnetic Coupling.

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    Eberle, Benjamin; Damjanović, Marko; Enders, Markus; Leingang, Simone; Pfisterer, Jessica; Krämer, Christoph; Hübner, Olaf; Kaifer, Elisabeth; Himmel, Hans-Jörg

    2016-02-15

    In this work, the oxidation of several new dinuclear metal (M) acetate complexes of the redox-active guanidino-functionalized aromatic compound (GFA) 1,2,4,5-tetrakis(tetramethylguanidino)benzene (1) was studied. The complexes [1{M(OAc)2}2] (M = Ni or Pd) were oxidized to the radical monocationic complexes [1{M(OAc)2}2](+ •). From CV (cyclic voltammetry) measurements, the Gibbs free enthalpy for disproportionation of [1{M(OAc)2}2](+ •) into [1{M(OAc)2}2] and [1{M(OAc)2}2](2+) could be estimated to be roughly +20 kJ mol(-1) in CH2Cl2 solution. A characteristic feature of the [1{M(OAc)2}2](+ •) complexes is the presence of intense metal-ligand charge-transfer bands in the electronic absorption spectra. The complex [1{Ni(OAc)2}2](+ •) combines three paramagnetic centers with four metal-centered unpaired electrons and a ligand centered π-radical and exhibits a sextet electronic ground state. Spin distribution of the Ni complexes was evaluated by paramagnetic (1)H and (13)C NMR and was correlated with calculations. The strong ferromagnetic metal-ligand magnetic coupling was studied in the solid state by magnetometric (SQUID) measurements and by quantum chemical (DFT) calculations. The temperature dependence of the paramagnetic NMR shift was used for the evaluation of the magnetic coupling between the Ni centers and the π-radical in solution. PMID:26814470

  5. Synthesis and DNA binding studies of Ni(II), Co(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) metal complexes of N 1,N 5-bis[pyridine-2-methylene]-thiocarbohydrazone Schiff-base ligand

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    Tiwari, A. D.; Mishra, A. K.; Mishra, S. B.; Mamba, B. B.; Maji, B.; Bhattacharya, S.

    2011-09-01

    The thiocarbohydrazone Schiff-base ligand with a nitrogen and sulphur donor was synthesized through condensation of pyridine-2-carbaldehyde and thiocarbohydrazide. Schiff-base ligands have the ability to conjugate with metal salts. A series of metal complexes with a general formula [MCl 2(H 2L)] nH 2O (M dbnd Ni, Co, Cu and Zn) were synthesized by forming complexes of the N 1,N 5-bis[pyridine-2-methylene]-thiocarbohydrazone (H 2L) Schiff-base ligand. These metal complexes and ligand were characterized by using ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis), Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR), 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy, physicochemical characterization, CHNS and conductivity. The biological activity of the synthesized ligand was investigated by using Escherichia coli DNA as target. The DNA interaction of the synthesized ligand and complexes on E. coli plasmid DNA was investigated in the aqueous medium by UV-Vis spectroscopy and the binding constant ( Kb) was calculated. The DNA binding studies showed that the metal complexes had an improved interaction due to trans-geometrical isomers of the complexes than ligand isomers in cis-positions.

  6. Facile estimation of catalytic activity and selectivities in copolymerization of propylene oxide with carbon dioxide mediated by metal complexes with planar tetradentate ligand.

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    Ohkawara, Takahiro; Suzuki, Kohei; Nakano, Koji; Mori, Seiji; Nozaki, Kyoko

    2014-07-30

    Mechanistic studies were conducted to estimate (1) catalytic activity for PPC, (2) PPC/CPC selectivity, and (3) PPC/PPO selectivity for the metal-catalyzed copolymerization of propylene oxide with carbon dioxide [PPC: poly(propylene carbonate); CPC = cyclic propylene carbonate; PPO: poly(propylene oxide)]. Density functional theory (DFT) studies demonstrated that the ?G(crb) - ?G(epx) value should be an effective indicator for the catalytic activities [?G(epx): dissociation energy of ethylene oxide from the epoxide-coordinating metal complex; ?G(crb): dissociation energy of methyl carbonate from the metal-carbonate complex]. In addition, metal complexes with a subthreshold ?G(epx) value were found to show low PPC/CPC selectivity. The PPC/PPO selectivity was related to the ?G(alk) - ?G(epx) value and steric environment around the metal center (?G(alk): dissociation energy of alkoxide ligand from the metal center). Based on the mechanistic studies, two metal complexes were designed and applied to the copolymerization to support validity of these indicators. The results presented here should be useful for brand-new catalyst candidates since these indicators can be easily calculated by DFT method without computing transition states. PMID:25025746

  7. [Zn 2(BTDA)(bpy)(H 2O)]0.5bpy: a new three-dimensional metal-organic framework constructed from flexible and rigid mixed ligands

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    Hong, Jun

    2005-10-01

    A new three-dimensional metal-organic framework, [Zn 2(BTDA)(bpy)(H 2O)]0.5bpy ( 1) (BTDC=3,3',4,4'-benzophenone tetracarboxylate, bpy=4,4'-bipyridine), has been prepared with the contemporary use of two different kinds of ligands, the rigid 4,4'-bipyridyl (bpy) and the V-shaped flexible multi-carboxylic ligands H 4BTDC, and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The three-dimensional framework is assembled from bpy-pillared two-dimensional sheets and contains one-dimensional rhombus channels with the dimensions of 4.0612.07 . Furthermore, compound 1 shows blue photoluminescent property at room temperature.

  8. The effect of thermal motion on the electron localization in metal-to-ligand charge transfer excitations in [Fe(bpy)3](2+).

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    Domingo, Alex; Sousa, Carmen; de Graaf, Coen

    2014-12-21

    Accurate electronic structure calculations of the lowest excited states have been performed on twenty snapshots of a molecular dynamics simulation of [Fe(bpy)3](2+) dissolved in water. The thermal motion distorts the structure of the complex from its average D3 symmetry, causing the localization on one bipyridine ligand of the excited electron in the metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) state. The excitation energy is about 0.25 eV lower than that for the delocalized description of the MLCT state and is in good agreement with experiments. The composition of the MLCT band is carefully analyzed and the effect of thermal motion on the mechanism of light-induced spin crossover is discussed. PMID:25360630

  9. Complexation of nitrogen and sulphur donor Schiff's base ligand to Cr(III) and Ni(II) metal ions: Synthesis, spectroscopic and antipathogenic studies

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    Sharma, Amit Kumar; Chandra, Sulekh

    2011-01-01

    2,6-Diacetyl pyridine based ligand was synthesized by the reaction of 2,6-diacetyl pyridine with thiocarbohydrazide in presence of acetic acid. The coordination compounds with Cr(III) and Ni(II) metal ions having [Cr(L)X]X 2 and [Ni(L)X]X compositions (where L = ligand and X = NO 3-, Cl - and CH 3COO -) were synthesized and characterized by physicochemical and spectral studies. The studies like elemental analyses, molar conductance measurements, magnetic susceptibility measurements, IR, UV-Vis, NMR, mass and EPR reveal that the complexes are octahedral. The compounds were examined against the pathogenic fungal and bacterial strains like Alternaria brassicae, Aspergillus niger, Fusarium oxysporum, Xanthomonas compestris and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A. niger causes the diseases Apergillosis and Otomycosis in humans.

  10. Complexation of nitrogen and sulphur donor Schiff's base ligand to Cr(III) and Ni(II) metal ions: synthesis, spectroscopic and antipathogenic studies.

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    Sharma, Amit Kumar; Chandra, Sulekh

    2011-01-01

    2,6-diacetyl pyridine based ligand was synthesized by the reaction of 2,6-diacetyl pyridine with thiocarbohydrazide in presence of acetic acid. The coordination compounds with Cr(III) and Ni(II) metal ions having [Cr(L)X]X2 and [Ni(L)X]X compositions (where L=ligand and X=NO3-, Cl- and CH3COO-) were synthesized and characterized by physicochemical and spectral studies. The studies like elemental analyses, molar conductance measurements, magnetic susceptibility measurements, IR, UV-Vis, NMR, mass and EPR reveal that the complexes are octahedral. The compounds were examined against the pathogenic fungal and bacterial strains like Alternaria brassicae, Aspergillus niger, Fusarium oxysporum, Xanthomonas compestris and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A. niger causes the diseases Apergillosis and Otomycosis in humans. PMID:21094079

  11. Granular Simulation of NEO Anchoring

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    Mazhar, Hammad

    2011-01-01

    NASA is interested in designing a spacecraft capable of visiting a Near Earth Object (NEO), performing experiments, and then returning safely. Certain periods of this mission will require the spacecraft to remain stationary relative to the NEO. Such situations require an anchoring mechanism that is compact, easy to deploy and upon mission completion, easily removed. The design philosophy used in the project relies on the simulation capability of a multibody dynamics physics engine. On Earth it is difficult to create low gravity conditions and testing in low gravity environments, whether artificial or in space is costly and therefore not feasible. Through simulation, gravity can be controlled with great accuracy, making it ideally suited to analyze the problem at hand. Using Chrono::Engine [1], a simulation package capable of utilizing massively parallel GPU hardware, several validation experiments will be performed. Once there is sufficient confidence, modeling of the NEO regolith interaction will begin after which the anchor tests will be performed and analyzed. The outcome of this task is a study with an analysis of several different anchor designs, along with a recommendation on which anchor is better suited to the task of anchoring. With the anchors tested against a range of parameters relating to soil, environment and anchor penetration angles/velocities on a NEO.

