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  1. Roles of Acetone and Diacetone Alcohol in Coordination and Dissociation Reactions of Uranyl Complexes

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    Rios, Daniel; Schoendorff, George E.; Van Stipdonk, Michael J.; Gordon, Mark S.; Windus, Theresa L.; Gibson, John K.; De Jong, Wibe A.

    2012-12-03

    Combined collision-induced dissociation mass-spectrometry experiments and DFT calculations were employed to elucidate the molecular structure of "hypercoordinated" species and the energetics of water-elimination reactions of uranyl acetone complexes observed in earlier work (Rios, D.; Rutkowski, P. X.; Van Stipdonk, M. J.; Gibson, J. K. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 4781). It is shown that the "hypercoordinated" species contain diacetone alcohol ligands bonded in either bidentate or monodentate fashion, which are indistinguishable from (acetone)2 in mass spectrometry. Calculations confirm that four diacetone ligands can form stable complexes, but that the effective number of atoms coordinating with uranium in the equatorial plane does not exceed five. Diacetone alcohol ligands are shown to form mesityl oxide ligands and alkoxide species through the elimination of water, providing an explanation for the observed water-elimination reactions.

  2. Alkali-metal ion coordination in uranyl(vi) poly-peroxo complexes in solution, inorganic analogues to crown-ethers. Part 2. Complex formation in the tetramethyl ammonium-, Li(+)-, Na(+)- and K(+)-uranyl(vi)-peroxide-carbonate systems.

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    Zanonato, Pier Luigi; Szabó, Zoltán; Vallet, Valerie; Di Bernardo, Plinio; Grenthe, Ingmar

    2015-09-15

    The constitution and equilibrium constants of ternary uranyl(vi) peroxide carbonate complexes [(UO2)p(O2)q(CO3)r](2(p-q-r)) have been determined at 0 °C in 0.50 M MNO3, M = Li, K, and TMA (tetramethyl ammonium), ionic media using potentiometric and spectrophotometric data; (17)O NMR data were used to determine the number of complexes present. The formation of cyclic oligomers, "[(UO2)(O2)(CO3)]n", n = 4, 5, 6, with different stoichiometries depending on the ionic medium used, suggests that Li(+), Na(+), K(+) and TMA ions act as templates for the formation of uranyl peroxide rings where the uranyl-units are linked by ?-?(2)-?(2) bridged peroxide-ions. The templating effect is due to the coordination of the M(+)-ions to the uranyl oxygen atoms, where the coordination of Li(+) results in the formation of Li[(UO2)(O2)(CO3)]4(7-), Na(+) and K(+) in the formation of Na/K[(UO2)(O2)(CO3)]5(9-) complexes, while the large tetramethyl ammonium ion promotes the formation of two oligomers, TMA[(UO2)(O2)(CO3)]5(9-) and TMA[(UO2)(O2)(CO3)]6(11-). The NMR spectra demonstrate that the coordination of Na(+) in the five- and six-membered oligomers is significantly stronger than that of TMA(+); these observations suggest that the templating effect is similar to the one observed in the synthesis of crown-ethers. The NMR experiments also demonstrate that the exchange between TMA[(UO2)(O2)(CO3)]5(9-) and TMA[(UO2)(O2)(CO3)]6(11-) is slow on the (17)O chemical shift time-scale, while the exchange between TMA[(UO2)(O2)(CO3)]6(11-) and Na[(UO2)(O2)(CO3)]6(11-) is fast. There was no indication of the presence of large clusters of the type identified by Burns and Nyman (M. Nyman and P. C. Burns, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 7314-7367) and possible reasons for this and the implications for the synthesis of large clusters are briefly discussed. PMID:26331776

  3. Uranyl Sequestration: Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Uranyl Complexes with a Tetradentate Methylterephthalamide Ligand

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    Ni, Chengbao; Shuh, David; Raymond, Kenneth

    2011-03-07

    Uranyl complexes of a bis(methylterephthalamide) ligand (LH{sub 4}) have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallography. The structure is an unexpected [Me{sub 4}N]{sub 8}[L(UO{sub 2})]{sub 4} tetramer, formed via coordination of the two MeTAM units of L to two uranyl moieties. Addition of KOH to the tetramer gave the corresponding monomeric uranyl methoxide species [Me{sub 4}N]K{sub 2}[LUO{sub 2}(OMe)].

  4. Uranyl-halide complexation in N,N-dimethylformamide: halide coordination trend manifests hardness of [UO2]2+.

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    Takao, Koichiro; Takao, Shinobu; Ikeda, Yasuhisa; Bernhard, Gert; Hennig, Christoph

    2013-09-28

    Complexation of [UO2](2+) with Cl(-), Br(-), and I(-) in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) was studied by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) to clearly differentiate halide coordination strengths to [UO2](2+). In the Cl(-) system, it was clarified that the Cl(-) coordination to [UO2](2+) in DMF proceeds almost quantitatively. The coordination number of Cl(-) almost quantitatively increases up to 4, i.e., the limiting complex is [UO2Cl4](2-). Logarithmic gross stability constants of [UO2Cl(x)](2-x) (x = 1-4) were evaluated as log ?1 = 9.67, log ?2 = 15.49, log ?3 = 19.89, and log ?4 = 24.63 from UV-vis titration experiments. The EXAFS results well demonstrated not only the Cl(-) coordination, but also the DMF solvation in the equatorial plane of [UO2](2+). The interaction of Br(-) and I(-) with [UO2](2+) in DMF was also investigated. As a result, the Br(-) coordination to [UO2](2+) stops at the second step, i.e., only [UO2Br](+) and UO2Br2 were observed. The molecular structure of each occurring species was confirmed by EXAFS. The evaluated log ?x values of [UO2Br(x)](2-x) (x = 1, 2) are 3.45 and 5.42, respectively. The much smaller log ?x than those of [UO2Cl(x)](2-x) indicates that Br(-) is a much weaker ligand to [UO2](2+) than Cl(-). The EXAFS experiments revealed that the presence of I(-) in the test solution does not modify any coordination structure around [UO2](2+). Thus, I(-) does not form any stable [UO2](2+) complexes in DMF. Consequently, the stability of the halido complexes of [UO2](2+) in DMF is exactly in line with the hardness order of halides. PMID:23877093

  5. Density Functional Studies on the Complexation and Spectroscopy of Uranyl Ligated with Acetonitrile and Acetone Derivatives

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    Schoendorff, George E.; Windus, Theresa L.; De Jong, Wibe A.

    2009-12-12

    The coordination of nitrile (acetonitrile, propionitrile, and benzonitrile) and carbonyl (formaldehyde, ethanal, and acetone) ligands to the uranyl dication (UO22+) has been examined using density functional theory (DFT) utilizing relativistic effective core potentials (RECPs). Complexes containing up to six ligands have been modeled for all ligands except formaldehyde, for which no minimum could be found. A comparison of relative binding energies indicates that five coordinate complexes are predominant while a six coordinate complex involving propionitrile ligands might be possible. Additionally, the relative binding energy and the weakening of the uranyl bond is related to the size of the ligand and, in general, nitriles bind more strongly to uranyl than carbonyls.

  6. Uranyl oxo activation and functionalization by metal cation coordination

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    Arnold, Polly L.; Pécharman, Anne-Frédérique; Hollis, Emmalina; Yahia, Ahmed; Maron, Laurent; Parsons, Simon; Love, Jason B.

    2010-12-01

    The oxo groups in the uranyl ion [UO2]2+-one of many oxo cations formed by metals from across the periodic table-are particularly inert, which explains the dominance of this ion in the laboratory and its persistence as an environmental contaminant. In contrast, transition metal oxo (M=O) compounds can be highly reactive and carry out difficult reactions such as the oxygenation of hydrocarbons. Here we show how the sequential addition of a lithium metal base to the uranyl ion constrained in a `Pacman' environment results in lithium coordination to the U=O bonds and single-electron reduction. This reaction depends on the nature and stoichiometry of the lithium reagent and suggests that competing reduction and C-H bond activation reactions are occurring.

  7. The gas-phase bis-uranyl nitrate complex [(UO2)(2)(NO3)(5)](-): infrared spectrum and structure

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    Gary S. Groenewold; Michael J. van Stipdonk; Jos Oomens; Wibe de Jong; Michael E. McIlwain

    2011-12-01

    The infrared spectrum of the bis-uranyl nitrate complex [(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(NO{sub 3}){sub 5}]{sup -} was measured in the gas phase using multiple photon dissociation (IRMPD). Intense absorptions corresponding to the nitrate symmetric and asymmetric vibrations, and the uranyl asymmetric vibration were observed. The nitrate nu3 vibrations indicate the presence of nitrate in a bridging configuration bound to both uranyl cations, and probably two distinct pendant nitrates in the complex. The coordination environment of the nitrate ligands and the uranyl cations were compared to those in the mono-uranyl complex. Overall, the uranyl cation is more loosely coordinated in the bis-uranyl complex [(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(NO{sub 3}){sub 5}]{sup -} compared to the mono-complex [UO{sub 2}(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}]{sup -}, as indicated by a higher O-U-O asymmetric stretching (nu3) frequency. However, the pendant nitrate ligands are more strongly bound in the bis-complex than they are in the mono-uranyl complex, as indicated by the {nu}{sub 3} frequencies of the pendant nitrate, which are split into nitrosyl and O-N-O vibrations as a result of bidentate coordination. These phenomena are consistent with lower electron density donation per uranyl by the nitrate bridging two uranyl centers compared to that of a pendant nitrate in the mono-uranyl complex. The structure was calculated using density functional theory (B3LYP functional), which produced a structure in which the two uranyl molecules bridged by a single nitrate coordinated in a bis-bidentate fashion. Each uranyl molecule was coordinated by two pendant nitrate ligands. The corresponding vibrational spectrum was in excellent agreement with the IRMPD measurement, confirming the structural assignment.

  8. The gas-phase bis-uranyl nitrate complex [(UO2)2(NO3)5]-: infrared spectrum and structure

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    Groenewold, G. S.; van Stipdonk, Michael J.; Oomens, Jos; De Jong, Wibe A.; McIIwain, Michael E.

    2011-12-01

    The infrared spectrum of the bis-uranyl nitrate complex [(UO2)2(NO3)5]- was measured in the gas phase using multiple photon dissociation (IRMPD). Intense absorptions corresponding to the nitrate symmetric and asymmetric vibrations, and the uranyl asymmetric vibration were observed. The nitrate v3 vibrations indicate the presence of nitrate in a bridging configuration bound to both uranyl cations, and probably two distinct pendant nitrates in the complex. The coordination environment of the nitrate ligands and the uranyl cations were compared to those in the mono-uranyl complex. Overall, the uranyl cation is more loosely coordinated in the bis-uranyl complex [(UO2)2(NO3)5]- compared to the mono-complex [UO2(NO3)3]-, as indicated by a higher O-U-O asymmetric stretching (v3) frequency. However, the pendant nitrate ligands are more strongly bound in the bis-complex than they are in the mono-uranyl complex, as indicated by the v3 frequencies of the pendant nitrate, which are split into nitrosyl and O-N-O vibrations as a result of bidentate coordination. These phenomena are consistent with lower electron density donation per uranyl by the nitrate bridging two uranyl centers compared to that of a pendant nitrate in the mono-uranyl complex. The lowest energy structure predicted by density functional theory (B3LYP functional) calculations was one in which the two uranyl molecules bridged by a single nitrate coordinated in a bis-bidentate fashion. Each uranyl molecule was coordinated by two pendant nitrate ligands. The corresponding vibrational spectrum was in excellent agreement with the IRMPD measurement, confirming the structural assignment.

  9. Molecular structure and electrochemical behavior of uranyl(VI) complex with pentadentate Schiff base ligand: prevention of uranyl(V) cation-cation interaction by fully chelating equatorial coordination sites.

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    Takao, Koichiro; Kato, Masaru; Takao, Shinobu; Nagasawa, Akira; Bernhard, Gert; Hennig, Christoph; Ikeda, Yasuhisa

    2010-03-01

    The U(VI) complex with a pentadentate Schiff base ligand (N,N'-disalicylidenediethylenetriaminate = saldien(2-)) was prepared as a starting material of a potentially stable U(V) complex without any possibility of U(V)O(2)(+)...U(V)O(2)(+) cation-cation interaction and was found in three different crystal phases. Two of them had the same composition of U(VI)O(2)(saldien) x DMSO in orthorhombic and monoclinic systems (DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide, 1a and 1c, respectively). The DMSO molecule in both 1a and 1c does not show any coordination to U(VI)O(2)(saldien), but it is just present as a solvent in the crystal structures. The other isolated crystals consisted only of U(VI)O(2)(saldien) without incorporation of solvent molecules (1b, orthorhombic). A different conformation of the coordinated saldien(2-) in 1c from those in 1a and 1b was observed. The conformers exchange each other in a solution through a flipping motion of the phenyl rings. The pentagonal equatorial coordination of U(VI)O(2)(saldien) remains unchanged even in strongly Lewis-basic solvents, DMSO and N,N-dimethylformamide. Cyclic voltammetry of U(VI)O(2)(saldien) in DMSO showed a quasireversible redox reaction without any successive reactions. The electron stoichiometry determined by the UV-vis-NIR spectroelectrochemical technique is close to 1, indicating that the reduction product of U(VI)O(2)(saldien) is [U(V)O(2)(saldien)](-), which is stable in DMSO. The standard redox potential of [U(V)O(2)(saldien)](-)/U(VI)O(2)(saldien) in DMSO is -1.584 V vs Fc/Fc(+). This U(V) complex shows the characteristic absorption bands due to f-f transitions in its 5f(1) configuration and charge-transfer from the axial oxygen to U(5+). PMID:20108945

  10. EXAFS Study of Uranyl Complexation at Pseudomonas fluorescens Cell Surfaces

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    Bencheikh, R.; Bargar, J. R.; Tebo, B. M.

    2002-12-01

    Little is known about the roles of microbial biomass as a sink and source for uranium in contaminated aquifers, nor of the impact of bacterial biochemistry on uranium speciation in the subsurface. A significant role is implied by the high affinities of both Gram positive and Gram negative cells for binding uranyl (UO2{ 2+}). In the present study, Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy was used to identify membrane functional groups involved in uranyl binding to the Gram negative bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens from pH 3 to pH 8. Throughout this pH-range, EXAFS spectra can be described primarily in terms of coordination of carboxylic groups to uranyl. U-C distances characteristic of 4-, 5- and 8- membered rings were observed, as well as the possibility of phosphato groups. Both shell-by-shell fits and principle component analyses indicate that the functional groups involved in binding of uranyl to the cell surface do not vary systematically across the pH range investigated. This result contrasts with EXAFS results of uranyl sorbed to Gram positive bacteria, and suggests an important role for long-chain carboxylate-terminated membrane functional groups in binding uranyl.

  11. Series of mixed uranyl-lanthanide (Ce, Nd) organic coordination polymers with aromatic polycarboxylates linkers.

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    Mihalcea, Ionut; Volkringer, Christophe; Henry, Natacha; Loiseau, Thierry

    2012-09-17

    Three series of mixed uranyl-lanthanide (Ce or Nd) carboxylate coordination polymers have been successfully synthesized by means of a hydrothermal route using either conventional or microwave heating methods. These compounds have been prepared from mixtures of uranyl nitrate, lanthanide nitrate together with phthalic acid (1,2), pyromellitic acid (3,4), or mellitic acid (5,6) in aqueous solution. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) single-crystal revealed that the phthalate complex (UO(2))(4)O(2)Ln(H(2)O)(7)(1,2-bdc)(4)·NH(4)·xH(2)O (Ln = Ce(1), Nd(2); x = 1 for 1, x = 0 for 2), is based on the connection of tetranuclear uranyl-centered building blocks linked to discrete monomeric units LnO(2)(H(2)O)(7) via the organic species to generate infinite chains, intercalated by free ammonium cations. The pyromellitate phase (UO(2))(3)Ln(2)(H(2)O)(12)(btec)(3)·5H(2)O (Ce(3), Nd(4)) contains layers of monomeric uranyl-centered hexagonal and pentagonal bipyramids linked via the carboxylate arms of the organic molecules. The three-dimensionality of the structure is ensured by the connection of remaining free carboxylate groups with isolated monomeric units LnO(2)(H(2)O)(7). The network of the third series (UO(2))(2)(OH)Ln(H(2)O)(7)(mel)·5H(2)O (Ce(5), Nd(6)) is built up from dinuclear uranyl units forming layers through connection with the mellitate ligands, which are further linked to each other through discrete monomers LnO(3)(H(2)O)(6). The thermal decomposition of the various coordination complexes led to the formation of mixed uranium-lanthanide oxide, with the fluorite-type structure at 1500 °C (for 1, 2) or 1400 °C for 3-6. Expected U/Ln ratio from the crystal structures were observed for compounds 1-6. PMID:22931214

  12. The catalytic role of uranyl in formation of polycatechol complexes

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    2011-01-01

    To better understand the association of contaminant uranium with natural organic matter (NOM) and the fate of uranium in ground water, spectroscopic studies of uranium complexation with catechol were conducted. Catechol provides a model for ubiquitous functional groups present in NOM. Liquid samples were analyzed using Raman, FTIR, and UV-Vis spectroscopy. Catechol was found to polymerize in presence of uranyl ions. Polymerization in presence of uranyl was compared to reactions in the presence of molybdate, another oxyion, and self polymerization of catechol at high pH. The effect of time and dissolved oxygen were also studied. It was found that oxygen was required for self-polymerization at elevated pH. The potential formation of phenoxy radicals as well as quinones was monitored. The benzene ring was found to be intact after polymerization. No evidence for formation of ether bonds was found, suggesting polymerization was due to formation of C-C bonds between catechol ligands. Uranyl was found to form outer sphere complexes with catechol at initial stages but over time (six months) polycatechol complexes were formed and precipitated from solution (forming humic-like material) while uranyl ions remained in solution. Our studies show that uranyl acts as a catalyst in catechol-polymerization. PMID:21396112

  13. Predicting Stability Constants for Uranyl Complexes Using Density Functional Theory

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    Vukovic, Sinisa; Hay, Benjamin P.; Bryantsev, Vyacheslav S.

    2015-04-02

    The ability to predict the equilibrium constants for the formation of 1:1 uranyl:ligand complexes (log K1 values) provides the essential foundation for the rational design of ligands with enhanced uranyl affinity and selectivity. We also use density functional theory (B3LYP) and the IEFPCM continuum solvation model to compute aqueous stability constants for UO22+ complexes with 18 donor ligands. Theoretical calculations permit reasonably good estimates of relative binding strengths, while the absolute log K1 values are significantly overestimated. Accurate predictions of the absolute log K1 values (root mean square deviation from experiment 1 values ranging from 0more »to 16.8) can be obtained by fitting the experimental data for two groups of mono and divalent negative oxygen donor ligands. The utility of correlations is demonstrated for amidoxime and imide dioxime ligands, providing a useful means of screening for new ligands with strong chelate capability to uranyl.« less

  14. Gas Phase Uranyl Activation: Formation of a Uranium Nitrosyl Complex from Uranyl Azide

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    Gong, Yu; De Jong, Wibe A.; Gibson, John K.

    2015-05-13

    Activation of the oxo bond of uranyl, UO22+, was achieved by collision induced dissociation (CID) of UO2(N3)Cl2– in a quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer. The gas phase complex UO2(N3)Cl2– was produced by electrospray ionization of solutions of UO2Cl2 and NaN3. CID of UO2(N3)Cl2– resulted in the loss of N2 to form UO(NO)Cl2–, in which the “inert” uranyl oxo bond has been activated. Formation of UO2Cl2– via N3 loss was also observed. Density functional theory computations predict that the UO(NO)Cl2– complex has nonplanar Cs symmetry and a singlet ground state. Analysis of the bonding of the UO(NO)Cl2– complex shows that the side-on bonded NO moiety can be considered as NO3–, suggesting a formal oxidation state of U(VI). Activation of the uranyl oxo bond in UO2(N3)Cl2– to form UO(NO)Cl2– and N2 was computed to be endothermic by 169 kJ/mol, which is energetically more favorable than formation of NUOCl2– and UO2Cl2–. The observation of UO2Cl2– during CID is most likely due to the absence of an energy barrier for neutral ligand loss.

  15. Density functional study of uranyl (VI) amidoxime complexes

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    Chi, Fang-Ting; Li, Peng; Xiong, Jie; Hu, Sheng; Gao, Tao; Xia, Xiu-Long; Wang, Xiao-Lin

    2012-09-01

    Uranyl (VI) amidoxime complexes are investigated using relativistic density functional theory. The equilibrium structures, bond orders, and Mulliken populations of the complexes have been systematically investigated under a generalized gradient approximation (GGA). Comparison of (acet) uranyl amidoxime complexes ([UO2(AO)n]2-n, 1 <= n <= 4) with available experimental data shows an excellent agreement. In addition, the U-O(1), U-O(3), C(1)-N(2), and C(3)-N(4) bond lengths of [UO2(CH3AO)4]2- are longer than experimental data by about 0.088, 0.05, 0.1, and 0.056 Å. The angles of N(3)-O(3)-U, O(2)-N(1)-C(1), N(3)-C(3)-N(4), N(4)-C(3)-C(4), and C(4)-C(3)-N(3) are different from each other, which is due to existing interaction between oxygen in uranyl and hydrogen in amino group. This interaction is found to be intra-molecular hydrogen bond. Studies on the bond orders, Mulliken charges, and Mulliken populations demonstrate that uranyl oxo group functions as hydrogen-bond acceptors and H atoms in ligands act as hydrogen-bond donors forming hydrogen bonds within the complex.

  16. Correlation between stabilities of uranyl ion complexes with various monocarboxylic acids and Hammett-Taft substituent constants

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    Poluektov, N.S.; Perfil'ev, V.A.; Meshkova, S.B.; Mishchenko, V.T.

    1987-01-01

    A correlation has been observed between the stabilities of uranyl ion complexes (1:1 composition) and the substituent inductive constants in formic and acetic acid derivatives. For substituents which are not directly involved in couples formation the parameters of the Hammett-Taft equation log K/sub 1/ = A + B have the following values: A = 1.311, B = -2.360. For substituents which form a coordination bond with the uranyl ion, A = 7.0077 and B = - 17.321. In the case of complexes formed between the uranyl ion and salicylic acid and its derivatives, there is a correlation between complex stability and sigma/sub m/ and sigma/sub p/ substituent constants for the meta- and para-positions, respectively (A = 12.72, B = -4.41).

  17. Predicting stability constants for uranyl complexes using density functional theory.

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    Vukovic, Sinisa; Hay, Benjamin P; Bryantsev, Vyacheslav S

    2015-04-20

    The ability to predict the equilibrium constants for the formation of 1:1 uranyl/ligand complexes (log K1 values) provides the essential foundation for the rational design of ligands with enhanced uranyl affinity and selectivity. We use density functional theory (B3LYP) and the integral equation formalism polarizable continuum model (IEF-PCM) to compute aqueous stability constants for UO2(2+) complexes with 18 donor ligands. Theoretical calculations permit reasonably good estimates of relative binding strengths, while the absolute log K1 values are significantly overestimated. Accurate predictions of the absolute log K1 values (root-mean-square deviation from experiment <1.0 for log K1 values ranging from 0 to 16.8) can be obtained by fitting the experimental data for two groups of mono- and divalent negative oxygen donor ligands. The utility of correlations is demonstrated for amidoxime and imide dioxime ligands, providing a useful means of screening for new ligands with strong chelating capability to uranyl. PMID:25835578

  18. Complex nanoscale cage clusters built from uranyl polyhedra and phosphate tetrahedra

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    Unruh, Daniel K.; Ling, Jie; Qiu, Jie; Pressprich, Laura; Baranay, Melissa; Ward, Matthew; Burns, Peter C.

    2011-06-20

    Five cage clusters that self-assemble in alkaline aqueous solution have been isolated and characterized. Each is built from uranyl hexagonal bipyramids with two or three equatorial edges occupied by peroxide, and three also contain phosphate tetrahedra. These clusters contain 30 uranyl polyhedra; 30 uranyl polyhedra and six pyrophosphate groups; 30 uranyl polyhedra, 12 pyrophosphate groups, and one phosphate tetrahedron; 42 uranyl polyhedra; and 40 uranyl polyhedra and three pyrophosphate groups. These clusters present complex topologies as well as a range of compositions, sizes, and charges. Two adopt fullerene topologies, and the others contain combinations of topological squares, pentagons, and hexagons. An analysis of possible topologies further indicates that higher-symmetry topologies are favored.

  19. Experimental and theoretical approaches to redox innocence of ligands in uranyl complexes: what is formal oxidation state of uranium in reductant of uranyl(VI)?

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    Takao, Koichiro; Tsushima, Satoru; Ogura, Toshinari; Tsubomura, Taro; Ikeda, Yasuhisa

    2014-06-01

    Redox behavior of [UO2(gha)DMSO](-)/UO2(gha)DMSO couple (gha = glyoxal bis(2-hydroxanil)ate, DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide) in DMSO solution was investigated by cyclic voltammetry and UV-vis-NIR spectroelectrochemical technique, as well as density functional theory (DFT) calculations. [UO2(gha)DMSO](-) was found to be formed via one-electron reduction of UO2(gha)DMSO without any successive reactions. The observed absorption spectrum of [UO2(gha)DMSO](-), however, has clearly different characteristics from those of uranyl(V) complexes reported so far. Detailed analysis of molecular orbitals and spin density of the redox couple showed that the gha(2-) ligand in UO2(gha)DMSO is reduced to gha(•3-) to give [UO2(gha)DMSO](-) and the formal oxidation state of U remains unchanged from +6. In contrast, the additional DFT calculations confirmed that the redox reaction certainly occurs at the U center in other uranyl(V/VI) redox couples we found previously. The noninnocence of the Schiff base ligand in the [UO2(gha)DMSO](-)/UO2(gha)DMSO redox couple is due to the lower energy level of LUMO in this ligand relative to those of U 5f orbitals. This is the first example of the noninnocent ligand system in the coordination chemistry of uranyl(VI). PMID:24848497

  20. Complex formation between uranyl and various thiosemicarbazide derivatives

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    Chuguryan, D.G.; Dzyubenko, V.I.

    1987-01-01

    Complex formation between hexavalent uranium and salicylaldehyde thiosemicarbazone (H/sub 2/L), salicylaldehyde S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazone (H/sub 2/Q), S-methyl-N/sub 1/,N/sub 4/-bis(salicylidene)isothiosemicarbazide(H/sub 2/Z), and thiosemicarbazidodiacetic acid (H/sub 2/R) has been studied spectrophotometrically in solution. Stability constants for complexes having the composition UO/sub 2/A have been calculated. Solid uranyl derivatives having the composition UO/sub 2/L x 2H/sub 2/O, UO/sub 2/Q x 2H/sub 2/O, UO/sub 2/Z x 2H/sub 2/O, and UO/sub 2/R x 2H/sub 2/O have been obtained. These derivatives were isolated and their IR spectroscopic behavior and thermal properties were investigated.

  1. X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Identifies Calcium-Uranyl-Carbonate Complexes at Environmental Concentrations

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    Kelly, Shelly D; Kemner, Kenneth M; Brooks, Scott C

    2007-01-01

    Current research on bioremediation of uranium-contaminated groundwater focuses on supplying indigenous metal-reducing bacteria with the appropriate metabolic requirements to induce microbiological reduction of soluble uranium(VI) to poorly soluble uranium(IV). Recent studies of uranium(VI) bioreduction in the presence of environmentally relevant levels of calcium revealed limited and slowed uranium(VI) reduction and the formation of a Ca-UO2-CO3 complex. However, the stoichiometry of the complex is poorly defined and may be complicated by the presence of a Na-UO2-CO3 complex. Such a complex might exist even at high calcium concentrations, as some UO2-CO3 complexes will still be present. The number of calcium and/or sodium atoms coordinated to a uranyl carbonate complex will determine the net charge of the complex. Such a change in aqueous speciation of uranium(VI) in calcareous groundwater may affect the fate and transport properties of uranium. In this paper, we present the results from X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) measurements of a series of solutions containing 50 lM uranium(VI) and 30 mM sodium bicarbonate, with various calcium concentrations of 0-5 mM. Use of the data series reduces the uncertainty in the number of calcium atoms bound to the UO2-CO3 complex to approximately 0.6 and enables spectroscopic identification of the Na-UO2-CO3 complex. At nearly neutral pH values, the numbers of sodium and calcium atoms bound to the uranyl triscarbonate species are found to depend on the calcium concentration, as predicted by speciation calculations.

  2. X-ray absorption spectroscopy identifies calcium-uranyl-carbonate complexes at environmental concentrations.

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    Kelly, S. D.; Kemner, K. M.; Brooks, S. C.; Biosciences Division; ORNL

    2007-01-01

    Current research on bioremediation of uranium-contaminated groundwater focuses on supplying indigenous metal-reducing bacteria with the appropriate metabolic requirements to induce microbiological reduction of soluble uranium(VI) to poorly soluble uranium(IV). Recent studies of uranium(VI) bioreduction in the presence of environmentally relevant levels of calcium revealed limited and slowed uranium(VI) reduction and the formation of a Ca-UO{sub 2}-CO{sub 3} complex. However, the stoichiometry of the complex is poorly defined and may be complicated by the presence of a Na-UO{sub 2}-CO{sub 3} complex. Such a complex might exist even at high calcium concentrations, as some UO{sub 2}-CO{sub 3} complexes will still be present. The number of calcium and/or sodium atoms coordinated to a uranyl carbonate complex will determine the net charge of the complex. Such a change in aqueous speciation of uranium(VI) in calcareous groundwater may affect the fate and transport properties of uranium. In this paper, we present the results from X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) measurements of a series of solutions containing 50 {micro}M uranium(VI) and 30 mM sodium bicarbonate, with various calcium concentrations of 0-5 mM. Use of the data series reduces the uncertainty in the number of calcium atoms bound to the UO{sub 2}-CO{sub 3} complex to approximately 0.6 and enables spectroscopic identification of the Na-UO{sub 2}-CO{sub 3} complex. At nearly neutral pH values, the numbers of sodium and calcium atoms bound to the uranyl triscarbonate species are found to depend on the calcium concentration, as predicted by speciation calculations.

  3. Surface complexation modeling of uranyl adsorption on corrensite from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Site

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    Park, Sang-Won; Leckie, J.O.; Siegel, M.D.

    1995-09-01

    Corrensite is the dominant clay mineral in the Culebra Dolomite at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The surface characteristics of corrensite, a mixed chlorite/smectite clay mineral, have been studied. Zeta potential measurements and titration experiments suggest that the corrensite surface contains a mixture of permanent charge sites on the basal plane and SiOH and AlOH sites with a net pH-dependent charge at the edge of the clay platelets. Triple-layer model parameters were determined by the double extrapolation technique for use in chemical speciation calculations of adsorption reactions using the computer program HYDRAQL. Batch adsorption studies showed that corrensite is an effective adsorbent for uranyl. The pH-dependent adsorption behavior indicates that adsorption occurs at the edge sites. Adsorption studies were also conducted in the presence of competing cations and complexing ligands. The cations did not affect uranyl adsorption in the range studied. This observation lends support to the hypothesis that uranyl adsorption occurs at the edge sites. Uranyl adsorption was significantly hindered by carbonate. It is proposed that the formation of carbonate uranyl complexes inhibits uranyl adsorption and that only the carbonate-free species adsorb to the corrensite surface. The presence of the organic complexing agents EDTA and oxine also inhibits uranyl sorption.

  4. Uranyl sensitization of samarium (III) luminescence in a two-dimensional coordination polymer

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    Knope, Karah E.; de Lill, Daniel T.; Rowland, Clare E.; Cantos, Paula M.; de Bettencourt-Dias, Ana; Cahill, Christopher L.

    2012-01-02

    Heterometallic carboxyphosphonates UO?2+/Ln3+ have been prepared from the hydrothermal reaction of uranyl nitrate, lanthanide nitrate (Ln = Sm, Tb, Er, Yb), and phosphonoacetic acid (H?PPA). Compound 1, (UO?)?(PPA)(HPPA)?Sm(H?O)·2H?O (1) adopts a two-dimensional structure in which the UO?2+ metal ions bind exclusively to the phosphonate moiety, whereas the Ln3+ ions are coordinated by both phosphonate and carboxylate functionalities. Luminescence studies of 1 show very bright visible and near-IR samarium(III)-centered emission upon direct excitation of the uranyl moiety. The Sm3+ emissive state exhibits a double-exponential decay with lifetimes of 67.2 ± 6.5 and 9.0 ± 1.3 ?s as measured at 594 nm, after excitation at both 365 and 420 nm. No emission is observed in the region typical of the uranyl cation, indicating that all energy is either transferred to the Sm3+ center or lost to nonradiative processes. Herein we report the synthesis, crystal structure, and luminescent behavior of 1, as well as those of the isostructural terbium, erbium, and ytterbium analogues.

  5. The Influence of Linker Geometry on Uranyl Complexation by Rigidly-Linked Bis(3-hydroxy-N-methyl-pyridin-2-one)

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    Szigethy, Geza; Raymond, Kenneth

    2010-04-22

    A series of bis(3-hydroxy-N-methyl-pyridin-2-one) ligands was synthesized, and their respective uranyl complexes were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. These structures were inspected for high-energy conformations and evaluated using a series of metrics to measure co-planarity of chelating moieties with each other and the uranyl coordination plane, as well as to measure coordinative crowding about the uranyl dication. Both very short (ethyl, 3,4-thiophene and o-phenylene) and very long ({alpha},{alpha}{prime}-m-xylene and 1,8-fluorene) linkers provide optimal ligand geometries about the uranyl cation, resulting in planar, unstrained molecular arrangements. The planarity of the rigid linkers also suggests there is a degree of pre-organization for a planar coordination mode that is ideal for uranyl-selective ligand design. Comparison of intramolecular N{sub amide}-O{sub phenolate} distances and {sup 1}H NMR chemical shifts of amide protons supports earlier results that short linkers provide the optimal geometry for intramolecular hydrogen bonding.

  6. Syntheses and crystal structures of two novel alkaline uranyl chromates A{sub 2}(UO{sub 2})(CrO{sub 4}){sub 2} (A=Rb, Cs) with bidentate coordination mode of uranyl ions by chromate anions

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    Siidra, Oleg I.

    2012-03-15

    Single crystals of Cs{sub 2}(UO{sub 2})(CrO{sub 4}){sub 2} and Rb{sub 2}(UO{sub 2})(CrO{sub 4}){sub 2} were prepared by solid state reactions. The structures are based upon the [(UO{sub 2})(CrO{sub 4}){sub 2}]{sup 2-} chains. Within the chains, UrO{sub 5} pentagonal bipyramids (Ur=uranyl) form Ur{sub 2}O{sub 8} dimers, which are linked via CrO{sub 4} tetrahedra into one-dimensional chains. The CrO{sub 4} tetrahedra coordinate uranyl ions in both mono- and bidentate fashion, which is unusual for uranyl chromates. The bidentate coordination has a strong influence upon geometrical parameters of both U and Cr coordination polyhedra. The conformation of the chains in 1 and 2 is different due to the different size of the Cs{sup +} and Rb{sup +} cations. - Graphical abstract: Uranyl chromate chain with monodentate and bidentate coordination mode of uranyl cations by CrO{sub 4} tetrahedra in Cs{sub 2}(UO{sub 2})(CrO{sub 4}){sub 2}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Single crystals of novel uranyl chromates were prepared by solid state reactions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The CrO{sub 4} tetrahedra coordinate uranyl ions in both mono- and bidentate fashion. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The bidentate coordination has a strong influence upon geometrical parameters.

  7. Electronic spectra of pure uranyl(V) complexes: characteristic absorption bands due to a U(V)O2+ core in visible and near-infrared regions.

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    Mizuoka, Koichiro; Tsushima, Satoru; Hasegawa, Miki; Hoshi, Toshihiko; Ikeda, Yasuhisa

    2005-09-01

    To clarify the electronic spectral properties of uranyl(V) complexes systematically, we measured absorption spectra of three types of pure uranyl(V) complexes: [U(V)O2(dbm)2DMSO]-, [U(V)O2(saloph)DMSO]-, and [U(V)O2(CO3)3]5- (dbm = dibenzoylmethanate, saloph = N,N'-disalicylidene-o-phenylenediaminate, DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide). As a result, it was found that these uranyl(V) complexes have characteristic absorption bands in the visible-near-infrared (NIR) region, i.e., at around 640, 740, 860, 1470, and 1890 nm (molar absorptivity, epsilon = 150-900 M(-1).cm(-1)) for [U(V)O2(dbm)2DMSO]-, 650, 750, 900, 1400, and 1875 nm (epsilon = 100-300 M(-1).cm(-1)) for [U(V)O2(saloph)DMSO]-, and 760, 990, 1140, 1600, and 1800 nm (epsilon = 0.2-3.6 M(-1).cm(-1)) for [U(V)O2(CO3)3]5-. These characteristic absorption bands of the uranyl(V) complexes are attributable to the electronic transitions in the U(V)O2+ core because the spectral features are similar to each other despite the differences in the ligands coordinated to the equatorial plane of the U(V)O2+ moiety. On the other hand, the epsilon values of [U(V)O2(CO3)3]5- are quite smaller than those of [U(V)O2(dbm)2DMSO]- and [U(V)O2(saloph)DMSO]-. Such differences can be explained by the different coordination geometries around the center uranium in these uranyl(V) complexes. Consequently, the absorption bands of the uranyl(V) complexes in visible-NIR region were assigned to f-f transitions in the 5f1 configuration. PMID:16124798

  8. Uranyl and uranyl-3d block cation complexes with 1,3-adamantanedicarboxylate: crystal structures, luminescence, and magnetic properties.

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    Thuéry, Pierre; Rivière, Eric; Harrowfield, Jack

    2015-03-16

    The reaction of 1,3-adamantanedicarboxylic acid (LH2) with uranyl nitrate under solvo-hydrothermal conditions, either alone or in the presence of additional metal cations (Co(2+), Ni(2+), or Cu(2+)) gives a series of nine complexes displaying a wide range of architectures. While [UO2(L)(H2O)]·1.25CH3CN (1) and [UO2(L)(DMF)] (2) are one-dimensional (1D) species analogous to that previously known, [H2NMe2]2[(UO2)2(L)3]·1.5H2O (3), which includes dimethylammonium counterions generated in situ, is a three-dimensional (3D) framework, and [UO2(L)(NMP)] (4) (NMP = N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone) is a braid-shaped 1D polymer. When 3d block metal ions are present and bound to 2,2'-bipyridine (bipy) coligands, their role is reduced to that of decorating species attached to uranyl-containing 1D polymers, as in [UO2M(L)2(bipy)2]·0.5H2O with M = Co (5) or Ni (6), and [(UO2)2Cu2(L)3(NO3)2(bipy)2]·0.5H2O (9), or of counterions, as in [Ni(bipy)3][(UO2)4(O)2(L)3]·3H2O (7), in which a two-dimensional (2D) assembly is built from tetranuclear uranyl-containing building units. In contrast, the heterometallic 3D framework [UO2Cu(L)2] (8) can be isolated in the absence of bipy. The emission spectra measured in the solid state display the usual uranyl vibronic fine structure, with various degrees of resolution and quenching, except for that of complex 7, which shows emission from the nickel(II) centers. The magnetic properties of complexes 5, 6, 8, and 9 were investigated, showing, in particular, the presence of zero-field splitting effects in 6 and weak antiferromagnetic interactions in 9. PMID:25710676

  9. Construction of Uranyl Selective Electrode Based on Complex of Uranyl Ion with New Ligand Carboxybenzotriazole in PVC Matrix Membrane

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    Abu-Dalo, M. A.; Al-Rawashdeh, N. A. F.; Al-Mheidat, I. R.; Nassory, N. S.

    2015-10-01

    In the present study uranyl selective electrodes in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) matrix membrane were prepared based on a complex of uranyl ion (UO2) with carboxybenzotriazole (CBT) as ligand. The effect of the nature of plasticizer in PVC matrix were evaluated using three different plasticizers, these are dibutyl phthalate (DBP), dioctyl phthalate (DOP) and bis(2-ethylhexyl) sebacate (BHS). The results of this study indicated that the best plasticizer could be used is the DBP, which may be attributed to its lowest viscosity value compared to DOP and BHS. The electrodes with DBP as plasticizer exhibits a Nernstian response with a slope of 28.0 mV/ decade, over a wide range of concentration from 3.0×10-5-6.0×10-2 M and a detection limit of 4.0×10-6 M. It can be used in the pH range of 4.0-10.0 with a response time of less than 10 s for DBP and 25 s for both DOP and BHS. The effects of ions interferences on the electrode response were evaluated. The di- and tri-valent cations were found to interfere less than univalent cations, which was attributed to the high diffusion and the exchange rate between the univalent ions and the uranyl ion solution. The electrodes were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Scanning Electron microscopy (SEM). The results of the standard addition method were satisfactory with errors less than 7%. The developed electrode was found to be fast, sensitive and reliable indicated its potential use in measuring the uranly ion concentration in the field.

  10. Oxo-functionalization and reduction of the uranyl ion through lanthanide-element bond homolysis: synthetic, structural, and bonding analysis of a series of singly reduced uranyl-rare earth 5f1-4f(n) complexes.

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    Arnold, Polly L; Hollis, Emmalina; Nichol, Gary S; Love, Jason B; Griveau, Jean-Christophe; Caciuffo, Roberto; Magnani, Nicola; Maron, Laurent; Castro, Ludovic; Yahia, Ahmed; Odoh, Samuel O; Schreckenbach, Georg

    2013-03-13

    The heterobimetallic complexes [{UO2Ln(py)2(L)}2], combining a singly reduced uranyl cation and a rare-earth trication in a binucleating polypyrrole Schiff-base macrocycle (Pacman) and bridged through a uranyl oxo-group, have been prepared for Ln = Sc, Y, Ce, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Er, Yb, and Lu. These compounds are formed by the single-electron reduction of the Pacman uranyl complex [UO2(py)(H2L)] by the rare-earth complexes Ln(III)(A)3 (A = N(SiMe3)2, OC6H3Bu(t)2-2,6) via homolysis of a Ln-A bond. The complexes are dimeric through mutual uranyl exo-oxo coordination but can be cleaved to form the trimetallic, monouranyl "ate" complexes [(py)3LiOUO(?-X)Ln(py)(L)] by the addition of lithium halides. X-ray crystallographic structural characterization of many examples reveals very similar features for monomeric and dimeric series, the dimers containing an asymmetric U2O2 diamond core with shorter uranyl U?O distances than in the monomeric complexes. The synthesis by Ln(III)-A homolysis allows [5f(1)-4f(n)]2 and Li[5f(1)-4f(n)] complexes with oxo-bridged metal cations to be made for all possible 4f(n) configurations. Variable-temperature SQUID magnetometry and IR, NIR, and EPR spectroscopies on the complexes are utilized to provide a basis for the better understanding of the electronic structure of f-block complexes and their f-electron exchange interactions. Furthermore, the structures, calculated by restricted-core or all-electron methods, are compared along with the proposed mechanism of formation of the complexes. A strong antiferromagnetic coupling between the metal centers, mediated by the oxo groups, exists in the U(V)Sm(III) monomer, whereas the dimeric U(V)Dy(III) complex was found to show magnetic bistability at 3 K, a property required for the development of single-molecule magnets. PMID:23451865

  11. Theoretical study of the coordination behavior of formate and formamidoximate with dioxovanadium(v) cation: implications for selectivity towards uranyl.

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    Mehio, Nada; Johnson, J Casey; Dai, Sheng; Bryantsev, Vyacheslav S

    2015-11-25

    Poly(acrylamidoxime)-based fibers bearing random mixtures of carboxylate and amidoxime groups are the most widely utilized materials for extracting uranium from seawater. However, the competition between uranyl (UO2(2+)) and vanadium ions poses a significant challenge to the industrial mining of uranium from seawater using the current generation of adsorbents. To design more selective adsorbents, a detailed understanding of how major competing ions interact with carboxylate and amidoxime ligands is required. In this work, we employ density functional theory (DFT) and wave-function methods to investigate potential binding motifs of the dioxovanadium ion, VO2(+), with water, formate, and formamidoximate ligands. Employing higher level of theory calculations (CCSD(T)) resolve the existing controversy between the experimental results and previous DFT calculations for the structure of the hydrated VO2(+) ion. Consistent with the EXAFS data, CCSD(T) calculations predict higher stability of the distorted octahedral geometry of VO2(+)(H2O)4 compared to the five-coordinate complex with a single water molecule in the second hydration shell, while all seven tested DFT methods yield the reverse stability of the two conformations. Analysis of the relative stabilities of formate-VO2(+) complexes indicates that both monodentate and bidentate forms may coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium in solution. Investigations of VO2(+) coordination with the formamidoximate anion has revealed the existence of seven possible binding motifs, four of which are within ?4.0 kcal mol(-1) of each other. Calculations establish that the most stable binding motif entails the coordination of oxime oxygen and amide nitrogen atoms via a tautomeric rearrangement of amidoxime to imino hydroxylamine. The difference in the most stable VO2(+) and UO2(2+) binding conformation has important implications for the design of more selective UO2(2+) ligands. PMID:26559445

  12. Density Functional Theory Study of the Complexation of the Uranyl Dication with Anionic Phosphate Ligands with and without Water Molecules

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    Jackson, Virgil E.; Gutowski, Keith E.; Dixon, David A.

    2013-09-12

    The structures, vibrational frequencies and energetics of anhydrous and hydrated complexes of UO2 2+ with the phosphate anions H2PO4 ?, HPO4 2?, and PO4 3? were predicted at the density functional theory (DFT) and MP2 molecular orbital theory levels as isolated gas phase species and in aqueous solution by using self-consistent reaction field (SCRF) calculations with different solvation models. The geometries and vibrational frequencies of the major binding modes for these complexes are compared to experiment where possible and good agreement is found. The uranyl moiety is nonlinear in many of the complexes, and the coordination number (CN) 5 in the equatorial plane is the predominant binding motif. The phosphates are found to bind in both monodentate and bidentate binding modes depending on the charge and the number of water molecules. The SCRF calculations were done with a variety of approaches, and different SCRF approaches were found to be optimal for different reaction types. The acidities of HxPO4 3?x in HxPO4 3?x(H2O)4, x = 0?3 complexes were calculated with different SCRF models and compared to experiment. Phosphate anions can displace water molecules from the first solvation shell at the uranyl exothermically. The addition of water molecules can cause the bonding of H2PO4 ? and HPO4 2? to change from bidentate to monodentate exothermically while maintaining CN 5. The addition of water can generate monodentate structures capable of cross-linking to other uranyl phosphates to form the types of structures found in the solid state. [UO2(HPO4)(H2O)3] is predicted to be a strong base in the gas phase and in aqueous solution. It is predicted to be a much weaker acid than H3PO4 in the gas phase and in solution.

  13. A New Form of Triple-Stranded Helicate Found in Uranyl Complexes of Aliphatic ?,?-Dicarboxylates.

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    Thuéry, Pierre; Harrowfield, Jack

    2015-11-16

    The reaction of uranyl ions with azelaic or dodecanedioic acids under solvohydrothermal conditions leads to crystallization of anionic dinuclear cage compounds with [M(bipy/phen)3](2+) counterions (M = 3d-block cation), while the smaller suberic acid yields heterometallic metallacycles. Complexes with the longer aliphatic chains are the first triple-stranded helicates reported in actinide chemistry. PMID:26540200

  14. Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Uranyl and Uranyl Carbonate Adsorption at Alumino-silicate Surfaces

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    Kerisit, Sebastien N.; Liu, Chongxuan

    2014-03-03

    Adsorption at mineral surfaces is a critical factor controlling the mobility of uranium(VI) in aqueous environments. Therefore, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were performed to investigate uranyl(VI) adsorption onto two neutral alumino-silicate surfaces, namely the orthoclase (001) surface and the octahedral aluminum sheet of the kaolinite (001) surface. Although uranyl preferentially adsorbed as a bi-dentate innersphere complex on both surfaces, the free energy of adsorption at the orthoclase surface (-15 kcal mol-1) was significantly more favorable than that at the kaolinite surface (-3 kcal mol-1), which was attributed to differences in surface functional groups and to the ability of the orthoclase surface to dissolve a surface potassium ion upon uranyl adsorption. The structures of the adsorbed complexes compared favorably with X-ray absorption spectroscopy results. Simulations of the adsorption of uranyl complexes with up to three carbonate ligands revealed that uranyl complexes coordinated to up to 2 carbonate ions are stable on the orthoclase surface whereas uranyl carbonate surface complexes are unfavored at the kaolinite surface. Combining the MD-derived equilibrium adsorption constants for orthoclase with aqueous equilibrium constants for uranyl carbonate species indicates the presence of adsorbed uranium complexes with one or two carbonates in alkaline conditions, in support of current uranium(VI) surface complexation models.

  15. Uranyl Ion Complexes with 1,1'-Biphenyl-2,2',6,6'-tetracarboxylic Acid: Structural and Spectroscopic Studies of One- to Three-Dimensional Assemblies.

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    Thuéry, Pierre; Harrowfield, Jack

    2015-07-01

    1,1'-Biphenyl-2,2',6,6'-tetracarboxylic acid (H4L) was reacted with uranyl nitrate, either alone or in the presence of additional metal cations (Ni(2+), Cu(2+), Dy(3+)) under (solvo)-hydrothermal conditions, giving six complexes which were characterized by their crystal structure and, in all but one case, their emission spectrum in the solid state. [Ni(bipy)3][UO2(H2L)(H2O)]2(NO3)2·3H2O (1) crystallizes as a one-dimensional (1D), ribbon-like coordination polymer, while the homometallic complex [(UO2)2(L)(H2O)3]·H2O·CH3CN (2) and the heterometallic complexes [UO2Cu(L)(H2O)2]·H2O (3), [UO2Cu(L)(H2O)]·H2O (4), and [(UO2)5Cu4(HL)6(bipy)4]·2H2O (5) display two-dimensional (2D) arrangements. Lastly, the uranyl-lanthanide heterometallic complex [(UO2)8Dy(HL)6(H2O)8](I)·8H2O (6) crystallizes as a three-dimensional (3D) framework. Although these assemblies adopt different topologies, the {4(2).6} linear motif found in 1 is discernible in the structures of 2, 5, and 6, in which the higher dimensionality arises from further bridging of these subunits by uranyl (2), copper (5), or both uranyl and dysprosium (6) cations. The tetracarboxylic/ate ligands have their two aromatic rings nearly perpendicular to one another. No two of them adopt the same coordination mode in this series (except in the similar complexes 3 and 4), but chelation involving one carboxylate group from each ring is nearly ubiquitous, and the ensuing position of the cation favors the formation of planar architectures. The emission spectra of complexes 2-5 measured in the solid state show the usual uranyl vibronic fine structure, although with significant differences in the emission intensity, while complete quenching of the luminescence is observed in 1. PMID:26102315

  16. Coordination Complexes of Cobalt.

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    Williams, Gregory M.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Described is an experiment involving the synthesis and spectral studies of cobalt complexes that not only give general chemistry students an introduction to inorganic synthesis but allows them to conduct a systematic study on the effect of different ligands on absorption spectra. Background information, procedures, and experimental results are…

  17. Synthesis and structures of new uranyl malonate complexes with carbamide derivatives

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    Serezhkina, L. B.; Grigor'ev, M. S.; Medvedkov, Ya. A.; Serezhkin, V. N.

    2015-09-01

    Crystals of new malonate-containing uranyl complexes [UO2(C3H2O4)( Imon)(H2O)] ( I) and [UO2(C3H2O4)( Meur)3] ( II), where Imon is imidazolidin-2-one (ethylenecarbamide) and Meur is methyl-carbamide, have been synthesized and studied by X-ray diffraction. Both compounds crystallize in the monoclinic system with the following unit-cell parameters (at 100 K): a = 11.1147(10) Å, b = 6.9900(6) Å, c = 14.4934(12) Å, ? = 92.042(2)°, V = 1125.30(17) Å3, sp. gr. P21/ n, Z = 4, R 1 = 0.0398 ( I); a = 16.6613(5) Å, b = 9.5635(3) Å, c = 22.9773(6) Å, ? = 103.669(2)°, V = 3557.51(18) Å3, sp. gr. C2/ c, Z = 8, R 1 = 0.0207 ( II). The crystals are composed of electroneutral chains [UO2(C3H2O4)( Imon)(H2O)] and mononuclear groups [UO2(C3H2O4)( Meur)3] as the structural units belonging to the crystal-chemical groups AT 11 M {2/1} and AB 01 M {3/1} ( A =UO{2/2+}, T 11 and B 01 = C3H2, M 1 = Imon, H2O, or Meur), respectively, of uranyl complexes. The packing modes of the uranyl-containing complexes were analyzed by the method of molecular Voronoi—Dirichlet polyhedra.

  18. Europium, uranyl, and thorium-phenanthroline amide complexes in acetonitrile solution: an ESI-MS and DFT combined investigation.

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    Xiao, Cheng-Liang; Wang, Cong-Zhi; Mei, Lei; Zhang, Xin-Rui; Wall, Nathalie; Zhao, Yu-Liang; Chai, Zhi-Fang; Shi, Wei-Qun

    2015-08-28

    The tetradentate N,N'-diethyl-N,N'-ditolyl-2,9-diamide-1,10-phenanthroline (Et-Tol-DAPhen) ligand with hard-soft donor atoms has been demonstrated to be promising for the group separation of actinides from highly acidic nuclear wastes. To identify the formed complexes of this ligand with actinides and lanthanides, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) combined with density functional theory (DFT) calculations was used to probe the possible complexation processes. The 1?:?2 Eu-L species ([EuL2(NO3)](2+)) can be observed in ESI-MS at low metal-to-ligand ([M]/[L]) ratios, whereas the 1?:?1 Eu-L species ([EuL(NO3)2](+)) can be observed when the [M]/[L] ratio is higher than 1.0. However, ([UO2L(NO3)](+)) is the only detected species for the uranyl complexes. The [ThL2(NO3)2](2+) species can be observed at low [M]/[L] ratios; the 1?:?2 species ([ThL2(NO3)](3+)) and a new 1?:?1 species ([ThL(NO3)3](+)) can be detected at high [M]/[L] ratios. Collision-induced dissociation (CID) results showed that Et-Tol-DAPhen ligands can coordinate strongly with metal ions, and the coordination moieties remain intact under CID conditions. Natural bond orbital (NBO), molecular electrostatic potential (MEP), electron localization function (ELF), atoms in molecules (AIM) and molecular orbital (MO) analyses indicated that the metal-ligand bonds of the actinide complexes exhibited more covalent character than those of the lanthanide complexes. In addition, according to thermodynamic analysis, the stable cationic M-L complexes in acetonitrile are found to be in good agreement with the ESI-MS results. PMID:26200662

  19. Homochiral 3D coordination polymer with unprecedented three-directional helical topology from achiral precursor: synthesis, crystal structure, and luminescence properties of uranyl succinate metal-organic framework.

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    Wang, Juan; Wei, Zhen; Guo, Fengwan; Li, Chenyang; Zhu, Pengfei; Zhu, Wenhua

    2015-08-21

    A luminescent homochiral uranyl succinate coordination polymer with unprecedented three-directional helices was synthesized hydrothermally via spontaneous symmetry breaking, and fully characterized. Its homochirality has been confirmed by singe crystal X-ray diffraction and solid state circular dichroism (CD) spectra. The polymer exhibited a Stokes shift greater than 180 nm. PMID:26167889

  20. Scale-dependent rates of uranyl surface complexation reaction in sediments

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    Liu, Chongxuan; Shang, Jianying; Kerisit, Sebastien; Zachara, John M.; Zhu, Weihuang

    2013-03-01

    Scale-dependency of uranyl[U(VI)] surface complexation rates was investigated in stirred flow-cell and column systems using a U(VI)-contaminated sediment from the US Department of Energy, Hanford site, WA. The experimental results were used to estimate the apparent rate of U(VI) surface complexation at the grain-scale and in porous media. Numerical simulations using molecular, pore-scale, and continuum models were performed to provide insights into and to estimate the rate constants of U(VI) surface complexation at the different scales. The results show that the grain-scale rate constant of U(VI) surface complexation was over 3-10 orders of magnitude smaller than the rate constant calculated using the molecular simulations. The largest rate constant at the grain-scale decreased additional 2 orders of magnitude when the rate was scaled to the porous media in the column. The scaling effect from the grain-scale to the porous media became less important for the slower sorption sites. Pore-scale simulations revealed the importance of coupled mass transport and reactions in both intragranular and inter-granular domains, which caused both spatial and temporal dependence of U(VI) surface complexation rates in the sediment. Pore-scale simulations also revealed that the rate of coupled diffusion and molecular surface complexation reaction in the intragranular porous domains was slower than either individual process alone. The results provide important implications for developing models to scale geochemical/biogeochemical reactions.

  1. Uranyl adsorption and surface speciation at the imogolite-water interface: Self-consistent spectroscopic and surface complexation models

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    Arai, Y.; McBeath, M.; Bargar, J.R.; Joye, J.; Davis, J.A.

    2006-01-01

    Macro- and molecular-scale knowledge of uranyl (U(VI)) partitioning reactions with soil/sediment mineral components is important in predicting U(VI) transport processes in the vadose zone and aquifers. In this study, U(VI) reactivity and surface speciation on a poorly crystalline aluminosilicate mineral, synthetic imogolite, were investigated using batch adsorption experiments, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and surface complexation modeling. U(VI) uptake on imogolite surfaces was greatest at pH ???7-8 (I = 0.1 M NaNO3 solution, suspension density = 0.4 g/L [U(VI)]i = 0.01-30 ??M, equilibration with air). Uranyl uptake decreased with increasing sodium nitrate concentration in the range from 0.02 to 0.5 M. XAS analyses show that two U(VI) inner-sphere (bidentate mononuclear coordination on outer-wall aluminol groups) and one outer-sphere surface species are present on the imogolite surface, and the distribution of the surface species is pH dependent. At pH 8.8, bis-carbonato inner-sphere and tris-carbonato outer-sphere surface species are present. At pH 7, bis- and non-carbonato inner-sphere surface species co-exist, and the fraction of bis-carbonato species increases slightly with increasing I (0.1-0.5 M). At pH 5.3, U(VI) non-carbonato bidentate mononuclear surface species predominate (69%). A triple layer surface complexation model was developed with surface species that are consistent with the XAS analyses and macroscopic adsorption data. The proton stoichiometry of surface reactions was determined from both the pH dependence of U(VI) adsorption data in pH regions of surface species predominance and from bond-valence calculations. The bis-carbonato species required a distribution of surface charge between the surface and ?? charge planes in order to be consistent with both the spectroscopic and macroscopic adsorption data. This research indicates that U(VI)-carbonato ternary species on poorly crystalline aluminosilicate mineral surfaces may be important in controlling U(VI) mobility in low-temperature geochemical environments over a wide pH range (???5-9), even at the partial pressure of carbon dioxide of ambient air (pCO2 = 10-3.45 atm). ?? 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Infrared Multiphoton Dissociation Spectroscopy of a Gas-Phase Complex of Uranyl and 3-Oxa-Glutaramide: An Extreme Red-Shift of the [O=U=O]²? Asymmetric Stretch

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    Gibson, John K.; Hu, Hanshi; Van Stipdonk, Michael J.; Berden, Giel; Oomens, Jos; Li, Jun

    2015-04-09

    The gas-phase complex UO?(TMOGA)?²? (TMOGA = tetramethyl-3-oxa-glutaramide) prepared by electrospray ionization was characterized by infrared multiphoton dissociation (IRMPD) spectroscopy. The IRMPD spectrum from 700–1800 cm?¹ was interpreted using a computational study based on density functional theory. The predicted vibrational frequencies are in good agreement with the measured values, with an average deviation of only 8 cm?¹ (<1%) and a maximum deviation of 21 cm?¹ (<2%). The only IR peak assigned to the linear uranyl moiety was the asymmetric ?? mode, which appeared at 965 cm?¹ and was predicted by DFT as 953 cm?¹. This ?? frequency is red-shifted relative to bare uranyl, UO?²?, by ca. 150 cm?¹ due to electron donation from the TMOGA ligands. Based on the degree of red-shifting, it is inferred that two TMOGA oxygen-donor ligands have a greater effective gas basicity than the four monodentate acetone ligands in UO?(acetone)?²?. The uranyl ?? frequency was also computed for uranyl coordinated by two TMGA ligands, in which the central Oether of TMOGA has been replaced by CH?. The computed ?? for UO?(TMGA)?²?, 950 cm?¹, is essentially the same as that for UO?(TMOGA)?²?, suggesting that electron donation to uranyl from the Oether of TMOGA is minor. The computed ?? asymmetric stretching frequencies for the three actinyl complexes, UO?(TMOGA)?²?, NpO?(TMOGA)?²? and PuO?(TMOGA)?²?, are comparable. This similarity is discussed in the context of the relationship between ?? and intrinsic actinide-oxygen bond energies in actinyl complexes.

  3. A calorimetric study of the hydrolysis and peroxide complex formation of the uranyl(VI) ion.

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    Zanonato, Pier Luigi; Di Bernardo, Plinio; Grenthe, Ingmar

    2014-02-14

    The enthalpies of reaction for the formation of uranyl(vi) hydroxide {[(UO2)2(OH)2](2+), [(UO2)3(OH)4](2+), [(UO2)3(OH)5](+), [(UO2)3(OH)6](aq), [(UO2)3(OH)7](-), [(UO2)3(OH)8](2-), [(UO2)(OH)3](-), [(UO2)(OH)4](2-)} and peroxide complexes {[UO2(O2)(OH)](-) and [(UO2)2(O2)2(OH)](-)} have been determined from calorimetric titrations at 25 °C in a 0.100 M tetramethyl ammonium nitrate ionic medium. The hydroxide data have been used to test the consistency of the extensive thermodynamic database published by the Nuclear Energy Agency (I. Grenthe, J. Fuger, R. J. M. Konings, R. J. Lemire, A. B. Mueller, C. Nguyen-Trung and H. Wanner, Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1992 and R. Guillaumont, T. Fanghänel, J. Fuger, I. Grenthe, V. Neck, D. J. Palmer and M. R. Rand, Update on the Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Americium and Technetium, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2003). A brief discussion is given about a possible structural relationship between the trinuclear complexes [(UO2)3(OH)n](6-n), n = 4-8. PMID:24301256

  4. Critical Parameters of Complex Geometry Intersecting Cylinders Containing Uranyl Nitrate Solution

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    Rothe, Robert Emil; Briggs, Joseph Blair

    1999-06-01

    About three dozen previously unreported critical configurations are presented for very complex geometries filled with high concentration enriched uranyl nitrate solution. These geometries resemble a tall, thin Central Column (or trunk of a "tree") having long, thin arms (or "branches") extending up to four directions off the column. Arms are equally spaced from one another in vertical planes; and that spacing ranges from arms in contact to quite wide spacings. Both the Central Column and the many different arms are critically safe by themselves when each, alone, is filled with fissile solution; but, in combination, criticality occurs due to the interactions between arms and the column. Such neutronic interactions formed the principal focus of this study. While these results are fresh to the nuclear criticality safety industry and to those seeking novel experiments against which to validate computer codes, the experiments, themselves, are not recent. Over 100 experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory between September, 1967, and February of the following year.

  5. Critical Parameters of Complex Geometries of Intersecting Cylinders Containing Uranyl Nitrate Solution

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    J. B. Briggs; R. E. Rothe

    1999-06-14

    About three dozen previously unreported critical configurations are presented for very complex geometries filled with high concentration enriched uranyl nitrate solution. These geometries resemble a tall, thin Central Column (or trunk of a ''tree'') having long, thin arms (or ''branches'') extending up to four directions off the column. Arms are equally spaced from one another in vertical planes, and that spacing ranges from arms in contact to quite wide spacings. Both the Central Column and the many different arms are critically safe by themselves with each, alone, is filled with fissile solution; but, in combination, criticality occurs due to the interactions between arms and the column. Such neutronic interactions formed the principal focus of this study. While these results are fresh to the nuclear criticality safety industry and to those seeking novel experiments against which to validate computer codes, the experiments, themselves, are not recent. Over 100 experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory between September, 1967, and February of the following year.

  6. Uncertainty Analysis and Extrapolation of Additive Uranyl Surface Complexation Kinetic Models

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    Zhang, X.; Liu, C.; Hu, Q.; Hu, X. B.

    2012-12-01

    Tremendous progress has been made in the last few years in using Multi-rate Skinetic surface Complex complexation Reactionreaction (SCR) models for the analysis and predicting prediction of uranyl (U(VI) )adsorption/desorption in sediments. However, such analysis and prediction s with the model are often deterministic, and as such they focusing only on the most probable forecastscenario, without considering various model uncertaintiesan explicit estimate of the associated uncertainty. In this presentationstudy, thewe will describe a generalized likelihood uncertainty estimation method framework was adopted in the Differential Evolution Markov Chain Monte Caro framework to explore the explicit consider model structure and parameter uncertaintiesy in the U(VI) SCR models and their effects on the model extrapolation. Both sStirred-flow cell and column experiments were conducted carried out to investigate derive experimental data of U(VI) sorption/desorption for model application and uncertainty analysis.uranium release from different size fractions of sediments from US DOE Hanford site. The U(VI)-contaminated sediment used in the experiments was collected from US DOE Hanford site, and was air-dried and dry-sieved to four size fractions (<75 ?m, 75-500?m, 500-2000 ?m and 2000-8000?m) to investigate desorption kinetics. The experimental results were used to parameterize SCR kinetic models and to determine model structure and parameter uncertainties for individual size fractions. The individual size fraction models were then used to evaluate the predictivity of the size-additivity model and to analyze the extrapolation of both parameter and model structure uncertainties. The results demonstrated that model uncertainty, especially model structure uncertainty, is an important factor to be considered in model prediction and evalution of the applicability of the extrapolated models.

  7. Influence of Acidity on Uranyl Nitrate Association in Aqueous Solutions: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study

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    de Almeida, Valmor F; Cui, Shengting; Khomami, Bamin; Ye, Xianggui; Smith, Rodney Bryan

    2010-01-01

    Uranyl ion complexation with water and nitrate is a key aspect of the uranium/plutonium extraction process. We have carried out a molecular dynamics simulation study to investigate this complexation process, including the molecular composition of the various complex species, the corresponding structure, and the equilibrium distribution of the complexes. The observed structures of the complexes suggest that in aqueous solution, uranyls are generally hydrated by 5 water molecules in the equatorial plane. When associating with nitrate ions, a water molecule is replaced by a nitrate ion, preserving the five-fold coordination and planar symmetry. Analysis of the pair correlation function between uranyl and nitrate suggests that nitrates bind to uranyl in aqueous solution mainly in a monodentate mode, although a small portion of bidentates occur. Dynamic association and dissociation between uranyls and nitrates take place in aqueous solution with a substantial amount of fluctuation in the number of various uranyl nitrate species. The average number of the uranyl mononitrate complexes shows a dependence on acid concentration consistent with equilibrium-constant analysis, namely, the concentration of [UO2NO3]+ increases with nitric acid concentration.

  8. Polymer complexes. LX. Supramolecular coordination and structures of N(4-(acrylamido)-2-hydroxybenzoic acid) polymer complexes

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    Ghoneim, M. M.; El-Sonbati, A. Z.; El-Bindary, A. A.; Diab, M. A.; Serag, L. S.

    2015-04-01

    A number of novel polymer complexes of various anions of copper(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and uranyl(II) with N(4-(acrylamido)-2-hydroxy benzoic acid) (ABH) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, magnetic susceptibility measurements, electronic spin resonance, vibrational spectra and thermal analysis. The molecular structures of the ligand are optimized theoretically and the quantum chemical parameters are calculated. Tentative structures for the polymeric metal complexes due to their potential application are also suggested. The IR data exhibit the coordination of ONO2/OAc/SO4 with the metal ions in the polymeric metal complex. Vibrational spectra indicate coordination of carboxylate oxygen and phenolic OH of the ligand giving a MO4 square planar chromophore. Ligand field ESR spectra support square planar geometry around Cu(II). The thermal decomposition of the polymer complexes were discussed in relation to structure, and the thermodynamic parameters of the decomposition stages were evaluated applying Coast-Redfern and Horowitz-Metzger methods.

  9. Polymer complexes. LX. Supramolecular coordination and structures of N(4-(acrylamido)-2-hydroxybenzoic acid) polymer complexes.

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    Ghoneim, M M; El-Sonbati, A Z; El-Bindary, A A; Diab, M A; Serag, L S

    2015-04-01

    A number of novel polymer complexes of various anions of copper(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and uranyl(II) with N(4-(acrylamido)-2-hydroxy benzoic acid) (ABH) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, magnetic susceptibility measurements, electronic spin resonance, vibrational spectra and thermal analysis. The molecular structures of the ligand are optimized theoretically and the quantum chemical parameters are calculated. Tentative structures for the polymeric metal complexes due to their potential application are also suggested. The IR data exhibit the coordination of ONO2/OAc/SO4 with the metal ions in the polymeric metal complex. Vibrational spectra indicate coordination of carboxylate oxygen and phenolic OH of the ligand giving a MO4 square planar chromophore. Ligand field ESR spectra support square planar geometry around Cu(II). The thermal decomposition of the polymer complexes were discussed in relation to structure, and the thermodynamic parameters of the decomposition stages were evaluated applying Coast-Redfern and Horowitz-Metzger methods. PMID:25589393

  10. Uranyl adsorption at solvated edge surfaces of 2?:?1 smectites. A density functional study.

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    Kremleva, Alena; Krüger, Sven; Rösch, Notker

    2015-05-28

    We systematically studied the adsorption of uranyl(vi) on two common edge surfaces, (010) and (110), of 2?:?1 smectite clay minerals, using standard periodic DFT models. To describe various types of permanently charged clay minerals, we introduced charged defects into the initially neutral layer of pyrophyllite, cation substitutions in tetrahedral (beidellitic) and octahedral (montmorillonitic) sheets. Comparing uranyl(vi) species at various sites of these two types of surfaces, we found that structural parameters of such adsorption complexes are essentially determined by the surface chemical groups forming the adsorption site, not by the type of the clay mineral. Even for sites involving a substituted cation we noticed only a weak effect of the substitution on the geometric parameters. Geometry optimization resulted in adsorbed uranyl or uranyl hydroxide, with coordination numbers of 4 or 5. However, in most cases the same species was determined on the same type of site, independent of the substitutions. Optimization of adsorbed uranyl leads to hydrolysis at sites close to a AlOH(-1/2) surface group, resulting in uranyl monohydroxide as adsorbate and protonation of the AlOH(-1/2) group. While most species are equatorially five-coordinated, coordination 4 is preferred when uranyl adsorbs on mixed AlO(H)-SiO(H) sites. Calculated formation energies of surface complexes do not single out a preferred species or site, but point to an equilibrium of several species. Comparison to experiment and consideration of pH conditions suggests AlOHOH and AlOH-SiO sites of (010) surfaces and AlOmOH, SiOOm, and AlOH-SiO sites of (110) surfaces as most probable for uranyl adsorption. PMID:25941904

  11. The Complexes of Bisphosphonate and Magnetite Nanoparticles to Remove Uranyl Ions from Aqueous Phase

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    Wang, L.; Yang, Z.; Gao, J.; Xu, K.; Gu, H.; Xu, B.; Zhang, B.; Zhang, X.

    2007-03-20

    Using tetraethyl-3-amino-propane-1,1-bisphosphonate (BP) as the functional molecule, we functionalized Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles via dopamine (DA) linkage to create a system with an Fe3O4-DA-BP nanostructure, which possesses high specificity for removing uranyl ions from water or blood. This work demonstrates that magnetic nanoparticles, combined with specific receptor-ligand interactions, promise a sensitive and rapid platform for the detection, recovery, and decorporation of radioactive metal toxins from biological environment.

  12. Global symplectic coordinates on complex domains

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    Cuccu, Fabrizio; Loi, Andrea

    2006-02-01

    In this paper we deal with complex domains M?C equipped with a Kähler form ?={i}/{2}??¯f, where f:M?R only depends on |zj|2, j=1,…,n for the complex coordinates (z1,…,zn) in C. We give an explicit symplectic immersion ? of (M,?) into R2n in Section 2. In Section 3 we study when the map ? is a global symplectomorphism for the case of complete Reinhardt domains in C.

  13. COMPLEXANTS FOR ACTINIDE ELEMENT COORDINATION AND IMMOBILIZATION

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    We propose that inorganic clusters known as polyoxoanions (POAs) can be exploited as complexants for actinide (An) ion coordination and immobilization. Our objective is to develop rugged, stoichiometrically well-defined POAs that act as molecular containers of An elements. Poly...

  14. X-ray absorption fine structures of uranyl(V) complexes in a nonaqueous solution.

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    Takao, Koichiro; Tsushima, Satoru; Takao, Shinobu; Scheinost, Andreas C; Bernhard, Gert; Ikeda, Yasuhisa; Hennig, Christoph

    2009-10-19

    The structures of three different U(V) complexes, [U(V)O(2)(salophen)DMSO](-), [U(V)O(2)(dbm)(2)DMSO](-), and [U(V)O(2)(saldien)](-), in a dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solution were determined by X-ray absorption fine structure for the first time. PMID:19754101

  15. Synthesis of uranyl(II), vanadyl(II) and zirconyl urate complexes, spectral, thermal and biological studies.

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    El-Megharbel, Samy M; El-Metwaly, Nashwa M; Refat, Moamen S

    2015-10-01

    Three urate chelations were obtained when uric acid was reacted with UO2(CH3COO)2H2O, VOSO4·XH2O and ZrOCl2·XH2O salts with neutralized with 0.1 M NaOH aqueous media. The 1:2 metal-to-ligand complexes [(UO2)2(C5H2N4O3)2](H2O), [(ZrO)2(H2O)2(C5H2N4O3)2] and [VO((C5H3N4O3)2] were characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductivity, (infrared, Raman and UV-vis) spectra, effective magnetic moment in Bohr magnetons, and thermal analysis (TG/DTG). The urate ligand coordinates as mononegative bidentate donor towards the mononuclear central vanadium atom and coordinated as binegative tetradentate mode towards the binuclear dioxouranium and zirconyl centers. The antibacterial activity of the metal complexes were tested against some kind of bacteria and fungi strains and compared with uric acid. The ligand, ZrO(II) and UO2(II) complex showed a week potential degradation on calf thymus DNA, whereas VO(II) complex slightly degraded the DNA. PMID:25965173

  16. Synthesis of uranyl(II), vanadyl(II) and zirconyl urate complexes, spectral, thermal and biological studies

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    El-Megharbel, Samy M.; El-Metwaly, Nashwa M.; Refat, Moamen S.

    2015-10-01

    Three urate chelations were obtained when uric acid was reacted with UO2(CH3COO)2H2O, VOSO4·XH2O and ZrOCl2·XH2O salts with neutralized with 0.1 M NaOH aqueous media. The 1:2 metal-to-ligand complexes [(UO2)2(C5H2N4O3)2](H2O), [(ZrO)2(H2O)2(C5H2N4O3)2] and [VO((C5H3N4O3)2] were characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductivity, (infrared, Raman and UV-vis) spectra, effective magnetic moment in Bohr magnetons, and thermal analysis (TG/DTG). The urate ligand coordinates as mononegative bidentate donor towards the mononuclear central vanadium atom and coordinated as binegative tetradentate mode towards the binuclear dioxouranium and zirconyl centers. The antibacterial activity of the metal complexes were tested against some kind of bacteria and fungi strains and compared with uric acid. The ligand, ZrO(II) and UO2(II) complex showed a week potential degradation on calf thymus DNA, whereas VO(II) complex slightly degraded the DNA.

  17. Impact of uranyl-calcium-carbonato complexes on uranium(VI) adsorption to synthetic and natural sediments.

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    Stewart, Brandy D; Mayes, Melanie A; Fendorf, Scott

    2010-02-01

    Adsorption on soil and sediment solids may decrease aqueous uranium concentrations and limit its propensity for migration in natural and contaminated settings. Uranium adsorption will be controlled in large part by its aqueous speciation, with a particular dependence on the presence of dissolved calcium and carbonate. Here we quantify the impact of uranyl speciation on adsorption to both goethite and sediments from the Hanford Clastic Dike and Oak Ridge Melton Branch Ridgetop formations. Hanford sediments were preconditioned with sodium acetate and acetic acid to remove carbonate grains, and Ca and carbonate were reintroduced at defined levels to provide a range of aqueous uranyl species. U(VI) adsorption is directly linked to UO(2)(2+) speciation, with the extent of retention decreasing with formation of ternary uranyl-calcium-carbonato species. Adsorption isotherms under the conditions studied are linear, and K(d) values decrease from 48 to 17 L kg(-1) for goethite, from 64 to 29 L kg (-1) for Hanford sediments, and from 95 to 51 L kg(-1) for Melton Branch sediments as the Ca concentration increases from 0 to 1 mM at pH 7. Our observations reveal that, in carbonate-bearing waters, neutral to slightly acidic pH values ( approximately 5) and limited dissolved calcium are optimal for uranium adsorption. PMID:20058915

  18. Impact of uranyl-calcium-carbonato complexes on uranium(VI) adsorption to synthetic and natural sediments

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    Stewart, B.D.; Mayes, Melanie; Fendorf, Scott

    2010-01-01

    Adsorption on soil and sediment solids may decrease aqueous uranium concentrations and limit its propensity for migration in natural and contaminated settings. Uranium adsorption will be controlled in large part by its aqueous speciation, with a particular dependence on the presence of dissolved calcium and carbonate. Here we quantify the impact of uranyl speciation on adsorption to both goethite and sediments from the Hanford Clastic Dike and Oak Ridge Melton Branch Ridgetop formations. Hanford sediments were preconditioned with sodium acetate and acetic acid to remove carbonate grains, and Ca and carbonate were reintroduced at defined levels to provide a range of aqueous uranyl species. U(VI) adsorption is directly linked to UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} speciation, with the extent of retention decreasing with formation of ternary uranyl-calcium-carbonato species. Adsorption isotherms under the conditions studied are linear, and K{sub d} values decrease from 48 to 17 L kg{sup -1} for goethite, from 64 to 29 L kg{sup -1} for Hanford sediments, and from 95 to 51 L kg{sup -1} for Melton Branch sediments as the Ca concentration increases from 0 to 1 mM at pH 7. Our observations reveal that, in carbonate-bearing waters, neutral to slightly acidic pH values ({approx}5) and limited dissolved calcium are optimal for uranium adsorption.

  19. Energy Landscape of Chelated Uranyl: Antibody Interactions by Dynamic Force Spectroscopy

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    Odorico, Michael; Teulon, Jean-Marie; Bessou, Thérèse; Vidaud, Claude; Bellanger, Laurent; Chen, Shu-wen W.; Quéméneur, Éric; Parot, Pierre; Pellequer, Jean-Luc

    2007-01-01

    We used dynamic force spectroscopy (DFS) to explore the energy landscape of interactions between a chelated uranyl compound and a monoclonal antibody raised against the uranyl-dicarboxy-phenanthroline complex. We estimated the potential energy barrier widths and the relevant thermodynamic rate constants along the dissociation coordinate. Using atomic force microscopy, four different experimental setups with or without the uranyl ion in the chelate ligand, we have distinguished specific and nonspecific binding in the binding affinity of the uranyl compound to the antibody. The force loading rates for our system were measured from 15 to 26,400 pN/s. The results showed two regimes in the plot of the most probable unbinding force versus the logarithm of the loading rate, revealing the presence of two (at least) activation barriers. Analyses of DFS suggest parallel multivalent binding present in either regime. We have also built a molecular model for the variable fragment of the antibody and used computational graphics to dock the chelated uranyl ion into the binding pocket. The structural analysis led us to hypothesize that the two regimes originate from two interaction modes: the first one corresponds to an energy barrier with a very narrow width of 0.5 ± 0.2 Å, inferring dissociation of the uranyl ion from its first coordination shell (Asp residue); the second one with a broader energy barrier width (3.9 ± 0.3 Å) infers the entire chelate compound dissociated from the antibody. Our study highlights the sensitivity of DFS experiments to dissect protein-metal compound interactions. PMID:17449661

  20. Coordinate Descent with Arbitrary Sampling I: Algorithms and Complexity

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    Introduction With the dawn of the big data age, there has been a growing interest in solving optimization the EPSRC Grant EP/K02325X/1, Accelerated Coordinate Descent Meth- ods for Big Data Optimization. MostCoordinate Descent with Arbitrary Sampling I: Algorithms and Complexity Zheng Qu Peter Richt

  1. Colloidal Nanocrystals Fluoresced by Surface Coordination Complexes

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    Wang, Guan; Ji, Jianwei; Zhang, Xinwen; Zhang, Yan; Wang, Qiangbin; You, Xiaozeng; Xu, Xiangxing

    2014-01-01

    Colloidal Nanocrystals (NCs) with fluorescence originating from surface complexes are successfully prepared. The components of these NCs range from insulator, semiconductor to metal, with either pure phase, doped or core/shell structures. The photoluminescence of these NCs can be reversibly tuned across the visible to infrared spectrum, and even allow multi-color emission. A light emitting device is fabricated and a new in vivo cell imaging method is performed to demonstrate the power of this technology for emerging applications. PMID:24970242

  2. Giant regular polyhedra from calixarene carboxylates and uranyl

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    Pasquale, Sara; Sattin, Sara; Escudero-Adán, Eduardo C.; Martínez-Belmonte, Marta; de Mendoza, Javier

    2012-01-01

    Self-assembly of large multi-component systems is a common strategy for the bottom-up construction of discrete, well-defined, nanoscopic-sized cages. Icosahedral or pseudospherical viral capsids, built up from hundreds of identical proteins, constitute typical examples of the complexity attained by biological self-assembly. Chemical versions of the so-called 5 Platonic regular or 13 Archimedean semi-regular polyhedra are usually assembled combining molecular platforms with metals with commensurate coordination spheres. Here we report novel, self-assembled cages, using the conical-shaped carboxylic acid derivatives of calix[4]arene and calix[5]arene as ligands, and the uranyl cation UO22+ as a metallic counterpart, which coordinates with three carboxylates at the equatorial plane, giving rise to hexagonal bipyramidal architectures. As a result, octahedral and icosahedral anionic metallocages of nanoscopic dimensions are formed with an unusually small number of components. PMID:22510690

  3. Charge transfer vibronic transitions in uranyl tetrachloride compounds

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    Liu, Guokui; Deifel, Nicholas P.; Cahill, Christopher L.; Zhurov, Vladimir V.; Pinkerton, A. Alan

    2012-01-01

    The electronic and vibronic interactions of uranyl (UO?)2+ in three tetrachloride crystals have been investigated with spectroscopic experiments and theoretical modeling. Analysis and simulation of the absorption and photoluminescence spectra have resulted in a quantitative understanding of the charge transfer vibronic transitions of uranyl in the crystals. The spectra obtained at liquid helium temperature consist of extremely narrow zero-phonon lines (ZPL) and vibronic bands. The observed ZPLs are assigned to the first group of the excited states formed by electronic excitation from the 3? ground state into the f?,? orbitals of uranyl. The Huang–Rhys theory of vibronic coupling is modified successfully for simulating both the absorption and luminescence spectra. It is shown that only vibronic coupling to the axially symmetric stretching mode is Franck–Condon allowed, whereas other modes are involved through coupling with the symmetric stretching mode. The energies of electronic transitions, vibration frequencies of various local modes, and changes in the O=U=O bond length of uranyl in different electronic states and in different coordination geometries are evaluated in empirical simulations of the optical spectra. Multiple uranyl sites derived from the resolution of a superlattice at low temperature are resolved by crystallographic characterization and time- and energy-resolved spectroscopic studies. The present empirical simulation provides insights into fundamental understanding of uranyl electronic interactions and is useful for quantitative characterization of uranyl coordination.

  4. Charge transfer vibronic transitions in uranyl tetrachloride compounds;

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    Liu, G. K.; Deifel, N. P.; Cahill, C. L.

    2012-01-01

    The electronic and vibronic interactions of uranyl (UO{sub 2}){sup 2+} in three tetrachloride crystals have been investigated with spectroscopic experiments and theoretical modeling. Analysis and simulation of the absorption and photoluminescence spectra have resulted in a quantitative understanding of the charge transfer vibronic transitions of uranyl in the crystals. The spectra obtained at liquid helium temperature consist of extremely narrow zero-phonon lines (ZPL) and vibronic bands. The observed ZPLs are assigned to the first group of the excited states formed by electronic excitation from the 3{sigma} ground state into the f{sub {delta}{phi}}, orbitals of uranyl. The Huang-Rhys theory of vibronic coupling is modified successfully for simulating both the absorption and luminescence spectra. It is shown that only vibronic coupling to the axially symmetric stretching mode is Franck-Condon allowed, whereas other modes are involved through coupling with the symmetric stretching mode. The energies of electronic transitions, vibration frequencies of various local modes, and changes in the O=U=O bond length of uranyl in different electronic states and in different coordination geometries are evaluated in empirical simulations of the optical spectra. Multiple uranyl sites derived from the resolution of a superlattice at low temperature are resolved by crystallographic characterization and time- and energy-resolved spectroscopic studies. The present empirical simulation provides insights into fundamental understanding of uranyl electronic interactions and is useful for quantitative characterization of uranyl coordination.

  5. Memory for Negation in Coordinate and Complex Sentences

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    Harris, Richard J.

    1976-01-01

    Two experiments were run to test memory for the negation morpheme "not" in coordinate sentences (e.g., The ballerina had twins and the policewoman did not have triplets) and complex sentences (e.g., The ghost scared Hamlet into not murdering Shakespeare). (Editor)

  6. High-coordinate gold(I) complexes with dithiocarboxylate ligands.

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    Kaub, Christoph; Augenstein, Timo; Bauer, Thomas O; Rothe, Elisa; Esmezjan, Lars; Schünemann, Volker; Roesky, Peter W

    2014-05-01

    Ferrocene dithiocarboxylate has been introduced into the chemistry of gold(I) and copper(I). First, a modified synthesis of piperidinium ferrocene dithiocarboxylate (1) is reported. Reaction of this reagent with [Au(tht)Cl] in the presence of different phosphines resulted in monomeric, dimeric, and polymeric structures. Although gold(I) is usually two coordinate, mainly three- and four-fold coordinated compounds were obtained by using ferrocene dithiocarboxylate as ligands. The isolated compounds are [(FcCSS)Au(PPh3)2] (2) (FcCSS = ferrocene dithiocarboxylate), [(FcCSS)Au2(dppm)2] (3) (dppm = bis(diphenylphosphino)methane), and [(FcCSS)Au(dppf)]n (4) (dppf = bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene) [{(FcCSS)Au}2(dppp)] (5) (dppp = bis(diphenylphosphino)propane). The FcCSS ligand shows a remarkable flexible coordination mode. It coordinates either in a monodentate, a chelating, or in a metal bridging mode. In the four gold(I) complexes 2-5 four different coordination modes of the FcCSS ligand are seen. Attempts to extend this rich coordination chemistry to other coinage metals were only partly successful. [(FcCSS)Cu(PPh3)2] (6) was obtained from the reaction of piperidinium ferrocene dithiocarboxylate with [(Ph3P)3CuCl]. (57)Fe-Mössbauer spectroscopy was performed for compounds 2-4. The spectra show isomer shifts and quadrupole splittings that are typical for diamagnetic ferrocenes. PMID:24735256

  7. Spectral Studies of Iron Coordination in Hemeprotein Complexes

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    Brill, Arthur S.; Sandberg, Howard E.

    1968-01-01

    In order to evaluate the feasibility of observing the spectral behavior of protein groups in the coordination sphere of the iron in hemeproteins, criteria are developed to determine whether or not the application of difference absorption spectroscopy to the study of complex formation will be successful. Absolute absorption spectra, 300-1100 m?, from bacterial catalase complexes are displayed, and the infrared bands correlated with magnetic susceptibility values of similar complexes of other hemeproteins. Dissociation constants for the formation of cyanide and azide complexes of metmyoglobin, methemoglobin, bacterial catalase, and horseradish peroxidase are given. Difference spectra, 210-280 m?, are displayed for cyanide and azide complexes of these hemeproteins. A band at 235-241 m? is found in the difference spectra of all low-spin vs. high-spin complexes. The factors which favor the assignment of this band to a transition involving a histidine residue are presented. PMID:5699802

  8. Uranyl peroxide closed clusters containing topological squares

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    Unruh, Daniel K.; Burtner, Alicia; Pressprich, Laura; Sigmon, Ginger E.; Burns, Peter C

    2010-01-01

    Four self-assembling clusters of uranyl peroxide polyhedra have been formed in alkaline aqueous solutions and structurally characterized. These clusters consist of 28, 30, 36 and 44 uranyl polyhedra and exhibit complex new topologies. Each has a structure that contains topological squares, pentagons and hexagons. Analysis of possible topologies within boundary constraints indicates a tendency for adoption of higher symmetry topologies in these cases. Small angle X-ray scattering data demonstrated that crystals of one of these clusters can be dissolved in ultrapure water and that the clusters remain intact for at least several days.

  9. Energetic lanthanide complexes: coordination chemistry and explosives applications

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    Manner, V. W.; Barker, B. J.; Sanders, V. E.; Laintz, K. E.; Scott, B. L.; Preston, D. N.; Sandstrom, M.; Reardon, B. L.

    2014-05-01

    Metals are generally added to organic molecular explosives in a heterogeneous composite to improve overall heat and energy release. In order to avoid creating a mixture that can vary in homogeneity, energetic organic molecules can be directly bonded to high molecular weight metals, forming a single metal complex with Angstrom-scale separation between the metal and the explosive. To probe the relationship between the structural properties of metal complexes and explosive performance, a new series of energetic lanthanide complexes has been prepared using energetic ligands such as NTO (5-nitro-2,4-dihydro-1,2,4-triazole-3-one). These are the first examples of lanthanide NTO complexes where no water is coordinated to the metal, demonstrating novel control of the coordination environment. The complexes have been characterized by X-ray crystallography, NMR and IR spectroscopies, photoluminescence, and sensitivity testing. The structural and energetic properties are discussed in the context of enhanced blast effects and detection. Cheetah calculations have been performed to fine-tune physical properties, creating a systematic method for producing explosives with 'tailor made' characteristics. These new complexes will be benchmarks for further study in the field of metalized high explosives.

  10. Energetic Lanthanide Complexes: Coordination Chemistry and Explosives Applications

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    Manner, Virginia; Barker, Beau; Sanders, Eric; Laintz, Kenneth; Scott, Brian; Preston, Daniel; Sandstrom, Mary; Reardon, Bettina

    2013-06-01

    Metals are generally added to organic molecular explosives in a heterogeneous composite to improve overall heat and energy release. In order to avoid creating a mixture that can vary in homogeneity, energetic organic molecules can be directly bonded to high molecular weight metals, forming a single metal complex with Angstrom-scale separation between the metal and the explosive. To probe the relationship between the structural properties of metal complexes and explosive performance, a new series of energetic lanthanide complexes has been prepared using energetic ligands such as NTO (5-nitro-2,4-dihydro-1,2,4-triazole-3-one). These are the first examples of lanthanide NTO complexes where no water is coordinated to the metal, demonstrating novel control of the coordination environment. The complexes have been characterized by X-ray crystallography, NMR and IR spectroscopies, photoluminescence, and sensitivity testing. The structural and energetic properties are discussed in the context of enhanced blast effects and detection. Cheetah calculations have been performed to fine-tune physical properties, creating a systematic method for producing explosives with ``tailor made'' characteristics. These new complexes will be benchmarks for further study in the field of metalized high explosives.

  11. The Reactivity Patterns of Low-Coordinate Iron Hydride Complexes

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    Yu, Ying; Sadique, Azwana R.; Smith, Jeremy M.; Dugan, Thomas R.; Cowley, Ryan E.; Brennessel, William W.; Flaschenriem, Christine J.; Bill, Eckhard; Cundari, Thomas R.; Holland, Patrick L.

    2008-01-01

    We report a survey of the reactivity of the first isolable iron-hydride complexes with a coordination number less than five. The high-spin iron(II) complexes [(?-diketiminate)Fe(?-H)]2 react rapidly with representative cyanide, isocyanide, alkyne, N2, alkene, diazene, azide, CO2, carbodiimide and Brønsted acid containing substrates. The reaction outcomes fall into three categories: (1) addition of Fe-H across a multiple bond of the substrate, (2) reductive elimination of H2 to form iron(I) products, and (3) protonation of the hydride to form iron(II) products. The products include imide, isocyanide, vinyl, alkyl, azide, triazenido, benzo[c]cinnoline, amidinate, formate, and hydroxo complexes. These results expand the range of known bond transformations at iron complexes. Additionally, they give insight into the elementary transformations that may be possible at the iron-molybdenum cofactor of nitrogenases, which may have hydride ligands on high-spin, low coordinate metal atoms. PMID:18444648

  12. Tuning Coordination in s-Block Carbazol-9-yl Complexes

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    Ortu, Fabrizio; Moxey, Graeme J; Blake, Alexander J; Lewis, William; Kays, Deborah L

    2015-01-01

    1,3,6,8-Tetra-tert-butylcarbazol-9-yl and 1,8-diaryl-3,6-di(tert-butyl)carbazol-9-yl ligands have been utilized in the synthesis of potassium and magnesium complexes. The potassium complexes (1,3,6,8-tBu4carb)K(THF)4 (1; carb=C12H4N), [(1,8-Xyl2-3,6-tBu2carb)K(THF)]2 (2; Xyl=3,5-Me2C6H3) and (1,8-Mes2-3,6-tBu2carb)K(THF)2 (3; Mes=2,4,6-Me3C6H2) were reacted with MgI2 to give the Hauser bases 1,3,6,8-tBu4carbMgI(THF)2 (4) and 1,8-Ar2-3,6-tBu2carbMgI(THF) (Ar=Xyl 5, Ar=Mes 6). Structural investigations of the potassium and magnesium derivatives highlight significant differences in the coordination motifs, which depend on the nature of the 1- and 8-substituents: 1,8-di(tert-butyl)-substituted ligands gave ?-type compounds (1 and 4), in which the carbazolyl ligand acts as a multi-hapto donor, with the metal cations positioned below the coordination plane in a half-sandwich conformation, whereas the use of 1,8-diaryl substituted ligands gave ?-type complexes (2 and 6). Space-filling diagrams and percent buried volume calculations indicated that aryl-substituted carbazolyl ligands offer a steric cleft better suited to stabilization of low-coordinate magnesium complexes. PMID:25783772

  13. Isocyanide and Phosphine Oxide Coordination in Binuclear Chromium Pacman Complexes

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    2013-01-01

    The new binuclear chromium Pacman complex [Cr2(L)] of the Schiff base pyrrole macrocycle H4L has been synthesized and structurally characterized. Addition of isocyanide, C?NR (R = xylyl, tBu), or triphenylphosphine oxide donors to [Cr2(L)] gives contrasting chemistry with the formation of the new coordination compounds [Cr2(?-CNR)(L)], in which the isocyanides bridge the two Cr(II) centers, and [Cr2(OPPh3)2(L)], a Cr(II) phosphine oxide adduct with the ligands exogenous to the cleft. PMID:24489428

  14. Design of magnetic coordination complexes for quantum computing.

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    Aromí, Guillem; Aguilà, David; Gamez, Patrick; Luis, Fernando; Roubeau, Olivier

    2012-01-21

    A very exciting prospect in coordination chemistry is to manipulate spins within magnetic complexes for the realization of quantum logic operations. An introduction to the requirements for a paramagnetic molecule to act as a 2-qubit quantum gate is provided in this tutorial review. We propose synthetic methods aimed at accessing such type of functional molecules, based on ligand design and inorganic synthesis. Two strategies are presented: (i) the first consists in targeting molecules containing a pair of well-defined and weakly coupled paramagnetic metal aggregates, each acting as a carrier of one potential qubit, (ii) the second is the design of dinuclear complexes of anisotropic metal ions, exhibiting dissimilar environments and feeble magnetic coupling. The first systems obtained from this synthetic program are presented here and their properties are discussed. PMID:21818467

  15. Coordination Chemistry of Homoleptic Actinide(IV)-Thiocyanate Complexes.

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    Carter, Tyler J; Wilson, Richard E

    2015-10-26

    The synthesis, X-ray crystal structure, vibrational and optical spectroscopy for the eight-coordinate thiocyanate compounds, [Et4 N]4 [Pu(IV) (NCS)8 ], [Et4 N]4 [Th(IV) (NCS)8 ], and [Et4 N]4 [Ce(III) (NCS)7 (H2 O)] are reported. Thiocyanate was found to rapidly reduce plutonium to Pu(III) in acidic solutions (pH<1) in the presence of NCS(-) . The optical spectrum of [Et4 N][SCN] containing Pu(III) solution was indistinguishable from that of aquated Pu(III) suggesting that inner-sphere complexation with [Et4 N][SCN] does not occur in water. However, upon concentration, the homoleptic thiocyanate complex [Et4 N]4 [Pu(IV) (NCS)8 ] was crystallized when a large excess of [Et4 N][NCS] was present. This compound, along with its U(IV) analogue, maintains inner-sphere thiocyanate coordination in acetonitrile based on the observation of intense ligand-to-metal charge-transfer bands. Spectroscopic and crystallographic data do not support the interaction of the metal orbitals with the ligand ? system, but support an enhanced An(IV) -NCS interaction, as the Lewis acidity of the metal ion increases from Th to Pu. PMID:26493880

  16. Silver Ion-Mediated Heterometallic Three-Fold Interpenetrating Uranyl-Organic Framework.

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    Mei, Lei; Wu, Qun-Yan; An, Shu-Wen; Gao, Zeng-Qiang; Chai, Zhi-Fang; Shi, Wei-Qun

    2015-11-16

    A unique case of a uranyl-silver heterometallic 3-fold interpenetrating network (U-Ag-2,6-DCPCA) from a multifunctionalized organic ligand, 2,6-dichloroisonicotinic acid, in the presence of uranyl and silver ions is reported. It is the first report of a heterometallic uranyl-organic interpenetrating network or framework. Notably, a (4,4)-connected uranyl building unit in U-Ag-2,6-DCPCA, which is available through combined influences of structural halogenation and silver ion additive on uranyl coordination, plays a vital role in the formation of a 3-fold interpenetrating network. Halogen substitution effectively changes structural features and coordination behaviors of isonicotinate ligand and contributes to the control of uranyl coordination. Meanwhile, it exerts influence on the stabilization of 3-fold interpenetrating networks by halogen-halogen interactions. Theoretical calculation suggests that the silver ion should mainly serve as an inductive factor of uranyl species through strong Ag-N binding affinity, directly leading to the formation of a (4,4)-connected uranyl building unit and finally a heterometallic 3-fold interpenetrating network. Related experimental results, especially an interesting postsynthetic metalation, afford further evidence of this induction effect. PMID:26491817

  17. Assigning EXAFS results for uranyl adsorption on minerals via formal charges of bonding oxygen centers

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    Kremleva, Alena; Krüger, Sven; Rösch, Notker

    2013-09-01

    EXAFS is a common tool for studying the speciation of adsorbed actinides on mineral surfaces as it provides information on structural features of the latter. Yet, the interpretation of the resolved distances can be a challenge. We present a qualitative correlation between the formal charges of equatorially coordinated oxygen centers of uranyl(VI) complexes and the corresponding equatorial bond lengths U-O, involving oxygen centers either of ligands or surfaces of phyllosilicates. This correlation is established computationally with density functional results for uranyl and uranyl monohydroxide species adsorbed on basal and edge surfaces of kaolinite, pyrophyllite, and model 2:1 clay minerals with charged layers. The correlation is independent of the specific mineral and its surface orientation. It enables one to extend the current interpretation of EXAFS data for equatorial U-O distances, suggesting assignments to specific surface groups. Equatorial U-O distances of U(VI) correlate with O charges of ligands and surfaces. This correlation is independent of the clay mineral and its surface orientation. Correlation allows assigning EXAFS distances to specific ligands or surface groups. Trends of measured U-O bond lengths of clay and related minerals are rationalized.

  18. Uranyl-water-containing complexes: solid-state UV-MALDI mass spectrometric and IR spectroscopic approach for selective quantitation.

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    Ivanova, Bojidarka; Spiteller, Michael

    2014-01-01

    Since primary environmental concept for long storage of nuclear waste involved assessment of water in uranium complexes depending on migration processes, the paper emphasized solid-state matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometric (MS) and IR spectroscopic determination of UO2(NO3)2·6H2O; UO2(NO3)2·3H2O, ?-, ?-, and ?-UO3 modifications; UO3·xH2O (x?=?1 or 2); UO3·H2O, described chemically as UO2(OH)2, ?- and ?-UO2(OH)2 modifications; and UO4·2H2O, respectively. Advantages and limitation of vibrational spectroscopic approach are discussed, comparing optical spectroscopic data and crystallographic ones. Structural similarities occurred in ?-? modifications of UO3, and UO2(OH)2 compositions are analyzed. Selective speciation achieved by solid-state mass spectrometry is discussed both in terms of its analytical contribution for environmental quality assurance and assessment of radionuclides, and fundamental methodological interest related the mechanistic complex water exchange of UO3·H2O forms in the gas phase. In addition to high selectivity and precision, UV-MALDI-MS, employing an Orbitrap analyzer, was a method that provided fast steps that limited sample pretreatment techniques for direct analysis including imaging. Therefore, random and systematic errors altering metrology and originating from the sample pretreatment stages in the widely implemented analytical protocols for environmental sampling determination of actinides are significantly reduced involving the UV-MALDI-Orbitrap-MS method. The method of quantum chemistry is utilized as well to predict reliably the thermodynamics and nature of U-O bonds in uranium species in gas and condensed phases. PMID:23942998

  19. Ionothermal synthesis of uranyl compounds that incorporate imidazole derivatives

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    Wylie, Ernest M.; Dustin, Megan K.; Smith, Jeremy S.; Burns, Peter C.

    2013-01-01

    Ionothermal reactions of uranyl nitrate with various salts in methylimidazolium-based ionic liquids have produced single crystals of three uranyl compounds that incorporate imidazole derivatives as charge-balancing cations. (C4H7N2)[(UO2)(PO3F)(F)] (1) crystallizes in space group C2, a=17.952(1) Å, b=6.9646(6) Å, c=8.5062(7) Å, ?=112.301(1)°, (C6H11N2)2[(UO2)(SO4)2] (2) crystallizes in space group C2/c, a=31.90(1) Å, b=9.383(5) Å, c=13.770(7) Å, ?=93.999(7)° and (C6H11N2)[(UO2)2(PO4)(HPO4) (3) crystallizes in space group P21/n, a=9.307(2), b=18.067(4), c=9.765(2), ?=93.171(2). The U6+ cations are present as (UO2)2+ uranyl ions coordinated by three O atoms and two F atoms in 1 and five O atoms in 2 and 3 to give pentagonal bipyramids. The structural unit in 1 is composed of F-sharing dimers of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids linked into sheets through corner-sharing fluorophosphate tetrahedra. The structural unit in 2 is composed of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids with one chelating sulfate tetrahedron linked into chains by three other corner-sharing sulfate tetrahedra. In 3, the structural unit is composed of chains of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids linked into sheets through edge- and corner-sharing phosphate and hydrogen phosphate tetrahedra. N-methylimidazolium cations occupy the interstitial space between the uranyl fluorophosphate sheets in 1, whereas 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium cations link the uranyl sulfate and phosphate units in 2 and 3 into extended structures.

  20. Similarities between GCS and human motor cortex: complex movement coordination

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    Rodríguez, Jose A.; Macias, Rosa; Molgo, Jordi; Guerra, Dailos

    2014-07-01

    The "Gran Telescopio de Canarias" (GTC1) is an optical-infrared 10-meter segmented mirror telescope at the ORM observatory in Canary Islands (Spain). The GTC control system (GCS), the brain of the telescope, is is a distributed object & component oriented system based on RT-CORBA and it is responsible for the management and operation of the telescope, including its instrumentation. On the other hand, the Human motor cortex (HMC) is a region of the cerebrum responsible for the coordination of planning, control, and executing voluntary movements. If we analyze both systems, as far as the movement control of their mechanisms and body parts is concerned, we can find extraordinary similarities in their architectures. Both are structured in layers, and their functionalities are comparable from the movement conception until the movement action itself: In the GCS we can enumerate the Sequencer high level components, the Coordination libraries, the Control Kit library and the Device Driver library as the subsystems involved in the telescope movement control. If we look at the motor cortex, we can also enumerate the primary motor cortex, the secondary motor cortices, which include the posterior parietal cortex, the premotor cortex, and the supplementary motor area (SMA), the motor units, the sensory organs and the basal ganglia. From all these components/areas we will analyze in depth the several subcortical regions, of the the motor cortex, that are involved in organizing motor programs for complex movements and the GCS coordination framework, which is composed by a set of classes that allow to the high level components to transparently control a group of mechanisms simultaneously.

  1. Micro practices of coordination based on complex adaptive systems: user needs and strategies for coordinating public health in Denmark

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    Wittrup, Inge; Burau, Viola

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Many highly formalised approaches to coordination poorly fit public health and recent studies call for coordination based on complex adaptive systems. Our contribution is two-fold. Empirically, we focus on public health, and theoretically we build on the patient perspective and treat coordination as a process of contingent, two-level negotiations of user needs. Theory and Methods The paper draws on the concept of user needs-based coordination and sees coordination as a process, whereby needs emerging from the life world of the user are made amenable to the health system through negotiations. The analysis is based on an explorative case study of a health promotion initiative in Denmark. It adopts an anthropological qualitative approach and uses a range of qualitative data. Results The analysis identifies four strategies of coordination: the coordinator focusing on the individual user or on relations with other professionals; and the manager coaching the coordinator or providing structural support. Crucially, the coordination strategies by management remain weak as they do not directly relate to specific user needs. Discussion In process of bottom-up negotiations user needs become blurred and this is especially a challenge for management. The study therefore calls for an increased focus on the level nature of negotiations to bridge the gap that currently weakens coordination strategies by management. PMID:26528097

  2. Uranyl incorporation in natural calcite.

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    Kelly, S. D.; Newville, M. G.; Cheng, L.; Kemner, K. M.; Sutton, S. R.; Fenter, P.; Sturchio, N. C.; Spotl, C.; Environmental Research; Univ. of Chicago; Univ. of Illiois at Chicago; Univ. of Innsbruck

    2003-01-01

    The occurrence of trace amounts of uranyl in natural calcite has posed a long-standing problem in crystal chemistry because of speculation that the size and shape of the uranyl ion may preclude its incorporation in a stable lattice position in calcite. This also defines an important environmental problem because of its bearing on the transport and sequestration of uranyl released from nuclear facilities and uranium mining operations. Calcite is a nearly ubiquitous mineral in soils and groundwater aquifers. X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray fluorescence microprobe studies of uranium in relatively U-rich {approx}13700-year-old calcite from a speleothem in northernmost Italy indicate substitution of uranyl for a calcium and two adjacent carbonate ions in calcite. These new data imply that uranyl has a stable lattice position in natural calcite, indicating that it may be reliably sequestered in calcite over long time scales.

  3. Ionothermal synthesis of uranyl compounds that incorporate imidazole derivatives

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    Wylie, Ernest M.; Dustin, Megan K.; Smith, Jeremy S.; Burns, Peter C.

    2013-01-15

    Ionothermal reactions of uranyl nitrate with various salts in methylimidazolium-based ionic liquids have produced single crystals of three uranyl compounds that incorporate imidazole derivatives as charge-balancing cations. (C{sub 4}H{sub 7}N{sub 2})[(UO{sub 2})(PO{sub 3}F)(F)] (1) crystallizes in space group C2, a=17.952(1) A, b=6.9646(6) A, c=8.5062(7) A, {beta}=112.301(1) Degree-Sign , (C{sub 6}H{sub 11}N{sub 2}){sub 2}[(UO{sub 2})(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}] (2) crystallizes in space group C2/c, a=31.90(1) A, b=9.383(5) A, c=13.770(7) A, {beta}=93.999(7) Degree-Sign and (C{sub 6}H{sub 11}N{sub 2})[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(PO{sub 4})(HPO{sub 4}) (3) crystallizes in space group P2{sub 1}/n, a=9.307(2), b=18.067(4), c=9.765(2), {beta}=93.171(2). The U{sup 6+} cations are present as (UO{sub 2}){sup 2+} uranyl ions coordinated by three O atoms and two F atoms in 1 and five O atoms in 2 and 3 to give pentagonal bipyramids. The structural unit in 1 is composed of F-sharing dimers of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids linked into sheets through corner-sharing fluorophosphate tetrahedra. The structural unit in 2 is composed of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids with one chelating sulfate tetrahedron linked into chains by three other corner-sharing sulfate tetrahedra. In 3, the structural unit is composed of chains of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids linked into sheets through edge- and corner-sharing phosphate and hydrogen phosphate tetrahedra. N-methylimidazolium cations occupy the interstitial space between the uranyl fluorophosphate sheets in 1, whereas 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium cations link the uranyl sulfate and phosphate units in 2 and 3 into extended structures. - Graphical abstract: The synthesis of uranyl compounds by ionothermal treatment is explored, and provides three novel compounds and insights concerning the role of water in controlling the structural units. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ionothermal syntheses have produced three new uranyl compounds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Imidazole derivatives are incorporated as charge-balancing agents. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer X-ray and spectroscopic analyses reveal variability between imidazole derivatives. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This method offers synthetic insight in the absence of water at low temperatures.

  4. Polymer complexes. LIII. Supramolecular coordination modes and structural of novel sulphadrug complexes

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    Diab, M. A.; El-Sonbati, A. Z.; Mohamed, R. H.

    2010-11-01

    Novel polymer complexes of copper(II), palladium(II), platinum(II) and cadmium(II) containing homopolymer [4-acrylamido benzene sulphonyl guanidine; (HL)] and various anions (SO 42-, CH 3COO -, NO 3-, Br - or Cl -) have been designed and carried out. Their structures were investigated by elemental analyses, spectral (IR, UV-vis, 1H NMR and ESR) and magnetic moments. The modes of interactions between the ligand and the metals were discussed, where oxygen (of O dbnd S dbnd O group) and nitrogen atom [of imino nitrogen (NH/N) of the guanidine group] are involved in chelation. The homopolymer shows two types of coordination behaviour. In mononuclear polymer complexes 4 and 6- 10, it acts as a neutral bidentate ligand chelated through the NH and O atoms, whereas in the polymer complexes 1- 3, 5 and 11, monobasic bidentate ligand is coordinated through the -N and -O atoms. The poly-chelates are of 1:1/1:2 (metal-homopolymer) stoichiometry and exhibit four coordination. On the basis of electronic spectral data and magnetic susceptibility measurement square planar geometry has been proposed. The ESR spectral data provided information about their structure on the basis Hamiltonian parameters and degree of covalency. From the electron paramagnetic resonance and spectral data, the orbital reduction factors were calculated.

  5. From Care Plans to Care Coordination: Opportunities for Computer Support of Teamwork in Complex Healthcare

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    Chen, Yiling

    From Care Plans to Care Coordination: Opportunities for Computer Support of Teamwork in Complex,leesanders}@stanford.edu ABSTRACT Children with complex health conditions require care from a large, diverse or- ganizations. Coordination of their outpatient care, essen- tial for good outcomes, presents major

  6. Barium uranyl diphosphonates

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    Nelson, Anna-Gay D.; Alekseev, Evgeny V.; Ewing, Rodney C.; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

    2012-08-15

    Three Ba{sup 2+}/UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} methylenediphosphonates have been prepared from mild hydrothermal treatment of uranium trioxide, methylendiphosphonic acid (C1P2) with barium hydroxide octahydrate, barium iodate monohydrate, and small aliquots of HF at 200 Degree-Sign C. These compounds, Ba[UO{sub 2}[CH{sub 2}(PO{sub 3}){sub 2}]{center_dot}1.4H{sub 2}O (Ba-1), Ba{sub 3}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}(CH{sub 2}(PO{sub 3}){sub 2}){sub 2}F{sub 6}]{center_dot}6H{sub 2}O (Ba-2), and Ba{sub 2}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(CH{sub 2}(PO{sub 3}){sub 2})F{sub 4}]{center_dot}5.75H{sub 2}O (Ba-3) all adopt layered structures based upon linear uranyl groups and disphosphonate molecules. Ba-2 and Ba-3 are similar in that they both have UO{sub 5}F{sub 2} pentagonal bipyramids that are bridged and chelated by the diphosphonate moiety into a two-dimensional zigzag anionic sheet (Ba-2) and a one-dimensional ribbon anionic chain (Ba-3). Ba-1, has a single crystallographically unique uranium metal center where the C1P2 ligand solely bridges to form [UO{sub 2}[CH{sub 2}(PO{sub 3}){sub 2}]{sup 2-} sheets. The interlayer space of the structures is occupied by Ba{sup 2+}, which, along with the fluoride ion, mediates the structure formed and maintains overall charge balance. - Graphical abstract: Illustration of the stacking of the layers in Ba{sub 3}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}(CH{sub 2}(PO{sub 3}){sub 2}){sub 2})F{sub 6}]{center_dot}6H{sub 2}O viewed along the c-axis. The structure is constructed from UO{sub 7} pentagonal bipyramidal units, U(1)O{sub 7}=gray, U(2)O{sub 7}=yellow, barium=blue, phosphorus=magenta, fluorine=green, oxygen=red, carbon=black, and hydrogen=light peach. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The polymerization of the UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} sites to form uranyl dimers leads to structural variations in compounds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Barium cations stitch uranyl diphosphonate anionic layers together, and help mediate structure formation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer HF acts as both a mineralizing agent and a ligand.

  7. Synthesis and Characterization of Templated Ion Exchange Resins for the Selective Complexation of Actinide Ions

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    Uy, O. Manual

    2001-03-01

    The purpose of this research is to develop a polymeric extractant for the selective complexation of uranyl ions (and subsequently other actinyl and actinide ions) from aqueous solutions (lakes, streams, waste tanks and even body fluids). Chemical insights into what makes a good complexation site will be used to synthesize reagents tailor-made for the complexation of uranyl and other actinide ions. These insights, derived from studies of molecular recognition include ion coordination number and geometry, ionic size and ionic shape, as well as ion to ligand thermodynamic affinity. Selectivity for a specific actinide ion will be obtained by providing the polymers with cavities lined with complexing ligands so arranged as to match the charge, coordination number, coordination geometry, and size of the actinide metal ion. These cavity-containing polymers will be produced by using a specific ion (or surrogate) as a template around which monomeric complexing ligands will be polymerized. The complexing ligands will be ones containing functional groups known to form stable complexes with a specific ion and less stable complexes with other cations. Prior investigator's approaches for making templated resins for metal ions have had marginal success. We have extended and amended these methodologies in our work with Pb(II) and uranyl ion, by changing the order of the steps, by the inclusion of sonication, by using higher complex loading, and the selection of functional groups with better complexation constants. This has resulted in significant improvements to selectivity. The unusual shape of the uranyl ion suggests that this approach will result in even greater selectivities than already observed for Pb(II). Preliminary data obtained for uranyl templated polymers shows unprecedented selectivity and has resulted in the first ion selective electrode for uranyl ion.

  8. Composition for detecting uranyl

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    Baylor, L.C.; Stephens, S.M.

    1994-01-01

    The present invention relates to an indicator composition for use in spectrophotometric detection of a substance in a solution, and a method for making the composition. Useful indicators are sensitive to the particular substance being measured, but are unaffected by the fluid and other chemical species that may be present in the fluid. Optical indicators are used to measure the uranium concentration of process solutions in facilities for extracting uranium from ores, production of nuclear fuels, and reprocessing of irradiated fuels. The composition comprises an organohalide covalently bonded to an indicator for the substance, in such a manner that the product is itself an indicator that provides increased spectral resolution for detecting the substance. The indicator is preferably arsenazo III and the organohalide is preferably cyanuric chloride. These form a composition that is ideally suited for detecting uranyl.

  9. Role of the sodium-dependent phosphate co-transporters and of the phosphate complexes of uranyl in the cytotoxicity of uranium in LLC-PK{sub 1} cells

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    Muller, D. . E-mail: dany.muller@kcl.ac.uk; Houpert, P. . E-mail: pascale.houpert@irsn.fr; Cambar, J. . E-mail: marie-helene.napoli@cea.fr

    2006-07-15

    Although uranium is a well-characterized nephrotoxic agent, very little is known at the cellular and molecular level about the mechanisms underlying the uptake and toxicity of this element in proximal tubule cells. The aim of this study was thus to characterize the species of uranium that are responsible for its cytotoxicity and define the mechanism which is involved in the uptake of the cytotoxic fraction of uranium using two cell lines derived from kidney proximal (LLC-PK{sub 1}) and distal (MDCK) tubule as in vitro models. Treatment of LLC-PK{sub 1} cells with colchicine, cytochalasin D, concanavalin A and PMA increased the sodium-dependent phosphate co-transport and the cytotoxicity of uranium. On the contrary, replacement of the extra-cellular sodium with N-methyl-D-glucamine highly reduced the transport of phosphate and the cytotoxic effect of uranium. Uranium cytotoxicity was also dependent upon the extra-cellular concentration of phosphate and decreased in a concentration-dependent manner by 0.1-10 mM phosphonoformic acid, a competitive inhibitor of phosphate uptake. Consistent with these observations, over-expression of the rat proximal tubule sodium-dependent phosphate co-transporter NaPi-IIa in stably transfected MDCK cells significantly increased the cytotoxicity of uranium, and computer modeling of uranium speciation showed that uranium cytotoxicity was directly dependent on the presence of the phosphate complexes of uranyl UO{sub 2}(PO{sub 4}){sup -} and UO{sub 2}(HPO{sub 4}){sub aq}. Taken together, these data suggest that the cytotoxic fraction of uranium is a phosphate complex of uranyl whose uptake is mediated by a sodium-dependent phosphate co-transporter system.

  10. Six-coordinate lanthanide complexes: slow relaxation of magnetization in the dysprosium(III) complex.

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    Na, Bo; Zhang, Xue-Jing; Shi, Wei; Zhang, Yi-Quan; Wang, Bing-Wu; Gao, Chen; Gao, Song; Cheng, Peng

    2014-11-24

    A series of six-coordinate lanthanide complexes {(H3O)[Ln(NA)2]?H2O}n (H2NA=5-hydroxynicotinic acid; Ln=Gd(III) (1?Gd); Tb(III) (2?Tb); Dy(III) (3?Dy); Ho(III) (4?Ho)) have been synthesized from aqueous solution and fully characterized. Slow relaxation of the magnetization was observed in 3?Dy. To suppress the quantum tunneling of the magnetization, 3?Dy diluted by diamagnetic Y(III) ions was also synthesized and magnetically studied. Interesting butterfly-like hysteresis loops and an enhanced energy barrier for the slow relaxation of magnetization were observed in diluted 3?Dy. The energy barrier (?(?)) and pre-exponential factor (?0) of the diluted 3?Dy are 75?K and 4.21×10(-5) s, respectively. This work illustrates a successful way to obtain low-coordination-number lanthanide complexes by a framework approach to show single-ion-magnet-like behavior. PMID:25297951

  11. Macrocyclic pacman complexes for secondary coordination sphere control 

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    Leeland, James William

    2011-11-23

    of the ligand H?LEt as well as the synthesis and characterisation of tin-alkyl and mononuclear calcium complexes of LEt, as well as the heterobimetallic complexes [SnMe?(M)(THF)(LEt)] (M = Zn or Fe). The homobimetallic complexes [M?(LEt)] (M = Co, Mg and Nb...

  12. Insertion of Trivalent Lanthanides into Uranyl Vanadate Layers and Frameworks.

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    Wang, Yaxing; Yin, Xuemiao; Zhao, Yanyan; Gao, Yang; Chen, Lanhua; Liu, Zhiyong; Sheng, Daopeng; Diwu, Juan; Chai, Zhifang; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E; Wang, Shuao

    2015-09-01

    Two new uranyl vanadates have been prepared from hydrothermal reactions and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The structure of (H3O)UO2VO4 (UVO-1) consists of anionic layers containing UO2(2+) pentagonal bipyramids coordinated by edge-sharing VO5 square pyramids, with the charge balanced by interlaminar H3O(+) cations. Vanadium in (UO2)3(VO4)2(H2O)3 (UVO-2) exists as monomeric VO4 tetrahedra coordinating to UO2(2+) pentagonal bipyramids, forming a 3D uranyl(VI) vanadate framework. Similar reactions with the addition of Ln(NO3)3 (Ln = Nd, Eu) afford the three heterobimetallic lanthanide uranyl vanadate frameworks Nd(UO2)3(VO4)3(H2O)11 (NdUVO-1), Eu(UO2)3(VO4)3(H2O)10 (EuUVO-1), and Eu2(UO2)12(VO4)10(H2O)24 (EuUVO-2). In NdUVO-1 and EuUVO-1, Ln(3+) cations are inserted into the interlayer space of UVO-1 substituting for H3O(+) and further bridging adjacent layers into 3D frameworks. Similarly, EuUVO-2 adopts the same sheet topology as UVO-2, with Eu(3+) ions replacing some of the interlayer uranyl ions in UVO-2. Our work has demonstrated that uranyl vanadate extended structures are excellent hosts for further incorporation of trivalent lanthanide/actinide cations and has provided a new way to create new heterobimetallic 4f-5f and 5f-5f compounds. PMID:26292148

  13. Synthesis, characterization, and crystal structures of uranyl compounds containing mixed chromium oxidation states

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    Unruh, Daniel K.; Quicksall, Andrew; Pressprich, Laura; Stoffer, Megan; Qiu, Jie; Nuzhdin, Kirill; Wu, Weiqiang; Vyushkova, Mariya; Burns, Peter C.

    2012-07-15

    The mixed-valence chromium uranyl compounds Li{sub 5}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}(Cr(V)O{sub 5})(Cr(VI)O{sub 4}){sub 4}](H{sub 2}O){sub 17} (1), (Mg(H{sub 2}O){sub 6}){sub 5}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}(Cr(V)O{sub 5}){sub 2}(Cr(VI)O{sub 4}){sub 8}] (2) and (NH{sub 4}){sub 5}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}(Cr(V)O{sub 5})(Cr(VI)O{sub 4}){sub 2}]H{sub 2}O{sub 11} (3) have been synthesized and characterized. Each contains an identical sheet of cation-centered polyhedra. Central to the connectivity of the sheet are four uranyl pentagonal bipyramids that share some of their equatorial vertices, giving a four-membered ring. The Cr(V) cation located near the center of this ring is coordinated by O atoms in a square pyramidal arrangement. The Cr(VI) is tetrahedrally coordinated by O atoms, and these tetrahedra link the four-membered rings of bipyramids. The mixed-valence nature of the sheet was verified by XANES, an EPR spectrum, and bond-valence analysis. Low-valence cations and H{sub 2}O groups reside between the sheets of uranyl and chromate polyhedra, where they provide linkages between adjacent sheets. - Graphical abstract: Three uranyl chromate compounds contain both pentavalent and hexavalent chromium. The unusual topology of the uranyl chromate sheet contains unusual pentavalent chromium in a square pyramidal coordination environment. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The first uranyl compounds with mixed Cr valences are reported. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A sheet of uranyl polyhedra stabilizes pentavalent chromium. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Uranyl and chromate polyhedra form a topologically novel sheet.

  14. Optical Design of Reflectionless Complex Media by Finite Embedded Coordinate Transformations

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    Cummer, Steven A.

    Optical Design of Reflectionless Complex Media by Finite Embedded Coordinate Transformations Marco; published 13 February 2008) Transformation optics offers an unconventional approach to the control of electromagnetic fields. The transformation optical structures proposed to date, such as electromagnetic

  15. Emergent complexity matching in interpersonal coordination: Local dynamics and global variability.

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    Fine, Justin M; Likens, Aaron D; Amazeen, Eric L; Amazeen, Polemnia G

    2015-06-01

    Rhythmic coordination with stimuli and other people's movements containing variable or unpredictable fluctuations might involve distinct processes: detecting the fluctuation structure and tuning to or matching the structure's temporal complexity. This framework predicts that global tuning and local parameter adjustments (e.g., position, velocity or phase) can operate independently during coordination (Marmelat & Delignières, 2012). Alternatively, we propose that complexity matching is a result of local phase adjustments during coordination (Delignières & Marmelat, 2014; Torre, Varlet, & Marmelat, 2013). The current study examined this relationship in a rhythmic interpersonal coordination task. Dyads coordinated swinging pendulums that differed in their uncoupled frequencies (detuning). We predicted that frequency detuning would require increased local corrections to maintain the intended phase pattern (in phase). This was expected to yield a relative phase shift accompanied by a change in period complexity and matching. Experimental data and numerical modeling of the pendulum dynamics confirmed our predictions. Increased relative phase shifts occurred simultaneously with increased dissociation between individuals' movement period complexity. This provided evidence that global complexity matching is intricately linked to local movement adjustments and is not a distinct coordination mechanism. These findings are considered with respect to dynamical and computational approaches to interpersonal coordination. PMID:25798782

  16. Equilibrium between Different Coordination Geometries in Oxidovanadium(IV) Complexes

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    Ugone, Valeria; Garribba, Eugenio; Micera, Giovanni; Sanna, Daniele

    2015-01-01

    In this laboratory activity, the equilibrium between square pyramidal and octahedral V(IV)O[superscript 2+] complexes is described. We propose a set of experiments to synthesize and characterize two types of V(IV)O[superscript 2+] complexes. The experiment allows great flexibility and may be effectively used at a variety of levels and the activity…

  17. Effects of aqueous uranyl speciation on the kinetics of microbial uranium reduction

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    Belli, Keaton M.; DiChristina, Thomas J.; Van Cappellen, Philippe; Taillefert, Martial

    2015-05-01

    The ability to predict the success of the microbial reduction of soluble U(VI) to highly insoluble U(IV) as an in situ bioremediation strategy is complicated by the wide range of geochemical conditions at contaminated sites and the strong influence of aqueous uranyl speciation on the bioavailability and toxicity of U(VI) to metal-reducing bacteria. To determine the effects of aqueous uranyl speciation on uranium bioreduction kinetics, incubations and viability assays with Shewanella putrefaciens strain 200 were conducted over a range of pH and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), Ca2+, and Mg2+ concentrations. A speciation-dependent kinetic model was developed to reproduce the observed time series of total dissolved uranium concentration over the range of geochemical conditions tested. The kinetic model yielded the highest rate constant for the reduction of uranyl non-carbonate species (i.e., the 'free' hydrated uranyl ion, uranyl hydroxides, and other minor uranyl complexes), indicating that they represent the most readily reducible fraction of U(VI) despite being the least abundant uranyl species in solution. The presence of DIC, Ca2+, and Mg2+ suppressed the formation of more bioavailable uranyl non-carbonate species and resulted in slower bioreduction rates. At high concentrations of bioavailable U(VI), however, uranium toxicity to S. putrefaciens inhibited bioreduction, and viability assays confirmed that the concentration of non-carbonate uranyl species best predicts the degree of toxicity. The effect of uranium toxicity was accounted for by incorporating the free ion activity model of metal toxicity into the bioreduction rate law. Overall, these results demonstrate that, in the absence of competing terminal electron acceptors, uranium bioreduction kinetics can be predicted over a wide range of geochemical conditions based on the bioavailability and toxicity imparted on U(VI) by solution composition. These findings also imply that the concentration of uranyl non-carbonate species, despite being extremely low, is a determining factor controlling uranium bioreduction at contaminated sites.

  18. Control of oxo-group functionalization and reduction of the uranyl ion.

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    Arnold, Polly L; Pécharman, Anne-Frédérique; Lord, Rianne M; Jones, Guy M; Hollis, Emmalina; Nichol, Gary S; Maron, Laurent; Fang, Jian; Davin, Thomas; Love, Jason B

    2015-04-01

    Uranyl complexes of a large, compartmental N8-macrocycle adopt a rigid, "Pacman" geometry that stabilizes the U(V) oxidation state and promotes chemistry at a single uranyl oxo-group. We present here new and straightforward routes to singly reduced and oxo-silylated uranyl Pacman complexes and propose mechanisms that account for the product formation, and the byproduct distributions that are formed using alternative reagents. Uranyl(VI) Pacman complexes in which one oxo-group is functionalized by a single metal cation are activated toward single-electron reduction. As such, the addition of a second equivalent of a Lewis acidic metal complex such as MgN?2 (N? = N(SiMe3)2) forms a uranyl(V) complex in which both oxo-groups are Mg functionalized as a result of Mg-N bond homolysis. In contrast, reactions with the less Lewis acidic complex [Zn(N?)Cl] favor the formation of weaker U-O-Zn dative interactions, leading to reductive silylation of the uranyl oxo-group in preference to metalation. Spectroscopic, crystallographic, and computational analysis of these reactions and of oxo-metalated products isolated by other routes have allowed us to propose mechanisms that account for pathways to metalation or silylation of the exo-oxo-group. PMID:25799215

  19. Preorganized Peptide Scaffolds as Mimics of Phosphorylated Proteins Binding Sites with a High Affinity for Uranyl.

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    Starck, Matthieu; Sisommay, Nathalie; Laporte, Fanny A; Oros, Stéphane; Lebrun, Colette; Delangle, Pascale

    2015-12-01

    Cyclic peptides with two phosphoserines and two glutamic acids were developed to mimic high-affinity binding sites for uranyl found in proteins such as osteopontin, which is believed to be a privileged target of this ion in vivo. These peptides adopt a ?-sheet structure that allows the coordination of the latter amino acid side chains in the equatorial plane of the dioxo uranyl cation. Complementary spectroscopic and analytical methods revealed that these cyclic peptides are efficient uranyl chelating peptides with a large contribution from the phosphorylated residues. The conditional affinity constants were measured by following fluorescence tryptophan quenching and are larger than 10(10) at physiological pH. These compounds are therefore promising models for understanding uranyl chelation by proteins, which is relevant to this actinide ion toxicity. PMID:26583259

  20. Synthesis and characterization of phosphorescent three-coordinate Cu(I)-NHC complexes.

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    Krylova, Valentina A; Djurovich, Peter I; Whited, Matthew T; Thompson, Mark E

    2010-09-28

    Cationic and neutral monomeric three-coordinate phosphorescent Cu(I) complexes were synthesized and characterized by XRD analysis, electrochemistry and photophysical studies in different environments. DFT calculations have aided the assignment of the electronic structure and excited state behavior of these complexes. PMID:20714560

  1. Ligand Dependence of Binding to Three-Coordinate Fe(II) Complexes

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    Chiang, Karen P.; Barrett, Pamela M.; Ding, Feizhi; Smith, Jeremy M.; Kingsley, Savariraj; Brennessel, William W.; Clark, Meghan M.; Lachicotte, Rene J.; Holland, Patrick L.

    2009-01-01

    A series of three- and four-coordinate iron(II) complexes with nitrogen, chlorine, oxygen, and sulfur ligands is presented. The electronic variation is explored by measuring the association constant of the neutral ligands, and the reduction potential of the iron(II) complexes. Varying the neutral ligand gives large changes in Keq, which decrease in the order CNtBu > pyridine > 2-picoline > DMF > MeCN > THF > PPh3. These differences can be attributed to a mixture of steric effects and electronic effects (both ? and ?). The binding constants and the reduction potentials are surprisingly insensitive to changes in an anionic spectator ligand. This suggests that three-coordinate iron(II) complexes may have similar binding trends as proposed three-coordinate iron(II) intermediates in the FeMoco of nitrogenase, even though the anionic spectator ligands in the synthetic complexes differ from the sulfides in the FeMoco. PMID:19438179

  2. Uranyl carboxyphosphonates that incorporate Cd(II)

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    Alsobrook, Andrea N.; Alekseev, Evgeny V.; Depmeier, Wulf; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

    2011-05-01

    The hydrothermal treatment of UO 3, Cd(CH 3CO 2) 2·2H 2O, and triethyl phosphonoacetate results in the formation of Cd 2[(UO 2) 6(PO 3CH 2CO 2) 3O 3(OH)(H 2O) 2]·16H 2O (CdUPAA-1), [Cd 3(UO 2) 6(PO 3CH 2CO 2) 6(H 2O) 13]·6H 2O (CdUPAA-2), and Cd(H 2O) 2[(UO 2)(PO 3CH 2CO 2)(H 2O)] 2 (CdUPAA-3). CdUPAA-1 adopts a cubic three-dimensional structure constructed from planar uranyl oxide clusters containing both UO 7 pentagonal bipyramids and UO 8 hexagonal bipyramids that are linked by Cd(II) cations and phosphonoacetate to yield large cavities approximately 16 Å across that are filled with disordered water molecules. CdUPAA-2 forms a rhombohedral three-dimensional channel structure that is assembled from UO 7 pentagonal bipyramids that are bridged by phosphonoacetate. CdUPAA-3 is layered with the hydrated Cd(II) cations incorporated directly into the layers linking one-dimensional uranyl phosphonate substructures together. In this structure, there are complex networks of hydrogen bonds that exist within the sheets, and also stitch the sheets together.

  3. Assessment of CE-ICP/MS hyphenation for the study of uranyl/protein interactions.

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    Huynh, Thi-Ngoc Suong; Bourgeois, Damien; Basset, Christian; Vidaud, Claude; Hagège, Agnès

    2015-06-01

    Identification of uranyl transport proteins is key to develop efficient detoxification approaches. Therefore, analytical approaches have to be developed to cope with the complexity of biological media and allow the analysis of metal speciation. CE-ICP/MS was used to combine the less-intrusive character and high separation efficiency of CE with the sensitive detection of ICP/MS. The method was based on the incubation of samples with uranyl prior to the separation. Electrophoretic buffers were compared to select a 10 mM Tris to 15 mM NaCl buffer, which enabled analyses at pH 7.4 and limited dissociation. This method was applied to the analysis of a serum. Two main fractions were observed. By comparison with synthetic mixtures of proteins, the first one was attributed to fetuin and in a lesser extent to HSA, and the second one to uranyl unbound to proteins. The analysis showed that fetuin was likely to be the main target of uranyl. CE-ICP/MS was also used to investigate the behavior of the fetuin-uranyl complex, in the presence of carbonate, an abundant complexing agent of uranyl in blood. This method enabled association constants determination, suggesting the occurrence of both FETUA(UO2(2+)) and FETUA(UO2(2+))(CO3(2-)) complexes, depending on the carbonate concentration. PMID:25630637

  4. Supramolecular coordination and antimicrobial activities of constructed mixed ligand complexes

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    El-Sonbati, A. Z.; Diab, M. A.; El-Bindary, A. A.; Abou-Dobara, M. I.; Seyam, H. A.

    2013-03-01

    A novel series of copper(II) and palladium(II) with 4-derivatives benzaldehyde pyrazolone (Ln) were synthesized. The mixed ligand complexes were prepared by using 1,10-phenanthroline (Phen) as second ligand. The structure of these complexes was identified and confirm by elemental analysis, molar conductivity, UV-Vis, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopy and magnetic moment measurements as well as thermal analysis. The ligand behaves as a neutral bidentate ligand through ON donor sites. ESR spectra show the simultaneous presence of a planar trans and a nearly planar cis isomers in the 1:2 ratio for all N,O complexes [Cu(Ln)2]Cl2?2H2O. Schiff bases (Ln) were tested against bacterial species; namely two Gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus) and two Gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae) and fungal species (Aspergillus niger, Fusarium oxysporium, Penicillium italicum and Alternaria alternata). The tested compounds have antibacterial activity against S. aureus, B. cereus and K. pneumoniae.

  5. Modeling and Simulation of Complex Network Attributes on Coordinating Large Multiagent System

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    Li, Xiang; Liu, Ming

    2014-01-01

    With the expansion of distributed multiagent systems, traditional coordination strategy becomes a severe bottleneck when the system scales up to hundreds of agents. The key challenge is that in typical large multiagent systems, sparsely distributed agents can only communicate directly with very few others and the network is typically modeled as an adaptive complex network. In this paper, we present simulation testbed CoordSim built to model the coordination of network centric multiagent systems. Based on the token-based strategy, the coordination can be built as a communication decision problem that agents make decisions to target communications and pass them over to the capable agents who will potentially benefit the team most. We have theoretically analyzed that the characters of complex network make a significant difference with both random and intelligent coordination strategies, which may contribute to future multiagent algorithm design. PMID:24955399

  6. A new three-dimensional polymeric Pb II complex involving holo- and hemidirected coordination spheres

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    Xiao, Hong-Ping; Morsali, Ali

    2007-02-01

    A new three-dimensional polymeric Pb II complex, [Pb 3(bpy)(H 2O) 5(sip) 2] n·0.5bpy·2H 2O (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine and sip = 5-sulfoisophethalate), has been synthesized and characterized. Its single-crystal X-ray structure shows three types of Pb 2+-ions with coordination numbers of 8 Pb1, 6 Pb2, and 7 Pb3. The Pb1 center with a coordination number of 8 possesses a stereo-chemically 'inactive' electron lone pair, and the coordination sphere is holodirected. However, the arrangement of O- and N-atoms for Pb2 and Pb3 suggests a gap or hole in the coordination geometry around these atoms. The stereo-chemically 'active' electron lone pairs of Pb2 and Pb3 possibly occupy these 'holes', and their coordination spheres are, thus, hemidirected.

  7. New water soluble heterometallic complex showing unpredicted coordination modes of EDTA

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    Mudsainiyan, R. K.; Jassal, A. K.; Chawla, S. K.

    2015-10-01

    A mesoporous 3D polymeric complex (I) having formula {[Zr(IV)O-?3-(EDTA)Fe(III)OH]·H2O}n has been crystallized and characterized by various techniques. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that complex (I) crystallized in chiral monoclinic space group Cc (space group no. 9) with unexpected coordination modes of EDTA and mixture of two transition metal ions. In this complex, the coordination number of Zr(IV) ion is seven where four carboxylate oxygen atoms, two nitrogen atoms, one oxide atom are coordinating with Zr(IV). Fe(III) is four coordinated and its coordination environment is composed of three different carboxylic oxygen atoms from three different EDTA and one oxygen atom of -OH group. The structure consists of 4-c and 16-c (2-nodal) net with new topology and point symbol for net is (336·454·530)·(36). TGA study and XRPD pattern showed that the coordination polymer is quite stable even after losing water molecule and -OH ion. Quenching behavior in fluorescence of ligand is observed by complexation with transition metal ions is due to n-?* transition. The SEM micrograph shows the morphology of complex (I) exhibits spherical shape with size ranging from 50 to 280 nm. The minimum N2 (SBET=8.7693 m2/g) and a maximum amount of H2 (high surface area=1044.86 m2/g (STP)) could be adsorbed at 77 K. From DLS study, zeta potential is calculated i.e. -7.94 shows the negative charges on the surface of complex. Hirshfeld surface analysis and fingerprint plots revealed influence of weak or non bonding interactions in crystal packing of complex.

  8. ESEEM Analysis of Multi-Histidine Cu(II)-Coordination in Model Complexes, Peptides, and Amyloid-?

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    2015-01-01

    We validate the use of ESEEM to predict the number of 14N nuclei coupled to a Cu(II) ion by the use of model complexes and two small peptides with well-known Cu(II) coordination. We apply this method to gain new insight into less explored aspects of Cu(II) coordination in amyloid-? (A?). A? has two coordination modes of Cu(II) at physiological pH. A controversy has existed regarding the number of histidine residues coordinated to the Cu(II) ion in component II, which is dominant at high pH (?8.7) values. Importantly, with an excess amount of Zn(II) ions, as is the case in brain tissues affected by Alzheimer’s disease, component II becomes the dominant coordination mode, as Zn(II) selectively substitutes component I bound to Cu(II). We confirm that component II only contains single histidine coordination, using ESEEM and set of model complexes. The ESEEM experiments carried out on systematically 15N-labeled peptides reveal that, in component II, His 13 and His 14 are more favored as equatorial ligands compared to His 6. Revealing molecular level details of subcomponents in metal ion coordination is critical in understanding the role of metal ions in Alzheimer’s disease etiology. PMID:25014537

  9. Secondary coordination sphere effects in ruthenium(III) tetraammine complexes: role of the coordinated water molecule.

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    Souza, Maykon L; Castellano, Eduardo E; Telser, Joshua; Franco, Douglas W

    2015-02-16

    The complexes trans-[Ru(III)(NH3)4(4-pic)(H2O)](CF3SO3)3 (1) and [Ru(III)(NH3)5(4-pic)](CF3SO3)3 (2) were isolated and studied experimentally by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and UV-vis spectroscopies, cyclic voltammetry, and X-ray crystallography and theoretically by ligand-field theory (LFT) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Complex 1 is reported in two different crystal forms, 1a (100 K) and 1b (room temperature). EPR and UV-vis spectroscopies suggest that aqua ligand interaction in this low-spin ruthenium(III) complex changes as a function of hydrogen bonding with solvent molecules. This explicit water solvent effect was explained theoretically by DFT calculations, which demonstrated the effect of rotation of the aqua ligand about the Npic-Ru-Oaq axis. The UV-vis spectrum of 1 shows in an aqueous acid solution a broad- and low-intensity absorption band around 28,500 cm(-1) (? ? 500 M(-1) cm(-1)) that is assigned mainly to a charge-transfer (CT) transition from the equatorial ligands to the Ru ?-4dxy orbital (?-LUMO) using DFT calculations. The electronic reflectance spectrum of 1 shows a broad and intense absorption band around 25,500 cm(-1) that is assigned to a CT transition from 4-picoline to the Ru ?-4dxz orbital (?-LUMO) using DFT calculations. The t2g(5) set of orbitals had its energy splitting investigated by LFT. LFT analysis shows that a rhombic component arises from C2v symmetry by a simple ?-bonding ligand (H2O in our case) twisting about the trans (C2) axis. This twist was manifested in the EPR spectra, which were recorded for 1 as a function of the solvent in comparison with [Ru(NH3)5(4-pic)](3+) and [Ru(NH3)5(H2O)](3+). Only 1 shows an evident change in the g-tensor values, wherein an increased rhombic component is correlated with a higher nucleophilicity (donor) solvent feature, as parametrized by the Abraham system. PMID:25654246

  10. On, off and intermediate coordination of a bridgehead triarylamine donor in tripodal complexes: towards the tuning of coordinative bond distance.

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    Wörl, Stefan; Hellwinkel, Dieter; Pritzkow, Hans; Hofmann, Matthias; Krämer, Roland

    2004-09-01

    A series of first row transition metal complexes of the tripodal ligand 2,2',2"-nitrilotribenzoic acid H3L has been prepared and characterised by X-ray crystallography: Mononuclear [M(L)]- species [Cu(H2O)4]3[Cu(L)(H2O)]6.25H2O (2), [Co(H2O)6][Co(L)(H2O)].8H2O (4), [Zn(H2O)6][Zn(L)(H2O)].8H2O (5) and a neutral [M(L)] complex [Fe(III)2(L)(H2O)3].5H2O (8) are formed as well as dimeric [M(L)]2 2- species (HNEt3)2[Cu(L)]2.2CH3CN (1), (HNEt3)3[Ni(L)]2(ClO4).H2O (3), (HNEt3)2[Fe(II)(L)]2.2CH3CN (6) and (HNEt3)2[Fe(III)2(L)2(mu-O)](7). The complexes display a unique variation in the M-N distance (2.09 A for Cu(II) to 3.29 A for Fe(III)) to the bridgehead triphenylamine donor and are classified into compounds with "On","Off" and "Intermediate" N-coordination. The trigonal-bipyramidal coordination polyhedron changes towards tetrahedral in the intermediate and octahedral in the Off-state. The M-N distance of individual complexes is reversibly tuned by external chemical input such as changes of metal ion oxidation state (Fe(II)/Fe(III)) or variation of the axial coligand as a consequence of solvent or pH variation. Possible reasons for the exceptional tolerance of the M-N bond to distance variations are discussed under consideration of gas phase DFT calculations of [Zn(L)]-. PMID:15514762

  11. Synthesis, complexation, and coordination oligomerization of 1,8-pyrazine-capped 5,12-dioxocyclams.

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    Hegedus, Louis S; Sundermann, Michael J; Dorhout, Peter K

    2003-07-14

    (Methyl)(methoxy)-5,12-dioxocyclam 1 was alkylated on the secondary amines (capped) with 2,6-bis(bromomethyl)pyrazine. The resulting macrocycle was complexed to copper(II) to produce a five-coordinate complex 5a which was fully characterized by a range of spectroscopic methods (IR, UV-vis, ESR) as well as by X-ray crystallography. The structure of this complex is similar to the previously reported pyridine complex, with the five-coordinate copper having distorted square pyramidal geometry and a Cu-Pz bond length of 2.125 A. Attempts to prepare this same complex under microwave irradiation instead produced a trinuclear complex 6a having an octahedral copper(II) center complexed to two pyrazine-cyclam copper units through the amide carbonyl oxygen and the methoxyl group oxygen of the cyclam unit. The X-ray crystal structure of the trinuclear complex showed extensive distortion in the cyclam rings. The remote nitrogen of pyrazine-cyclam complex 5a was capable of coordinating an additional metal. Treatment with RuCl(2)(DMSO)(4) or Rh(2)(OAc)(4), respectively, produced trimetallic Cu-Ru-Cu complex 7 or tetrametallic Cu-Rh-Rh-Cu complex 8. The latter was fully characterized, including an X-ray crystal structure, and had two pyrazine-cyclam complexes bridged by a Rh(2)(OAc)(4) unit through the remote pyrazine nitrogens. There was little distortion in the pyrazine-cyclam copper units as compared to complex 5a: the four metals were collinear, and the two cyclam units were eclipsed. All of the copper complexes were subjected to cyclic voltametry measurements, and no reversible redox changes were observed. Magnetic measurements of 6a and 8 showed the copper atoms to be weakly antiferromagnetically coupled. PMID:12844307

  12. Improving communication and coordination of complex perinatal patients.

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    Gordon, Sara; Aydam, Joan; Hamm, Kenna; Rocha, Morgan; Northcut, Andrea; Roberson, Becky; Shook, Marilyn

    2015-01-01

    Pregnant women with complex medical problems require comprehensive communication among members of their healthcare team. Using the Magnet Hospital model, our Patient and Perinatal Interprofessional Team at Seton Medical Center Austin focused on improving communication and patient satisfaction by initiating Perinatal Patient Care Conferences. Pregnant women with medical or obstetric complications and their families became a part of care plan development prior to admission to promote consistent communication and excellent care. We report our 7-year history of proactive meetings with pregnant women and their families in a nonclinical environment to discuss diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. A collaborative written plan of care is developed that accommodates the woman's needs and wishes and is then disseminated among the healthcare team. This process has decreased women's and caregivers' anxiety and supported a culture of safety across the continuum of care. PMID:25919209

  13. Mechanics of metal-catecholate complexes: The roles of coordination state and metal types

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    Xu, Zhiping

    2013-01-01

    There have been growing evidences for the critical roles of metal-coordination complexes in defining structural and mechanical properties of unmineralized biological materials, including hardness, toughness, and abrasion resistance. Their dynamic (e.g. pH-responsive, self-healable, reversible) properties inspire promising applications of synthetic materials following this concept. However, mechanics of these coordination crosslinks, which lays the ground for predictive and rational material design, has not yet been well addressed. Here we present a first-principles study of representative coordination complexes between metals and catechols. The results show that these crosslinks offer stiffness and strength near a covalent bond, which strongly depend on the coordination state and type of metals. This dependence is discussed by analyzing the nature of bonding between metals and catechols. The responsive mechanics of metal-coordination is further mapped from the single-molecule level to a networked material. The results presented here provide fundamental understanding and principles for material selection in metal-coordination-based applications. PMID:24107799

  14. Coordination of Care for Complex Pediatric Patients: Perspectives from Providers and Parents

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    Horsky, Jan; Morgan, Stephen J.; Ramelson, Harley Z.

    2014-01-01

    Coordinators help patients requiring complex chronic care manage frequent ambulatory visits and services received at home or from community-based agencies. EHRs directly support only a few of the required tasks as they do not allow access to all parties involved in care. Our goal was to examine how technology was used to coordinate efforts and to describe common barriers and facilitators. Insights may inform the design of tools that would effectively support identified goals. We conducted five hours of interviews with sixteen parents and six clinicians and characterized emergent themes from transcripts. Situational awareness, care and visit planning, document aggregation, abstraction and interpretation were tasks essential to coordination yet generally poorly supported by EHRs. Providers communicated primarily by email, telephone and by exchanging paper and scanned documents. A preliminary model of coordination that could be used in the planning and testing stages of a User Centered Design process is described. PMID:25954374

  15. Enhancing the magnetic anisotropy of maghemite nanoparticles via the surface coordination of molecular complexes.

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    Prado, Yoann; Daffé, Niéli; Michel, Aude; Georgelin, Thomas; Yaacoub, Nader; Grenèche, Jean-Marc; Choueikani, Fadi; Otero, Edwige; Ohresser, Philippe; Arrio, Marie-Anne; Cartier-Dit-Moulin, Christophe; Sainctavit, Philippe; Fleury, Benoit; Dupuis, Vincent; Lisnard, Laurent; Fresnais, Jérôme

    2015-01-01

    Superparamagnetic nanoparticles are promising objects for data storage or medical applications. In the smallest-and more attractive-systems, the properties are governed by the magnetic anisotropy. Here we report a molecule-based synthetic strategy to enhance this anisotropy in sub-10-nm nanoparticles. It consists of the fabrication of composite materials where anisotropic molecular complexes are coordinated to the surface of the nanoparticles. Reacting 5?nm ?-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with the [Co(II)(TPMA)Cl2] complex (TPMA: tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine) leads to the desired composite materials and the characterization of the functionalized nanoparticles evidences the successful coordination-without nanoparticle aggregation and without complex dissociation-of the molecular complexes to the nanoparticles surface. Magnetic measurements indicate the significant enhancement of the anisotropy in the final objects. Indeed, the functionalized nanoparticles show a threefold increase of the blocking temperature and a coercive field increased by one order of magnitude. PMID:26634987

  16. Coordination chemistry, thermodynamics and DFT calculations of copper(II) NNOS Schiff base complexes

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    Esmaielzadeh, Sheida; Azimian, Leila; Shekoohi, Khadijeh; Mohammadi, Khosro

    2014-12-01

    Synthesis, magnetic and spectroscopy techniques are described for five copper(II) containing tetradentate Schiff bases are synthesized from methyl-2-(N-2";-aminoethane), (1-methyl-2";-aminoethane), (3-aminopropylamino)cyclopentenedithiocarboxylate. Molar conductance and infrared spectral evidences indicate that the complexes are four-coordinate in which the Schiff bases are coordinated as NNOS ligands. Room temperature ?eff values for the complexes are 1.71-1.80 B.M. corresponding to one unpaired electron respectively. The formation constants and free energies were measured spectrophotometrically, at constant ionic strength 0.1 M (NaClO4), at 25?C in DMF solvent. Also, the DFT calculations were carried out to determine the structural and the geometrical properties of the complexes. The DFT results are further supported by the experimental formation constants of these complexes.

  17. Enhancing the magnetic anisotropy of maghemite nanoparticles via the surface coordination of molecular complexes

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    Prado, Yoann; Daffé, Niéli; Michel, Aude; Georgelin, Thomas; Yaacoub, Nader; Grenèche, Jean-Marc; Choueikani, Fadi; Otero, Edwige; Ohresser, Philippe; Arrio, Marie-Anne; Cartier-dit-Moulin, Christophe; Sainctavit, Philippe; Fleury, Benoit; Dupuis, Vincent; Lisnard, Laurent; Fresnais, Jérôme

    2015-01-01

    Superparamagnetic nanoparticles are promising objects for data storage or medical applications. In the smallest—and more attractive—systems, the properties are governed by the magnetic anisotropy. Here we report a molecule-based synthetic strategy to enhance this anisotropy in sub-10-nm nanoparticles. It consists of the fabrication of composite materials where anisotropic molecular complexes are coordinated to the surface of the nanoparticles. Reacting 5?nm ?-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with the [CoII(TPMA)Cl2] complex (TPMA: tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine) leads to the desired composite materials and the characterization of the functionalized nanoparticles evidences the successful coordination—without nanoparticle aggregation and without complex dissociation—of the molecular complexes to the nanoparticles surface. Magnetic measurements indicate the significant enhancement of the anisotropy in the final objects. Indeed, the functionalized nanoparticles show a threefold increase of the blocking temperature and a coercive field increased by one order of magnitude. PMID:26634987

  18. Coordination and Organometallic Complexes as Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Molecular Materials

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    di Bella, Santo; Dragonetti, Claudia; Pizzotti, Maddalena; Roberto, Dominique; Tessore, Francesca; Ugo, Renato

    Coordination and organometallic complexes with second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties have attracted increasing attention as potential molecular building block materials for optical communications, optical data processing and storage, or electrooptical devices. In particular, they can offer additional flexibility, when compared to organic chromophores, due to the presence of metal-ligand charge-transfer transitions, usually at relatively low-energy and of high intensity, tunable by virtue of the nature, oxidation state, and coordination sphere of the metal center. This chapter presents an overview of the main classes of second-order NLO coordination and organometallic complexes with various ligands such as substituted amines, pyridines, stilbazoles, chelating ligands (bipyridines, phenanthrolines, terpyridines, Schiff bases), alkynyl, vinylidene, and cyclometallated ligands, macrocyclic ligands (porphyrins and phthalocyanines), metallocene derivatives, and chromophores with two metal centers. The coverage, mainly from 2000 up to now, is focused on NLO properties measured at molecular level from solution studies, as well as on NLO properties of bulk materials.

  19. Highly Dynamic Coordination Behavior of Pn Ligand Complexes towards "Naked" Cu(+) Cations.

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    Fleischmann, Martin; Welsch, Stefan; Peresypkina, Eugenia V; Virovets, Alexander V; Scheer, Manfred

    2015-10-01

    Reactions of Cu(+) containing the weakly coordinating anion [Al{OC(CF3 )3 }4 ](-) with the polyphosphorus complexes [{CpMo(CO)2 }2 (?,?(2) :?(2) -P2 )] (A), [CpM(CO)2 (?(3) -P3 )] (M=Cr(B1), Mo (B2)), and [Cp*Fe(?(5) -P5 )] (C) are presented. The X-ray structures of the products revealed mononuclear (4) and dinuclear (1, 2, 3) Cu(I) complexes, as well as the one-dimensional coordination polymer (5?a) containing an unprecedented [Cu2 (C)3 ](2+) paddle-wheel building block. All products are readily soluble in CH2 Cl2 and exhibit fast dynamic coordination behavior in solution indicated by variable temperature (31) P{(1) H}?NMR spectroscopy. PMID:26388118

  20. Chiral phosphites as ligands in asymmetric metal complex catalysis and synthesis of coordination compounds

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    Gavrilov, Konstantin N.; Bondarev, Oleg G.; Polosukhin, Aleksei I.

    2004-07-01

    The data published during the last five years on the application of chiral derivatives of phosphorous acid in coordination chemistry and enantioselective catalysis are summarised and discussed. The effect of the nature of these ligands on the structure of metal complexes and on the efficiency of catalytic organic syntheses is shown. Hydroformylation, hydrogenation, allylic substitution and conjugate addition catalysed by transition metal complexes with optically active phosphites and hydrophosphoranes are considered. The prospects for the development of this field of research are demonstrated.

  1. Automatic Method for Identifying Reaction Coordinates in Complex Systems Ao Ma and Aaron R. Dinner*

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    Dinner, Aaron

    Automatic Method for Identifying Reaction Coordinates in Complex Systems Ao Ma and Aaron R. Dinner-derived electrostatic torque around one of the main-chain bonds, and the collective, long-ranged nature of this interaction accounts for previous failures to characterize this reaction. 1. Introduction Simulations

  2. Three-coordinate, luminescent, water-soluble gold(I) phosphine complexes: structural characterization and photoluminescence

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    Abdou, Hanan E.

    Three-coordinate, luminescent, water-soluble gold(I) phosphine complexes: structural. a, * a Laboratory for Molecular Structure and Bonding, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M, TPPTS0/tris-sulfonatophenyl phosphine, has been structurally characterized. The X-ray data

  3. Modeling the Reactivity of Superoxide Reducing Metalloenzymes with a Nitrogen and Sulfur Coordinated Iron Complex

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    Kaminsky, Werner

    Modeling the Reactivity of Superoxide Reducing Metalloenzymes with a Nitrogen and Sulfur Coordinated Iron Complex Jason Shearer, Jennifer Nehring, Scott Lovell, Werner Kaminsky, and Julie A. KovacsVibrio desulfuricans).3,4 The active sites of both of these enzymes contain a cysteinate-ligated iron center

  4. Synthesis and Crystal Structures of Benzohydroxamate-Coordinated Vanadium(V) Oxo Complexes with Aroylhydrazone Ligands.