  12. Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes containing tetrazolate, poly(tetrazolyl)borate, and poly(azolyl)aluminate ligands as high energy density materials

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    Snyder, Christopher James

    A series of heavy alkaline earth metal tetrazolate complexes has been synthesized that contain metal ions saturated by aqua ligands. Tetrazolates with small ring-core carbon substituents favor formation of two dimensional polymers with micro3-coordination of the tetrazolate to the metal centers. Tetrazolates with bulkier groups block coordination to the 1- and 4-nitrogen atoms, resulting in monomer formation. The first example of a trihydro(tetrazolyl)borate was prepared, and its bonding is heavily influenced by the basic BH3 moiety. 18-Crown-6 adducts of dihydrobis(tetrazolyl)borate complexes have been prepared that contain B-N bonding to the 2-nitrogen atoms, due to bulky ring-core atom substituents. A series of alkali metal hydrotris(tetrazolyl)borate complexes has been prepared by closely monitoring the reactions by electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry. The lithium hydrotris(tetrazolyl)borate complex contains kappa3-N,N,N bonding that is analgous to the bonding mode of hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate ligands. The 18-crown-6 adducts of the sodium and potassium hydrotris(tetrazolyl)borate salts adopt eta 2-N,N and kappa2-N,H coordination modes, respectively, due to steric hindrances between the 18-crown-6 and hydrotris(tetrazolyl)borate ligands. The bonding modes of the hydrotris(tetrazolyl)borate complexes are stabilized by many hydrogen-bonding and dihydrogen-bonding contacts between the hydrotris(tetrazolyl)borate ligand and the ancillary ligand on the metal center. A series of poly(pyrazolyl)aluminate complexes containing aluminum-hydrogen bonds has been prepared, and these complexes exhibit similar coordination modes to their poly(pyrazolyl)borate analogues. Pyrazolyl exchange processes occur at room temperature in solution due to the weak Al-N and Al-H bonds. Salt metathesis of the new complexes with metal(II) halides yielded ligand, hydride, or pyrazolate transfer, depending on the metal and reaction conditions. The reactivity of 5-substituted tetrazoles with lithium aluminum hydride was investigated in an attempt to prepare tetrakis(tetrazolyl)aluminate salts at low temperatures to avoid thermal decomposition of the parent tetrazoles. The reactions yielded complex reaction mixtures that were only soluble in polar solvents. A lithium tetrazolate was isolated from one of the reaction mixtures, which may be due to an equilibrium between the lithium tetrakis(tetrazolyl)aluminate complex and lithium and aluminum tetrazolate complexes in solution. All tetrazolate and poly(tetrazolyl)borate complexes presented herein are thermally stable above 200 C, are insensitive to shock, friction, and electrical discharge, and can be handled safely. The tetrazolate complexes described herein deflagrate or explode upon exposure to a flame, and therefore may serve as secondary energetic materials or colorants in pyrotechnics. The poly(tetrazolyl)borate complexes are insensitive to the flame test, with the exception of the lithium hydrotris(tetrazolyl)borate, which explodes upon exposure to a flame.

  13. Formation of metal-nicotianamine complexes as affected by pH, ligand exchange with citrate and metal exchange. A study by electrospray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Rellán-Alvarez, Rubén; Abadía, Javier; Alvarez-Fernández, Ana

    2008-05-01

    Nicotianamine (NA) is considered as a key element in plant metal homeostasis. This non-proteinogenic amino acid has an optimal structure for chelation of metal ions, with six functional groups that allow octahedral coordination. The ability to chelate metals by NA is largely dependent on the pK of the resulting complex and the pH of the solution, with most metals being chelated at neutral or basic pH values. In silico calculations using pKa and pK values have predicted the occurrence of metal-NA complexes in plant fluids, but the use of soft ionization techniques (e.g. electrospray), together with high-resolution mass spectrometers (e.g. time-of-flight mass detector), can offer direct and metal-specific information on the speciation of NA in solution. We have used direct infusion electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (time-of-flight) ESI-MS(TOF) to study the complexation of Mn, Fe(II), Fe(III), Ni, Cu by NA. The pH dependence of the metal-NA complexes in ESI-MS was compared to that predicted in silico. Possible exchange reactions that may occur between Fe-NA and other metal micronutrients as Zn and Cu, as well as between Fe-NA and citrate, another possible Fe ligand candidate in plants, were studied at pH 5.5 and 7.5, values typical of the plant xylem and phloem saps. Metal-NA complexes were generally observed in the ESI-MS experiments at a pH value approximately 1-2 units lower than that predicted in silico, and this difference could be only partially explained by the estimated error, approximately 0.3 pH units, associated with measuring pH in organic solvent-containing solutions. Iron-NA complexes are less likely to participate in ligand- and metal-exchange reactions at pH 7.5 than at pH 5.5. Results support that NA may be the ligand chelating Fe at pH values usually found in phloem sap, whereas in the xylem sap NA is not likely to be involved in Fe transport, conversely to what occurs with other metals such as Cu and Ni. Some considerations that need to be addressed when studying metal complexes in plant compartments by ESI-MS are also discussed. PMID:18421700

  14. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and antimicrobial activity of binuclear metal complexes of a new asymmetrical Schiff base ligand: DNA binding affinity of copper(II) complexes.

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    Shebl, Magdy

    2014-01-01

    The 1:1 condensation of o-acetoacetylphenol and 1,2-diaminopropane under condition of high dilution gives the mono-condensed Schiff base, (E)-3-(1-aminopropan-2-ylimino)-1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)butan-1-one. The mono-condensed Schiff base has been used for further condensation with isatin to obtain the new asymmetrical dicompartmental Schiff base ligand, (E)-3-(2-((E)-4-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-4-oxobutan-2-ylideneamino) propylimino)indolin-2-one (H3L) with a N2O3 donor set. Reactions of the ligand with metal salts give a series of new binuclear complexes. The ligand and its metal complexes were characterized by elemental analyses, IR, (1)H and (13)C NMR, electronic, ESR and mass spectra, conductivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements as well as thermal analyses. The analytical and spectroscopic tools showed that the complexes can be formulated as: [(HL)(VO)2(SO4)(H2O)]4H2O, [(HL)Fe2Cl4(H2O)3]EtOH, [(HL)Fe2(ox)Cl2(H2O)3]2H2O, [(L)M2(OAc)(H2O)m]nH2O; M=Co, Ni or Cu, m=4, 0 and n=2, 3, [(HL)Cu2Cl]Cl6H2O and [(L)(UO2)2(OAc)(H2O)3]6H2O. The metal complexes exhibited octahedral geometrical arrangements except copper complexes that exhibited tetrahedral geometries and uranyl complex in which the metal ion is octa-coordinated. The Schiff base and its metal complexes were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against Gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus), Gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli) and fungi (Candida albicans and Aspergillus flavus). The ligand and some of its complexes were found to be biologically active. The DNA-binding properties of the copper complexes (6 and 7) have been investigated by electronic absorption, fluorescence and viscosity measurements. The results obtained indicate that these complexes bind to DNA via an intercalation binding mode with an intrinsic binding constant, Kb of 1.3410(4) and 2.510(4) M(-1), respectively. PMID:23988527

  15. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and antimicrobial activity of binuclear metal complexes of a new asymmetrical Schiff base ligand: DNA binding affinity of copper(II) complexes

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    Shebl, Magdy

    2014-01-01

    The 1:1 condensation of o-acetoacetylphenol and 1,2-diaminopropane under condition of high dilution gives the mono-condensed Schiff base, (E)-3-(1-aminopropan-2-ylimino)-1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)butan-1-one. The mono-condensed Schiff base has been used for further condensation with isatin to obtain the new asymmetrical dicompartmental Schiff base ligand, (E)-3-(2-((E)-4-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-4-oxobutan-2-ylideneamino) propylimino)indolin-2-one (H3L) with a N2O3 donor set. Reactions of the ligand with metal salts give a series of new binuclear complexes. The ligand and its metal complexes were characterized by elemental analyses, IR, 1H and 13C NMR, electronic, ESR and mass spectra, conductivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements as well as thermal analyses. The analytical and spectroscopic tools showed that the complexes can be formulated as: [(HL)(VO)2(SO4)(H2O)]·4H2O, [(HL)Fe2Cl4(H2O)3]·EtOH, [(HL)Fe2(ox)Cl2(H2O)3]·2H2O, [(L)M2(OAc)(H2O)m]·nH2O; M = Co, Ni or Cu, m = 4, 0 and n = 2, 3, [(HL)Cu2Cl]Cl·6H2O and [(L)(UO2)2(OAc)(H2O)3]·6H2O. The metal complexes exhibited octahedral geometrical arrangements except copper complexes that exhibited tetrahedral geometries and uranyl complex in which the metal ion is octa-coordinated. The Schiff base and its metal complexes were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against Gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus), Gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli) and fungi (Candida albicans and Aspergillus flavus). The ligand and some of its complexes were found to be biologically active. The DNA-binding properties of the copper complexes (6 and 7) have been investigated by electronic absorption, fluorescence and viscosity measurements. The results obtained indicate that these complexes bind to DNA via an intercalation binding mode with an intrinsic binding constant, Kb of 1.34 × 104 and 2.5 × 104 M-1, respectively.

  16. Impact of Coordination Geometry, Bite Angle, and Trans Influence on Metal-Ligand Covalency in Phenyl-Substituted Phosphine Complexes of Ni and Pd.