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    Qian, Shao-Song; Zhao, Xinlu; Wang, Jia; You, Zhonglu

    2015-01-01

    Reaction of [VO(acac)2] (where acac = acetylacetonate), benzohydroxamic acid (Hbha), and two similar aroylhydrazone ligands in methanol produced two benzohydroxamate-coordinated mononuclear vanadium(V) oxo complexes with general formula [VOL(bha)], where L = L1 = N'-(5-bromo-2-hydroxybenzylidene)-2-fluorobenzohydrazide (H2L1), and L = L2 = N'-(3-bromo-2-hydroxybenzylidene)-2-fluorobenzohydrazide (H2L2). Crystal and molecular structures of the complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction method. All of the investigated compounds were further characterized by elemental analysis, and FT-IR and UV-Vis spectra. Single crystal X-ray structural studies indicate that the benzohydrazone ligands coordinate to the VOcores through phenolate O, imino N, and enolate O atoms, and the benzohydroxamate ligands coordinate to the VO cores through deprotonated hydroxyl O and carbonyl O atoms. The V atoms in both complexes are in octahedral coordination. Thermal stability of the complexes was studied. PMID:26680710

  5. Synthesis and Base Hydrolysis of a Cobalt(III) Complex Coordinated by a Thioether Ligand

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    Roecker, Lee

    2008-01-01

    A two-week laboratory experiment for students in advanced inorganic chemistry is described. Students prepare and characterize a cobalt(III) complex coordinated by a thioether ligand during the first week of the experiment and then study the kinetics of Co-S bond cleavage in basic solution during the second week. The synthetic portion of the…

  6. Coordination Chemistry of Disilylated Stannylenes with Group 10 d10 Transition Metals: Silastannene vs Stannylene Complexation

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    2013-01-01

    The coordination behavior of disilylated stannylenes toward zerovalent group 10 transition metal complexes was studied. This was accomplished by reactions of PEt3 adducts of disilylated stannylenes with zerovalent group 10 transition metal complexes. The thus obtained products differed between the first row example nickel and its heavier congeners. While with nickel stannylene complex formation was observed, coordination of the stannylenes to palladium and platinum compounds led to unusual silastannene complexes of these metals. A computational model study indicated that in each case metal stannylene complexes were formed first and that the disilylstannylene/silastannene rearrangement occurs only after complexation to the group 10 metal. The isomerization is a two-step process with relatively small barriers, suggesting a thermodynamic control of product formation. In addition, the results of the computational investigation revealed a subtle balance of steric and electronic effects, which determines the relative stability of the metalastannylene complex relative to its silastannene isomer. In the case of cyclic disilylstannylenes, the Pd(0) and Pt(0) silastannene complexes are found to be more stable, while with acyclic disilylstannylenes the Ni(0) stannylene complex is formed preferentially. PMID:23627362

  7. Influence of topology in the evolution of coordination in complex networks under information diffusion constraints

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    Kasthurirathna, Dharshana; Piraveenan, Mahendra; Harré, Michael

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we study the influence of the topological structure of social systems on the evolution of coordination in them. We simulate a coordination game ("Stag-hunt") on four well-known classes of complex networks commonly used to model social systems, namely scale-free, small-world, random and hierarchical-modular, as well as on the well-mixed model. Our particular focus is on understanding the impact of information diffusion on coordination, and how this impact varies according to the topology of the social system. We demonstrate that while time-lags and noise in the information about relative payoffs affect the emergence of coordination in all social systems, some topologies are markedly more resilient than others to these effects. We also show that, while non-coordination may be a better strategy in a society where people do not have information about the payoffs of others, coordination will quickly emerge as the better strategy when people get this information about others, even with noise and time lags. Societies with the so-called small-world structure are most conducive to the emergence of coordination, despite limitations in information propagation, while societies with scale-free topologies are most sensitive to noise and time-lags in information diffusion. Surprisingly, in all topologies, it is not the highest connected people (hubs), but the slightly less connected people (provincial hubs) who first adopt coordination. Our findings confirm that the evolution of coordination in social systems depends heavily on the underlying social network structure.

  8. Structural Phase Transitions and Water Dynamics in Uranyl Fluoride Hydrates.

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    Miskowiec, Andrew; Kirkegaard, Marie C; Huq, Ashfia; Mamontov, Eugene; Herwig, Kenneth W; Trowbridge, Lee; Rondinone, Adam; Anderson, Brian

    2015-12-10

    We report a novel production method for uranium oxyfluoride [(UO2)7F14(H2O)7]·4H2O, referred to as structure D. Structure D is produced as a product of hydrating anhydrous uranyl fluoride, UO2F2, through the gas phase at ambient temperatures followed by desiccation by equilibration with a dry environment. We follow the structure of [(UO2)7F14(H2O)7]·4H2O through an intermediate, liquid-like phase, wherein the coordination number of the uranyl ion is reduced to 5 (from 6 in the anhydrous structure), and a water molecule binds as an equatorial ligand to the uranyl ion. Quasielastic neutron scattering results compare well with previous measurements of mineral hydrates. The two groups of structurally distinct water molecules in D perform restricted motion on a length scale commensurate with the O-H bond (r = 0.92 Å). The more tightly bound equatorial ligand waters rotate slower (Dr = 2.2 ps(-1)) than their hydrogen-bonded partners (Dr = 28.7 ps(-1)). PMID:26575434

  9. Structural Variations in the Uranyl/4,4'-Biphenyldicarboxylate System. Rare Examples of 2D ? 3D Polycatenated Uranyl-Organic Networks.

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    Thuéry, Pierre; Harrowfield, Jack

    2015-08-17

    4,4'-Biphenyldicarboxylic acid (H2L) was reacted with uranyl ions under solvo-hydrothermal conditions with variations in the experimental procedure (organic cosolvent, presence of additional 3d-block metal cations, and N-donor species), thus giving six complexes of the fully deprotonated acid that were characterized by their crystal structure and, in most cases, their emission spectrum. The three complexes [UO2(L)(DMA)] (1), [UO2(L)(NMP)] (2), and [UO2(L)(NMP)] (3) include the cosolvent as a coligand, and they crystallize as two-dimensional (2D) assemblies, with different combinations of the chelating and bridging-bidentate carboxylate coordination modes, resulting in two different topologies. Complex 4, [Ni(bipy)3][(UO2)2(L)2(C2O4)]·H2O, includes oxalate coligands generated in situ and contains an anionic planar two-dimensional (2D) assembly with a {6(3)} honeycomb topology. The same hexagonal geometry is found in the homoleptic complexes [Ni(bipy)3][(UO2)2(L)3]·6H2O (5) and [Ni(phen)3][(UO2)2(L)3]·4H2O (6), but the large size of the hexagonal rings in these cases (?27 Å in the longest dimension) allows 2D ? three-dimensional (3D) inclined polycatenation to occur, with the two families of networks either orthogonal in tetragonal complex 5 or at an angle of 73.4° in orthorhombic complex 6. The parallel networks are arranged in closely spaced groups of two, with possible ?···? stacking interactions, and as many as four rods from four parallel nets pass through each ring of the inclined family of nets, an unusually high degree of catenation. These are the second cases only of 2D ? 3D inclined polycatenation in uranyl-organic species. Emission spectra measured in the solid state show the usual vibronic fine structure, with variations in intensity and positions of maxima that are not simply connected with the number of equatorial donors and the presence of additional metal cations. PMID:26241368

  10. Chitosan-Copper (II) complex as antibacterial agent: synthesis, characterization and coordinating bond- activity correlation study

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    Mekahlia, S.; Bouzid, B.

    2009-11-01

    The antimicrobial activity of chitosan is unstable and sensitive to many factors such as molecular weight. Recent investigations showed that low molecular weight chitosan exhibited strong bactericidal activities compared to chitosan with high molecular weight. Since chitosan degradation can be caused by the coordinating bond, we attempt to synthesize and characterize the chitosan-Cu (II) complex, and thereafter study the coordinating bond effect on its antibacterial activity against Salmonella enteritidis. Seven chitosan-copper complexes with different copper contents were prepared and characterized by FT-IR, UV-vis, XRD and atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS). Results indicated that for chitosan-Cu (II) complexes with molar ratio close to 1:1, the inhibition rate reached 100%.

  11. Catalytic Transformation of Aldehydes with Nickel Complexes through ?(2) Coordination and Oxidative Cyclization.

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    Hoshimoto, Yoichi; Ohashi, Masato; Ogoshi, Sensuke

    2015-06-16

    Chemists no longer doubt the importance of a methodology that could activate and utilize aldehydes in organic syntheses since many products prepared from them support our daily life. Tremendous effort has been devoted to the development of these methods using main-group elements and transition metals. Thus, many organic chemists have used an activator-(aldehyde oxygen) interaction, namely, ?(1) coordination, whereby a Lewis or Brønsted acid activates an aldehyde. In the field of coordination chemistry, ?(2) coordination of aldehydes to transition metals by coordination of a carbon-oxygen double bond has been well-studied; this activation mode, however, is rarely found in transition-metal catalysis. In view of the distinctive reactivity of an ?(2)-aldehyde complex, unprecedented reactions via this intermediate are a distinct possibility. In this Account, we summarize our recent results dealing with nickel(0)-catalyzed transformations of aldehydes via ?(2)-aldehyde nickel and oxanickelacycle intermediates. The combination of electron-rich nickel(0) and strong electron-donating N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands adequately form ?(2)-aldehyde complexes in which the aldehyde is highly activated by back-bonding. With Ni(0)/NHC catalysts, processes involving intramolecular hydroacylation of alkenes and homo/cross-dimerization of aldehydes (the Tishchenko reaction) have been developed, and both proceed via the simultaneous ?(2) coordination of aldehydes and other ? components (alkenes or aldehydes). The results of the mechanistic studies are consistent with a reaction pathway that proceeds via an oxanickelacycle intermediate generated by the oxidative cyclization with a nickel(0) complex. In addition, we have used the ?(2)-aldehyde nickel complex as an effective activator for an organosilane in order to generate a silicate reactant. These reactions show 100% atom efficiency, generate no wastes, and are conducted under mild conditions. PMID:25955708

  12. 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

  13. Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 113, No. 4, 2003 TORUS ACTIONS, EQUIVARIANT MOMENT-ANGLE COMPLEXES, AND COORDINATE

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    Panov, Taras

    Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 113, No. 4, 2003 TORUS ACTIONS, EQUIVARIANT MOMENT-ANGLE COMPLEXES, AND COORDINATE SUBSPACE ARRANGEMENTS V. M. Buchstaber and T. E. Panov UDC 514.14, 519.1 We show that the cohomology algebra of the complement of a coordinate subspace arrangement in the m-dimensional complex space

  14. Polar Coordinates and Multiplication In the last chapter we wrote complex numbers in the form x + iy where x

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    Wortman, Kevin

    by a pair of coordinates: a number in the unit circle, and a norm. 365 e (os(e)#jsin(e)) cos()l'c #12;APolar Coordinates and Multiplication In the last chapter we wrote complex numbers in the form x + iy where x and y are real numbers. We can think of this as writing complex numbers using Cartesian

  15. Three-Coordinate Terminal Imidoiron(III) Complexes: Structure, Spectroscopy, and Mechanism of Formation

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    Cowley, Ryan E.; DeYonker, Nathan J.; Eckert, Nathan A.; Cundari, Thomas R.; DeBeer, Serena; Bill, Eckhard; Ottenwaelder, Xavier; Flaschenriem, Christine; Holland, Patrick L.

    2010-01-01

    Reaction of 1-adamantyl azide with iron(I) diketiminate precursors gives metastable but isolable imidoiron(III) complexes LFe=NAd (L = bulky ?-diketiminate ligand; Ad = 1-adamantyl). This paper addresses: (1) the spectroscopic and structural characterization of the Fe=N multiple bond in these interesting three-coordinate iron imido complexes, and (2) the mechanism through which the imido complexes form. The iron(III) imido complexes have been examined by 1H NMR and EPR spectroscopies and temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility (SQUID), and structurally characterized by crystallography and/or X-ray absorption (EXAFS) measurements. These data show that the imido complexes have quartet ground states and short (1.68 ± 0.01 Å) iron-nitrogen bonds. The formation of the imido complexes proceeds through unobserved iron–RN3 intermediates, which are indicated by QM/MM computations to be best described as iron(II) with an RN3 radical anion. The radical character on the organoazide bends its NNN linkage to enable easy N2 loss and imido complex formation. The product distribution between imidoiron(III) products and hexazene-bridged diiron(II) products is solvent-dependent, and the solvent dependence can be explained by coordination of certain solvents to the iron(I) precursor prior to interaction with the organoazide. PMID:20524625

  16. Optical apparatus and method for sensing uranyl

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    Baylor, L.C.; Buchanan, B.R.

    1994-01-01

    An optical sensing device for uranyl and other substances, a method for making an optical sensing device and a method for chemically binding uranyl and other indicators to glass, quartz, cellulose and similar substrates. The indicator, such as arsenazo III, is immobilized on the substrate using a chemical binding process. The immobilized arsenazo III causes uranyl from a fluid sample to bind irreversibly to the substrate at its active sites, thus causing absorption of a portion of light transmitted through the substrate. Determination of the amount of light absorbed, using conventional means, yields the concentration of uranyl present in the sample fluid. The binding of uranyl on the substrate can be reversed by subsequent exposure of the substrate to a solution of 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid. The chemical binding process is suitable for similarly binding other indicators, such as bromocresol green.

  17. Prebiotic coordination chemistry: The potential role of transition-metal complexes in the chemical evolution

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    Beck, M.

    1979-01-01

    In approaching the extremely involved and complex problem of the origin of life, consideration of the coordination chemistry appeared not only as a possibility but as a necessity. The first model experiments appear to be promising because of prebiotic-type synthesis by means of transition-metal complexes. It is especially significant that in some instances various types of vitally important substances (nucleic bases, amino acids) are formed simultaneously. There is ground to hope that systematic studies in this field will clarify the role of transition-metal complexes in the organizatorial phase of chemical evolution. It is obvious that researchers working in the fields of the chemistry of cyano and carbonyl complexes, and of the catalytic effect of transition-metal complexes are best suited to study these aspects of the attractive and interesting problem of the origin of life.

  18. Cation–cation interactions and cation exchange in a series of isostructural framework uranyl tungstates

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    Balboni, Enrica; Burns, Peter C.

    2014-05-01

    The isotypical compounds (UO{sub 2}){sub 3}(WO{sub 6})(H{sub 2}O){sub 5} (1), Ag(UO{sub 2}){sub 3}(WO{sub 6})(OH)(H{sub 2}O){sub 3} (2), K(UO{sub 2}){sub 3}(WO{sub 6})OH(H{sub 2}O){sub 4} (3), Rb(UO{sub 2}){sub 3}(WO{sub 6})(OH)(H{sub 2}O){sub 3.5} (4), and Cs(UO{sub 2}){sub 3}(WO{sub 6})OH(H{sub 2}O){sub 3} (5) were synthesized, characterized, and their structures determined. Each crystallizes in space group Cc. (1): a=12.979 (3), b=10.238 (2), c=11.302 (2), ?=102.044 (2); (2): a=13.148 (2), b=9.520 (1), c=11.083 (2), ?=101.568 (2); (3): a=13.111 (8), b=9.930 (6), c=11.242 (7), ?=101.024 (7); (4): a=12.940 (2), b=10.231 (2), c=11.259(2), ?=102.205 (2); (5): a=12.983 (3), b=10.191 (3), c=11.263 (4), ?=101.661 (4). Compounds 1–5 are a framework of uranyl and tungsten polyhedra containing cation–cation interactions. The framework has three symmetrically distinct U(VI) cations, one tungsten, sixteen to eighteen oxygen atoms, and in 2–5, one monovalent cation. Each atom occupies a general position. Each U(VI) cation is present as a typical (UO{sub 2}){sup 2+} uranyl ion in an overall pentagonal bipyramidal coordination environment. Each pentagonal bipyramid shares two equatorial edges with two other pentagonal bipyramids, forming a trimer. Trimers are connected into chains by edge-sharing with WO{sub 6} octahedra. Chains are linked through cation–cation interactions between two symmetrically independent uranyl ions. This yields a remarkably complex system of intersecting channels that extend along [0 0 1] and [?1 1 0]. The cation exchange properties of 2 and 3 were characterized at room temperature and at 140 °C. - Graphical abstract: Chains of uranium and tungsten polyhedra are connected into a three dimensional framework by cation–cation interactions occurring between two symmetrically independent uranyl pentagonal bipyramids. Monovalent cations present in channels within the structure can be exchanged by room temperature or mild hydrothermal treatments. The framework of these compounds is robust to cation exchange and heat. (yellow polyhedra=uranium pentagonal bipyramids; blue polyhedra=tungsten octahedral, purple balls=K; yellow balls=Na; grey balls=Tl). - Highlights: • Five isostructural uranyl tungstates compounds were synthesized hydrothermally. • The structures consist of a chains of uranium and tungstate polyhedral. • Chains are connected into a framework by cation–cation interactions. • Cation exchange does not alter the structural integrity of the compounds. • Cation exchange was successful at room temperature and mild hydrothermal conditions.

  19. A Rac1-GDP Trimer Complex Binds Zinc with Tetrahedral and Octahedral Coordination, Displacing Magnesium

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    Prehna,G.; Stebbins, E.

    2007-01-01

    The Rho family of small GTPases represent well characterized signaling molecules that regulate many cellular functions such as actin cytoskeletal arrangement and the cell cycle by acting as molecular switches. A Rac1-GDP-Zn complex has been crystallized in space group P3{sub 2}21 and its crystal structure has been solved at 1.9 {angstrom} resolution. These trigonal crystals reveal the unexpected ability of Rac1 to coordinate Zn atoms in a tetrahedral fashion by use of its biologically relevant switch I and switch II regions. Upon coordination of zinc, the switch I region is stabilized in the GDP-bound conformation and contributes to a Rac1 trimer in the asymmetric unit. Zinc coordination causes switch II to adopt a novel conformation with a symmetry-related molecule. Additionally, zinc was found to displace magnesium from its octahedral coordination at switch I, although GDP binding remained stable. This structure represents the first reported Rac1-GDP-Zn complex, which further underscores the conformational flexibility and versatility of the small GTPase switch regions.

  20. A Rac1--GDP trimer complex binds zinc with tetrahedral and octahedral coordination, displacing magnesium

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    Prehna, G.; Stebbins, C

    2007-01-01

    The Rho family of small GTPases represent well characterized signaling molecules that regulate many cellular functions such as actin cytoskeletal arrangement and the cell cycle by acting as molecular switches. A Rac1-GDP-Zn complex has been crystallized in space group P3221 and its crystal structure has been solved at 1.9 {angstrom} resolution. These trigonal crystals reveal the unexpected ability of Rac1 to coordinate Zn atoms in a tetrahedral fashion by use of its biologically relevant switch I and switch II regions. Upon coordination of zinc, the switch I region is stabilized in the GDP-bound conformation and contributes to a Rac1 trimer in the asymmetric unit. Zinc coordination causes switch II to adopt a novel conformation with a symmetry-related molecule. Additionally, zinc was found to displace magnesium from its octahedral coordination at switch I, although GDP binding remained stable. This structure represents the first reported Rac1-GDP-Zn complex, which further underscores the conformational flexibility and versatility of the small GTPase switch regions.

  1. Selectivity in ligand binding to uranyl compounds: A synthetic, structural, thermodynamic and computational study

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    Arnold, John

    2015-01-21

    The uranyl cation (UO?²?) is the most abundant form of uranium on the planet. It is estimated that 4.5 billion tons of uranium in this form exist in sea water. The ability to bind and extract the uranyl cation from aqueous solution while separating it from other elements would provide a limitless source of nuclear fuel. A large body of research concerns the selective recognition and extraction of uranyl. A stable molecule, the cation has a linear O=U=O geometry. The short U-O bonds (1.78 Å) arise from the combination of uranium 5f/6d and oxygen 2p orbitals. Due to the oxygen moieties being multiply bonded, these sites were not thought to be basic enough for Lewis acidic coordination to be a viable approach to sequestration.

  2. PAPER www.rsc.org/dalton | Dalton Transactions Structure and dimensionality of coordination complexes correlated to

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    Li, Jing

    at multifunctional materials.3 Among the criteria for choosing the appropriate ligands in this context is the abilityPAPER www.rsc.org/dalton | Dalton Transactions Structure and dimensionality of coordination of NEt3 and NaN3, two types of [CuII 4] complexes [Cu4(L)2(OH)2(H2O)2]X2·nH2O (X = ClO4 - , n = 1, 2a; X

  3. Coordination Structure Conversion of Hydrazone-Palladium(II) Complexes in the Solid State and in Solution.

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    Kitamura, Fumi; Sawaguchi, Kana; Mori, Asami; Takagi, Shoji; Suzuki, Takayoshi; Kobayashi, Atsushi; Kato, Masako; Nakajima, Kiyohiko

    2015-09-01

    We prepared hydrazone-palladium(II) complexes of [PdCl2(HL(n))] and [PdCl(L(n))] (n = 1-3) by the reaction of [PdCl2(cod)] or [PdCl2(PhCN)2] and the hydrazone ligands of HL(n) {N'-(pyridin-2-ylmethylene)picolinohydrazide (HL(1)), N'-[1-(pyridin-2-yl)ethylidene]picolinohydrazide (HL(2)), and N'-[(6-methylpyridin-2-yl)methylene]picolinohydrazide (HL(3))}. The structures of the complexes were determined by X-ray analysis. The hydrazone ligands had ?N(py1),?N(imine) and ?N(amidate),?N(py2) bidentate coordination modes in [PdCl2(HL(n))] (1, n = 1; 2, n = 2) and in [PdCl2(HL(3))] (3), respectively. In contrast, tridentate coordination modes of ?N(py1),?N(imine),?N(py2) and ?N(py1),?N(amidate),?N(py2) were observed in [PdCl(L(n))] (4, n = 1; 5, n = 2) and in [PdCl(L(n))] (6, n = 1; 7, n = 2; 8, n = 3). Thermal conversion of complexes 1-3 to complexes 6-8 proceeded in acetonitrile. Complexes 4 and 5 were obtained from complexes 1 and 2, respectively, in a basic acetonitrile solution under dark conditions. Complex 4 reverted immediately to complex 1 in an acidic acetonitrile solution that included hydrochloric acid. However, under room light, in the basic acetonitrile solution that included trimethylamine, complex 4 converted photochemically to complex 6. The thermochromic or vapochromic structure conversion of these complexes also occurred in the solid state. On heating at 180 °C, the color of the crystals of complexes 1, 2, and 3 changed from yellow to orange in the solid state. (1)H NMR and/or UV-vis absorption spectroscopy confirmed that the orange complexes 6-8 were produced. The reddish-orange crystals of complexes 4 and 5 were exposed to hydrogen chloride vapor to yield the yellow products of complexes 1 and 2, respectively. PMID:26305775

  4. BIG METALS, SMALL LIGANDS: CHARACTERIZATION OF THE 15-COORDINATE COMPLEX THORIUM AMINODIBORANATE [Th(H3BN(CH3)2BH3)4

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    Girolami, Gregory S.

    BIG METALS, SMALL LIGANDS: CHARACTERIZATION OF THE 15- COORDINATE COMPLEX THORIUM AMINODIBORANATE aminodiboranate ligands coordinate to the thorium center. The Werner coordination number of 15 in the solid state

  5. Computational Study of Coordinated Ni(II) Complex with High Nitrogen Content Ligands.

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    Tang, Bo; Ye, Jia-Hai; Ju, Xue-Hai

    2011-01-01

    Density functional computations were performed on two tetracoordinated Ni(II) complexes as high nitrogen content energetic materials (1: dinickel bishydrazine ter[(1H-Tetrazol-3-yl)methan-3yl]-1H-tetrazole and 2: dinickel tetraazide ter[(1H-Tetrazol-3-yl)methan-3yl]-1H-tetrazolate). The geometrical structures, relative stabilities and sensitivities, and thermodynamic properties of the complexes were investigated. The energy gaps of frontier molecular orbital (HOMO and LUMO) and vibrational spectroscopies were also examined. There are minor Jahn-Teller distortions in both complexes 1 and 2, with two long Ni-N bond lengths and two short ones. The enthalpies of combustion for both complexes are over 3600?kJ/mol. The N-N bond lengths in the moieties of hydrazine and azide ligands increase in the coordination process compared to those of the isolated molecules. PMID:24052834

  6. Computational Study of Coordinated Ni(II) Complex with High Nitrogen Content Ligands

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    Tang, Bo; Ye, Jia-Hai; Ju, Xue-Hai

    2011-01-01

    Density functional computations were performed on two tetracoordinated Ni(II) complexes as high nitrogen content energetic materials (1: dinickel bishydrazine ter[(1H-Tetrazol-3-yl)methan-3yl]-1H-tetrazole and 2: dinickel tetraazide ter[(1H-Tetrazol-3-yl)methan-3yl]-1H-tetrazolate). The geometrical structures, relative stabilities and sensitivities, and thermodynamic properties of the complexes were investigated. The energy gaps of frontier molecular orbital (HOMO and LUMO) and vibrational spectroscopies were also examined. There are minor Jahn-Teller distortions in both complexes 1 and 2, with two long Ni–N bond lengths and two short ones. The enthalpies of combustion for both complexes are over 3600?kJ/mol. The N–N bond lengths in the moieties of hydrazine and azide ligands increase in the coordination process compared to those of the isolated molecules. PMID:24052834

  7. Surprising coordination for low-valent actinides resembling uranyl(vi) in thorium(iv) organic hybrid layered and framework structures based on a graphene-like (6,3) sheet topology.

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    Li, Yuxiang; Weng, Zhehui; Wang, Yanlong; Chen, Lanhua; Sheng, Daopeng; Diwu, Juan; Chai, Zhifang; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E; Wang, Shuao

    2016-01-01

    Three thorium(iv)-based metal-organic hybrid compounds with 2D layered and 3D framework structures exhibiting graphene-like (6,3) sheet topologies were prepared with linkers with threefold symmetry. These compounds contain rare and relatively anisotropic coordination environments for low-valent actinides that are similar to those often observed for high-valent actinide ions. PMID:26672441

  8. Rotational predissociation of Ar—HD van der Waals complex: space-fixed complex-coordinate coupled-channel calculations

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    Datta, Krishna K.; Chu, Shih-I.

    1983-02-01

    The space-fixed complex-coordinate coupled-channel (SFCCCC)method is applied to the accurate determination of the level energies and widths (lifetimes) of predissociating states of Ar—HD(? = 1, j = 2) van der Waals molecule, using the Carley-Le Roy BC 3 (6.8) potential for Ar?H 2. The calculated widths are in good harmony with the experimental data of McKellar and in excellent agreement with the close-coupling scattering results of Huston and Le Roy.

  9. Synthesis and reactivity of coordinatively unsaturated halocarbonyl molybdenum PNP pincer complexes.

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    de Aguiar, Sara R M M; Öztopcu, Özgür; Stöger, Berthold; Mereiter, Kurt; Veiros, Luis F; Pittenauer, Ernst; Allmaier, Günter; Kirchner, Karl

    2014-10-21

    In the present study a series of six-coordinate neutral 16e halocarbonyl Mo(ii) complexes of the type [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)X2] (X = I, Br, Cl), featuring the PNP pincer ligand N,N'-bis(diisopropylphosphino)-N,N'-dimethyl-2,6-diaminopyridine (PNP(Me)-iPr), were prepared and fully characterized. The synthesis of these complexes was accomplished by different methodologies depending on the halide ligands. For X = I and Br, [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)I2] and [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)Br2] were obtained by reacting [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)3] with stoichiometric amounts of I2 and Br2, respectively. In the case of X = Cl, [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)Cl2] was afforded by the reaction of [Mo(CO)4(?-Cl)Cl]2 with 1 equiv. of PNP(Me)-iPr. The equivalent procedure also worked for X = Br. The modification of the 2,6-diaminopyridine scaffold by introducing NMe instead of NH spacers between the aromatic pyridine ring and the phosphine moieties changed the steric properties of the PNP-iPr ligand significantly. While in the present case exclusively neutral six-coordinate complexes of the type [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)X2] were obtained, with the parent PNP-iPr ligand, i.e. featuring NH spacers, cationic seven-coordinate complexes of the type [Mo(PNP-iPr)(CO)3X]X were afforded. Upon treatment of [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)X2] (X = Br, Cl) with Ag(+) in CH3CN, the cationic complexes [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)(CH3CN)X](+) were formed. Halide abstraction from [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)Cl2] in THF-CH2Cl2 afforded [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)(THF)Cl](+). In keeping with the facile synthesis of monocationic complexes preliminary ESI-MS and DFT/B3LYP studies revealed that one halide ligand in complexes [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)X2] is labile forming cationic fragments [Mo(PNP(Me)-iPr)(CO)X](+) which react with molecular oxygen in parallel pathways to yield mono and dioxo Mo(iv) and Mo(vi) species. Structures of representative complexes were determined by X-ray single crystal analyses. PMID:25142749

  10. Three-Coordinate Iron(IV) Bisimido Complexes with Aminocarbene Ligation: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity.

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    Wang, Lei; Hu, Lianrui; Zhang, Hezhong; Chen, Hui; Deng, Liang

    2015-11-11

    High-valent iron imido species are implicated as reactive intermediates in many iron-catalyzed transformations. However, isolable complexes of this type are rare, and their reactivity is poorly understood. Herein, we report the synthesis, characterization, and reactivity studies on novel three-coordinate iron(IV) bisimido complexes with aminocarbene ligation. Using our recently reported synthetic method for [LFe(NDipp)2] (L = IMes, 1; Me2-cAAC, 2), four new iron(IV) imido complexes, [(IPr)Fe(NDipp)2] (3) and [(Me2-cAAC)Fe(NR)2] (R = Mes, 4; Ad, 5; CMe2CH2Ph, 6), were prepared from the reactions of three-coordinate iron(0) compounds with organic azides. Characterization data acquired from (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, (57)Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction studies suggest a low-spin singlet ground state for these iron(IV) complexes and the multiple-bond character of their Fe-N bonds. A reactivity study taking the reactions of 1 as representative revealed an intramolecular alkane dehydrogenation of 1 to produce the iron(II) complex [(IMes)Fe(NHDipp)(NHC6H3-2-Pr(i)-6-CMe?CH2)] (7), a Si-H bond activation reaction of 1 with PhSiH3 to produce the iron(II) complex [(IMes)Fe(NHDipp)(NDippSiPhH2)] (8), and a [2+2]-addition reaction of 1 with PhNCNPh and p-Pr(i)C6H4NCO to form the corresponding open-shell formal iron(IV) monoimido complexes [(IMes)Fe(NDipp)(N(Dipp)C(NPh)(?NPh))] (9) and [(IMes)Fe(NDipp)(N(Dipp)C(O)N(p-Pr(i)C6H4))] (10), as well as [NDipp]-group-transfer reactions with CO and Bu(t)NC. Density functional theory calculations suggested that the alkane chain dehydrogenation reaction starts with a hydrogen atom abstraction mechanism, whereas the Si-H activation reaction proceeds in a [2?+2?]-addition manner. Both reactions have the pathways at the triplet potential energy surfaces being energetically preferred, and have formal iron(IV) hydride and iron(IV) silyl species as intermediates, respectively. The low-coordinate nature and low d-electron count (d(4)) of iron(IV) imido complexes are thought to be the key features endowing their unique reactivity. PMID:26505122

  11. Infrared spectroscopy of Si(CO)n+ complexes: evidence for asymmetric coordination.

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    Brathwaite, Antonio D; Duncan, Michael A

    2012-02-01

    Si(CO)(n)(+) and Si(CO)(n)(+)Ar complexes are produced via laser vaporization with a pulsed nozzle source and cooled in a supersonic beam. The ions are mass selected in a reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer and studied with infrared laser photodissociation spectroscopy near the free molecular CO vibration (2143 cm(-1)). Si(CO)(n)(+) complexes larger than n = 2 fragment by the loss of CO, whereas Si(CO)(n)(+)Ar complexes fragment by the loss of argon. All clusters have resonances near the free molecular CO stretch that provide distinctive patterns from which information on their structure and bonding can be obtained. The number of infrared-active bands, their frequency positions, and relative intensities indicate that larger species consist of an asymmetrically coordinated Si(CO)(2)(+) core with additional CO ligands attached via van der Waals interactions. Density functional theory computations are carried out in support of the experimental spectra. PMID:22239746

  12. Redox-triggered on/off coordination of a bridgehead nitrogen donor in a tripodal iron complex.

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    Wörl, Stefan; Hellwinkel, Dieter; Pritzkow, Hans; Krämer, Roland

    2003-10-01

    We report the unprecedented redox-triggered on/off coordination of a bridgehead nitrogen donor in an iron complex of the tripodal ligand 2,2',2''-nitrilotribenzoate; the complex is an efficient redox catalyst for H2O2 oxidation of hydroquinone while complexes of related ligands are inactive. PMID:14587754

  13. Adsorption of uranyl on hydroxylated ?-SiO?(001): a first-principle study.

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    Wang, Hui; Chai, Zhifang; Wang, Dongqi

    2015-01-28

    The adsorption of [UO2(H2O)5](2+) on a hydroxylated ?-SiO2(001) surface was studied by periodic density functional theory (DFT) and ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulation. The effects of pH, CO2, aqua solution and anionic ligands (OH(-), NO3(-) and Cl(-)) on the adsorption geometry and stability were investigated. The results show that the adsorption of uranyl on a hydroxylated ?-SiO2(001) surface leads to the formation of inner-sphere complexes, in which the bidentate complex at the double deprotonated site is most favored. The binding strengths of bidentate and monodentate complexes at the same site are similar, and they become weaker as the number of protons increases at the adsorption site, indicating an enhancement of the adsorption strength at higher pH values within a certain range. Strong chemical interaction plays an important role in all inner-sphere complexes. The hydrogen bonds are formed between uranyl and the hydroxylated surface in all inner- and outer-sphere complexes. The presence of CO2 weakens the adsorption of uranyl on the surface by forming uranyl carbonate (CO3(2-), HCO3(-)) complexes. The effect of the anion ligands depends on their charged state and their concentration in solutions. The explicit treatment of water environment in the models has a slight effect on the adsorption configuration. These results are consistent with the experimental observations. PMID:25437449

  14. 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.)

  15. Using antibodies to perturb the coordination sphere of a transition metal complex.

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    Ghosh, P; Shabat, D; Kumar, S; Sinha, S C; Grynszpan, F; Li, J; Noodleman, L; Keinan, E

    1996-07-25

    Metal ions in the active sites of many metalloenzymes exhibit distinctive spectral and chemical features which are different from those of small inorganic complexes. These features are the result of the unusual geometric and electronic constraints that are imposed on the metal ion within the protein environment. Much effort has been invested to try to mimic this feature of metalloenzymes in synthetic systems, but this remains a formidable task. Here we show that one of the key lessons learned from the science of catalytic antibodies--that binding energy can be converted into chemical energy--can be exploited to 'fine-tune' the physicochemical properties of a metal complex. We show that an antibody's binding site can reversibly perturb the coordination geometry of a metal ion, and can stabilize a high-energy coordinated species. Specifically, antibodies designed to bind the organosilicon compound 1 also bind the geometrically similar Cu(I) complex 2. However, the antibody binds a slightly compressed form of 2, which is closer in size to 1. This distortion is manifested by a spectral shift--an 'immunochromic' effect. PMID:8684461

  16. Talking about the institutional complexity of the integrated rehabilitation system—the importance of coordination

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    Miettinen, Sari; Ashorn, Ulla; Lehto, Juhani

    2013-01-01

    Rehabilitation in Finland is a good example of functions divided among several welfare sectors, such as health services and social services. The rehabilitation system in Finland is a complex one and there have been many efforts to create a coordinated entity. The purpose of this study is to open up a complex welfare system at the upper policy level and to understand the meaning of coordination at the level of service delivery. We shed light in particular on the national rehabilitation policy in Finland and how the policy has tried to overcome the negative effects of institutional complexity. In this study we used qualitative content analysis and frame analysis. As a result we identified four different welfare state frames with distinct features of policy problems, policy alternatives and institutional failure. The rehabilitation policy in Finland seems to be divided into different components which may cause problems at the level of service delivery and thus in the integration of services. Bringing these components together could at policy level enable a shared view of the rights of different population groups, effective management of integration at the level of service delivery and also an opportunity for change throughout the rehabilitation system. PMID:23687479

  17. Enhanced environmental detection of uranyl compounds based on luminescence characterization

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    Nelson, Jean Dennis

    Uranium (U) contamination can be introduced to the environment as a result of mining and manufacturing activities related to nuclear power, detonation of U-containing munitions (DoD), or nuclear weapons production/processing (DOE facilities). In oxidizing environments such as surface soils, U predominantly exists as U(VI), which is highly water soluble and very mobile in soils. U(VI) compounds typically contain the UO22+ group (uranyl compounds). The uniquely structured and long-lived green luminescence (fluorescence) of the uranyl ion (under UV radiation) has been studied and remained a strong topic of interest for two centuries. The presented research is distinct in its objective of improving capabilities for remotely sensing U contamination by understanding what environmental conditions are ideal for detection and need to be taken into consideration. Specific focuses include: (1) the accumulation and fluorescence enhancement of uranyl compounds at soil surfaces using distributed silica gel, and (2) environmental factors capable of influencing the luminescence response, directly or indirectly. In a complex environmental system, matrix effects co-exist from key soil parameters including moisture content (affected by evaporation, temperature and humidity), soil texture, pH, CEC, organic matter and iron content. Chapter 1 is a review of pertinent background information and provides justification for the selected key environmental parameters. Chapter 2 presents empirical investigations related to the fluorescence detection and characterization of uranyl compounds in soil and aqueous samples. An integrative experimental design was employed, testing different soils, generating steady-state fluorescence spectra, and building a comprehensive dataset which was then utilized to simultaneously test three hypotheses: The fluorescence detection of uranyl compounds is dependent upon (1) the key soil parameters, (2) the concentration of U contamination, and (3) time of analysis, specifically following the application of silica gel enhancing material. A variety of statistical approaches were employed, including the development of multiple regression models for predicting both intensity and band structure responses. These statistical models validated the first two listed hypotheses, while the third hypothesis was not supported by this dataset. The combination of inadequate moisture levels and reaction times (? 24 hrs) greatly limited the detection of varying levels of U, depending on the soil.

  18. Synthesis, structure, and spectroscopic characterization of three uranyl phosphates with unique structural units

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    Wylie, Ernest M.; Dawes, Colleen M.; Burns, Peter C.

    2012-12-01

    Single crystals of Zn4(OH)2[(UO2)(PO4)2(OH)2(H2O)] (UZnP), Cs[(UO2)(HPO4)NO3] (UCsP), and In3[(UO2)2(PO4)4OH(H2O)6].2H2O (UInP) were obtained from hydrothermal reactions and have been structurally and chemically characterized. UZnP crystallizes in space group Pbcn, a=8.8817(7), b=6.6109(5), c=19.569(1) Å; UCsP crystallizes in P-1, a=7.015(2), b=7.441(1), c=9.393(2) Å, ?=72.974(2), ?=74.261(2), ?=79.498(2); and UInP crystallizes in P-1, a=7.9856(5), b=9.159(1), c=9.2398(6) Å ?=101.289(1), ?=114.642(1), ?=99.203(2). The U6+ cations are present as (UO2)2+ uranyl ions coordinated by five O atoms to give pentagonal bipyramids. The structural unit in UZnP is a finite cluster containing a uranyl pentagonal bipyramid that shares corners with two phosphate tetrahedra. The structural unit in UCsP is composed of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids with one chelating nitrate group that are linked into chains by three bridging hydrogen phosphate tetrahedra. In UInP, the structural unit contains pairs of edge-sharing uranyl pentagonal bipyramids with two chelating phosphate tetrahedra that are linked into chains through two bridging phosphate tetrahedra. Indium octahedra link these uranyl phosphate chains into a 3-dimensional framework. All three compounds exhibit unique structural units that deviate from the typical layered structures observed in uranyl phosphate solid-state chemistry.

  19. Adsorption of Uranyl ions on Amine-functionalization of MIL-101(Cr) Nanoparticles by a Facile Coordination-based Post-synthetic strategy and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Studies

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    Zhang, Jian-Yong; Zhang, Na; Zhang, Linjuan; Fang, Yongzheng; Deng, Wei; Yu, Ming; Wang, Ziqiang; Li, Lina; Liu, Xiyan; Li, Jingye

    2015-01-01

    By a facile coordination-based post-synthetic strategy, the high surface area MIL-101(Cr) nanoparticles was functionallized by grafting amine group of ethylenediamine (ED) on coordinatively unsaturated Cr(III) centers, yielding a series of ED-MIL-101(Cr)-based adsorbents and their application for adsorption of U(VI) from aqueous solution were also studied. The obtained ED-functionallized samples with different ED contents were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), FTIR, elemental analysis (EA) and N2 adsorption and desorption isothermal. Compared with the pristine MIL-101(Cr) sorbents, the ED-functionallized MIL-101(Cr) exhibits significantly higher adsorption capacity for U(VI) ions from water with maximum adsorption capacities as high as 200?mg/g (corresponding to 100% extraction rate) at pH of 4.5 with ED/Cr ratio of 0.68 and the sorbed U(VI) ions can easily be desorbed at lower pH (pH???2.0). The adsorption mode of U(VI) ions and effects of grafted ED on the MIL-101(Cr) frameworks were also been studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). We believe that this work establishes a simple and energy efficient route to a novel type of functional materials for U(VI) ions extraction from solution via the post-synthetic modification (PSM) strategy. PMID:26354407

  20. Adsorption of Uranyl ions on Amine-functionalization of MIL-101(Cr) Nanoparticles by a Facile Coordination-based Post-synthetic strategy and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Studies

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    Zhang, Jian-Yong; Zhang, Na; Zhang, Linjuan; Fang, Yongzheng; Deng, Wei; Yu, Ming; Wang, Ziqiang; Li, Lina; Liu, Xiyan; Li, Jingye

    2015-09-01

    By a facile coordination-based post-synthetic strategy, the high surface area MIL-101(Cr) nanoparticles was functionallized by grafting amine group of ethylenediamine (ED) on coordinatively unsaturated Cr(III) centers, yielding a series of ED-MIL-101(Cr)-based adsorbents and their application for adsorption of U(VI) from aqueous solution were also studied. The obtained ED-functionallized samples with different ED contents were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), FTIR, elemental analysis (EA) and N2 adsorption and desorption isothermal. Compared with the pristine MIL-101(Cr) sorbents, the ED-functionallized MIL-101(Cr) exhibits significantly higher adsorption capacity for U(VI) ions from water with maximum adsorption capacities as high as 200?mg/g (corresponding to 100% extraction rate) at pH of 4.5 with ED/Cr ratio of 0.68 and the sorbed U(VI) ions can easily be desorbed at lower pH (pH???2.0). The adsorption mode of U(VI) ions and effects of grafted ED on the MIL-101(Cr) frameworks were also been studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). We believe that this work establishes a simple and energy efficient route to a novel type of functional materials for U(VI) ions extraction from solution via the post-synthetic modification (PSM) strategy.

  1. Adsorption studies of divalent, dinuclear coordination complexes as molecular spacers on SWCNTs.

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    Alston, Jeffrey R; Banks, David J; McNeill, Chauncey X; Mitchell, James B; Popov, Leonid D; Shcherbakov, Igor N; Poler, J C

    2015-11-28

    In order to enhance the electrical energy storage capabilities of nanostructured carbon materials, inter-particle spacer strategies are needed to maintain ion-accessible surface area between the nanoparticles. This paper presents a comparison between different classes of divalent, dinuclear coordination complexes which both show strong adsorption to SWCNTs and have molecular spacer properties that maintain electrochemical activity. We find that a novel, dinuclear zinc hydrazone complex binds as an ion-pair at very high loading while not inducing significant aggregation as compared to our previously studies of dinuclear ruthenium complexes. These conclusions are supported by conductivity and dispersion stability data. Moreover, since zinc is an earth abundant metal, these complexes can be used as components in sustainable energy storage materials. Binding kinetics and binding equilibrium data are presented. Modeling of the adsorption isotherm is best fit with the BET model. Kinetics data support an independent binding model. Preliminary capacitance and membrane resistance data are consistent with the complexes acting as molecular spacers between the SWCNTs in a condensed thin film. PMID:26457656

  2. 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

  3. Meeting the Needs of Children with Medical Complexity Using a Telehealth Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Care Coordination Model

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    Erickson, Mary; Lunos, Scott; Finkelstein, Stanley M.; Looman, Wendy; Celebreeze, Margaret; Garwick, Ann

    2015-01-01

    Effective care coordination is a key quality and safety strategy for populations with chronic conditions, including children with medical complexity (CMC). However, gaps remain in parent report of the need for care coordination help and receipt of care coordination help. New models must close this gap while maintaining family-centered focus. A three-armed randomized controlled trial conducted in an established medical home utilized an advanced practice registered nurse intervention based on Presler’s model of clinic-based care coordination. The model supported families of CMC across settings using telephone only or telephone and video telehealth care coordination. Effectiveness was evaluated from many perspectives and this paper reports on a subset of outcomes that includes family-centered care (FCC), need for care coordination help and adequacy of care coordination help received. FCC at baseline and end of study showed no significant difference between groups. Median FCC scores of 18.0–20.0 across all groups indicated high FCC within the medical home. No significant differences were found in the need for care coordination help within or between groups and over time. No significant difference was found in the adequacy of help received between groups at baseline. However, this indicator increased significantly over time for both intervention groups. These findings suggest that in an established medical home with high levels of FCC, families of CMC have unmet needs for care coordination help that are addressed by the APRN telehealth care coordination model. PMID:25424455

  4. Cation-? and CH-? Interactions in the Coordination and Solvation of Cu(+)(acetylene)n Complexes.

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    Brathwaite, Antonio D; Ward, Timothy B; Walters, Richard S; Duncan, Michael A

    2015-06-01

    Copper-acetylene cation complexes of the form Cu(C2H2)n(+) (n = 1-8) are produced by laser ablation in a supersonic expansion of acetylene/argon. The ions are mass selected and studied via infrared laser photodissociation spectroscopy in the C-H stretching region (3000-3500 cm(-1)). The structure and bonding of these complexes are investigated through the number of infrared active bands, their relative intensities and their frequency positions. Density functional theory calculations are carried out in support of the experimental data. The combined data show that cation-? complexes are formed for the n = 1-3 species, resulting in red-shifted C-H stretches on the acetylene ligands. The coordination of the copper cation is completed with three acetylene ligands, forming a "propeller" structure with D3 symmetry. Surprisingly, complexes with even greater numbers of acetylenes than this (4-6) have distinctive infrared band patterns quite different from those of the smaller complexes. Experiment combined with theory establishes that there is a fascinating pattern of second-sphere solvation involving the binding of acetylenes in bifurcated CH-? binding sites at the apex of two core ligands. This binding motif leads to three equivalent sites for second-sphere ligands, which when filled form a highly symmetrical Cu(+)(C2H2)6 complex. Solvent binding in this complex induces a structural change to planarity in the core, producing an appealing "core-shell" structure with D(3h) symmetry. PMID:25951753

  5. ORNL/TM-2008/048 Uranyl Nitrate Flow Loop

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    Pennycook, Steve

    ORNL/TM-2008/048 Uranyl Nitrate Flow Loop October 2008 Jennifer L. Ladd-Lively #12;DOCUMENT Government or any agency thereof. #12;ORNL/TM-2008/048 Nuclear Science and Technology Division URANYL NITRATE

  6. Observation of Radiolytic Field Alteration of the Uranyl Cation in Bicarbonate Solution

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    Snow, Lanee A.; McNamara, Bruce K.; Sinkov, Sergey I.; Cho, Herman M.; Friese, Judah I.

    2006-12-01

    In previous work we demonstrated that radiolysis of uranyl tris carbonate in near neutral pH to alkaline carbonate solutions, could be followed by 13C NMR. Radiolysis of the complex produced novel uranyl peroxo carbonate solution state species, whose structures depended on the pH and radiolytic dose rate. In this work, we investigate speciation of the uranyl carbonate trimer which is predominant in bicarbonate solution near pH 5.9. We observe radiolytically derived speciation to different mixed peroxy carbonate species than seen in the higher pH solutions. Auto radiolysis of uranium (VI) carbonate solutions between pH 5.9 and 7.2 is shown to alter the uranium speciation over relatively short periods of time and was followed by 13C NMR and visible spectrophotometry, using dissolved 233(UO2)3(CO3)6 6- both as the radiolysis source (D= 14.9 Gy/hr) and as a trap for the newly formed hydrogen peroxide. Direct addition of hydrogen peroxide to solutions of the uranyl-carbonate trimer is shown to reproduce the 13 C NMR signatures of the complexe(s) formed by radiolysis, but additionally a variety of new complexes are revealed. Ratios of H2O2/trimer < 1.5 produced a uranyl peroxo carbonate adduct, that is shown to be common to the radiolytically produced species. Ratios of H2O2/ trimer >1 resulted in formation of stable higher order peroxo carbonate complexes. The 13C NMR signatures and visible spectra of these complexes are described here. Rigorous characterization of the species is an ongoing effort.

  7. Photochemical reduction of uranyl nitrate

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    Duerksen, W.K.

    1993-10-20

    The photochemical reduction of uranyl nitrate solutions to tetravalent uranium was investigated as a means of producing uranium dioxide feed for the saltless direct oxide reduction (SDOR) process. At high uranium concentrations, reoxidation of U{sup +4} occurs rapidly. The kinetics of the nitric oxidation of tetravalent uranium depend on the concentrations of hydrogen ion, nitrate ion, nitrous acid, and tetravalent uranium in the same manner as was reported elsewhere for the nitrate oxidation of PU{sup +3}. Reaction rate data were successfully correlated with a mechanism in which nitrogen dioxide is the reactive intermediate. Addition of a nitrous acid scavenger suppresses the reoxidation reaction. An immersion reactor employing a mercury vapor lamp gave reduction times fast enough for routine production usage. Precipitation techniques for conversion of aqueous U(NO{sub 3}){sub 4} to hydrous UO{sub 2} were evaluated. Prolonged dewatering times tended to make the process time consuming. Use of 3- to 4-M aqueous NaOH gave the best dewatering times observed. Reoxidation of the UO{sub 2} by water of hydration was encountered, which required the drying process to be carried out under a reducing atmosphere.

  8. Integrated complex care coordination for children with medical complexity: A mixed-methods evaluation of tertiary care-community collaboration

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    2012-01-01

    Background Primary care medical homes may improve health outcomes for children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN), by improving care coordination. However, community-based primary care practices may be challenged to deliver comprehensive care coordination to complex subsets of CSHCN such as children with medical complexity (CMC). Linking a tertiary care center with the community may achieve cost effective and high quality care for CMC. The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of community-based complex care clinics integrated with a tertiary care center. Methods A before- and after-intervention study design with mixed (quantitative/qualitative) methods was utilized. Clinics at two community hospitals distant from tertiary care were staffed by local community pediatricians with the tertiary care center nurse practitioner and linked with primary care providers. Eighty-one children with underlying chronic conditions, fragility, requirement for high intensity care and/or technology assistance, and involvement of multiple providers participated. Main outcome measures included health care utilization and expenditures, parent reports of parent- and child-quality of life [QOL (SF-36®, CPCHILD©, PedsQL™)], and family-centered care (MPOC-20®). Comparisons were made in equal (up to 1 year) pre- and post-periods supplemented by qualitative perspectives of families and pediatricians. Results Total health care system costs decreased from median (IQR) $244 (981) per patient per month (PPPM) pre-enrolment to $131 (355) PPPM post-enrolment (p=.007), driven primarily by fewer inpatient days in the tertiary care center (p=.006). Parents reported decreased out of pocket expenses (p<.0001). Parental QOL did not significantly change over the course of the study. Child QOL improved between baseline and 6 months in two PedsQL™ domains [Social (p=.01); Emotional (p=.003)], and between baseline and 1 year in two CPCHILD© domains [Health Standardization Section (p=.04); Comfort and Emotions (p=.03)], while total CPCHILD© score decreased between baseline and 1 year (p=.003). Parents and providers reported the ability to receive care close to home as a key benefit. Conclusions Complex care can be provided in community-based settings with less direct tertiary care involvement through an integrated clinic. Improvements in health care utilization and family-centeredness of care can be achieved despite minimal changes in parental perceptions of child health. PMID:23088792

  9. Syntheses and Characterization of Ruthenium(II) Tetrakis(pyridine)complexes: An Advanced Coordination Chemistry Experiment or Mini-Project

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    Coe, Benjamin J.

    2004-01-01

    An experiment for third-year undergraduate a student is designed which provides synthetic experience and qualitative interpretation of the spectroscopic properties of the ruthenium complexes. It involves the syntheses and characterization of several coordination complexes of ruthenium, the element found directly beneath iron in the middle of the…

  10. Coordination Complexes as Catalysts: The Oxidation of Anthracene by Hydrogen Peroxide in the Presence of VO(acac)[subscript 2

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    Charleton, Kimberly D. M.; Prokopchuk, Ernest M.

    2011-01-01

    A laboratory experiment aimed at students who are studying coordination chemistry of transition-metal complexes is described. A simple vanadyl acetylacetonate complex can be used as a catalyst in the hydrogen peroxide oxidation of anthracene to produce anthraquinone. The reaction can be performed under a variety of reaction conditions, ideally by…

  11. Synthesis and crystal structures of ethanol-coordinated molybdenum(VI) oxo complexes with tridentate hydrazone ligands.

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    Qian, Shao-Song; Cheng, Xiao-Shan; You, Zhong-Lu; Zhu, Hai-Liang

    2013-01-01

    Reaction of [MoO2(acac)2] (where acac = acetylacetonate) with two similar hydrazone ligands in ethanol yielded two ethanol-coordinated mononuclear molybdenum(VI) oxo complexes with general formula [MoO2L(EtOH)], where L = L1 = (N'-(3,5-dibromo-2-hydroxybenzylidene)-4-nitrobenzohydrazide (H2L1), and L = L2 = (N'-(3,5-dibromo-2-hydroxybenzylidene)-2-fluorobenzohydrazide (H2L2). Crystal and molecular structures of the complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction method. All of the investigated compounds were further characterized by elemental analysis and FT-IR spectra. Single crystal X-ray structural studies indicate that the hydrazone ligands coordinate to the MoO2 cores through enolate oxygen, phenolate oxygen and azomethine nitrogen. The Mo atoms in both complexes are in octahedral coordination. Thermal stability of the complexes has also been studied. PMID:24362991

  12. Polymer complexes.. XXXX. Supramolecular assembly on coordination models of mixed-valence-ligand poly[1-acrylamido-2-(2-pyridyl)ethane] complexes

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

    2003-02-01

    The build-up of polymer metallic supramolecules based on homopolymer (1-acrylamido-2-(2-pyridyl)ethane (AEPH)) and ruthenium, rhodium, palladium as well as platinum complexes has been pursued with great interest. The homopolymer shows three types of coordination behaviour. In the mixed valence paramagnetic trinuclear polymer complexes [( 11)+( 12)] in the paper and in mononuclear polymer complexes ( 1)-( 5) it acts as a neutral bidentate ligand coordinating through the N-pyridine and NH-imino atoms, while in the mixed ligand diamagnetic poly-chelates, which are obtained from the reaction of AEPH with PdX 2 and KPtCl 4 in the presence of N-heterocyclic base consisting of polymer complexes ( 9)+( 10), and in monouclear compounds ( 6)-( 8), it behaves as a monobasic bidentate ligand coordinating through the same donor atoms. In mononuclear compounds ( 13)+( 14) it acts as a monobasic and neutral bidentate ligand coordinating only through the same donor atoms. Monomeric distorted octahedral or trimeric chlorine-bridged, approximately octahedral structures are proposed for these polymer complexes. The poly-chelates are of 1:1, 1:2 and 3:2 (metal-homopolymer) stoichiometry and exhibit six coordination. The values of ligand field parameters were calculated. The homopolymer and their polymer complexes have been characterized physicochemically.

  13. Coordination Complexes of Decamethylytterbocene with4,4'-Disubstituted Bipyridines: An Experimental Study of Spin Coupling inLanthanide Complexes

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    Walter, Marc D.; Berg, David J.; Andersen, Richard A.

    2005-12-08

    The paramagnetic 1:1 coordination complexes of (C5Me5)2Ybwith a series of 4,4'-disubstituted bipyridines, bipy-X, where X is Me,tert-Bu, OMe, Ph, CO2Me, and CO2Et have been prepared. All of thecomplexes are paramagnetic and the values of the magnetic susceptibilityas a function of temperature show that these values are less thanexpected for the cation, [(C5Me5)2Yb(III)(bipy-X)]+, which have beenisolated as the cation-anion ion-pairs[(C5Me5)2Yb(III)(bipy-X)]+[(C5Me5)2YbI2]f fnfn where X is CO2Et, OMe andMe. The 1H NMR chemical shifts (293 K) for the methine resonances locatedat the 6,6' site in the bipy-X ring show a linear relationship with thevalues of chiT (300 K) for the neutral complexes which illustrates thatthe molecular behavior does not depend upon the phase with one exception,viz., (C5Me5)2Yb(bipy-Me). Single crystals of the 4,4'-dimethylbipyridinecomplex undergo an irreversible, abrupt first order phase change at 228 Kthat shatters the single crystals. The magnetic susceptibility,represented in a delta vs. T plot, on this complex, in polycrystallineform undergoes reversible abrupt changes in the temperature regime 205 -212 K, which is suggested to be due to the way the individual molec ularunits pack in the unit cell. A qualitative model is proposed thataccounts for the sub-normal magnetic moments in theseytterbocene-bipyridine complexes.

  14. Bimetallic Complexes Supported by a Redox-Active Ligand with Fused Pincer-Type Coordination Sites.

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    Wang, Denan; Lindeman, Sergey V; Fiedler, Adam T

    2015-09-01

    The remarkable chemistry of mononuclear complexes featuring tridentate, meridionally chelating "pincer" ligands has stimulated the development of ligand frameworks containing multiple pincer sites. Here, the coordination chemistry of a novel pentadentate ligand (L(N3O2)) that provides two closely spaced NNO pincer-type compartments fused together at a central diarylamido unit is described. The trianionic L(N3O2) chelate supports homobimetallic structures in which each M(II) ion (M = Co, Cu, Zn) is bound in a meridional fashion by the bridging diarylamido N atom and O,N-donors of the salicyaldimine arms. The metal centers are also coordinated by a mono- or bidentate auxiliary ligand (L(aux)), resulting in complexes with the general form [M2(L(N3O2))(L(aux))2](+) (where L(aux) = 1-methyl-benzimidazole (1MeBI), 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy), 4,4'-dibromo-2,2'-bipyridine (bpy(Br2)), or (S)-2-(4-isopropyl-4,5-dihydrooxazolyl)pyridine (S-(iPr)OxPy)). The fused nature of the NNO pincer sites results in short metal-metal distances ranging from 2.70 Å for [Co2(L(N3O2)) (bpy)2](+) to 3.28 Å for [Zn2(L(N3O2)) (bpy)2](+), as revealed by X-ray crystallography. The complexes possess C2 symmetry due to the twisting of the aryl rings of the ?-NAr2 core; spectroscopic studies indicate that chiral L(aux) ligands, such as S-(iPr)OxPy, are capable of controlling the helical sense of the L(N3O2) scaffold. Since the four- or five-coordinate M(II) centers are linked solely by the amido moiety, each features an open coordination site in the intermetallic region, allowing for the possibility of metal-metal cooperativity in small-molecule activation. Indeed, the dicobalt(II) complex [Co2(L(N3O2)) (bpy(Br2))2](+) reacts with O2 to yield a dicobalt(III) species with a ?-1,2-peroxo ligand. The bpy-containing complexes exhibit rich electrochemical properties due to multiple metal- and ligand-based redox events across a wide (3.0 V) potential window. Using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT), it was determined that one-electron oxidation of [Co2(L(N3O2)) (bpy)2](+) results in formation of a S = 1/2 species with a L(N3O2)-based radical coupled to low-spin Co(II) centers. PMID:26280846

  15. Coordination versus solvation in Al(+)(benzene)(n) complexes studied with infrared spectroscopy.

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    Reishus, Kimberly N; Brathwaite, Antonio D; Mosley, Jonathan D; Duncan, Michael A

    2014-09-01

    Singly charged aluminum-benzene cation complexes are produced by laser vaporization in a pulsed supersonic expansion. The Al(+)(benzene)n (n = 1-4) ions are mass selected and investigated with infrared laser photodissociation spectroscopy. Density functional theory (DFT) is employed to investigate the structures, energetics and vibrational spectra of these complexes. Spectra in the C-H stretching region exhibit sharp multiplet bands similar to the pattern known for the Fermi triad of the isolated benzene molecule. In the fingerprint region, strong bands are seen corresponding to the ?19 C-C ring motion and the ?11 out-of-plane hydrogen bend. The hydrogen bend is strongly blue-shifted compared to this vibration in benzene, whereas the ?19 carbon ring distortion is only slightly shifted to the red. Computed structures and energetics, together with experimental fragmentation and vibrational patterns, indicate a primary coordination of three benzene molecules around the central Al(+) cation. The n = 4 complex contains one second-sphere solvent molecule. PMID:24617342

  16. Complex Coordination of Cell Plasticity by a PGC-1?-controlled Transcriptional Network in Skeletal Muscle

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    Kupr, Barbara; Handschin, Christoph

    2015-01-01

    Skeletal muscle cells exhibit an enormous plastic capacity in order to adapt to external stimuli. Even though our overall understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie phenotypic changes in skeletal muscle cells remains poor, several factors involved in the regulation and coordination of relevant transcriptional programs have been identified in recent years. For example, the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ? coactivator-1? (PGC-1?) is a central regulatory nexus in the adaptation of muscle to endurance training. Intriguingly, PGC-1? integrates numerous signaling pathways and translates their activity into various transcriptional programs. This selectivity is in part controlled by differential expression of PGC-1? variants and post-translational modifications of the PGC-1? protein. PGC-1?-controlled activation of transcriptional networks subsequently enables a spatio-temporal specification and hence allows a complex coordination of changes in metabolic and contractile properties, protein synthesis and degradation rates and other features of trained muscle. In this review, we discuss recent advances in our understanding of PGC-1?-regulated skeletal muscle cell plasticity in health and disease. PMID:26617528

  17. Catalytic alcohol oxidation by an unsymmetrical 5-coordinate copper complex: electronic structure and mechanism.

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    Zueva, Ekaterina; Walton, Paul H; McGrady, John E

    2006-01-01

    Density functional theory reveals the detailed mechanism of alcohol oxidation by a model copper complex, Cu(II)L, L = cis-1-(3',5'-dimethoxy-benzylideneamino)-3,5-[2-hydroxy-(3',5'-di-tert-butyl)benzylideneimino]cyclohexane. Despite the obvious structural and functional parallels between the title compound and the enzyme galactose oxidase, the details of the catalytic pathway are fundamentally different. In the enzyme, coordination of the substrate produces an active form containing a Cu(II) centre and a tyrosyl radical, the latter being responsible for the abstraction of hydrogen from the substrate. In the model system, in marked contrast, the active form contains a Cu(II) centre, but the ligand radical character is localised on the substrate (alcoholate) oxygen, rather than the phenolate ligand. The result is a significantly higher barrier to hydrogen-atom abstraction compared to the enzyme itself. The origin of these significant differences is traced to the rigid nature of the pentadentate ligand, which resists changes in coordination number during the catalytic cycle. PMID:16357972

  18. Six-Coordinate Group?13 Complexes: The Role of d?Orbitals and Electron-Rich Multi-Center Bonding.

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    Goesten, Maarten G; Fonseca Guerra, Célia; Kapteijn, Freek; Gascon, Jorge; Bickelhaupt, F Matthias

    2015-10-01

    Bonding in six-coordinate complexes based on Group?13 elements (B, Al, Ga, In, Tl) is usually considered to be identical to that in transition-metal analogues. We herein demonstrate through sophisticated electronic-structure analyses that the bonding in these Group?13 element complexes is fundamentally different and better characterized as electron-rich hypervalent bonding with essentially no role for the d?orbitals. This characteristic is carried through to the molecular properties of the complex. PMID:26266966

  19. Analytical description for the critical fixations of evolutionary coordination games on finite complex structured populations

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    Zhang, Liye; Zou, Yong; Guan, Shuguang; Liu, Zonghua

    2015-04-01

    Evolutionary game theory is crucial to capturing the characteristic interaction patterns among selfish individuals. In a population of coordination games of two strategies, one of the central problems is to determine the fixation probability that the system reaches a state of networkwide of only one strategy, and the corresponding expectation times. The deterministic replicator equations predict the critical value of initial density of one strategy, which separates the two absorbing states of the system. However, numerical estimations of this separatrix show large deviations from the theory in finite populations. Here we provide a stochastic treatment of this dynamic process on complex networks of finite sizes as Markov processes, showing the evolutionary time explicitly. We describe analytically the effects of network structures on the intermediate fixations as observed in numerical simulations. Our theoretical predictions are validated by various simulations on both random and scale free networks. Therefore, our stochastic framework can be helpful in dealing with other networked game dynamics.

  20. Analytical description for the critical fixations of evolutionary coordination games on finite complex structured populations.

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    Zhang, Liye; Zou, Yong; Guan, Shuguang; Liu, Zonghua

    2015-04-01

    Evolutionary game theory is crucial to capturing the characteristic interaction patterns among selfish individuals. In a population of coordination games of two strategies, one of the central problems is to determine the fixation probability that the system reaches a state of networkwide of only one strategy, and the corresponding expectation times. The deterministic replicator equations predict the critical value of initial density of one strategy, which separates the two absorbing states of the system. However, numerical estimations of this separatrix show large deviations from the theory in finite populations. Here we provide a stochastic treatment of this dynamic process on complex networks of finite sizes as Markov processes, showing the evolutionary time explicitly. We describe analytically the effects of network structures on the intermediate fixations as observed in numerical simulations. Our theoretical predictions are validated by various simulations on both random and scale free networks. Therefore, our stochastic framework can be helpful in dealing with other networked game dynamics. PMID:25974547

  1. A Molecular Artisans Guide to Supramolecular Coordination Complexes and Metal Organic Frameworks

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    Wu, Xialu; Young, David J.; Hor, T. S. Andy

    2015-10-01

    As molecular synthesis advances, we are beginning to learn control of not only the chemical reactivity (and function) of molecules, but also of their interactions with other molecules. It is this basic idea that has led to the current explosion of supramolecular science and engineering. Parallel to this development, chemists have been actively pursuing the design of very large molecules using basic molecular building blocks. Herein, we review the general development of supramolecular chemistry and particularly of two new branches: supramolecular coordination complexes (SCCs) and metal organic frameworks (MOFs). These two fields are discussed in detail with typical examples to illustrate what is now possible and what challenges lie ahead for tomorrow's molecular artisans.

  2. Coordination and spin states in vanadium carbonyl complexes (V(CO)n+, n = 1-7) revealed with IR spectroscopy.

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    Ricks, Allen M; Brathwaite, Antonio D; Duncan, Michael A

    2013-02-14

    The vibrational spectra of vanadium carbonyl cations of the form V(CO)(n)(+), where n = 1-7, were obtained via mass-selected infrared laser photodissociation spectroscopy in the carbonyl stretching region. The cations and their argon and neon "tagged" analogues were produced in a molecular beam via laser vaporization in a pulsed nozzle source. The relative intensities and frequency positions of the infrared bands observed provide distinctive patterns from which information on the coordination and spin states of these complexes can be obtained. Density functional theory is carried out in support of the experimental spectra. Infrared spectra obtained by experiment and predicted by theory provide evidence for a reduction in spin state as the ligand coordination number increases. The octahedral V(CO)(6)(+) complex is the fully coordinated experimental species. A single band at 2097 cm(-1) was observed for this complex red-shifted from the free CO vibration at 2143 cm(-1). PMID:22486750

  3. A Porphyrin Coordination Cage Assembled from Four Silver(I) Triazolyl-Pyridine Complexes.

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    Ballester, Pablo; Claudel, Mickaël; Durot, Stéphanie; Kocher, Lucas; Schoepff, Laetitia; Heitz, Valérie

    2015-10-19

    The synthesis of a zinc(II) porphyrin 1 with four appended triazolyl-pyridine chelates is reported. Complexation of the porphyrin peripheral ligands with Ag(I) ions in a 1:2 binding stoichiometry afforded quantitatively the coordination cage [Ag4 (1)2 ](4+) . The assembly and disassembly processes of the cage were investigated in solution using UV/Vis spectroscopy. The mathematical analysis of the data obtained in the UV/Vis titration of 1 with Ag(I) confirmed the assembly in CH2 Cl2 /MeOH (90:10) solution of a species having a 1:2 porphyrin/silver stoichiometry and assigned to it an overall stability constant of 5.0×10(26) ?M(-5) . The use of a model system allowed an independent assessment of a microscopic binding constant value (Km ) for the interaction between the triazolyl-pyridine ligand and Ag(I) . The coincidence that existed between the Km values extracted from the model system and the titration of 1 provided an indication of the quality and fit of the data analysis. It also allowed the calculation of the average effective molarity (EM) value for the three intramolecular processes that led to the cage assembly as 2.6?mM. Simulated speciation profiles supported the conclusion that at millimolar concentration and working under strict stoichiometric control of the silver/porphyrin ratio, the cage [Ag4 (1)2 ](4+) was the species exclusively assembled in solution. On the other hand, when the concentration of added Ag(I) was approximately 2.6?mM, 50?% of the coordination cage disassembled into open aggregates. PMID:26338089

  4. X-ray Emission Spectroscopy to Study Ligand Valence Orbitals in Mn Coordination Complexes

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    Smolentsev, Grigory; Soldatov, Alexander V; Messinger, Johannes; Merz, Kathrin; Weyhermuller, Thomas; Bergmann, Uwe; Pushkar, Yulia; Yano, Junko; Yachandra, Vittal K.; Glatzel, Pieter

    2009-03-02

    We discuss a spectroscopic method to determine the character of chemical bonding and for the identification of metal ligands in coordination and bioinorganic chemistry. It is based on the analysis of satellite lines in X-ray emission spectra that arise from transitions between valence orbitals and the metal ion 1s level (valence-to-core XES). The spectra, in connection with calculations based on density functional theory (DFT), provide information that is complementary to other spectroscopic techniques, in particular X-ray absorption (XANES and EXAFS). The spectral shape is sensitive to protonation of ligands and allows ligands, which differ only slightly in atomic number (e.g., C, N, O...), to be distinguished. A theoretical discussion of the main spectral features is presented in terms of molecular orbitals for a series of Mn model systems: [Mn(H2O)6]2+, [Mn(H2O)5OH]+, [Mn(H2O)5NH2]+, and [Mn(H2O)5NH3]2+. An application of the method, with comparison between theory and experiment, is presented for the solvated Mn2+ ion in water and three Mn coordination complexes, namely [LMn(acac)N3]BPh4, [LMn(B2O3Ph2)(ClO4)], and [LMn(acac)N]BPh4, where L represents 1,4,7-trimethyl-1,4,7-triazacyclononane, acac stands for the 2,4-pentanedionate anion, and B2O3Ph2 represents the 1,3-diphenyl-1,3-dibora-2-oxapropane-1,3-diolato dianion.

  5. The metal coordination in Ni +(CO 2) n and NiO 2+(CO 2) m complexes

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    Walker, N. R.; Grieves, G. A.; Walters, R. S.; Duncan, M. A.

    2003-10-01

    Ni +(CO 2) n and NiO 2+(CO 2) m ion-molecule complexes are mass-selected and studied with infrared photodissociation spectroscopy. Dissociation is inefficient until clusters exceed a critical size of n=4 for Ni +(CO 2) n and m=2 for NiO 2(CO 2) m+. Dissociation of larger clusters terminates at these same critical sizes. Just beyond the critical size, the infrared spectra exhibit new vibrational bands associated with ligands not coordinated to the metal. These observations indicate that the coordination of Ni + ions with respect to CO 2 binding is exactly four, and that the coordination for NiO 2+ is two CO 2 ligands, making the overall coordination around the metal the same value of four.

  6. Characterization of Ce SUP 3+-tributyl phosphate coordination complexes produced by fused droplet electrospray ionization with a target capillary

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    Gary S. Groenewold; Jean-Jacques Gaumet

    2011-12-01

    Coordination complexes containing Ce(III) and tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) in the 1+, 2+ and 3+ charge states were generated using desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) mass spectrometry, in which the analyte solutions were supplied via a target capillary orthogonally situated with respect to the electrospray. Comparison with direct electrospray (ESI) showed that the same coordination complexes were produced in each experiment, and could be described by the general formula [Ce(NO3)m=0-2(TBP)n](3-m)+. This result indicates that DESI has utility for measuring metal speciation for metal ligand solutions where the gas-phase complexes generated by ESI have been correlated with solution speciation. Such an application would be useful for analyses where it is desirable to limit the total amount of metal being handled, or that have solvent systems that are not readily amenable to ESI. Both the direct ESI and DESI mass spectra showed similar trends with respect to the TBP:Ce ratio, viz. high values tend to favor formation of a larger fraction of the 1+ species, and the 2+ and 3+ species become relatively more important as the ratio is decreased. Within individual charge state ion envelopes, lower TBP:Ce ratios produce coordination complexes with fewer ligands, a trend also seen using both approaches. These trends again point toward strong similarity between the direct ESI and DESI analyses of the metal-ligand solutions. The DESI experiments were less sensitive for measuring the coordination complexes compared to the direct ESI experiments, by a factor of 10 - 100 depending on whether minimum detectable concentration or absolute ion abundances were considered. Nevertheless, mid-picomolar quantities of coordination complexes were measured using the target capillary, indicating that sensitivity would be sufficient for measuring species in many industrial separations processes.

  7. Electronic Transitions as a Probe of Tetrahedral versus Octahedral Coordination in Nickel(II) Complexes: An Undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry Experiment.

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    Filgueiras, Carlos A. L.; Carazza, Fernando

    1980-01-01

    Discusses procedures, theoretical considerations, and results of an experiment involving the preparation of a tetrahedral nickel(II) complex and its transformation into an octahedral species. Suggests that fundamental aspects of coordination chemistry can be demonstrated by simple experiments performed in introductory level courses. (Author/JN)

  8. Identification of Copper(II) Complexes in Aqueous Solution by Electron Spin Resonance: An Undergraduate Coordination Chemistry Experiment.

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    Micera, G.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Background, procedures, and results are provided for an experiment which examines, through electron spin resonance spectroscopy, complex species formed by cupric and 2,6-dihydroxybenzoate ions in aqueous solutions. The experiment is illustrative of several aspects of inorganic and coordination chemistry, including the identification of species…

  9. COORDINATING, COMMUNICATING AND PERFORMING COMPLEX RESEARCH THAT IDENTIFIES VULNERABLE STREAM ECOSYSTEM IN THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION

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    The USEPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment (ReVA) program was created to advance the scientific basis for protecting vulnerable ecosystems at a regional scale. As a first step, the ReVa program will coordinate, communicate and perform complex research that will identify vulner...

  10. Coordination Complexes of a Neutral 1,2,4-Benzotriazinyl Radical Ligand: Synthesis, Molecular and Electronic Structures, and Magnetic Properties.

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    Morgan, Ian S; Mansikkamäki, Akseli; Zissimou, Georgia A; Koutentis, Panayiotis A; Rouzières, Mathieu; Clérac, Rodolphe; Tuononen, Heikki M

    2015-10-26

    A series of d-block metal complexes of the recently reported coordinating neutral radical ligand 1-phenyl-3-(pyrid-2-yl)-1,4-dihydro-1,2,4-benzotriazin-4-yl (1) was synthesized. The investigated systems contain the benzotriazinyl radical 1 coordinated to a divalent metal cation, Mn(II) , Fe(II) , Co(II) , or Ni(II) , with 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoroacetylacetonato (hfac) as the auxiliary ligand of choice. The synthesized complexes were fully characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility measurements, and electronic structure calculations. The complexes [Mn(1)(hfac)2 ] and [Fe(1)(hfac)2 ] displayed antiferromagnetic coupling between the unpaired electrons of the ligand and the metal cation, whereas the interaction was found to be ferromagnetic in the analogous Ni(II) complex [Ni(1)(hfac)2 ]. The magnetic properties of the complex [Co(1)(hfac)2 ] were difficult to interpret owing to significant spin-orbit coupling inherent to octahedral high-spin Co(II) metal ion. As a whole, the reported data clearly demonstrated the favorable coordinating properties of the radical 1, which, together with its stability and structural tunability, make it an excellent new building block for establishing more complex metal-radical architectures with interesting magnetic properties. PMID:26493885

  11. Coordination of tRNA transcription with export at nuclear pore complexes in budding yeast

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    Chen, Miao; Gartenberg, Marc R.

    2014-01-01

    tRNAs are encoded by RNA polymerase III-transcribed genes that reside at seemingly random intervals along the chromosomes of budding yeast. Existing evidence suggests that the genes congregate together at the nucleolus and/or centromeres. In this study, we re-examined spatial and temporal aspects of tRNA gene (tDNA) expression. We show that tDNA transcription fluctuates during cell cycle progression. In M phase, when tRNA synthesis peaks, tDNAs localize at nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Docking of a tDNA requires the DNA sequence of the contacted gene, nucleoporins Nup60 and Nup2, and cohesin. Characterization of mutants that block NPC localization revealed that docking is a consequence of elevated tDNA transcription. NPC–tDNA contact falters in the absence of the principal exportin of nascent tRNA, Los1, and genetic assays indicate that gating of tDNAs at NPCs favors cytoplasmic accumulation of functional tRNA. Collectively, the data suggest that tDNAs associate with NPCs to coordinate RNA polymerase III transcription with the nuclear export of pre-tRNA. The M-phase specificity of NPC contact reflects a regulatory mechanism that may have evolved, in part, to avoid collisions between DNA replication forks and transcribing RNA polymerase III machinery at NPCs. PMID:24788517

  12. Revealing and tuning the core, structure, properties and function of polymer micelles with lanthanide-coordination complexes.

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    Wang, Junyou; Groeneveld, Andrea; Oikonomou, Maria; Prusova, Alena; Van As, Henk; van Lent, Jan W M; Velders, Aldrik H

    2015-12-16

    Controlling self-assembly processes is of great interest in various fields where multifunctional and tunable materials are designed. We here present the versatility of lanthanide-complex-based micelles (Ln-C3Ms) with tunable coordination structures and corresponding functions (e.g. luminescence and magnetic relaxation enhancement). Micelles are prepared by charge-driven self-assembly of a polycationic-neutral diblock copolymer and anionic coordination complexes formed by Ln(iii) ions and the bis-ligand L2EO4, which contains two dipicolinic acid (DPA) ligand groups (L) connected by a tetra-ethylene oxide spacer (EO4). By varying the DPA/Ln ratio, micelles are obtained with similar size but with different stability, different aggregation numbers and different oligomeric and polymeric lanthanide(iii) coordination structures in the core. Electron microscopy, light scattering, luminescence spectroscopy and magnetic resonance relaxation experiments provide an unprecedented detailed insight into the core structures of such micelles. Concomitantly, the self-assembly is controlled such that tunable luminescence or magnetic relaxation with Eu-C3Ms, respectively, Gd-C3Ms is achieved, showing potential for applications, e.g. as contrast agents in (pre)clinical imaging. Considering the various lanthanide(iii) ions have unique electron configurations with specific physical chemical properties, yet very similar coordination chemistry, the generality of the current coordination-structure based micellar design shows great promise for development of new materials such as, e.g., hypermodal agents. PMID:26444312

  13. A Planar Three-Coordinate Vanadium(II) Complex and the Study of Terminal Vanadium Nitrides from N2: A Kinetic or Thermodynamic

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    Baik, Mu-Hyun

    A Planar Three-Coordinate Vanadium(II) Complex and the Study of Terminal Vanadium Nitrides from N2 Supporting Information ABSTRACT: We report the first mononuclear three-coordinate vanadium(II) complex with a topologically linear V(III)N2V(III) core and where each vanadium center antiferromagnetically couples to give

  14. AI Support of Teamwork for Coordinated Care of Children with Complex Ofra Amir and Barbara J. Grosz and Krzysztof Z. Gajos

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    Chen, Yiling

    AI Support of Teamwork for Coordinated Care of Children with Complex Conditions Ofra Amir University leesanders@stanford.edu Abstract Children with complex health conditions require care from a large types of medical professionals. Coordination of their care is essential for good outcomes, and extensive

  15. Pyro without Fire: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Dimeric Vanadyl Pyrophosphate Coordination Complex

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    Müller, Peter

    for this species by testing for oxidation of benzyl alcohol in air. Over the last 4 decades, there has been is coordinatively saturated. The catalytic aerobic oxidation of benzyl alcohol (ba) was used as a benchmark reaction

  16. Determination of the Formation Constants of Ternary Complexes of Uranyl and Carbonate with Alkaline Earth Metals (Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Using Anion Exchange Method

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    Brooks, Scott C; Dong, Wenming

    2006-01-01

    The formation constants of ternary complexes (MUO2(CO3)32- and M2UO2(CO3)30) of uranyl and carbonate with alkaline earth metals (M2+ denotes Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) were determined with an anion exchange method by varying the metal concentrations (0.1-5 mmol/L) at pH 8.1 and a constant ionic strength (0.1 mol/L NaNO3) under equilibrium with atmospheric CO2. The results indicate that the complexes of MUO2(CO3)32- and M2UO2(CO3)3 are simultaneously formed for Ca2+ and Ba2+, while Mg2+ and Sr2+ form only the MUO2(CO3)32- complex under our experimental conditions. The cumulative stability constants for the MUO2(CO3)32- complex obtained at I = 0 are: log 113 = 26.11 b 0.04, 27.18 b 0.06, 26.86 b 0.04, and 26.68 b 0.04 for Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+ and Ba2+, respectively. For M2UO2(CO3)30 the value of log 213 at I = 0 was measured to be 30.70 b 0.05 and 29.75 0.07 for Ca2+ and Ba2+, respectively. Based on the formation constants obtained in this study, speciation calculations indicate that at low Ca2+ concentration (e.g., < 2.2 mmol/L) CaUO2(CO3)32- is more important than Ca2UO2(CO3)3 and that the Ca2UO2(CO3)3 distribution increased with increasing Ca2+ concentration. Uranium sorption onto anion exchange resins is inhibited by the formation of the neutral Ca2UO2(CO3)30 species.

  17. Pro-oxidative, genotoxic and cytotoxic properties of uranyl ions.

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    Garmash, S A; Smirnova, V S; Karp, O E; Usacheva, A M; Berezhnov, A V; Ivanov, V E; Chernikov, A V; Bruskov, V I; Gudkov, S V

    2014-01-01

    It is demonstrated that hydroxyl radicals and hydrogen peroxide are formed under the action of uranyl ions in aqueous solutions containing no reducing agents. In the presence of uranyl ions, formation of 8-oxoguanine in DNA and long-lived protein radicals are observed in vitro. It is shown that the pro-oxidant properties of uranyl at micromolar concentrations mostly result from the physico-chemical nature of the compound rather than its radioactive decay. Uranyl ions lead to damage in DNA and proteins causing death of HEp-2 cells by necrotic pathway. It is revealed that the uranyl ions enhance radiation-induced oxidative stress and significantly increase a death rate of mice exposed to sublethal doses of X-rays. PMID:23312590

  18. Pillared and open-framework uranyl diphosphonates

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    Adelani, Pius O.; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

    2011-09-15

    The hydrothermal reactions of uranium trioxide, uranyl acetate, or uranyl nitrate with 1,4-benzenebisphosphonic acid in the presence of very small amount of HF at 200 deg. C results in the formation of three different uranyl diphosphonate compounds, [H{sub 3}O]{sub 2}{l_brace}(UO{sub 2}){sub 6}[C{sub 6}H{sub 4}(PO{sub 3})(PO{sub 2}OH)]{sub 2}[C{sub 6}H{sub 4}(PO{sub 2}OH){sub 2}]{sub 2}[C{sub 6}H{sub 4}(PO{sub 3}){sub 2}]{r_brace}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} (Ubbp-1), [H{sub 3}O]{sub 4}{l_brace}(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}[C{sub 6}H{sub 4}(PO{sub 3}){sub 2}]{sub 2}F{sub 4}{r_brace}.H{sub 2}O (Ubbp-2), and {l_brace}(UO{sub 2})[C{sub 6}H{sub 2}F{sub 2}(PO{sub 2}OH){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){r_brace}{sub 2}.H{sub 2}O (Ubbp-3). The crystal structures of these compounds were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction experiments. Ubbp-1 consists of UO{sub 7} pentagonal bipyramids that are bridged by the phosphonate moieties to form a three-dimensional pillared structure. Ubbp-2 is composed of UO{sub 5}F{sub 2} pentagonal bipyramids that are bridged through the phosphonate oxygen atoms into one-dimensional chains that are cross-linked by the phenyl spacers into a pillared structure. The structure of Ubbp-3 is a three-dimensional open-framework with large channels containing water molecules with internal dimensions of approximately 10.9x10.9 A. Ubbp-1 and Ubbp-2 fluoresce at room temperature. - Graphical Abstract: Illustration of the three-dimensional open-framework structure of {l_brace}(UO{sub 2})[C{sub 6}H{sub 2}F{sub 2}(PO{sub 2}OH){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){r_brace}{sub 2}.H{sub 2}O viewed along the c-axis. The structure is constructed from UO{sub 7} units, pentagonal bipyramids=green, oxygen=red, phosphorus=magenta, carbon=black, hydrogen=white. Highlights: > The influence of the uranyl salt anions and pH were critically examined in relation to structural variation. > The acetate and nitrate counter ions of uranyl may be acting as structure directing agents. > The use of rigid phenyl spacer yield a three-dimensional network of pillared structures of uranyl diphosphonates that fluoresce. > The fluorination of the phenyl ring under hydrothermal condition. > The large voids in this structure are suggestive of potential applications in sorption, separation of gases and in catalytic processes.

  19. Kinetics of triscarbonato uranyl reduction by aqueous ferrous iron: a theoretical study.

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    Wander, Matthew C F; Kerisit, Sebastien; Rosso, Kevin M; Schoonen, Martin A A

    2006-08-10

    Uranium is a pollutant whose mobility is strongly dependent on its oxidation state. While U(VI) in the form of the uranyl cation is readily reduced by a range of natural reductants, by contrast complexation of uranyl by carbonate greatly reduces its reduction potential and imposes increased electron transfer (ET) distances. Very little is known about the elementary processes involved in uranium reduction from U(VI) to U(V) to U(IV) in general. In this study, we examine the theoretical kinetics of ET from ferrous iron to triscarbonato uranyl in aqueous solution. A combination of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and density functional theory (DFT) electronic structure calculations is employed to compute the parameters that enter into Marcus' ET model, including the thermodynamic driving forces, reorganization energies, and electronic coupling matrix elements. MD simulations predict that two ferrous iron atoms will bind in an inner-sphere fashion to the three-membered carbonate ring of triscarbonato uranyl, forming the charge-neutral ternary Fe(2)UO(2)(CO(3))(3)(H(2)O)(8) complex. Through a sequential proton-coupled electron-transfer mechanism (PCET), the first ET step converting U(VI) to U(V) is predicted by DFT to occur with an electronic barrier that corresponds to a rate on the order of approximately 1 s(-1). The second ET step converting U(V) to U(IV) is predicted to be significantly endergonic. Therefore, U(V) is a stabilized end product in this ET system, in agreement with experiment. PMID:16884201

  20. Stark ionization in dc and ac fields: An L2 complex-coordinate approach

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    Maquet, A.; Chu, Shih-I; Reinhardt, William P.

    1983-06-01

    A finite-dimensional-matrix technique valid for computation of complex eigenvalues and eigenfunctions useful for discussing time evolution in both dc and ac Stark fields is presented. The complex eigenvalue parameters are those of appropriately...

  1. Merging of Healthy Motor Modules Predicts Reduced Locomotor Performance and Muscle Coordination Complexity Post-Stroke

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    Merging of Healthy Motor Modules Predicts Reduced Locomotor Performance and Muscle Coordination FE, Neptune RR, Kautz SA. Merging of healthy motor modules predicts reduced locomotor performance healthy control subjects, EMG signals from eight leg muscles were measured across a range of walking

  2. Making oxidation potentials predictable: coordination of additives applied to the electronic fine tuning of an iron(II) complex.

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    Haslinger, Stefan; Kück, Jens W; Hahn, Eva M; Cokoja, Mirza; Pöthig, Alexander; Basset, Jean-Marie; Kühn, Fritz E

    2014-11-01

    This work examines the impact of axially coordinating additives on the electronic structure of a bioinspired octahedral low-spin iron(II) N-heterocyclic carbene (Fe-NHC) complex. Bearing two labile trans-acetonitrile ligands, the Fe-NHC complex, which is also an excellent oxidation catalyst, is prone to axial ligand exchange. Phosphine- and pyridine-based additives are used for substitution of the acetonitrile ligands. On the basis of the resulting defined complexes, predictability of the oxidation potentials is demonstrated, based on a correlation between cyclic voltammetry experiments and density functional theory calculated molecular orbital energies. Fundamental insights into changes of the electronic properties upon axial ligand exchange and the impact on related attributes will finally lead to target-oriented manipulation of the electronic properties and consequently to the effective tuning of the reactivity of bioinspired systems. PMID:25333790

  3. Raman spectra and normal coordinate analyses of low-frequency vibrations of oxo-bridged manganese complexes.

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    Cua, Agnes; Vrettos, John S; de Paula, Julio C; Brudvig, Gary W; Bocian, David F

    2003-04-01

    The active sites of certain metalloenzymes involved in oxygen metabolism, such as manganese catalase and the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II, contain micro -oxo-bridged Mn clusters with ligands that include H(2)O and micro (1,3)-carboxylato bridges provided by protein side chains. In order to understand better the vibrational spectra of such clusters, the low-frequency resonance Raman spectra of a series of structurally characterized Mn-oxo model complexes were examined. The series includes complexes of the type [Mn(2)(O)(OAc)(2)(bpy)(2)(L)(2)] and [Mn(2)(O)(2)(OAc)(bpy)(2)(L)(2)], where bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, OAc=acetate and L=H(2)O or Cl(-). Complexes containing the isotopomers OAc- d(3) and D(2)O, as well as those containing both isotopomers, were also examined. Normal coordinate analyses (NCA) were performed on the various complexes using theGF matrix method. Selected vibrational modes in the 200-600 cm(-1) region were assigned based on the spectra and NCA, which identify vibrational modes arising from the metal-ligand bonds. These results will be useful in interpreting the vibrational spectra obtained from metalloproteins containing Mn-oxo complexes in their active sites. PMID:12761665

  4. Synthesis, spectroscopic, coordination and biological activities of some organometallic complexes derived from thio-Schiff base ligands

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    Abou-Hussein, Azza A.; Linert, Wolfgang

    2014-01-01

    Two series of mono- and binuclear complexes cyclic or acyclic thio-ferocine Schiff base ligands, derived from the condensation of 2-aminobenzenthiol (L) with monoacetyl ferrocene in the molar ratio 1:1 or in the molar ratio 1:2 for diacetyl ferocine have been prepared. The condensation reactions yield the corresponding Schiff Base ligands, HLa-Maf and H2Lb-Daf. The chelation of the ligands to metal ions occurs through the sulfur of the thiol group as well as the nitrogen atoms of the azomethine group of the ligands. HLa-Maf acts as monobasic bidentate or dibasic tetradentate, while H2Lb-Daf behaves as twice negatively cargend tetradentate ligand. The structures of these ligands were elucidated by elemental analysis, infrared, ultraviolet-visible spectra, as well as 1H NMR spectra. Reactions of the Schiff bases ligands with ruthenium(III), oxovanadium(IV) and dioxouranium(VI) afforded the corresponding transition metal complexes. The properties of the newly prepared complexes were analyse by elemental analyses, infrared, electronic spectra, 1H NMR as well as the magnetic susceptibility and conductivity measurement. The metal complexes exhibits different geometrical arrangements such as octahedral and square pyramidal coordination. Schiff base ligands and their metal complexes were tested against two pathogenic bacteria as Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as one kind of fungi to study their biological activity. All the complexes exhibit antibacterial and antifungal activities against these organisms.

  5. Phosphate coordination and movement of DNA in the Tn5 synaptic complex: role of the (R)YREK motif

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    Klenchin, Vadim A.; Czyz, Agata; Goryshin, Igor Y.; Gradman, Richard; Lovell, Scott; Rayment, Ivan; Reznikoff, William S.

    2009-01-15

    Bacterial DNA transposition is an important model system for studying DNA recombination events such as HIV-1 DNA integration and RAG-1-mediated V(D)J recombination. This communication focuses on the role of protein-phosphate contacts in manipulating DNA structure as a requirement for transposition catalysis. In particular, the participation of the nontransferred strand (NTS) 5' phosphate in Tn5 transposition strand transfer is analyzed. The 5' phosphate plays no direct catalytic role, nonetheless its presence stimulates strand transfer {approx}30-fold. X-ray crystallography indicates that transposase-DNA complexes formed with NTS 5' phosphorylated DNA have two properties that contrast with structures formed with complexes lacking the 5' phosphate or complexes generated from in-crystal hairpin cleavage. Transposase residues R210, Y319 and R322 of the (R)YREK motif coordinate the 5' phosphate rather than the subterminal NTS phosphate, and the 5' NTS end is moved away from the 3' transferred strand end. Mutation R210A impairs the 5' phosphate stimulation. It is posited that DNA phosphate coordination by R210, Y319 and R322 results in movement of the 5' NTS DNA away from the 3'-end thus allowing efficient target DNA binding. It is likely that this role for the newly identified RYR triad is utilized by other transposase-related proteins.

  6. A new chiral uranyl phosphonate framework consisting of achiral building units generated from ionothermal reaction: structure and spectroscopy characterizations.

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    Zheng, Tao; Gao, Yang; Chen, Lanhua; Liu, Zhiyong; Diwu, Juan; Chai, Zhifang; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E; Wang, Shuao

    2015-11-01

    The ionothermal reactions of uranyl nitrate and 1,3-pbpH4 (1,3-pbpH4 = 1,3-phenylenebis(phosphonic acid) ligand in ionic liquids of [C4mim][Dbp], [C4mpyr][Br], and [Etpy][Br], respectively, afforded three new uranyl phosphonates, namely [C4mim][(UO2)2(1,3-pbpH)(1,3-pbpH)·Hmim] (1), [UO2(1,3-pbpH2)H2O·mpr] (2), and [Etpy][UO2(1,3-pbpH2)F] (3). Compound 1 exhibits a rare example of a chiral uranyl phosphonate 3D framework structure built from achiral building units of tetragonal bipyramidal uranium polyhedra and 1,3-pbp ligands. The structure adopts a network with channels extending along the b axis, which are filled with C4mim(+) and protonated 1-methylimidazole. In sharp contrast, compounds 2 & 3 both show pillared topology composed of uranyl pentagonal bipyramid polyhedra and phosphonate ligands. The layers are neutral in compound 2 with N-methylpyrrole molecules in the interlayer space, while compound 3 adopts anionic layer, and the charge is compensated with N-ethyl-pyridinium cations between the layers. Although compounds 1, 2, and 3 were synthesized under identical conditions with sole variation of the ionic liquid species, the resulting structures show a rich diversity in the local coordination environment of uranyl ions, the protonation of the phosphonate ligand, the conformation of ionic liquid ions, and the overall arrangement of the structure. All compounds were characterized by absorption, temperature dependent fluorescence, as well as infrared and Raman spectroscopies. PMID:26419426

  7. Copper(II) Complexes of Cyclams Containing Nitrophenyl Substituents: Push-Pull Behavior and Scorpionate Coordination of the Nitro Group.

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    Boiocchi, Massimo; Ciarrocchi, Carlo; Fabbrizzi, Luigi; Licchelli, Maurizio; Mangano, Carlo; Poggi, Antonio; Vázquez López, Miguel

    2015-11-01

    The three nitrophenyl-cyclam derivatives (nitrocyclams): 1-(4-nitrophenyl)-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane (2), 1-(2-nitrophenyl)-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane (3), and 1-(2,4-dinitrophenyl)-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane (4), in an MeCN solution, specifically incorporate the Cu(II) ion according to an irreversible process signaled by disappearance of the yellow color for a concentration c < 1 × 10(-4) M and by a yellow-to-red color change for c ? 1 × 10(-3), and must be considered efficient and specific dosimeters of copper(II) salts. When present in the ortho position of the nitrophenyl substituent, the -NO2 group coordinates the Cu(II) according to a scorpionate mode, while the metallocyclam system exhibits a trans-I configuration. In an MeCN solution the red trans-I-[Cu(II)(3)](2+) and trans-I-[Cu(II)(4)](2+) scorpionate complexes slowly convert into the violet trans-III scorpionate complexes. Kinetic aspects of the trans-I-to-trans-III configurational rearrangement were investigated in detail for the [Cu(II)(4)](2+) system. In particular, the conversion is spectacularly accelerated by catalytic amounts of Cl(-), NCO(-), and F(-). While for Cl(-) and NCO(-) the effect can be associated with the capability of the anion to stabilize through coordination a possible dissociative intermediate, the amazingly powerful effect of F(-) must be related to the preliminary deprotonation of one N-H fragment of the macrocycle, driven by the formation of the HF2(-) ion. Most of the metal complex species studied in solution were isolated in a crystalline form, and their molecular structures were elucidated through X-ray diffraction studies. This study documents the first examples of effective metal coordination by the nitro group. PMID:26468764

  8. Metallochain cluster complexes and metallomacrocyclic triangles based on coordination bonds between palladium or platinum and diphosphinoacetylene ligands.

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    Baumgartner, Thomas; Huynh, Keith; Schleidt, Silvia; Lough, Alan J; Manners, Ian

    2002-10-18

    To explore the potential of the coordination chemistry of Pd and Pt halides with phosphinoacetylene ligands for the generation of novel, highly metallated organometallic coordination polymers, investigations on model compounds [MX2(PPh2 C identical to CPh)2] that exhibit trans-configured Pd centers and cis-configured Pt centers have been performed. The molecular structure of the trans-Pd complexes 2 (M = Pd, X = Br) and 5 (M = Pd, X = I) appeared suitable for the generation of linear materials, whereas the cis-Pt complex 6 (M = Pt, X = I) suggested the prospective formation of ring systems. The presence of acetylene moieties allowed for further increase of metal concentration by cluster formation with [Co2(CO)8]. Two novel bimetal cluster complexes 7 and 8 were obtained from 5 and 6, respectively, and these exhibit a bridging iodine ligand as an interesting structural motif leading to heterocyclic systems with M-I-Co-C-P skeletons (M = Pd or Pt). A similar approach with [Fe2(CO)9] led to the formation of several products, including an unusual Pd-Fe cluster-containing compound 10. The extension of the coordination strategy to rigid bis(phosphinoacetylene) ligands gave rise to strained ring systems. Surprisingly, for the cis-configured PtCl2 center, a rarely observed triangular structure 12 was obtained exclusively. The corresponding PtI2 analog, 13a rearranged over time to form a "ring-fused" system 13b with an extended BINAP-like ligand. PMID:12362399

  9. Determination of uranyl incorporation into biogenic manganese oxides using X-ray absorption spectroscopy and scattering

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    Webb, S.M.; Fuller, C.C.; Tebo, B.M.; Bargar, J.R.

    2006-01-01

    Biogenic manganese oxides are common and an important source of reactive mineral surfaces in the environment that may be potentially enhanced in bioremediation cases to improve natural attenuation. Experiments were performed in which the uranyl ion, UO22+ (U(VI)), at various concentrations was present during manganese oxide biogenesis. At all concentrations, there was strong uptake of U onto the oxides. Synchrotron-based extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies were carried out to determine the molecular-scale mechanism by which uranyl is incorporated into the oxide and how this incorporation affects the resulting manganese oxide structure and mineralogy. The EXAFS experiments show that at low concentrations (2 mol % U, >4 ??M U(VI) in solution), the presence of U(VI) affects the stability and structure of the Mn oxide to form poorly ordered Mn oxide tunnel structures, similar to todorokite. EXAFS modeling shows that uranyl is present in these oxides predominantly in the tunnels of the Mn oxide structure in a tridentate complex. Observations by XRD corroborate these results. Structural incorporation may lead to more stable U(VI) sequestration that may be suitable for remediation uses. These observations, combined with the very high uptake capacity of the Mn oxides, imply that Mn-oxidizing bacteria may significantly influence dissolved U(VI) concentrations in impacted waters via sorption and incorporation into Mn oxide biominerals. ?? 2006 American Chemical Society.

  10. Modeling the magnetic properties of lanthanide complexes: relationship of the REC parameters with Pauling electronegativity and coordination number.

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    Baldoví, José J; Gaita-Ariño, Alejandro; Coronado, Eugenio

    2015-07-28

    In a previous study, we introduced the Radial Effective Charge (REC) model to study the magnetic properties of lanthanide single ion magnets. Now, we perform an empirical determination of the effective charges (Zi) and radial displacements (Dr) of this model using spectroscopic data. This systematic study allows us to relate Dr and Zi with chemical factors such as the coordination number and the electronegativities of the metal and the donor atoms. This strategy is being used to drastically reduce the number of free parameters in the modeling of the magnetic and spectroscopic properties of f-element complexes. PMID:26105010

  11. Uranyl Solvation by a Three-Dimensional Reference Interaction Site Model.

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    Matveev, Alexei; Li, Bo; Rösch, Notker

    2015-08-13

    We report an implementation of the three-dimensional reference interaction site model (3D RISM) that in particular addresses the treatment of the long-range Coulomb field of charged species, represented by point charges and/or a distributed charge density. A comparison of 1D and 3D results for atomic ions demonstrates a reasonable accuracy, even for a moderate size of the unit cell and a moderate grid resolution. In an application to uranyl complexes with 4-6 explicit aqua ligands and an implicit bulk solvent modeled by RISM, we show that the 3D technique is not susceptible to the deficiencies of the 1D technique exposed in our previous work [Li, Matveev, Krüger, Rösch, Comp. Theor. Chem. 2015, 1051, 151]. The 3D method eliminates the artificial superposition of explicit aqua ligands and the RISM medium and predicts essentially the same values for uranyl and uranyl-water bond lengths as a state-of-the-art polarizable continuum model. With the first solvation shell treated explicitly, the observables are nearly independent of the order of the closure relationship used when solving the set of integral equations for the various distribution functions. Furthermore, we calculated the activation barrier of water exchange with a hybrid approach that combines the 3D RISM model for the bulk aqueous solvent and a quantum mechanical description (at the level of electronic density functional theory) of uranyl interacting with explicitly represented water molecules. The calculated result agrees very well with experiment and the best theoretical estimates. PMID:26167741

  12. Solvent effect on the optical property of uranyl acetylacetonate monohydrate

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    Pradhan, Mukul; Basu, Mrinmoyee; Sarkar, Sougata; Sinha, Arun Kumar; Pal, Tarasankar

    2011-01-01

    The lability of the [UO 2(acac) 2H 2O] complex has been exploited to decipher solvent composition of a medium. Successive blue shift of the ?-?* band ( ?max = 282 nm) is observed due to alcohol substitution of increasing chain length in place of water. This observation helps to quantify the chain lengths of normal alcohol. The result has been accounted theoretically. However, in non-coordinating solvent, irregular red shift of the ?-?* band is observed because of the molecular complexity. Again, charge transfer (CT) band at 211 nm has been identified employing polar-polar and polar coordinating-non-coordinating solvent systems.

  13. Solvent effect on the optical property of uranyl acetylacetonate monohydrate.

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    Pradhan, Mukul; Basu, Mrinmoyee; Sarkar, Sougata; Sinha, Arun Kumar; Pal, Tarasankar

    2011-01-01

    The lability of the [UO2(acac)2H2O] complex has been exploited to decipher solvent composition of a medium. Successive blue shift of the ?-?* band (?max=282 nm) is observed due to alcohol substitution of increasing chain length in place of water. This observation helps to quantify the chain lengths of normal alcohol. The result has been accounted theoretically. However, in non-coordinating solvent, irregular red shift of the ?-?* band is observed because of the molecular complexity. Again, charge transfer (CT) band at 211 nm has been identified employing polar-polar and polar coordinating-non-coordinating solvent systems. PMID:21030297

  14. Thermodynamic properties of autunite, uranyl hydrogen phosphate, and uranyl orthophosphate from solubility and calorimetric measurements

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    Gorman-Lewis, Drew; Shareva, Tatiana; kubatko, Karrie-Ann; burns, Peter; Wellman, Dawn M.; McNamara, Bruce K.; szymanowski, jennifer; Navrotsky, Alexandra; Fein, Jeremy B.

    2009-10-01

    In this study, we use solubility and oxide melt solution calorimetry measurements to determine the thermodynamic properties of the uranyl phosphate phases autunite (abbreviated: CaUP), uranyl hydrogen phosphate (HUP), and uranyl orthophosphate (UP). Solubility measurements from both supersaturated and undersaturated conditions, as well as under different pH conditions, rigorously demonstrate attainment of equilibrium and yield well-constrained solubility product values of -48.36 (-0.03 /+ 0.03), -13.17 (-0.11 / +0.07), and -49.36 (-0.04 / +0.02) for CaUP, HUP, and UP, respectively. We use the solubility data to calculate standard state Gibbs free energies of formation for all phases (-7630.61 ± 9.69, -3072.27 ± 4.76, and -6138.95 ± 12.24 kJ mol-1 for CaUP, HUP, and UP, respectively), and calorimetry data to calculate standard state enthalpies of formation of -3223.22 ± 4.00 and -7001.01 ± 15.10 kJ mol-1 for HUP and UP, respectively. Combining these results allows us also to calculate the standard state entropies of formation of -506.54 ± 10.48 and -2893.12 ± 19.44 kJ mol-1 K-1 for HUP and UP phases, respectively. The results from this study are part of a combined effort to develop reliable and internally consistent thermodynamic data for environmentally relevant uranyl minerals. Data such as these are required in order to optimize and quantitatively assess the effect of phosphate amendment remediation technologies for uranium contaminated systems.

  15. Assessment of accidental intakes of uranyl acetylacetonate (UAA)

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    Fisher, D.R.; Briant, J.K.

    1993-12-01

    Uranyl acetylacetonate (UAA) is an organic complex of uranium used for military applications as a chemical catalyst in high explosives. It is prepared from depleted uranium metal (in lots of 5 kg to 7 kg) by dissolution in nitric acid, neutralization, and complexation with 2,4-pentanedione; the precipitate is dissolved in benzene and recrystallized, dried, ground, and packaged. About six workers at a small chemical company were exposed over a period of time to UAA powders during routine preparation and packaging of the uranium catalyst. The dissolution characteristics of the inhaled material were unknown and could not be determined from the published scientific literature. A 1.05-g sample of UAA powder was obtained from the responsible regulatory authority for further study to determine its chemical composition, and for dissolution in simulated lung fluid. We found the solubility of UAA to be equivalent to a mixture of 52% ICRP class D and 48% ICRP class W material. The annual limit on intake and the derived air concentration for radiological protection were estimated from this result for airborne exposure to UAA. A recycling biokinetic model was used to estimate both material-specific variations in urinary excretion rates and lung retention with time after accidental intakes. This study provides new information for evaluating future exposures to UAA.

  16. Coordination of 1,4-Diazabutadiene Ligands to Decamethylytterbocene: Additional Examples of Spin Coupling in Ytterbocene Complexes

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    Andersen, Richard; Walter, Marc D.; Berg, David J.; Andersen, Richard A.

    2006-11-04

    The paramagnetic 1:1 coordination complexes of (C5Me5)2Yb with a series of diazabutadiene ligands, RN=C(R')C(R')=NR, where R= CMe3, CHMe2, adamantyl, p-tolyl, p-anisyl, and mesityl when R'=H, and R= p-anisyl when R'= Me, have been prepared. The complexes are paramagnetic, but their magnetic moments are less than expected for the two uncoupled spin carriers, (C5Me5)2Yb(III, 4f13) and the diazabutadiene radical anions (S=1/2), which implies exchange coupling between the spins. The variable temperature 1H NMR spectra show that rotation about the R-N bond is hindered and these barriers are estimated. The barriers are largely determined by steric effects but electronic effects are not unimportant.

  17. Dynamic Resectorization and Coordination Technology: An Evaluation of Air Traffic Control Complexity

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    Brinton, Christopher R.

    1996-01-01

    The work described in this report is done under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to support the Advanced Air Transportation Technology (AATR) program. The goal of this program is to contribute to and accelerate progress in Advanced Air Transportation Technologies. Wyndemere Incorporated is supporting this goal by studying the complexity of the Air Traffic Specialist's role in maintaining the safety of the Air Transportation system. It is envisioned that the implementation of Free Flight may significantly increase the complexity and difficulty of maintaining this safety. Wyndemere Incorporated is researching potential methods to reduce this complexity. This is the final report for the contract.

  18. Oxidation state delineation via U L(III)-edge XANES in a series of isostructural uranium coordination complexes.

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    Kosog, Boris; La Pierre, Henry S; Denecke, Melissa A; Heinemann, Frank W; Meyer, Karsten

    2012-07-16

    We present an X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) study of a series of uranium coordination complexes that possess nearly identical first coordination spheres and geometries in a range of oxidation states from U(III) to U(VI). These compounds were obtained through the activation of small molecules, such as ketones, azides, and carbon dioxide, and upon oxidation of a high-valent U(V)?O to [U(VI)?O](+). Most of the compounds have been reported previously. All of them are fully characterized and their oxidation states have been confirmed by various spectroscopic methods (SQUID, (1)H NMR, and UV/vis/near-IR). Each uranium complex consists of a triazacyclononane anchor bearing three aryloxide side arms with bulky tert-butyl (t-Bu) or adamantyl (Ad) ortho substituents. All complexes have approximate C(3) symmetry and possess an axial cavity that is either empty (U(III)) or occupied by a seventh ligand, namely, terminal oxygen (U(V) and U(VI)) or an oxygen-containing ligand (U(IV)). The only exception is [(((t-Bu)ArO)(3)tacnU(VI)(O)][SbF(6)], which is the rare case of a complex that shows a strong inverse trans influence. The determined correlation between the uranium oxidation state and the U L(III)-edge XANES absorption in this series includes a single terminal oxo ligand bonded uranium(V,VI), for which data are essentially nonexistent. The correct assignment of the uranium valence in a U(IV)-L(•-) compound (L(•-) = ketyl radical) is shown to be only possible by a comparison to structurally similar compounds. PMID:22765506

  19. Polymer complexes: XLXII-interplay of coordination ?-? stacking and hydrogen bonding in supramolecular assembly of [sulpha drug derivatives-N,S:N,O] complexes

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    El-Sonbati, A. Z.; Diab, M. A.; El-Halawany, M. M.; Salam, N. E.

    2010-11-01

    A novel series of nickel(II) polymer complexes of 5-sulphadiazineazo-3-phenylamino-2-thio-4-thiazolidinone (HL 1), 5-sulphamethazine-3-phenylamino-2-thioxo-4-thiazolidinone (HL 2), 5-sulphamethoxazole-3-phenylamino-2-thioxo-4-thiazolidinone (HL 3), 5-sulphacetamide-3-phenyl-2-thioxo-4-thiazolidinone (HL 4) and 5-sulphaguanidine-3-phenylamino-2-thioxo-4-thiazolidinone (HL 5) were prepared and characterized. IR spectra show that HL n ( n = 1-5) is coordinated to the metal ion in a neutral tetradentate manner with NSNO donor sites of NH (hydrazone's), NH (3-phenylamine), carbonyl group and Ph-NH. The title [Ni 3(HL n) 2(?-OAc) 2(OAc) 4] n consists of three Ni(II) atoms linked by interchain ?-? interaction are observed between aromatic rings of two ligands (HL n) which are further doubly bridged two adjacent nickel atoms by acetate group. The geometrical structures of these complexes are found to be octahedral. The nature of bonding and the stereochemistry of the complexes have been deduced from elemental analyses, thermal, infrared, 1H NMR, electronic spectra, magnetic susceptibility and conductivity measurements. The richness of electronic spectral in these complexes is also supporting evidence for the trinuclearity of the Ni(II) polymer complexes.

  20. Complexation of Lanthanides with Nitrate at Variable Temperatures: Thermodynamics and Coordination Modes

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    Rao, Linfeng; Tian, Guoxin

    2008-12-10

    Complexation of neodymium(III) with nitrate was studied at variable temperatures (25, 40, 55 and 70 C) by spectrophotometry and microcalorimetry. The NdNO{sub 3}{sup 2+} complex is weak and becomes slightly stronger as the temperature is increased. The enthalpy of complexation at 25 C was determined by microcalorimetry to be small and positive, (1.5 {+-} 0.2) kJ {center_dot} mol{sup -1}, in good agreement with the trend of the stability constant at variable temperatures. Luminescence emission spectra and lifetime of Eu(III) in nitrate solutions suggest that inner-sphere and bidentate complexes form between trivalent lanthanides (Nd{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+}) and nitrate in aqueous solutions. Specific Ion Interaction approach (SIT) was used to obtain the stability constants of NdNO{sub 3}{sup 2+} at infinite dilution and variable temperatures.

  1. Periodic density functional theory investigation of the uranyl ion sorption on the TiO2 rutile (110) face.

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    Perron, Hadrien; Domain, Christophe; Roques, Jérôme; Drot, Romuald; Simoni, Eric; Catalette, Hubert

    2006-08-21

    Periodic density functional theory calculations have been performed in order to study the uranyl ion sorption on the TiO2 rutile (110) face. From experimental measurements, two uranyl surface complexes have been observed and the two corresponding sorption sites have been identified. However, from a crystallographic point of view, three different sorption sites can be considered on this face. The corresponding three surface bidentate complexes were modeled and optimized, and their relative energies were calculated. Only 5 kJ/mol separates the two most stable structures, which correspond to the experimental ones. The third surface complex is nearly 10 kJ/mol less stable, in agreement with the fact that it was not observed experimentally. PMID:16903702

  2. Aging induced loss of complexity and dedifferentiation: consequences for coordination dynamics within and between brain, muscular and behavioral levels

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    Sleimen-Malkoun, Rita; Temprado, Jean-Jacques; Hong, S. Lee

    2014-01-01

    Growing evidence demonstrates that aging not only leads to structural and functional alterations of individual components of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system (NMSS) but also results in a systemic re-organization of interactions within and between the different levels and functional domains. Understanding the principles that drive the dynamics of these re-organizations is an important challenge for aging research. The present Hypothesis and Theory paper is a contribution in this direction. We propose that age-related declines in brain and behavior that have been characterized in the literature as dedifferentiation and the loss of complexity (LOC) are: (i) synonymous; and (ii) integrated. We argue that a causal link between the aforementioned phenomena exists, evident in the dynamic changes occurring in the aging NMSS. Through models and methods provided by a dynamical systems approach to coordination processes in complex living systems, we: (i) formalize operational hypotheses about the general principles of changes in cross-level and cross-domain interactions during aging; and (ii) develop a theory of the aging NMSS based on the combination of the frameworks of coordination dynamics (CD), dedifferentiation, and LOC. Finally, we provide operational predictions in the study of aging at neural, muscular, and behavioral levels, which lead to testable hypotheses and an experimental agenda to explore the link between CD, LOC and dedifferentiation within and between these different levels. PMID:25018731

  3. A novel hemilabile calix[4],quinoline-based P,N-ligand: coordination chemistry and complex characterisation.

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    Marson, Angelica; Ernsting, Johanneke E; Lutz, Martin; Spek, Anthony L; van Leeuwen, Piet W N M; Kamer, Paul C J

    2009-01-28

    The synthesis of the calix[4]arene-based P,N-ligand 3 (5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25-[(2-quinolylmethyl)oxy]-26,27,28-(mu3-phosphorustrioxy)calix[4]arene), in which the nitrogen atom-containing moiety has been introduced at the lower rim of the cavity prior to P-functionalisation, is described and its coordination properties investigated. In the crystal structure, the calix[4]-cavity adopts a cone conformation with an exo orientation of the phosphorus lone pair enabling P-N chelation. 1H, 13C, 31P and 1H{15N} HMQC NMR spectra indicated that, in complexes [PdCl(CH3)(3)] (4) and [Rh(CO)Cl(3)] (5), ligand 3 coordinates in a chelating fashion, while in cis-[PtC12(3)2] (6) and [Rh(acac)(CO)(3)] (7) it behaves as a monodentate ligand, coordinating via the phosphorus atom only. X-Ray crystal structure determinations were performed for [PdCl(CH3)(3)] (4) and cis-[PtCl2(3)2] (6). The cationic Pd complex [Pd(CH3)(CH3CN)(3)][PF5] (8) was found to be active in a CO/ethylene copolymerisation reaction. Good selectivities were observed for the Pd-catalysed allylic alkylation of cinnamyl acetate with in situ prepared catalysts. [Rh(acac)(CO)2] modified with ligand 3 catalyses the hydroformylation of 1-octene with low selectivities towards linear aldehydes. High-pressure NMR experiments on the hydrido carbonyl rhodium(3) were inconclusive, different species were formed. PMID:19378555

  4. Association of uranyl with the cell wall of Pseudomonas fluorescens inhibits metabolism

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    Bencheikh-Latmani, Rizlan; Leckie, James O.

    2003-11-01

    Citric acid is found along with uranyl in the subsurface of former nuclear facilities because of its use as a decontamination agent in the nuclear industry. Citrate's metal chelating properties affect the mobility of uranyl in the subsurface and consequently, citrate biodegradation may significantly impact uranyl fate and transport. Under the non-growth conditions considered, low (micromolar) uranyl concentrations inhibit the biodegradation of citrate by Pseudomonas fluorescens, a common subsurface denitrifying bacterium. Additionally, uranyl is found readily associated with the cell envelope of P. fluorescens. The observed inhibition appears to be linked to the binding of uranyl to the cell surface and is reversible by desorbing cell-bound uranyl. This study establishes a link between uranyl association with the cell surface and the observed inhibitory effect of uranyl on cell metabolism.

  5. Uranyl phthalocyanines show promise in the treatment of brain tumors

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    Frigerio, N. A.

    1967-01-01

    Processes synthesize sulfonated and nonsulfonated uranyl phthalocyanines for application in neutron therapy of brain tumors. Tests indicate that the compounds are advantageous over the previously used boron and lithium compounds.

  6. Synthesis, structures and properties of a series of manganese coordination complexes constructed from dicarboxylic fluorene derivatives

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    Li Xing; Zhao Xiuhua; Bing Yue; Zha Meiqin; Xie Hongzhen; Guo Zhiyong

    2013-01-15

    Assembly reactions of 9,9-diethylfluorene-2,7-dicarboxylic acid (H{sub 2}DFDC) and Mn(CH{sub 3}COO){sub 2}{center_dot}4H{sub 2}O or MnCl{sub 2}{center_dot}4H{sub 2}O by tuning of various secondary ligands such as 2,2 Prime -bipyridine (2,2 Prime -bpy), 4,4 Prime -bipyridine (4,4 Prime -bpy) or 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane) (bpp), gave rise to four complexes {l_brace} [Mn{sub 2}(DFDC){sub 2}(DMF){sub 2}]{center_dot}H{sub 2}O{r_brace} {sub n} (1), [Mn(DFDC)(2,2 Prime -bpy)]{sub n} (2), {l_brace} [Mn{sub 2}(DFDC){sub 2}(4,4 Prime -bpy){sub 2}]{center_dot}2CH{sub 3}OH{r_brace} {sub n} (3), and {l_brace} [Mn{sub 4}(DFDC){sub 4}(bpp){sub 2}(CH{sub 3}OH){sub 3} (H{sub 2}O){sub 3}]{center_dot}3(CH{sub 3}OH){center_dot}3(H{sub 2}O){r_brace} {sub n} (4). Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveal that complex 1 is three dimensional structure with rhombic channels filled by guest water molecules; 2 presents a close-packed structure with high thermal stability; 3 exhibits a three dimensional framework with micro-porous channels filled by guest methanol molecules and 4 is a two-dimensional structure. The photoluminescent properties of 1-4 have been studied, respectively, showing that the Mn(II) ions, accessorial organic ligands or crystal structures exert important influences on the photoluminescence emissions of H{sub 2}DFDC ligands. Thermogravimetric analysis show that the complexes have remarkably high thermal stability. Magnetic susceptibility measurements have been finished and discussed for the complexes. - Graphical abstract: Assembly of 9,9-diethylfluorene-2,7-dicarboxylic acid and Mn(II) salts by tuning of various accessorial ligands resulted in four manganese complexes with different topological frameworks. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Four manganese complexes based on 9,9-diethylfluorene-2,7-dicarboxylic acid were obtained. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The complexes were structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The complexes 1-4 display different topological structures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermogravimetric analysis show the complexes have remarkably high thermal stability.

  7. CORVET and HOPS tethering complexes - coordinators of endosome and lysosome fusion.

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    Balderhaar, Henning J kleine; Ungermann, Christian

    2013-03-15

    Protein and lipid transport along the endolysosomal system of eukaryotic cells depends on multiple fusion and fission events. Over the past few years, the molecular constituents of both fission and fusion machineries have been identified. Here, we focus on the mechanism of membrane fusion at endosomes, vacuoles and lysosomes, and in particular on the role of the two homologous tethering complexes called CORVET and HOPS. Both complexes are heterohexamers; they share four subunits, interact with Rab GTPases and soluble NSF attachment protein receptors (SNAREs) and can tether membranes. Owing to the presence of specific subunits, CORVET is a Rab5 effector complex, whereas HOPS can bind efficiently to late endosomes and lysosomes through Rab7. Based on the recently described overall structure of the HOPS complex and a number of in vivo and in vitro analyses, important insights into their function have been obtained. Here, we discuss the general function of both complexes in yeast and in metazoan cells in the context of endosomal biogenesis and maturation. PMID:23645161

  8. Physicochemical conditions of formation of uranyl phosphate ore mineralization

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    Zhil'tsova, I.G.; Polypanov, L.I.; Shmariovich, E.M.; Perlina, S.A.

    1986-07-01

    The solubility products of synthetic uranyl phosphates (H-autunite, Ga-autunite, and torbernite), as well as the Gibbs free energy of these minerals, were determined under standard conditions. The principal modes of origin of natural uranyl phosphates are outlined. The solubility of Ga-autunite and torbernite depended largely on pH. H-autunite formed only in an ultra-acidic medium.

  9. Physical Interactions and Functional Coordination between the Core Subunits of Set1/Mll Complexes and the Reprogramming Factors

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    Yang, Zhenhua; Augustin, Jonathan; Hu, Jing; Jiang, Hao

    2015-01-01

    Differentiated cells can be reprogrammed to the pluripotent state by overexpression of defined factors, and this process is profoundly influenced by epigenetic mechanisms including dynamic histone modifications. Changes in H3K4 methylation have been shown to be the predominant activating response in the early stage of cellular reprogramming. Mechanisms underlying such epigenetic priming, however, are not well understood. Here we show that the expression of the reprogramming factors (Yamanaka factors, Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and Myc), especially Myc, directly promotes the expression of certain core subunits of the Set1/Mll family of H3K4 methyltransferase complexes. A dynamic recruitment of the Set1/Mll complexes largely, though not sufficiently in its own, explains the dynamics of the H3K4 methylation during cellular reprogramming. We then demonstrate that the core subunits of the Set1/Mll complexes physically interact with mainly Sox2 and Myc among the Yamanaka factors. We further show that Sox2 directly binds the Ash2l subunit in the Set1/Mll complexes and this binding is mediated by the HMG domain of Sox2. Functionally, we show that the Set1/Mll complex core subunits are required for efficient cellular reprogramming. We also show that Dpy30, one of the core subunits in the complexes, is required for the efficient target binding of the reprogramming factors. Interestingly, such requirement is not necessarily dependent on locus-specific H3K4 methylation. Our work provides a better understanding of how the reprogramming factors physically interact and functionally coordinate with a key group of epigenetic modulators to mediate transitions of the chromatin state involved in cellular reprogramming. PMID:26691508

  10. School Nurses and Care Coordination for Children with Complex Needs: An Integrative Review

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    McClanahan, Rachel; Weismuller, Penny C.

    2015-01-01

    Health care for students with chronic needs can be complex and specialized, resulting in fragmentation, duplication, and inefficiencies. Students who miss school due to chronic conditions lose valuable educational exposure that contributes to academic success. As health-related disabilities increase in prevalence so does the need for the…

  11. Alkane Coordination Selectivity in Hydrocarbon Activation by [TpRh(CNneopentyl)]: The Role of Alkane Complexes

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    Jones, William D.

    . K.; McMaster, A. D.; Graham, W. A. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1983, 105, 7190. (e) Jones, W. D.; Feher, F of Alkane Complexes Andrew J. Vetter, Christine Flaschenriem, and William D. Jones* Contribution from.; Bergman, R. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1982, 104, 352. (b) Hoyano, J. K.; Graham, W. A. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc

  12. NATO/PfP UNCLASSIFIED Teamwork Coordination for Realistically Complex Multi Robot Systems

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    Scerri, Paul

    .edu pscerri@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT In this paper we examine human tasks in controlling UAV teams by considering their computational complexity in the number of UAVs. This analysis suggests that controlling or following fine grained cooperation among many subteams of UAVs is the most difficult task and probably beyond human

  13. pH-Dependent Assembly and Conversions of Six Cadmium(II)-Based Coordination Complexes

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    Fang, Hua-Cai; Zhu, Ji-Qin; Zhou, Li-Jiang; Jia, Hong-Yang; Li, Shan-Shan; Gong, Xue; Li, Shu-Bin; Cai, Yue-Peng; Thallapally, Praveen K.; Liu, Jun; Exarhos, Gregory J.

    2010-05-20

    Six cadmium(II) complexes containing N2O2 donor tetradentate asymmetrical Schiff base ligand 2-{[2-(dimethylamino)ethylimino]methyl}-6-methoxyphenol (HL5), namely, [(Cd3L52Cl4)2]•CH3OH•H2O (1), [Cd(L5)Cl]2•CH3OH (2), [Cd2(HL5)Cl4]n (3), {[Cd3(H2L5)2Cl8]•2H2O}n (4), [(H2L5)2]2+•[CdCl4]2-•H2O (5), and [(H2L5)2]2+•[CdCl4]2- (6), have been synthesized using cadmium(II) chloride and asymmetrical Schiff base ligand HL5 under different pH conditions at room temperature. The diverse structures show the marked sensitivity of the structural chemistry of the tetradentate asymmetrical Schiff base ligand HL5. Complex 1 formed at pH = 10 exhibits a rare zero- dimensional structure of trinuclear cadmium (II). At pH = 8-9, a dinuclear cadmium (II) complex 2 is formed. The reaction at pH = 5-7 leads to two one-dimensional structures of 3 and 4. A further decrease of the pH to 3-5 results in a zero-dimensional structure 5. Owing to the departure of lattice water molecules in the crystal, complex 5 at room temperature can gradually undergo single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation to result complex 6. The results further show that conversions of complex 1 to 5 can also be achieved by adjusting the pH value of the reaction solution, 1?2pH=8?5pH=3 and 3?4pH=5. Comparing these experimental results, it is clear that the pH plays a crucial role in the formation of the resulting structures, which simultaneously provide very effective strategies for constructing the CdII compounds with N2O2 donor tetradentate asymmetrical Schiff base ligand. The strong fluorescent emissions of the six compounds (1-6) make them potentially useful photoactive materials. Furthermore, six Schiff base cadmium complexes (1–6), with DPPH (2,2-dipheny1-1-picrylhydrazy1) as a co-oxidant exhibited the stronger scavenging activity.

  14. Coordination modes, spectral, thermal and biological evaluation of hetero-metal copper containing 2-thiouracil complexes

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    Masoud, Mamdouh S.; Soayed, Amina A.; El-Husseiny, Amel F.

    2012-12-01

    Mononuclear copper complex [CuL(NH3)4]Cl2·0.5H2O and three new hetero-metallic complexes: [Cu2Ni(L)2(NH3)2Cl2·6H2O] 2H2O, [Cu3Co(L)4·8H2O]Cl·4·5H2O, and [Cu4Co2Ni(L)3(OH)4(NH3)Cl4·3H2O]4H2O where L is 2-thiouracil, were prepared and characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductance, room-temperature magnetic susceptibility, spectral (IR, UV-Vis and ESR) studies and thermal analyses techniques (TG, DTG and DTA). The molar conductance data revealed that [CuL(NH3)4]Cl2·0.5H2O and [Cu3Co(L)4·8H2O]Cl·4.5H2O are electrolytes, while, [Cu2Ni(L)2(NH3)2Cl2·6H2O]·2H2O and [Cu4Co2Ni(L)3(OH)4(NH3)Cl4·3H2O]4H2O are non-electrolytes. IR spectra showed, that 2-thiouracil ligand behaves as a bidentate or tetradentate ligand. The geometry around the metal atoms is octahedral in all the prepared complexes except in [Cu4Co2Ni(L)3(OH)4(NH3)Cl4·3H2O]4H2O complex where square planar environment around Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) were suggested. Thermal decomposition study of the prepared complexes was monitored by TG, DTG and DTA analyses under N2 atmosphere. The decomposition course and steps were analyzed. The order of chemical reactions (n) was calculated via the peak symmetry method and the activation parameters of the non- isothermal decomposition were computed from the thermal decomposition data. The negative values of ?S? deduced the ordered structures of the prepared complexes compared to their starting reactants. The antimicrobial activity of the prepared complexes were screened in vitro against a Gram positive, a Gram negative bacteria, a filamentous fungi and a yeast. The antimicrobial screening data showed that the studied compounds exhibited a good level of activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans but have no efficacy against Aspergillus flavus. It was observed that [Cu4Co2Ni(L)3(OH)4(NH3)Cl4·3H2O]4H2O complex showed the most intensive activity against the tested microorganisms. Trials to prepare single crystals from complexes were failed.

  15. Chelate-Thiolate-Coordinate Ligands Modulating the Configuration and Electrochemical Property of Dinitrosyliron Complexes (DNICs).

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    Yeh, Shih-Wey; Lin, Chih-Wei; Liu, Bai-Heng; Tsou, Chih-Chin; Tsai, Ming-Li; Liaw, Wen-Feng

    2015-11-01

    As opposed to the reversible redox reaction ({Fe(NO)2 }(10) reduced-form DNIC [(NO)2 Fe(S(CH2 )3 S)](2-) (1)?{Fe(NO)2 }(9) oxidized-form [(NO)2 Fe(S(CH2 )3 S)](-) ), the chemical oxidation of the {Fe(NO)2 }(10) DNIC [(NO)2 Fe(S(CH2 )2 S)](2-) (2) generates the dinuclear {Fe(NO)2 }(9) -{Fe(NO)2 }(9) complex [(NO)2 Fe(?-SC2 H4 S)2 Fe(NO)2 ](2-) (3) bridged by two terminal [SC2 H4 S](2-) ligands. On the basis of the Fe K-edge pre-edge energy and S K-edge XAS, the oxidation of complex 1 yielding [(NO)2 Fe(S(CH2 )3 S)](-) is predominantly a metal-based oxidation. The smaller S1-Fe1-S2 bond angle of 94.1(1)° observed in complex 1 (S1-Fe1-S2 88.6(1)° in complex 2), compared to the bigger bond angle of 100.9(1)° in the {Fe(NO)2 }(9) DNIC [(NO)2 Fe(S(CH2 )3 S)](-) , may be ascribed to the electron-rich {Fe(NO)2 }(10) DNIC preferring a restricted bite angle to alleviate the electronic donation of the chelating thiolate to the electron-rich {Fe(NO)2 }(10) core. The extended transition state and natural orbitals for chemical valence (ETS-NOCV) analysis on the edt-/pdt-chelated {Fe(NO)2 }(9) and {Fe(NO)2 }(10) DNICs demonstrates how two key bonding interactions, that is, a Fe?S covalent ? bond and thiolate to the Fe d?z?2 charge donation, between the chelating thiolate ligand and the {Fe(NO)2 }(9/10) core could be modulated by the backbone lengths of the chelating thiolate ligands to tune the electrochemical redox potential (E1/2 =-1.64?V for complex 1 and E1/2 =-1.33?V for complex 2) and to dictate structural rearrangement/chemical transformations (S-Fe-S bite angle and monomeric vs. dimeric DNICs). PMID:26403796

  16. Roles of Arabidopsis PARC6 in Coordination of the Chloroplast Division Complex and Negative Regulation of FtsZ Assembly.

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    Zhang, Min; Chen, Cheng; Froehlich, John E; TerBush, Allan D; Osteryoung, Katherine W

    2016-01-01

    Chloroplast division is driven by the simultaneous constriction of the inner FtsZ ring (Z ring) and the outer DRP5B ring. The assembly and constriction of these rings in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) are coordinated partly through the inner envelope membrane protein ACCUMULATION AND REPLICATION OF CHLOROPLASTS6 (ARC6). Previously, we showed that PARC6 (PARALOG OF ARC6), also in the inner envelope membrane, negatively regulates FtsZ assembly and acts downstream of ARC6 to position the outer envelope membrane protein PLASTID DIVISION1 (PDV1), which functions together with its paralog PDV2 to recruit DYNAMIN-RELATED PROTEIN 5B (DRP5B) from a cytosolic pool to the outer envelope membrane. However, whether PARC6, like ARC6, also functions in coordination of the chloroplast division contractile complexes was unknown. Here, we report a detailed topological analysis of Arabidopsis PARC6, which shows that PARC6 has a single transmembrane domain and a topology resembling that of ARC6. The newly identified stromal region of PARC6 interacts not only with ARC3, a direct inhibitor of Z-ring assembly, but also with the Z-ring protein FtsZ2. Overexpression of PARC6 inhibits FtsZ assembly in Arabidopsis but not in a heterologous yeast system (Schizosaccharomyces pombe), suggesting that the negative regulation of FtsZ assembly by PARC6 is a consequence of its interaction with ARC3. A conserved carboxyl-terminal peptide in FtsZ2 mediates FtsZ2 interaction with both PARC6 and ARC6. Consistent with its role in the positioning of PDV1, the intermembrane space regions of PARC6 and PDV1 interact. These findings provide new insights into the functions of PARC6 and suggest that PARC6 coordinates the inner Z ring and outer DRP5B ring through interaction with FtsZ2 and PDV1 during chloroplast division. PMID:26527658

  17. Spontaneous Partitioning of Californium from Curium: Curious Cases from the Crystallization of Curium Coordination Complexes.

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    Cary, Samantha K; Silver, Mark A; Liu, Guokui; Wang, Jamie C; Bogart, Justin A; Stritzinger, Jared T; Arico, Alexandra A; Hanson, Kenneth; Schelter, Eric J; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E

    2015-12-01

    The reaction of (248)CmCl3 with excess 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid (DPA) under mild solvothermal conditions results in crystallization of the tris-chelate complex Cm(HDPA)3·H2O. Approximately half of the curium remains in solution at the end of this process, and evaporation of the mother liquor results in crystallization of the bis-chelate complex [Cm(HDPA)(H2DPA)(H2O)2Cl]Cl·2H2O. (248)Cm is the daughter of the ? decay of (252)Cf and is extracted in high purity from this parent. However, trace amounts of (249,250,251)Cf are still present in all samples of (248)Cm. During the crystallization of Cm(HDPA)3·H2O and [Cm(HDPA)(H2DPA)(H2O)2Cl]Cl·2H2O, californium(III) spontaneously separates itself from the curium complexes and is found doped within crystals of DPA in the form of Cf(HDPA)3. These results add to the growing body of evidence that the chemistry of californium is fundamentally different from that of earlier actinides. PMID:26562586

  18. Iron Complexes for the Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Hydrogen: Tuning Primary and Secondary Coordination Spheres

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    Darmon, Jonathan M.; Raugei, Simone; Liu, Tianbiao L.; Hulley, Elliott B.; Weiss, Charles J.; Bullock, R. Morris; Helm, Monte L.

    2014-04-04

    A series of iron hydride complexes featuring PRNR'PR (PRNR'PR = R2PCH2N(R')CH2PR2 where R = Ph, R' = Me; R = Et, R' = Ph, Bn, Me, tBu) and cyclopentadienyl (CpX = C5H4X where X = H, C5F4N) ligands has been synthesized, characterized by NMR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and cyclic voltammetry, and examined by quantum chemistry calculations. Each compound was tested for the electrocatalytic oxidation of H2 and the most active complex, (CpC5F4N)Fe(PEtNMePEt)(H), exhibited a turnover frequency of 8.6 s-1 at 1 atm of H2 with an overpotential of 0.41 V, as measured from the half peak potential of the catalytic wave. Control complexes that do not contain pendant amine groups were also prepared and characterized, but no catalysis was observed. This work demonstrates the importance of the pendant amine in facilitating heterolytic H2 cleavage and subsequent proton movement necessary for electrocatalytic H2 oxidation. This research was supported as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy.

  19. Synthesis, crystal structure, photoluminescence property of a series of 3d-4f coordination supramolecular complexes.

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    Song, Jian; Li, Cheng-Ren; Xu, Qi; Xu, Xue-Ting; Sun, Li-Xian; Xing, Yong-Heng

    2015-11-01

    A series of 3d-4f heterobinuclear complexes were constructed by employing the 2,2'-bipy (2,2'-bipy=2,2'-bipyridine) ligand and corresponding metal ions (M(II)/Ln(III), M=Co(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II); Ln(III)=Nd(III), Sm(III), Eu(III) and Tb(III)). Elemental analyses, IR, UV-vis-NIR spectra, PXRD and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveal that complexes 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12 are isomorphous, respectively. The zero-dimensional structures are further connected to 2D or 3D supramolecular network structures via extensive intermolecular hydrogen bonds. Luminescence studies for the heterobinuclear complexes containing Sm(III), Eu(III) and Tb(III) reveal that the chromophoric composed of Zn(II)/L may efficiently sensitize the luminescence of the rare earth cations which acts as an antenna, whereas the existence of Cu(II) leads to the quenching of the luminescence of Ln(III) ions. PMID:26056981

  20. Syntheses and characterization of novel lanthanide adamantine-dicarboxylate coordination complexes

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    Li Xing; Wei Danyi; Huang Shijie; Zheng Yueqing

    2009-01-15

    Hydrothermal reactions of 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 1,3-adamantanedicarboxylic acid (H{sub 2}L) and lanthanide chlorides yielded six compounds: [Ln(L)(HL)(phen)] (Ln=Pr, 1; Nd, 2), [Ln(L)(HL)(phen)(H{sub 2}O)] (Sm, 3; Eu, 4), [Tb(L)(HL)(phen)(H{sub 2}O)]{sub 2}.2H{sub 2}O (5), [Er{sub 3}(L){sub 4}(OH)(phen)]{sub 2} (6). Compounds 1-4 are structurally featured by one-dimensional polymeric chains; 5 hold binuclear structure constructed from eight-coordinated lanthanide center LnN{sub 2}O{sub 6} of distorted bicapped trigonal prism bridged by dicarboxylate ligands; 6 shows that erbium ions are in mono and bicapped trigonal prismatic geometries, respectively, which are further connected by {mu}{sub 3}-OH to give rise to trinuclear structure. Thermogravimetric analyses of 1, 3 and 5 were performed. Fluorescent measurements of 4 and 5 were carried out, respectively. - Grapical Abstract: Hydrothermal reactions of 1,10-phenanthroline, 1,3-adamantanedicarboxylic acid and lanthanide choloride yielded a novel supramolecular architectures constructed from polyhedral LnN{sub 2}O{sub 6} of distorted bicapped trigonal prism bridged by dicarboxylate.

  1. Novel dimetal bridging carbene complexes derived from a terminal carbonyl dimetal compound. Syntheses, structures and reactivities of 7H-indene-coordinated diiron bridging carbene complexes.

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    Zhang, Lei; Sun, Jie; Zhu, Huping; Xu, Qiang; Tsumori, Nobuko; Chen, Jiabi

    2006-09-28

    Pentacarbonyl-7H-indenediiron, [Fe2(CO)5(eta3,eta5-C9H8)] (1), reacts with aryllithium, ArLi (Ar = C6H5, p-C6H5C6H4), followed by alkylation with Et3OBF4 to give novel 7H-indene-coordinated diiron bridging alkoxycarbene complexes [Fe2{mu-C(OC2H5)Ar}(CO)4(eta4,eta4-C9H8)] (2, Ar = C6H5; 3, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4). Complexes 2 and 3 react with HBF4.Et2O at low temperature to yield cationic bridging carbyne complexes [Fe2(mu-CAr)(CO)4(eta4,eta4-C9H8)]BF4 (4, Ar = C6H5; 5, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4). Cationic 4 and 5 react with NaBH4 in THF at low temperature to afford diiron bridging arylcarbene complexes [Fe2{mu-C(H)Ar}(CO)4(eta4,eta4-C9H8)] (6, Ar = C6H5; 7, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4). The similar reactions of 4 and 5 with NaSC6H4CH3-p produce the bridging arylthiocarbene complexes [Fe2{mu-C(Ar)SC6H4CH3-p}(CO)4(eta4,eta4-C9H8)] (8, Ar = C6H5; 9, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4). Cationic 4 and 5 can also react with anionic carbonylmetal compounds Na[M(CO)5(CN)] (M = Cr, Mo, W) to give the diiron bridging aryl(pentacarbonylcyanometal)carbene complexes [Fe2{mu-C(Ar)NCM(CO)5}(CO)4(eta4,eta4-C9H8)] (10, Ar = C6H5, M = Cr; 11, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4, M = Cr; 12, Ar = C6H5, M = Mo; 13, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4, M = Mo; 14, Ar = C6H5, M = W; 15, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4, M = W). Interestingly, in CH2Cl2 solution at room temperature complexes 10-15 were transformed into the isomerized 7H-indene-coordinated monoiron complexes [Fe(CO)2(eta5-C9H8)C(Ar)NCM(CO)5] (16, Ar = C6H5, M = Cr; 17, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4, M = Cr; 18, Ar = C6H5, M = Mo; 19, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4, M = Mo; 20, Ar = C6H5, M = W; 21, Ar = p-C6H5C6H4, M = W), while complex 3 was converted into a novel ring addition product [Fe2{C(OC2H5)C6H4C6H5-p-(eta2,eta5-C9H8)}(CO)5] (22) under the same conditions. The structures of complexes 2, 6, 8, 14, 18 and 22 have been established by X-ray diffraction studies. PMID:16967119

  2. C and N Hybrid Coordination Derived Co-C-N Complex as a Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction.

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    Wang, Zhong-Li; Hao, Xian-Feng; Jiang, Zheng; Sun, Xue-Ping; Xu, Dan; Wang, Jun; Zhong, Hai-Xia; Meng, Fan-Lu; Zhang, Xin-Bo

    2015-12-01

    Development of an efficient hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) catalyst composed of earth-abundant elements is scientifically and technologically important for the water splitting associated with the conversion and storage of renewable energy. Herein we report a new class of Co-C-N complex bonded carbon (only 0.22 at% Co) for HER with a self-supported and three-dimensional porous structure that shows an unexpected catalytic activity with low overpotential (212 mV at 100 mA cm(-2)) and long-term stability, better than that of most traditional-metal catalysts. Experimental observations in combination with density functional theory calculations reveal that C and N hybrid coordination optimizes the charge distribution and enhances the electron transfer, which synergistically promotes the proton adsorption and reduction kinetics. PMID:26555852

  3. Cobalt Complexes Containing Pendant Amines in the Second Coordination Sphere as Electrocatalysts for H2 Production

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    Fang, Ming; Wiedner, Eric S.; Dougherty, William G.; Kassel, W. S.; Liu, Tianbiao L.; DuBois, Daniel L.; Bullock, R. Morris

    2014-10-27

    A series of heteroleptic 17e- cobalt complexes, [CpCoII(PtBu2NPh2)](BF4), [CpC6F5CoII(PtBu2NPh2)](BF4), [CpC5F4NCoII(PtBu2NPh2)](BF4), [where P2tBuN2Ph = 1,5-diphenyl-3,7-di(tert-butyl)-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctane, CpC6F5 = C5H4(C6F5), and CpC5F4N = C5H4(C5F4N)] were synthesized, and structures of all three were determined by X-ray crystallography. Electrochemical studies showed that the CoIII/II couple of [CpC5F4NCoII(PtBu2NPh2)]+ appears 250 mV positive of the CoIII/II couple of [CpCoII(PtBu2NPh2)] as a result of the strongly electron-withdrawing perfluorpyridyl substituent on the Cp ring. Reduction of these paramagnetic CoII complexes by KC8 led to the diamagnetic 18e- complexes CpICo(PtBu2NPh2), CpC6F5CoI(PtBu2NPh2), CpC5F4NCoI(PtBu2NPh2), which were also characterized by crystallography. Protonation of these neutral CoI complexes led to the cobalt hydrides [CpCoIII(PtBu2NPh2)H](BF4), [CpC6F5CoIII(PtBu2NPh2)H](BF4), and [CpC5F4NCoIII(PtBu2NPh2)H](BF4). The cobalt hydride with the most electron-withdrawing Cp ligand, [CpC5F4NCoIII(PtBu2NPh2)H]+ is an electrocatalyst for production of H2 using 4-MeOC6H4NH3BF4 (pKaMeCN = 11.86) with a turnover frequency of 350 s-1 and an overpotential of 0.75 V. Experimental measurement of thermochemical data provided further insights into the thermodynamics of H2 elimination. This research was supported as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy.

  4. Ligand field influence on the electronic and magnetic properties of quasi-linear two-coordinate iron(II) complexes.

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    Chilton, Nicholas F; Lei, Hao; Bryan, Aimee M; Grandjean, Fernande; Long, Gary J; Power, Philip P

    2015-06-28

    The 2 to 300 K magnetic susceptibilities of Fe{N(SiMe2Ph)2}2, 1, Fe{N(SiMePh2)2}2, 2, and the diaryl complex Fe(Ar(Pr(i)4))2, 3, where Ar(Pr(i)4) is C6H3-2,6(C6H3-2,6-Pr(i)2)2 have been measured. Initial fits of these properties in the absence of an independent knowledge of their ligand field splitting have proven problematic. Ab initio calculations of the CASSCF/RASSI/SINGLE-ANISO type have indicated that the orbital energies of the complexes, as well as those of Fe(Ar(Me6))2, 4, where Ar(Me6) is C6H3-2,6(C6H2-2,4,6-Me3)2), are in the order d(xy)? d(x(2)-y(2)) < d(xz) ? d(yz) < d(z(2)), and the iron(II) complexes in this ligand field have the (d(xy), d(x(2)-y(2)))(3)(d(xz), d(yz))(2)(d(z(2)))(1) ground electronic configuration with a substantial orbital contribution to their effective magnetic moments. An ab initio-derived ligand field and spin-orbit model is found to yield an excellent simulation of the observed magnetic properties of 1-3. The calculated ligand field strengths of these ligands are placed in the broader context of common coordination ligands in hypothetical two-coordinate linear iron(ii) complexes. This yields the ordering I(-) < H(-) < Br(-)? PMe3 < CH3(-) < Cl(-)? C(SiMe3)3(-) < CN(-)? SAr(Pr(i)6-) < Ar(Pr(i)4-) < Ar(Me6-)? N3(-) < NCS(-)? NCSe(-)? NCBH3(-)? MeCN ? H2O ? NH3 < NO3(-)? THF ? CO ? N(SiMe2Ph)2(-)? N(SiMePh2)2(-) < F(-)? N(H)Ar(Pr(i)6-)? N(SiMe3)Dipp(-) < OAr(Pr(i)4-). The magnetic susceptibility of the bridged dimer, [Fe{N(SiMe3)2}2]2, 5, has also been measured between 2 and 300 K and a fit of ?MT with the isotropic Heisenberg Hamiltonian, ? = -2J?1·?2 yields an antiferromagnetic exchange coupling constant, J, of -131(2) cm(-1). PMID:26006177

  5. An eight-coordinate vanadium thiolate complex with charge delocalization between V(V)-thiolate and V(IV)-thiyl radical forms.

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    Chang, Ya-Ho; Su, Chia-Ling; Wu, Ru-Rong; Liao, Ju-Hsiou; Liu, Yi-Hung; Hsu, Hua-Fen

    2011-04-20

    A six-coordinate oxovanadium(V) thiolate complex and an eight-coordinate non-oxovanadium thiolate complex, [PPh(4)][VO(PS3'')(OCH(3))] (1) and [NEt(4)][V(PS3'')(2)] (2) (PS3'' = P(C(6)H(3)-3-Me(3)Si-2-S)(3)(3-)), respectively, have been isolated and structurally characterized. The former belongs to a limited collection of oxovanadium(V) thiolate complexes. The latter has an unusual coordination number of eight. More importantly, its consensus electronic structure derived from its spectroscopic data should be considered as the resonance forms of V(V)-thiolate and V(IV)-thiyl radical species. This implies that V(IV)-thiyl radical can maintain a stable presence in biological systems. PMID:21438583

  6. One novel 1D coordination polymer with parallel dinuclear copper(II) macrocyclic platforms bridged by trans dimeric half-water molecules and two dinuclear copper(II) macrocyclic complexes with different coordination geometry obtained from different solvents

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    Chu, Zhaolian; You, Wei; Huang, Wei

    2009-02-01

    Three dinuclear copper(II) macrocyclic complexes, formulated as [Cu 2L(N 3) 2(0.5H 2O) 2] n ( 1), [Cu 2L(ClO 4) 2(CH 3CH 2OH)] ( 2) and [Cu 2L(CH 3OH) 2](ClO 4) 2 ( 3) (LH 2 = [2+2] Schiff base macrocyclic ligand condensed from 4-chloro-2,6-diformylphenol and 1,3-diaminopropane), have been prepared and determined by X-ray single-crystal diffraction. Complex 1 shows two six-coordinate Cu(II) centers in which two monodentate N3- anions and two half-water molecules are bonded at the apical positions in the trans configuration. Furthermore, the dimeric half-water molecules serve as a ?2-bridge linking adjacent macrocyclic units together with the multiple O sbnd H…N hydrogen bonds with azide anions, forming a novel 1D chain-like coordination polymer. Complexes 2 and 3 are obtained from different solvents (ethanol and methanol) and they can be converted into each other. The molecular structures and packing mode of 2 and 3 are different where six-coordinate and five-coordinate copper(II) centers are present, respectively.

  7. Influence of the ?-coordinated arene on the anticancer activity of ruthenium(II) carbohydrate organometallic complexes

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    Hanif, Muhammad; Meier, Samuel M.; Nazarov, Alexey A.; Risse, Julie; Legin, Anton; Casini, Angela; Jakupec, Michael A.; Keppler, Bernhard K.; Hartinger, Christian G.

    2013-01-01

    The synthesis and in vitro cytotoxicity of a series of RuII(arene) complexes with carbohydrate-derived phosphite ligands and various arene co-ligands is described. The arene ligand has a strong influence on the in vitro anticancer activity of this series of compounds, which correlates fairly well with cellular accumulation. The most lipophilic compound bearing a biphenyl moiety and a cyclohexylidene-protected carbohydrate is the most cytotoxic with unprecedented IC50 values for the compound class in three human cancer cell lines. This compound shows reactivity to the DNA model nucleobase 9-ethylguanine, but does not alter the secondary structure of plasmid DNA, indicating that other biological targets are responsible for its cytotoxic effect. PMID:24790955

  8. Adenomatous polyposis coli plays a key role, in vivo , in coordinating assembly of the neuronal nicotinic postsynaptic complex

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    Rosenberg, Madelaine M.; Yang, Fang; Giovanni, Monica; Mohn, Jesse L.; Temburni, Murali K.; Jacob, Michele H.

    2008-01-01

    The neuronal nicotinic synapse plays a central role in normal cognitive and autonomic function. Molecular mechanisms that direct the assembly of this synapse remain poorly defined, however. We show here that adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) organizes a multi-molecular complex that is essential for targeting ?3*nAChRs to synapses. APC interaction with microtubule plus-end binding protein EB1 is required for ?3*nAChR surface membrane insertion and stabilization. APC brings together EB1, the key cytoskeletal regulators macrophin and IQGAP1, and 14-3-3 adapter protein at nicotinic synapses. 14-3-3, in turn, links the ?3-subunit to APC. This multi-molecular APC complex stabilizes the local microtubule and F-actin cytoskeleton and links postsynaptic components to the cytoskeleton—essential functions for controlling the molecular composition and stability of synapses. This work identifies macrophin, IQGAP1 and 14-3-3 as novel nicotinic synapse components and defines a new role for APC as an in vivo coordinator of nicotinic postsynaptic assembly in vertebrate neurons. PMID:18407517

  9. Radical generating coordination complexes as tools for rapid and effective fragmentation and fluorescent labeling of nucleic acids for microchip hybridization.

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    Kelly, J. J.; Chernov, B. N.; Mirzabekov, A. D.; Bavykin, S. G.; Biochip Technology Center; Northwestern Univ.; Engelhardt Inst. of Molecular Biology

    2002-01-01

    DNA microchip technology is a rapid, high-throughput method for nucleic acid hybridization reactions. This technology requires random fragmentation and fluorescent labeling of target nucleic acids prior to hybridization. Radical-generating coordination complexes, such as 1,10-phenanthroline-Cu(II) (OP-Cu) and Fe(II)-EDTA (Fe-EDTA), have been commonly used as sequence nonspecific 'chemical nucleases' to introduce single-strand breaks in nucleic acids. Here we describe a new method based on these radical-generating complexes for random fragmentation and labeling of both single- and double-stranded forms of RNA and DNA. Nucleic acids labeled with the OP-Cu and the Fe-EDTA protocols revealed high hybridization specificity in hybridization with DNA microchips containing oligonucleotide probes selected for identification of 16S rRNA sequences of the Bacillus group microorganisms.We also demonstrated cDNA- and cRNA-labeling and fragmentation with this method. Both the OP-Cu and Fe-EDTA fragmentation and labeling procedures are quick and inexpensive compared to other commonly used methods. A column-based version of the described method does not require centrifugation and therefore is promising for the automation of sample preparations in DNA microchip technology as well as in other nucleic acid hybridization studies.

  10. Multispecies diffusion models: A study of uranyl species diffusion

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    Liu, Chongxuan; Shang, Jianying; Zachara, John M.

    2011-12-14

    Rigorous numerical description of multi-species diffusion requires coupling of species, charge, and aqueous and surface complexation reactions that collectively affect diffusive fluxes. The applicability of a fully coupled diffusion model is, however, often constrained by the availability of species self-diffusion coefficients, as well as by computational complication for imposing charge conservation. In this study, several diffusion models with variable complexity in charge and species coupling were formulated and compared to describe reactive multi-species diffusion in groundwater. Diffusion of uranyl [U(VI)] species was used as an example in demonstrating the effectiveness of the models in describing multi-species diffusion. Numerical simulations found that a diffusion model with a single, common diffusion coefficient for all species was sufficient to describe multi-species U(VI) diffusion under steady-state condition of major chemical composition, but not under transient chemical conditions. Simulations revealed that a fully coupled diffusion model can be well approximated by a component-based diffusion model, which considers difference in diffusion coefficients between chemical components, but not between the species within each chemical component. This treatment significantly enhanced computational efficiency at the expense of minor charge conservation. The charge balance in the component-based diffusion model can be rigorously enforced, if necessary, by adding an artificial kinetic reaction term induced by the charge separation. The diffusion models were applied to describe U(VI) diffusive mass transfer in intragranular domains in two sediments collected from US Department of Energy's Hanford 300A where intragrain diffusion is a rate-limiting process controlling U(VI) adsorption and desorption. The grain-scale reactive diffusion model was able to describe U(VI) adsorption/desorption kinetics that has been described using a semi-empirical, multi-rate model. Compared with the multi-rate model, the diffusion models have the advantage to provide spatiotemporal speciation evolution within the diffusion domains.

  11. Coordinatively diverse ortho-phosphinoaniline complexes of ruthenium and isolation of a putative intermediate in ketone transfer hydrogenation catalysis.

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    Hounjet, Lindsay J; Bierenstiel, Matthias; Ferguson, Michael J; McDonald, Robert; Cowie, Martin

    2010-05-01

    Amine-functionalized mono- and diphosphines have been used to prepare a series of ruthenium complexes which exhibit a variety of coordination modes depending on the number of donors possessed by the ligands, the degree of amine methylation, the solvent system used, and the oxidation state of the metal. Reactions of the monophosphinoanilines, Ph(2)PAr or Ph(2)PAr' (Ar = o-C(6)H(4)NHMe, Ar' = o-C(6)H(4)NMe(2)), with 0.5 equiv of [RuCl(mu-Cl)(eta(6)-p-cymene)](2) in dichloromethane result in the formation of [RuCl(2)(eta(6)-p-cymene)(P-Ph(2)PAr)] or [RuCl(eta(6)-p-cymene)(P,N-Ph(2)PAr')]Cl, respectively. In refluxing methanol, [RuCl(2)(eta(6)-p-cymene)(P-Ph(2)PAr)] gradually undergoes chloride ion dissociation to afford the P,N-chelate, [RuCl(eta(6)-p-cymene)(P,N-Ph(2)PAr)]Cl. This chelate can then be deprotonated to afford the amido complex, [RuCl(eta(6)-p-cymene)(P,N-Ph(2)PAr(-))] (Ar(-) = o-C(6)H(4)NMe(-)), which is an active ketone transfer hydrogenation catalyst. Reactions of the diphosphines, Ar(2)PCH(2)PAr(2) (mapm) or Ar'(2)PCH(2)PAr'(2) (dmapm) with 0.5 equiv of [RuCl(mu-Cl)(eta(6)-p-cymene)](2) result in the formation of [RuCl(2)(P,P',N,N'-mapm)] or [RuCl(eta(6)-p-cymene)(P,P'-dmapm)]Cl, respectively, in which increased methyl substitution in the latter actually inhibits amine coordination with retention of the p-cymene fragment. Reaction of mapm with 1 equiv of [Ru(CO)(4)(eta(2)-C(2)H(4))] in dichloromethane initially produces [Ru(CO)(4)(P-mapm)] which, over a 24 h period with exposure to ambient light, is completely converted to the P,P'-chelate, [Ru(CO)(3)(P,P'-mapm)], by photodissociation of carbon monoxide. The same reaction with 2 equiv of [Ru(CO)(4)(eta(2)-C(2)H(4))] generates a mixture of [Ru(3)(CO)(10)(mu-P,P'-mapm)] and the mononuclear P,P'-chelate. The trinuclear complex can also be synthesized by direct reaction of mapm with 1 equiv of [Ru(3)(CO)(12)]. PMID:20364836

  12. Two mechanisms coordinate replication termination by the Escherichia coli Tus–Ter complex

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    Pandey, Manjula; Elshenawy, Mohamed M.; Jergic, Slobodan; Takahashi, Masateru; Dixon, Nicholas E.; Hamdan, Samir M.; Patel, Smita S.