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    Donahue, Courtney M; McCollom, Samuel P; Forrest, Chelsie M; Blake, Anastasia V; Bellott, Brian J; Keith, Jason M; Daly, Scott R

    2015-06-15

    Despite the long-standing use of phosphine and diphosphine ligands in coordination chemistry and catalysis, questions remain as to their effects on metal-ligand bonding in transition metal complexes. Here we report ligand K-edge XAS, DFT, and TDDFT studies aimed at quantifying the impact of coordination geometry, diphosphine bite angle, and phosphine trans influence on covalency in M-P and M-Cl bonds. A series of four-coordinate NiCl2 and PdCl2 complexes containing PPh3 or Ph2P(CH2)nPPh2, where n = 1 (dppm), 2 (dppe), 3 (dppp), and 4 (dppb), was analyzed. The XAS data revealed that changing the coordination geometry from tetrahedral in Ni(PPh3)2Cl2 (1) to square planar in Ni(dppe)Cl2 (2) more than doubles the intensity of pre-edge features assigned to Ni-P and Ni-Cl 1s ? ?* transitions. By way of comparison, varying the diphosphine in Pd(dppm)Cl2 (4), Pd(dppp)Cl2 (6), and Pd(dppb)Cl2 (7) yielded Pd-P 1s ? ?* transitions with identical intensities, but a 10% increase was observed in the P K-edge XAS spectrum of Pd(dppe)Cl2 (5). A similar observation was made when comparing Ni(dppe)Cl2 (2) to Ni(dppp)Cl2 (3), and DFT and TDDFT calculations corroborated XAS results obtained for both series. Comparison of the spectroscopic and theoretical results to the diphosphine structures revealed that changes in M-P covalency were not correlated to changes in bite angles or coordination geometry. As a final measure, P and Cl K-edge XAS data were collected on trans-Pd(PPh3)2Cl2 (8) for comparison to the cis diphosphine complex Pd(dppe)Cl2 (5). Consistent with phosphine's stronger trans influence compared to chloride, a 35% decrease in the intensity of the Pd-P 1s ? ?* pre-edge feature and a complementary 34% increase in Pd-Cl 1s ? ?* feature was observed for 8 (trans) compared to 5 (cis). Overall, the results reveal how coordination geometry, ligand arrangement, and diphosphine structure affect covalent metal-phosphorus and metal-chloride bonding in these late transition metal complexes. PMID:25996554

  17. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and antimicrobial activity of mono-, bi- and tri-nuclear metal complexes of a new Schiff base ligand

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    Shebl, Magdy; Khalil, Saied M. E.; Ahmed, Saleh A.; Medien, Hesham A. A.

    2010-09-01

    Condensation of o-acetoacetylphenol and 1,2-diaminopropane in 1:1 molar ratio under condition of high dilution yielded the mono-condensed dibasic Schiff base ligand with a N 2O 2 donors. The mono-condensed ligand has been used for further condensation with 2-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzaldehyde to obtain the new asymmetrical dicompartmental Schiff base ligand, H 3L, with N 2O 3 donors. The structure of the ligand was elucidated by analytical and spectroscopic tools (IR, 1H and 13C NMR spectra) which indicated that the coordinating sites are oxygen atoms of the phenolic OH groups, nitrogen atoms of the azomethine groups and the oxygen atom of the ketonic group. Reactions of the ligand with metal salts yielded mono- and homo-bi-nuclear complexes formulated as [M(HL)], where M dbnd Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II), [Fe(H 2L)Cl 2(H 2O)]?2H 2O, [Fe 2(HL)(ox)Cl 3(H 2O) 2]?5H 2O, [UO 2(H 2L)(OAc)(H 2O) 2], [VO(H 3L)(SO 4)(H 2O)]?H 2O, [M 2(L)Cl(H 2O) 2]?H 2O, where M dbnd Co(II) and Ni(II) and [Cu(H 2L)Cl]. The mononuclear Ni(II) complex, [Ni(HL)], was used to synthesize homo- and hetero-bi- and tri-nuclear complexes with the molecular formulae [Ni 2(L)Cl(H 2O) 2], [Ni 2(L) 2FeCl(H 2O)]?H 2O and [Ni 2(HL) 2CoCl 2]. The structures of the complexes were characterized by various techniques such as elemental and thermal analyses, IR, 1H and 13C NMR, mass and electronic spectra as well as conductivity and magnetic moment measurements. Square-planar and octahedral geometries are suggested for the Cu(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) complexes, octahedral geometry for the Fe(III) and VO 2+ complexes while uranium(VI) ion is octa-coordinated in its complex. The Schiff base and its metal complexes were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against Gram positive bacteria ( Staphylococcus aureus), Gram negative bacteria ( Escherichia coli) and fungi ( Candida albicans and Aspergillus flavus). The ligand and some of its complexes were found to be biologically active.

  18. Metal flux and dynamic speciation at (bio)interfaces. Part IV: MHEDYN, a general code for metal flux computation; application to particulate complexants and their mixtures with the other natural ligands.

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    Alemani, Davide; Buffle, Jacques; Zhang, Zeshi; Galceran, Josep; Chopard, Bastien

    2008-03-15

    Metal flux at consuming interfaces (e.g., sensors or microorganisms) is simulated in environmental multiligand systems using a new numerical code, MHEDYN (Multispecies HEterogeneous DYNamics), based on the lattice Boltzmann method. The attention is focused on the computation of the maximum flux (i.e.,the flux controlled by diffusion-reaction in solution) of Cu(II). Part III described flux computation in the presence of simple ligands and fulvic/humic substances. This paper (Part IV) discusses the case of metal complexes formed with aggregates including a broad range of sizes and diffusion coefficients and their mixture with simple and fulvic ligands under typical natural water conditions. This paper describes the dynamic contribution of the various size classes of aggregate Cu(II) complexes for the first time. In two typical waters containing mixtures of ligands, the contribution of aggregates is found to be small, whereas that of fulvics may play a major role, even under pH conditions where the lability of their Cu(II) complexes is low. These results point out the great usefulness of MHEDYN for dynamic speciation in very complex mixtures. In all cases, MHEDYN enables us to compute the concentration profile of each complex and itstime evolution, as well as the steady-state flux and the corresponding contribution of each complex to the flux. Thus, MHEDYN should be very useful for comparing theoretical predictions with experimental measurements of metal bioavailability or of dynamic sensor response in a complete aquatic medium. PMID:18409632

  19. Retrievable anchor assembly

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    Greenlee, D.R.; Lustig, L.M.

    1988-06-14

    A retrievable anchor assembly is described for use in well bores and the like, the assembly including: a hollow mandrel having an upper end, a lower end, and having a thread on the exterior thereof between the ends; an annular upper expander member having a threaded interior mating with the thread on the mandrel and having a tapered lower end portion, the mating threads providing for movement of the upper expander member relatively along the mandrel; an annular lower expander member releasably secured to the mandrel between the exterior thread and the lower end of the mandrel in spaced relation to the upper expander and having a tapered upper end portion; an annular slip cage encircling a portion of the mandrel and the upper and lower expander members, the cage having a plurality of circumferentially spaced openings extending therethrough; slip means located in space ones of the openings and resiliently retained on the mandrel by a plurality of resilient annular members extending through the slip means and encircling the mandrel, each slip means including, a convex top surface, a concave lower surface with concave end portions of the lower surface forming surfaces tapering toward the top surface for engaging the tapered end portions of the expander members, end surfaces formed by segments of circles, spaced lug portions projecting outwardly from a pair of side surfaces for engaging the slip cage, an a plurality of holes extending along accurate paths therethrough intersecting the side surfaces.

  20. Synthesis, spectroscopic studies, thermal analyses, biological activity of tridentate coordinated transition metal complexes of bi(pyridyl-2-ylmethyl)amine]ligand

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    Abd El-Halim, Hanan F.; Mohamed, Gehad G.

    2016-01-01

    A new tridentate acyclic pincer ligand, [bi(pyridin-2-methyl)amine] (bpma, HL), was synthesized and reacted to form complexes with copper(II), nickel(II), iron(II), cobalt(II) and zinc(II) ions. Both the ligand and its complexes were characterized using elemental analysis, molar conductance, infrared, 1H-NMR-spectroscopy, mass and thermal analyses. According to the spectroscopic data, all of the complexes share the same coordination environment around the metal atoms, consisting two nitrogen-pyridine entities, one nitrogen-methylamine entity, one/two water molecules and/or one/two chloride or bromide ions. Complexes also showed molar conductivity according to the presence of two halide anions outer the coordination sphere except Co(II) and Zn(II) complexes are non electrolytes. Analysis indicates that the metal ions have trigonal bipyramidal structure. Cu(II), Ni(II), Fe(II), Co(II), and Zn(II) metal complexes were screened for their antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus (G+) and Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (G-) bacteria. They showed remarkable antimicrobial activity.

  1. Highly dispersed palladium nanoparticles anchored on UiO-66(NH2) metal-organic framework as a reusable and dual functional visible-light-driven photocatalyst

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    Shen, Lijuan; Wu, Weiming; Liang, Ruowen; Lin, Rui; Wu, Ling

    2013-09-01

    Proper design and preparation of high-performance and stable dual functional photocatalytic materials remains a significant objective of research. In this work, highly dispersed Pd nanoparticles of about 3-6 nm in diameter are immobilized in the metal-organic framework (MOF) UiO-66(NH2) via a facile one-pot hydrothermal method. The resulting Pd@UiO-66(NH2) nanocomposite exhibits an excellent reusable and higher visible light photocatalytic activity for reducing Cr(vi) compared with UiO-66(NH2) owing to the high dispersion of Pd nanoparticles and their close contact with the matrix, which lead to the enhanced light harvesting and more efficient separation of photogenerated electron-hole pairs. More significantly, the Pd@UiO-66(NH2) could be used for simultaneous photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants, like methyl orange (MO) and methylene blue (MB), and reduction of Cr(vi) with even further enhanced activity in the binary system, which could be attributed to the synergetic effect between photocatalytic oxidation and reduction by individually consuming photogenerated holes and electrons. This work represents the first example of using the MOFs-based materials as dual functional photocatalyst to remove different categories of pollutants simultaneously. Our finding not only proves great potential for the design and application of MOFs-based materials but also might bring light to new opportunities in the development of new high-performance photocatalysts.Proper design and preparation of high-performance and stable dual functional photocatalytic materials remains a significant objective of research. In this work, highly dispersed Pd nanoparticles of about 3-6 nm in diameter are immobilized in the metal-organic framework (MOF) UiO-66(NH2) via a facile one-pot hydrothermal method. The resulting Pd@UiO-66(NH2) nanocomposite exhibits an excellent reusable and higher visible light photocatalytic activity for reducing Cr(vi) compared with UiO-66(NH2) owing to the high dispersion of Pd nanoparticles and their close contact with the matrix, which lead to the enhanced light harvesting and more efficient separation of photogenerated electron-hole pairs. More significantly, the Pd@UiO-66(NH2) could be used for simultaneous photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants, like methyl orange (MO) and methylene blue (MB), and reduction of Cr(vi) with even further enhanced activity in the binary system, which could be attributed to the synergetic effect between photocatalytic oxidation and reduction by individually consuming photogenerated holes and electrons. This work represents the first example of using the MOFs-based materials as dual functional photocatalyst to remove different categories of pollutants simultaneously. Our finding not only proves great potential for the design and application of MOFs-based materials but also might bring light to new opportunities in the development of new high-performance photocatalysts. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: XRD patterns of Pd@UiO-66(NH2) before and after the photocatalytic reduction of Cr(vi) reaction; XPS patterns of Pd@UiO-66(NH2) before and after the photocatalytic reduction of Cr(vi) reaction; BET adsorption-desorption isotherms of UiO-66(NH2) (a) and Pd@UiO-66(NH2) (b); Mott-Schottky plot of UiO-66(NH2) in 0.2 M Na2SO4 aqueous solution (pH = 6.8); a schematic drawing of the structure of UiO-66(NH2) based on the structure of UiO-66. Zirconium-oxygen clusters (green part); N of the free amino groups (blue dots). See DOI: 10.1039/c3nr03153e