    2015-01-01

    The Escherichia coli replication terminator protein (Tus) binds to Ter sequences to block replication forks approaching from one direction. Here, we used single molecule and transient state kinetics to study responses of the heterologous phage T7 replisome to the Tus–Ter complex. The T7 replisome was arrested at the non-permissive end of Tus–Ter in a manner that is explained by a composite mousetrap and dynamic clamp model. An unpaired C(6) that forms a lock by binding into the cytosine binding pocket of Tus was most effective in arresting the replisome and mutation of C(6) removed the barrier. Isolated helicase was also blocked at the non-permissive end, but unexpectedly the isolated polymerase was not, unless C(6) was unpaired. Instead, the polymerase was blocked at the permissive end. This indicates that the Tus–Ter mechanism is sensitive to the translocation polarity of the DNA motor. The polymerase tracking along the template strand traps the C(6) to prevent lock formation; the helicase tracking along the other strand traps the complementary G(6) to aid lock formation. Our results are consistent with the model where strand separation by the helicase unpairs the GC(6) base pair and triggers lock formation immediately before the polymerase can sequester the C(6) base. PMID:26007657

  13. Two mechanisms coordinate replication termination by the Escherichia coli Tus-Ter complex.

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    Pandey, Manjula; Elshenawy, Mohamed M; Jergic, Slobodan; Takahashi, Masateru; Dixon, Nicholas E; Hamdan, Samir M; Patel, Smita S

    2015-07-13

    The Escherichia coli replication terminator protein (Tus) binds to Ter sequences to block replication forks approaching from one direction. Here, we used single molecule and transient state kinetics to study responses of the heterologous phage T7 replisome to the Tus-Ter complex. The T7 replisome was arrested at the non-permissive end of Tus-Ter in a manner that is explained by a composite mousetrap and dynamic clamp model. An unpaired C(6) that forms a lock by binding into the cytosine binding pocket of Tus was most effective in arresting the replisome and mutation of C(6) removed the barrier. Isolated helicase was also blocked at the non-permissive end, but unexpectedly the isolated polymerase was not, unless C(6) was unpaired. Instead, the polymerase was blocked at the permissive end. This indicates that the Tus-Ter mechanism is sensitive to the translocation polarity of the DNA motor. The polymerase tracking along the template strand traps the C(6) to prevent lock formation; the helicase tracking along the other strand traps the complementary G(6) to aid lock formation. Our results are consistent with the model where strand separation by the helicase unpairs the GC(6) base pair and triggers lock formation immediately before the polymerase can sequester the C(6) base. PMID:26007657

  14. Significant influence of coligands toward varying coordination modes of 2,2'-bipyridine-3,3'-diol in ruthenium complexes.

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    Ghosh, Prabir; Mondal, Prasenjit; Ray, Ritwika; Das, Ankita; Bag, Sukdev; Mobin, Shaikh M; Lahiri, Goutam Kumar

    2014-06-16

    The varying coordination modes of the ambidentate ligand 2,2'-bipyridine-3,3'-diol (H2L) in a set of ruthenium complexes were demonstrated with special reference to the electronic features of the coligands, including ?-donating acac(-) (= acetylacetonate) in Ru(III)(acac)2(HL(-)) (1), strongly ?-accepting pap (= 2-phenylazopyridine) in Ru(II)(pap)2(L(2-)) (2)/[(pap)2Ru(II)(?-L(2-))Ru(II)(pap)2](ClO4)2 ([4](ClO4)2), and reported moderately ?-accepting bpy (= 2,2'-bypiridine) in [Ru(II)(bpy)2(HL(-))]PF6 ([5]PF6)/[(bpy)2Ru(?-L(2-))Ru(bpy)2](PF6)2 ([7](PF6)2). The single-crystal X-ray structures reveal that, in paramagnetic and electron paramagnetic resonance active 1 and reported diamagnetic [5]PF6, nearly planar monoanionic HL(-) coordinates to the metal ion via the N,N donors forming a five-membered chelate ring with hydrogen-bonded O-H···O function at the backbone of the ligand framework, as has also been reported in other metal complexes. However, structurally characterized diamagnetic 2 represents O(-),O(-) bonded seven-membered chelate of fully deprotonated but twisted L(2-). The nonplanarity of the coordinated L(2-) in 2 does not permit the second metal fragment {Ru(pap)2} or {Ru(bpy)2} or {Ru(acac)2} to bind with the available N,N donors at the back face of L(2-). Further, the deprotonated form of the model ligand 2,2'-biphenol (H2L') yields Ru(II)(pap)2(L'(2-)) (3); its crystal structure establishes the expected O(-),O(-) bonded seven-membered chelate of nonplanar L'(2-) as in reported Ru(II)(bpy)2(L'(2-)) (6), although {Ru(acac)2} metal precursor altogether fails to react with H2L'. All attempts to make diruthenium complex from {Ru(acac)2} and H2L failed; however, the corresponding {Ru(pap)2(2+)} derived dimeric [4](ClO4)2 was structurally characterized. It establishes the symmetric N,O(-)/N,O(-) bridging mode of nonplanar L(2-) as in reported [7](PF6)2. Besides structural and spectroscopic characterization of the newly developed complexes, the ligand (HL(-), L(2-), L'(2-), pap)-, metal-, or mixed metal-ligand-based accessible redox processes in 1(n) (n = +2, +1, 0, -1), 2(n)/3(n) (n = +2, +1, 0, -1, -2), and 4(n) (n = +4, +3, +2, +1, 0, -1) were analyzed in conjunction with density functional theory calculations. PMID:24853947

  15. Hydrothermal Phase Relations Among Uranyl Minerals at the Nopal I Analog Site

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    Murphy, William M.

    2007-07-01

    Uranyl mineral paragenesis at Nopal I is an analog of spent fuel alteration at Yucca Mountain. Petrographic studies suggest a variety of possible hydrothermal conditions for uranium mineralization at Nopal I. Calculated equilibrium phase relations among uranyl minerals show uranophane stability over a broad range of realistic conditions and indicate that uranyl mineral variety reflects persistent chemical potential heterogeneity. (author)

  16. Engineering and Coordination of Regulatory Networks and Intracellular Complexes to Maximize Hydrogen Production by Phototrophic Microorganisms

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    James C. Liao

    2012-05-22

    This project is a collaboration with F. R. Tabita of Ohio State. Our major goal is to understand the factors and regulatory mechanisms that influence hydrogen production. The organisms to be utilized in this study, phototrophic microorganisms, in particular nonsulfur purple (NSP) bacteria, catalyze many significant processes including the assimilation of carbon dioxide into organic carbon, nitrogen fixation, sulfur oxidation, aromatic acid degradation, and hydrogen oxidation/evolution. Our part of the project was to develop a modeling technique to investigate the metabolic network in connection to hydrogen production and regulation. Organisms must balance the pathways that generate and consume reducing power in order to maintain redox homeostasis to achieve growth. Maintaining this homeostasis in the nonsulfur purple photosynthetic bacteria is a complex feat with many avenues that can lead to balance, as these organisms possess versatile metabolic capabilities including anoxygenic photosynthesis, aerobic or anaerobic respiration, and fermentation. Growth is achieved by using H{sub 2} as an electron donor and CO{sub 2} as a carbon source during photoautotrophic and chemoautotrophic growth, where CO{sub 2} is fixed via the Calvin-Benson-Bassham (CBB) cycle. Photoheterotrophic growth can also occur when alternative organic carbon compounds are utilized as both the carbon source and electron donor. Regardless of the growth mode, excess reducing equivalents generated as a result of oxidative processes, must be transferred to terminal electron acceptors, thus insuring that redox homeostasis is maintained in the cell. Possible terminal acceptors include O{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, organic carbon, or various oxyanions. Cells possess regulatory mechanisms to balance the activity of the pathways which supply energy, such as photosynthesis, and those that consume energy, such as CO{sub 2} assimilation or N{sub 2} fixation. The major route for CO{sub 2} assimilation is the CBB reductive pentose phosphate pathway, whose key enzyme is ribulose 1,5-biphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RubisCO). In addition to providing virtually all cellular carbon during autotrophic metabolism, RubisCO-mediated CO{sub 2} assimilation is also very important for nonsulfur purple photosynthetic bacteria under photoheterotrophic growth conditions since CO{sub 2} becomes the major electron sink under these conditions. In this work, Ensemble Modeling (EM) was developed to examine the behavior of CBB-compromised RubisCO knockout mutant strains of the nonsulfur purple photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Mathematical models of metabolism can be a great aid in studying the effects of large perturbations to the system, such as the inactivation of RubisCO. Due to the complex and highly-interconnected nature of these networks, it is not a trivial process to understand what the effect of perturbations to the metabolic network will be, or vice versa, what enzymatic perturbations are necessary to yield a desired effect. Flux distribution is controlled by multiple enzymes in the network, often indirectly linked to the pathways of interest. Further, depending on the state of the cell and the environmental conditions, the effect of a perturbation may center around how it effects the carbon flow in the network, the balancing of cofactors, or both. Thus, it is desirable to develop mathematical models to describe, understand, and predict network behavior. Through the development of such models, one may gain the ability to generate a set of testable hypotheses for system behavior.

  17. Effect of Coordinate Rotation Systems on Calculated Fluxes over a Forest in Complex Terrain: A Comprehensive Comparison

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    Shimizu, Takanori

    2015-08-01

    Seven coordinate rotation systems were compared to determine a suitable system for a forest in complex terrain, using eddy-covariance data for a period of 40 days. The traditional double rotation was set as the standard of comparison with six other fixed coordinate systems, whose coefficients were carefully determined based on wind component data for a two-year period. Differences in total heat fluxes and daytime fluxes calculated from all systems were small, except those from the sector-wise planar fit, which linearly and systematically underestimated the fluxes by about 5 %. The nighttime flux was also underestimated by the sector-wise planar fit, but there was significant scatter in the plots, and the mean difference was 7 %. The standard deviations of the wind components and scalars normalized by the friction velocity and the dynamic parameters were calculated for each system, and the errors from the relationships obtained previously from flat and homogenous terrain were examined. The nighttime normalized standard deviation for scalars agreed better with the relationships after applying the sector-wise planar fit than those calculated by the other systems, although no remarkable difference was found in the daytime data. Therefore, the sector-wise planar fit was not the first choice for our site during daytime based on the energy imbalance, which was mainly caused by underestimating daytime heat fluxes. Double rotation or one of the four systems without the roll rotation process might be superior at our site. However, the offset error in the vertical wind component of the sonic anemometer induced errors of several percent in the fluxes in these systems, which was equivalent to the underestimation using the sector-wise planar fit. Meanwhile, the sector-wise planar fit system might still be the best system for calculating nighttime flux, considering the tendency of the nighttime normalized standard deviations.

  18. Stable Four-Coordinate Guanidinatosilicon(IV) Complexes with SiN3 El Skeletons (El=S, Se, Te) and Si?El Double Bonds.

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    Mück, Felix M; Kloß, Dorit; Baus, Johannes A; Burschka, Christian; Bertermann, Rüdiger; Poater, Jordi; Fonseca Guerra, Célia; Bickelhaupt, F Matthias; Tacke, Reinhold

    2015-09-28

    To get information about the reactivity profile of the donor-stabilized guanidinatosilicon(II) complexes 2 and 3, a series of oxidative addition reactions was studied. Treatment of 2 and 3 with S8 , Se, or Te afforded the respective four-coordinate silicon(IV) complexes 8-10 and 12-14, which contain an SiN3 El skeleton (El=S, Se, Te) with an Si?El double bond. Treatment of 2 with N2 O yielded the dinuclear four-coordinate silicon(IV) complex 11 with an SiN3 O skeleton and a central four-membered Si2 O2 ring. Compounds 8-14 exist both in the solid state and in solution. They were characterized by elemental analyses, NMR spectroscopic studies in the solid state and in solution, and crystal structure analyses. The reactivity profile of 2 was compared with that of the structurally related bis[N,N'-diisopropylbenzamidinato(-)]silicon(II) (1), which is three-coordinate in the solid state and four-coordinate in solution (1'). In contrast, as shown by state-of-the-art relativistic DFT analyses and experimental studies, silylene 2 is three-coordinate both in the solid state and solution. The three-coordinate species 2 is 9.3?kcal?mol(-1) more stable in benzene than the four-coordinate isomer 2'. The reason for this was studied by bonding analyses of 2 and 2', which were compared with those of 1 and 1'. The gas-phase proton affinities of the relevant species in solution (1' and 2) amount to 288.8 and 273.8?kcal?mol(-1) , respectively. PMID:26284318

  19. Crystal structures of copper(II) complexes of 2-formylpyridine substituted thiosemicarbazones; the first example of a coordinated thiosemicarbazone with a thiol function

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    West, D. X.; Swearingen, J. K.; Romack, T. J.; Billeh, I. S.; Jasinski, J. P.; Li, Y.; Staples, R. J.

    2001-08-01

    The crystal structures of two 5-coordinate copper(II) complexes containing neutral, tridentate 2-formylpyridine N(4)-substituted thiosemicarbazones have been determined. 2-Formylpyridine N(4)-cyclohexylthiosemicarbazone, HFo4CHex coordinates via the pyridine nitrogen, imine nitrogen and thione sulfur with two chloro ligands to produce [Cu(HFo4CHex)Cl 2]. Similarly, 2-formylpyridine 3-(4-methylpiperazine)thiosemicarbazone, HFoppz4M, produces [Cu(HFoppz4M)Cl 2] with one major difference; rather than the expected thione form of the thiosemicarbazone moiety, it coordinates as the thiol isomer. Both complexes are close to a square pyramid structure with axial and equatorial chloro ligands and the thiosemicarbazone moieties of both ligands nearly planar. Also included is the crystal structure of N-cyclohexylthiosemicarbazide, CHextsc.

  20. Protic Ruthenium Tris(pyrazol-3-ylmethyl)amine Complexes Featuring a Hydrogen-Bonding Network in the Second Coordination Sphere.

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    Yamagishi, Hiroaki; Nabeya, Shohei; Ikariya, Takao; Kuwata, Shigeki

    2015-12-21

    We synthesized ruthenium complexes bearing a tris(pyrazol-3-ylmethyl)amine ligand LH3 and revealed that this tripodal ligand allows predictable accumulation of three proton-delivering NH groups around a coordination site. The Brønsted acidity of the NH groups in LH3 led to the formation of multiple hydrogen bonds with the substrate ligand and deprotonation. The chlorido complex ligated by LH3 catalyzed disproportionation of 1,2-diphenylhydrazine. PMID:26619341

  1. Rapid Self-Assembly of Uranyl Polyhedra into Crown Clusters

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    Sigmon, Ginger E.; Burns, Peter C.

    2011-06-22

    Clusters built from 32 uranyl peroxide polyhedra self-assemble and crystallize within 15 min after combining uranyl nitrate, ammonium hydroxide, and hydrogen peroxide in aqueous solution under ambient conditions. These novel crown-shaped clusters are remarkable in that they form so quickly, have extraordinarily low aqueous solubility, form with at least two distinct peroxide to hydroxyl ratios, and form in very high yield. The clusters, which have outer diameters of 23 Å, topologically consist of eight pentagons and four hexagons. Their rapid formation and low solubility in aqueous systems may be useful properties at various stages in an advanced nuclear energy system.

  2. ESI-MS and theoretical study on the coordination structures and reaction modes of the diperoxovanadate complexes containing histidine-like ligands

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    Yu, Xian-Yong; Xu, Xin; Chen, Zhong

    2008-01-01

    In order to study the coordination structures and the reaction modes of diperoxovanadate complexes in the gas phase, the interaction between K3[OV(O2)2(C2O4)]·H2O and a series of histidine-like ligands has been investigated by the combination of the electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and the density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The experimental results proved the formation of both [OV(O2)2L]- (L = all histidine-like ligands) and [OV(O2)2L'2]- (L' = histidine and carnosine only) species. DFT calculations at the level of B3LYP/6-31+G* showed that [OV(O2)2L'2]- is a hexa-coordinated complex, instead of a hepta-coordinated complex as proposed before. The unique coordination mode in the gas phase is for one ligand to bind to the oxygen atoms via hydrogen binding, rather than both ligands to the metal center. The L'2 dimer formation and the maintenance of the hydrogen bonding within the dimer during the complex formation are two important factors that enhance the abundance of the [OV(O2)2L'2]- species. The calculated bonding enthalpy and free energy changes provided an explanation on the reaction modes of the interaction systems, in agreement with the observations of the ESI-MS experiments.

  3. Structural and Electronic Behavior of Unprecedented Five-Coordinate Iron(III) and Gallium(III) Complexes with a New Phenol-Rich

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    Schlegel, H. Bernhard

    (III) Complexes with a New Phenol-Rich Electroactive Ligand Mauricio Lanznaster,, Hrant P. Hratchian,,§ Mary Jane-characterized redox-active systems, phenoxyl radi- cals resulting from phenolate oxidation can be generated in pseudo the phenolate/phenoxyl couple is bound to five- coordinate ions, and this environment might be responsible

  4. Characterization and Dioxygen Reactivity of a New Series of Coordinatively Unsaturated Thiolate-Ligated Manganese(II) Complexes

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    Coggins, Michael K.; Toledo, Santiago; Shaffer, Erika; Kaminsky, Werner; Shearer, Jason; Kovacs, Julie A.

    2012-01-01

    The synthesis, structural, and spectroscopic characterization of four new coordinatively unsaturated mononuclear thiolate-ligated manganese(II) complexes ([MnII(SMe2N4(6-Me-DPEN))](BF4) (1), [MnII(SMe2N4(6-Me-DPPN))](BPh4)•MeCN (3), [MnII(SMe2N4(2-QuinoPN))](PF6)•MeCN•Et2O (4), and [MnII(SMe2N4(6-H-DPEN)(MeOH)](BPh4) (5)) is described, along with their magnetic, redox, and reactivity properties. These complexes are structurally-related to recently reported [MnII(SMe2N4(2-QuinoEN))](PF6) (2) Dioxygen addition to complexes 1-5 is shown to result in the formation of five new rare examples of Mn(III) dimers containing a single, unsupported oxo bridge: [MnIII(SMe2N4(6-Me-DPEN)]2-(?-O)(BF4)2•2MeOH (6), [MnIII(SMe2N4(QuinoEN)]2-(?-O)(PF6)2•Et2O (7), [MnIII(SMe2N4(6-Me-DPPN)]2-(?-O)(BPh4)2 (8), [MnIII(SMe2N4(QuinoPN)]2-(?-O)(BPh4)2 (9), and [MnIII(SMe2N4(6-H-DPEN)]2-(?-O)(PF6)2•2MeCN (10). Labeling studies show that the oxo atom is derived from 18O2. Ligand modifications, involving either the insertion of a methylene into the backbone, or the placement of an ortho substituent on the N-heterocyclic amine, are shown to noticeably modulate the magnetic and reactivity properties. Fits to solid-state magnetic susceptibility data show that the Mn(III) ions of ? -oxo dimers 6-10 are moderately antiferromagnetically coupled, with coupling constants (2J) that fall within the expected range. Metastable intermediates, which ultimately convert to ?-oxo bridged 6 and 7, are observed in low-temperature reactions between 1 and 2 and dioxygen. Complexes 3-5, on the other hand, do not form observable intermediates, thus illustrating the effect that relatively minor ligand modifications have upon the stability of metastable dioxygen-derived species. PMID:22642272

  5. Ipl1/Aurora B kinase coordinates synaptonemal complex disassembly with cell cycle progression and crossover formation in budding yeast meiosis

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    Jordan, Philip; Copsey, Alice; Newnham, Louise; Kolar, Elizabeth; Lichten, Michael; Hoffmann, Eva

    2009-01-01

    Several protein kinases collaborate to orchestrate and integrate cellular and chromosomal events at the G2/M transition in both mitotic and meiotic cells. During the G2/M transition in meiosis, this includes the completion of crossover recombination, spindle formation, and synaptonemal complex (SC) breakdown. We identified Ipl1/Aurora B kinase as the main regulator of SC disassembly. Mutants lacking Ipl1 or its kinase activity assemble SCs with normal timing, but fail to dissociate the central element component Zip1, as well as its binding partner, Smt3/SUMO, from chromosomes in a timely fashion. Moreover, lack of Ipl1 activity causes delayed SC disassembly in a cdc5 as well as a CDC5-inducible ndt80 mutant. Crossover levels in the ipl1 mutant are similar to those observed in wild type, indicating that full SC disassembly is not a prerequisite for joint molecule resolution and subsequent crossover formation. Moreover, expression of meiosis I and meiosis II-specific B-type cyclins occur normally in ipl1 mutants, despite delayed formation of anaphase I spindles. These observations suggest that Ipl1 coordinates changes to meiotic chromosome structure with resolution of crossovers and cell cycle progression at the end of meiotic prophase. PMID:19759266

  6. The intra-annular acylamide chelate-coordinated compound: The keto-tautomer of metal (II) milrinone complex

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    Gong, Yun; Liu, Jinzhi; Tang, Wang; Hu, Changwen

    2008-03-01

    In the presence of N, N'-dimethyllformamide (DMF), two isostructural metal (II)-milrinone complexes formulated as M(C 12H 8N 3O) 2 (M = Co 1 and Ni 2) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, TG and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The two compounds crystallize in the tetragonal system, chiral space group P4 32 12. They exhibit similar two dimensional (2D) square grid-like framework, in which milrinone acts as a ditopic ligand with its terminal pyridine and intra-annular acylamide groups covalently bridging different metal centers. The intra-annular acylamide ligand shows a chelate-coordinated mode. Compounds 1 and 2 are stable under 200 °C. Compound 3 formulated as (C 12H 9N 3O) 4·H 2O was obtained in the presence of water, the water molecule in the structure leads to the racemization of compound 3 and it crystallizes in the monoclinic system, non-chiral space group P2 1/ c. Milrinone exhibits a keto-form in the three compounds and compounds 1- 3 exhibit different photoluminescence properties.

  7. Coordinated Ribosomal ITS2 RNA Processing by the Las1 Complex Integrating Endonuclease, Polynucleotide Kinase, and Exonuclease Activities.

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    Gasse, Lisa; Flemming, Dirk; Hurt, Ed

    2015-12-01

    The rapidly evolving internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) in the pre-ribosomal RNA is one of the most commonly applied phylogenetic markers at species and genus level. Yet, during ribosome biogenesis ITS2 is removed in all eukaryotes by a common, but still unknown, mechanism. Here we describe the existence of an RNA processome, assembled from four conserved subunits, Las1-Grc3-Rat1-Rai1, that carries all the necessary RNA processing enzymes to mediate coordinated ITS2 rRNA removal. Las1 is the long-sought-after endonuclease cleaving 27SB pre-rRNA at site C2 to yield a 5'-OH end at the 26S pre-rRNA and 2',3' cyclic phosphate at the 3' end of 7S pre-rRNA. Subsequently, polynucleotide kinase Grc3 catalyzes ATP-dependent 5'-OH phosphorylation of 26S pre-rRNA, which in turn enables Rat1-Rai1 exonuclease to generate 25S' pre-rRNA. ITS2 processing is reminiscent of tRNA splicing, but instead of subsequent tRNA ligation, the Las1 complex carries along an exonuclease tool to degrade the ITS2 rRNA. PMID:26638174

  8. Coordinated control of senescence by lncRNA and a novel T-box3 co-repressor complex

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    Kumar P, Pavan; Emechebe, Uchenna; Smith, Richard; Franklin, Sarah; Moore, Barry; Yandell, Mark; Lessnick, Stephen L; Moon, Anne M

    2014-01-01

    Cellular senescence is a crucial tumor suppressor mechanism. We discovered a CAPER?/TBX3 repressor complex required to prevent senescence in primary cells and mouse embryos. Critical, previously unknown roles for CAPER? in controlling cell proliferation are manifest in an obligatory interaction with TBX3 to regulate chromatin structure and repress transcription of CDKN2A-p16INK and the RB pathway. The IncRNA UCA1 is a direct target of CAPER?/TBX3 repression whose overexpression is sufficient to induce senescence. In proliferating cells, we found that hnRNPA1 binds and destabilizes CDKN2A-p16INK mRNA whereas during senescence, UCA1 sequesters hnRNPA1 and thus stabilizes CDKN2A-p16INK. Thus CAPER?/TBX3 and UCA1 constitute a coordinated, reinforcing mechanism to regulate both CDKN2A-p16INK transcription and mRNA stability. Dissociation of the CAPER?/TBX3 co-repressor during oncogenic stress activates UCA1, revealing a novel mechanism for oncogene-induced senescence. Our elucidation of CAPER? and UCA1 functions in vivo provides new insights into senescence induction, and the oncogenic and developmental properties of TBX3. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.02805.001 PMID:24876127

  9. Thermodynamics of Uranyl Minerals: Enthalpies of Formation of Uranyl Oxide Hydrates

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    K. Kubatko; K. Helean; A. Navrotsky; P.C. Burns

    2005-05-11

    The enthalpies of formation of seven uranyl oxide hydrate phases and one uranate have been determined using high-temperature oxide melt solution calorimetry: [(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}O(OH){sub 6}](H{sub 2}O){sub 5}, metaschoepite; {beta}-UO{sub 2}(OH){sub 2}; CaUO{sub 4}; Ca(UO{sub 2}){sub 6}O{sub 4}(OH){sub 6}(H{sub 2}O){sub 8}, becquerelite; Ca(UO{sub 2}){sub 4}O{sub 3}(OH){sub 4}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}; Na(UO{sub 2})O(OH), clarkeite; Na{sub 2}(UO{sub 2}){sub 6}O{sub 4}(OH){sub 6}(H{sub 2}O){sub 7}, the sodium analogue of compreignacite and Pb{sub 3}(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 8}(OH){sub 6}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}, curite. The enthalpy of formation from the binary oxides, {Delta}H{sub f-ox}, at 298 K was calculated for each compound from the respective drop solution enthalpy, {Delta}H{sub ds}. The standard enthalpies of formation from the elements, {Delta}H{sub f}{sup o}, at 298 K are -1791.0 {+-} 3.2, -1536.2 {+-} 2.8, -2002.0 {+-} 3.2, -11389.2 {+-} 13.5, -6653.1 {+-} 13.8, -1724.7 {+-} 5.1, -10936.4 {+-} 14.5 and -13163.2 {+-} 34.4 kJ mol{sup -1}, respectively. These values are useful in exploring the stability of uranyl oxide hydrates in auxiliary chemical systems, such as those expected in U-contaminated environments.

  10. Synthesis and characterization of templated ion exchange resins for the selective complexation of actinide ions. 1998 annual progress report

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    Murray, G.M.; Uy, O.M.

    1998-06-01

    'The purpose of this research is to develop polymeric extractants for the selective complexation of uranyl ions (and subsequently other actinyl and actinide ions) from aqueous solutions (lakes, streams, waste tanks and body fluids). Selectivity for a specific actinide ion is obtained by providing polymers with cavities lined with complexing ligands so arranged as to match the charge, coordination number, coordination geometry, and size of the actinide metal ion. These cavity-containing polymers will be produced using a specific actinide ion (or surrogate) as a template around which monomeric complexing ligands will be polymerized. The polymers will provide useful sequestering agents for removing actinide ions from wastes and will form the basis for a variety of analytical techniques for actinide determinations.'

  11. Oxo ligand silylation in a uranyl beta-ketoiminate complex.

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    Brown, Jessie L; Wu, Guang; Hayton, Trevor W

    2010-06-01

    Addition of Me(3)SiI to UO(2)((Ar)acnac)(2) (ArNC(Ph)CHC(Ph)O, Ar = 3,5-(t)Bu(2)C(6)H(3)) (1) results in the formation of U(OSiMe(3))(2)I(2)((Ar)acnac) (2) in moderate yield. Also formed in the reaction are I(2) and ArNC(Ph)=CHC(Ph)OSiMe(3), the product of [(Ar)acnac](-) abstraction by Me(3)Si(+). In contrast, reaction of 1 with Me(3)SiX (X = Cl, OTf) only results in the formation of UO(2)(OTf)(2)((Ar)acnacH)(2)(Et(2)O) (3) and UO(2)Cl(2)((Ar)acnacH)(2) (4), respectively. PMID:20459093

  12. A macrocyclic approach to transition metal and uranyl Pacman complexes 

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    Love J.B.

    2009-01-01

    Multielectron redox chemistry involving small molecules such as O-2, H2O, N-2, CO2, and CH4 is intrinsic to the chemical challenges surrounding sustainable, low-carbon energy generation and exploitation. Compounds with more than one metal reaction...

  13. An infrared and Raman spectroscopic study of the uranyl micas

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    Frost, Ray L.

    2004-06-01

    Vibrational spectroscopy using a combination of infrared and Raman spectroscopy has been used to study the uranyl micas also known as the autunite minerals, of general formula M(UO 2) 2(XO 4) 2·8-12H 2O where M may be Ba, Ca, Cu, Fe 2+, Mg, Mn 2+ or 1/2(HAl) and X is As or P. Included in these minerals are autunite, metautunite, torbernite, meta-torbernite, meta-zeunerite, saléeite and sabugalite. Compared with the results of infrared spectroscopy, Raman microscopy shows excellent band separation enabling the separation and identification of bands attributed to (UO 2) 2+ units, PO 4 and AsO 4 units. Common to all spectra were bands at around 900 and 818 cm -1, attributed to the antisymmetric and symmetric stretching vibrations of the (UO 2) 2+ units. Water in autunites is in a highly structured arrangement in the interlayer of the uranyl micas. Water molecules are differentiated according to the strength of the hydrogen bonds formed between the water and the adjacent uranyl-phosphate or uranyl-arsenate surfaces and the hydration sphere of the interlayer cation.

  14. An infrared and Raman spectroscopic study of the uranyl micas.

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    Frost, Ray L

    2004-06-01

    Vibrational spectroscopy using a combination of infrared and Raman spectroscopy has been used to study the uranyl micas also known as the autunite minerals, of general formula M(UO2)2(XO4)2.8-12H2O where M may be Ba, Ca, Cu, Fe2+, Mg, Mn2+ or 1/2(HAl) and X is As or P. Included in these minerals are autunite, metautunite, torbernite, meta-torbernite, meta-zeunerite, saléeite and sabugalite. Compared with the results of infrared spectroscopy, Raman microscopy shows excellent band separation enabling the separation and identification of bands attributed to (UO2)2+ units, PO4 and AsO4 units. Common to all spectra were bands at around 900 and 818 cm(-1), attributed to the antisymmetric and symmetric stretching vibrations of the (UO2)2+ units. Water in autunites is in a highly structured arrangement in the interlayer of the uranyl micas. Water molecules are differentiated according to the strength of the hydrogen bonds formed between the water and the adjacent uranyl-phosphate or uranyl-arsenate surfaces and the hydration sphere of the interlayer cation. PMID:15147689

  15. Structure and dynamics of aqueous solution of uranyl ions

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    Chopra, Manish; Choudhury, Niharendu

    2014-04-24

    The present work describes a molecular dynamics simulation study of structure and dynamics of aqueous solution of uranyl ions in water. Structural properties of the system in terms of radial distribution functions and dynamical characteristics as obtained through velocity autocorrelation function and mean square displacements have been analyzed. The results for radial distribution functions show the oxygen of water to form the first solvation shell at 2.4 Å around the uranium atom, whereas the hydrogen atoms of water are distributed around the uranium atom with the major peak at around 3.0 Å. Analyses of transport behaviors of ions and water through MSD indicates that the diffusion of the uranyl ion is much less as compared to that of the water molecules. It is also observed that the dynamical behavior of water molecules gets modified due to the presence of uranyl ion. The effect of increase in concentration of uranyl ions on the structure and dynamics of water molecules is also studied.

  16. Selective preconcentration of uranyl ion by silica gel phases modified with chelating compounds as inorganic polymeric ion exchangers.

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    Mahmoud, Mohamed E; Kenawy, Ibrahim M M; Soliman, Ezzat M; Hafez, Medhat A; Akl, Magda A A; Lashein, Rabab R A

    2008-03-01

    Four chemically modified chelating silica gel phases (I - IV) with ion exchange groups were tested for their potential capability to selectively bind, extract and preconcentrate uranyl ions (UO(2)(2+)) from different aqueous solutions as well as ore samples. Factors affecting such determination processes were studied and optimized. These included the pH of the contact solution, the mass of the silica gel phase extractant, the stirring time during the application of a static technique and the eluent concentration for desorption of the surface-bound uranyl ion and interfering anions and cations. All these factors were evaluated on the basis of determinations of the distribution coefficient value (K(d)) and the percent recovery (R%). Percent recovery values of 91% for silica phase (II) and 93% for silica phase (IV) were identified in the optimum conditions. The proposed preconcentration method was further applied to uranium ore samples as well as granite samples. The determined percentage and ppm values are in good agreement with the standard assigned ones. The structure of the synthesized silica gel phases (I - IV) and their uranyl bound complexes were identified and characterized by means of infrared analysis, thermal analysis (TGA) and potentiometric titration. PMID:18332547

  17. Topologically and geometrically flexible structural units in seven new organically templated uranyl selenates and selenite-selenates

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    Gurzhiy, Vladislav V.; Kovrugin, Vadim M.; Tyumentseva, Olga S.; Mikhaylenko, Pavel A.; Krivovichev, Sergey V.; Tananaev, Ivan G.

    2015-09-01

    Single crystals of seven novel uranyl oxysalts of selenium with protonated methylamine molecules, [C2H8N]2[(UO2)(SeO4)2(H2O)] (I), [C2H8N]2[(UO2)2(SeO4)3(H2O)] (II), [C4H15N3][H3O]0.5[(UO2)2(SeO4)2.93(SeO3)0.07(H2O)](NO3)0.5 (III), [C2H8N]3[H5O2][(UO2)2(SeO4)3(H2O)2]2(H2O)5 (IV), [C2H8N]2[H3O][(UO2)3(SeO4)4(HSeO3)(H2O)](H2SeO3)0.2 (V), [C4H12N]3[H3O][(UO2)3(SeO4)5(H2O)] (VI), and [C2H8N]3(C2H7N)[(UO2)3(SeO4)4(HSeO3)(H2O)] (VII) have been prepared by isothermal evaporation from aqueous solutions. Their crystal structures have been solved by direct methods and their uranyl selenate and selenite-selenate units investigated using black-and-white graphs from the viewpoints of topology of interpolyhedral linkages and isomeric variations. The crystal structure of IV is based upon complex layers with unique topology, which has not been observed previously in uranyl selenates. Investigations of the statistics and local distribution of the U-Obr-Se bond angles demonstrates that shorter angles associate with undulations, whereas larger angles correspond to planar areas of the uranyl selenite layers.

  18. Cluster-Models for Uranyl(VI) Adsorption on alpha-Alumina

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    Glezakou, Vassiliki Alexandra; De Jong, Wibe A.

    2011-02-24

    Aqueous complexation, adsorption and redox chemistry of actinide species at mineral surfaces have significant impact on their transport and reactive behaviour in chemically and physically heterogeneous environments. The adsorption configurations and energies of micro-solvated uranyl dication, UO2 2+, on fully hydroxylated and H-deficient a-alumina (0001)-like finite cluster models were studied. The significant size of the models provides faithful representations of features that have emerged from periodic calculations, but most importantly, they afford us a systematic study of the preferred adsorption configurations, effect of secondary solvation shells and explicit treatment of the total charge. The energetics computed from the difference between the optimized structures and the appropriate reference states, point at a preference for inner sphere type complex.

  19. Extended chain conformational preference of solid films of poly(2,6-benzoxazole) processed from Lewis acid coordination complexes

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    Chen, X.L.; Jenekhe, S.A.

    1996-12-31

    Polybenzoxazoles such as poly(2,6-benzoxazole)(2,6-PBO), poly(2,6-benzothiazole)(2,6-PBT) and poly(2,5(6)-benzimidazole) are semi-flexible, high temperature, and high modulus polymers which have been of wide interest as the matrix components of molecular composites. These polymers and their rigid-rod relatives polybenzobisazoles(PBZT, PBO, etc) also exhibit interesting electroactive and photoactive properties. As previously shown for rigid-rod polybenzobisazoles, we have found that the semi-flexible polybenzoazoles are soluble in Lewis acid (e.g. GaCl{sub 3}, AlCl{sub 3})/nitromethane solvent systems from which films and fibers could be processed. Remarkably, 2,6-PBO films prepared by complexation mediated processing from Lewis acid/nitromethane solutions of the polymer exhibit the extended chain (trans) conformation as evidenced by optical absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopies. In contrast, 2,6-PBO films prepared from formic acid/methanesulfonic acid(FA/MSA) solvent am predominantly of cis-conformation. The origin of this extended chain conformation preference of 2,6-PBO films prepared from Lewis acid/nitromethane solutions lies in the stereochemical control exerted by Lewis(MX{sub 3}) coordination to the imine nitrogens of 2,6-PBO resulting in an all-trans conformation after film processing and decomplexation. Since the trans- and cis-(2,6-PBO) have dramatically different solid state properties such as optical absorption and luminescence, our results demonstrate how a high degree of control of solid state structure and properties can be achieved by novel polymer processing.

  20. Long-term safety evaluation of a novel oxygen-coordinated niacin-bound chromium (III) complex.

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    Shara, Michael; Kincaid, Anthony E; Limpach, Aimee L; Sandstrom, Robert; Barrett, Laura; Norton, Neil; Bramble, J D; Yasmin, Taharat; Tran, Janet; Chatterjee, Archana; Bagchi, Manashi; Bagchi, Debasis

    2007-07-01

    Chromium (III) is an essential micronutrient required for normal protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, as well as helps insulin metabolize fat, turn protein into muscle and convert sugar into energy. A broad spectrum of research investigations including in vitro, in vivo and clinical studies demonstrated the beneficial effects of novel oxygen- coordinated niacin-bound chromium (III) complex (NBC) in promoting glucose-insulin sensitivity, lipid profile, cardioprotective ability and lean body mass. This study examined the long-term safety of NBC by orally administering either 0 or 25 ppm or the human equivalency dose of 1000 microg elemental chromium (III) as NBC per day for 52 consecutive weeks to male and female Sprague-Dawley rats. Animals of each group and each gender were sacrificed on 26, 39, or 52 weeks of treatment. Body weight, physical and ocular health, feed and water intake, selected organ weights as such and as a percentage of liver and brain weight, hepatic lipid peroxidation and DNA fragmentation, hematology and clinical chemistry, and histopathological evaluations were conducted. At 26, 39, or 52 weeks of treatment, body weight gain was significantly reduced by 7.7%, 8.1% and 14.9% in male rats, and 5.5%, 11.4% and 9.6% in female rats, respectively, in the NBC treatment groups. No significant changes were observed in hepatic lipid peroxidation and DNA fragmentation, hematology and clinical chemistry, and histopathological evaluation between control and NBC groups at these time points. These findings, thus far, are in agreement with the subchronic studies in terms of the safety of NBC. PMID:17555823

  1. Coordination behavior of ligand based on NNS and NNO donors with ruthenium(III) complexes and their catalytic and DNA interaction studies

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    Manikandan, R.; Viswnathamurthi, P.

    2012-11-01

    Reactions of 2-acetylpyridine-thiosemicarbazone HL1, 2-acetylpyridine-4-methyl-thiosemicarbazone HL2, 2-acetylpyridine-4-phenyl-thiosemicarbazone HL3 and 2-acetylpyridine-semicarbazone HL4 with ruthenium(III) precursor complexes were studied and the products were characterized by analytical and spectral (FT-IR, electronic, EPR and EI-MS) methods. The ligands coordinated with the ruthenium(III) ion via pyridine nitrogen, azomethine nitrogen and thiolate sulfur/enolate oxygen. An octahedral geometry has been proposed for all the complexes based on the studies. All the complexes are redox active and display an irreversible and quasireversible metal centered redox processes. Further, the catalytic activity of the new complexes has been investigated for the transfer hydrogenation of ketones in the presence of isopropanol/KOH and the Kumada-Corriu coupling of aryl halides with aryl Grignard reagents. The DNA cleavage efficiency of new complexes has also been tested.

  2. Multispecies diffusion models: A study of uranyl species diffusion

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    Liu, Chongxuan; Shang, Jianying; Zachara, John M.

    2011-12-01

    Rigorous numerical description of multispecies diffusion requires coupling of species, charge, and aqueous and surface complexation reactions that collectively affect diffusive fluxes. The applicability of a fully coupled diffusion model is, however, often constrained by the availability of species self-diffusion coefficients, as well as by computational complication in imposing charge conservation. In this study, several diffusion models with variable complexity in charge and species coupling were formulated and compared to describe reactive multispecies diffusion in groundwater. Diffusion of uranyl [U(VI)] species was used as an example in demonstrating the effectiveness of the models in describing multispecies diffusion. Numerical simulations found that a diffusion model with a single, common diffusion coefficient for all species was sufficient to describe multispecies U(VI) diffusion under a steady state condition of major chemical composition, but not under transient chemical conditions. Simulations revealed that for multispecies U(VI) diffusion under transient chemical conditions, a fully coupled diffusion model could be well approximated by a component-based diffusion model when the diffusion coefficient for each chemical component was properly selected. The component-based diffusion model considers the difference in diffusion coefficients between chemical components, but not between the species within each chemical component. This treatment significantly enhanced computational efficiency at the expense of minor charge conservation. The charge balance in the component-based diffusion model can be enforced, if necessary, by adding a secondary migration term resulting from model simplification. The effect of ion activity coefficient gradients on multispecies diffusion is also discussed. The diffusion models were applied to describe U(VI) diffusive mass transfer in intragranular domains in two sediments collected from U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford 300A, where intragranular diffusion is a rate-limiting process controlling U(VI) adsorption and desorption. The grain-scale reactive diffusion model was able to describe U(VI) adsorption/desorption kinetics that had been previously described using a semiempirical, multirate model. Compared with the multirate model, the diffusion models have the advantage to provide spatiotemporal speciation evolution within the diffusion domains.

  3. Stereochemical control over Mn(II)-Thio versus Mn(II)-Oxy coordination in adenosine 5 prime -O-(1-thiodiphosphate) complexes at the active site of creatine kinase

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    Smithers, G.W.; Sammons, R.D.; Goodhart, P.J.; LoBrutto, R.; Reed, G.H. )

    1989-02-21

    The stereochemical configurations of the Mn(II) complexes with the resolved epimers of adenosine 5{prime}-O-(1-thiodiphosphate) (ADP{alpha}S), bound at the active site of creatine kinase, have been determined in order to assess the relative strengths of enzymic stereoselectivity versus Lewis acid/base preferences in metal-ligand binding. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) data have been obtained for Mn(II) in anion-stabilized, dead-end (transition-state analogue) complexes, in ternary enzyme-Mn{sup II}ADP{alpha}S complexes, and in the central complexes of the equilibrium mixture. The modes of coordination of Mn(II) at P{sub alpha} in the nitrate-stabilized, dead-end complexes with each epimer of ADP{alpha}S were ascertained by EPR measurements with (R{sub p})-({alpha}-{sup 17}O)ADP{alpha}S and (S{sub p})-({alpha}-{sup 17}O)ADP{alpha}S. A reduction in the magnitude of the {sup 55}Mn hyperfine coupling constant in the spectrum for the complex containing (S{sub p})-ADP{alpha}S is indicative of Mn(II)-thio coordination at P{sub alpha}. The results indicate that a strict discrimination for a unique configuration of the metal-nucleotide substrate is expressed upon binding of all of the substrates to form the active complex (or an analogue thereof). This enzymic stereoselectivity provides sufficient binding energy to overcome an intrinsic preference for the hard Lewis acid Mn(II) to coordinate to the hard Lewis base oxygen.

  4. Copper(ii) tetrafluoroborate complexes with the N(3),N(4)-bridging coordination of 1-(tert-butyl)-1H-tetrazole: synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties.

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    Degtyarik, Mikhail M; Lyakhov, Alexander S; Ivashkevich, Ludmila S; Matulis, Vitaly E; Matulis, Vadim E; Gruschinski, Sina; Voitekhovich, Sergei V; Kersting, Berthold; Ivashkevich, Oleg A

    2015-11-14

    1-(tert-Butyl)-1H-tetrazole (L) reacts with copper(ii) tetrafluoroborate hexahydrate to give the complexes [Cu2L8(H2O)2](BF4)4 (1) or [Cu3L6(H2O)6](BF4)6 (2) depending on the reaction conditions. These complexes, as well as compound L, were characterized using single crystal X-ray analysis. Complex 1 was found to comprise a dinuclear complex cation [Cu2L8(H2O)2](4+) (the Ci symmetry point group), with six tetrazole ligands L showing monodentate N(4)-coordination, and two ligands L providing two tetrazole ring N(3),N(4) bridges between the copper(ii) cations; water molecules complete the distorted octahedral coordination of the metal ions. Complex 2 includes a linear trinuclear complex cation [Cu3L6(H2O)6](6+) (the S6 symmetry point group), in which neighbouring copper(ii) cations are linked by three ligands L via tetrazole ring N(3),N(4) bridges; central and terminal metal ions show octahedral CuN6 and CuN3O3 coordination cores, respectively. The temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility measurements of complex 2 revealed that the copper(ii) ions were weakly ferromagnetically coupled showing a coupling constant J of 2.2 cm(-1) {H = -2J(S1S2 + S2S3)}. The quantum-chemical investigation of the electronic structure and basicity of ligand L was carried out. PMID:26442910

  5. A redox-active porous coordination network film based on a Ru complex as a building block on an ITO electrode.

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    Shinomiya, Takuya; Ozawa, Hiroaki; Mutoh, Yuichiro; Haga, Masa-Aki

    2013-12-01

    The combination of self-assembled monolayer (SAM) and layer-by-layer (LbL) growth methods for the construction of a surface porous film has the potential to incorporate a wide range of chemical functionalities on a solid surface. A novel redox-active Ru complex with 2,6-bis(N-pyridylbenzimidazolyl)-pyridine ligands (Ru complex 1), in which four peripheral pyridine groups act as coordination sites, was used as a building block for a porous coordination network film. By using (4-pyridyl)phenylphosphonic acid as a SAM primer layer on an ITO surface, the Ru complex 1 was immobilized by the successive reaction of PdCl2 on the ITO electrode in the LbL growth method. Multilayer growth was monitored by UV-vis spectra and cyclic voltammetry, in which the linear increases of both absorbance and the peak current were observed. This result indicated that the regular accumulation of Ru complex 1 onto the ITO surface took place. The permselectivity of the present porous coordination network structure was examined using redox-active molecular probes with different sizes and charges such as ferrocene, trimethylaminomethylferrocene, the Os bis(2,6-bis(N-methylbenzimidazolyl)-pyridine) complex, and tetrathiofulvarene (TTF). With the Os complex and cationic ferrocene, only the catalytic peak was observed as a prewave of the adsorbed Ru(II/III) peak at +0.73 V. On the other hand, the oxidation peak of ferrocene was observed around 0 V vs. Fc(+)/Fc even for nine-layered films in addition to the adsorbed Ru(II/III) peak. From these results, not only molecular size but also electrostatic interaction plays an important role in the permeation into the Ru complex 1 porous network film. PMID:24030849

  6. Syntheses, structures, photoluminescence of four dicarboxylate-controlled Zn(II) coordination complexes incorporating flexible 1-(4-pyridylmethyl)-benzimidazole ligand

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    Hao, Hong-Jun; Du, Ming-Yue; Wang, Dan-Feng; Sun, Cheng-Jie; Wang, Zhan-Hui; Huang, Rong-Bin; Zheng, Lan-Sun

    2013-09-01

    Four Zn(II) coordination complexes, namely {[Zn(pmbm)2(tpa)]·H2O}n (1), {[Zn(pmbm)(phda)]·2(H2O)}n (2), [Zn(pmbm)(aze)]n (3), {[Zn(pmbm)(1,4-ndc)]·2(CH3OH)}n (4) [pmbm = 1-(4-pyridylmethyl)-benzimidazole, H2tpa = terephthalic acid, H2phda = phenylenediacetic acid, H2aze = azelaic acid, 1,4-ndcH2 = 1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid] have been synthesized by solution phase ultrasonic reactions of Zn(AC)2·2H2O with pmbm and various dicarboxylates ligands under the ammoniacal condition. All the complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectra and X-ray diffraction. Complexes 1 and 2 exhibit one-dimensional chains structure and complex 3 and 4 are two-dimensional sheets structure with (4,4) topology. Complexes 1-4 spanning from one-dimensional chains to two-dimensional sheets suggest that dicarboxylates play significant roles in the formation of such coordination architectures. The photoluminescences of the complexes were also investigated in the solid state at room temperature.

  7. 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.

  8. Substrate binding preferences and pKa determinations of a nitrile hydratase model complex: Variable solvent coordination to [(bmmp-TASN)Fe]OTf

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    O’Toole, Martin G.; Bennett, Brian; Mashuta, Mark S.; Grapperhaus, Craig A.

    2009-01-01

    The five-coordinate iron-dithiolate complex (N,N?-4,7-bis-(2?-methyl-2?-mercatopropyl)-1-thia-4,7-diazacyclononane)iron(III), [LFe]+, has been isolated as the triflate salt from reaction of the previously reported LFeCl with thallium triflate. Spectroscopic characterization confirms an S = 1/2 ground state in non-coordinating solvents with room temperature µeff = 1.78 µB and EPR derived g-values of g1 = 2.06, g2 = 2.03 and g3 = 2.02. [LFe]+ binds a variety of coordinating solvents resulting in six-coordinate complexes [LFe-solvent]+. In acetonitrile the low-spin [LFe-NCMe]+ (g1 = 2.27, g2 = 2.18 and g3 = 1.98) is in equilibrium with [LFe]+ with a binding constant of Keq = 4.03 at room temperature. Binding of H2O, DMF, methanol, DMSO and pyridine to [LFe]+ yields high-spin six-coordinate complexes with EPR spectra that display significant strain in the rhombic zero-field splitting term E/D. Addition of one equivalent of triflic acid to the previously reported diiron species (LFe)2O results in the formation of [(LFe)2OH]OTf, which has been characterized by x-ray crystallography. The aqueous chemistry of [LFe]+ reveals three distinct species as a function of pH: [LFe-OH2]+, [(LFe)2OH]OTf, and (LFe)2O. The pKa values for [LFe-OH2]+ and [(LFe)2OH]OTf are 5.4 ± .1 and 6.52 ± .05 respectively. PMID:19166306

  9. Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of a Uranium(VI) Carbene Imido Oxo Complex**

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    Lu, Erli; Cooper, Oliver J; McMaster, Jonathan; Tuna, Floriana; McInnes, Eric J L; Lewis, William; Blake, Alexander J; Liddle, Stephen T

    2014-01-01

    We report the uranium(VI) carbene imido oxo complex [U(BIPMTMS)(NMes)(O)(DMAP)2] (5, BIPMTMS=C(PPh2NSiMe3)2; Mes=2,4,6-Me3C6H2; DMAP=4-(dimethylamino)pyridine) which exhibits the unprecedented arrangement of three formal multiply bonded ligands to one metal center where the coordinated heteroatoms derive from different element groups. This complex was prepared by incorporation of carbene, imido, and then oxo groups at the uranium center by salt elimination, protonolysis, and two-electron oxidation, respectively. The oxo and imido groups adopt axial positions in a T-shaped motif with respect to the carbene, which is consistent with an inverse trans-influence. Complex 5 reacts with tert-butylisocyanate at the imido rather than carbene group to afford the uranyl(VI) carbene complex [U(BIPMTMS)(O)2(DMAP)2] (6). PMID:24842784

  10. Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of a uranium(VI) carbene imido oxo complex.

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    Lu, Erli; Cooper, Oliver J; McMaster, Jonathan; Tuna, Floriana; McInnes, Eric J L; Lewis, William; Blake, Alexander J; Liddle, Stephen T

    2014-06-23

    We report the uranium(VI) carbene imido oxo complex [U(BIPM(TMS))(NMes)(O)(DMAP)2] (5, BIPM(TMS) = C(PPh2 NSiMe3)2; Mes = 2,4,6-Me3C6H2; DMAP = 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine) which exhibits the unprecedented arrangement of three formal multiply bonded ligands to one metal center where the coordinated heteroatoms derive from different element groups. This complex was prepared by incorporation of carbene, imido, and then oxo groups at the uranium center by salt elimination, protonolysis, and two-electron oxidation, respectively. The oxo and imido groups adopt axial positions in a T-shaped motif with respect to the carbene, which is consistent with an inverse trans-influence. Complex 5 reacts with tert-butylisocyanate at the imido rather than carbene group to afford the uranyl(VI) carbene complex [U(BIPM(TMS))(O)2(DMAP)2] (6). PMID:24842784

  11. Four-coordinate Co(II) and Fe(II) complexes with bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)borate and their magnetic properties.

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    Liu, Yuan-Zhong; Wang, Jing; Zhao, Yue; Chen, Lei; Chen, Xue-Tai; Xue, Zi-Ling

    2015-01-21

    Both square planar and tetrahedral isomers of the four-coordinate complex [Co(Bc(tBu))2] with a bis(3-tert-butylimidazol-2-ylidene)borate ligand (Bc(tBu)) have been isolated while only a tetrahedral configuration was found for the Fe(ii) analogue [Fe(Bc(tBu))2]. Novel co-crystals containing both isomers of [Co(Bc(tBu))2] have been obtained from recrystallization. PMID:25470141

  12. Np Incorporation into Uranyl Alteration Phases: A Quantum Mechanical Approach

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    L.C. Huller; R.C. Win; U.Ecker

    2006-09-05

    Neptunium is a major contributor to the long-term radioactivity in a geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) due to its long half-life (2.1 million years). The mobility of Np may be decreased by incorporation into the U{sup 6+} phases that form during the corrosion of SNF. The ionic radii of Np (0.089nm) and U (0.087nm) are similar, as is their chemistry. Experimental studies have shown Np can be incorporated into uranyl phases at concentrations of {approx} 100 ppm. The low concentration of Np in the uranyl phases complicates experimental detection and presents a significant challenge for determining the incorporation mechanism. Therefore, we have used quantum mechanical calculations to investigate incorporation mechanisms and evaluate the energetics of Np substituting for U. CASTEP, a density functional theory based code that uses plane waves and pseudo-potentials, was used to calculate optimal H positions, relaxed geometry, and energy of different uranyl phases. The incorporation energy for Np in uranyl alteration phases was calculated for studtite, [(UO{sub 2})O{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}](H{sub 2}){sub 2}, and boltwoodite, HK(UO{sub 2})(SiO{sub 4})* 1.5(H{sub 2}O). Studtite is the rare case of a stable uranyl hydroxyl-peroxide mineral that forms in the presence of H{sub 2}O{sub 2} from the radiolysis of H{sub 2}O. For studtite, two incorporation mechanisms were evaluated: (1) charge-balanced substitution of Np{sup 5+} and H{sup +} for one U{sup 6+}, and (2) direct substitution of Np{sup 6+} for U{sup 6+}. For boltwoodite, the H atomic positions prior to Np incorporation were determined, as well as the Np incorporation mechanisms and the corresponding substitution energies. The preferential incorporation of Np into different structure types of U{sup 6+} minerals was also investigated. Quantum mechanical substitution energies have to be derived at Np concentrations higher than the ones found in experiments or expected in a repository. However, the quantum mechanical results are crucial for subsequent empirical force-field and Monte-Carlo simulations to determine the thermodynamically stable limit of Np incorporation into these uranyl phases.

  13. Novel Ni(II) and Zn(II) complexes coordinated by 2-arylaminomethyl-1H-benzimidazole: Molecular structures, spectral, DFT studies and evaluation of biological activity

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    Abdel-Ghani, Nour T.; Abo El-Ghar, Maha F.; Mansour, Ahmed M.

    2013-03-01

    [NiL1,2Cl2(OH2)3]·zH2O and [ZnL1,2(CH3CO2)2] (L1 = (1H-benzimidazol-2-ylmethyl)-N-phenyl amine, z = 0 and L2 = 2-[(1H-Benzimidazol-2-ylmethyl)-amino]-benzoic acid methyl ester, z = 1) complexes have been synthesized and characterized by a variety of physico-chemical techniques. The central Ni(II) ion is coordinated by only the pyridine-type nitrogen (Npy) of benzimidazole ring, three water molecules and two chlorido ligands forming a distorted octahedral geometry. Five coordinated zinc complexes were obtained, where the coordination sphere of zinc ion is made up of secondary amino group (NHsec), Npy and two acetate groups, one acts as a unidentate and the other as a bidentate. A theoretical DFT/UB3LYP method combined with LANL2DZ basis set shows that all the metal-ligand bonds are of the L ? M type. Electronic structures have been calculated using TD-DFT method. The antibacterial activity of NiL2 complexes decreases by the introduction of COOCH3 group in the ortho-position of the aniline moiety.

  14. Novel Ni(II) and Zn(II) complexes coordinated by 2-arylaminomethyl-1H-benzimidazole: molecular structures, spectral, DFT studies and evaluation of biological activity.

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    Abdel-Ghani, Nour T; Abo El-Ghar, Maha F; Mansour, Ahmed M

    2013-03-01

    [NiL(1,2)Cl(2)(OH(2))(3)]·zH(2)O and [ZnL(1,2)(CH(3)CO(2))(2)] (L(1)=(1H-benzimidazol-2-ylmethyl)-N-phenyl amine, z=0 and L(2)=2-[(1H-Benzimidazol-2-ylmethyl)-amino]-benzoic acid methyl ester, z=1) complexes have been synthesized and characterized by a variety of physico-chemical techniques. The central Ni(II) ion is coordinated by only the pyridine-type nitrogen (N(py)) of benzimidazole ring, three water molecules and two chlorido ligands forming a distorted octahedral geometry. Five coordinated zinc complexes were obtained, where the coordination sphere of zinc ion is made up of secondary amino group (NH(sec)), N(py) and two acetate groups, one acts as a unidentate and the other as a bidentate. A theoretical DFT/UB3LYP method combined with LANL2DZ basis set shows that all the metal-ligand bonds are of the L?M type. Electronic structures have been calculated using TD-DFT method. The antibacterial activity of NiL(2) complexes decreases by the introduction of COOCH(3) group in the ortho-position of the aniline moiety. PMID:23266686

  15. Bulky N-Phosphino-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Synthesis, Ruthenium Coordination Chemistry, and Ruthenium Alkylidene Complexes for Olefin Metathesis.

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    Brown, Christopher C; Rominger, Frank; Limbach, Michael; Hofmann, Peter

    2015-11-01

    Ruthenium chemistry and applications in catalytic olefin metathesis based on N-phosphino-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (NHCPs) are presented. Alkyl NHCP Ru coordination chemistry is described, and access to several potential synthetic precursors for ruthenium alkylidene complexes is outlined, incorporating both trimethylsilyl and phenyl alkylidenes. The Ru alkylidene complexes are evaluated as potential olefin metathesis catalysts and were shown to behave in a latent fashion. They displayed catalytic activity at elevated temperatures for both ring closing metathesis and ring opening metathesis polymerization. PMID:26479425

  16. Coordination and solvation of the Au+ cation: infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of mass-selected Au(H2O)n+ (n = 1-8) complexes.

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    Li, Yuzhen; Wang, Guanjun; Wang, Caixia; Zhou, Mingfei

    2012-11-01

    Gold cation-water complexes with attached argon atoms are produced via a laser vaporization supersonic cluster source. The [Au(H(2)O)(n)Ar(x)](+) (n = 1-8; x = 1 or 2) complexes are each mass selected and studied by infrared photodissociation spectroscopy in the OH stretching frequency region to explore the coordination and solvation structures of the Au(+) cation. Density functional calculations have been performed, and the calculated vibrational spectra are compared to the experimental spectra to identify the gas-phase structures of the Au(H(2)O)(n)(+) complexes. Confirming previous theoretical predications, the first coordination shell of the Au(+) cation contains two water molecules forming a linear O-Au(+)-O arrangement; subsequent water molecules bind to the two H(2)O ligands of the Au(H(2)O)(2)(+) core ion via hydrogen bond forming of the second hydration shell, which is complete at n = 6. For the complexes with n ? 7, the experimental spectrum can in general be assigned to the predicted global minimum structure. However, the spectrum suggests that two or more conformers coexist for the n = 8 complex, indicating that the identification of a single global minimum becomes less important upon increasing the number of solvating water molecules. PMID:23088325

  17. Highly efficient uptake into cisplatin-resistant cells and the isomerization upon coordinative DNA binding of anticancer tetrazolato-bridged dinuclear platinum(ii) complexes.

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    Uemura, Masako; Hoshiyama, Miyuu; Furukawa, Ayako; Sato, Takaji; Higuchi, Yoshihiro; Komeda, Seiji

    2015-11-01

    We examined the cytotoxicity and cellular uptake in L1210 murine leukemia cells, as well as the coordinative reaction with the guanine derivative 9-ethylguanine (9EtG), of a series of ?-hydroxo-?-tetrazolato dinuclear platinum(ii) complexes (tetrazolato-bridged complexes), [{cis-Pt(NH3)2}2(?-OH)(?-tetrazolato-N1,N2)](2+) (5-H-X) and [{cis-Pt(NH3)2}2(?-OH)(?-5-R-tetrazolato-N2,N3)](n+), where R = H (5-H-Y), CH3 (1), C6H5 (2), CH2COOCH2CH3 (3), or CH2COO(-) (4), and n = 2 (5-H-Y, 1-3) or 1 (4). Most tetrazolato-bridged complexes overcame cross-resistance to cisplatin and were more efficiently taken up into cisplatin-resistant cells (L1210R) than into parental cisplatin-sensitive cells (L1210), whereas cisplatin uptake into L1210R was decreased compared with that into L1210. The cellular uptake was most likely controlled by the total charge of the complexes. There was no correlation between the cytotoxicity and the kinetics of the coordinative reactions of 1-4 with 9EtG, but the isomerization involved in the reactions could contribute to determining the higher order structures of the compacted DNA. The cytotoxicity of tetrazolato-bridged complexes appears to correlate with the efficiency of cellular uptake and DNA compaction. PMID:26393664

  18. 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

  19. A new coordination mode of (E)-3-(3-hydroxyl-phenyl)-acrylic acid in copper complex: Crystal structure and magnetic properties

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    Jin, Xin; Zhou, Pei; Zheng, Chunying; Li, Hui

    2015-05-01

    A copper complex {[Cu(py)2(L)2]·2CH3OH}n (HL=(E)-3-(3-hydroxyl-phenyl)-acrylic acid) (1) with acrylic acid ligand was synthesized and structurally analyzed by IR, elemental analysis, TGA and the single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. It is the first time to find that phenolic hydroxyl of L coordinates to Cu(II). Complex 1 exhibits 1D chain by a double-bridge of ligands, and the 3D supramolecular framework in complex 1 is constructed by ?-? stacking interactions and van der Waals Contacts among the 1D chains. The magnetic properties of complex 1 have been studied.

  20. In vitro induction and proteomics characterisation of a uranyl-protein interaction network in bovine serum.

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    Szyrwiel, ?ukasz; Liauchuk, Viktoryia; Chavatte, Laurent; Lobinski, Ryszard

    2015-12-01

    Uranyl ions (UO2(2+)) were shown to interact with a number of foetal serum proteins, leading to the formation of a complex that could be isolated by ultracentrifugation. The molecular weight of the complex was estimated based on size-exclusion chromatography as 650?000 Da. Online ICP AES detection indicated that UO2(2+) in the complex co-eluted with minor amounts of calcium and phosphorous, but not with magnesium. A 1D gel electrophoresis of the U-complex produced more than 10 bands of similar intensity compared with only 2-3 intense bands corresponding to the main serum proteins in the control serum, indicative of the specific interaction of UO2(2+) with minor proteins. A proteomics approach allowed for the identification of 74 proteins in the complex. Analysis of the protein-protein interaction network in the UO2(2+) complex identified 32 proteins responsible for protein-protein complex formation and 34 with demonstrated ion-binding function, suggesting that UO2(2+) stimulates the formation of protein functional networks rather than using a particular molecule as its target. PMID:26506398

  1. Does iodate incorporate into layered uranyl phosphates under hydrothermal conditions?

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    Ling, Jie; Wu, Shijun; Chen, Fanrong; Simonetti, Antonio; Shafer, John T; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E

    2009-12-01

    Three new layered uranyl phosphates, Ba(3)(UO(2))(2)(HPO(4))(2)(PO(4))(2), Ba(UO(2))F(PO(4)), and Cs(2)(UO(2))(2)(PO(4))(2), were synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions. These compounds serve as models for uranium alteration phases that might form when spent nuclear fuel is subjected to oxidizing groundwater containing dissolved phosphate. In order to address the possibility of the incorporation of the key fission product (129)I in the form of iodate into uranyl alteration phases, the substitution of IO(3)(-) for the structurally related PO(3)(OH)(2-) or PO(4)(3-) unit was probed. Iodate incorporation into these phases was investigated using LA-ICP-MS, and these data indicate incorporation of iodine with levels as high as 4162 ppm. PMID:19877668

  2. How are Centrosymmetric and Noncentrosymmetric Structures Achieved in Uranyl Borates?

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    Wang, Shuao; Alekseev, Evgeny V.; Stritzinger, Jared T.; Depmeier, Wulf; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

    2010-03-15

    Four uranyl borates, UO{sub 2}B{sub 2}O{sub 4} (UBO-1), ?-(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}[B{sub 9}O{sub 14}(OH){sub 4}] (UBO-2), ?-(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}[B{sub 9}O{sub 14}(OH){sub 4}] (UBO-3), and (UO{sub 2}){sub 2}[B{sub 13}O{sub 20}(OH){sub 3}]·1.25H{sub 2}O (UBO-4), have been prepared from boric acid fluxes at 190 °C. UBO-3 and UBO-4 are centrosymmetric, whereas UBO-1 and UBO-2 are noncentrosymmetric (chiral and polar). These uranyl borates possess layered structures constructed from UO{sub 8} hexagonal bipyramids, BO{sub 3} triangles, and BO{sub 4} tetrahedra. In the case of UBO-4, clusters of BO{sub 3} triangles link the layers together to form open slabs with a thickness of almost 2 nm. The ability of uranyl borates to use very similar layers to yield both centrosymmetric and noncentrosymmetric layers is detailed in this work.

  3. Versatile structures of group 13 metal halide complexes with 4,4'-bipy: from 1D coordination polymers to 2D and 3D metal-organic frameworks.

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    Sevastianova, Tatiana N; Bodensteiner, Michael; Maulieva, Albina F; Davydova, Elena I; Virovets, Alexander V; Peresypkina, Eugenia V; Balázs, Gábor; Graßl, Christian; Seidl, Michael; Scheer, Manfred; Frenking, Gernot; Berezovskaya, Ekaterina A; Kazakov, Igor V; Khoroshilova, Olesya V; Timoshkin, Alexey Y

    2015-12-21

    A systematic structural study of complexes formed by aluminium and gallium trihalides with 4,4'-bipyridine (bipy) in 2?:?1, 1?:?1, and 1?:?2 stoichiometric ratios has been performed. Molecular structures of 11 complexes in the solid state have been determined for the first time. Complexes of 2?:?1 composition are molecular, while complexes of 1?:?1 composition form metal-organic frameworks of different kinds: an ionic 3D network (three interpenetrated lvt nets for AlCl3bipy), an ionic 2D network for AlBr3bipy and GaBr3bipy and a 1D coordination polymer in the case of GaCl3bipy. Thus, the nature of the Lewis acid plays a critical role in the structural type of the complex in the solid state. Incorporation of excess bipy molecules into (GaCl3bipy)? (formation of crystallosolvate) leads to an unprecedented change of the molecular structure from a non-ionic 1D coordination polymer to an ionic 2D metal organic framework [GaCl2bipy2](+)[GaCl4](-)·2bipy. As indicated by the temperature-dependent XRD study, removal of bipy by heating in a vacuum restores the non-ionic 1D structure. Quantum chemical computations for simple cluster model systems (up to eight Al and Ga atoms) reveal that ionic forms are slightly favourable, although the energy differences between the ionic and non-ionic structures are not large. These theoretical predictions are in good agreement with experimental findings. Thus, even relatively simple cluster models may be used to indicate the structural preferences in the solid state. Both experimental and computational IR frequency shifts of the in-plane ring bending mode of bipy upon complexation correlate well with the M-N bond distances in the complexes. PMID:26564471

  4. Mixed-valence copper(i,ii) complexes with 4-(1H-pyrazol-1-yl)-6-R-pyrimidines: from ionic structures to coordination polymers.

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    Vinogradova, Katerina A; Krivopalov, Viktor P; Nikolaenkova, Elena B; Pervukhina, Natalia V; Naumov, Dmitrii Yu; Boguslavsky, Evgenii G; Bushuev, Mark B

    2015-12-22

    Two pyrimidine-based ligands, 4-(3,5-diphenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)-6-(morpholino)pyrimidine () and 4-(3,5-diphenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)-6-phenoxypyrimidine (), and a series of mixed-valence copper(i,ii) halide complexes, [Cu(L(2))2Br]2[Cu2Br4] (), [Cu(L(2))2Cl][CuCl2] (), and [Cu2L(3)Br3]n (), have been synthesized. The complex [Cu(L(2))2Br]2[Cu2Br4] was prepared by the reaction of with CuBr2 in a 1?:?1 molar ratio in MeCN. Its chlorido-analogue, the complex [Cu(L(2))2Cl][CuCl2], was synthesized by the reaction between , CuCl2 and CuCl in a 2?:?1?:?1 molar ratio in MeCN. The ligand acts as a chelating one. In the structures of the complexes [Cu(L(2))2Br]2[Cu2Br4] and [Cu(L(2))2Cl][CuCl2] the Cu(2+) ion is in the cationic part of the complex whereas the Cu(+) ion is located in the anionic part. The best way to synthesize the mixed-valence 1D coordination polymer [Cu2L(3)Br3]n is to react CuBr2 with in a 2?:?1 molar ratio in the MeCN/CHCl3 mixture on heating. In the structure of [Cu2L(3)Br3]n the ligand shows chelating/bridging tridentate coordination. This is the first example of the tridentate coordination of 4-(1H-pyrazol-1-yl)-6-R-pyrimidines. The striking difference between the coordination behavior of and (chelating bidentate vs. chelating/bridging coordination) is related with the possibility of rotation of the 6-phenoxy group around the C-O bond which makes the N(1) pyrimidine atom less sterically hindered, enabling it to participate in metal ion binding. Importantly, all copper ions in [Cu2L(3)Br3]n show similar tetrahedral environments, CuNBr3 and CuN2Br2, which is extremely rare for mixed-valence copper(i,ii) compounds. The ligands and show blue emission which is quenched upon their coordination to copper ions. The 1D coordination polymer [Cu2L(3)Br3]n shows high thermal stability and unusual solvent-occlusion properties. The role of the substituents favoring the formation of the mixed-valence copper(i,ii) complexes with 4-(1H-pyrazol-1-yl)-6-R-pyrimidines is discussed. PMID:26600314

  5. Coordination Chemistry of Polyaromatic Thiosemicarbazones 2: Synthesis and Biological Activity of Zinc, Cobalt, and Copper Complexes of 1-(Naphthalene-2-yl)ethanone Thiosemicarbazone

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    LeBlanc, Marc-Andre; Gonzalez-Sarrías, Antonio; Beckford, Floyd A.; Mbarushimana, P. Canisius; Seeram, Navindra P.

    2012-01-01

    A novel thiosemicarbazone from 2-acetonaphthone (represented as acnTSC) has been synthesized and its basic coordination chemistry with zinc(II), cobalt(II), and copper(II) explored. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis and various spectroscopic techniques and are best formulated as [M(acnTSC)2Cl2] with the metal likely in an octahedral environment. The anticancer activity of the complexes was determined against a panel of human colon cancer cells (HCT-116 and Caco-2). The compounds bind to DNA via an intercalative mode with binding constants of 9.7 × 104 M?1, 1.8 × 105 M?1, and 9.5 × 104 M?1 for the zinc, cobalt, and copper complexes, respectively. PMID:22303515

  6. Controlling Proton Movement: Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Hydrogen by a Nickel(II) Complex Containing Proton Relays in the Second and Outer Coordination Spheres

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    Das, Partha Pratim; Ho, Ming-Hsun; O'Hagan, Molly J.; Shaw, Wendy J.; Bullock, R. Morris; Raugei, Simone; Helm, Monte L.

    2014-02-21

    A nickel bis(diphosphine) complex containing proton relays in the second and outer coordination spheres, Ni(PCy2N(CH2)2OMe)2, (PCy2N(CH2)2OMe = 1,5-di(methoxyethyl)-3,7-dicy?clohexyl-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctane), is an electrocatalyst for hydrogen oxidation. The addition of hydrogen to? the Ni(II) complex results in rapid formation of three isomers of the doubly protonated ?Ni(0) complex, [Ni(PCy2N(CH2)2OMe2H)2]2+. The three isomers show fast intramolecular interconversion at 40 ?C, unique to this complex in this class of catalysts. Under conditions of 1.0 atm H2 using H2O as a base, catalytic oxidation proceeds at a turnover frequency of 5 s?1 and an overpotential of 720 mV, as determined from the potential at half of the catalytic current. Compared to the previously reported Ni(PCy2NBn)2 complex, the new complex operates at a faster rate and at a lower overpotential. The results of this study indicate that the presence of the pendant methoxy group in the outer coordination sphere of the catalyst plays a key role, facilitating intramolecular proton movement prior to intermolecular proton removal required to complete the catalytic cycle. This research was supported as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy.

  7. The radiation induced chemistry of uranyl cation in aqueous carbonate –bicarbonate solutions as followed by NMR spectroscopy

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    McNamara, Bruce K.; Snow, Lanee A.; Soderquist, Chuck Z.; Sinkov, Sergei I.; Cho, Herman M.; Friese, Judah I.

    2006-05-01

    Alpha radiation induced formation of hydrogen peroxide in carbonate ?bicarbonate media was followed by 13C NMR using dissolved [233UO2(13CO3)3]4- as the alpha source (Dalpha= 12.1 Gy/hr). Between the pH region between 5.9 and 11.6 hydrogen peroxide causes a varied speciation of the uranyl carbonates that is a function of the uranium, carbonate and the hydrogen peroxide concentrations. It is shown that the speciation of the peroxy carbonates (or other species) formed in solution by titration with hydrogen peroxide are common to those formed by hydrogen peroxide generated by radiolysis. The radiolysis experiment was carried out above pH = 9.96 to minimize the loss of 13CO2 over a 2800 hr period. Radiolytic generation of hydrogen peroxide was followed by formation of a uranyl peroxy carbonate complex and complex formation accelerated for about 1200 hours. Complex formation was observed to terminate at a concentration between 1x10-4 and 5x10-4 M. It is assumed that either a steady state H2O2 production rate was established in solution or that some limiting feature of the experiment was responsible for slowing the yield of product.

  8. RME-8 coordinates the activity of the WASH complex with the function of the retromer SNX dimer to control endosomal tubulation

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    Freeman, Caroline L.; Hesketh, Geoffrey; Seaman, Matthew N. J.

    2014-01-01

    ABSTRACT Retromer is a vital element of the endosomal protein sorting machinery and comprises two subcomplexes that operate together to sort membrane proteins (cargo) and tubulate membranes. Tubules are formed by a dimer of sorting nexins, a key component of which is SNX1. Cargo selection is mediated by the VPS35–VPS29–VPS26 trimer, which additionally recruits the WASH complex through VPS35 binding to the WASH complex subunit FAM21. Loss of function of the WASH complex leads to dysregulation of endosome tubulation, although it is unclear how this occurs. Here, we show that FAM21 also binds to the SNX1-interacting DNAJ protein RME-8. Loss of RME-8 causes altered kinetics of SNX1 membrane association and a pronounced increase in highly branched endosomal tubules. Building on previous observations from other laboratories, we show that these tubules contain membrane proteins that are dependent upon WASH complex activity for their localization to the plasma membrane. Therefore, we propose that the interaction between RME-8 and the WASH complex provides a means to coordinate the activity of the WASH complex with the membrane-tubulating function of the sorting nexins at sites where retromer-mediated endosomal protein sorting occurs. PMID:24643499

  9. ESR distance measures show that Cu^2+ coordinates to Histidine 114 in the EcoRI-DNA complex

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    Yang, Zhongyu

    2009-03-01

    Metal coordination of EcoRI is intimately connected to its function of cleaving viral DNA. In order to gain insight into this process pulsed ESR distance measurement methodology was extended to the case of copper-copper and copper-nitroxide in proteins. This talk will discuss the first results on Cu^2+-Cu^2+ and Cu^2+-nitroxide distances measured in proteins by pulsed ESR. A triangulation procedure that involved the measurement of several long range distances (2-4 nm) demonstrates that copper ions bind to histidines 114 in EcoRI. The combination of ESR distance measurement and molecular dynamics simulations show distinct differences in the coordination of Cu^2+ versus the natural cofactor Mg^2+. This difference translates into the differences in roles of the metal ions - Mg^2+ catalyzes cleavage while Cu^2+ binding without cleavage of DNA.

  10. Regioselective ortho Amination of Coordinated 2-(Arylazo)pyridine. Isolation of Monoradical Palladium Complexes of a New Series of Azo-Aromatic Pincer Ligands.

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    Sengupta, Debabrata; Saha Chowdhury, Nabanita; Samanta, Subhas; Ghosh, Pradip; Seth, Saikat Kumar; Demeshko, Serhiy; Meyer, Franc; Goswami, Sreebrata

    2015-12-01

    In an unusual reaction of [Pd(L(1))Cl2] (L(1) = 2-(arylazo)pyridine) with amines, a new series of palladium complexes [Pd(L(2•-))Cl] (L(2) = 2-((2-amino)arylazo)pyridine) (1a-1h) were isolated. The complexes were formed via N-H and N-C bond cleavage reactions of 1°/2° and 3° amines, respectively, followed by regioselective aromatic ortho-C-N bond formation reaction and are associated with ortho-C-H/ortho-C-Cl bond activation. A large variety of amines including both aromatic and aliphatic were found to be effective in producing air-stable complexes. Identity of the resultant complexes was confirmed by their X-ray structure determination. Efforts were also made to understand the mechanism of the reaction. A series of experiments were performed, which point toward initial ligand reduction followed by intraligand electron transfer. Examination of the structural parameters of these complexes (1) indicates that the in situ generated ligand coordinated to the Pd(II) center serves as the backbone of these air-stable monoradical complexes. Molecular and electronic structures of the isolated complexes were further scrutinized by various spectroscopic techniques including cyclic voltammetry, variable temperature magnetic susceptibility measurements, electron paramagnetic resonance, and UV-vis spectroscopy. Finally the electronic structure was confirmed by density functional theory calculations. The isolated monoradical complexes adopt an unusual ?-stacked array, which leads to a relatively strong antiferromagnetic interaction (J = -40 cm(-1) for the representative complex 1c). PMID:26562467

  11. ABSORPTION AND BIOKINETICS OF U IN RATS FOLLOWING AN ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF URANYL NITRATE SOLUTION

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    The absorption of Uranyl (U) within the male Wistar rat was determined following oral gavage with uranyl nitrate solutions at seven different dosages. Gavage levels ranged from 0.003 to 45 mg U per kilogram body weight. Uranium tissue burdens were determined at 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4...