  2. Use of ligand-modified micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration in the selective removal of metal ions from water

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    Klepac, J.; Simmons, D.L.; Taylor, R.W.; Scamehorn, J.F.; Christian, S.D. )

    1991-02-01

    Ligand-modified micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (LM-MEUF) is a membrane-based separation technique which can selectively remove specific ions from an aqueous solution containing several ions of like charge. In LM-MEUF, surfactant and amphiphilic ligand are added to the contaminated water. The surfactant forms aggregates called micelles, and the ligand is selected to complex the ion of interest and to solubilize strongly in the micelles. The result is micelles containing a high fraction of the ligand and the target ion. If the surfactant is chosen to have the same charge as the target ion, other ions in solution with this same charge will not associate with the micelles, making the retention of ions by the micelles very selective. The solution is then passed through an ultrafiltration membrane with pore sizes small enough to block the passage of micelles. In this study, divalent copper is the target ion in a solution also containing divalent calcium. A cationic surfactant is used with N-n-dodecyl-iminodiacetic acid as the copper-specific ligand. Rejections of copper of up to 99.2% are observed, with no rejection of calcium, showing that LM-MEUF has almost perfect selectively, as well as high capacity in this case.

  3. Effect of solution properties, competing ligands, and complexing metal on sorption of tetracyclines on Al-based drinking water treatment residuals.

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    Punamiya, Pravin; Sarkar, Dibyendu; Rakshit, Sudipta; Datta, Rupali

    2015-05-01

    In the current batch study, we investigated the effect of solution properties, competing ligands (phosphate (P(V)) and sulfate), and complexing metal (calcium (Ca(2+))) on tetracycline (TTC) and oxytetracycline (OTC) sorption by Al-based drinking water treatment residuals (Al-WTR). The sorption behavior for both TTC and OTC on Al-WTR was pH dependent. The sorption in absence of competing ligands and complexing metal increased with increasing pH up to circum-neutral pH and then decreased at higher pH. The presence of P(V) when added simultaneously had a significant negative effect (p??0.1). The presence of sulfate had a minimal/negligible effect on the sorption of TCs by Al-WTR. A significant negative effect (p?ligands and complexing metal. PMID:25647490

  4. pH- and metal-dependent structural diversity from mononuclear to two-dimensional polymers based on a flexible tricarboxylate ligand

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    Li Chengjuan; Peng Yanqiang; Wang Suna; Zhang Xianxi; Li Yizhi; Dou Jianmin; Li Dacheng

    2011-07-15

    Six complexes based on a flexible tripodal ligand H{sub 3}TTTA (2,2',2''-[1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triyltris(thio)]tris-acetic acid) have been hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. X-ray single-crystal diffractions reveal that they have rich structural chemistry: mononuclear, [Zn(HTTTA)(2,2'-bpy)(H{sub 2}O){sub 3}]{sub n} (1); dimeric metallamacrocycle, [Zn(HTTTA)(2,2'-bipy)(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (2) and [Cd(HTTTA)(2,2'-bipy)(H{sub 2}O).H{sub 2}O]{sub n} (3); two-dimensional networks with binodal (3,6)-connected CdI{sub 2} topology based on linear trinuclear M{sub 3}({mu}{sup 2}-CO{sup 2}){sub 4}({mu}{sub 2}-CO{sub 2}){sub 2} SBUs (Secondary Building Units), [M{sub 3}(TTTA){sub 2}(2,2'-bipy){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub m}.nH{sub 2}O]{sub n} (M=Zn.4, m=0, n=4; Cd.5 and Mn.6, m=2; n=2). The value of pH and the metal ions has large influences on the resulting structures. The flexible tricarboxylic acid exhibits four coordination modes from monodentate to {mu}{sup 6}-bridge. Fluorescence and magnetic properties of the complexes have also been investigated in details. - Graphical abstract: Six complexes based on a flexible tricarboxylate ligand exhibit rich structural chemistry from mononuclear to 2D (3,6)-connected networks. PH and metal ions have large influences on the resulting structures. Highlights: > Six complexes based on a flexible multicarboxylate ligand have been reported. > They exhibit diverse structures from mono- and binuclear molecules to 2-D layers. > pH and metal ions have large influences on the final products.

  5. Synthesis and characterisation of a novel mixed donor P,O,P' nixantphos ligand and its metal complex

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    Marimuthu, Thashree; Bala, Muhammad D.; Friedrich, Holger B.

    2016-02-01

    The complex [(NixC8OH)Ir(cod)Cl] 4 has been synthesized and structurally characterized by NMR, IR and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The synthesis and characterisation of the novel ligand NixC8OH is also presented. The coordination around Ir is trigonal bipyramidal with both P groups of the NixC8OH ligand bound in a bis-equatorial mode. The bis-chelating cod (C8H12) ligand occupies the remaining equatorial position and an axial position. This mode of bonding has resulted in a large bite angle (P1-Ir-P2) of 102.92(12)° for the title complex 4. The IR and NMR data further support the elucidated structure. Thermal analyses of 4 indicate that it is thermally stable up to a decomposition temperature of >400 °C.

  6. A Highly Porous and Robust (3,3,4)-Connected Metal?Organic Framework Assembled with a 90 Bridging-Angle Embedded Octacarboxylate Ligand

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    Lu, Weigang; Yuan, Daqiang; Makal, Trevor A.; Li, Jian-Rong; Zhou, Hong-Cai

    2012-03-15

    A dicopper(II)-paddle-wheel-based metal-organic framework (PCN-80, see picture) with a rare (3,3,4)-connected topology has been synthesized by using a unique octatopic ligand featuring 90{sup o} bridging-angle dicarboxylate moieties. PCN-80 has Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) and Langmuir surface areas of 3850 and 4150 m{sup 2}g{sup -1}, respectively. It exhibits high gas-uptake capacity for H{sub 2} and large adsorption selectivity of CO{sub 2} over N{sub 2}.

  7. Solvent effects on the metal-to-ligand charge transfer transition of the complex [Ru(NH3)5(Pyrazine)]2+

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    Chagas, Marcelo A.; Rocha, Willian R.

    2014-09-01

    In this work the solvent effects on the structure and metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) transition of the complex [Ru(NH3)5(Pyrazine)]2+ was investigated in aqueous solution, using the hybrid Density Functional Theory/Effective Fragment Potential Hamiltonian (DFT/EFP/MD) approach. The MLCT transition causes a large charge separation in the complex and produces a dipole moment variation of 8.3 1.1 Debye upon excitation in solution and causes a large red-shift of 0.55 0.15 eV. The solvatochromic shift can be attributed to the large charge separation accompanying the MLCT transition in solution.

  8. Antifungal activity of α-methyl trans cinnamaldehyde, its ligand and metal complexes: promising growth and ergosterol inhibitors.

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    Shreaz, Sheikh; Sheikh, Rayees A; Bhatia, Rimple; Neelofar, Khan; Imran, Sheikh; Hashmi, Athar A; Manzoor, Nikhat; Basir, Seemi F; Khan, Luqman A

    2011-10-01

    Antifungal effectivity and utility of cinnamaldehyde is limited because of its high MIC and skin sensitivity. In this study, α-methyl trans cinnamaldehyde, a less irritating derivative, have been self coupled and complexed with Co(II) and Ni(II) to generate N, N'-Bis (α-methyl trans cinnamadehyde) ethylenediimine [C(22)H(24)N(2)], [Co(C(44)H(48)N(4))Cl(2)] and [Ni(C(44)H(48)N(4))Cl(2)]. Ligand and complexes were characterized on the basis of FTIR, ESI-MS, IR and (1)HNMR techniques. Synthesized ligand [L] and complexes were investigated for their MICs, inhibition of ergosterol biosynthesis and H(+) extrusion against three strains of Candida: C. albicans 44829, C. tropicalis 750 and C. krusei 6258. Average of three species MIC of methyl cinnamaldehyde is 317 μg/ml (2168 μM). Compared to methyl cinnamaldehyde ligand [L], Co(II) and Ni(II) complex are found to be 4.48, 17.78 and 21.46 times more effective in liquid medium and 2.73, 8.93 and 10.38 times more effective in solid medium. At their respective MIC(90) average inhibition of ergosterol biosynthesis caused by methyl cinnamaldehyde, ligand [L], Co(II) and Ni(II) complex, respectively was 80, 78, 90 and 93%. H(+) extrusion was also significantly inhibited but did not co-relate well with MIC(90). Results indicate ergosterol biosynthesis as site of action of α-methyl cinnamaldehyde, synthesized ligand and complexes. α-methyl cinnamaldehyde and ligand did not show any toxicity against H9c2 rat cardiac myoblast cell, whereas Co(II) and Ni(II) complexes on an average produced 19% cellular toxicity. PMID:21476019

  9. Comparing three approaches in extending biotic ligand models to predict the toxicity of binary metal mixtures (Cu-Ni, Cu-Zn and Cu-Ag) to lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.).

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    Liu, Yang; Vijver, Martina G; Peijnenburg, Willie J G M

    2014-10-01

    Metals are always found in the environment as mixtures rather than as solitary elements. However, effect models such as biotic ligand models (BLMs) are usually derived for toxicity prediction of single metals. Our study aimed at predicting mixture toxicity of Cu-Ni, Cu-Zn and Cu-Ag combinations to lettuce (Lactucasativa L.) by combining BLMs with three toxicity indexes: the toxic unit, the overall amounts of metal ions bound to the biotic ligands and the toxic equivalency factor. The accumulation of metal ions at the biotic ligands was used to determine the toxic potency of metals alone or in combination. On the basis of parameters derived from toxicity assessment of individual metals, these three extended BLMs appeared to be all acceptable (p<0.0001) in assessing toxicity of diverse metal mixtures. The BLM-based approaches integrated competition between metal ions in assessing mixture toxicity and showed different predictive ability for each metal combination. The outcome of modeling suggested that the combined toxicity depends on the specific components of the metal mixtures. The best developed models assist in identifying the type of underlying toxic mechanisms of diverse metal mixtures in terrestrial plants. PMID:25048917

  10. Intramolecular C-C Bond Coupling of Nitriles to a Diimine Ligand in Group 7 Metal Tricarbonyl Complexes.

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    Yempally, Veeranna; Fan, Wai Yip; Arndtsen, Bruce A; Bengali, Ashfaq A

    2015-12-01

    Dissolution of M(CO)3(Br)(L(Ar)) [L(Ar) = (2,6-Cl2-C6H3-NCMe)2CH2] in either acetonitrile [M = Mn, Re] or benzonitrile (M = Re) results in C-C coupling of the nitrile to the diimine ligand. When reacted with acetonitrile, the intermediate adduct [M(CO)3(NCCH3)(L(Ar))]Br forms and undergoes an intramolecular C-C coupling reaction between the nitrile carbon and the methylene carbon of the ?-diimine ligand. PMID:26554575

  11. Synthesis and characterization of group 5 metal complexes containing pyrazolate, amidate, and related ligands as potential precursors for thin film growth by Atomic Layer Deposition

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    Perera, Thuduwage Hiran

    Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is an advanced variant of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and is used to deposit smooth and conformal thin films for applications in the microelectronics industry. ALD requires metal precursors that are sufficiently volatile and thermally stable at elevated temperatures. Several group 5 ALD and CVD precursors were reported in the literature, which have been used to deposit TaN, NbN, Nb2O5, and Ta 2O5 thin films. Synthesis of low and mid valent group 5 metal ALD precursors might give us access to deposit NbO2, Nb2O 3, Ta2O3, and TaO2 thin films by low temperature ALD pathways upon applying mild oxidation conditions. To this end, attempts were made to synthesize niobium(IV) and tantalum(IV) complexes from pyrazolate, amidate, and ?-iminoketone ligand systems. Pyrazolate compounds undergo reductive N-N bond cleavage on Nb(IV) and Ta(IV) metal centers and afford six membered metallacycles that are analogous to metallapyrimidines and metallapyrimidiniums. Two other pyrazolate ligands are found to be intact and the final oxidation state of the complexes were +5. Those metallacycles are nearly planer, conjugated, have 6 ?-electrons, and follow the Hckel formalism, hence formally aromatic. In order to estimate the aromaticity of those metallacycles against pyrazoles and pyrimidines, NICS calculations were performed. The metallacycles were found to be aromatic but only weakly aromatic than that of pyrimidines and pyrazoles. In order to synthesize metal complexes that are in the +4 oxidation state, a novel class of Ta(IV) and Nb(IV) amidate compounds with a variety of substituent groups were synthesized and structurally characterized. All the compounds are monomeric and isolated by sublimation at temperatures between 110-160 C/0.05 Torr. Several compounds were crystallized in solution and X-ray crystal structures were obtained to address the structural features. TGA/DTA traces, melting points, and decomposition temperatures were used for the thermal stability assessment and preparative sublimation experiments were carried out to estimate the volatility properties. We have identified several compounds that are sufficiently volatile and thermally stable, which can be used as precursors for ALD to deposit group 5 metal oxide thin films. Due to the fact that the limited availability of group 5 ALD precursors, we have synthesized niobium and tantalum compounds from ?-iminoketonate ligands. The six-coordinate niobium and tantalum ?-iminoketonate complexes were structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography and found that one of the ?-iminoketone ligands undergo hydrogen abstraction at the ?-carbon atom. Further evidence of hydrogen atom abstraction was obtained by 1H NMR experiments. In order to understand the reaction mechanism DFT calculations were performed on those compounds, several putative intermediates, and hypothetical gallium ?-iminoketone analogs. The bond lengths of the possible intermediates and the experimental bond distances were compared and identified a plausible intermediate for the reaction. The resulted complexes were found out to be in the +5 oxidation state and contain two fully reduced ?-iminoketone ligands and one iminoalkoxi ligand, which is a formal ?-radical monoanion.

  12. Structures and multiple properties of two polar metal-organic frameworks based on achiral N,O-coordinated ligands: toward multifunctional materials.

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    Liu, Guang-Ning; Zhang, Ming-Jian; Liu, Wan-Qing; Sun, Hui; Li, Xin-Yu; Li, Ke; Ren, Cai-Ze; Zhang, Zhen-Wei; Li, Cuncheng

    2015-11-21

    Two novel metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) [Cd3(padc)(Hpadc)(H2padc)(H2O)]nnH2O (1, H3padc = pyrazole-3,5-dicarboxylic acid) and [Co4(pidc)2(Hpidc)4(H2O)3]n12nH2O (2, H2pidc = pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylic acid), that both crystallize in polar space groups, were solvothermally synthesized by using achiral N,O-coordinated ligands. Compound 1 consists of trinuclear Cd(II)-based units that are further bridged by the backbone of H3padc ligands to form a three-dimensional (3-D) (4,6)-connected fsc topology network, while compound 2 features two types of double-helical tubes with different chiralities connecting with each other alternatively to construct a typical 2-D (3,6)-connected kgd topology network. Importantly, 1 exhibits combined properties of photoluminescence (PL) and second harmonic generation (SHG), and represents the first noncentrosymmetric H3padc-based MOF that was obtained without any ancillary ligands. While 2 shows strong antiferromagnetic interactions between paramagnetic Co(II) centers, and the aqueous solution of 2 exhibits effective homogeneous photocatalysis properties under visible irradiation. Further, the mechanisms of the physical properties of 1 and 2 are discussed in detail. PMID:26465876

  13. Preparation of Core-Shell Coordination Molecular Assemblies via the Enrichment of Structure-Directing "Codes" of Bridging Ligands and Metathesis of Metal Units

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    Park, J; Chen, YP; Perry, Z; Li, JR; Zhou, HC

    2014-12-03

    A series of molybdenum- and copper-based MOPs were synthesized through coordination-driven process of a bridging ligand (3,3'-PDBAD, L-1) and dimetal paddlewheel clusters. Three conformers of the ligand exist with an ideal bridging angle between the two carboxylate groups of 0 degrees (H-2 zeta-L(1)), 120 degrees (H-2 beta-L-1), and of 90 degrees (H-2 beta-L-1), respectively. At ambient or lower temperature, (HL1)-L-2 and Mo-2(OAc)(4) or Cu-2(OAc)(4) were crystallized into a molecular square with ?-L-1 and Mo-2/Cu-2 units. With proper temperature elevation, not only the molecular square with ?-L-1 but also a lantern-shaped cage with a-L-1 formed simultaneously. Similar to how Watson-Crick pairs stabilize the helical structure of duplex DNA, the core-shell molecular assembly possesses favorable H-bonding interaction sites. This is dictated by the ligand conformation in the shell, coding for the formation and providing stabilization of the central lantern shaped core, which was not observed without this complementary interaction. On the basis of the crystallographic implications, a heterobimetallic cage was obtained through a postsynthetic metal ion metathesis, showing different reactivity of coordination bonds in the core and shell. As an innovative synthetic strategy, the site-selective metathesis broadens the structural diversity and properties of coordination assemblies.

  14. Construction of Ligand Group Orbitals for Polyatomics and Transition-Metal Complexes Using an Intuitive Symmetry-Based Approach

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    Johnson, Adam R.

    2013-01-01

    A molecular orbital (MO) diagram, especially its frontier orbitals, explains the bonding and reactivity for a chemical compound. It is therefore important for students to learn how to construct one. The traditional methods used to derive these diagrams rely on linear algebra techniques to combine ligand orbitals into symmetry-adapted linear…

  15. Topotactic elimination of water across a C-C ligand bond in a dense 3-D metal-organic framework.

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    Yeung, Hamish H-M; Kosa, Monica; Griffin, John M; Grey, Clare P; Major, Dan T; Cheetham, Anthony K

    2014-11-11

    Upon heating, lithium L-malate undergoes topotactic dehydration to form a phase containing the unsaturated fumarate ligand, in which the original 3-D framework remains intact. Insight into this unusual transformation has been obtained by single crystal X-ray diffraction, MAS-NMR, in situ powder X-ray diffraction and DFT calculations. PMID:25232700

  16. Construction of Ligand Group Orbitals for Polyatomics and Transition-Metal Complexes Using an Intuitive Symmetry-Based Approach

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    Johnson, Adam R.