  12. Spin-filtering, giant magnetoresistance, rectifying and negative differential resistance effects in planar four-coordinate Fe complex with graphene nanoribbon electrodes

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    Zhao, P. E-mail: ss-cheng@ujn.edu.cn; Wu, Q. H.; Chen, G. E-mail: ss-cheng@ujn.edu.cn; Liu, D. S.; Department of Physics, Jining University, Qufu 273155

    2014-01-28

    By using the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism combined with the density functional theory, we have investigated the spin-polarized transport properties of a planar four-coordinate Fe complex sandwiched between two zigzag-edge graphene nanoribbon (ZGNR) electrodes, where the ZGNRs are modulated by external magnetic field. The results show that the system can exhibit perfect dual spin-filtering and spin-rectifying effects at a wide bias range, giant magnetoresistance effect with large magnetoresistance ratio at small bias, and obvious negative differential resistance behavior. The mechanisms are proposed for these phenomena.

  13. Coordination of degrees of freedom and stabilization of task variables in a complex motor skill: expertise-related differences in cello bowing.

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    Verrel, Julius; Pologe, Steven; Manselle, Wayne; Lindenberger, Ulman; Woollacott, Marjorie

    2013-02-01

    Stringed instrument bowing is a complex sensorimotor skill, involving fine regulation of bow orientation and motion relative to the string. In this study, we characterize this skill in terms of stabilization of specific bow parameters as well as the underlying use and coordination of the degrees of freedom (DOF) of the right bowing arm. Age-matched samples of 10 advanced cellists and 10 cello novices took part in the study. Kinematic bow movement data were analyzed with respect to task variables suggested by the cello teaching literature: position and orientation of the bow relative to the string, bow velocity, and timing. Joint motion of the bowing arm was analyzed in terms of movement amplitude and inter-joint coordination (principal component analysis). As expected, novices showed poorer control of bowing parameters. In addition, novices differed markedly from advanced players in the use and coordination of the DOF of the bowing arm, with the elbow and wrist showing less overall movement and a reduced proportion of variance explained by the first principal component (PC1). In contrast, larger amounts of shoulder variance were explained by PC1 in novices compared to experts. Our findings support Bernstein's theory of graded skill acquisition, according to which early stages of motor skill learning are characterized by a "freezing" of movement DOF, while later learning stages exploit the DOF, possibly following a proximal-to-distal sequence, for improved task performance. PMID:23109087

  14. Copper(II)-bis-histidine coordination structure in a fibrillar amyloid ?-peptide fragment and model complexes revealed by electron spin echo envelope modulation spectroscopy.

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    Hernández-Guzmán, Jessica; Sun, Li; Mehta, Anil K; Dong, Jijun; Lynn, David G; Warncke, Kurt

    2013-09-23

    Truncated and mutated amyloid-? (A?) peptides are models for systematic study-in homogeneous preparations-of the molecular origins of metal ion effects on A? aggregation rates, types of aggregate structures formed, and cytotoxicity. The 3D geometry of bis-histidine imidazole coordination of Cu(II) in fibrils of the nonapetide acetyl-A?(13-21)H14A has been determined by powder (14) N electron spin echo envelope modulation (ESEEM) spectroscopy. The method of simulation of the anisotropic combination modulation is described and benchmarked for a Cu(II) -bis-cis-imidazole complex of known structure. The revealed bis-cis coordination mode, and the mutual orientation of the imidazole rings, for Cu(II) in Ac-A?(13-21)H14A fibrils are consistent with the proposed ?-sheet structural model and pairwise peptide interaction with Cu(II) , with an alternating [-metal-vacancy-]n pattern, along the N-terminal edge. Metal coordination does not significantly distort the intra-?-strand peptide interactions, which provides a possible explanation for the acceleration of Ac-A?(13-21)H14A fibrillization by Cu(II) , through stabilization of the associated state and low-reorganization integration of ?-strand peptide pair precursors. PMID:24014287

  15. Uranyl ion interaction at the water/NiO(100) interface: A predictive investigation by first-principles molecular dynamic simulations

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    Sebbari, Karim; Roques, Jérôme; Domain, Christophe; Simoni, Eric

    2012-10-01

    The behavior of the UO22+ uranyl ion at the water/NiO(100) interface was investigated for the first time using Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamic simulations with the spin polarized DFT + U extension. A water/NiO(100) interface model was first optimized on a defect-free five layers slab thickness, proposed as a reliable surface model, with an explicit treatment of the solvent. Water molecules are adsorbed with a well-defined structure in a thickness of about 4 Å above the surface. The first layer, adsorbed on nickel atoms, remains mainly in molecular form but can partly dissociate at 293 K. Considering low acidic conditions, a bidentate uranyl ion complex was characterized on two surface oxygen species (arising from water molecules adsorption on nickel atoms) with d_{U{-O}_{adsorption}}= 2.39 Å. This complex is stable at 293 K due to iono-covalent bonds with an estimated charge transfer of 0.58 electron from the surface to the uranyl ion.

  16. Novel N-coordinate half-sandwich ruthenium(II) arene complexes bearing sulfonamide fragments: Catalytic activities in the TH of acetophenone derivatives

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    Kayaci, Nilgün; Dayan, Serkan; Kalaycioglu Ozpozan, Nilgun

    2015-11-01

    The novel cationic N-coordinate ruthenium(II)/arene complexes (6-10) were prepared from the starting complex [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 dimer. The structures of the [(p-cymene)RuLCl]Cl (L = N-arenesulfonyl-4,5-dimethyl-o-phenylenediamines) complexes were elucidated by FT-IR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, ionic conductivity techniques, and elemental analysis methods. The 6-10 complexes were applied as catalyst in the transfer hydrogenation (TH) of ketones. The catalytic tests showed that all the complexes are moderate catalysis precursors. Especially, {[N-benzenesulfonyl-4,5-dimethyl-o-phenylenediamine]-(p-cymene)-di-chloro-ruthenium(II)} (8) and {[N-4-chlorobenzenesulfonyl-4,5-dimethyl-o-phenylenediamine]-(p-cymene)-di-chloro-ruthenium(II)} (9) compounds were found to be a good catalysts in comparison to the others giving the corresponding alcohols in a good turnover frequency value of 1534 and 1731 h-1, respectively.

  17. Synthesis, spectroscopic, coordination and biological activities of some transition metal complexes containing ONO tridentate Schiff base ligand.

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    Belal, A A M; El-Deen, I M; Farid, N Y; Zakaria, Rosan; Refat, Moamen S

    2015-10-01

    The main target of this paper is to get an interesting data for the preparation and characterizations of metal oxide (MO) nanoparticles using H2L Schiff base complexes as precursors through the thermal decomposition procedure. Five Schiff base complexes of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) metal ions were synthesized from 2-[(2-hydroxy-naphthalen-1-ylmethylene)-amino]-benzoic acid new adduct (H2L). Theses complexes were characterized using infrared, electronic, mass and (1)H NMR spectroscopic techniques. The elemental analysis data was confirmed that the stoichiometry of (metal:H2L) is 1:1 molar ratio. The molar conductance indicates that all of complexes are non electrolytic. The general chemical formulas of these complexes is [M(L)(NH3)]·nH2O. All complexes are tetrahedral geometry. The thermal decomposition behavior of H2L hydrated and anhydrous complexes has been discussed using thermogravimetric analysis (TG/DTG) and differential thermal analyses (DTA) under nitrogen atmosphere. The crystalline phases of the reaction products were checked using X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). PMID:25989615

  18. Excitement in f block: structure, dynamics and function of nine-coordinate chiral lanthanide complexes in aqueous media.

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    Parker, David

    2004-03-30

    Lanthanide complexation chemistry has been studied intensively over the past 15 years and progress has been stimulated by the advent of well-defined, kinetically robust systems tailored to applications as bioactive probes for magnetic resonance and luminescence. In this tutorial review, the extent to which an enhanced understanding of the relationship between complex structure and spectral properties is emerging is discussed, together with an examination of the mechanism of ligand exchange processes. Such issues are aiding the development of responsive probes, ranging from simple sensors to more complex studies defining water structure and exchange dynamics. PMID:15026820

  19. Extending the NIF DISCO framework to automate complex workflow: coordinating the harvest and integration of data from diverse neuroscience information resources

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    Marenco, Luis N.; Wang, Rixin; Bandrowski, Anita E.; Grethe, Jeffrey S.; Shepherd, Gordon M.; Miller, Perry L.

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes how DISCO, the data aggregator that supports the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF), has been extended to play a central role in automating the complex workflow required to support and coordinate the NIF’s data integration capabilities. The NIF is an NIH Neuroscience Blueprint initiative designed to help researchers access the wealth of data related to the neurosciences available via the Internet. A central component is the NIF Federation, a searchable database that currently contains data from 231 data and information resources regularly harvested, updated, and warehoused in the DISCO system. In the past several years, DISCO has greatly extended its functionality and has evolved to play a central role in automating the complex, ongoing process of harvesting, validating, integrating, and displaying neuroscience data from a growing set of participating resources. This paper provides an overview of DISCO’s current capabilities and discusses a number of the challenges and future directions related to the process of coordinating the integration of neuroscience data within the NIF Federation. PMID:25018728

  20. CATION-? and CH-? Interactions in the Coordination and Solvation of Cu+ (ACETYLENE)n (n=1-6) Complexes Investigated via Infrared Photodissociation Spectroscopy

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    Brathwaite, Antonio David; Walters, Richard S.; Ward, Timothy B.; Duncan, Michael A.

    2015-06-01

    Mass-selected copper-acetylene cation complexes of the form Cu(C2H2)n+ are produced by laser ablation and studied via infrared laser photodissociation spectroscopy in the C-H stretching region (3000-3500 wn). Spectra for larger species are measured via ligand elimination, whereas argon tagging is employed to enhance dissociation yields in smaller complexes. The number of infrared active bands, their frequency positions and their relative intensities provide insight into the structure and bonding of these ions. Density functional theory calculations are carried out in support of this work. The combined data show that cation-? bonds are formed for the n=1-3 species, resulting in red-shifted C-H stretches on the acetylene ligands. Three acetylene ligands complete the coordination of the copper cation. Additional ligands (n=4-6) solvate the n=3 core by forming CH-pi bonds. Distinctive vibrational patterns are exhibited for coordinated vs. solvent ligands. Theory reproduces these results.

  1. Eight- and six-coordinated Mn(II) complexes of heteroaromatic alcohol and aldehyde: Crystal structure, spectral, magnetic, thermal and antibacterial activity studies

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    Jab?o?ska-Wawrzycka, Agnieszka; Barszcz, Barbara; Zienkiewicz, Ma?gorzata; Hodorowicz, Maciej; Jezierska, Julia; Stadnicka, Katarzyna; Lechowicz, ?ukasz; Kaca, Wies?aw

    2014-08-01

    Crystal, molecular and electronic structure of new manganese(II) compounds: [Mn(2-CH2OHpy)2(NO3)2] (1), [Mn(4-CHO-5-MeIm)2(NO3)2] (2) and [Mn(4-CHO-5-MeIm)2Cl2] (3), where 2-hydroxymethylpyridine (2-CH2OHpy) and 5(4)-carbaldehyde-4(5)-methylimidazole (5(4)-CHO-4(5)-MeIm), have been characterised using X-ray, spectroscopic, magnetic and TG/DTG data. In compounds 1 and 2, the Mn(II) ion is eight-coordinated forming distorted pseudo-dodecahedron, that is rather unusual for the manganese(II) complexes, whereas in 3 the Mn(II) ion environment is a distorted octahedron. The high coordination number (CN = 8) of 1 and 2 results from bidentate character of the nitrate ligands. The X-band EPR spectra of compounds 2 and 3 exhibit fine structure signals resulting from zero-field splitting (ZFS) of the spin states for high spin d5 Mn(II), whereas for 1 the broad isotropic signals were observed. The estimation of ZFS for individual Mn(II) ions was carried out for all compounds using DFT calculations. The free ligands and their manganese(II) complexes have been tested in vitro against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in order to assess their antimicrobial properties.

  2. A four-dimensional potential energy surface for the Ar-D2O van der Waals complex: Bending normal coordinate dependence

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    Wang, Shenhao; He, Shanshan; Dai, Liangchen; Feng, Eryin; Huang, Wuying

    2015-06-01

    In this paper, we report a four-dimensional potential energy surface (PES) of the Ar-D2O complex. The ab initio calculations are carried out by the coupled-cluster singles and doubles level with noniterative inclusion of connected triples [CCSD(T)] method with a large basis set supplemented with bond functions. The PES includes explicit dependence on the ?2 bending normal coordinate of Q2 the D2O molecule. Two vibrationally averaged PESs with D2O molecule in its ground and first ?2 excited vibrational states are generated by integrating over the Q2 normal coordinate. Based on these two PESs, the bound state energies are determined and used in the infrared spectra prediction. The theoretical frequencies for 104 infrared transitions of ?111(?2 = 1)??000, ?111(?2 = 1)??000, ?110(?2 = 1)??001, and ?101(?2 = 1)??101 of Ar-D2O complex are in good agreement with the available experimental values.

  3. Extending the NIF DISCO framework to automate complex workflow: coordinating the harvest and integration of data from diverse neuroscience information resources.

    PubMed

    Marenco, Luis N; Wang, Rixin; Bandrowski, Anita E; Grethe, Jeffrey S; Shepherd, Gordon M; Miller, Perry L

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes how DISCO, the data aggregator that supports the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF), has been extended to play a central role in automating the complex workflow required to support and coordinate the NIF's data integration capabilities. The NIF is an NIH Neuroscience Blueprint initiative designed to help researchers access the wealth of data related to the neurosciences available via the Internet. A central component is the NIF Federation, a searchable database that currently contains data from 231 data and information resources regularly harvested, updated, and warehoused in the DISCO system. In the past several years, DISCO has greatly extended its functionality and has evolved to play a central role in automating the complex, ongoing process of harvesting, validating, integrating, and displaying neuroscience data from a growing set of participating resources. This paper provides an overview of DISCO's current capabilities and discusses a number of the challenges and future directions related to the process of coordinating the integration of neuroscience data within the NIF Federation. PMID:25018728

  4. Synthesis of New Five Coordinated Copper(II) and Nickel(II) Complexes of L-Valine and Kinetic Study of Copper(II) with Calf Thymus DNA.

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    Tak, Aijaz Ahmad; Arjmand, Farukh; Tabassum, Sartaj

    2002-01-01

    Five coordinated novel complexes of CuII and NiII have been synthesized from benzil and 1,3- diaminopropane-CuII/NiII complex and characterized by elemental analysis, i.r., n.m.r., e.p.r, molar conductance and u.v-vis, spectroscopy. The complexes are ionic in nature and exhibit pentaeoordinated geometry around the metal ion. The reaction kinetics of C25H36N5O2CuCl with calf thymus DNA was studied by u.v-vis, spectroscopy in aqueous medium. The complex after interaction with calf thymus DNA shows shift in the absorption spectrum and hypochromicity indicating an intercalative binding mode. The Kobs values have been calculated under pseudo-first order conditions. The redox behaviour of complex C25H36N5O2CuCl in the presence and in the absence of calf thymus DNA in the aqueous solution has been investigated by cyclic voltammetry. The cyclic voitammogram exhibits one quasi-reversible redox wave corresponding to CuII/CuI redox couple with E1/2 values of -0.377 and -0.237 V respectively at a scan rate of 0.1Vs-1 .On interaction with calf thymus DNA, the complex C25H36N5O2CuCl exhibits shifts in both Ep as well as in E1/2 values, indicating strong binding of the complex to the calf thymus DNA. PMID:18475428

  5. Characterization of the TolB-Pal trans-envelope complex from Xylella fastidiosa reveals a dynamic and coordinated protein expression profile during the biofilm development process.

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    Santos, Clelton A; Janissen, Richard; Toledo, Marcelo A S; Beloti, Lilian L; Azzoni, Adriano R; Cotta, Monica A; Souza, Anete P

    2015-10-01

    The intriguing roles of the bacterial Tol-Pal trans-envelope protein complex range from maintenance of cell envelope integrity to potential participation in the process of cell division. In this study, we report the characterization of the XfTolB and XfPal proteins of the Tol-Pal complex of Xylella fastidiosa. X. fastidiosa is a major plant pathogen that forms biofilms inside xylem vessels, triggering the development of diseases in important cultivable plants around the word. Based on functional complementation experiments in Escherichia coli tolB and pal mutant strains, we confirmed the role of xftolB and xfpal in outer membrane integrity. In addition, we observed a dynamic and coordinated protein expression profile during the X. fastidiosa biofilm development process. Using small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), the low-resolution structure of the isolated XfTolB-XfPal complex in solution was solved for the first time. Finally, the localization of the XfTolB and XfPal polar ends was visualized via immunofluorescence labeling in vivo during bacterial cell growth. Our results highlight the major role of the components of the cell envelope, particularly the TolB-Pal complex, during the different phases of bacterial biofilm development. PMID:26049080

  6. Using low-frequency IR spectra for the unambiguous identification of metal ion-ligand coordination sites in purpose-built complexes

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    Varga, Gábor; Csendes, Zita; Peintler, Gábor; Berkesi, Ottó; Sipos, Pál; Pálinkó, István

    2014-03-01

    One of the aims of our long-term research is the identification of metal ion-ligand coordination sites in bioinspired metal ion-C- or N-protected amino acid (histidine, tyrosine, cysteine or cystine) complexes immobilised on the surface of chloropropylated silica gel or Merrifield resin. In an attempt to reach this goal, structurally related, but much simpler complexes have been prepared and their metal ion-ligand vibrations were determined from their low-frequency IR spectra. The central ions were Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II) or Cu(II) and the ligands (imidazole, isopropylamine, monosodium malonate) were chosen to possess only one-type of potential donor group. The low-frequency IR spectra were taken of the complexes for each ion-ligand combination and the typical metal ion-functional group vibration bands were selected and identified. The usefulness of the obtained assignments is demonstrated on exemplary immobilised metal ion-protected amino acid complexes.

  7. Redox non-innocence of coordinated 2-(arylazo) pyridines in iridium complexes: characterization of redox series and an insight into voltage-induced current characteristics.

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    Goswami, Sreetosh; Sengupta, Debabrata; Paul, Nanda D; Mondal, Tapan K; Goswami, Sreebrata

    2014-05-12

    Two examples of a rare class of di-radical azo-anion complexes of 2-(arylazo) pyridine with Ir(III) carrier are introduced. Their electronic structures have been elucidated using a host of physical methods that include X-ray crystallography, cyclic voltammetry, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, and density functional theory. Room temperature magnetic moments of these are consistent with two nearly non-interacting azo-anion radicals. These displayed rich electrochemical properties consisting of six numbers of reversible and successive one electron CV-waves. Redox processes occur entirely at the coordinated ligands without affecting metal redox state. Apart from reporting their chemical characterization, I-V characteristics of these complexes in film state are investigated using sandwich-type devices comprising of a thin film of 100-125?nm thickness placed between two gold-plated ITO electrodes. These showed memory switching properties covering a useful voltage range with a reasonable ON/OFF ratio and also are suitable for RAM/ROM applications. I-V characteristics of two similar complexes of Rh and Cr with identical ligand environment and electronic structure are also referred for developing an insight into the memory switching ability of Ir- and Rh- complexes on the basis of comparative analysis of responses of the respective systems. In a nutshell, thorough analysis of voltage driven redox dynamics and corresponding solid and solution state current responses of all the systems are attempted and there from an unexplored class of switching devices are systematically introduced. PMID:24682999

  8. Free energies and mechanisms of water exchange around Uranyl from first principles molecular dynamics

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    Atta-Fynn, Raymond; Bylaska, Eric J.; De Jong, Wibe A.

    2012-02-01

    From density functional theory (DFT) based ab initio (Car-Parrinello) metadynamics, we compute the activation energies and mechanisms of water exchange between the first and second hydration shells of aqueous Uranyl (UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}) using the primary hydration number of U as the reaction coordinate. The free energy and activation barrier of the water dissociation reaction [UO{sub 2}(OH{sub 2}){sub 5}]{sup 2+}(aq) {yields} [UO{sub 2}(OH{sub 2})4]{sup 2+}(aq) + H{sub 2}O are 0.7 kcal and 4.7 kcal/mol respectively. The free energy is in good agreement with previous theoretical (-2.7 to +1.2 kcal/mol) and experimental (0.5 to 2.2 kcal/mol) data. The associative reaction [UO{sub 2}(OH{sub 2}){sub 5}]{sup 2+}(aq) + H{sub 2}O {yields} [UO{sub 2}(OH{sub 2})6]{sup 2+}(aq) is short-lived with a free energy and activation barrier of +7.9 kcal/mol and +8.9 kca/mol respectively; it is therefore classified as associative-interchange. On the basis of the free energy differences and activation barriers, we predict that the dominant exchange mechanism between [UO{sub 2}(OH{sub 2}){sub 5}]{sup 2+}(aq) and bulk water is dissociative.

  9. Direct Observation of Very Large Zero-Field Splitting in a Tetrahedral Ni(II)Se4 Coordination Complex.

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    Jiang, Shang-Da; Maganas, Dimitrios; Levesanos, Nikolaos; Ferentinos, Eleftherios; Haas, Sabrina; Thirunavukkuarasu, Komalavalli; Krzystek, J; Dressel, Martin; Bogani, Lapo; Neese, Frank; Kyritsis, Panayotis

    2015-10-14

    The high-spin (S = 1) tetrahedral Ni(II) complex [Ni{(i)Pr2P(Se)NP(Se)(i)Pr2}2] was investigated by magnetometry, spectroscopic, and quantum chemical methods. Angle-resolved magnetometry studies revealed the orientation of the magnetization principal axes. The very large zero-field splitting (zfs), D = 45.40(2) cm(-1), E = 1.91(2) cm(-1), of the complex was accurately determined by far-infrared magnetic spectroscopy, directly observing transitions between the spin sublevels of the triplet ground state. These are the largest zfs values ever determined-directly-for a high-spin Ni(II) complex. Ab initio calculations further probed the electronic structure of the system, elucidating the factors controlling the sign and magnitude of D. The latter is dominated by spin-orbit coupling contributions of the Ni ions, whereas the corresponding effects of the Se atoms are remarkably smaller. PMID:26352187

  10. Differences and Comparisons of the Properties and Reactivities of Iron(III)–hydroperoxo Complexes with Saturated Coordination Sphere

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    Faponle, Abayomi S; Quesne, Matthew G; Sastri, Chivukula V; Banse, Frédéric; de Visser, Sam P

    2015-01-01

    Heme and nonheme monoxygenases and dioxygenases catalyze important oxygen atom transfer reactions to substrates in the body. It is now well established that the cytochrome P450 enzymes react through the formation of a high-valent iron(IV)–oxo heme cation radical. Its precursor in the catalytic cycle, the iron(III)–hydroperoxo complex, was tested for catalytic activity and found to be a sluggish oxidant of hydroxylation, epoxidation and sulfoxidation reactions. In a recent twist of events, evidence has emerged of several nonheme iron(III)–hydroperoxo complexes that appear to react with substrates via oxygen atom transfer processes. Although it was not clear from these studies whether the iron(III)–hydroperoxo reacted directly with substrates or that an initial O–O bond cleavage preceded the reaction. Clearly, the catalytic activity of heme and nonheme iron(III)–hydroperoxo complexes is substantially different, but the origins of this are still poorly understood and warrant a detailed analysis. In this work, an extensive computational analysis of aromatic hydroxylation by biomimetic nonheme and heme iron systems is presented, starting from an iron(III)–hydroperoxo complex with pentadentate ligand system (L52). Direct C–O bond formation by an iron(III)–hydroperoxo complex is investigated, as well as the initial heterolytic and homolytic bond cleavage of the hydroperoxo group. The calculations show that [(L52)FeIII(OOH)]2+ should be able to initiate an aromatic hydroxylation process, although a low-energy homolytic cleavage pathway is only slightly higher in energy. A detailed valence bond and thermochemical analysis rationalizes the differences in chemical reactivity of heme and nonheme iron(III)–hydroperoxo and show that the main reason for this particular nonheme complex to be reactive comes from the fact that they homolytically split the O–O bond, whereas a heterolytic O–O bond breaking in heme iron(III)–hydroperoxo is found. PMID:25399782

  11. Differences and comparisons of the properties and reactivities of iron(III)-hydroperoxo complexes with saturated coordination sphere.

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    Faponle, Abayomi S; Quesne, Matthew G; Sastri, Chivukula V; Banse, Frédéric; de Visser, Sam P

    2015-01-12

    Heme and nonheme monoxygenases and dioxygenases catalyze important oxygen atom transfer reactions to substrates in the body. It is now well established that the cytochrome P450 enzymes react through the formation of a high-valent iron(IV)-oxo heme cation radical. Its precursor in the catalytic cycle, the iron(III)-hydroperoxo complex, was tested for catalytic activity and found to be a sluggish oxidant of hydroxylation, epoxidation and sulfoxidation reactions. In a recent twist of events, evidence has emerged of several nonheme iron(III)-hydroperoxo complexes that appear to react with substrates via oxygen atom transfer processes. Although it was not clear from these studies whether the iron(III)-hydroperoxo reacted directly with substrates or that an initial O-O bond cleavage preceded the reaction. Clearly, the catalytic activity of heme and nonheme iron(III)-hydroperoxo complexes is substantially different, but the origins of this are still poorly understood and warrant a detailed analysis. In this work, an extensive computational analysis of aromatic hydroxylation by biomimetic nonheme and heme iron systems is presented, starting from an iron(III)-hydroperoxo complex with pentadentate ligand system (L5(2)). Direct C-O bond formation by an iron(III)-hydroperoxo complex is investigated, as well as the initial heterolytic and homolytic bond cleavage of the hydroperoxo group. The calculations show that [(L5(2))Fe(III)(OOH)](2+) should be able to initiate an aromatic hydroxylation process, although a low-energy homolytic cleavage pathway is only slightly higher in energy. A detailed valence bond and thermochemical analysis rationalizes the differences in chemical reactivity of heme and nonheme iron(III)-hydroperoxo and show that the main reason for this particular nonheme complex to be reactive comes from the fact that they homolytically split the O-O bond, whereas a heterolytic O-O bond breaking in heme iron(III)-hydroperoxo is found. PMID:25399782

  12. Reactivity studies of a pseudo three-coordinate vanadium(II) complex: Synthesis of terminal oxo and sulfido complexes of vanadium(IV) and S?S and Se?Se reductive bond cleavage reactions

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    Tran, Ba L.; Chen, Chun-Hsing; Mindiola, Daniel J.

    2012-02-07

    Terminal oxo and sulfido complexes in the form of (nacnac)V=E(Ntol{sub 2}) (nacnac = [ArNC(CH{sub 3})]{sub 2}CH{sup -}, Ar = 2,6-(CHMe{sub 2}){sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 3}, Ntol{sub 2} = {sup -}N(C{sub 6}H{sub 4}-4-Me), E = O (1), S (2)) were isolated from treatment of the masked three-coordinate vanadium(II) complex, (nacnac)V(Ntol{sub 2}), with C{sub 5}H{sub 5}NO and S{sub 8}, respectively. Both vanadium(IV) species, 1 and 2, have been characterized by room temperature X-band EPR spectroscopic studies, and in the case of complex 1, a single crystal molecular structure confirmed the presence of a terminal oxo moiety. Moreover, reaction of (nacnac)V(Ntol{sub 2}) with diphenyl-disulfide and diphenyl-diselenide results in the reductive cleavage of these compounds to produce the vanadium(III) complexes (nacnac)V(XPh)(Ntol{sub 2}) (X = S, (3), Se (4)). A molecular structure of the phenylsulfide complex, 3, confirmed formation of the d{sup 2} complex resulting from reductive cleavage of the S-S bond.

  13. CASPT2 study of inverse sandwich-type dinuclear Cr(I) and Fe(I) complexes of the dinitrogen molecule: significant differences in spin multiplicity and coordination structure between these two complexes.

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    Nakagaki, Masayuki; Sakaki, Shigeyoshi

    2014-02-20

    Inverse sandwich-type complexes (ISTCs), (?-N2)[M(AIP)]2 (AIPH = (Z)-1-amino-3-imino-prop-1-ene; M = Cr and Fe), were investigated with the CASPT2 method. In the ISTC of Cr, the ground state takes a singlet spin multiplicity. However, the singlet to nonet spin states are close in energy to each other. The thermal average of effective magnetic moments (?eff) of these spin multiplicities is close to the experimental value. The ?(2)-side-on coordination structure of N2 is calculated to be more stable than the ?(1)-end-on coordination one. This is because the d-orbital of Cr forms a strong d?-?* bonding interaction with the ?* orbital of N2 in molecular plane. In the ISTC of Fe, on the other hand, the ground state takes a septet spin multiplicity, which agrees well with the experimentally reported ?eff value. The ?(1)-end-on structure of N2 is more stable than the ?(2)-side-on structure. In the ?(1)-end-on structure, two doubly occupied d-orbitals of Fe can form two d?-?* bonding interactions. The negative spin density is found on the bridging N2 ligand in the Fe complex but is not in the Cr complex. All these interesting differences between ISTCs of Cr and Fe are discussed on the basis of the electronic structure and bonding nature. PMID:24475871

  14. Time-dependent water dynamics in hydrated uranyl fluoride

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    Miskowiec, Andrew J.; Anderson, Brian B.; Herwig, Kenneth W.; Huq, Ashfia; Mamontov, Eugene; Rondinone, Adam; Trowbridge, Lee D.

    2015-09-15

    In this study, uranyl fluoride is a three-layer, hexagonal structure with significant stacking disorder in the c-direction. It supports a range of unsolved ‘thermodynamic’ hydrates with 0–2.5 water molecules per uranium atom, and perhaps more. However, the relationship between water, hydrate crystal structures, and thermodynamic results, collectively representing the chemical pathway through these hydrate structures, has not been sufficiently elucidated. We used high-resolution quasielastic neutron scattering to study the dynamics of water in partially hydrated uranyl fluoride powder over the course of 4 weeks under closed conditions. The spectra are composed of two quasielastic components: one is associated with translational diffusive motion of water that is approximately five to six times slower than bulk water, and the other is a slow (on the order of 2–300 ps), spatially bounded water motion. The translational component represents water diffusing between the weakly bonded layers in the crystal, while the bounded component may represent water trapped in subnanometre ‘pockets’ formed by the space between uranium-centred polymerisation units. Complementary neutron diffraction measurements do not show any significant structural changes, suggesting that a chemical conversion of the material does not occur in the thermodynamically isolated system on this timescale.

  15. Time-dependent water dynamics in hydrated uranyl fluoride

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    Miskowiec, Andrew J.; Anderson, Brian B.; Herwig, Kenneth W.; Huq, Ashfia; Mamontov, Eugene; Rondinone, Adam; Trowbridge, Lee D.

    2015-09-15

    In this study, uranyl fluoride is a three-layer, hexagonal structure with significant stacking disorder in the c-direction. It supports a range of unsolved ‘thermodynamic’ hydrates with 0–2.5 water molecules per uranium atom, and perhaps more. However, the relationship between water, hydrate crystal structures, and thermodynamic results, collectively representing the chemical pathway through these hydrate structures, has not been sufficiently elucidated. We used high-resolution quasielastic neutron scattering to study the dynamics of water in partially hydrated uranyl fluoride powder over the course of 4 weeks under closed conditions. The spectra are composed of two quasielastic components: one is associated with translationalmore »diffusive motion of water that is approximately five to six times slower than bulk water, and the other is a slow (on the order of 2–300 ps), spatially bounded water motion. The translational component represents water diffusing between the weakly bonded layers in the crystal, while the bounded component may represent water trapped in subnanometre ‘pockets’ formed by the space between uranium-centred polymerisation units. Complementary neutron diffraction measurements do not show any significant structural changes, suggesting that a chemical conversion of the material does not occur in the thermodynamically isolated system on this timescale.« less

  16. Escherichia coli Response to Uranyl Exposure at Low pH and Associated Protein Regulations

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    Khemiri, Arbia; Carrière, Marie; Bremond, Nicolas; Ben Mlouka, Mohamed Amine; Coquet, Laurent; Llorens, Isabelle; Chapon, Virginie; Jouenne, Thierry; Cosette, Pascal; Berthomieu, Catherine

    2014-01-01

    Better understanding of uranyl toxicity in bacteria is necessary to optimize strains for bioremediation purposes or for using bacteria as biodetectors for bioavailable uranyl. In this study, after different steps of optimization, Escherichia colicells were exposed to uranyl at low pH to minimize uranyl precipitation and to increase its bioavailability. Bacteria were adapted to mid acidic pH before exposure to 50 or 80 µM uranyl acetate for two hours at pH?3. To evaluate the impact of uranium, growth in these conditions were compared and the same rates of cells survival were observed in control and uranyl exposed cultures. Additionally, this impact was analyzedby two-dimensional differential gel electrophoresis proteomics to discover protein actors specifically present or accumulated in contact with uranium.Exposure to uranium resulted in differential accumulation of proteins associated with oxidative stress and in the accumulation of the NADH/quinone oxidoreductase WrbA. This FMN dependent protein performs obligate two-electron reduction of quinones, and may be involved in cells response to oxidative stress. Interestingly, this WrbA protein presents similarities with the chromate reductase from E. coli, which was shown to reduce uranyl in vitro. PMID:24587082

  17. Nitric oxide reactivity of fluorophore coordinated carboxylate-bridged diiron(II) and dicobalt(II) complexes.

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    Hilderbrand, Scott A; Lippard, Stephen J

    2004-08-23

    The synthesis, structural characterization, and NO reactivity of carboxylate-bridged dimetallic complexes were investigated. The diiron(II) complex [Fe(2)(mu-O(2)CAr(Tol))(4)(Ds-pip)(2)] (1), where O(2)CAr(Tol) = 2,6-di(p-tolyl)benzoate and Ds-pip = dansyl-piperazine, was prepared and determined by X-ray crystallography to have a paddlewheel geometry. This complex reacts with NO within 1 min with a concomitant 4-fold increase in fluorescence emission intensity ascribed to displacement of Ds-pip. Although the diiron complex reacts with NO, as revealed by infrared spectroscopic studies, its sensitivity to dioxygen renders it unsuitable as an atmospheric NO sensor. The air-stable dicobalt(II) analogue was also synthesized and its reactivity investigated. In solution, the dicobalt(II) complex exists as an equilibrium between paddlewheel [Co(2)(mu-O(2)CAr(Tol))(4)(Ds-pip)(2)] (2) and windmill [Co(2)(mu-O(2)CAr(Tol))(2)(O(2)CAr(Tol))(2)(Ds-pip)(2)] (3) geometric isomers. Conditions for crystallizing pure samples of each of these isomers are described. Reaction of 2 with excess NO proceeds by reductive nitrosylation giving [Co(mu-O(2)CAr(Tol))(2)(NO)(4)] (5), which is accompanied by release of the Ds-pip fluorophore that is N-nitrosated in the process. This reaction affords an overall 9.6-fold increase in fluorescence emission intensity, further demonstrating the potential utility of ligand dissociation as a strategy for designing fluorescence-based sensors to detect nitric oxide in a variety of contexts. PMID:15310207

  18. Removal of uranyl ions from residual waters using some algae types

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    Cecal, Al; Palamaru, I.; Humelnicu, D.; Popa, K.; Salaru, V. V.; Rudic, V.; Gulea, A.

    1999-01-01

    This paper deals with a study on the bioaccumulation of uranyl ions resulted from residual effluents by means of some microbiological collectors: Scenedesmus quadricauda, Anabaena karakumica, Calothrix brevissima, Penicillinium sp, as well as the Glucide extract of Porphyridium cruentum, under various experimental conditions. The retaining degree of the bioaccumulated uranyl ions, as well as the leaching degree, in HCl and H2O media, of the same ions previously retained on algae were established. The retaining degree decreases in the serie: Scenedesmus quadricauda >Anabaena karakumica >Penicillinium sp>Calothrix brevissima. The leaching effect of bioaccumulated uranyl ions is higher in hydrochloric acid than in water.

  19. Second-sphere coordination in anion binding: Synthesis, characterization and X-ray structures of bis(diethylenetriamine)cobalt(III) complexes containing benzoates

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    Bala, Ritu; Kaur, Amrinder; Kashyap, Monika; Janzen, Daron E.

    2014-04-01

    New complexes of composition s-fac-[Co(dien)2]Cl2(Bz)·H2O (1), s-fac-[Co(dien)2]Cl(p-CBz)2·4.5H2O (2) and mer-[Co(dien)2](p-NBz)3·3H2O (3) were obtained by reacting aqueous solutions of bis(diethylenetriamine)cobalt(III) chloride and sodium salts of benzoates ((Bz = benzoate, CBz = p-chlorobenzoate, NBz = p-nitrobenzoate)) in 1:3 molar ratio. These complexes were characterized by TG analysis and spectroscopic studies (IR, NMR and UV-vis). IR and NMR studies were used for the isomeric identification of [Co(dien)2]3+ in new complexes. This cation, contains ligand diethylenetriamine (dien) bearing H-bond donors, capable of forming hydrogen bonds and its binding properties with benzoates have been studied using standard UV-vis spectroscopic titrations in aqueous medium (log k for Bz = 2.11, p-CBz = 3.64 and p-NBz = 3.66). Single crystal X-ray study of complex 2 and 3 reveals that both the structures are dominantly stabilized by second-sphere coordination through H-bonding interactions of type-NH (dien)⋯O (benzoates) and H (water)⋯O (benzoates) in addition to the electrostatic forces of attractions. Further, the NH (dien)⋯Cl- (counter ion) and NH (dien)⋯O (water) types of interactions are also playing a dominant role to stabilize the crystal lattice in complex 2 and 3 respectively.

  20. Designed Single-Step Synthesis, Structure, and Derivative Textural Properties of Well-Ordered Layered Penta-coordinate Silicon Alcoholate Complexes

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    Li, XS; Michaelis, VK; Ong, TC; Smith, SJ; Griffin, RG; Wang, EN

    2014-04-15

    The controllable synthesis of well-ordered layered materials with specific nanoarchitecture poses a grand challenge in materials chemistry. Here the solvothermal synthesis of two structurally analogous 5-coordinate organosilicate complexes through a novel transesterification mechanism is reported. Since the polycrystalline nature of the intrinsic hypervalent Si complex thwarts the endeavor in determining its structure, a novel strategy concerning the elegant addition of a small fraction of B species as an effective crystal growth mediator and a sacrificial agent is proposed to directly prepare diffraction-quality single crystals without disrupting the intrinsic elemental type. In the determined crystal structure, two monomeric primary building units (PBUs) self-assemble into a dimeric asymmetric secondary BU via strong Na+O2- ionic bonds. The designed one-pot synthesis is straightforward, robust, and efficient, leading to a well-ordered (10)-parallel layered Si complex with its principal interlayers intercalated with extensive van der Waals gaps in spite of the presence of substantial Na+ counter-ions as a result of unique atomic arrangement in its structure. However, upon fast pyrolysis, followed by acid leaching, both complexes are converted into two SiO2 composites bearing BET surface areas of 163.3 and 254.7m(2)g(-1) for the pyrolyzed intrinsic and B-assisted Si complexes, respectively. The transesterification methodology merely involving alcoholysis but without any hydrolysis side reaction is designed to have generalized applicability for use in synthesizing new layered metal-organic compounds with tailored PBUs and corresponding metal oxide particles with hierarchical porosity.

  1. Complexation of Curium(III) with DTPA at 10–70 °C: Comparison with Eu(III)–DTPA in Thermodynamics, Luminescence, and Coordination Modes

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    Tian, Guoxin; Zhang, Zhiyong; Martin, Leigh R.; Rao, Linfeng

    2015-02-16

    Separation of trivalent actinides (An(III)) from trivalent lanthanides (Ln(III)) is a challenging task because of their nearly identical chemical properties. Diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DTPA), a key reagent used in the TALSPEAK process that effectively separates An(III) from Ln(III), is believed to play a critical role in the An(III)/Ln(III) separation. However, the underlying principles for the separation based on the difference in the complexation of DTPA with An(III) and Ln(III) remain unclear. In this work, the complexation of DTPA with Cm(III) at 10-70 ºC was investigated by spectrophotometry, luminescence spectroscopy, and microcalorimetry, in conjunction with computational methods. The binding strength, the enthalpy of complexation, the coordination modes, and the luminescence properties are compared between the Cm(III)-DTPA and Eu(III)-DTPA systems. The experimental and computational data have demonstrated that the difference between Cm(III) and Eu(III) in the binding strength with DTPA can be attributed to the stronger covalence bonding between Cm(III) and the nitrogen donors of DTPA.

  2. Long-term kinetics of uranyl desorption from sediments under advective conditions

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    Shang, Jianying; Liu, Chongxuan; Wang, Zheming; Zachara, John

    2014-02-01

    Long-term (>4 months) column experiments were performed to investigate the kinetics of uranyl (U(VI)) desorption in sediments collected from the Integrated Field Research Challenge site at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford 300 Area. The experimental results were used to evaluate alternative multirate surface complexation reaction (MRSCR) approaches to describe the short and long-term kinetics of U(VI) desorption under flow conditions. The surface complexation reaction (SCR) stoichiometry and equilibrium constants and multirate parameters in the MRSCR models were independently characterized in batch and stirred flow-cell reactors. MRSCR models that were either additively constructed using the MRSCRs for individual size fractions, or composite in nature, could effectively describe short-term U(VI) desorption under flow conditions. The long-term desorption results, however, revealed that using the labile U concentration measured by carbonate extraction underestimated desorbable U(VI) and the long-term rate of U(VI) desorption. This study also found that the gravel size fraction (2-8 mm), which is typically treated as nonreactive in modeling U(VI) reactive transport because of low external surface area, can have an important effect on the U(VI) desorption in the sediment. This study demonstrates an approach to effectively extrapolate U(VI) desorption kinetics for field-scale application and identifies important parameters and uncertainties affecting model predictions.

  3. Practical Methods for Including Torsional Anharmonicity in Thermochemical Calculations on Complex Molecules: The Internal-Coordinate Multi-Structural Approximation

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    Zheng, J.; Yu, T.; Papajak, E.; Alecu, I. M.; Mielke, S. L.; Truhlar, D. G.

    2011-01-01

    Many methods for correcting harmonic partition functions for the presence of torsional motions employ some form of one-dimensional torsional treatment to replace the harmonic contribution of a specific normal mode. However, torsions are often strongly coupled to other degrees of freedom, especially other torsions and low-frequency bending motions, and this coupling can make assigning torsions to specific normal modes problematic. Here, we present a new class of methods, called multi-structural (MS) methods, that circumvents the need for such assignments by instead adjusting the harmonic results by torsional correction factors that are determined using internal coordinates. We present three versions of the MS method: (i) MS-AS based on including all structures (AS), i.e., all conformers generated by internal rotations; (ii) MS-ASCB based on all structures augmented with explicit conformational barrier (CB) information, i.e., including explicit calculations of all barrier heights for internal-rotation barriers between the conformers; and (iii) MS-RS based on including all conformers generated from a reference structure (RS) by independent torsions. In the MS-AS scheme, one has two options for obtaining the local periodicity parameters, one based on consideration of the nearly separable limit and one based on strongly coupled torsions. The latter involves assigning the local periodicities on the basis of Voronoi volumes. The methods are illustrated with calculations for ethanol, 1-butanol, and 1-pentyl radical as well as two one-dimensional torsional potentials. The MS-AS method is particularly interesting because it does not require any information about conformational barriers or about the paths that connect the various structures.

  4. Scandium and yttrium metallocene borohydride complexes: comparisons of (BH4)1- vs. (BPh4)1- coordination and reactivity.

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    Demir, Selvan; Siladke, Nathan A; Ziller, Joseph W; Evans, William J

    2012-08-28

    The synthetically accessible borohydride complexes (C(5)Me(4)H)(2)Ln(THF)(BH(4)) and (C(5)Me(5))(2)Ln(THF)(BH(4)) (Ln = Sc, Y) were examined as precursors alternative to the heavily-used tetraphenylborate analogs, [(C(5)Me(4)H)(2)Ln][BPh(4)] and [(C(5)Me(5))(2)Ln][BPh(4)], employed in LnA(2)A'/M reduction reactions (A = anion; M = alkali metal) that generate "LnA(2)" reactivity and form reduced dinitrogen complexes [(C(5)R(5))(2)(THF)(x)Ln](2)(?-?(2):?(2)-N(2)) (x = 0, 1). The crystal structures of the yttrium borohydrides, (C(5)Me(4)H)(2)Y(THF)(?-H)(3)BH, 1, and (C(5)Me(5))(2)Y(THF)(?-H)(2)BH(2), 2, were determined for comparison with those of the yttrium tetraphenylborates, [(C(5)Me(4)H)(2)Y][(?-Ph)(2)BPh(2)], 3, and [(C(5)Me(5))(2)Y][(?-Ph)(2)BPh(2)], 4. The complex (C(5)Me(4)H)(2)Sc(?-H)(2)BH(2), 5, was synthesized and structurally characterized for comparison with (C(5)Me(5))(2)Sc(?-H)(2)BH(2), 6, [(C(5)Me(4)H)(2)Sc][(?-Ph)BPh(3)], 7, and [(C(5)Me(5))(2)Sc][(?-Ph)BPh(3)], 8. Structural information was also obtained on the borohydride derivatives, (C(5)Me(4)H)(2)Sc(?-H)(2)BC(8)H(14), 9, and (C(5)Me(5))(2)Sc(?-H)(2)BC(8)H(14), 10, obtained from 9-borabicyclo(3.3.1)nonane (9-BBN) and (C(5)Me(4)R)(2)Sc(?(3)-C(3)H(5)), where R = H, 11; Me, 12. The preference of the metals for borohydride over tetraphenylborate binding was shown by the facile displacement of (BPh(4))(1-) in 3, 4, 7, and 8 by (BH(4))(1-) to make the respective borohydride complexes 1, 2, 5, and 6. These results are consistent with the fact that the borohydrides are not as useful as precursors in A(2)LnA'/M reductions of N(2). An unusual structural isomer of [(C(5)Me(4)H)(2)Sc](2)(?-?(2):?(2)-N(2)), 13', was isolated from this study that shows the variations in ligand orientation that can occur in the solid state. PMID:22772309

  5. Influence of uranyl speciation and iron oxides on uranium biogeochemical redox reactions

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    Stewart, B.D.; Amos, R.T.; Nico, P.S.; Fendorf, S.

    2010-03-15

    Uranium is a pollutant of concern to both human and ecosystem health. Uranium's redox state often dictates its partitioning between the aqueous- and solid-phases, and thus controls its dissolved concentration and, coupled with groundwater flow, its migration within the environment. In anaerobic environments, the more oxidized and mobile form of uranium (UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} and associated species) may be reduced, directly or indirectly, by microorganisms to U(IV) with subsequent precipitation of UO{sub 2}. However, various factors within soils and sediments may limit biological reduction of U(VI), inclusive of alterations in U(VI) speciation and competitive electron acceptors. Here we elucidate the impact of U(VI) speciation on the extent and rate of reduction with specific emphasis on speciation changes induced by dissolved Ca, and we examine the impact of Fe(III) (hydr)oxides (ferrihydrite, goethite and hematite) varying in free energies of formation on U reduction. The amount of uranium removed from solution during 100 h of incubation with S. putrefaciens was 77% with no Ca or ferrihydrite present but only 24% (with ferrihydrite) and 14% (no ferrihydrite) were removed for systems with 0.8 mM Ca. Imparting an important criterion on uranium reduction, goethite and hematite decrease the dissolved concentration of calcium through adsorption and thus tend to diminish the effect of calcium on uranium reduction. Dissimilatory reduction of Fe(III) and U(VI) can proceed through different enzyme pathways, even within a single organism, thus providing a potential second means by which Fe(III) bearing minerals may impact U(VI) reduction. We quantify rate coefficients for simultaneous dissimilatory reduction of Fe(III) and U(VI) in systems varying in Ca concentration (0 to 0.8 mM), and using a mathematical construct implemented with the reactive transport code MIN3P, we reveal the predominant influence of uranyl speciation, specifically the formation of uranyl-calcium-carbonato complexes, and ferrihydrite on the rate and extent of uranium reduction in complex geochemical systems.

  6. XRCC1 Coordinates Disparate Responses and Multiprotein Repair Complexes Depending on the Nature and Context of the DNA Damage

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    Hanssen-Bauer, Audun; Solvang-Garten, Karin; Sundheim, Ottar; Peña-Diaz, Javier; Andersen, Sonja; Slupphaug, Geir; Krokan, Hans E; Wilson, David M; Akbari, Mansour; Otterlei, Marit

    2011-01-01

    XRCC1 is a scaffold protein capable of interacting with several DNA repair proteins. Here we provide evidence for the presence of XRCC1 in different complexes of sizes from 200 to 1500 kDa, and we show that immunoprecipitates using XRCC1 as bait are capable of complete repair of AP sites via both short patch (SP) and long patch (LP) base excision repair (BER). We show that POL? and PNK colocalize with XRCC1 in replication foci and that POL? and PNK, but not PCNA, colocalize with constitutively present XRCC1-foci as well as damage-induced foci when low doses of a DNA-damaging agent are applied. We demonstrate that the laser dose used for introducing DNA damage determines the repertoire of DNA repair proteins recruited. Furthermore, we demonstrate that recruitment of POL? and PNK to regions irradiated with low laser dose requires XRCC1 and that inhibition of PARylation by PARP-inhibitors only slightly reduces the recruitment of XRCC1, PNK, or POL? to sites of DNA damage. Recruitment of PCNA and FEN-1 requires higher doses of irradiation and is enhanced by XRCC1, as well as by accumulation of PARP-1 at the site of DNA damage. These data improve our understanding of recruitment of BER proteins to sites of DNA damage and provide evidence for a role of XRCC1 in the organization of BER into multiprotein complexes of different sizes. Environ. Mol. Mutagen. 2011. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc. PMID:21786338

  7. Crystal structure, physical and photophysical properties of a platinum(II) complex coordinated to the biphenyl dianion and cyclooctadiene

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    Chen, Y.; Perkovic, M.W.; Rillema, D.P.

    1996-08-01

    The complex, Pt(bph)(COD), where bph is the biphenyl dianion and COD is 1,5-cyclooctadiene, crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pbca with a = 12.178(4) {Angstrom}, b = 9.693(3) {Angstrom} and c = 25.344(9) {Angstrom} and Z = 8. The Pt-C distances to the olefinic carbon atoms that result from the {pi} electron donation of the COD ligand are in the range 2.20(3)-2.27(3) {Angstrom} and the Pt-C distances to the {sigma} bonded bph ligand are shorter at 2.01(3)-2.03(2) {Angstrom}. The lowest energy absorption of the complex is at 383 nm ({epsilon}=1.2 x 10{sup 3}). The emission spectrum is structured in fluid solution at room temperature with the emission energy maximum at 537 nm, {phi}{sub em} = 1.68 x 10{sup {minus}3}, and {tau} = 1.93 {mu}s. Temperature dependent emission lifetime measurements result in a k{sub o} value of 2.69 x 10{sup 4}, a preexponential factor of 2.47 x 10{sup 6} and a {delta}E{sub 1} value of 324 cm{sup {minus}1}.

  8. Electronic structure of four-coordinate iron(I) complex supported by a bis(phosphaethenyl)pyridine ligand.

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    Nakajima, Yumiko; Nakao, Yoshihide; Sakaki, Shigeyoshi; Tamada, Yoshinori; Ono, Teruo; Ozawa, Fumiyuki

    2010-07-28

    A 15-electron iron complex with a formal Fe(I) center, [FeBr(BPEP)] (BPEP = 2,6-bis(1-phenyl-2-phosphaethenyl)pyridine), was prepared by one-electron reduction of the dibromide precursor [FeBr(2)(BPEP)]. The single-crystal diffraction analysis revealed a distorted trigonal monopyramidal arrangement around the iron center, and SQUID magnetometry established the S = 3/2 ground state. The Mossbauer isomer shift value (delta = 0.59 mm/s) was consistent with a high-spin Fe(I) center of [FeBr(BPEP)]. DFT calculations for a model complex revealed two highly delocalized molecular orbitals formed by bonding and antibonding interactions between the d(z(2)) (Fe) and pi* (BPEP) orbitals. Orbital occupancy analysis demonstrated the electronic structure with a high-spin Fe(I) center. The effective dpi-ppi interaction between iron and BPEP was concluded to be responsible for the highly distorted structure of [FeBr(BPEP)], with its rather uncommon trigonal monopyramidal configuration. PMID:20593821

  9. Two Pathways for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Hydrogen by a Nickel Bis(diphosphine) Complex with Pendant Amines in the Second Coordination Sphere

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    Yang, Jenny Y.; Smith, Stuart E.; Liu, Tianbiao L.; Dougherty, William G.; Hoffert, Wesley A.; Kassel, W. S.; Rakowski DuBois, Mary; DuBois, Daniel L.; Bullock, R. Morris

    2013-07-03

    A nickel bis(diphosphine) complex containing pendant amines in the second coordination sphere, [Ni(PCy2Nt-Bu2)2](BF4)2 (PCy2Nt-Bu2 = 1,5-di(tert-butyl)-3,7-dicyclohexyl-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctane), is an electrocatalyst for hydrogen oxidation. Under 1.0 atm H2 using NEt3 as a base and with added water, a turnover frequency of 45 s-1 is observed at 23 °C; this is the fastest observed for a molecular catalyst. The addition of hydrogen to the NiII complex gives thee isomers of the doubly protonated Ni0 complex [Ni(PCy2HNt-Bu2)2](BF4)2; these complexes have been studied by 1H and 31P NMR spectroscopy, and for one isomer, an X-ray diffraction study. Using the pKa values and NiII/I and NiI/0 redox potentials in a thermochemical cycle, the free energy of hydrogen addition to [Ni(PCy2Nt-Bu2)2]2+ was determined to be -7.9 kcal mol-1. The catalytic rate observed in dry acetonitrile for the oxidation of H2 at the NiII/I couple depends on base size, with larger bases (NEt3, tert-BuNH2) resulting in slower catalysis than n-BuNH2. Addition of water accelerates the rate of catalysis, especially for the larger bases. The results of these studies provide important insights into the design of catalysts for hydrogen oxidation that facilitate proton movement and operate at moderate potentials. This research was supported as part of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy.

  10. Reduction of selenite and selenate on anoxically corroded iron and the synergistic effect of uranyl reduction

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    Puranen, Anders; Jonsson, Mats; Dähn, Rainer; Cui, Daqing

    2010-11-01

    In this work the uptake of dissolved selenium in the form of selenite and selenate on iron covered by a magnetite corrosion layer and the effect of dissolved uranyl on this process is studied. Under simulated anoxic groundwater conditions (bicarbonate and chloride solutions) no immobilization of selenate was found in the absence of uranyl whereas selenite was immobilized, albeit slowly. When uranyl was present, it was found to become reduced and greatly enhanced the rate of reductive immobilization of the dissolved selenite as well as selenate. The increased rate of immobilization is proposed to be due to the oxidative transformation of the passifying magnetite layer as the uranyl is reduced with the observed formation of a transient mixed Fe(II)/Fe(III) oxyhydroxide phase. The iron oxide, and selenium speciation on the surfaces were investigated by Raman spectroscopy. X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy was used to determine the oxidation state of the selenium and uranium on the surfaces.

  11. Analysis of Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Nested Annular Tank Array

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    John D. Bess; James D. Cleaver

    2009-06-01

    Two series of experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory during the 1980s using highly enriched (93%) uranyl nitrate solution in annular tanks. [1, 2] Tanks were of typical sizes found in nuclear production plants. Experiments looked at tanks of varying radii in a co-located set of nested tanks, a 1 by 2 array, and a 1 by 3 array. The co-located set of tanks had been analyzed previously [3] as a benchmark for inclusion within the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. [4] The current study represents the benchmark analysis of the 1 by 3 array of a series of nested annular tanks. Of the seventeen configurations performed in this set of experiments, twelve were evaluated and nine were judged as acceptable benchmarks.

  12. Evaluation of lanthanide salts as alternative stains to uranyl acetate.

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    Hosogi, Naoki; Nishioka, Hideo; Nakakoshi, Masamichi

    2015-12-01

    Uranyl acetate (UAc) has been generally used not only as a superb staining reagent for ultrathin sections of plastic-embedded biological materials, but also as high-contrast negative stains for biological macromolecules such as particles of protein or virus. However, the use and purchase of radioactive UAc have been restricted. In this study, we determine the performance of ytterbium triacetate, lutetium triacetate, samarium triacetate and gadolinium triacetate as new staining reagents for biological electron microscopy. We observed chemically fixed spinach (Spinacia oleracea) leaves stained with these reagents. Ultrathin sections were stained with these reagents. Some of them were counterstained with lead citrate. The transmission electron microscopy contrast of spinach organelles was evaluated in sections exposed to the conventional stain and new stains. We show acetate salts of samarium, gadolinium, ytterbium and lutetium could be excellent substitutes for UAc for thin section staining and for negative staining. In addition, each reagent showed appreciable negative-staining effects. PMID:26374081

  13. Brightly phosphorescent, environmentally responsive hydrogels containing a water-soluble three-coordinate gold(I) complex.

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    Marpu, Sreekar; Hu, Zhibing; Omary, Mohammad A

    2010-10-01

    Stimuli-responsive phosphorescent hydrogel microspheres have been synthesized by incorporating a water-soluble phosphorescent Au(I) complex, Na(8)[Au(TPPTS)(3)], TPPTS = tris(3,3',3''-trisulfonatophenyl)phosphine, into the polymer network of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM). Remarkable sensitization of the Au-centered emission takes place in the resulting phosphorescent hydrogels (by up to 2 orders of magnitude!) compared to that of the gold complex alone in pure water. Results of pH- and temperature-dependent luminescence titrations show that the sensitization is further magnified at physiological conditions, which is desirable for biomedical applications that will include bioimaging and drug delivery. The physical properties of PNIPAM microgels are not negatively impacted by the presence of the gold luminophore, as the colloidal crystallinity and phase transition properties remain intact. Phosphorescent microspheres have been further cross-linked by covalently bonding to neighboring particles, leading to brightly phosphorescent/high-water-content crystalline hydrogel networks with more stable crystallinity vs microgel soft crystals. These gel networks exhibit the same green phosphorescence seen in the hydrogel microspheres and pure Na(8)[Au(TPPTS)(3)] aqueous solutions with a broad unstructured profile and peak maximum at ?525 nm. Dehydration leads to further emission sensitization and gradual blue shifts that can be fine-tuned to ultimately reach a turquoise emission at ?490 nm in the freeze-dried form of the gel, corresponding to the emission of single crystals of Na(8)[Au(TPPTS)(3)], in agreement with the photoinduced Jahn-Teller distorted excited state model we reported earlier. Remarkable sensitivity to temperature and pH takes place in the emission enhancement with particularly favorable results at physiological conditions. The work herein represents a unique example of a stimulus-responsive phosphorescent hydrogel from a transition metal-based as opposed to lanthanide-based phosphor in an aqueous medium. PMID:20836534

  14. A Raman spectroscopic study of the uranyl phosphate mineral bergenite

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    Frost, Ray L.; ?ejka, Ji?í; Ayoko, Godwin A.; Weier, Matt

    2007-04-01

    Raman spectroscopy at 298 and 77 K of bergenite has been used to characterise this uranyl phosphate mineral. Bands at 995, 971 and 961 cm -1 (298 K) and 1006, 996, 971, 960 and 948 cm -1 (77 K) are assigned to the ?1(PO 4) 3- symmetric stretching vibration. Three bands at 1059, 1107 and 1152 cm -1 (298 K) and 1061, 1114 and 1164 cm -1 (77 K) are attributed to the ?3(PO 4) 3- antisymmetric stretching vibrations. Two bands at 810 and 798 cm -1 (298 K) and 812 and 800 cm -1 (77 K) are attributed to the ?1 symmetric stretching vibration of the (UO 2) 2+ units. Bands at 860 cm -1 (298 K) and 866 cm -1 (77 K) are assigned to the ?3 antisymmetric stretching vibrations of the (UO 2) 2+ units. U sbnd O bond lengths in uranyls, calculated using the wavenumbers of the ?1 and ?3(UO 2) 2+ vibrations with empirical relations by Bartlett and Cooney, are in agreement with the X-ray single crystal structure data. Bands at (444, 432, 408 cm -1) (298 K), and (446, 434, 410 and 393 cm -1) (77 K) are assigned to the split doubly degenerate ?2(PO 4) 3- in-plane bending vibrations. The band at 547 cm -1 (298 K) and 549 cm -1 (77 K) are attributed to the ?4(PO 4) 3- out-of-plane bending vibrations. Raman bands at 3607, 3459, 3295 and 2944 cm -1 are attributed to water stretching vibrations and enable the calculation of hydrogen bond distances of >3.2, 2.847, 2.740 and 2.637 Å. These bands prove the presence of structurally nonequivalent hydrogen bonded water molecules in the structure of bergenite.

  15. Radical-generating coordination complexes as tools for rapid and effective fragmentation and fluorescent labeling of nucleic acids for microchip hybridization.

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    Kelly, J. J.; Chernov, B. K.; Tovstanovsky, I.; Mirzabekov, A. D.; Bavykin, S. G.; Biochip Technology Center; Northwestern Univ.; Engelhardt Inst. of Molecular Biology

    2002-12-15

    DNA microchip technology is a rapid, high-throughput method for nucleic acid hybridization reactions. This technology requires random fragmentation and fluorescent labeling of target nucleic acids prior to hybridization. Radical-generating coordination complexes, such as 1,10-phenanthroline-Cu(II) (OP-Cu) and Fe(II)-EDTA (Fe-EDTA), have been commonly used as sequence nonspecific 'chemical nucleases' to introduce single-strand breaks in nucleic acids. Here we describe a new method based on these radical-generating complexes for random fragmentation and labeling of both single- and double-stranded forms of RNA and DNA. Nucleic acids labeled with the OP-Cu and the Fe-EDTA protocols revealed high hybridization specificity in hybridization with DNA microchips containing oligonucleotide probes selected for identification of 16S rRNA sequences of the Bacillus group microorganisms.We also demonstrated cDNA- and cRNA-labeling and fragmentation with this method. Both the OP-Cu and Fe-EDTA fragmentation and labeling procedures are quick and inexpensive compared to other commonly used methods. A column-based version of the described method does not require centrifugation and therefore is promising for the automation of sample preparations in DNA microchip technology as well as in other nucleic acid hybridization studies.

  16. Coordinative layer-by-layer assembly of electrochromic thin films based on metal ion complexes of terpyridine-substituted polyaniline derivatives.

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    Maier, Anna; Tieke, Bernd

    2012-01-26

    Preparation, metal ion complexation, and coordinative assembly into organized electro-chromic films of a polyaniline derivative P1 substituted with tert-butyloxycarbonyl (boc) and terpyridine (tpy) substituent groups in alternating sequence are described. Cleavage of the boc groups after processing into thin films is also described. P1 is prepared upon Pd-catalyzed polycondensation of N-tert-butyloxycarbonyl-4,4'-dibromodiphenylamine and 4'(4-aminophenyl)-2,2':6,2''-terpyridine. The molecular weight is in the range of oligomers, the tetramer and pentamer being the most abundant species. P1 is soluble in common organic solvents. Solutions are pale yellow with blue or green fluorescence depending on the solvent. Fluorescence quantum yields up to 68% are found. P1 is able to complex divalent metal salts such as zinc(II) chloride, for example. Titration experiments indicate the formation of 2:1 tpy:metal ion complexes. Layer-by-layer (LbL) assembled films of metal ion complexes of P1 can be prepared, if negatively charged substrates are alternately dipped into solutions of metal(II) hexafluorophosphates and P1. Films of the zinc and nickel ion complex of P1 are lemon yellow in the neutral state and change color into greenish gray upon anodic oxidation, while Co-containing films are purple and change color into grayish blue upon oxidation. All color changes are reversible under ambient conditions. ATR-IR studies indicate that thermal treatment of the films at 180 °C, or acid treatment, e.g. with 5% aqueous trifluoroacetic acid solution, results in cleavage of the boc groups. P1 is transformed into the polyaniline derivative P2 with tpy substituent groups at every second N atom in the backbone. Films of metal ion complexes of P2 are also electrochromic albeit the colors differ slightly from those of P1. For example, the absorption maximum of the Zn-P2 film is at 456 nm, whereas it is at 446 nm for the corresponding Zn-P1 film. Prior to cleavage of the boc group, electrochromic switching times are 1.1 to 2.0 s for 30 to 40 nm thick films, while after the cleavage 0.5 to 1.2 s are found. The contrast is 13 to 19%, and not affected by the cleavage. Because of high stability, fast switching, and high contrast, the films might be useful as active materials in electrochromic devices. PMID:22188429

  17. Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes of a bipyridine bis-phenol conjugate: generation and properties of coordinated radical species.

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    Arora, Himanshu; Philouze, Christian; Jarjayes, Olivier; Thomas, Fabrice

    2010-11-14

    Four bis-phenolate complexes [Zn(II)L], [Ni(II)L], [Cu(II)L] and [Co(II)L] (where [H(2)L = 2,2'-[2,2']bipyridinyl-6-yl-bis-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol] have been synthesized. The copper(II) and nickel(II) complexes have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, showing a metal ion within a square planar geometry, slightly distorted towards tetrahedral. The cyclic voltametry (CV) curve of [Zn(II)L] consists of a single bi-electronic reversible wave at 0.06 V vs. Fc/Fc(+). The electrochemically generated dication is a diradical species [Zn(II)L??](2+) that exhibits the typical phenoxyl ?-?* band at 395 nm. It is EPR-silent due to magnetic interactions between the phenoxyl moieties. The CV curves of [Ni(II)L] and [Cu(II)L] exhibit two distinct ligand-centred one-electron oxidation waves. The first one is observed at E(1/2)(1) = 0.38 and 0.40 V for the nickel and copper complex, respectively, and corresponds to the formation of M(II)-coordinated phenoxyl radicals. Accordingly, [Ni(II)L?](+) exhibits a strong absorption band at 960 nm and an (S = ½) EPR signal centred at g(iso) = 2.02. [Cu(II)L?](+) is EPR-silent, in agreement with a magnetic coupling between the metal and the radical spin. In contrast with the other complexes, [Co(II)L] was found to react with dioxygen (mostly in the presence of pyridine), giving rise to a stable (S = ½) superoxo radical complex [Co(III)L(Py)(O(2)?)]. One-electron oxidation of [Co(II)L] at -0.01 V affords a diamagnetic cobalt(III) complex [Co(III)L](+) that is inert towards O(2) binding, whereas two-electron oxidation leads to the paramagnetic phenoxyl radical species [Co(III)L?](+) whose EPR spectrum features an (S = ½) signal at g(iso) = 2.00. PMID:20820605

  18. Temperature and pH driven association in uranyl aqueous solutions

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    M. Druchok; M. Holovko

    2012-12-27

    An association behavior of uranyl ions in aqueous solutions is explored. For this purpose a set of all-atom molecular dynamics simulations is performed. During the simulation, the fractions of uranyl ions involved in dimer and trimer formations were monitored. To accompany the fraction statistics one also collected distributions characterizing average times of the dimer and trimer associates. Two factors effecting the uranyl association were considered: temperature and pH. As one can expect, an increase of the temperature decreases an uranyl capability of forming the associates, thus lowering bound fractions/times and vice versa. The effect of pH was modeled by adding H^+ or OH^- ions to a "neutral" solution. The addition of hydroxide ions OH^- favors the formation of the associates, thus increasing bound times and fractions. The extra H^+ ions in a solution produce an opposite effect, thus lowering the uranyl association capability. We also made a structural analysis for all the observed associates to reveal the mutual orientation of the uranyl ions.

  19. Enantioselective Synthesis and Application to the Allylic Imidate Rearrangement of Amine-Coordinated Palladacycle Catalysts of Cobalt Sandwich Complexes

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    Cassar, Doyle J; Ilyashenko, Gennadiy; Ismail, Muhammad; Woods, James; Hughes, David L; Richards, Christopher J

    2013-01-01

    The reaction of (?5-(N,N-dimethylaminomethyl)cyclopentadien-yl)(?4-tetraphenylcyclobutadiene)cobalt with sodium tetrachloropalladate and (R)-N-acetylphenylalanine gave planar chiral palladacycle di-?-chloridebis[(?5-(Sp)-2-(N,N-dimethylaminomethyl)cyclopentadienyl,1-C,3?-N)(?4-tetraphenylcyclobutadiene)cobalt]dipalladium [(Sp)-Me2-CAP-Cl] in 92 % ee and 64 % yield. Enantiopurity (>98 % ee) was achieved by purification of the monomeric (R)-proline adducts and conversion back to the chloride dimer. Treatment with AgOAc gave (Sp)-Me2-CAP-OAc which was applied to asymmetric transcyclopalladation (up to 78 % ee). The (R)-N-acetylphenylalanine mediated palladation methodology was applicable also to the corresponding N,N-diethyl (82 % ee, 39 % yield) and pyrrolidinyl (>98 % ee, 43 % yield) cobalt sandwich complexes. A combination of 5 mol % of the latter [(Sp)-Pyrr-CAP-Cl] and AgNO3 (3.8 equiv) is a catalyst for the allylic imidate rearrangement of an (E)-N-aryltrifluoroacetimidate (up to 83 % ee), and this catalyst system is also applicable to the rearrangement of a range of (E)-trichloroacetimidates (up to 99 % ee). This asymmetric efficiency combined with the simplicity of catalyst synthesis provides accessible solutions to the generation of non-racemic allylic amine derivatives. PMID:24264943

  20. Structure and Coordination Determination of Peptide-metal Complexes Using 1D and 2D 1H NMR

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    Shoshan, Michal S.; Tshuva, Edit Y.; Shalev, Deborah E.

    2013-01-01

    Copper (I) binding by metallochaperone transport proteins prevents copper oxidation and release of the toxic ions that may participate in harmful redox reactions. The Cu (I) complex of the peptide model of a Cu (I) binding metallochaperone protein, which includes the sequence MTCSGCSRPG (underlined is conserved), was determined in solution under inert conditions by NMR spectroscopy. NMR is a widely accepted technique for the determination of solution structures of proteins and peptides. Due to difficulty in crystallization to provide single crystals suitable for X-ray crystallography, the NMR technique is extremely valuable, especially as it provides information on the solution state rather than the solid state. Herein we describe all steps that are required for full three-dimensional structure determinations by NMR. The protocol includes sample preparation in an NMR tube, 1D and 2D data collection and processing, peak assignment and integration, molecular mechanics calculations, and structure analysis. Importantly, the analysis was first conducted without any preset metal-ligand bonds, to assure a reliable structure determination in an unbiased manner. PMID:24378924

  1. Comparative studies of mononuclear Ni(II) and UO2(II) complexes having bifunctional coordinated groups: Synthesis, thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, surface morphology studies and biological evaluation

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    Fahem, Abeer A.

    2012-03-01

    Two Schiff base ligands derived from condensation of phthalaldehyde and o-phenylenediamine in 1:2 (L1) and 2:1 (L2) having bifunctional coordinated groups (NH2 and CHO groups, respectively) and their metal complexes with Ni(II) and UO2(II) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance, magnetic susceptibilities and spectral data (IR, 1H NMR, mass and solid reflectance) as well as thermal, XRPD and SEM analysis. The formula [Ni(L1)Cl2]·2.5H2O, [UO2(L1)(NO3)2]·2H2O, [Ni(L2)Cl2]·1.5H2O and [UO2(L2)(NO3)2] have been suggested for the complexes. The vibrational spectral data show that the ligands behave as neutral ligands and coordinated to the metal ions in a tetradentate manner. The Ni(II) complexes are six coordinate with octahedral geometry and the ligand field parameters: Dq, B, ? and LFSE were calculated while, UO2(II) complexes are eight coordinate with dodecahedral geometry and the force constant, FUsbnd O and bond length, RUsbnd O were calculated. The thermal decomposition of complexes ended with metal chloride/nitrate as a final product and the highest thermal stability is displayed by [UO2(L2)(NO3)2] complex. The X-ray powder diffraction data revealed the formation of nano sized crystalline complexes. The SEM analysis provides the morphology of the synthesized compounds and SEM image of [UO2(L2)(NO3)2] complex exhibits nano rod structure. The growth-inhibiting potential of the ligands and their complexes has been assessed against a variety of bacterial and fungal strains.

  2. Capturing Hydrolysis Products in the Solid State: Effects of pH on Uranyl Squarates under Ambient Conditions

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    Rowland, Clare E.; Cahill, Christopher L.

    2010-10-04

    We investigate the relationship between hydrolysis prior to crystallization and its subsequent manifestation in the solid state through a study of uranyl squarates as a function of pH. We report the synthesis and characterization of two new uranyl squarates and discuss the expression of hydrolysis in these products, wherein increasing solution pH results in polymerization from uranyl monomers to trimers and ultimately chains.

  3. 6. Coordination and control.

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    2014-05-01

    Any complex operation requires a system for management. In most societies, disaster management is the responsibility of the government. Coordination and control is a system that provides the oversight for all of the disaster management functions. The roles and responsibilities of a coordination and control centre include: (1) planning; (2) maintenance of inventories; (3) activation of the disaster response plan; (4) application of indicators of function; (5) surveillance; (6) information management; (7) coordination of activities of the BSFs; (8) decision-making; (9) priority setting; (10) defining overarching goal and objectives for interventions; (11) applying indicators of effectiveness; (12) applying indicators of benefit and impact; (13) exercising authority; (14) managing resources; (15) initiating actions; (16) preventing influx of unneeded resources; (17) defining progress; (18) providing information; (19) liasing with responding organisations; and (20) providing quality assurance. Coordination and control is impossible without communications. To accomplish coordination and control, three factors must be present: (1) mandate; (2) power and authority; and (3) available resources. Coordination and control is responsible for the evaluation of the effectiveness and benefits/impacts of all interventions. Coordination and control centres (CCCs) are organised hierarchically from the on-scene CCCs (incident command) to local provincial to national CCCs. Currently, no comprehensive regional and international CCCs have been universally endorsed. Systems such as the incident command system, the unified command system, and the hospital incident command system are described as are the humanitarian reform movement and the importance of coordination and control in disaster planning and preparedness. PMID:24785803

  4. Standard test methods for chemical, mass spectrometric, spectrochemical, nuclear, and radiochemical analysis of nuclear-grade uranyl nitrate solutions

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    1999-01-01

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, spectrochemical, nuclear, and radiochemical analysis of nuclear-grade uranyl nitrate solution to determine compliance with specifications. 1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order: Sections Determination of Uranium 7 Specific Gravity by Pycnometry 15-20 Free Acid by Oxalate Complexation 21-27 Determination of Thorium 28 Determination of Chromium 29 Determination of Molybdenum 30 Halogens Separation by Steam Distillation 31-35 Fluoride by Specific Ion Electrode 36-42 Halogen Distillate Analysis: Chloride, Bromide, and Iodide by Amperometric Microtitrimetry 43 Determination of Chloride and Bromide 44 Determination of Sulfur by X-Ray Fluorescence 45 Sulfate Sulfur by (Photometric) Turbidimetry 46 Phosphorus by the Molybdenum Blue (Photometric) Method 54-61 Silicon by the Molybdenum Blue (Photometric) Method 62-69 Carbon by Persulfate Oxidation-Acid Titrimetry 70 Conversion to U3O8 71-74 Boron by ...

  5. Effects of sulfate ligand on uranyl carbonato surface species on ferrihydrite surfaces

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    Arai, Yuji; Fuller, C.C.

    2012-01-01

    Understanding uranium (U) sorption processes in permeable reactive barriers (PRB) are critical in modeling reactive transport for evaluating PRB performance at the Fry Canyon demonstration site in Utah, USA. To gain insight into the U sequestration mechanism in the amorphous ferric oxyhydroxide (AFO)-coated gravel PRB, U(VI) sorption processes on ferrihydrite surfaces were studied in 0.01 M Na2SO4 solutions to simulate the major chemical composition of U-contaminatedgroundwater (i.e., [SO42-]~13 mM L-1) at the site. Uranyl sorption was greater at pH 7.5 than that at pH 4 in both air- and 2% pCO2-equilibrated systems. While there were negligible effects of sulfate ligands on the pH-dependent U(VI) sorption (<24 h) in both systems, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) analysis showed sulfate ligand associated U(VI) surface species at the ferrihydrite–water interface. In air-equilibrated systems, binary and mono-sulfate U(VI) ternary surface species co-existed at pH 5.43. At pH 6.55–7.83, a mixture of mono-sulfate and bis-carbonato U(VI) ternary surface species became more important. At 2% pCO2, there was no contribution of sulfate ligands on the U(VI) ternary surface species. Instead, a mixture of bis-carbonato inner-sphere (38%) and tris-carbonato outer-sphere U(VI) ternary surface species (62%) was found at pH 7.62. The study suggests that the competitive ligand (bicarbonate and sulfate) coordination on U(VI) surface species might be important in evaluating the U solid-state speciation in the AFO PRB at the study site where pCO2 fluctuates between 1 and 2 pCO2%.

  6. Luminescent lanthanide coordination polymers

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    Ma, L.; Evans, O.R.; Foxman, B.M.; Lin, W.

    1999-12-13

    One-dimensional lanthanide coordination polymers with the formula Ln(isonicotinate){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} (Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb; 1a-f) were synthesized by treating nitrate or perchlorate salts of Ln(III) with 4-pyridinecarboxaldehyde under hydro(solvo)thermal conditions. Single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction studies indicate that these lanthanide coordination polymers adopt two different structures. While Ce(III), Pr(III), and Nd(III) complexes adopt a chain structure with alternating Ln-(carboxylate){sub 2}-Ln and Ln-(carboxylate){sub 4}-Ln linkages, Sm(III), Eu(III), and Tb(III) complexes have a doubly carboxylate-bridged infinite-chain structure with one chelating carboxylate group on each metal center. In both structures, the lanthanide centers also bind to two water molecules to yield an eight-coordinate, square antiprismatic geometry. The pyridine nitrogen atoms of the isonicotinate groups do not coordinate to the metal centers in these lanthanide(III) complexes; instead, they direct the formation of Ln(III) coordination polymers via hydrogen bonding with coordinated water molecules. Photoluminescence measurements show that Tb(isonicotinate){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} is highly emissive at room temperature with a quantum yield of {approximately}90%. These results indicate that highly luminescent lanthanide coordination polymers can be assembled using a combination of coordination and hydrogen bonds. Crystal data for 1a: monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}/c, a = 9.712(2) {angstrom}, b = 19.833(4) {angstrom}, c = 11.616(2) {angstrom}, {beta} = 111.89(3){degree}, Z = 4. Crystal data for 1f: monoclinic space group C2/c, a = 20.253(4) {angstrom}, b = 11.584(2) {angstrom}, c = 9.839(2) {angstrom}, {beta} = 115.64(3){degree}, Z = 8.

  7. Uranyl nitrate-exposed rat alveolar macrophages cell death: Influence of superoxide anion and TNF ? mediators

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    Orona, N.S.; Tasat, D.R.

    2012-06-15

    Uranium compounds are widely used in the nuclear fuel cycle, military and many other diverse industrial processes. Health risks associated with uranium exposure include nephrotoxicity, cancer, respiratory, and immune disorders. Macrophages present in body tissues are the main cell type involved in the internalization of uranium particles. To better understand the pathological effects associated with depleted uranium (DU) inhalation, we examined the metabolic activity, phagocytosis, genotoxicity and inflammation on DU-exposed rat alveolar macrophages (12.5–200 ?M). Stability and dissolution of DU could differ depending on the dissolvent and in turn alter its biological action. We dissolved DU in sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO{sub 3} 100 mM) and in what we consider a more physiological vehicle resembling human internal media: sodium chloride (NaCl 0.9%). We demonstrate that uranyl nitrate in NaCl solubilizes, enters the cell, and elicits its cytotoxic effect similarly to when it is diluted in NaHCO{sub 3}. We show that irrespective of the dissolvent employed, uranyl nitrate impairs cell metabolism, and at low doses induces both phagocytosis and generation of superoxide anion (O{sub 2}{sup ?}). At high doses it provokes the secretion of TNF? and through all the range of doses tested, apoptosis. We herein suggest that at DU low doses O{sub 2}{sup ?} may act as the principal mediator of DNA damage while at higher doses the signaling pathway mediated by O{sub 2}{sup ?} may be blocked, prevailing damage to DNA by the TNF? route. The study of macrophage functions after uranyl nitrate treatment could provide insights into the pathophysiology of uranium?related diseases. -- Highlights: ? Uranyl nitrate effect on cultured macrophages is linked to the doses and independent of its solubility. ? At low doses uranyl nitrate induces generation of superoxide anion. ? At high doses uranyl nitrate provokes secretion of TNF?. ? Uranyl nitrate induces apoptosis through all the range of doses tested.

  8. Single crystal growth and structural characterization of four complex uranium oxides: CaUO4, ?-Ca3UO6, K4CaU3O12, and K4SrU3O12

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    Read, Cory M.; Bugaris, Daniel E.; zur Loye, Hans-Conrad

    2013-03-01

    Single crystals of complex uranium oxides, CaUO4, ?-Ca3UO6, K4CaU3O12 and K4SrU3O12 were grown from carbonate melts. The crystal structures of the four uranates were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. CaUO4 crystallizes in the hexagonal space group R-3m, with lattice parameters a = 6.2570(7) Å and ? = 36.04(2)°. The U6+ atom in CaUO4 is 8-coordinate and exhibits hexagonal bipyramidal geometry with six long and two short U-O bonds, typical of a uranyl species. ?-Ca3UO6 forms in the monoclinic space group P21/n, with lattice parameters a = 5.728(1) Å, b = 5.956(1) Å, c = 8.298(2) Å, and ? = 90.55(3)°, and adopts a distorted double perovskite structure. K4CaU3O12 and K4SrU3O12 crystallize in the cubic space group Im-3m with lattice parameters a = 8.483(1) Å and a = 8.582(1) Å, respectively. In all three perovskite-type oxides, the U(VI) cation is located in an octahedral coordination environment and exhibits typical uranyl geometry with four long and two short U-O bonds.

  9. The energetics and kinetics of uranyl reduction on pyrite, hematite, and magnetite surfaces: A powder microelectrode study

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    Renock, Devon; Mueller, Megan; Yuan, Ke; Ewing, Rodney C.; Becker, Udo

    2013-10-01

    There are many studies describing the influence of parameters such as pH, pCO2, and complexing ligands on the sorption of the aqueous uranyl species onto mineral surfaces. However, few of these studies describe the reduction reaction mechanisms and the factors that influence the rate of reduction, despite the fact that the oxidation state of uranium is the most important factor controlling the mobility of uranium. In this study, the energetics and kinetics of the U(VI) reduction half-reaction on pyrite, hematite, and magnetite were investigated by electrochemical methods using a powder microelectrode (PME) as the working electrode. Anodic and cathodic peaks corresponding to the 1 e- redox couple, U(VI)/U(V), were identified in cyclic voltammograms of pyrite, hematite, and magnetite at pH 4.5. A second oxidation peak, corresponding to the oxidation of U(IV), was identified and provides evidence for the formation of reduced uranium phase(s) on the mineral surfaces. In addition, uranium-containing precipitates were identified on pyrite surfaces after polarization in a PME. This study identifies the disproportionation of U(V) species on the surface as a possible rate-limiting step in the two-step U(VI) reduction mechanism: (1) charge transfer to form U(V) followed by, (2) a disproportionation reaction that forms U(IV) and U(VI). The Tafel slope (i.e., the derivative of the electrode potential with respect to log [current]) was used to evaluate electrochemical mechanisms. High Tafel slopes (>220 mV/(log unit of current) on all minerals evaluated) suggest that uranyl reduction is mediated by insulating (hydr)oxide layers that are present on the semiconducting mineral surfaces. The onset potential for uranyl reduction was determined for pyrite (>+0.1 V vs. Ag/AgCl), and hematite and magnetite (between-0.02 and-0.1 V vs. Ag/AgCl). The onset potential values establish a baseline kinetic parameter that can be used to evaluate how solution conditions (e.g., dissolved reductants, complexing ligands, and polarizing ions) affect the kinetics of uranyl reduction. The results of this study demonstrate the potential for using PMEs to evaluate redox potentials and mechanisms for U(VI) reduction by Fe-oxides and sulfides under more complex solution conditions as well as other environmentally-relevant mineral-analyte systems. However, it should be noted that the determination of redox kinetics using Butler-Volmer theory has limitations when applied to semiconductor mineral electrodes. Charge depletion in semiconductor surface states can affect the kinetic values obtained for redox reactions on the surface. These limitations and a discussion of the flat band potential are considered in the interpretation of U redox kinetics in this study.

  10. Four-coordinate nickel(ii) and copper(ii) complex based ONO tridentate Schiff base ligands: synthesis, molecular structure, electrochemical, linear and nonlinear properties, and computational study.

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    Novoa, Néstor; Roisnel, Thierry; Hamon, Paul; Kahlal, Samia; Manzur, Carolina; Ngo, Hoang Minh; Ledoux-Rak, Isabelle; Saillard, Jean-Yves; Carrillo, David; Hamon, Jean-René

    2015-11-01

    We report the synthesis, characterization, crystal structures, nonlinear-optical (NLO) properties, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations of nickel(ii) and copper(ii) complex based ONO tridentate Schiff base ligands: two mononuclear compounds, [Ni(An-ONO)(NC5H5)] (5) and [Cu(An-ONO)(4-NC5H4C(CH3)3)] (6), and two heterobimetallic species, [M(Fc-ONO)(NC5H5)] (M = Ni, 7; Cu, 8), where An-ONOH2 (3) and Fc-ONOH2 (4) are the 1?:?1 condensation products of 2-aminophenol and p-anisoylacetone and ferrocenoylacetone, respectively. These compounds were characterised by microanalysis, FT-IR and X-ray crystallography in the solid state and in solution by UV-vis and (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy. The crystal structures of 3-5, 7 and 8 have been determined and show for Schiff base complexes 5, 7 and 8 a four-coordinated square-planar environment for nickel and copper ions. The electrochemical behavior of all derivatives 3-8 was investigated by cyclic voltammetry in dichloromethane, and discussed on the basis of DFT-computed electronic structures of the neutral and oxidized forms of the compounds. The second-order NLO responses of 3-8 have been determined by harmonic light scattering measurements using a 10(-2) M solution of dichloromethane and working with a 1.91 ?m incident wavelength, giving rather high ?1.91 values of 350 and 290 × 10(-30) esu for the mononuclear species 5 and 6, respectively. The assignment and the nature of the electronic transitions observed in the UV-vis spectra were analyzed using time-dependent (TD) DFT calculations. They are dominated by LMCT, MLCT and ?-?* transitions. PMID:26412689

  11. Multifunctional Uranyl Hybrid Materials: Structural Diversities as a Function of pH, Luminescence with Potential Nitrobenzene Sensing, and Photoelectric Behavior as p-type Semiconductors.

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    Song, Jian; Gao, Xue; Wang, Zhi-Nan; Li, Cheng-Ren; Xu, Qi; Bai, Feng-Ying; Shi, Zhong-Feng; Xing, Yong-Heng

    2015-09-21

    A series of uranyl-organic frameworks (UOFs), {[(UO2)2(H2TTHA)(H2O)]·4,4'-bipy·2H2O}n (1), {[(UO2)3(TTHA)(H2O)3]}n (2), and {[(UO2)5(TTHA) (HTTHA)(H2O)3]·H3O}n (3), have been obtained by the hydrothermal reaction of uranyl acetate with a flexible hexapodal ligand (1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine hexaacetic acid, H6TTHA). These compounds exhibited three distinct 3D self-assembly architectures as a function of pH by single-crystal structural analysis, although the used ligand was the same in each reaction. Surprisingly, all of the coordination modes of the H6TTHA ligand in this work are first discovered. Furthermore, the photoluminescent results showed that these compounds displayed high-sensitivity luminescent sensing functions for nitrobenzene. Additionally, the surface photovoltage spectroscopy and electric-field-induced surface photovoltage spectroscopy showed that compounds 1-3 could behave as p-type semiconductors. PMID:26331268

  12. Crystal chemistry and ion-exchange properties of the layered uranyl iodate K[UO{sub 2}(IO{sub 3}){sub 3}

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    Shvareva, Tatiana Y.; Almond, Philip M.; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E. . E-mail: albreth@auburn.edu

    2005-02-15

    Single crystals of the potassium uranyl iodate, K[UO{sub 2}(IO{sub 3}){sub 3}] (1), have been grown under mild hydrothermal conditions. The structure of 1 contains two-dimensional {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[UO{sub 2}(IO{sub 3}){sub 3}]{sup 1-} sheets extending in the [ab] plane that consist of approximately linear UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} cations bound by iodate anions to yield UO{sub 7} pentagonal bipyramids. There are three crystallographically unique iodate anions, two of which bridge between uranyl cations to create sheets, and one that is monodentate and protrudes in between the layers in cavities. K{sup +} cations form long ionic contacts with oxygen atoms from the layers forming an eight-coordinate distorted dodecahedral geometry. These cations join the {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[UO{sub 2}(IO{sub 3}){sub 3}]{sup 1-} sheets together. Ion-exchange reactions have been carried out that indicate the selective uptake of Cs{sup +} over Na{sup +} or K{sup +} by 1. Crystallographic data (193K, MoK{alpha}, {lambda}=0.71073A): 1, orthorhombic, Pbca, a=11.495(1)A, b=7.2293(7)A, c=25.394(2)A, Z=8, R(F)=1.95% for 146 parameters with 2619 reflections with I>2{sigma}(I)

  13. Characterization and Detection of Uranyl Ion Sorption on Silver Surfaces using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

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    Retterer, Scott T; Wells, Sabrina M; Sepaniak, Michael

    2009-01-01

    The study of the chemical behavior of uranyl species and its rapid detection is of primary environmental and non-proliferation concern. Herein we report on a surface enhanced Raman spectroscopic study of uranyl ion (UO22+) sorption onto the thermally vapor deposited silver particle surface. The ability of vibrational spectroscopy to characterize surface phenomenon and the remarkable sensitivity of the surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) have been introduced as an appropriate combination for the surface characterization and detection of UO22+ onto the silver surface. The appearance of symmetric stretching frequency of UO22+ around 700 cm-1 and the disappearance of the 854 cm-1 band is attributed to the development of a chemical bond between silver surface and uranyl species. The effects of temperature, solute-surface interaction time, and pH have been studied using silver modified polypropylene filter (PPF) substrates. Results show that under appropriate conditions, the concentration of uranyl ion as low as 20 ng/mL can be easily detected using the discussed SERS approach without any surface modification of silver nanoparticles. Moreover, an alteranative SERS approach of uranyl detection is demonstrated using nano-lithographically fabricated SERS substrates.

  14. Binuclear complexes of technetium. Evidence for bis(terdentate)bidentate coordination by the bridging ligand 2,3,5,6-tetrakis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine to technetium(V)

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    Du Preez, J.G.H.; Gerber, T.I.A.; Gibson, M.L.; Geyser, R. )

    1990-01-01

    The authors have used the potentially bis(terdentate) nitrogen aromatic heterocyclic ligand 2,3,5,6-tetrakis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine (tppz) to prepare mono- and bimetallic technetium(V) complexes bound to tppz. The stimulus for the development of the coordination chemistry of the man-made element technetium is provided by the use of complexes of this element as anatomical imaging agents in nuclear medicine. Although the chemistry of technetium(V) with nitrogen donor ligands is well understood, no complexes have been prepared using potentially terdentate neutral nitrogen donor ligands of this metal in the +5 oxidation state.

  15. Chemical equilibria in the binary and ternary uranyl(VI)-hydroxide-peroxide systems.

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    Zanonato, Pier Luigi; Di Bernardo, Plinio; Grenthe, Ingmar

    2012-03-28

    The composition and equilibrium constants of the complexes formed in the binary U(VI)-hydroxide and the ternary U(VI)-hydroxide-peroxide systems have been studied using potentiometric and spectrophotometric data at 25 °C in a 0.100 M tetramethylammonium nitrate medium. The data for the binary U(VI) hydroxide complexes were in good agreement with previous studies. In the ternary system two complexes were identified, [UO(2)(OH)(O(2))](-) and [(UO(2))(2)(OH)(O(2))(2)](-). Under our experimental conditions the former is predominant over a broad p[H(+)] region from 9.5 to 11.5, while the second is found in significant amounts at p[H(+)] < 10.5. The formation of the ternary peroxide complexes results in a strong increase in the molar absorptivity of the test solutions. The absorption spectrum for [(UO(2))(2)(OH)(O(2))(2)](-) was resolved into two components with peaks at 353 and 308 nm with molar absorptivity of 16200 and 20300 M(-1) cm(-1), respectively, suggesting that the electronic transitions are dipole allowed. The molar absorptivity of [(UO(2))(OH)(O(2))](-) at the same wave lengths are significantly lower, but still about one to two orders of magnitude larger than the values for UO(2)(2+)(aq) and the binary uranyl(VI) hydroxide complexes. It is of interest to note that [(UO(2))(OH)(O(2))](-) might be the building block in cluster compounds such as [UO(2)(OH)(O(2))](60)(60-) studied by Burns et al. (P. C. Burns, K. A. Kubatko, G. Sigmon, B. J. Fryer, J. E. Gagnon, M. R. Antonio and L. Soderholm, Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 2173-2177). Speciation calculations using the known equilibrium constants for the U(vi) hydroxide and peroxide complexes show that the latter are important in alkaline solutions even at very low total concentrations of peroxide, suggesting that they may be involved when the uranium minerals Studtite and meta-Studtite are formed by ?-radiolysis of water. Radiolysis will be much larger in repositories for spent nuclear fuel where hydrogen peroxide might contribute both to the corrosion of the fuel and to transport of uranium in a ground water system. PMID:21968963

  16. Comparative DNA binding abilities and phosphatase-like activities of mono-, di-, and trinuclear Ni(II) complexes: the influence of ligand denticity, metal-metal distance, and coordinating solvent/anion on kinetics studies.

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    Bhardwaj, Vimal K; Singh, Ajnesh

    2014-10-01

    Six novel Ni(II) complexes, namely, [Ni2(HL(1))(OAc)2] (1), [Ni3L(1)2]·H2O·2CH3CN (2), [Ni2(L(2))(L(3))(CH3CN)] (3), [Ni2(L(2))2(H2O)2] (4), [Ni2(L(2))2(DMF)2]2·2H2O (5), and [Ni(HL(2))2]·H2O (6), were synthesized by reacting nitrophenol-based tripodal (H3L(1)) and dipodal (H2L(2)) Schiff base ligands with Ni(II) metal salts at ambient conditions. All the complexes were fully characterized with different spectroscopic techniques such as elemental analyses, IR, UV-vis spectroscopy, and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. The solid-state structures of 2, 3, 5, and 6 were determined using single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The compounds 1, 3, 4, and 5 are dinuclear complexes where the two Ni(II) centers have octahedral geometry with bridging phenoxo groups. Compound 2 is a trinuclear complex with two different types of Ni(II) centers. In compound 3 one of the Ni(II) centers has a coordinated acetonitrile molecule, whereas in compound 4, a water molecule has occupied one coordination site of each Ni(II) center. In complex 5, the coordinated water of complex 4 was displaced by the dimethylformamide (DMF) during its crystallization. Complex 6 is mononuclear with two amine-bis(phenolate) ligands in scissorlike fashion around the Ni(II) metal center. The single crystals of 1 and 4 could not be obtained; however, from the spectroscopic data and physicochemical properties (electronic and redox properties) it was assumed that the structures of these complexes are quite similar to other analogues. DNA binding abilities and phosphatase-like activities of all characterized complexes were also investigated. The ligand denticity, coordinated anions/solvents (such as acetate, acetonitrile, water, and DMF), and cooperative action of two metal centers play a significant role in the phosphate ester bond cleavage of 2-hydroxypropyl-p-nitropenylphosphate by transesterification mechanism. Complex 3 exhibits highest activity among complexes 1-6 with 3.86 × 10(5) times greater rate enhancement than uncatalyzed reaction. PMID:25226493

  17. Synthesis and spectroscopic studies of binuclear metal complexes of a tetradentate N 2O 2 Schiff base ligand derived from 4,6-diacetylresorcinol and benzylamine

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    Shebl, Magdy

    2008-09-01

    A tetradentate N 2O 2 donor Schiff base ligand, H 2L, was synthesized by the condensation of 4,6-diacetylresorcinol with benzylamine. The structure of the ligand was elucidated by elemental analyses, IR, 1H NMR, electronic and mass spectra. Reaction of the Schiff base ligand with nickel(II), cobalt(II), iron(III), cerium(III), vanadyl(IV) and uranyl(VI) ions in 1:2 molar ratio afforded binuclear metal complexes. Also, reaction of the ligand with several copper(II) salts, including Cl -, NO 3-, AcO -, ClO 4- and SO 42- afforded different metal complexes that reflect the non-coordinating or weakly coordinating power of the ClO 4- anion as compared to the strongly coordinating power of SO 42- and Cl - anions. Characterization and structure elucidation of the prepared complexes were achieved by elemental and thermal analyses, IR, 1H NMR, electronic, mass and ESR spectra as well as magnetic susceptibility measurements. The metal complexes exhibited different geometrical arrangements such as square planar, octahedral, square pyramidal and pentagonal bipyramidal arrangements. The variety in the geometrical arrangements depends on the nature of both the anion and the metal ion.

  18. Synthesis, and characterization of low- and high-spin manganese(II) complexes of polyfunctional adipoyldihydrazone: Effect of coordination of N-donor ligands on stereo-redox chemistry

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    Basumatary, Debajani; Lal, Ram Ashray; Kumar, Arvind

    2015-07-01

    Manganese(II) complexes [MnII(npahH2)] (1), [MnII(npahH2)(A)2] and [MnII(npahH2)(NN)] (where A = pyridine, (2); 2-picoline, (3); 3-picoline, (4); 4-picoline, (5) and NN = 2,2? bipyridine, (6); 1,10-phenanthroline, (7)) have been synthesized from bis(2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde)adipoyldihydrazone (npahH4) in methanol. The composition of metal complexes has been established by elemental analyses. Complexes (1) and (3) have been characterized by mass spectral data also. Structural assessments of the complexes have been based on data obtained from molar conductance, magnetic moment, electronic, electron paramagnetic resonance and infrared spectral studies. Conductivity measurements in DMSO suggest that they are non-electrolyte. Electronic spectral studies suggest a six-coordinate octahedral geometry around the manganese center in complexes (2) to (7) and square-planar geometry in complex (1). IR spectral studies reveal that the dihydrazone coordinates to the metal in keto form with an anti-cis configuration. Magnetic moment, and EPR studies suggest manganese in +2 oxidation state in all complexes with high-spin distorted octahedral stereochemistry in complexes (2-7) while low-spin square-planar stereochemistry is involved with significant metal-metal interactions in the solid state in complex (1). Cyclic voltammetric studies reveal that the metal center cycles among the MnII ? MnI ? Mn0 in complexes (2) to (7) and among MnII ? MnI oxidation states in complex (1).

  19. Syntheses, structures and luminescent properties of zinc(II) and cadmium(II) coordination complexes based on new bis(imidazolyl)ether and different carboxylate ligands.

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    Wei, Guo-Hua; Yang, Jin; Ma, Jian-Fang; Liu, Ying-Ying; Li, Shun-Li; Zhang, Lai-Ping

    2008-06-21

    A series of mixed-ligand coordination complexes, namely [Zn(CA)(2)(BIE)] (1), [Zn(OX)(BIE)].H(2)O (2), [Zn(2)(m-BDC)(2)(BIE)(2)] (3), [Cd(m-BDC)(BIE)] (4), [Cd(5-OH-m-BDC)(BIE)] (5), [Zn(5-OH-m-BDC)(BIE)] (6), [Zn(2)(p-BDC)(2)(BIE)(2)].2.5H(2)O (7), [Cd(3)(p-BDC)(3)(BIE)] (8), [Cd(3)(BTC)(2)(BIE)(2)].0.5H(2)O (9) and [Zn(BTCA)(0.5)(BIE)] (10), where CA = cinnamate anion, OX = oxalate anion, m-BDC = 1,3-benzenedicarboxylate anion, 5-OH-m-BDC = 5-OH-1,3-benzenedicarboxylate anion, p-BDC = 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate anion, BTC = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate anion, BTCA = 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylate anion, and BIE = 2,2'-bis(1H-imidazolyl)ether, were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. In 1, a pair of BIE ligands bridge adjacent Zn(II) atoms to give a centrosymmetric dimer. In 2 and 3, BIE ligands connect Zn(II)-carboxylate chains to form hexagonal honeycomb 6(3)-hcb and square 4(4)-sql layers, respectively. In 4 and 5, m-BDC and 5-OH-m-BDC bridge Cd(II) atoms to give dimeric units, respectively, which are further linked by BIE ligands to form sql nets. In 6, the BIE ligands extend the Zn(II)-carboxylate chains into 2D sinusoidal-like sql nets. The undulated sql nets polycatenate each other in the parallel manner with DOC (degree of catenation) = 2, yielding a rare 2D --> 3D parallel polycatenation net. In 7, the BIE and p-BDC ligands link the Zn(ii) atoms to give a rare 3-fold interpenetrated 3-connected 10(3)-ths net. 8 contains unusual edge-sharing polyhedral rods formed by [Cd(3)(CO(2))(6)] clusters. Each rod is connected by the benzene rings of p-BDC in four directions into a simple alpha-Po topology. In 9, two kinds of different 2D Cd-BTC layers are alternately linked to each other by sharing Cd(ii) centers to form a 3D framework, which is further linked by two kinds of BIE ligand to produce a complicated 3D polymeric structure. 10 possesses a unique (3,4)-connected 3D framework with (8(3))(2)(8(5).10) topology. The structural differences described indicate the importance of carboxylate ligands and metals in the framework formation of coordination complexes. The infrared spectra, thermogravimetric and luminescent properties were also investigated in detail for the compounds. PMID:18521450

  20. Preliminary experiments on the reduction of the uranyl ion to uraninite by carbonaceous substances

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    Breger, Irving A.; Moore, Richard T.

    1955-01-01

    An aqueous solution of uranyl sulfate containing a suspension of subbituminous coal has been heated at 210 C for three days. Examination of the coal at the end of the experiment showed it to contain 31.8 percent uranium recognizable as uraninite by a sharp, strong X-ray diffraction pattern. A similar experiment with degraded spruce wood also led to the formation of uraninite but in lesser quantity and with broader lines in the X-ray diffraction pattern. The ability of coal or wood to reduce the uranyl ion is a critical factor in the correlation of studies of uraniferous coals containing the uranyl ion with studies of uraninite-bearing coalified wood from the Colorado Plateau. Although these results are based an preliminary experiments, they are extremely important geochemically and warrant the development of the series of controlled studies that are proposed.

  1. Probing local coordination and oxidation state of uranium in ThO2: U nanostructured

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    Gupta, Santosh K.; Pathak, N.; Kadam, R. M.

    2015-12-01

    Uranium doped thorium oxide nanoparticle (UDT) was synthesized using citric acid assisted combustion method. The concentration of uranium was varied from 0.5 to 5.0 mol % to investigate the effect of doping concentration on its optical properties. The synthesised UDT powder were characterized systematically using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED) respectively for phase purity, morphology and crystallinity. Pertaining to nuclear industry, UDT is an important material and investigating the local structure of uranium in UDT is interesting as well as challenging because of complexity involved in synthesis of such ceramic powder. We have used time resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy (TRPLS) to probe the local coordination and oxidation state of uranium in UDT. Based on PL emission spectroscopy it was confirmed that uranium stabilizes as UO22+ ion in UDT. Lifetime spectroscopy shows that uranyl ion is not homogenously distributed in UDT lattice; rather it has two different chemical environments. Effect of concentration on PL behaviour shows that, concentration quenching takes place beyond 2.0 mol %; and based on critical distance calculation multipolar interaction was found to be responsible for such non-radiative quenching. As far as application in luminescence industry is concerned PL measurement shows that UDT gives intense green emission under UV excitation.

  2. Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of methanol over uranyl-anchored nanoporous MCM-41 and MCM-48.

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    Krishna, Vidya; Kamble, Valmik S; Gupta, Narendra M; Selvam, Parasuraman

    2006-06-01

    The vapor-phase photodegradation of methanol to carbon dioxide was carried out over uranyl-anchored nanoporous MCM-41 and MCM-48 hosts (designated as UO2(2+)/MCM-41 and UO2(2+)/MCM-48, respectively) under simulated light and ambient conditions. Preliminary results indicate that the photoactivity of the latter is considerably decreased as compared to the former due to the presence of a smaller fraction of photoactive uranyl (UO2(2+)) ions in UO2(2+)/MCM-48. PMID:17025089

  3. Sorption of uranyl ions from various acido systems by amphoteric epoxy amine ion-exchange resins

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    Rychkov, V.N.; Radionov, B.K.; Molochnikov, L.S.

    1995-03-01

    Sorption of uranyl ions by epoxy amine ampholytes with N-monomethylenephosphonic acid groups modified with pyridine or quaternary ammonium groups was studied under dynamic conditions. Heterocyclic nitrogen favors sorption of uranyl ion from fluoride, sulfate, and fluoride-sulfate solutions. The ESR studies of mono- and bimetallic forms of nitrogen-containing ampholytes with copper(II) as paramagnetic marker revealed the characteristics of uranium(VI) interaction with cation- and anion-exchange groups and its dependence on the fluoride content in solution.

  4. Metal complexes of the fourth generation quinolone antimicrobial drug gatifloxacin: Synthesis, structure and biological evaluation

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    Sadeek, Sadeek A.; El-Shwiniy, Walaa H.

    2010-08-01

    Three metal complexes of the fourth generation quinolone antimicrobial agent gatifloxacin (GFLX) with Y(???), Zr(?V) and U(V?) have been prepared and characterized with physicochemical and spectroscopic techniques. In these complexes, gatifloxacin acts as a bidentate deprotonated ligand bound to the metal through the ketone oxygen and a carboxylato oxygen. The complexes are six-coordinated with distorted octahedral geometry. The kinetic parameters for gatifloxacin and the three prepared complexes have been evaluated from TGA curves by using Coats-Redfern (CR) and Horowitz-Metzeger (HM) methods. The calculated bond length and force constant, F(U dbnd O), for the UO 2 bond in uranyl complex are 1.7522 Å and 639.46 N m -1. The antimicrobial activity of the complexes has been tested against microorganisms, three bacterial species, such as Staphylococcus aureus ( S. aureus), Escherichia coli ( E. coli) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ( P. aeruginosa) and two fungi species, penicillium ( P. rotatum) and trichoderma ( T. sp.), showing that they exhibit higher activity than free ligand.

  5. Long-term Kinetics of Uranyl Desorption from Sediments Under Advective Conditions

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    Shang, Jianying; Liu, Chongxuan; Wang, Zheming; Zachara, John M.

    2014-02-15

    Long-term (> 4 months) column experiments were performed to investigate the kinetics of uranyl (U(VI)) desorption in sediments collected from the Integrated Field Research Challenge (IFRC) site at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford 300 Area. The experimental results were used to evaluate alternative multi-rate surface complexation reaction (SCR) approaches to describe the short- and long-term kinetics of U(VI) desorption under flow conditions. The SCR stoichiometry, equilibrium constants, and multi-rate parameters were independently characterized in batch and stirred flow-cell reactors. Multi-rate SCR models that were either additively constructed using the SCRs for individual size fractions (e.g., Shang et al., 2011), or composite in nature could effectively describe short-term U(VI) desorption under flow conditions. The long-term desorption results, however, revealed that using a labile U concentration measured by carbonate extraction under-estimated desorbable U(VI) and the long-term rate of U(VI) desorption. An alternative modeling approach using total U as the desorbable U(VI) concentration was proposed to overcome this difficulty. This study also found that the gravel size fraction (2-8 mm), which is typically treated as non-reactive in modeling U(VI) reactive transport because of low external surface area, can have an important effect on the U(VI) desorption in the sediment. This study demonstrates an approach to effectively extrapolate U(VI) desorption kinetics for field-scale application, and identifies important parameters and uncertainties affecting model predictions.

  6. Platinum blue as an alternative to uranyl acetate for staining in transmission electron microscopy.

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    Inaga, Sumire; Katsumoto, Tetsuo; Tanaka, Keiichi; Kameie, Toshio; Nakane, Hironobu; Naguro, Tomonori

    2007-04-01

    This paper introduces an aqueous solution of platinum blue (Pt-blue) as an alternative to uranyl acetate (UA) for staining in transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Pt-blue was prepared from a reaction of cis-dichlorodiamine-platinum (II) (cis-platin) with thymidine. When Pt-blue was dried on a microgrid and observed by TEM it showed a uniform appearance with tiny particles less than 1 nm in diameter. The effect of Pt-blue as an electron stain was then examined not only for positive staining of conventional ultrathin resin sections and counterstaining of post-embedding immuno-electron microscopy but also for negative staining. In ultrathin sections of the rat liver and renal glomerulus, Pt-blue provided good contrast images, especially in double staining combined with a lead stain (Pb). Almost all cell organelles were clearly observed with high contrast in these sections. Glycogen granules in the hepatic parenchymal cells were particularly electron dense in Pt-blue stained sections compared with those treated with UA. In longitudinal and transverse sections of budding influenza A viruses, a specific arrangement of rod-like structures, which correspond to the ribonucleoprotein complexes, was clearly shown in each virion stained with Pt-blue and Pb. When post-embedding immunoelectron microscopy was performed in ultrathin sections of HeLa cells embedded in Lowicryl K4M, the localization of Ki-67 protein was sufficiently detected even after Pt-blue and Pb staining. The present study also revealed that Pt-blue could be used for the negative staining of E. coli, allowing the visualization of a flagellum. These findings indicate that Pt-blue is a useful, safe, and easily obtainable electron stain that is an alternative to UA for TEM preparations. PMID:17558143

  7. Iron oxide formation from FeCl2 solutions in the presence of uranyl (UO22+) cations and carbonate rich media

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    Doornbusch, Brodie; Bunney, Karl; Gan, Bee K.; Jones, Franca; Gräfe, Markus

    2015-06-01

    The mineral goethite (?-FeOOH) has previously been investigated as a thermodynamically stable repository for many potentially toxic metals (e.g., Cd, Pb, Cu). The substitution of uranium (U as uranyl, UO22+) for Fe, however, has been studied sparingly, and conclusive uranium incorporation into the goethite structure has been obscured by formation of ploymineralic Fe systems that all appeared involved in U's sequestration. In this study, we investigated the formation of goethite from FeCl2 in the presence of seven nominal uranyl concentrations (0.2-4 mole percent, U/(U + Fe) × 100) and characterised the solids using quantitative X-ray diffraction (QXRD), X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) spectroscopy at the U LIII edge (17,166 eV), diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier Transform (DRIFT) spectrometry and congruency of acid dissolution. Our findings show that U does indeed, however sparingly, incorporate into the goethite structure. The unit cell volume, ascertained from Rietveld models of XRD patterns, increased linearly as a function of U content, which could be ascribed to a linear increase of the unit cell length a and c. The highest U-for-Fe substitution was 0.48 mole percent, however, most U-containing goethite samples showed substitution levels around 0.2 mole percent, which was in good agreement with previous findings. DRIFT spectra showed a shift of the symmetric Fe-O and asymmetric Fe-OH stretch modes (?-O and ?-OH bands, respectively) to lower frequency, which by Hooks analogy, can only occur if a heavier atom substitutes for Fe, i.e., U. The congruency of acid dissolution results showed that fractional U release was greater than the corresponding fractional Fe release into solution, suggesting that U was overall more soluble. In two of the synthates, however, (initial U mole percent of 2 and 4), the dissolution was congruent. XAFS data collected on a selected subset of samples showed the disappearance of the uranyl moiety with higher levels of U incorporation and acid extraction. In sample S6, non-linear least-square fits of the extended XAFS data demonstrated that the coordination environment around U atoms was sixfold occupied by O/OH atoms and was further coordinated by next nearest Fe neighbours that are 1.063 ± 0.008 times inflated in distance to the normal Fe-Fe distances in goethite without U substitution. Despite low levels of incorporation, U bound by goethite was recalcitrant to desorption/dissolution in increasingly acidic solutions thus warranting further research into the possibility of using iron oxides as a sink for U.

  8. Designed Single-Step Synthesis, Structure, and Derivative Textural Properties of Well-Ordered Layered Penta-coordinate Silicon Alcoholate Complexes

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    Li, Xiansen

    The controllable synthesis of well-ordered layered materials with specific nanoarchitecture poses a grand challenge in materials chemistry. Here the solvothermal synthesis of two structurally analogous 5-coordinate ...

  9. Structural and spectral studies of some coordination complexes of a phenol-functionalized diazamesocyclic ligand 1,4-bis-(3- tert-butyl-5-methyl-2-hydroxybenzyl)-1,4-diazacycloheptane ( H2L)

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    Guo, Ya-Mei; Du, Miao; Wang, Gui-Chang; Bu, Xian-He

    2002-12-01

    A series of four-coordinated monomeric Cu II, Co II, and Ni II complexes of a tetradentate diazamesocyclic ligand containing bulky phenolate donor pendants, [Cu L] ( 1), [Cu( HL)]ClO 4 ( 2), [Co L] ( 3), and [Ni L] ( 4), where H2L=1,4-bis-(3- tert-butyl-5-methyl-2-hydroxybenzyl)-1,4-diazacycloheptane, have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, IR, UV-vis and ESR spectra. The crystal structure of complex 1 has been determined by X-ray diffraction analysis.

  10. Standard test method for isotopic analysis of hydrolyzed uranium hexafluoride and uranyl nitrate solutions by thermal ionization mass spectrometry

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2005-01-01

    1.1 This method applies to the determination of isotopic composition in hydrolyzed nuclear grade uranium hexafluoride. It covers isotopic abundance of 235U between 0.1 and 5.0 % mass fraction, abundance of 234U between 0.0055 and 0.05 % mass fraction, and abundance of 236U between 0.0003 and 0.5 % mass fraction. This test method may be applicable to other isotopic abundance providing that corresponding standards are available. 1.2 This test method can apply to uranyl nitrate solutions. This can be achieved either by transforming the uranyl nitrate solution to a uranyl fluoride solution prior to the deposition on the filaments or directly by depositing the uranyl nitrate solution on the filaments. In the latter case, a calibration with uranyl nitrate standards must be performed. 1.3 This test method can also apply to other nuclear grade matrices (for example, uranium oxides) by providing a chemical transformation to uranyl fluoride or uranyl nitrate solution. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address al...

  11. Carbon–Hydrogen Bond Activation, C–N Bond Coupling, and Cycloaddition Reactivity of a Three-Coordinate Nickel Complex Featuring a Terminal Imido Ligand

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    2015-01-01

    The three-coordinate imidos (dtbpe)Ni=NR (dtbpe = tBu2PCH2CH2PtBu2, R = 2,6-iPr2C6H3, 2,4,6-Me3C6H2 (Mes), and 1-adamantyl (Ad)), which contain a legitimate Ni–N double bond as well as basic imido nitrogen based on theoretical analysis, readily deprotonate HC?CPh to form the amide acetylide species (dtbpe)Ni{NH(Ar)}(C?CPh). In the case of R = 2,6-iPr2C6H3, reductive carbonylation results in formation of the (dtbpe)Ni(CO)2 along with the N–C coupled product keteneimine PhCH=C=N(2,6- iPr2C6H3). Given the ability of the Ni=N bond to have biradical character as suggested by theoretical analysis, H atom abstraction can also occur in (dtbpe)Ni=N{2,6-iPr2C6H3} when this species is treated with HSn(nBu)3. Likewise, the microscopic reverse reaction—conversion of the Ni(I) anilide (dtbpe)Ni{NH(2,6-iPr2C6H3)} to the imido (dtbpe)Ni=N{2,6-iPr2C6H3}—is promoted when using the radical Mes*O• (Mes* = 2,4,6-tBu3C6H2). Reactivity studies involving the imido complexes, in particular (dtbpe)Ni=N{2,6-iPr2C6H3}, are also reported with small, unsaturated molecules such as diphenylketene, benzylisocyanate, benzaldehyde, and carbon dioxide, including the formation of C–N and N–N bonds by coupling reactions. In addition to NMR spectroscopic data and combustion analysis, we also report structural studies for all the cycloaddition reactions involving the imido (dtbpe)Ni=N{2,6-iPr2C6H3}. PMID:25437507

  12. Carbon-hydrogen bond activation, C-N bond coupling, and cycloaddition reactivity of a three-coordinate nickel complex featuring a terminal imido ligand.

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    Mindiola, Daniel J; Waterman, Rory; Iluc, Vlad M; Cundari, Thomas R; Hillhouse, Gregory L

    2014-12-15

    The three-coordinate imidos (dtbpe)Ni?NR (dtbpe = (t)Bu2PCH2CH2P(t)Bu2, R = 2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3, 2,4,6-Me3C6H2 (Mes), and 1-adamantyl (Ad)), which contain a legitimate Ni-N double bond as well as basic imido nitrogen based on theoretical analysis, readily deprotonate HC?CPh to form the amide acetylide species (dtbpe)Ni{NH(Ar)}(C?CPh). In the case of R = 2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3, reductive carbonylation results in formation of the (dtbpe)Ni(CO)2 along with the N-C coupled product keteneimine PhCH?C?N(2,6- (i)Pr2C6H3). Given the ability of the Ni?N bond to have biradical character as suggested by theoretical analysis, H atom abstraction can also occur in (dtbpe)Ni?N{2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3} when this species is treated with HSn((n)Bu)3. Likewise, the microscopic reverse reaction--conversion of the Ni(I) anilide (dtbpe)Ni{NH(2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3)} to the imido (dtbpe)Ni?N{2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3}--is promoted when using the radical Mes*O(•) (Mes* = 2,4,6-(t)Bu3C6H2). Reactivity studies involving the imido complexes, in particular (dtbpe)Ni?N{2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3}, are also reported with small, unsaturated molecules such as diphenylketene, benzylisocyanate, benzaldehyde, and carbon dioxide, including the formation of C-N and N-N bonds by coupling reactions. In addition to NMR spectroscopic data and combustion analysis, we also report structural studies for all the cycloaddition reactions involving the imido (dtbpe)Ni?N{2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3}. PMID:25437507

  13. Immobilization of selenate by iron in aqueous solution under anoxic conditions and the influence of uranyl

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    Puranen, Anders; Jonsson, Mats; Dähn, Rainer; Cui, Daqing

    2009-08-01

    In proposed high level radioactive waste repositories a large part of the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) canisters are commonly composed of iron. Selenium is present in spent nuclear fuel as a long lived fission product. This study investigates the influence of iron on the uptake of dissolved selenium in the form of selenate and the effect of the presence of dissolved uranyl on the above interaction of selenate. The iron oxide, and selenium speciation on the surfaces was investigated by Raman spectroscopy. X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy was used to determine the oxidation state of the selenium and uranium on the surfaces. Under the simulated groundwater conditions (10 mM NaCl, 2 mM NaHCO 3, <0.1 ppm O 2) the immobilized selenate was found to be reduced to oxidation states close to zero or lower and uranyl was found to be largely reduced to U(IV). The near simultaneous reduction of uranyl was found to greatly enhance the rate of selenate reduction. These findings suggest that the presence of uranyl being reduced by an iron surface could substantially enhance the rate of reduction of selenate under anoxic conditions relevant for a repository.

  14. Improved planar solar convertor based on uranyl neodymium and holmium glasses

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    Reisfeld, R.; Kalisky, Y.

    1980-01-01

    The energy transfer between uranyl ions (UO2(+2)) and neodymium and holmium ions at concentrations suitable for use as glass dopants is calculated in order to evaluate the possibility of using uranyl-neodymium and uranyl-holmium codoped glasses in solar energy collectors. It is shown that, due to energy transfer from UO2(+2) to Nd(+3), the integrated fluorescence intensity of the 1.06-micron transition of Nd(+3) excited in the spectral range 360 to 500 nm is increased by a factor of 8.5, which corresponds to an increase of 150% over that of neodymium-only-doped glass excited in the range 360 to 800 nm. For excitation into the maximum absorption peak of UO2(+2) near 420 nm, emission spectra of ND(+3) and Ho(+3) glasses codoped with UO2(+2) indicate that collector efficiency can be improved by the utilization of energy transfer from uranyl ions, which absorb strongly in the solar spectrum, to Nd(+3), which emits in bands matching the maximum sensitivity of solar cells, however the application of Ho(+3)-codoped glasses may not be practical due to low branching ratios in holmium transitions.

  15. Coordinates Constellations

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    Walter, Frederick M.

    AST 105 The Sky Coordinates and Constellations #12;Early evening August 2014 40o N #12;Constellations · There are about 6000 stars visible to the naked eye under good conditions · About 2000://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/sow/const.html) #12;Scorpius #12;Patterns in the Sky Many societies have identified constellations Sumer (4000 BCE): 6

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  17. Crystal Chemistry of the Potassium and Rubidium Uranyl Borate Families Derived from Boric Acid Fluxes

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    Wang, Shuao; Alekseev, Evgeny V.; Stritzinger, Jared T.; Depmeier, Wulf; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

    2010-07-19

    The reaction of uranyl nitrate with a large excess of molten boric acid in the presence of potassium or rubidium nitrate results in the formation of three new potassium uranyl borates, K{sub 2}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 12}O{sub 19}(OH){sub 4}]·0.3H{sub 2}O (KUBO-1), K[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 10}O{sub 15}(OH){sub 5}] (KUBO-2), and K[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 10}O{sub 16}(OH){sub 3}]·0.7H{sub 2}O (KUBO-3) and two new rubidium uranyl borates Rb{sub 2}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 13}O{sub 20}(OH){sub 5}] (RbUBO-1) and Rb[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 10}O{sub 16}(OH){sub 3}]·0.7H{sub 2}O (RbUBO-2). The latter is isotypic with KUBO-3. These compounds share a common structural motif consisting of a linear uranyl, UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}, cation surrounded by BO{sub 3} triangles and BO{sub 4} tetrahedra to create an UO{sub 8} hexagonal bipyramidal environment around uranium. The borate anions bridge between uranyl units to create sheets. Additional BO{sub 3} triangles extend from the polyborate layers and are directed approximately perpendicular to the sheets. All of these compounds adopt layered structures. With the exception of KUBO-1, the structures are all centrosymmetric. All of these compounds fluoresce when irradiated with long-wavelength UV light. The fluorescence spectrum yields well-defined vibronically coupled charge-transfer features.

  18. Excited States and Luminescent Properties of UO2F2 and Its Solvated Complexes in Aqueous Solution

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    Su, Jing; Wang, Zheming; Pan, Duoqiang; Li, Jun

    2014-08-20

    The electronic absorption and emission spectra of free UO2F2 and its water solvated complexes below 32,000 cm?1 are investigated at the levels of ab initio CASPT2 and CCSD(T) with inclusion of scalar relativistic and spin-orbit coupling effects. The influence of the water coordination on the electronic spectra of UO2F2 is explored by investigating the excited states of solvated complexes (H2O)nUO2F2 (n = 1?3). In these uranyl-complexes, water coordination is found to have appreciable influence on the 3? (? = 1g) character of the luminescent state and on the electronic spectral shape. The simulated luminescence spectral curves based on the calculated spectral parameters of (H2O)nUO2F2 from CCSD(T) approach agree well with experimental spectra in aqueous solution at both near liquid helium temperature and room temperature. The possible luminescence spectra of free UO2F2 in gas phase are predicted based on CASPT2 and CCSD(T) results, respectively, by considering three symmetric vibration modes. The effect of competition between spin-orbital coupling and ligand field repulsion on the luminescent state properties is discussed.

  19. Uptake of uranyl ions from uranium ores and sludges by means of Spirulina platensis, Porphyridium cruentum and Nostok linckia alga.

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    Cecal, Alexandru; Humelnicu, Doina; Rudic, Valeriu; Cepoi, Liliana; Ganju, Dumitru; Cojocari, Angela

    2012-08-01

    In this paper was studied the uranyl ions biosorption on three types of alga: Nostok linckia, Porphyridium cruentum and Spirulina platensis. These ions were supplied either from a pure solution of uranyl nitrate, or after leaching process of uranium ore, or from the sludge resulting in the output of pure UO(2) technology. It was investigated the retention degree versus contact time and afterwards the Langmuir and Freundlich biosorption isotherms of uranyl ions on the three alga types. The retention of UO(2)(2+) ions on alga was proved through FTIR spectra plotted before and after biosorption processes. From the experimental data it was found that regardless of origin of uranyl ions, the retention degree on alga decreased in the series. Spirulina platensis > Porphyridium cruentum ? Nostok linckia. PMID:22695141

  20. Speciation of uranium(VI) sorption complexes on montmorillonite

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    Chisholm-Brause, C.J.; Morris, D.E.; Richard, R.E.

    1992-05-01

    Environmental contaminant releases that contain uranium are among the most serious problems that must be confronted by restoration programs. To facilitate restoration, information concerning the speciation of uranium is needed. Under oxidizing conditions, dissolved uranium is predominantly in the U(VI) (uranyl) form and is quite mobile in the environment, however sorption onto soils may retard its movement. In this study, we have investigated the effects of changes in solution speciation on the nature of uranyl sorption complexes on montmorillonite, a common soil constituent. Aqueous U(VI) solutions between pH 3 to 7 were batch-equilibrated with montmorillonite for several days; specific pH values were selected such that the solutions consisted of dominantly monomeric, oligomeric, or a mix of monomeric and oligomeric aqueous uranyl species. Emission spectroscopy was used to investigate the nature of U(VI) sorbed to montmorillonite.

  1. Complexations of Ln(III) with SnS4H and Sn2S6: Solvothermal syntheses and characterizations of lanthanide coordination polymers with thiostannate and polyamine mixed ligands

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    Tang, Chunying; Lu, Jialin; Han, Jingyu; Liu, Yun; Shen, Yali; Jia, Dingxian

    2015-10-01

    Polymeric lanthanide complexes with thiostannate and polyamine mixed ligands, [Ln(peha)(?-SnS4H)]n [Ln=La (1a), Nd (1b)] and [{Ln(tepa)(?-OH)}2(?-Sn2S6)]nnH2O [Ln=Nd (2a), Sm (2b), Gd (2c), Dy (2d)] (peha=pentaethylenehexamine, tepa=tetraethylenepentamine) were respectively prepared in peha and tepa coordinative solvents by the solvothermal methods. In 1a and 1b, the Ln3+ ions are coordinated by a hexadentate peha ligand forming [Ln(peha)]3+ units. The [SnS4H]3- anion chelates a [Ln(peha)]3+ unit via two S atoms and coordinates to another [Ln(peha)]3+ unit via the third S atom. As a result, the [Ln(peha)]3+ units are connected into coordination polymers [Ln(peha)(?-SnS4H)]n by an unprecedented tridentate ?-?1,?2-SnS4H bridging ligands. In 2a-2d, the Ln3+ ions are coordinated by a pentadentate tepa ligand, and two [Ln(tepa)]3+ units are joined by two ?-OH bridges to form a binuclear [{Ln(tepa)(?-OH)}2]4+ unit. Behaving as a bidentate ?-?1, ?1-Sn2S6 bridging ligand, the Sn2S6 unit connects [{Ln(tepa)(?-OH)}2]4+ units into a neutral coordination polymer [{Ln(tepa)(?-OH)}2(?-Sn2S6)]n via the trans S atoms. The Ln3+ ions are in distorted monocapped square antiprismatic and bicapped trigonal prismatic environments in [{Ln(peha)(?-SnS4H)]n and [{Ln(tepa)(?-OH)}2(?-Sn2S6)]n, respectively. The denticities of ethylene polyamine play an important role on the formation and complexation of the thiostannate in the presence of lanthanide ions. Compounds 1a-2d show well-defined absorption edges with band gaps between 2.81 and 3.15 eV.

  2. Addition of H2O and O-2 to Acetone and Dimethylsulfoxide Ligated Uranyl (V) Dioxocations

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    C. M. Leavitt; V. S. Bryantsev; W. A. deJong; M. S. Diallo; W. A. Goddard III; G. S. Groenewold; M. J. Van Stipdonk

    2009-03-01

    Gas-phase complexes of the formula [UO2(lig)]+ (lig = acetone (aco) or dimethylsulfoxide (dmso)) were generated by electrospray ionization (ESI) and studied by tandem ion-trap mass spectrometry to determine the general effect of ligand charge donation on the reactivity of UO2+ with respect to water and dioxygen. The original hypothesis that addition of O2 is enhanced by strong s-donor ligands bound to UO2+ is supported by results from competitive collision-induced dissociation (CID) experiments, which show near exclusive loss of H2O from [UO2(dmso)(H2O)(O2)]+, whereas both H2O and O2 are eliminated from the corresponding [UO2(aco)(H2O)(O2)]+ species. Ligand-addition reaction rates were investigated by monitoring precursor and product ion intensities as a function of ion storage time in the ion-trap mass spectrometer: these experiments suggest that the association of dioxygen to the UO2+ complex is enhanced when the more basic dmso ligand was coordinated to the metal complex. Conversely, addition of H2O is favored for the analogous complex ion that contains an aco ligand. Experimental rate measurements are supported by density function theory calculations of relative energies, which show stronger bonds between UO2+ and O2 when dmso is the coordinating ligand, whereas bonds to H2O are stronger for the aco complex.

  3. Insights into the formation of chiral second sphere coordination complexes with aromatic tris amines: combined single crystal X-ray crystallography and molecular modeling analyses.

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    Yu, Hong-Cui; Li, Lei; Gao, Ji; Tong, Jian; Zheng, Wenxu; Cametti, Massimo; Famulari, Antonino; Meille, Stefano Valdo; Guo, Fang; Martí-Rujas, Javier

    2015-09-28

    A family of isostructural, chiral supramolecular networks have been obtained in the solid state by exploiting second sphere coordination interactions in the self-assembly of achiral tris amines and with tetrahalometallate and halide ions. Quantum-Mechanical (QM) calculations specific for solid phases provided additional insights into the intramolecular and packing interactions which determine chirality, pointing to a direct effect of the methyl groups of the central benzene ring. PMID:26282114

  4. Synthesis and properties of diphenoxo-bridged CoII, NiII, CuII, and ZnII complexes of a new tripodal ligand: generation and properties of MII-coordinated phenoxyl radical species.

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    Mukherjee, Atasi; Lloret, Francesc; Mukherjee, Rabindranath

    2008-06-01

    Four dinuclear complexes of composition [MII2(L)2].xS [M=Co, x=0.5, S=1,4-dioxane (1.0.5 1,4-dioxane); Ni, x=0 (2) [single crystals have x=2, S=diethyl ether (2.2 diethyl ether)]; Cu, x=0 (3); Zn, x=0.5, S=1,4-dioxane (4.0.5 1,4-dioxane)] have been synthesized using a new tripodal ligand [2,4-di tert-butyl-6-{[(2-pyridyl)ethyl](2-hydroxybenzyl)-aminomethyl}-phenol (H2L)], in its deprotonated form, providing a N 2O 2 donor set. Crystallographic analyses reveal that the complexes have a similar diphenoxo-bridged structure. Each metal ion is terminally coordinated by 2,4-di tert-butyl-phenolate oxygen, a tertiary amine, and a pyridyl nitrogen. From each ligand, unsubstituted phenolate oxygen provides bridging coordination. Thus, each metal center assumes M (II)N 2O 3 coordination. Whereas the geometry around the metal ion in 1.0.5 1,4-dioxane, 2.2 diethyl ether and, 4.0.5 1,4-dioxane is distorted trigonal-bipyramidal, in 3 each copper(II) center is in a square-pyramidal environment. Temperature-dependent magnetic behavior has been investigated to reveal intramolecular antiferromagnetic exchange coupling for these compounds (-J=6.1, 28.6, and 359 cm(-1) for 1.0.5 1,4-dioxane, 2, and 3, respectively). Spectroscopic properties of the complexes have also been investigated. When examined by cyclic voltammetry (CV), all four complexes undergo in CH2Cl2 two reversible ligand-based (2,4-di tert-butylphenolate unit) one-electron oxidations [E1/2(1)=0.50-0.58 and E1/2(2)=0.63-0.75 V vs SCE (saturated calomel electrode)]. The chemically/coulometrically generated two-electron oxidized form of 3 rearranges to a monomeric species with instantaneous abstraction of the hydrogen atom, and for 4.0.5 1,4-dioxane the dimeric unit remains intact, exhibiting an EPR spectrum characteristic of the presence of ZnII-coordinated phenoxyl radical (UV-vis and EPR spectroscopy). To suggest the site of oxidation (metal or ligand-centered), in each case DFT calculations have been performed at the B3LYP level of theory. PMID:18461927

  5. Synthesis and investigation of uranyl molybdate UO2MoO4

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    Nagai, Takayuki; Sato, Nobuaki; Kitawaki, Shin-ichi; Uehara, Akihiro; Fujii, Toshiyuki; Yamana, Hajimu; Myochin, Munetaka

    2013-02-01

    In order to examine easily synthetic conditions of uranyl molybdate, UO2MoO4, used for the reprocessing process study of spent nuclear oxide fuels in alkaline molybdate melts, the uranium molybdate compounds were produced from U3O8 powder and anhydrous MoO3 reagent. The results of having investigated them in solid state by using X-ray diffractometry and Raman spectrometry, it was confirmed that UO2MoO4 could be synthesized by heating mixed powder of U3O8 and MoO3 with stoichiometric mole ratio at 770 °C for 4 h under air atmosphere. Moreover, adding this UO2MoO4 into Li2MoO4sbnd Na2MoO4 eutectic melt, most of the dissolved uranium species in the melt were observed as hexa-valent uranyl ions by absorption spectrophotometry.

  6. Recuperation of uranyl ions from effluents by means of microbiological collectors

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    Cecal, A.; Palamaru, I.; Humelnicu, D.; Goanta, M.; Rudic, V.; Salaru, V.V.; Gulea, A.

    1997-12-31

    This paper deals with the study of bioaccumulation of uranyl ions (UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}) from industrial effluents, using microbiological collectors: Nostoc linkia sp., Tolipotrix sp., Spirulina sp., Porphyridium cruentum and also the glucide extract of P. cruentum. The values of retaining degree of UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} on the biomass, for several experimental conditions, were established between 14.22 and 91.99%.

  7. Criticality experiments and analysis of molybdenum reflected cylindrical uranyl fluoride water solution reactors

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    Fieno, D.; Fox, T.; Mueller, R.

    1972-01-01

    Clean criticality data were obtained from molybdenum-reflected cylindrical uranyl-fluoride-water solution reactors. Using ENDF/B molybdenum cross sections, a nine energy group two-dimensional transport calculation of a reflected reactor configuration predicted criticality to within 7 cents of the experimental value. For these reactors, it was necessary to compute the reflector resonance integral by a detailed transport calculation at the core-reflector interface volume in the energy region of the two dominant resonances of natural molybdenum.

  8. Luminescent zinc and cadmium complexes incorporating 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate and a protonated kinked organodiimine: From a hydrogen-bonded layer motif to thermally robust two-dimensional coordination polymers

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    Braverman, Maxwell A.; Supkowski, Ronald M.; LaDuca, Robert L.

    2007-06-15

    Hydrothermal treatment of zinc chloride, 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid (H{sub 3}BTC), and 4,4'-dipyridylamine (dpa) afforded two different complexes depending on reaction conditions, which were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. Under acidic conditions, a discrete neutral molecular species with formulation [Zn(HBTC){sub 2}(Hdpa){sub 2}] (1) was isolated, which aggregates into two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded layers. Under more basic conditions, the two-dimensional layered coordination polymer [Zn(BTC)(Hdpa)] (2) is obtained, which manifests covalent linkage of [Zn(BTC)(Hdpa)] serpentine chain motifs into 3-connected undulating 4.8{sup 2} topology 2-D layers. Both 1 and 2 possess tetrahedral coordination at Zn. Use of cadmium nitrate in the synthesis resulted in [Cd(BTC)(H{sub 2}O)(Hdpa)] (3), which displays a similar layer topology as 2 but with significant adjustments imparted by octahedral coordination at Cd. In all cases, supramolecular hydrogen bonding promoted by Hdpa ligands provide an important assistive structure-directing role. All materials display blue luminescence upon excitation with ultraviolet light, ascribed to intraligand transitions. Crystallographic data: 1: monoclinic, C2/c, a=25.389(6) A, b=9.811(2) A, c=17.309(4) A, and {beta}=128.957(3){sup o}, 2: monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/c, a=13.212(17)c, b=17.15(2) A, c=7.506(10) A, and {beta}=93.71(2){sup o}, and 3: monoclinic, C2/c, a=14.241(6) A, b=15.218(6) A, c=17.976(7) A, and {beta}=109.330(6){sup o}. - Graphical abstract: Hydrothermal synthesis has afforded a family of luminescent complexes based on divalent d {sup 10} cations with 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate (BTC) and 4,4'-dipyridylamine (dpa) ligands. [Zn(HBTC){sub 2}(Hdpa){sub 2}] (1) is a discrete neutral molecular species. [Zn(BTC)(Hdpa)] (2, pictured) and [Cd(BTC)(H{sub 2}O)(Hdpa)] (3) are 2-D coordination polymers with different morphologies depending on coordination geometry at the metal. All three materials exhibit blue-violet luminescence on exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

  9. Uranium(VI) coordination polymers with pyromellitate ligand: Unique 1D channel structures and diverse fluorescence

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    Zhang, Yingjie; Bhadbhade, Mohan; Karatchevtseva, Inna; Price, Jason R.; Liu, Hao; Zhang, Zhaoming; Kong, Linggen; ?ejka, Ji?í; Lu, Kim; Lumpkin, Gregory R.

    2015-03-01

    Three new coordination polymers of uranium(VI) with pyromellitic acid (H4btca) have been synthesized and structurally characterized. (ED)[(UO2)(btca)]·(DMSO)·3H2O (1) (ED=ethylenediammonium; DMSO=dimethylsulfoxide) has a lamellar structure with intercalation of ED and DMSO. (NH4)2[(UO2)6O2(OH)6(btca)]·~6H2O (2) has a 3D framework built from 7-fold coordinated uranyl trinuclear units and btca ligands with 1D diamond-shaped channels (~8.5 Å×~8.6 Å). [(UO2)2(H2O)(btca)]·4H2O (3) has a 3D network constructed by two types of 7-fold coordinated uranium polyhedron. The unique ?5-coordination mode of btca in 3 enables the formation of 1D olive-shaped large channels (~4.5 Å×~19 Å). Vibrational modes, thermal stabilities and fluorescence properties have been investigated.

  10. 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.

  11. Rhenium tetrazolato complexes coordinated to thioalkyl-functionalised phenanthroline ligands: synthesis, photophysical characterisation, and incubation in live HeLa cells.

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    Werrett, Melissa V; Wright, Phillip J; Simpson, Peter V; Raiteri, Paolo; Skelton, Brian W; Stagni, Stefano; Buckley, Alysia G; Rigby, Paul J; Massi, Massimiliano

    2015-12-21

    Three new complexes of formulation fac-[Re(CO)3(diim)L], where diim is either 1,10-phenanthroline or 1,10-phenanthroline functionalised at position 5 by a thioalkyl chain, and L is either a chloro or aryltetrazolato ancillary ligand, were synthesised and photophysically characterised. The complexes exhibit phosphorescent emission with maxima around 600 nm, originating from triplet metal-to-ligand charge transfer states with partially mixed ligand-to-ligand charge transfer character. The emission is relatively long-lived, within the 200-400 ns range, and with quantum yields of 2-4%. The complexes were trialed as cellular markers in live HeLa cells, along with two previously reported rhenium tetrazolato complexes bound to unsubstituted 1,10-phenanthroline. All five complexes exhibit good cellular uptake and non-specific perinuclear localisation. Upon excitation at 405 nm, the emission from the rhenium complexes could be clearly distinguished from autofluorescence, as demonstrated by spectral detection within the live cells. Four of the complexes did not appear to be toxic, however prolonged excitation could result in membrane blebbing. No major sign of photobleaching was detected upon multiple imaging on the same cell sample. PMID:26563409

  12. Kinetic analysis of the thermal decomposition of pristine and gamma-irradiated zinc uranyl acetate

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    Al-Muhaimid, T. I. A.; Al-Qunaibit, M. H.; Al-Farhan, K. A.; Mahfouz, R. M.

    2004-11-01

    Thermal decomposition of pristine and gamma-irradiated zinc uranyl acetate was investigated in air using isothermal and dynamic thermogravimetric techniques. The decomposition proceeded via one major process with the formation of triuranates ZnU3O10 as solid residues. Kinetic analysis of isothermal data, when compared with various solid-state reaction models, showed that the decomposition reaction is best fitted by the phase-boundary model. Kinetic analysis of the cynamic TG curves was discussed with reference to integral methods of modified Coats and Redfern equations. Kinetic and thermodynamic parameters were calculated and evaluated. IR spectroscopy and X-ray powder diffraction techniques were employed to follow the chemical composition of solid residue at different calcination temperatures. The results display that the triuranate ZnU3O10 starts forming by calcination of zinc uranyl acetate at temperatures >300 degrees C and undergoes decomposition at higher temperatures (>600 degrees C) with the formation Of U3O8. The results were evaluated regarding the utilization of zinc uranyl acetate as an important source of diuranates and triuranates.

  13. A cryogenic fluorescence spectroscopic study of uranyl carbonate, phosphate, and oxyhydroxide minerals

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    Wang, Zheming; Zachara, John M.; Liu, Chongxuan; Gassman, Paul L.; Felmy, Andrew R.; Clark, Sue B.

    2008-11-03

    In this work we have applied liquid-helium temperature (LHeT) time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLIF) to characterize a series of natural and synthetic minerals of uranium carbonate, phosphate and oxyhydroxides including rutherfordine, zellerite, liebigite, phosphuranylite, meta-autunite, meta-torbernite, uranyl phosphate, sodium-uranyl-phosphate, bequerelite, clarkeite, curite, schoepite and compregnacite, and compared their spectral characteristics among these minerals as well as our previously published data on uranyl silicates. For the carbonate minerals, the fluorescence spectra depend on the stoichiometry of the mineral. For the phosphate minerals the fluorescence spectra closely resemble each other despite the differences in their composition and structure. For all uranium oxyhydroxides, the fluorescence spectra are largely red-shifted as compared with those of the uranium carbonates and phosphates and their vibronic bands are broadened and less resolved. The much enhanced spectra resolution at LHeT allows more accurate calculation of the O=U=O symmetrical stretch frequency, ?1, corresponding to the average spacing of the vibronic peaks of the fluorescence spectra and the spectral origin as reflected by the position of the first vibronic band. It was found that both the average ?1 and ?1 values correlate well with the average basicity of the inorganic anion.

  14. Structure, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics of the Aqueous Uranyl(VI) Cation

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    Kerisit, Sebastien N.; Liu, Chongxuan

    2013-08-20

    Molecular simulation techniques are employed to gain insights into the structural, kinetic, and thermodynamic properties of the uranyl(VI) cation (UO22+) in aqueous solution. The simulations make use of an atomistic potential model (force field) derived in this work and based on the model of Guilbaud and Wipff (Guilbaud, P.; Wipff, G. J. Mol. Struct. (THEOCHEM) 1996, 366, 55-63). Reactive flux and thermodynamic integration calculations show that the derived potential model yields predictions for the water exchange rate and free energy of hydration, respectively, that are in agreement with experimental data. The water binding energies, hydration shell structure, and self-diffusion coefficient are also calculated and discussed. Finally, a combination of metadynamics and transition path sampling simulations is employed to probe the mechanisms of water exchange reactions in the first hydration shell of the uranyl ion. These atomistic simulations indicate, based on two-dimensional free energy surfaces, that water exchanges follow an associative interchange mechanism. The nature and structure of the water exchange transition states are also determined. The improved potential model is expected to lead to more accurate predictions of uranyl adsorption energies at mineral surfaces using potential-based molecular dynamics simulations.

  15. Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical study of synthesis of a new Schiff base (H2cdditbutsalen) ligand and their two asymmetric Schiff base complexes of Ni(II) and Cu(II) with NN'OS coordination spheres

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    Menati, Saeid; Azadbakht, Azadeh; Taeb, Abbas; Kakanejadifard, Ali; Khavasi, Hamid Reza

    2012-11-01

    A novel Schiff base (H2cdditbutsalen) ligand was prepared via condensation of Methyl-2-{N-(2'-aminoethane)}-amino-1-cyclopentenedithiocarboxylate(Hcden) and 3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde. The ligand and Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes were characterized based on elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, UV-Vis spectrometry and cyclic voltammetry. The structure of copper{methyl-2-{N-[2-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-hydroxyphenyl)methylidynenitrilo]ethyl}amino-1-cyclopentedithiocarboxylate has been determined by X-ray crystallography. The X-ray results confirm that the geometry of the complex is slightly distorted square-planar structure. The copper(II) ion coordinates to two nitrogen atoms from the imine moiety of the ligand, a sulfur atom the methyl dithiocarboxylate moiety and phenolic oxygen atom.

  16. Synthesis and magnetic properties of manganese carbonyl complexes with different coordination modes of 3,4,5-triaryl-1,2-diphospholide ligands.

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    Miluykov, Vasili A; Bezkishko, Ilya A; Kochetkova, Liliya R; Kataeva, Olga N; Gerasimova, Tatiana P; Katsyuba, Sergey A; Sinyashin, Oleg G; Lönnecke, Peter; Hey-Hawkins, Evamarie; Parameswaran, Anupama; Krupskaya, Yulia; Kataev, Vladislav; Büchner, Bernd

    2015-06-14

    The set of complexes bis-(?:?(1),?(1)-3,4,5-triaryl-1,2-diphosphacyclopentadienyl)-bis-(tetracarbonyl manganese(i)) (aryl = C6H5 (), p-FC6H4 (), p-ClC6H4 ()) undergo an irreversible rearrangement to mononuclear 3,4,5-triaryl-1,2-diphosphacymantrenes (). According to quantum-chemical calculations binuclear complexes can be considered to be products of kinetic control and mononuclear species are thermodynamically favorable compounds. The antiferromagnetic intramolecular interaction observed for complexes can be effectively tuned by using substituents in the para-position of the arene ring, whereas mononuclear 1,2-diphosphacymantrenes are diamagnetic. PMID:25962493

  17. Structures and stabilities of trivalent and tetravalent rare earth ions in sevenfold and eightfold coordination in fluorite-related complex oxides

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    Morss, L.R.

    1991-12-31

    This paper reports the preparation and characterization of a series of oxides containing 3+ or 4+ lanthanide (M = Ce, Pr, or Tb) ions, with different ionic sizes and varying M{sup 4+}/M{sup 3+} reduction potentials, in nearly cubic coordination. The objective of the study was to demonstrate how oxidation-reduction characteristics and ionic size trends explain the properties of these oxides and to compare the oxidation-reduction stability of M{sup 3+} and M{sup 4+} lanthanide ions in high (CN 7 or 8) coordination in fluorite-related oxides versus low (CN 6) coordination in perovskite oxides. Efficient preparative methods are reported, as well as powder diffraction and thermogravimetric measurements for oxides CaMTi{sub 2}O{sub 7-x} and CaMZr{sub 2}O{sub 7-x}. These oxides were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction and by thermogravimetric analysis. CaCeTi{sub 2}O{sub 7} is a pyrochlore, a = 10.142(4) {Angstrom}, with Ce{sup 4+} much more easily reducible than in the perovskite BaCeO{sub 3}. By contrast, a preparation with the stoichiometry ``CaPbTi{sub 2}O{sub 7-x}`` is a two-phase mixture-of perovskite CaTiCo{sub 3} and a presumably Pr{sup 3+}-rich pyrochlore Pr{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7}(?). CaTbTi{sub 2}O{sub 7-x} appears to be a Tb{sup 3+} pyrochlore, a = 10.149(2) {Angstrom}. CaCeZr{sub 2}O{sub 7} is a pyrochlore, a = 10.524(1) {Angstrom}. A preparation of ``CaPbZr{sub 2}O{sub 7-x}`` also appeared to yield a two-phase mixture, perovskite CaZrO{sub 3} and pyrochlore Pr{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7}. In this paper, the structures, f-element ion sites, and M(4)-M(3) stability trends in the CaMTi{sub 2}O{sub 7-x} and CaMZr{sub 2}O{sub 7-x} oxides are compared with the structural and stability trends in the perovskites BaMO{sub 3} which have M{sup 4+} ions in sixfold (tilted octahedra) coordination.

  18. Structures and stabilities of trivalent and tetravalent rare earth ions in sevenfold and eightfold coordination in fluorite-related complex oxides

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    Morss, L.R.

    1991-01-01

    This paper reports the preparation and characterization of a series of oxides containing 3+ or 4+ lanthanide (M = Ce, Pr, or Tb) ions, with different ionic sizes and varying M{sup 4+}/M{sup 3+} reduction potentials, in nearly cubic coordination. The objective of the study was to demonstrate how oxidation-reduction characteristics and ionic size trends explain the properties of these oxides and to compare the oxidation-reduction stability of M{sup 3+} and M{sup 4+} lanthanide ions in high (CN 7 or 8) coordination in fluorite-related oxides versus low (CN 6) coordination in perovskite oxides. Efficient preparative methods are reported, as well as powder diffraction and thermogravimetric measurements for oxides CaMTi{sub 2}O{sub 7-x} and CaMZr{sub 2}O{sub 7-x}. These oxides were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction and by thermogravimetric analysis. CaCeTi{sub 2}O{sub 7} is a pyrochlore, a = 10.142(4) {Angstrom}, with Ce{sup 4+} much more easily reducible than in the perovskite BaCeO{sub 3}. By contrast, a preparation with the stoichiometry CaPbTi{sub 2}O{sub 7-x}'' is a two-phase mixture-of perovskite CaTiCo{sub 3} and a presumably Pr{sup 3+}-rich pyrochlore Pr{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7}( ). CaTbTi{sub 2}O{sub 7-x} appears to be a Tb{sup 3+} pyrochlore, a = 10.149(2) {Angstrom}. CaCeZr{sub 2}O{sub 7} is a pyrochlore, a = 10.524(1) {Angstrom}. A preparation of CaPbZr{sub 2}O{sub 7-x}'' also appeared to yield a two-phase mixture, perovskite CaZrO{sub 3} and pyrochlore Pr{sub 2}Zr{sub 2}O{sub 7}. In this paper, the structures, f-element ion sites, and M(4)-M(3) stability trends in the CaMTi{sub 2}O{sub 7-x} and CaMZr{sub 2}O{sub 7-x} oxides are compared with the structural and stability trends in the perovskites BaMO{sub 3} which have M{sup 4+} ions in sixfold (tilted octahedra) coordination.

  19. Coordination chemistry of two heavy metals: I, Ligand preferences in lead(II) complexation, toward the development of therapeutic agents for lead poisoning: II, Plutonium solubility and speciation relevant to the environment

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    Neu, M.P.

    1993-11-01

    The coordination chemistry and solution behavior of the toxic ions lead(II) and plutonium(IV, V, VI) have been investigated. The ligand pK{sub a}s and ligand-lead(II) stability constants of one hydroxamic acid and four thiohydroaxamic acids were determined. Solution thermodynamic results indicate that thiohydroxamic acids are more acidic and slightly better lead chelators than hydroxamates, e.g., N-methylthioaceto-hydroxamic acid, pK{sub a} = 5.94, log{beta}{sub 120} = 10.92; acetohydroxamic acid, pK{sub a} = 9.34, log{beta}{sub l20} = 9.52. The syntheses of lead complexes of two bulky hydroxamate ligands are presented. The X-ray crystal structures show the lead hydroxamates are di-bridged dimers with irregular five-coordinate geometry about the metal atom and a stereochemically active lone pair of electrons. Molecular orbital calculations of a lead hydroxamate and a highly symmetric pseudo octahedral lead complex were performed. The thermodynamic stability of plutonium(IV) complexes of the siderophore, desferrioxamine B (DFO), and two octadentate derivatives of DFO were investigated using competition spectrophotometric titrations. The stability constant measured for the plutonium(IV) complex of DFO-methylterephthalamide is log{beta}{sub 110} = 41.7. The solubility limited speciation of {sup 242}Pu as a function of time in near neutral carbonate solution was measured. Individual solutions of plutonium in a single oxidation state were added to individual solutions at pH = 6.0, T = 30.0, 1.93 mM dissolved carbonate, and sampled over intervals up to 150 days. Plutonium solubility was measured, and speciation was investigated using laser photoacoustic spectroscopy and chemical methods.

  20. A molecular orbital study of a model of the Mg2+ coordination complex of the self splicing reaction of ribosomal RNA

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    McCourt, M.; Shibata, M.; McIver, J. W.; Rein, R.

    1988-01-01

    Recent discoveries have established the fact that RNA is capable of acting as an enzyme. In this study two different types of molecular orbital calculations, INDO and ab initio, were used in an attempt to assess the structural/functional role of the Mg2+ hydrated complex in ribozyme reactions. Preliminary studies indicate that the reaction is multistep and that the Mg2+ complex exerts a stabilizing effect on the intermediate or midpoint of the reaction.

  1. Novel procedures for preparing 99mTc(III) complexes with tetradentate/monodentate coordination of varying lipophilicity and adaptation to 188Re analogues.

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    Seifert, S; Künstler, J-U; Schiller, E; Pietzsch, H-J; Pawelke, B; Bergmann, R; Spies, H

    2004-01-01

    Improved methods are presented for the preparation of 99mTc and 188Re mixed-ligand complexes with tetradentate and monodentate ligands of the general formula [MIII(Lm)(Ln)] (M = Tc, Re; Lm = NS3 or NS3COOH; Ln = isocyanide or phosphine). To avoid the undesired formation of reduced-hydrolyzed species of both metals, the preparation of complexes is performed in a two-step procedure. At first the Tc(III)- or Re(III)-EDTA complex is formed which reacts in a second step with the tripodal ligand 2,2',2' '-nitrilotris(ethanethiol) (NS3) or its carboxyl derivative NS3COOH (a) and the monodentate phosphine ligands (triphenylphosphine L1, dimethylphenylphosphine L2) or isocyanides (tert-butyl isonitrile L3, methoxyisobutyl isonitrile L4, 4-isocyanomethylbenzoic acid-L-arginine L5, 4-isocyanomethylbenzoic acid-L-arginyl-L-arginine L6, 4-isocyanomethylbenzoic acid-neurotensin(8-13) L7) to the so-called '4+1' complex. Copper(I) isocyanide complexes are used for preparing the '4+1' complexes. That facilitates storage stability and allows kit formulations, and, moreover, enables the formation of 188Re complexes in acidic solution. Only micromolar amounts of the monodentate ligand are needed, and that results in high specific activity labeling of interesting molecules. The lipophilicity of complexes can be controlled by introducing a carboxyl group into the tetradentate ligand and/or derivatization of the monodentate ligands. Furthermore, the carboxyl group enables the conjugation of biomolecules. As an example, the neurotensin derivative CN-NT(8-13) was prepared and labeled with 99mTc according to the '4+1' approach, and its behavior in vivo was studied. PMID:15264874

  2. Cu(I) complexes bearing the new sterically demanding and coordination flexible tris(3-phenyl-1-pyrazolyl)methanesulfonate ligand and the water-soluble phosphine 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane or related ligands.

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    Wanke, Riccardo; Smole?ski, Piotr; da Silva, M Fátima C Guedes; Martins, Luísa M D R S; Pombeiro, Armando J L

    2008-11-01

    The new sterically hindered scorpionate tris(3-phenylpyrazolyl)methanesulfonate (Tpms(Ph))(-) has been synthesized and its coordination behavior toward a Cu(I) center, in the presence of 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA), N-methyl-1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane tetraphenylborate ((mPTA)[BPh4]) or hexamethylenetetramine (HMT) has been studied. The reaction between Li(Tpms(Ph)) (1) and [Cu(MeCN)4][PF6] yields [Cu(Tpms(Ph))(MeCN)] (2) which, upon further acetonitrile displacement on reaction with PTA, HMT, or (mPTA)[BPh4], gives the corresponding complexes [Cu(Tpms(Ph))(PTA)] (3), [Cu(Tpms(Ph))(HMT)] (4), and [Cu(Tpms(Ph))(mPTA)][PF6] (5). All the compounds have been characterized by (1)H, (31)P, (13)C, COSY or HMQC-NMR, IR, elemental analysis, and single crystal X-ray diffraction. In the complexes (3) and (5), which bear a phosphine ligand (i.e., PTA and mPTA, respectively), the new scorpionate ligand shows the typical N, N, N-coordination mode, whereas in (2) and (4), bearing a N-donor ligand (i.e., MeCN and HMT, respectively), it binds the metal via the N,N,O chelating mode, involving the sulfonate moiety. PMID:18841929

  3. Synergistic cytotoxicity and DNA strand breaks in cells and plasmid DNA exposed to uranyl acetate and ultraviolet radiation

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    Wilson, Janice; Zuniga, Mary C.; Yazzie, Filbert; Stearns, Diane M.

    2015-01-01

    Depleted uranium (DU) has a chemical toxicity that is independent of its radioactivity. The purpose of this study was to explore the photoactivation of uranyl ion by ultraviolet (UV) radiation as a chemical mechanism of uranium genotoxicity. The ability of UVB (302 nm) and UVA (368 nm) radiation to photoactivate uranyl ion to produce single strand breaks was measured in pBR322 plasmid DNA, and the presence of adducts and apurinic/apyrimidinic sites that could be converted to single strand breaks by heat and piperidine was analyzed. Results showed that DNA lesions in plasmid DNA exposed to UVB- or UVA-activated DU were only slightly heat reactive, but were piperidine sensitive. The cytotoxicity of UVB-activated uranyl ion was measured in repair-proficient and repair-deficient Chinese hamster ovary cells and human keratinocyte HaCaT cells. The cytotoxicity of co-exposures of uranyl ion and UVB radiation was dependent on the order of exposure and was greater than co-exposures of arsenite and UVB radiation. Uranyl ion and UVB radiation were synergistically cytotoxic in cells, and cells exposed to photoactivated DU required different DNA repair pathways than cells exposed to non-photoactivated DU. This study contributes to our understanding of the DNA lesions formed by DU, as well as their repair. Results suggest that excitation of uranyl ion by UV radiation can provide a pathway for uranyl ion to be chemically genotoxic in populations with dermal exposures to uranium and UV radiation, which would make skin an overlooked target organ for uranium exposures. PMID:24832689

  4. An experimental and ab initio study on the abiotic reduction of uranyl by ferrous iron

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    Taylor, S. D.; Marcano, M. C.; Rosso, K. M.; Becker, U.