    2013-01-01

    A molecular orbital (MO) diagram, especially its frontier orbitals, explains the bonding and reactivity for a chemical compound. It is therefore important for students to learn how to construct one. The traditional methods used to derive these diagrams rely on linear algebra techniques to combine ligand orbitals into symmetry-adapted linear

  17. Chiral crystallization and optical properties of three metal complexes based on two non-centrosymmetric tripodal ligands.

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    Zhang, Ming-Dao; Shi, Zhi-Qiang; Chen, Min-Dong; Zheng, He-Gen

    2015-03-28

    Chiral coordination polymers have attracted much attention due to their special properties and significant applications. In this work, we synthesized two non-centrosymmetric ligands, N,N-bis(4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)phenyl)-4-(pyridin-4-yl)aniline (DIMPPA) and N-(4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)phenyl)-4-(pyridin-4-yl)-N-(4-(pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)aniline (MIDPPA), via structural modification of two reported centrosymmetric ligands; after that achiral ? chiral induction occurred in the construction of three coordination polymers namely {[Cd(DIMPPA)(5-OH-bdc)](H2O)}n (1), {[Co(DIMPPA)(5-OH-bdc)](H2O)}n (2) and {[Cd2(MIDPPA)2(D-ca)2(H2O)2](H2O)5}n (3), when replacing the reported centrosymmetric ligands with non-centrosymmetric ligands (5-OH-H2bdc = 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid, D-H2ca = D-camphoric acid). Isostructural complexes 1 and 2 exhibit chiral 2D ? 3D frameworks with the coexistence of polyrotaxane and parallel polycatenation features. Complex 3 shows two-fold interpenetrating 3D chiral architecture with cds-type topology. The luminescence emissions of both complexes 1 and 3 are mostly assignable to the internal ???* electron transition in DIMPPA and MIDPPA, respectively. Complex 3 can satisfy the fundamental requirement of second-order nonlinear optical materials. PMID:25715030

  18. Consideration of the bioavailability of metal/metalloid species in freshwaters: experiences regarding the implementation of biotic ligand model-based approaches in risk assessment frameworks.

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    Rdel, Heinz; Daz Muiz, Cristina; Garelick, Hemda; Kandile, Nadia G; Miller, Bradley W; Pantoja Munoz, Leonardo; Peijnenburg, Willie J G M; Purchase, Diane; Shevah, Yehuda; van Sprang, Patrick; Vijver, Martina; Vink, Jos P M

    2015-05-01

    After the scientific development of biotic ligand models (BLMs) in recent decades, these models are now considered suitable for implementation in regulatory risk assessment of metals in freshwater bodies. The BLM approach has been described in many peer-reviewed publications, and the original complex BLMs have been applied in prospective risk assessment reports for metals and metal compounds. BLMs are now also recommended as suitable concepts for the site-specific evaluation of monitoring data in the context of the European Water Framework Directive. However, the use is hampered by the data requirements for the original BLMs (about 10 water parameters). Recently, several user-friendly BLM-based bioavailability software tools for assessing the aquatic toxicity of relevant metals (mainly copper, nickel, and zinc) became available. These tools only need a basic set of commonly determined water parameters as input (i.e., pH, hardness, dissolved organic matter, and dissolved metal concentration). Such tools seem appropriate to foster the implementation of routine site-specific water quality assessments. This work aims to review the existing bioavailability-based regulatory approaches and the application of available BLM-based bioavailability tools for this purpose. Advantages and possible drawbacks of these tools (e.g., feasibility, boundaries of validity) are discussed, and recommendations for further implementation are given. PMID:25750051

  19. Activity of N-coordinated multi-metal-atom active site structures for Pt-free oxygen reduction reaction catalysis: Role of *OH ligands

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    Holby, Edward F.; Taylor, Christopher D.

    2015-01-01

    We report calculated oxygen reduction reaction energy pathways on multi-metal-atom structures that have previously been shown to be thermodynamically favorable. We predict that such sites have the ability to spontaneously cleave the O2 bond and then will proceed to over-bind reaction intermediates. In particular, the *OH bound state has lower energy than the final 2 H2O state at positive potentials. Contrary to traditional surface catalysts, this *OH binding does not poison the multi-metal-atom site but acts as a modifying ligand that will spontaneously form in aqueous environments leading to new active sites that have higher catalytic activities. These *OH bound structures have the highest calculated activity to date. PMID:25788358

  20. Activity of N-coordinated multi-metal-atom active site structures for Pt-free oxygen reduction reaction catalysis: Role of *OH ligands

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    Holby, Edward F.; Taylor, Christopher D.

    2015-03-01

    We report calculated oxygen reduction reaction energy pathways on multi-metal-atom structures that have previously been shown to be thermodynamically favorable. We predict that such sites have the ability to spontaneously cleave the O2 bond and then will proceed to over-bind reaction intermediates. In particular, the *OH bound state has lower energy than the final 2 H2O state at positive potentials. Contrary to traditional surface catalysts, this *OH binding does not poison the multi-metal-atom site but acts as a modifying ligand that will spontaneously form in aqueous environments leading to new active sites that have higher catalytic activities. These *OH bound structures have the highest calculated activity to date.

  1. Activity of N-coordinated multi-metal-atom active site structures for Pt-free oxygen reduction reaction catalysis: Role of *OH ligands

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    Holby, Edward F.; Taylor, Christopher D.

    2015-03-19

    We report calculated oxygen reduction reaction energy pathways on multi-metal-atom structures that have previously been shown to be thermodynamically favorable. We predict that such sites have the ability to spontaneously cleave the O? bond and then will proceed to over-bind reaction intermediates. In particular, the *OH bound state has lower energy than the final 2 H?O state at positive potentials. Contrary to traditional surface catalysts, this *OH binding does not poison the multi-metal-atom site but acts as a modifying ligand that will spontaneously form in aqueous environments leading to new active sites that have higher catalytic activities. These *OH bound structures have the highest calculated activity to date.

  2. New metal-organic precursors for MOCVD applications: Synthesis, characterization, crystal structure and thermal properties of mixed-ligand Mg(II) complexes

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    Brahma, Sanjaya; Srinidhi, M.; Shivashankar, S. A.; Narasimhamurthy, T.; Rathore, R. S.

    2013-03-01

    In an effort to develop new MOCVD precursors, mixed-ligand metal-organic complexes, bis (acetylacetonato-k2O,O') (2,2'-bipyridine-k2N,N') magnesium(II), and bis (acetylacetonato-k2O,O') (1,10-phenanthroline-k2N,N') magnesium(II) were synthesized. Spectroscopic characterization and crystal structures confirmed them to be monomeric and stable complexes. Crystal structure analysis suggests in each of the magnesium(II) complexes, the metal center has a distorted octahedral coordination geometry. Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA/DTA) suggests that these complexes are volatile and thermally stable. The thermal characteristics of newly designed complexes make them attractive precursors for MOCVD applications.

  3. Activity of N-coordinated multi-metal-atom active site structures for Pt-free oxygen reduction reaction catalysis: Role of *OH ligands

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    Holby, Edward F.; Taylor, Christopher D.

    2015-03-19

    We report calculated oxygen reduction reaction energy pathways on multi-metal-atom structures that have previously been shown to be thermodynamically favorable. We predict that such sites have the ability to spontaneously cleave the O₂ bond and then will proceed to over-bind reaction intermediates. In particular, the *OH bound state has lower energy than the final 2 H₂O state at positive potentials. Contrary to traditional surface catalysts, this *OH binding does not poison the multi-metal-atom site but acts as a modifying ligand that will spontaneously form in aqueous environments leading to new active sites that have higher catalytic activities. These *OH boundmore »structures have the highest calculated activity to date.« less

  4. Spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of organic framework of macrocylic OONNOO-donor ligand with its metal organic framework: Host/guest stability measurements

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    Kumar, Rajiv; Singh, R. P.; Singh, R. P.

    2008-11-01

    In this study, we synthesized 1,2-di( o-aminophenoxy)ethane, as the starting material, used in the preparation of a novel hexadentate OONNOO-donor macrocyclic ligand-1,4,11,14-tetraoxo-7,8-diaza-5,6:9,10;15,16:19,20-terabezocyclododeca-8,17-iene. It has twenty membered organic framework (OF), which has been designed, synthesized and characterized. Our main findings of this paper are related to the organic framework of ligand, its capacity to digest the metal ions and the stability of metal organic framework (MOFs) with cobalt(II), nickel(II) and manganese(II). The authenticity of the used organic framework and its metal complexes have been detected and observed in solid state as well as in aqueous solutions. The main observations were made on the basis of physiochemical measurements viz.: elemental analyses, molar conductance measurements, magnetic susceptibility measurements, IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, mass spectroscopy, electronic, ESR spectroscopy. In addition, the magnetic susceptibility and electrochemistry measurements have been made. The 1H NMR spectra suggest stereochemistry and proton movement interaction. Considering the used organic framework there are a lot of carbon atoms in the molecule reflected by the 13C NMR spectrum. All these observations gave a clear view to confirming the encapsulation; arrive at the composition, structure and geometry of encapsulated complexes. In simple words, it confirms the host/guest coordination and its stability. Electrochemical properties of the complexes have been investigated to confirm the various changes in oxidation state of metals with change in potentials with respect to current at different scan rate.

  5. Spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of organic framework of macrocylic OONNOO-donor ligand with its metal organic framework: host/guest stability measurements.

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    Kumar, Rajiv; Singh, R P; Singh, R P

    2008-11-15

    In this study, we synthesized 1,2-di(o-aminophenoxy)ethane, as the starting material, used in the preparation of a novel hexadentate OONNOO-donor macrocyclic ligand-1,4,11,14-tetraoxo-7,8-diaza-5,6:9,10;15,16:19,20-terabezocyclododeca-8,17-iene. It has twenty membered organic framework (OF), which has been designed, synthesized and characterized. Our main findings of this paper are related to the organic framework of ligand, its capacity to digest the metal ions and the stability of metal organic framework (MOFs) with cobalt(II), nickel(II) and manganese(II). The authenticity of the used organic framework and its metal complexes have been detected and observed in solid state as well as in aqueous solutions. The main observations were made on the basis of physiochemical measurements viz.: elemental analyses, molar conductance measurements, magnetic susceptibility measurements, IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, mass spectroscopy, electronic, ESR spectroscopy. In addition, the magnetic susceptibility and electrochemistry measurements have been made. The 1H NMR spectra suggest stereochemistry and proton movement interaction. Considering the used organic framework there are a lot of carbon atoms in the molecule reflected by the 13C NMR spectrum. All these observations gave a clear view to confirming the encapsulation; arrive at the composition, structure and geometry of encapsulated complexes. In simple words, it confirms the host/guest coordination and its stability. Electrochemical properties of the complexes have been investigated to confirm the various changes in oxidation state of metals with change in potentials with respect to current at different scan rate. PMID:18243048

  6. Polyoxometalate-based organic-inorganic hybrid compounds containing transition metal mixed-organic-ligand complexes of N-containing and pyridinecarboxylate ligands.

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    Zhao, De-Chuan; Hu, Yang-Yang; Ding, Hong; Guo, Hai-Yang; Cui, Xiao-Bing; Zhang, Xiao; Huo, Qi-Sheng; Xu, Ji-Qing

    2015-05-21

    Five new organic–inorganic hybrid compounds based on the Keggin-type polyoxoanion [SiW12O40]4−, namely [Cu3(2,2′-bpy)3(inic)(μ2-OH)(H2O)][SiW12O40]·2H2O (1), [Cu6(phen)6(μ3-Cl)2(μ2-Cl)2Cl2(inic)2][SiW12O40]·6H2O (2), [Cu2(hnic)(2,2′-bpy)2Cl]2[H2SiW12O40] (3), [Cu2(nic)(phen)2Cl2]2[SiW12O40] (4) and [Cu2(pic)(2,2′-bpy)2Cl]2[SiW12O40] (5) (inic = isonicotinic acid, hnic = 2-hydroxy-nicotinic acid, nic = nicotinic acid, pic = picolinic acid, 2,2′-bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) have been synthesized and characterized by IR, UV-Vis, XPS, XRD, cyclic voltammetric measurements, photoluminescence analysis and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Crystal analysis reveals that compound 1 exhibits a 2-D double layered framework structure constructed from [SiW12O40]4− and copper-aqua-2,2′-bipy-hydroxyl-isonicotinate complexes. Compound 2 is a 0-D discrete structure formed by [SiW12O40]4− and copper-chloro-isonicotinate-phenanthroline complexes. Compound 3 shows a 1-D single chain structure based on the linkage of copper-2,2-bpy-chloro-2-hydroxy-nicotinate complexes and [SiW12O40]4−. Compounds 4 and 5 both contain polyoxometalate supported transition metal complexes, one is a polyoxometalate supported copper-chloro-nicotinate-phenanthroline complex in 4, and the other is a polyoxometalate supported copper-2,2-bpy-chloro-nicotinate complex in 5. It should be noted that nicotinic, isonicotinic and picolinic acids are structural isomers and 2-hydroxy-nicotinic acid is an in situ hydroxylated product of nicotinic acid. In addition, photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) by compounds 1–5 has been investigated in aqueous solutions. PMID:25882351

  7. Investigation of the electronic structures of organolanthanide sandwich complex anions by photoelectron spectroscopy: 4f orbital contribution in the metal-ligand interaction.

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    Hosoya, Natsuki; Yada, Keizo; Masuda, Tomohide; Nakajo, Erika; Yabushita, Satoshi; Nakajima, Atsushi

    2014-05-01

    The electronic structures of lanthanide (Ln) ions sandwiched between 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene (COT), Ln(COT)2(-), have been investigated by anion photoelectron spectroscopy. Complexes of 12 Ln atoms were investigated (excluding promethium (Pm), europium (Eu), and ytterbium (Yb)). The 213 nm photoelectron (PE) spectra of Ln(COT)2(-) exhibit two peaks assignable to the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO; e2u) and the next HOMO (HOMO-1; e2g) approximately at 2.6 and 3.6 eV, respectively, and their energy gap increases as the central metal atom progresses from lanthanum (La) to lutetium (Lu). Since lanthanide contraction shortens the distance between the Ln atom and the COT ligands, the widening energy gap represents the destabilization of the e2u orbital as well as the stabilization of the e2g orbital. Evidence for 4f orbital contribution in the metal-ligand interaction has been revealed by the Ln atom dependence in which the same e2u orbital symmetry enables an interaction between the 4f orbital of Ln atoms and the π orbital of COT. PMID:24742246

  8. A 3D chiral metal-organic framework based on left-handed helices containing 3-amino-1 H-1,2,4-triazole ligand

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    Liu, Bing; Yang, Tian-Yi; Feng, Hui-Jun; Zhang, Zong-Hui; Xu, Ling

    2015-10-01

    A chiral metal-organic framework, [Cu(atr)(OH)]·0.5H2O·0.5en (1) (Hatr=3-amino-1 H-1,2,4-triazole, en=ethylenediamine), was constructed via diffusion reaction of the achiral Hatr ligand and CuSO4 as starting materials. Compound 1 crystallizes in the chiral space group P3221 and features a porous metal-organic framework with 44.1% solvent-accessible volume fabricated by left-handed helices with a pitch height of lp=10.442 Å. Six helices gather around in a cycle forming a large honeycomb channel with a 6.58 Å inner diameter. Cu(II) center and atr‒ ligand regarded as 3-connected nodes, compound 1 can be simplified to a 3-c uninodal {4.122} (qtz-h) topological network. A gradual decreasing in the magnetic moment depending on temperature decreasing indicates an antiferromagnetic interaction in 1. The powder XRD confirms the bulk sample is a single crystal pure phase, and the thermogravimetric analysis shows the thermal stability of 1 is up to ca. 240 °C.

  9. Synthesis, characterization, and antipathogenic studies of some transition metal complexes with N,O-chelating Schiff's base ligand incorporating azo and sulfonamide Moieties

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    Alaghaz, Abdel-Nasser M. A.; Bayoumi, Hoda A.; Ammar, Yousry A.; Aldhlmani, Sharah A.

    2013-03-01

    Chromium(III), Manganese(II), Cobalt(II), nickel(II), copper(II) and cadmium(II) complexes of 4-[4-hydroxy-3-(phenyliminomethyl)-phenylazo]benzenesulfonamide, were prepared and characterized on the basis of elemental analyses, spectral, magnetic, molar conductance and thermal analysis. Square planar, tetrahedral and octahedral geometries have been assigned to the prepared complexes. Dimeric complexes are obtained with 2:2 molar ratio except chromium(III) complex is monomeric which is obtained with 1:1 molar ratios. The IR spectra of the prepared complexes were suggested that the Schiff base ligand(HL) behaves as a bi-dentate ligand through the azomethine nitrogen atom and phenolic oxygen atom. The crystal field splitting, Racah repulsion and nepheloauxetic parameters and determined from the electronic spectra of the complexes. Thermal studies suggest a mechanism for degradation of HL and its metal complexes as function of temperature supporting the chelation modes. Also, the activation thermodynamic parameters, such as ΔE*, ΔH*, ΔS* and ΔG* for the different thermal decomposition steps of HL and its metal complexes were calculated. The pathogenic activities of the synthesized compounds were tested in vitro against the sensitive organisms Staphylococcus aureus (RCMB010027), Staphylococcus epidermidis (RCMB010024) as Gram positive bacteria, Klebsiella pneumonia (RCMB 010093), Shigella flexneri (RCMB 0100542), as Gram negative bacteria and Aspergillus fumigates (RCMB 02564), Aspergillus clavatus (RCMB 02593) and Candida albicans (RCMB05035) as fungus strain, and the results are discussed.

  10. Group 11 Metal Compounds with Tripodal Bis(imidazole) Thioether Ligands. Applications as Catalysts in the Oxidation of Alkenes and as Antimicrobial Agents

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    Liu, Fangwei; Anis, Reema; Hwang, Eunmi; Ovalle, Rafael; Varela-Ramírez, Armando; Aguilera, Renato J.; Contel, María

    2011-01-01

    New group 11 metal complexes have been prepared using the previously described tripodal bis(imidazole) thioether ligand (N-methyl-4,5-diphenyl-2-imidazolyl)2C(OMe)C(CH3)2S(tert-Bu) ({BITOMe,StBu}, 2). The pincer ligand offers a N2S donor atom set that can be used to coordinate the group 11 metals in different oxidation states [AuI, AuIII, AgI, CuI and CuII]. Thus the new compounds [Au{BITOMe,StBu}Cl][AuCl4]2 (3), [Au{BITOMe,StBu}Cl] (4), [Ag{BITOMe,StBu}X] (X = OSO2CF3 − 5, PF6 − 6) and [Cu{BITOMe,StBu}Cl2] (7) have been synthesized from reaction of 2 with the appropriate metal precursors, and characterized in solution. While attempting characterization in the solid state of 3, single crystals of the neutral dinuclear mixed AuIII-AuI species [Au2{BITOMe,S}Cl3] (8) were obtained and its crystal structure was determined by X-ray diffraction studies. The structure shows a AuIII center coordinated to the pincer ligand through one N and the S atom. The soft AuI center coordinates to the ligand through the same S atom that has lost the tert-butyl group, thus becoming a thiolate ligand. The short distance between the AuI–AuIII atoms (3.383 Å) may indicate a weak metal-metal interaction. Complexes 2–7 and the previously described CuI compound [Cu{BITOMe,StBu}]PF6 (9) have been evaluated in the oxidation of biphenyl ethylene with tert-butyl hydrogen peroxide (TBHP) as the oxidant. Results have shown that the AuI and AgI complexes 4 and 6 (at 10 mol % loading) are the more active catalysts in this oxidative cleavage. The antimicrobial activity of compounds 2–5, 7 and 9 against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and yeast has also been evaluated. The new gold and silver compounds display moderate to high antibacterial activity, while the copper derivatives are mostly inactive. The gold and silver complexes were also potent against fungi. Their cytotoxic properties have been analyzed in vitro utilizing HeLa human cervical carcinoma cells. The compounds displayed a very low cytotoxicity on this cell line (5 to 10 times lower than cisplatin) and on normal primary cells derived from C57B6 mouse muscle explants, which may make them promising candidates as potential antimicrobial agents and safer catalysts due to low toxicity in human and other mammalian tissues. PMID:25134773

  11. Ligand-enabled multiple absolute stereocontrol in metal-catalysed cycloaddition for construction of contiguous all-carbon quaternary stereocentres

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    Ohmatsu, Kohsuke; Imagawa, Naomichi; Ooi, Takashi

    2014-01-01

    The development of a general catalytic method for the direct and stereoselective construction of contiguous all-carbon quaternary stereocentres remains a formidable challenge in chemical synthesis. Here, we report a highly enantio- and diastereoselective [3+2] annulation reaction of 5-vinyloxazolidinones and activated trisubstituted alkenes catalysed by a palladium complex bearing a newly devised phosphine ligand with a chiral ammonium salt component, which enables the single-step construction of three contiguous stereocentres, including vicinal all-carbon quaternary stereocentres, in a five-membered heterocyclic framework. This stereoselective cycloaddition protocol relies on the remarkable ability of the chiral ligand to rigorously control the absolute stereochemistry of each chiral centre associated with the multiple bond-forming events, and provides a reliable catalytic process for the asymmetric synthesis of densely functionalized pyrrolidines.

  12. Reduction of CO2 by Pyridine Monoimine Molybdenum Carbonyl Complexes: Cooperative Metal-Ligand Binding of CO2.

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    Sieh, Daniel; Lacy, David C; Peters, Jonas C; Kubiak, Clifford P

    2015-06-01

    [((Ar) PMI)Mo(CO)4 ] complexes (PMI=pyridine monoimine; Ar=Ph, 2,6-di-iso-propylphenyl) were synthesized and their electrochemical properties were probed with cyclic voltammetry and infrared spectroelectrochemistry (IR-SEC). The complexes undergo a reduction at more positive potentials than the related [(bipyridine)Mo(CO)4 ] complex, which is ligand based according to IR-SEC and DFT data. To probe the reaction product in more detail, stoichiometric chemical reduction and subsequent treatment with CO2 resulted in the formation of a new product that is assigned as a ligand-bound carboxylate, [(?iPr?2PhPMI)Mo(CO)3 (CO2 )](2-) , by NMR spectroscopic methods. The CO2 adduct [(?iPr?2PhPMI)Mo(CO)3 (CO2 )](2-) could not be isolated and fully characterized. However, the C-C coupling between the CO2 molecule and the PDI ligand was confirmed by X-ray crystallographic characterization of one of the decomposition products of [(?iPr?2PhPMI)Mo(CO)3 (CO2 )](2-) . PMID:25924730

  13. Development of a bioabsorbable suture anchor.

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    Pirhonen, E; Kaikkonen, A; Helevirta, P; Pohjonen, T; Tamminmäki, M; Törmälä, P

    1999-01-01

    In this article, the design and properties of a new bioabsorbable suture anchor (SmartAnchor(trade mark)) are described and its properties are compared with those of some commercial anchors. Two comparative experiments were carried out in order to measure (1) the breaking force of suture/anchor attachment for SmartAnchor, MitekGII, and for Ogden anchors; and (2) the fixation force of the following anchors and tacks: SmartAnchor, MitekGII, BankartTack, and Suretac. The average suture/anchor attachment breaking force of SmartAnchor (204, 9 N) was 32% higher in comparison to MitekGII (155, 6 N) and 84% higher in comparison to the Ogden anchor (111, 4). The mean fixation force of the SmartAnchor (195, 5 N) was 40% higher than that of MitekGII (139, 2 N), but the T-test showed no statistical differences between MitekGII and SmartAnchor (p = 0.05). Both tested tacks behaved very similarly in this test. The average fixation force (pull-out force) for both tacks was about 210 N. Therefore, it is evident that the bioabsorbable SmartAnchor has a high enough initial mechanical performance for clinical investigation. PMID:10556854

  14. Microgravity Drill and Anchor System

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    Parness, Aaron; Frost, Matthew A.; King, Jonathan P.

    2013-01-01

    This work is a method to drill into a rock surface regardless of the gravitational field or orientation. The required weight-on-bit (WOB) is supplied by a self-contained anchoring mechanism. The system includes a rotary percussive coring drill, forming a complete sampling instrument usable by robot or human. This method of in situ sample acquisition using micro - spine anchoring technology enables several NASA mission concepts not currently possible with existing technology, including sampling from consolidated rock on asteroids, providing a bolt network for astronauts visiting a near-Earth asteroid, and sampling from the ceilings or vertical walls of lava tubes and cliff faces on Mars. One of the most fundamental parameters of drilling is the WOB; essentially, the load applied to the bit that allows it to cut, creating a reaction force normal to the surface. In every drilling application, there is a minimum WOB that must be maintained for the system to function properly. In microgravity (asteroids and comets), even a small WOB could not be supported conventionally by the weight of the robot or astronaut. An anchoring mechanism would be needed to resist the reactions, or the robot or astronaut would push themselves off the surface and into space. The ability of the system to anchor itself to a surface creates potential applications that reach beyond use in low gravity. The use of these anchoring mechanisms as end effectors on climbing robots has the potential of vastly expanding the scope of what is considered accessible terrain. Further, because the drill is supported by its own anchor rather than by a robotic arm, the workspace is not constrained by the reach of such an arm. Yet, if the drill is on a robotic arm, it has the benefit of not reflecting the forces of drilling back to the arm s joints. Combining the drill with the anchoring feet will create a highly mobile, highly stable, and highly reliable system. The drilling system s anchor uses hundreds of microspine toes that independently find holes and ledges on a rock to create an anchor. Once the system is anchored, a linear translation mechanism moves the drill axially into the surface while maintaining the proper WOB. The linear translation mechanism is composed of a ball screw and stepper motor that can translate a carriage with high precision and applied load. The carriage slides along rails using self-aligning linear bearings that correct any axial misalignment caused by bending and torsion. The carriage then compresses a series of springs that simultaneously transmit the load to the drill along the bit axis and act as a suspension that compensates for the vibration caused by percussive drilling. The drill is a compacted, modified version of an off-the-shelf rotary percussive drill, which uses a custom carbide-tipped coring bit. By using rotary percussive drilling, the drill time is greatly reduced. The percussive action fractures the rock debris, which is removed during rotation. The final result is a 0.75-in. (.1.9- cm) diameter hole and a preserved 0.5- in. (.1.3-cm) diameter rock core. This work extends microspine technology, making it applicable to astronaut missions to asteroids and a host of robotic sampling concepts. At the time of this reporting, it is the first instrument to be demonstrated using microspine anchors, and is the first self-contained drill/anchor system to be demonstrated that is capable of drilling in inverted configurations and would be capable of drilling in microgravity.

  15. Thermodynamic, spectroscopic, and structural studies of complexation of phenol- and pyridine-armed macrocyclic ligands with univalent metal ions

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    Zhang, Xian Xin; Bordunov, A.V.; Dalley, N.K.

    1997-06-04

    Log K, {Delta}H, and {Delta}S values for interactions of a series of pyridinoazacrown ethers each bearing a phenol arm (2-6) and two macrocycles each bearing a pyridine arm (7, 8) with Na{sup +}, K{sup +}, Tl{sup +}, and Ag{sup +} have been determined in absolute methanol at 25{degrees}C by calorimetric titration. In each case, the complex stability has the sequence Na{sup +} < K {sup +} < Tl{sup +} {much_lt} Ag{sup +}. The phenol-armed macrocycles exhibit selectivity of more than 4 orders of magnitude for Ag{sup +} over Na{sup +}, K{sup +}, and Tl{sup +}. Attachment of a pendant phenol arm having various substituents to parent macrocycle 1 increases the binding abilities of the resulting ligands. Substituents on the para position of the phenol arm have an appreciable effect on cation-binding constants. Good Hammett correlations are found by plotting log K values vs {sigma}{sub p} for interactions of five phenol-armed macrocyclic ligands (2-6) with Na{sup +}, K{sup +}, and Tl{sup +}. The complexation has been characterized by means of {sup 1}H NMR and UV-visible spectroscopic, and X-ray crystallographic methods. The study indicates that the phenol OH group of 2-6 is capable of forming an intramolecular hydrogen bond with the macroring nitrogen atom and that the complexation in absolute methanol generally does not deprotonate these phenols. In the crystal structure of the Na{sup +} -3 complex, the Na{sup +} is coordinated to all seven of the donor atoms of the ligand and two Na{sup +} -3 complexes join together to form a dimer. The dimer contains an intermolecular hydrogen bond formed between the phenol hydrogen atom of one ligand and the phenolate group of a centrosymmetrically related ligand and two {pi}-{pi} stacking interactions between the electron-deficient pyridine ring of one molecule and the electron-rich phenol ring of the other. 36 refs., 5 figs., 6 tabs.

  16. Inorganic-organic hybrid compounds based on octamolybdates and metal-organic fragments with flexible multidentate ligand: syntheses, structures and characterization.

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    Liu, Hai-Yan; Wu, Hua; Ma, Jian-Fang; Liu, Ying-Ying; Yang, Jin; Ma, Ji-Cheng

    2011-01-21

    Six polyoxometalate-based (POM) hybrid materials based on octamolybdate building blocks and metal-organic fragments with flexible multidentate ligand, namely [Cu(II)(2)(ttb)(2)(?-Mo(8)O(26))(H(2)O)(2)]2H(2)O (