    2015-05-01

    It is important to understand the mechanisms controlling the removal of uranyl from solution from an environmental standpoint, particularly whether soluble Fe(II) is capable of reducing soluble U(VI) to insoluble U(IV). Experiments were performed to shed light into discrepancies of recent studies about precipitation of U-containing solids without changing oxidation states versus precipitation/reduction reactions, especially with respect to the kinetics of these reactions. To understand the atomistic mechanisms, thermodynamics, and kinetics of these redox processes, ab initio electron transfer (ET) calculations, using Marcus theory, were applied to study the reduction of U(VI)aq to U(V)aq by Fe(II)aq (the first rate-limiting ET-step). Outer-sphere (OS) and inner-sphere (IS) Fe-U complexes were modeled to represent simple species within a homogeneous environment through which ET could occur. Experiments on the chemical reduction were performed by reacting 1 mM Fe(II)aq at pH 7.2 with high (i.e., 0.16 mM) and lower (i.e., 0.02 mM) concentrations of U(VI)aq. At higher U concentration, a rapid decrease in U(VI)aq was observed within the first hour of reaction. XRD and XPS analyses of the precipitates confirmed the presence of (meta)schoepite phases, where up to ?25% of the original U was reduced to U4+ and/or U5+-containing phases. In contrast, at 0.02 mM U, the U(VI)aq concentration remained fairly constant for the first 3 h of reaction and only then began to decrease due to slower precipitation kinetics. XPS spectra confirm the partial chemical reduction U associated with the precipitate (up to ?30%). Thermodynamic calculations support that the reduction of U(VI)aq to U(IV)aq by Fe(II)aq is energetically unfavorable. The batch experiments in this study show U(VI) is removed from solution by precipitation and that transitioning to a heterogeneous system in turn enables the solid U phase to be partially reduced. Ab initio ET calculations revealed that OS ET is strongly kinetically inhibited in all cases modeled. OS ET as a concerted proton-coupled ET reaction (ferrimagnetic spin configuration) is thermodynamically favorable (-35 kJ/mol), but kinetically inhibited by concurrent proton-transfer (10-19 s-1). OS ET as a sequential proton-coupled ET reaction is thermodynamically unfavorable (+102 kJ/mol) as well as kinetically inhibited, where ET is the rate-limiting step (10-12 s-1). In contrast, the reduction of U(VI)aq to U(V)aq by Fe(II)aq as an IS ET reaction is both thermodynamically favorable (-16 kJ/mol) and kinetically rapid (108 s-1); the IS ET rate is several orders of magnitude faster than the OS ET rate. Thus, reduction of U(VI)aq to U(V)aq by Fe(II)aq in a homogenous system could occur if an IS Fe-U complex can be achieved. However, the formation of IS Fe-U complexes in an homogeneous solution is predicted to be low; considerable thermodynamic and kinetic barriers exist to proceed from an OS ET reaction to an IS ET reaction, a process that needs to overcome dehydration of the first solvation shell (+96 kJ/mol) and hydrolysis of Fe(II)aq. The computational results complement and further substantiate experimental results where the reduction of U(VI)aq by Fe(II)aq does not occur.

  5. Hydrothermal synthesis of uranyl squarates and squarate-oxalates. Hydrolysis trends and in situ oxalate formation

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    Rowland, Clare E.; Cahill, Christopher L.

    2010-06-16

    We report the synthesis of two uranyl squarates and two mixed-ligand uranyl squarate-oxalates from aqueous solutions under hydrothermal conditions. These products exhibit a range of uranyl building units from squarates with monomers in (UO2)2(C4O4)5·6NH4·4H2O (1; a = 16.731(17) Å, b = 7.280(8) Å, c = 15.872(16) Å, ? = 113.294(16)°, monoclinic, P21/c) and chains in (UO2)2(OH)2(H2O)2(C4O4) (2; a = 12.909(5) Å, b = 8.400(3) Å, c = 10.322(4) Å, ? = 100.056(7)°, monoclinic, C2/c) to two squarate-oxalate polymorphs with dimers in (UO2)2(OH)(C4O4)(C2O4)·NH4·H2O (3; a = 9.0601(7) Å, b = 15.7299(12) Å, c = 10.5108(8) Å, ? = 106.394(1)°, monoclinic, P21/n; and 4; a = 8.4469(6) Å, b = 7.7589(5) Å, c = 10.5257(7) Å, ? = 105.696(1)°, monoclinic, P21/m). The dominance at low pH of monomeric species and the increasing occurrence of oligomeric species with increasing pH suggests that uranyl hydrolysis, mUO22+ + NH2O ? [(UO2)m(OH)n]2m-n + nH+, has a significant role in the identity of the inorganic building unit. Additional factors that influence product assembly include in situ hydrolysis of squaric acid to oxalic acid, dynamic metal to ligand concentration, and additional binding modes resulting from the introduction of oxalate anions. These points and the effects of uranyl hydrolysis with changing pH are discussed in the context of the compounds presented herein.

  6. Ternary complexes of copper(II) and cobalt(II) involving nitrite/pyrazole and tetradentate N4-coordinate ligand: Synthesis, characterization, structures and antimicrobial activity

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    Solanki, Ankita; Sadhu, Mehul H.; Kumar, Sujit Baran

    2015-12-01

    Five new mononuclear mixed ligand complexes of the type [Cu(NCCH3)(dbdmp)](ClO4)2, [M(ONO)(dbdmp)]ClO4, [M(pz) (dbdmp)](ClO4)2 where M = Cu(II) and Co(II), pz = 3,5-dimethylpyrazole and dbdmp = N,N-diethyl-N?,N?-bis((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)ethane-1,2-diamine have been synthesized and characterized by physico-chemical and spectroscopy studies. The crystal structures of three copper(II) complexes [Cu(NCCH3)(dbdmp)](ClO4)2, [Cu(ONO)(dbdmp)]ClO4 and [Cu(pz)(dbdmp)](ClO4)2 have been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Structural analyses reveal the geometry of [Cu(pz)(dbdmp)](ClO4)2 is distorted square pyramidal and other two copper(II) complexes have distorted trigonal bipyramidal geometry. Molecular composition of cobalt(II) complexes have been determined by mass spectral data. The EPR spectra of copper(II) complexes in frozen acetonitrile solution exhibit axial spectra, characteristic of dx2-y2 ground state. Electrochemical studies of copper(II) complexes using glassy carbon as working electrode in acetonitrile solution show Cu(II)/Cu(I) couple with quasi reversible electron transfer versus Ag/Ag+ reference electrode. Antimicrobial activity of all the synthesized complexes were investigated against two Gram positive and two Gram negative bacterial strains.

  7. Representations of world coordinates in FITS

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    Eric W. Greisen; Mark R. Calabretta

    2002-11-13

    The initial descriptions of the FITS format provided a simplified method for describing the physical coordinate values of the image pixels, but deliberately did not specify any of the detailed conventions required to convey the complexities of actual image coordinates. Building on conventions in wide use within astronomy, this paper proposes general extensions to the original methods for describing the world coordinates of FITS data. In subsequent papers, we apply these general conventions to the methods by which spherical coordinates may be projected onto a two-dimensional plane and to frequency/wavelength/velocity coordinates.

  8. Failure of ESI Spectra to Represent Metal-Complex Solution Composition: A Study of Lanthanide-Carboxylate Complexes

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    McDonald, Luther W.; Campbell, James A.; Clark, Sue B.

    2014-01-21

    Electrospray ionization - mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) was used for the characterization of uranyl complexed to tributyl phosphate (TBP) and dibutyl phosphate (DBP). The stoichiometry of uranyl with TBP and DBP was determined, and the gas phase speciation was found to be dependent on the cone voltage applied to induce fragmentation on the gas phase complexes. To quantitatively compare the gas phase distribution of species to solution, apparent stability constants were calculated. With a cone voltage of 80V, the apparent stability constants for the complexes UO2(NO3)2•2TBP, UO2(NO3)2(H2O)•2TBP, and UO2(DBP)+ were determined. With a lower cone voltage applied, larger complexes were observed and stability constants for the complexes UO2(NO3)2•3TBP and UO2(DBP)42- were determined.

  9. In vitro study of the insulin-like action of vanadyl-pyrone and -pyridinone complexes with a VO(O4) coordination mode.

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    Rangel, M; Tamura, A; Fukushima, C; Sakurai, H

    2001-02-01

    The insulin-like action of a novel class of potential insulin-mimetic complexes was investigated in terms of free fatty acid (FFA) release from isolated rat adipocytes. Vanadyl complexes such as VO(ema)2 [(bis(2-ethyl-3-hydroxy-4-pyrone)VO], VO(mpp)2 [bis (3-hydroxy-2-methyl-4(1H)-pyridinone)VO], VO(dmpp)2 [bis(1,2-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-pyridinone)VO] and VO(empp)2 [bis(2-ethyl-3-hydroxy-1-methyl-4(1H)-pyridinone)VO] were tested together with vanadyl sulfate for comparison. The inhibitory effect of the vanadium complexes on FFA release, from rat adipocytes treated with epinephrine, is dependent on concentration and for that reason the results are reported in terms of the IC50 value, the 50% inhibition concentration. The results show that all the complexes have an inhibitory effect on FFA release and that two pyridinone complexes, VO(mpp)2 and VO(empp)2, have a significantly better insulin-mimetic activity than that of vanadyl sulfate. PMID:11293405

  10. Fluorescent detection of apoptotic cells using a family of zinc coordination complexes with selective affinity for membrane surfaces that are enriched with phosphatidylserine.

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    Smith, Bradley D.; Lambert, Timothy N.; Lakshmi, C.; Hanshaw, Roger, G.

    2005-03-01

    The appearance of phosphatidylserine on the membrane surface of apoptotic cells (Jurkat, CHO, HeLa) is monitored by using a family of bis(Zn{sup 2+}-2,2{prime}-dipicolylamine) coordination compounds with appended fluorescein or biotin groups as reporter elements. The phosphatidylserine affinity group is also conjugated directly to a CdSe/CdS quantum dot to produce a probe suitable for prolonged observation without photobleaching. Apoptosis can be detected under a wide variety of conditions, including variations in temperature, incubation time, and binding media. Binding of each probe appears to be restricted to the cell membrane exterior, because no staining of organelles or internal membranes is observed.

  11. A coordinatively flexible hexadentate ligand gives structurally isomeric complexes M2(L)X3 (M = Cu, Zn; X = Br, Cl).

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    Wegeberg, Christina; McKee, Vickie; McKenzie, Christine J

    2016-01-01

    Polypyridyl multidentate ligands based on ethylenediamine backbones are important metal-binding agents with applications in biomimetics and homogeneous catalysis. The seemingly hexadentate tpena ligand [systematic name: N,N,N'-tris(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)ethylenediamine-N'-acetate] reacts with zinc chloride and zinc bromide to form trichlorido[?-N,N,N'-tris(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)ethylenediamine-N'-acetato]dizinc(II), [Zn2(C22H24N5O2)Cl3], and tribromido[?-N,N,N'-tris(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)ethylenediamine-N'-acetato]dizinc(II), [Zn2Br3(C22H24N5O2)]. One Zn(II) ion shows the anticipated N5O coordination in an irregular six-coordinate site and is linked by an anti carboxylate bridge to a tetrahedral ZnX3 (X = Cl or Br) unit. In contrast, the Cu(II) ions in aquatribromido[?-N,N,N'-tris(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)ethylenediamine-N'-acetato]dicopper(II)-tribromido[?-N,N,N'-tris(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)ethylenediamine-N'-acetato]dicopper(II)-water (1/1/6.5) [Cu2Br3(C22H24N5O2)][Cu2Br3(C22H24N5O2)(H2O)]·6.5H2O, occupy two tpena-chelated sites, one a trigonal bipyramidal N3Cl2 site and the other a square-planar N2OCl site. In all three cases, electrospray ionization mass spectra were dominated by a misleading ion assignable to [M(tpena)](+) (M = Zn(2+) and Cu(2+)). PMID:26742830

  12. Is there really a diagnostically useful relationship between the carbon-oxygen stretching frequencies in metal carboxylate complexes and their coordination mode?

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    Martínez, David; Motevalli, Majid; Watkinson, Michael

    2010-01-14

    An investigation into the relationship between the asymmetric and symmetric stretching modes of ancillary carboxylate ligands and their mode of binding in a family of manganese(III) complexes of tetradentate N(2)O(2) Schiff base ligands, which includes comparison of an (18)O isotopically labelled derivative, has been undertaken. The results suggest that caution should be employed in using this technique to assign the binding mode of the carboxylate ligands in these complexes despite its very extensive use in the literature. PMID:20023980

  13. Markov Tracking for Agent Coordination

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    Washington, Richard; Lau, Sonie (Technical Monitor)

    1998-01-01

    Partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDPs) axe an attractive representation for representing agent behavior, since they capture uncertainty in both the agent's state and its actions. However, finding an optimal policy for POMDPs in general is computationally difficult. In this paper we present Markov Tracking, a restricted problem of coordinating actions with an agent or process represented as a POMDP Because the actions coordinate with the agent rather than influence its behavior, the optimal solution to this problem can be computed locally and quickly. We also demonstrate the use of the technique on sequential POMDPs, which can be used to model a behavior that follows a linear, acyclic trajectory through a series of states. By imposing a "windowing" restriction that restricts the number of possible alternatives considered at any moment to a fixed size, a coordinating action can be calculated in constant time, making this amenable to coordination with complex agents.

  14. Olefin Metatheses in Metal Coordination Spheres: Development of Gyroscope-like trans-Spanning Bis(pyridine) Complexes and Organometallic pi-Adducts of Conjugated Polymers 

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    Zeits, Paul

    2012-02-14

    . The new complex (n4-benzene)Cp*Ir has been synthesized, crystallographically characterized, and evaluated in the ROMP reaction. Monomers (n4-benzene)CpIr, [(n6-COT)CpRu][PF6], and (n4-COT)Fe(CO)3 were also evaluated in the ROMP reaction. ROMP of (?4...

  15. Structure/Function Relationships in Nickel-Peptide Complexes: Impact of the Primary Coordination Sphere on Square-Planar Nickel Chemistry

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    Krause, Mary Elizabeth

    2011-05-31

    that NCC binds metal with 2N:2S geometry. Electronic absorption, circular dichroism (CD), and magnetic CD (MCD) data collected for Ni-NCC are consistent with a diamagnetic NiII center bound in square planar geometry. This complex acts as a mimic...

  16. Spectroelectrochemical identification of a pentavalent uranyl tetrachloro complex in room-temperature ionic liquid.

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    Ogura, Toshinari; Takao, Koichiro; Sasaki, Kotoe; Arai, Tsuyoshi; Ikeda, Yasuhisa

    2011-11-01

    Reduction of U(VI)O(2)Cl(4)(2-) in a mixture of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate and its chloride at E°' = -0.996 V vs Fc/Fc(+) and 298 K affords U(V)O(2)Cl(4)(3-), which is kinetically stable and exhibits typical character of U(V) in the UV-vis-NIR absorption spectrum. PMID:21970374

  17. Useful Method for the Preparation of Low-Coordinate Nickel(I) Complexes via Transformations of the Ni(I) Bis(amido) Complex K{Ni[N(SiMe3)(2,6-iPr2-C6H3)]2}

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    2015-01-01

    A convenient method of preparing two- and three-coordinate Ni(I) complexes of the form L–NiI–X (L = PtBu3, PiPr3, DPPE, NHC; X = ?N(SiMe3)(2,6-iPr-C6H3), ?O(2,6-tBu2-4-Me-C6H2)) is reported. Protonation of the easily prepared anionic Ni(I) bis(amido) complex K{Ni[N(SiMe3)(2,6-iPr-C6H3)]2} in the presence of an appropriate L-type ligand results in loss of HN(SiMe3)(2,6-iPr-C6H3) and trapping of the resulting neutral Ni(I)-amido fragment to yield neutral, paramagnetic, two- and three-coordinate Ni(I) complexes. Protonation of these neutral amido complexes by the bulky phenol HO(2,6-tBu2-4-Me-C6H2) results in loss of the second amido moiety and trapping by the resulting phenoxide to yield Ni(I)-O(2,6-tBu2-4-Me-C6H2) complexes. The hapticity of the phenoxide ligand is influenced by the ?-accepting ability of the L-type ligand. Where L = PtBu3, a poor ?-acceptor, the phenoxide acts as a ?-acceptor and adopts a ?5-bonding mode through dearomatization of the phenyl ring. When L = NHC, a competent ?-acceptor, the phenoxide acts as a ?-donor, adopting a ?1-bonding mode through the O atom. The modular nature of this synthetic strategy allows variation of both the L- and X-type ligands of the complex in a stepwise fashion and should be extendable to a wide variety of ligand types for new Ni(I) complexes. PMID:25328273

  18. Electron spin echo envelope modulation spectroscopy supports the suggested coordination of two histidine ligands to the Rieske Fe-S centers of the cytochrome b sub 6 f complex of spinach and the cytochrome bc sub 1 complexes of Rhodospirillum rubrum, Rhodobacter sphaeroides R-26, and bovine heart mitochondria

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    Britt, R.D.; Sauer, K.; Klein, M.P. ); Knaff, D.B.; Kriauciunas, A. ); Yu, Changan; Yu, Linda ); Malkin, R. )

    1991-02-19

    Electron spin echo envelope modulation (ESEEM) experiments performed on the Rieske Fe-S clusters of the cytochrome b{sub 6}f complex of spinach chloroplasts and of the cytochrome bc{sub 1} complexes of Rhodospirillum rubrum, Rhodobacter sphaeroides R-26, and bovine heart mitochondria show modulation components resulting from two distinct classes of {sup 14}N ligands. At the g = 1.92 region of the Rieske EPR spectrum of the cytochrome b{sub 6}f complex, the measured hyperfine couplings for the two classes of coupled nitrogens are A{sub 1} = 4.6 MHz and A{sub 2} = 3.8 MHz. Similar couplings are observed for the Rieske centers in the three cytochrome bc{sub 1} complexes. These ESEEM results indicate a nitrogen coordination environment for these Rieske Fe-S centers that is similar to that of the Fe-S cluster of a bacterial dioxygenase enzyme with two coordinated histidine ligands. The Rieske Fe-S cluster lacks modulation components from a weakly coupled peptide nitrogen observed in water-soluble spinach ferredoxin. Treatment with the quinone analogue inhibitor DBMIB causes a shift in the Rieske EPR spectrum to g = 1.95 with no alteration in the magnetic couplings to the two nitrogen atoms. However, the ESEEM pattern of the DBMIB-altered Rieske EPR signal shows evidence of an additional weakly coupled nitrogen similar to that observed in the spinach ferrodoxin ESEEM patterns.

  19. Overview and New Insights into the Thiol Reactivity of Coordinated NO in {MNO}(6/7/8) (M = Fe, Co) Complexes.

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    Rhine, Melody A; Sanders, Brian C; Patra, Ashis K; Harrop, Todd C

    2015-10-01

    The reactivity of free NO (NO(+), NO(•), and NO(-)) with thiols (RSH) is relatively well understood, and the oxidation state of the NO moiety generally determines the outcome of the reaction. However, NO/RSH interactions are often mediated at metal centers, and the fate of these species when bound to a first-row transition metal (e.g., Fe, Co) deserves further investigation. Some metal-bound NO moieties (particularly NO(+), yielding S-nitrosothiols) have been more thoroughly studied, yet the fate of these species remains highly condition-dependent and, for M-NO(-), an unexplored field. Herein, we present an overview of thiol reactions with metal nitrosyls that result in N-O bond activation, ligand substitution on {MNO} fragments, and/or redox chemistry. We also present our results pertaining to the thiol reactivity of nonheme {FeNO}(7/8) complexes [Fe(LN4(pr))(NO)](-/0) (1 and 2) and the noncorrin {CoNO}(8) complex [Co(LN4(pr))(NO)] (3), an isoelectronic analogue of the {FeNO}(8) complex 1. Among other products, the reaction of 1 with p-ClPhSH affords [Fe2(?-SPh-p-Cl)2(NO)4](-) (anion of 6), a reduced Roussin's red ester (rRRE), which was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), UV-vis, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and X-ray diffraction. Similarly, the reaction of 1 with glutathione in buffer affords the corresponding rRRE, which has also been spectroscopically characterized by EPR and UV-vis. The oxidation states of the metals and nitrosyls both contribute to the complex nature of these interactions, and as such, we discuss the varying product distribution accordingly. These studies shed insight into the products that may form through MNO/RSH interactions that lead to NOx activation and {MNO} redox. PMID:26086436

  20. Binding of hydrocarbons and other extremely weak ligands to transition metal complexes that coordinate hydrogen: Investigation of cis-interactions and delocalized bonding involving sigma bonds

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    Kubas, G.J.; Eckert, J.; Luo, X.L.

    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). At the forefront of chemistry are efforts to catalytically transform the inert C-H bonds in alkanes to more useful products using metal compounds. The goal is to observe binding and cleavage of alkane C-H bonds on metals or to use related silane Si-H bonding as models, analogous to the discovery of hydrogen (H{sub 2}) binding to metals. Studies of these unique sigma complexes (M{hor_ellipsis}H-Y; Y{double_bond}H, Si, C) will aid in developing new catalysts or technologies relevant to DOE interest, e.g., new methods for tritium isotope separation. Several transition metals (Mo, W, Mn, and Pt) were found to reversibly bind and cleave H{sub 2}, silanes, and halocarbons. The first metal-SiH{sub 4} complexes, thus serving as a model for methane reactions. A second goal is to study the dynamics and energetics of H-Y bonds on metals by neutron scattering, and evidence for interactions between bound H-Y and nearby H atoms on metal complexes has been found.

  1. The Human RNA Polymerase I Transcription Terminator Complex Acts as a Replication Fork Barrier That Coordinates the Progress of Replication with rRNA Transcription Activity.

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    Akamatsu, Yufuko; Kobayashi, Takehiko

    2015-05-01

    In S phase, the replication and transcription of genomic DNA need to accommodate each other, otherwise their machineries collide, with chromosomal instability as a possible consequence. Here, we characterized the human replication fork barrier (RFB) that is present downstream from the 47S pre-rRNA gene (ribosomal DNA [rDNA]). We found that the most proximal transcription terminator, Sal box T1, acts as a polar RFB, while the other, Sal box T4/T5, arrests replication forks bidirectionally. The fork-arresting activity at these sites depends on polymerase I (Pol I) transcription termination factor 1 (TTF-1) and a replisome component, TIMELESS (TIM). We also found that the RFB activity was linked to rDNA copies with hypomethylated CpG and coincided with the time that actively transcribed rRNA genes are replicated. Failed fork arrest at RFB sites led to a slowdown of fork progression moving in the opposite direction to rRNA transcription. Chemical inhibition of transcription counteracted this deceleration of forks, indicating that rRNA transcription impedes replication in the absence of RFB activity. Thus, our results reveal a role of RFB for coordinating the progression of replication and transcription activity in highly transcribed rRNA genes. PMID:25776556

  2. The Human RNA Polymerase I Transcription Terminator Complex Acts as a Replication Fork Barrier That Coordinates the Progress of Replication with rRNA Transcription Activity

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    2015-01-01

    In S phase, the replication and transcription of genomic DNA need to accommodate each other, otherwise their machineries collide, with chromosomal instability as a possible consequence. Here, we characterized the human replication fork barrier (RFB) that is present downstream from the 47S pre-rRNA gene (ribosomal DNA [rDNA]). We found that the most proximal transcription terminator, Sal box T1, acts as a polar RFB, while the other, Sal box T4/T5, arrests replication forks bidirectionally. The fork-arresting activity at these sites depends on polymerase I (Pol I) transcription termination factor 1 (TTF-1) and a replisome component, TIMELESS (TIM). We also found that the RFB activity was linked to rDNA copies with hypomethylated CpG and coincided with the time that actively transcribed rRNA genes are replicated. Failed fork arrest at RFB sites led to a slowdown of fork progression moving in the opposite direction to rRNA transcription. Chemical inhibition of transcription counteracted this deceleration of forks, indicating that rRNA transcription impedes replication in the absence of RFB activity. Thus, our results reveal a role of RFB for coordinating the progression of replication and transcription activity in highly transcribed rRNA genes. PMID:25776556

  3. Activity of the Bacillus thuringiensis NprR-NprX cell-cell communication system is co-ordinated to the physiological stage through a complex transcriptional regulation.

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    Dubois, Thomas; Perchat, Stéphane; Verplaetse, Emilie; Gominet, Myriam; Lemy, Christelle; Aumont-Nicaise, Magali; Grenha, Rosa; Nessler, Sylvie; Lereclus, Didier

    2013-04-01

    NprR is a quorum sensor of the RNPP family found in bacteria of the Bacillus cereus group. In association with its cognate peptide NprX, NprR controls the expression of genes essential for survival and sporulation of Bacillus thuringiensis during its necrotrophic development in insects. Here, we report that the nprR-nprX genes are not autoregulated and are co-transcribed from a ?(A) -dependent promoter (PA ) located upstream from nprR. The transcription from PA starts at the onset of the stationary phase and is controlled by two transcriptional regulators: CodY and PlcR. The nutritional repressor CodY represses nprR-nprX transcription during the exponential growth phase and the quorum sensor PlcR activates nprR-nprX transcription at the onset of stationary phase. We show that nprX is also transcribed independently of nprR from two promoters, PH and PE , dependent on the sporulation-specific sigma factors, ?(H) and ?(E) respectively. Both promoters ensure nprX transcription during late stationary phase while transcription from PA has decreased. These results show that the activity of the NprR-NprX quorum sensing system is tightly co-ordinated to the physiological stage throughout the developmental process of the Bacillus. PMID:23388036

  4. Focus Sensitive Coordination

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    Hulsey, Sarah McNearney

    2008-01-01

    This thesis investigates the role of the Focus Sensitive Operators (FSOs) even and also when found inside of a coordination. Coordinations of this form are called Focus Sensitive Coordinations (FSC) and include or even, ...

  5. Tris(carbene)borate ligands featuring imidazole-2-ylidene, benzimidazol-2-ylidene and 1,3,4-triazol-2-ylidene donors. Evaluation of donor properties in four-coordinate {NiNO}10 complexes

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    Muñoz, Salvador B.; Foster, Wallace K.; Lin, Hsiu-Jung; Margarit, Charles G.; Dickie, Diane A.

    2012-01-01

    The synthesis and characterization of new tris(carbene)borate ligand precursors containing substituted benzimidazol-2-ylidene and 1,3,4-triazol-2-ylidene donor groups, as well as a new tris(imidazol-2-ylidene)borate ligand precursor are reported. The relative donor strength of the tris(carbene)borate ligands have been evaluated by the position of ?(NO) in four-coordinate {NiNO}10 complexes, and follows the order: imidazol-2-ylidene > benzimidazol-2-ylidene > 1,3,4-triazol-2-ylidene. There is a large variation in ?(NO), suggesting these ligands to have a wide range of donor strengths while maintaining a consistent ligand topology. All ligands are stronger donors than Tp* and Cp*. PMID:23140462

  6. Computer Simulation of Uranyl Uptake by the Rough Lipopolysaccharide Membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Lins, Roberto D.; Vorpagel, Erich R.; Guglielmi, Matteo; Straatsma, TP

    2008-01-01

    Heavy metal environmental contaminants cannot be destroyed but require containment, preferably in concentrated form, in a solid or immobile form for recycling or final disposal. Microorganisms are able to take up and deposit high levels of contaminant metals, including radioactive metals such as uranium and plutonium, into their cell wall. Consequently, these microbial systems are of great interest as the basis for potential environmental bioremediation technologies. The outer membranes of Gram-negative microbes are highly non-symmetric and exhibit a significant electrostatic potential gradient across the membrane. This gradient has a significant effect on the uptake and transport of charged and dipolar compounds. However, the effectiveness of microbial systems for environmental remediation will depend strongly on specific properties that determine the uptake of targeted contaminants by a particular cell wall. To aid in the design of microbial remediation technologies, knowledge of the factors that determine the affinity of a particular bacterial outer membrane for the most common ionic species found in contaminated soils and groundwater is of great importance. Using our previously developed model for the lipopolisaccharide (LPS) membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, this work presents the potentials of mean force as the estimate of the free energy profile for uptake of sodium, calcium, chloride, uranyl ions and a water molecule by the bacterial LPS membrane. A compatible classical parameter set for uranyl has been developed and validated. Results show that the uptake of uranyl is energetically a favorable process relative to the other ions studied. At neutral pH, this nuclide is shown to be retained on the surface of the LPS membrane through chelation with the carboxyl and hydroxyl groups located in the outer-core.

  7. Computer simulation of uranyl uptake by the rough lipopolysaccharide membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    Lins, Roberto D; Vorpagel, Erich R; Guglielmi, Matteo; Straatsma, T P

    2008-01-01

    Heavy metal environmental contaminants cannot be destroyed but require containment, preferably in concentrated form, in a solid or immobile form for recycling or final disposal. Microorganisms are able to take up and deposit high levels of contaminant metals, including radioactive metals such as uranium and plutonium, into their cell wall. Consequently, these microbial systems are of great interest as the basis for potential environmental bioremediation technologies. The outer membranes of Gram-negative microbes are highly nonsymmetric and exhibit a significant electrostatic potential gradient across the membrane. This gradient has a significant effect on the uptake and transport of charged and dipolar compounds. However, the effectiveness of microbial systems for environmental remediation will depend strongly on specific properties that determine the uptake of targeted contaminants by a particular cell wall. To aid in the design of microbial remediation technologies, knowledge of the factors that determine the affinity of a particular bacterial outer membrane for the most common ionic species found in contaminated soils and groundwater is of great importance. Using our previously developed model for the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, this work presents the potentials of mean force as the estimate of the free energy profile for uptake of sodium, calcium, chloride, uranyl ions, and a water molecule by the bacterial LPS membrane. A compatible classical parameter set for uranyl has been developed and validated. Results show that the uptake of uranyl is energetically a favorable process relative to the other ions studied. At neutral pH, this nuclide is shown to be retained on the surface of the LPS membrane through chelation with the carboxyl and hydroxyl groups located in the outer core. PMID:18067253

  8. Coordination of Knowledge in Judging Animated Motion

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    Thaden-Koch, Thomas C.; Dufresne, Robert J.; Mestre, Jose P.

    2006-01-01

    Coordination class theory is used to explain college students' judgments about animated depictions of moving objects. diSessa's coordination class theory models a "concept" as a complex knowledge system that can reliably determine a particular type of information in widely varying situations. In the experiment described here, fifty individually…

  9. Adaptable coordination of U(IV) in the 2D-(4,4) uranium oxalate network: From 8 to 10 coordinations in the uranium (IV) oxalate hydrates

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    Duvieubourg-Garela, L.; Vigier, N. Grandjean, S.

    2008-08-15

    Crystals of uranium (IV) oxalate hydrates, U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}.6H{sub 2}O (1) and U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}.2H{sub 2}O (2), were obtained by hydrothermal methods using two different U(IV) precursors, U{sub 3}O{sub 8} oxide and nitric U(IV) solution in presence of hydrazine to avoid oxidation of U(IV) into uranyl ion. Growth of crystals of solvated monohydrated uranium (IV) oxalate, U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}.H{sub 2}O.(dma) (3), dma=dimethylamine, was achieved by slow diffusion of U(IV) into a gel containing oxalate ions. The three structures are built on a bi-dimensional complex polymer of U(IV) atoms connected through bis-bidentate oxalate ions forming [U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4})]{sub 4} pseudo-squares. The flexibility of this supramolecular arrangement allows modifications of the coordination number of the U(IV) atom which, starting from 8 in 1 increases to 9 in 3 and, finally increases, to 10 in 2. The coordination polyhedron changes from a distorted cube, formed by eight oxygen atoms of four oxalate ions, in 1, to a mono-capped square anti-prism in 3 and, finally, to a di-capped square anti-prism in 2, resulting from rotation of the oxalate ions and addition of one and two water oxygen atoms in the coordination of U(IV). In 1, the space between the {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}] planar layers is occupied by non-coordinated water molecules; in 2, the space between the staggered {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}.2H{sub 2}O] layers is empty, finally in 3, the solvate molecules occupy the interlayer space between corrugated {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}.H{sub 2}O] sheets. The thermal decomposition of U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}.6H{sub 2}O under air and argon atmospheres gives U{sub 3}O{sub 8} and UO{sub 2}, respectively. - Graphical abstract: The adaptable environment of U(IV) in U(IV) oxalates: from eight cubic coordination in U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}.6H{sub 2}O (a) completed by water oxygens to nine in [U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}.H{sub 2}O](C{sub 2}NH{sub 5}) (b) and ten coordination in U(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}.2H{sub 2}O (c)

  10. Measurement of the electric hyperfine coupling constant P/k in a uranyl rubidium nitrate crystal

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    Tambovtsev, D. I.

    2007-11-15

    New investigations with nuclei oriented in a single-crystal sample of uranyl rubidium nitrate required refining values of the constants that determine the degree of orientation. The results obtained from new measurements of the angular anisotropy of the emission of alpha particles from aligned {sup 233}U nuclei are presented in this article. A method for experimental-data treatment is described. New values of the hyperfine coupling constants for {sup 233}U and {sup 235}U are obtained with much smaller uncertainties.

  11. Amine templating effect absent in uranyl sulfates synthesized with 1,4-n-butyldiamine

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    Jouffret, Laurent J.; Wylie, Ernest M.; Burns, Peter C.

    2013-01-15

    Two new uranyl sulfates, (C{sub 4}H{sub 14}N{sub 2})[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O)]{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O (NDUS2) and (C{sub 4}H{sub 14}N{sub 2})[(UO{sub 2})(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)]{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O (NDUS3), were synthesized and their crystal structures determined. NDUS2 was obtained in highly acidic media heat-treated at 373 K and subsequently maintained at 278 K until crystals formed after two months. NDUS3 results from the degradation of NDUS2 over the course of a few days. NDUS2 and NDUS3 crystallize in the monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}/n, a=10.9075(4) A, b=10.4513(4) A, c=17.7881(7) A, {beta}=97.908(2) Degree-Sign , V=2008.52(13) A{sup 3}, Z=4, at 140 K and a=8.8570(4) A, b=7.3299(3) A, c=20.4260(9) A, {beta}=95.140(2) Degree-Sign , V=1320.74(10) A{sup 3}, Z=4, at 140 K, respectively. The compounds contain interlayer 1,4-n-butyldiammonium cations that charge-balance the anionic structural units. - Graphical abstract: Amine templating effect absent in uranyl sulfates synthesized with 1,4-diaminobutane, as shown by the synthesis of two new uranyl sulfates, (C{sub 4}H{sub 14}N{sub 2})[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O)]{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O (NDUS2) and (C{sub 4}H{sub 14}N{sub 2})[(UO{sub 2})(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)]{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O (NDUS3). Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two layered uranyl sulfates were synthesized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Amine molecules are located in the interlayers of the compounds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer No templating effect of the amine was observed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Amine molecules are only charge balancing cations in the structures.

  12. Structure-Property Relationships in Lithium, Silver, and Cesium Uranyl Borates

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    Wang, Shuao; Alekseev, Evgeny V.; Stritzinger, Jared T.; Liu, Guokui; Depmeier, Wulf; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

    2010-11-09

    Four new uranyl borates, Li[UO{sub 2}B{sub 5}O{sub 9}]·H{sub 2}O (LiUBO-1), Ag[(UO{sub 2})B{sub 5}O{sub 8}(OH){sub 2}] (AgUBO-1), ?-Cs[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 11}O{sub 16}(OH){sub 6}] (CsUBO-1), and ?-Cs[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 11}O{sub 16}(OH){sub 6}] (CsUBO-2) were synthesized via the reaction of uranyl nitrate with a large excess of molten boric acid in the presence of lithium, silver, or cesium nitrate. These compounds share a common structural motif consisting of a linear uranyl, UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}, cation surrounded by BO{sub 3} triangles and BO{sub 4} tetrahedra to create an UO{sub 8} hexagonal bipyramidal environment around uranium. The borate anions bridge between uranyl units to create sheets. Additional BO{sub 3} triangles extend from the polyborate layers, and are directed approximately perpendicular to the sheets. In Li[(UO{sub 2})B{sub 5}O{sub 9}]·H{sub 2}O, the additional BO{sub 3} triangles connect these sheets together to form a three-dimensional framework structure. Li[UO{sub 2})B{sub 5}O{sub 9}]·H{sub 2}O and ?-Cs[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 11}O{sub 16}(OH){sub 6}] adopt noncentrosymmetric structures, while Ag[(UO{sub 2})B{sub 5}O{sub 8}(OH){sub 2}] and ?-Cs[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 11}O{sub 16}(OH){sub 6}] are centrosymmetric. Li[(UO{sub 2})B{sub 5}O{sub 9}]·H{sub 2}O, which can be obtained as pure phase, displays second-harmonic generation of 532 nm light from 1064 nm light. Topological relationships of all actinyl borates are developed.

  13. Raman spectroscopic study of the uranyl sulphate mineral zippeite: low wavenumber and U-O stretching regions.

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    Plásil, Jakub; Buixaderas, Elena; Cejka, Jirí; Sejkora, Jirí; Jehlicka, Jan; Novák, Milan

    2010-08-01

    The uranyl sulphate mineral zippeite was studied by Raman spectroscopy. The phase purity of the sample was initially checked by X-ray powder diffraction and its chemical composition was defined by electron microprobe (wavelength dispersive spectroscopy, WDS) analysis. The Raman spectroscopy research focused on the low wavenumber and uranyl stretching vibration regions. Vibration bands down to 50 cm(-1) were tentatively assigned. The U-O bond lengths were calculated based on empirical relations. Inferred values are consistent with those obtained from the crystal structure analysis of synthetic zippeite. Number of bands was interpreted on the basis of factor group analysis. PMID:20225058

  14. Probing the structural, bonding, and magnetic properties of cobalt coordination complexes: co-benzene, co-pyridine, and co-pyrimidine.

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    Shao, Peng; Kuang, Xiao-Yu; Ding, Li-Ping

    2013-12-01

    Neutral and anionic Co1,2(benzene)1,2, Co1,2(pyridine)1,2, and Co1,2(pyrimidine)1,2 complexes have been investigated within the framework of an all-electron gradient-corrected density functional theory. The ground-state structures for each size clusters were identified based on the geometry optimization. Meanwhile, their electron affinities and vertical detachment energies were predicted and compared with the experimental values. By analyzing the pattern of highest occupied molecular orbitals (HOMOs), we found that the bond formation of these Co-organic complexes mainly arises from the 3d/4s electrons of the cobalt atoms and the ?-cloud of the organic molecules. More importantly, we presented an approach to map and analyze the Co-organic interactions from another perspective. The scatter plots of the reduced density gradient (RDG) versus ? allow us to identify the different types of interactions, and the maps of the gradient isosurfaces show a rich visualization of chemical bond and steric effects. Their magnetic properties were studied by determining the spin magnetic moments and visualizing the spin density distributions. Finally, the natural population analysis (NPA) charge was calculated to achieve a deep insight into the distribution of electron density and the reliable charge-transfer information. PMID:24219660

  15. Bipolar Mass Spectrometry of Labile Coordination Complexes, Redox Active Inorganic Compounds, and Proteins Using a Glass Nebulizer for Sonic-Spray Ionization

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    Antonakis, Manolis M.; Tsirigotaki, Alexandra; Kanaki, Katerina; Milios, Constantinos J.; Pergantis, Spiros A.

    2013-08-01

    In this study, we report on the development of a novel nebulizer configuration for sonic-spray ionization (SSI) mass spectrometry (MS), more specifically for a version of SSI that is referred to as Venturi easy ambient sonic-spray ionization (V-EASI) MS. The developed nebulizer configuration is based on a commercially available pneumatic glass nebulizer that has been used extensively for aerosol formation in atomic spectrometry. In the present study, the nebulizer was modified in order to achieve efficient V-EASI-MS operation. Upon evaluating this system, it has been demonstrated that V-EASI-MS offers some distinct advantages for the analysis of coordination compounds and redox active inorganic compounds over the predominantly used electrospray ionization (ESI) technique. Such advantages, for this type of compounds, are demonstrated here for the first time. More specifically, a series of labile heptanuclear heterometallic [CuII 6LnIII] clusters held together with artificial amino acid ligands, in addition to easily oxidized inorganic oxyanions of selenium and arsenic, were analyzed. The observed advantages pertain to V-EASI appearing to be a "milder" ionization source than ESI, not requiring electrical potentials for gas phase ion formation, thus eliminating the possibility of unwanted redox transformations, allowing for the "simultaneous" detection of negative and positive ions (bipolar analysis) without the need to change source ionization conditions, and also not requiring the use of syringes and delivery pumps. Because of such features, especially because of the absence of ionization potentials, EASI can be operated with minimal requirements for source parameter optimization. We observed that source temperature and accelerating voltage do not seem to affect labile compounds to the extent they do in ESI-MS. In addition, bipolar analysis of proteins was demonstrated here by acquiring both positive and negative ion mass spectra from the same protein solutions, without the need to independently adjust solution and source conditions in each mode. Finally, the simple and efficient operation of a dual-nebulizer configuration was demonstrated for V-EASI-MS for the first time.

  16. Slow magnetic relaxation in Co(III)-Co(II) mixed-valence dinuclear complexes with a Co(II)O5X (X = Cl, Br, NO3) distorted-octahedral coordination sphere.

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    Chandrasekhar, Vadapalli; Dey, Atanu; Mota, Antonio J; Colacio, Enrique

    2013-04-15

    The reaction of the multisite coordination ligand (LH4) with CoX2·nH2O in the presence of tetrabutylammonium hydroxide affords a series of homometallic dinuclear mixed-valence complexes, [Co(III)Co(II)(LH2)2(X)(H2O)](H2O)m (1, X = Cl and m = 4; 2, X = Br and m = 4; 3, X = NO3 and m = 3). All of the complexes have been structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography. Both cobalt ions in these dinuclear complexes are present in a distorted-octahedral geometry. Detailed magnetic studies on 1-3 have been carried out. M vs H data at different temperatures can be fitted with S = 3/2, the best fit leading to D(3/2) = -7.4 cm(-1), |E/D| < 1 × 10(-3), and g = 2.32 for 1 and D(3/2) = -9.7 cm(-1), |E/D| <1 × 10(-4), and g = 2.52 for 2. In contrast to 1 and 2, M vs H data at different temperatures suggest that compound 3 has comparatively little magnetic anisotropy. In accordance with the large negative D values observed for compounds 1 and 2, they are single-molecule magnets (SMMs) and exhibit slow relaxation of magnetization at low temperatures under an applied magnetic field of 1000 Oe with the following energy barriers: 7.9 cm(-1) (?o = 6.1 × 10(-6) s) for 1 and 14.5 cm(-1) (?o = 1.0 × 10(-6) s) for 2. Complex 3 does not show any SMM behavior, as expected from its small magnetic anisotropy. The ?o values observed for 1 and 2 are much larger than expected for a SMM, strongly suggesting that the quantum pathway of relaxation at very low temperatures is not fully suppressed by the effects of the applied field. PMID:23557586

  17. Long-time solution of the time-dependent Schroedinger equation for an atom in an electromagnetic field using complex coordinate contours

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    Tao, Liang; Vanroose, Wim; Reps, Brian; Rescigno, Thomas N.; McCurdy, C. William

    2009-09-08

    We demonstrate that exterior complex scaling (ECS) can be used to impose outgoing wave boundary conditions exactly on solutions of the time-dependent Schrodinger equation for atoms in intense electromagnetic pulses using finite grid methods. The procedure is formally exact when applied in the appropriate gauge and is demonstrated in a calculation of high harmonic generation in which multiphoton resonances are seen for long pulse durations. However, we also demonstrate that while the application of ECS in this way is formally exact, numerical error can appear for long time propagations that can only be controlled by extending the finite grid. A mathematical analysis of the origins of that numerical error, illustrated with an analytically solvable model, is also given.

  18. Group VI metal complexes of tris(diphenylphosphinomethyl)phenylborate: modulation of ligand donation via coordination of M(CO)3 units at the borate phenyl substituent.

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    Fischer, Paul J; Weberg, Alexander B; Bohrmann, Trent D; Xu, Hanyue; Young, Victor G

    2015-02-28

    A series of d(6) metal complexes of tris(diphenylphosphinomethyl)phenylborate ([PhB(CH2PPh2)3](-), PhBP3), including [Et4N][M(CO)3(PhBP3)] (M = Cr, Mo, W), inaugural group VI metal tris(phosphino)borate complexes, and zwitterionic Mn(CO)3(PhBP3) have been synthesized and fully characterized. An analysis of IR ?(CO) data for [Et4N][M(CO)3(PhBP3)] indicates that PhBP3 is significantly less strongly donating than Tp towards zerovalent M(CO)3 fragments; PhBP3 does not function as a strongly donating scorpionate in this system as its does towards cationic metal fragments suggesting that PhBP3 may not function as an effective surrogate of hydrotris(1-pyrazolyl)borate towards zerovalent metals. While the metal centers of [Et4N][M(CO)3(PhBP3)] are very likely still more electron-rich than those of M(CO)3(triphos), the anions of [Et4N][M(CO)3(PhBP3)] do not provide robust oxidative addition products analogous to those of M(CO)3(triphos). A new bi-functional role for PhBP3 was investigated via the synthesis of seven structurally characterized bimetallics in which zerovalent M(CO)3 and monovalent [Mn(CO)3](+) fragments bind the three phosphine atoms and the borate phenyl substituent. IR ?(CO) data support modest attenuation of PhBP3 donor ability at phosphorus upon ?(6)-phenyl substituent binding, representing a new inductive strategy for tuning tris(phosphino)phenylborate donation at the ?(3)-phosphine-bound metal fragment. PMID:25604963

  19. Coordination Modes in the Formation of Ternary Complexes of Am(III), Cm(III) and Eu(III) with EDTA and NTA: TRLFS, 13C NMR, EXAFS, and Thermodynamics of the complexation.

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    Mathur,J.; Thakur, P.; Dodge, C.; Francis, A.; Choppin, G.

    2006-01-01

    The formation and the structure of the ternary complexes of trivalent Am, Cm, and Eu with mixtures of EDTA+NTA (ethylenediamine tetraacetate and nitrilotriacetate) have been studied by time-resolved laser fluorescence spectroscopy, {sup 13}C NMR, extended X-ray absorption fine structure, and two-phase metal ion equilibrium distribution at 6.60 m (NaClO{sub 4}) and a hydrogen ion concentration value (pcH) between 3.60 and 11.50. In the ternary complexes, EDTA binds via four carboxylates and two nitrogens, while the binding of the NTA varies with the hydrogen ion concentration, pcH, and the concentration ratios of the metal ion and the ligand. When the concentration ratios of the metal to ligand is low (1:1:1-1:1:2), two ternary complexes, M(EDTA)(NTAH){sup 3-} and M(EDTA)(NTA){sup 4-}, are formed at pcH ca. 9.00 in which NTA binds via three carboxylates, via two carboxylates and one nitrogen, or via two carboxylates and a H{sub 2}O. At higher ratios (1:1:20 and 1:10:10) and pcH's of ca. 9.00 and 11.50, one ternary complex, M(EDTA)(NTA){sup 4-}, is formed in which NTA binds via three carboxylates and not via nitrogen. The two-phase equilibrium distribution studies at tracer concentrations of Am, Cm, and Eu have also confirmed the formation of the ternary complex M(EDTA)(NTA){sup 4-} at temperatures between 0 and 60 {sup o}C. The stability constants (log{beta}{sub 111}) for these metal ions increase with increasing temperature. The endothermic enthalpy and positive entropy indicated a significant effect of cation dehydration in the formation of the ternary complexes at high ionic strength.

  20. Platinum-Mediated Activation of Coordinated Organonitriles by Telluroethers in Tetrahydrofuran: Isolation, Structural Characterization, and Density Functional Theory Analysis of Intermediate Complexes.

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    Kolay, Siddhartha; Wadawale, Amey; Nigam, Sandeep; Kumar, Mukesh; Majumder, Chiranjib; Das, Dasarathi; Jain, Vimal K

    2015-12-21

    The reactions of [PtCl2(NCR)2] with telluroethers (ArAr'Te) in organic solvents have been investigated. The reactions in dichloromethane yield [PtCl2(TeArAr')2], while those in tetrahydrofuran (THF) give different products depending on the steric demands of the aryl groups on tellurium, the molarity of the reactants, and the reaction conditions. The reactions between [PtCl2(PhCN)2] and TeArAr' in 1:1 molar ratio at room temperature in THF yield several products, like [PtCl2(TeArAr')2] (Ar/Ar' = Ph/Ph, o-tol/Mes, Mes/Mes), [PtCl2(PhCN){NC(O)Ph[TeMes(o-tol)]}], and [PtCl2{NC(O)Ph(TeMes2)}2]. The reaction with TeMes2 in refluxing THF gave [PtCl2{NC(Ph)C4H7O}{NC(O)Ph(TeMes2)}] and [PtCl(TeMes2){Te(Mes)CH2C6H2Me2}], depending on the duration of heating. Reaction of [PtCl2(PhCN)2] with TeArMes afforded [PtCl2(TeArMes)2] (Ar = Ph, o-tol, and Mes), the formation of which decreased with increasing steric demand of the Ar group, together with [PtCl2{NC(O)Ph(TeArMes)}2]. The telluroether in the latter binds to nitrogen, and tellurium exists in the formal oxidation state of +4 (from XPS). The tellurium in these complexes exhibits secondary interactions with platinum (J((195)Pt-(125)Te) = 309-347 Hz) and with the carbonyl oxygen. These complexes slowly dissociate in solution to give [PtCl2(TeMesAr){NC(O)Ph(TeMesAr)}], finally leading to the formation of [PtCl2(TeMesAr)2]. Molecular structures of trans-[PtCl2(PhCN){NC(O)Ph[TeMes(o-tol)]}], trans-[PtCl2{NC(O)Ph(TeMes2)}2], trans-[PtCl2{NC(Ph)C4H7O}{NC(O)Ph(TeMes2)}], trans-[PtCl2{NC(O)Ph[TeMes(o-tol)]}2], trans-[PtCl2(TeMes2){NC(O)Ph(TeMes2)}], trans-[PtCl2{NC(O)Me(TeMes2)}2], and [PtCl(Te-o-tol){NC(O)Ph}2] have been unambiguously established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Density functional theory calculations for some of the complexes were performed, and geometrical parameters are in good agreement with the values obtained from X-ray analyses. PMID:26669361

  1. Synthesis,and structural characterization of [(CH3(C5H4N))Ga(SCH2(CO)O)]-[(4-MepyH)]+, a novel Ga(III) five coordinate complex.

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    Banger, Kulbinder K.; Duraj, Stan A.; Fanwic, Phillp E.; Hepp, Aloysius F.; Martuch, Robert A.

    2003-01-01

    The synthesis and structural characterization of a novel ionic Ga(III) five coordinate complex [{CH3(C5H4N)}Ga(SCH2(CO)O)2]-[(4-MepyH)]+, (4-Mepy = CH3(C5H5N)) from the reaction between Ga2Cl4 with sodium mercapto-acetic acid in 4-methylpyridine is described. Under basic reaction conditions the mercapto ligand is found to behave as a 2e- bidentate ligand. Single crystal X-ray diffraction studies show the complex to have a distorted square pyramidal geometry with the [(-SCH2(CO)CO-)] ligands in a trans conformation. The compound crystallizes in the P2(sub 1)/c (No. 14) space group with a = 7.7413(6) A, b = 16.744(2) A, c = 14.459(2) A, V = 1987.1(6) A(sup 3), R(F) = 0.032 and R(sub w) = 0.038.

  2. Rapid Dissolution of Soluble Uranyl Phases in Arid, Mine-Impacted Catchments Near Church Rock, NM

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    deLemos, J.L.; Bostick, B.C.; Quicksall, A.N.; Landis, J.D.; George, C.; Slagowski, N.L.; Rock, T.; Brugge, D.; Lewis, J.; Durant, J.L.

    2009-05-14

    We tested the hypothesis that runoff of uranium-bearing particles from mining waste disposal areas was a significant mechanism for redistribution of uranium in the northeastern part of the Upper Puerco River watershed (New Mexico). However, our results were not consistent with this hypothesis. Analysis of >100 sediment and suspended sediment samples collected adjacent to and downstream from uranium source areas indicated that uranium levels in the majority of the samples were not elevated above background. Samples collected within 50 m of a known waste disposal site were subjected to detailed geochemical characterization. Uranium in these samples was found to be highly soluble; treatment with synthetic pore water for 24 h caused dissolution of 10-50% of total uranium in the samples. Equilibrium uranium concentrations in pore water were >4.0 mg/L and were sustained in repeated wetting events, effectively depleting soluble uranium from the solid phase. The dissolution rate of uranium appeared to be controlled by solid-phase diffusion of uranium from within uranium-bearing mineral particles. X-ray adsorption spectroscopy indicated the presence of a soluble uranyl silicate, and possibly a uranyl phosphate. These phases were exhausted in transported sediment suggesting that uranium was readily mobilized from sediments in the Upper Puerco watershed and transported in the dissolved load. These results could have significance for uranium risk assessment as well as mining waste management and cleanup efforts.

  3. Tuning amidoximate to enhance uranyl binding: a density functional theory study.

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    Abney, Carter W; Liu, Shubin; Lin, Wenbin

    2013-11-14

    Amidoxime functionalized sorbents have shown great promise in extracting uranium from seawater, though the rationale for this affinity is not apparent. To enhance binding by amidoxime and to develop more selective sorbents, a detailed understanding of the electronic structure is necessary. This study investigates the electronic effects of amidoximate ligands bound to the uranyl cation, UO2(2+). Density functional theory calculations have been performed on a series of uranyl-amidoximate derivatives to investigate their structural, electronic, and thermochemical properties. The computational findings are in good agreement with available experimental data, with average error in bond length below 0.07 Å for all systems. Binding strength was observed to be directly related to electron donation, as evidenced by the plot of log(K/K0) vs the Hammett constant (?para) of the substituent adjacent to the oximate function. From this observation, we propose and investigate two new imidazole-derived oximes, both of which possess greater binding strength than amidoximate derivatives. PMID:24138101

  4. Synthesis and characterization of uranyl ion-imprinted microspheres based on amidoximated modified alginate.

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    Monier, M; Abdel-Latif, D A; Mohammed, Hassan A

    2015-04-01

    Surface ion-imprinting technique was utilized for the preparation of surface ion-imprinted chelating microspheres based on amidoximated modified alginate (U-AOX) in presence of uranyl ions as a template and glutaraldehyde cross-linker. Different instrumental techniques such as elemental analysis, scanning electron microscope (SEM), FTIR, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray diffraction spectra were employed for full investigation of the manufactured materials. The synthesized microspheres displayed a higher ability for selective extraction of UO2(2+) when compared to the non-imprinted microspheres (NI-AOX). In addition, the essential parameters such as pH, temperature, time and initial uranyl ion concentration were evaluated in order to optimize the conditions of the adsorption process. The results indicated that pH 5 was the best for the UO2(2+) removal, also, the adsorption was endothermic in nature, follows the second-order kinetics and the adsorption isotherm showed the best fit with Langmuir model with maximum adsorption capacity of 155 ± 1 and 64 ± 1 mg/g for both U-AOX and NI-AOX respectively. Desorption and regeneration had been carried out using 0.5M HNO3 solution and the results indicated that the microspheres maintained about 96% of its original efficiency after five consecutive adsorption-desorption cycles. PMID:25592844

  5. [Some aspects of structural alterations of erythrocyte membranes under the effect of uranyl chloride at low concentrations].

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    Shevchenko, O G

    2015-01-01

    The influence of nanomolar concentrations of the uranyl ion on the parameters of some membrane structures of rodent erythrocytes (laboratory mice and tundra voles--classical objects of radioecological monitoring) was investigated in vitro. A high sensitivity of the tundra vole red blood cells to the uranyl influence was shown. This fact may be determined by the cross-species difference in the membrane structures of erythrocytes--the low sphingomyelin content in tundra voles. Investigation into the phospholipid composition of the erythrocytes incubated in vitro with uranyl ions demonstrates the absence of the membrane lipid component reactions "typical" for the cells circulating in blood and also the changes pointing to the initial stages of eryptosis. Latent alterations in the membrane structure of red blood cells of both species induced by a short time contact with uranyl ions were confirmed by the increase in their sensitivity to nonionic detergent Triton X-100 and indicate the changes in orderliness of the membrane lipid phase. PMID:25962280

  6. Uranyl nitrate inhibits lactate gluconeogenesis in isolated human and mouse renal proximal tubules: A {sup 13}C-NMR study

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    Renault, Sophie; Faiz, Hassan; Gadet, Rudy; Ferrier, Bernard; Martin, Guy; Baverel, Gabriel; Conjard-Duplany, Agnes

    2010-01-01

    As part of a study on uranium nephrotoxicity, we investigated the effect of uranyl nitrate in isolated human and mouse kidney cortex tubules metabolizing the physiological substrate lactate. In the millimolar range, uranyl nitrate reduced lactate removal and gluconeogenesis and the cellular ATP level in a dose-dependent fashion. After incubation in phosphate-free Krebs-Henseleit medium with 5 mM L-[1-{sup 13}C]-, or L-[2-{sup 13}C]-, or L-[3-{sup 13}C]lactate, substrate utilization and product formation were measured by enzymatic and NMR spectroscopic methods. In the presence of 3 mM uranyl nitrate, glucose production and the intracellular ATP content were significantly reduced in both human and mouse tubules. Combination of enzymatic and NMR measurements with a mathematical model of lactate metabolism revealed an inhibition of fluxes through lactate dehydrogenase and the gluconeogenic enzymes in the presence of 3 mM uranyl nitrate; in human and mouse tubules, fluxes were lowered by 20% and 14% (lactate dehydrogenase), 27% and 32% (pyruvate carboxylase), 35% and 36% (phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase), and 39% and 45% (glucose-6-phosphatase), respectively. These results indicate that natural uranium is an inhibitor of renal lactate gluconeogenesis in both humans and mice.

  7. Ultrasensitive detection of uranyl by graphene oxide-based background reduction and RCDzyme-based enzyme strand recycling signal amplification.

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    Li, Ming-Hui; Wang, Yong-Sheng; Cao, Jin-Xiu; Chen, Si-Han; Tang, Xian; Wang, Xiao-Feng; Zhu, Yu-Feng; Huang, Yan-Qin

    2015-10-15

    We proposed a novel strategy which combines graphene oxide-based background reduction with RCDzyme-based enzyme strand recycling amplification for ultrahigh sensitive detection of uranyl. The RCDzyme is designed to contain a guanine (G)-rich sequence that replaces the partial sequence in an uranyl-specific DNAzyme. This multifunctional probe can act as the target recognition element, DNAzyme and the primer of signal amplification. The presence of UO2(2+) can induce the cleavage of the substrate strands in RCDzyme. Then, each released enzyme strand can hybridize with another substrate strands to trigger many cycles of the cleavage by binding uranyl, leading to the formation of more G-quadruplexes by split guanine-rich oligonucleotide fragments. The resulting G-quadruplexes could bind to N-methyl-mesoporphyrin IX (NMM), causing an amplified detection signal for the target uranyl. Next, graphene oxide-based background reduction strategy was further employed for adsorbing free ssDNA and NMM, thereby providing a proximalis zero-background signal. The combination of RCDzyme signal amplification and proximalis zero-background signal remarkably improves the sensitivity of this method, achieving a dynamic range of two orders of magnitude and giving a detection limit down to 86 pM, which is much lower than those of related literature reports. These achievements might be helpful in the design of highly sensitive analytical platform for wide applications in environmental and biomedical fields. PMID:26000462

  8. High temperature synthesis of two open-framework uranyl silicates with ten-ring channels: Cs{sub 2}(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 19} and Rb{sub 2}(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}Si{sub 5}O{sub 13}

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    Babo, Jean-Marie; Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

    2013-01-15

    The uranyl silicates Cs{sub 2}(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 19} and Rb{sub 2}(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}Si{sub 5}O{sub 13} were obtained by mixing stoichiometric amounts of uranium metal, tellurium dioxide, silicon dioxide, and an excess of correspondent alkali metal halide flux. These compounds crystallize in the orthorhombic space groups Pnma and C222 with eight and two units per unit cell, respectively. Their crystal structures are dominated by zippered pentagonal bipyramidal chains of UO{sub 7} and silicates layer that are further connected into 3D frameworks. The cesium compound has silicate double layers while rubidium has a single layer. Six-ring voids and ten-ring channels are found in both compounds. - Graphical abstract: A view of the three-dimensional network structure of Cs{sub 2}(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 19}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Three-dimensional uranium silicates. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Analogs of natural uranyl silicate minerals. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Complexity and symmetry ambiguity of uranyl silicates.

  9. Correlation between ionic radii of metals and thermal decomposition of supramolecular structure of azodye complexes

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    El-Sonbati, A. Z.; Diab, M. A.; El-Bindary, A. A.; Eldesoky, A. M.; Morgan, Sh. M.

    2015-01-01

    An interesting azodye heterocyclic ligand of copper(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and uranyl(II) complexes have been synthesized by the reaction of metal salts with 5-(2,3-dimethyl-1-phenylpyrazol-5-one azo)-2-thioxo-4-thiazolidinone (HL) yields 1:1 and 1:2 (M:L) complexes depending on the reaction conditions. The elemental analysis, magnetic moments, spectral (UV-Vis, IR, 1H and 13C NMR and ESR) and thermal studies were used to characterize the isolated complexes. The molecular structures of the ligand tautomers are optimized theoretically and the quantum chemical parameters are calculated. The IR spectra showed that the ligand (HL) act as monobasic tridentate/neutral bidentate through the (sbnd Ndbnd N), enolic (Csbnd O)- and/or oxygen keto moiety groups forming a five/six-membered structures. According to intramolecular hydrogen bond leads to increasing of the complexes stability. The molar conductivities show that all the complexes are non-electrolytes. The ESR spectra indicate that the free electron is in dxy orbital. The calculated bonding parameter indicates that in-plane ?-bonding is more covalent than in-plane ?-bonding. The coordination geometry is five/six-coordinated trigonal bipyramidal for complex (1) and octahedral for complexes (2-6). The value of covalency factor ?12 and orbital reduction factor K accounts for the covalent nature of the complexes. The activation thermodynamic parameters are calculated using Coats-Redfern and Horowitz-Metzger methods. The synthesized ligand (HL) and its Cu(II) complexes (1, 2 and 4) are screened for their biological activity against bacterial and fungal species. The ligand (HL) showed antimicrobial activities against Escherichia coli. The ligand (HL) and its Cu(II) complexes (2 and 4) have very high antifungal activity against Penicillium italicum. The inhibitive action of ligand (HL), against the corrosion of C-steel in 2 M HCl solution has been investigated using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS).

  10. Correlation between ionic radii of metals and thermal decomposition of supramolecular structure of azodye complexes.

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    El-Sonbati, A Z; Diab, M A; El-Bindary, A A; Eldesoky, A M; Morgan, Sh M

    2015-01-25

    An interesting azodye heterocyclic ligand of copper(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and uranyl(II) complexes have been synthesized by the reaction of metal salts with 5-(2,3-dimethyl-1-phenylpyrazol-5-one azo)-2-thioxo-4-thiazolidinone (HL) yields 1:1 and 1:2 (M:L) complexes depending on the reaction conditions. The elemental analysis, magnetic moments, spectral (UV-Vis, IR, (1)H and (13)C NMR and ESR) and thermal studies were used to characterize the isolated complexes. The molecular structures of the ligand tautomers are optimized theoretically and the quantum chemical parameters are calculated. The IR spectra showed that the ligand (HL) act as monobasic tridentate/neutral bidentate through the (-N=N), enolic (C-O)(-) and/or oxygen keto moiety groups forming a five/six-membered structures. According to intramolecular hydrogen bond leads to increasing of the complexes stability. The molar conductivities show that all the complexes are non-electrolytes. The ESR spectra indicate that the free electron is in dxy orbital. The calculated bonding parameter indicates that in-plane ?-bonding is more covalent than in-plane ?-bonding. The coordination geometry is five/six-coordinated trigonal bipyramidal for complex (1) and octahedral for complexes (2-6). The value of covalency factor ?1(2) and orbital reduction factor K accounts for the covalent nature of the complexes. The activation thermodynamic parameters are calculated using Coats-Redfern and Horowitz-Metzger methods. The synthesized ligand (HL) and its Cu(II) complexes (1, 2 and 4) are screened for their biological activity against bacterial and fungal species. The ligand (HL) showed antimicrobial activities against Escherichia coli. The ligand (HL) and its Cu(II) complexes (2 and 4) have very high antifungal activity against Penicillium italicum. The inhibitive action of ligand (HL), against the corrosion of C-steel in 2M HCl solution has been investigated using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). PMID:25150428

  11. Structure of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 heme oxygenase ChuS in complex with heme and enzymatic inactivation by mutation of the heme coordinating residue His-193

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    Suits,M.; Jaffer, N.; Jia, Z.

    2006-01-01

    Heme oxygenases catalyze the oxidation of heme to biliverdin, CO, and free iron. For pathogenic microorganisms, heme uptake and degradation are critical mechanisms for iron acquisition that enable multiplication and survival within hosts they invade. Here we report the first crystal structure of the pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 heme oxygenase ChuS in complex with heme at 1.45 {angstrom} resolution. When compared with other heme oxygenases, ChuS has a unique fold, including structural repeats and a {beta}-sheet core. Not surprisingly, the mode of heme coordination by ChuS is also distinct, whereby heme is largely stabilized by residues from the C-terminal domain, assisted by a distant arginine from the N-terminal domain. Upon heme binding, there is no large conformational change beyond the fine tuning of a key histidine (His-193) residue. Most intriguingly, in contrast to other heme oxygenases, the propionic side chains of heme are orientated toward the protein core, exposing the {alpha}-meso carbon position where O{sub 2} is added during heme degradation. This unique orientation may facilitate presentation to an electron donor, explaining the significantly reduced concentration of ascorbic acid needed for the reaction. Based on the ChuS-heme structure, we converted the histidine residue responsible for axial coordination of the heme group to an asparagine residue (H193N), as well as converting a second histidine to an alanine residue (H73A) for comparison purposes. We employed spectral analysis and CO measurement by gas chromatography to analyze catalysis by ChuS, H193N, and H73A, demonstrating that His-193 is the key residue for the heme-degrading activity of ChuS.

  12. /sup 1/H and /sup 13/C NMR coordination-induced shifts in a series of tris(/alpha/-diimine)ruthenium(II) complexes containing pyridine, pyrazine, and thiazole moieties

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    Orellana, G.; Ibarra, C.A.; Santoro, J.

    1988-03-23

    /sup 1/H and /sup 13/C NMR chemical shifts of a series of ruthenium(II) tris chelates containing the heterocyclic ligands 2,2/prime/-bipyridine, 2-(2-pyridyl)thiazole, 2-(2-pyrazyl)thiazole, and 2,2/prime/-bithiazole are reported and compared to those of the corresponding free ligands. Calculated coordination-induced shifts (CIS, /delta//sub complexed/ - /delta//sub free/) range from +0.41 to /minus/1.00 ppM for /sup 1/H and from +5.8 to /minus/3.7 ppM for /sup 13/C nuclei. These values are discussed on the basis of the various effects (charge perturbation and field interactions) that arise upon chelation: electronic /sigma/-donation to the metallic center via the nitrogen lone pair, d-/pi/* back-donation to the ligand, van der Waals interactions, and magnetic anisotropy of the spectator ligands. Semiquantitative values of each effect at the different positions have been proposed, taking theoretical calculations of steric and anisotropic contributions as the starting point. Shielding van der Waals interaction between proximate atoms influences only the H(3/prime/) CIS of six-membered moieties, but to a very low extent (<0.15 ppM). Magnetic anisotropy of proximate ring currents practically determines the CIS of the /alpha/ positions for all the complexed ligands examined (upfield shifts from /minus/0.8 to /minus/1.0 ppm), has a lower influence on external /beta/ positions (< 0.2 ppM), and is negligible for /gamma/-protons. /sigma/-donation deshields all the positions, its contribution increasing as protons separate from the coordinated nitrogen atom (up to 0.4 ppM). /Pi/-back-bonding is a weaker effect (< 0.2 ppM upfield contribution) that operates mainly on the /gamma/ position of the pyridine and /alpha/ and /beta/ positions of the pyrazine rings. 36 refs., 3 figs., 4 tabs.

  13. A new uranyl niobate sheet in the cesium uranyl niobate Cs{sub 9}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 4}(NbO{sub 5})(Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8}){sub 2}

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    Saad, S.; Obbade, S. Yagoubi, S.; Renard, C.; Abraham, F.

    2008-04-15

    A new cesium uranyl niobate, Cs{sub 9}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 4}(NbO{sub 5})(Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8}){sub 2}] or Cs{sub 9}U{sub 8}Nb{sub 5}O{sub 41} has been synthesized by high-temperature solid-state reaction, using a mixture of U{sub 3}O{sub 8}, Cs{sub 2}CO{sub 3} and Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}. Single crystals were obtained by incongruent melting of a starting mixture with metallic ratio=Cs/U/Nb=1/1/1. The crystal structure of the title compound was determined from single crystal X-ray diffraction data, and solved in the monoclinic system with the following crystallographic data: a=16.729(2) A, b=14.933(2) A, c=20.155(2) A{beta}=110.59(1){sup o}, P2{sub 1}/c space group and Z=4. The crystal structure was refined to agreement factors R{sub 1}=0.049 and wR{sub 2}=0.089, calculated for 4660 unique observed reflections with I{>=}2{sigma}(I), collected on a BRUKER AXS diffractometer with MoK{alpha} radiation and a CCD detector. In this structure the UO{sub 7} uranyl pentagonal bipyramids are connected by sharing edges and corners to form a uranyl layer {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[U{sub 8}O{sub 36}] corresponding to a new anion-sheet topology, and creating triangular, rectangular and square vacant sites. The two last sites are occupied by Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8} entities and NbO{sub 5} square pyramids, respectively, to form infinite uranyl niobate sheets {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 4}(NbO{sub 5})(Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8}){sub 2}]{sup 9-} stacking along the [010] direction. The Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8} entities result from two edge-shared NbO{sub 5} square pyramids. The Cs{sup +} cations are localized between layers and ensured the cohesion of the structure. The cesium cation mobility between the uranyl niobate sheets was studied by electrical measurements. The conductivity obeys the Arrhenius law in all the studied temperature domains. The observed low conductivity values with high activation energy may be explained by the strong connection of the Cs{sup +} cations to the infinite uranyl niobate layers and by the high density of these cations in the interlayer space without vacant site. Infrared spectroscopy investigated at room temperature in the frequency range 400-4000 cm{sup -1}, showed some characteristic bands of uranyl ion and niobium polyhedra. - Graphical abstract: View of the {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[U{sub 8}O{sub 36}] uranyl infinite layer formed by association of [U{sub 6}O{sub 30}] and [U{sub 2}O{sub 12}] uranyl blocks in Cs{sub 9}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 4}(NbO{sub 5})(Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8}){sub 2}].

  14. Two different anionic manganese(II) coordination polymers constructed through dicyanamide coordination bridges.

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    Wang, Hui Ting

    2015-10-01

    In order to explore new metal coordination polymers and to search for new types of ferroelectrics among hybrid coordination polymers, two manganese dicyanamide complexes, poly[tetramethylammonium [di-?3-dicyanamido-?(6)N(1):N(3):N(5)-tri-?2-dicyanamido-?(6)N(1):N(5)-dimanganese(II)

  15. A factored planner for the temporal coordination of autonomous systems

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    Wang, David Cheng-Ping

    2015-01-01

    Embedded devices are being composed into ever more complex networked systems, including Earth observing systems and transportation networks. The complexity of these systems require automated coordination, but planning for ...

  16. Hand Eye Coordination

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    Speckert, Glen

    This paper describes a simple method of converting visual coordinates to arm coordinates which does not require knowledge of the position of the camera(s). Comparisons are made to other methods and two camera, three ...

  17. Bis{2-[(3,5-diphenyl-1H-pyrrol-2-ylidene-?N)amino]-3,5-diphenylpyrrol-1-ido-?N}palladium(II): a homoleptic four-coordinate tetraphenylazadipyrromethene complex of palladium.

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    Jones, Roderick C; Müller-Bunz, Helge; Evans, Paul; O'Shea, Donal F

    2014-02-01

    The structural chemistry of the title compound, [Pd(C32H22N3)2], at 173?K is described. The compound is comprised of two deprotonated (3,5-diphenyl-1H-pyrrol-2-yl)(3,5-diphenylpyrrol-2-ylidene)amine ligands coordinated to a central Pd(II) cation, which lies on an inversion centre and has distorted square-planar geometry. The Pd-N bond lengths range from 2.008?(4) to 2.014?(4)?Å and the bite angle is 84.16?(14)°. The chelate plane makes a dihedral angle of 45.3?(2)° with respect to the central PdN4 plane, giving a stepped conformation to the molecule. The complex displays simple intramolecular C-H···N hydrogen bonds, while the unit cell consists of discrete monomeric Pd(C32H22N3)2 units which display intermolecular C-H···? interactions and limited intra- and intermolecular ?-? stacking. PMID:24508961

  18. The Influence of the Linker Geometry in Bis(3-hydroxy-N-methyl-pyridin-2-one) Ligands on Solution-Phase Uranyl Affinity

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    Szigethy, Geza; Raymond, Kenneth

    2010-08-12

    Seven water-soluble, tetradentate bis(3-hydroxy-N-methyl-pyridin-2-one) (bis-Me-3,2-HOPO) ligands were synthesized that vary only in linker geometry and rigidity. Solution phase thermodynamic measurements were conducted between pH 1.6 and pH 9.0 to determine the effects of these variations on proton and uranyl cation affinity. Proton affinity decreases by introduction of the solubilizing triethylene glycol group as compared to un-substituted reference ligands. Uranyl affinity was found to follow no discernable trends with incremental geometric modification. The butyl-linked 4Li-Me-3,2-HOPO ligand exhibited the highest uranyl affinity, consistent with prior in vivo decorporation results. Of the rigidly-linked ligands, the o-phenylene linker imparted the best uranyl affinity to the bis-Me-3,2-HOPO ligand platform.

  19. Clinico-biochemical studies on acute toxic nephropathy in goats due to uranyl nitrate

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    Dash, P.K.; Joshi, H.C.

    1989-02-01

    Acute toxic nephropathy was produced in 6 healthy goats by injecting intravenously 1% uranyl nitrate (UN) (15 mg/kg body weight). The early painful clinical signs simulating shock progressed with subnormal temperature, slow-shallow respiration and arrhythmic pulse followed by death due to respiratory failure within 96 to 120 hr. All the affected goats had normocytic normochromic anemia, leucocytosis, neutrophilia with left shift eosinopenia, decreased monocytes and presence of 1-2% reticulocytes in the peripheral blood smears. On blood chemical analysis, a uniform and continuous rise was seen in serum creatinine with a concomitant daily increase of serum urea and uric acid. Simultaneous analysis of urine indicated polyuria leading to oliguria, acidic pH, albuminuria, glycosuria with presence of neutrophils, RBC's, epithelial and fatty casts, increase of triple phosphate, and cystine crystals reflecting acute damage of kidneys in the affected goats.

  20. Syntheses, structures, characterizations and charge-density matching of novel amino-templated uranyl selenates

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    Ling Jie; Sigmon, Ginger E.; Burns, Peter C.

    2009-02-15

    Five hybrid organic-inorganic uranyl selenates have been synthesized, characterized and their structures have been determined. The structure of (C{sub 2}H{sub 8}N){sub 2}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(SeO{sub 4}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O)] (EthylAUSe) is monoclinic, P2{sub 1}, a=8.290(1), b=12.349(2), c=11.038(2) A, {beta}=104.439(4){sup o}, V=1094.3(3) A{sup 3}, Z=2, R{sub 1}=0.0425. The structure of (C{sub 7}H{sub 10}N){sub 2}[(UO{sub 2})(SeO{sub 4}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)]H{sub 2}O (BenzylAUSe) is orthorhombic, Pna2{sub 1}, a=24.221(2), b=11.917(1), c=7.4528(7) A, V=2151.1(3) A{sup 3}, Z=4, R{sub 1}=0.0307. The structure of (C{sub 2}H{sub 10}N{sub 2})[(UO{sub 2})(SeO{sub 4}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)](H{sub 2}O){sub 2} (EDAUSe) is monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/c, a=11.677(2), b=7.908(1), c=15.698(2) A, {beta}=98.813(3){sup o}, V=1432.4(3) A{sup 3}, Z=4, R{sub 1}=0.0371. The structure of (C{sub 6}H{sub 22}N{sub 4})[(UO{sub 2})(SeO{sub 4}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)](H{sub 2}O) (TETAUSe) is monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/n, a=13.002(2), b=7.962(1), c=14.754(2) A, {beta}=114.077(2){sup o}, V=1394.5(3) A{sup 3}, Z=4, R{sub 1}=0.0323. The structure of (C{sub 6}H{sub 21}N{sub 4})[(UO{sub 2})(SeO{sub 4}){sub 2}(HSeO{sub 4})] (TAEAUSe) is monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/m, a=9.2218(6), b=12.2768(9), c=9.4464(7) A, {beta}=116.1650(10){sup o}, V=959.88(12) A{sup 3}, Z=2, R{sub 1}=0.0322. The inorganic structural units in these compounds are composed of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids and selenate tetrahedra. In each case, tetrahedra link bipyramids through vertex-sharing, resulting in chain or sheet topologies. The charge-density matching principle is discussed relative to the orientations of the organic molecules between the inorganic structural units. - Graphical abstract: The structures of five new inorganic-organic hybrid uranyl selenates present new structural topologies based upon chains and sheets of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids and selenate tetrahedra.

  1. Precipitation studies of ammonium uranyl carbonate from UO 2F 2 solutions

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    Kan-Sen, Chou; Ding-Yi, Lin; Mu-Chang, Shieh

    1989-05-01

    The precipitation of ammonium uranyl carbonate (AUC) from UO 2F 2 solutions is investigated in this report. An intermediate product, identified as (NH 4) 3UO 2F 5 (AUF), was found preceding the formation of normal AUC precipitates. It dissolves only slowly in the ammonia carbonate solution. Methods of experimental design were adopted here to decide the relative importance of several parameters with respect to either uranium recovery or fluorine content. Our results suggest that the aging temperature is the most important parameter within the ranges of studies affecting the recovery of uranium in this precipitation process. While, on the other hand, the titration rate of (NH 4) 2CO 3 is the only parameter that affects the fluorine content independently. The inclusion of additional NH 4OH in the precipitant can improve the recovery of uranium but unfortunately it increases the fluorine contents as well. Other changes in the characteristics of the precipitate occur undoubtedly.

  2. The effect of uranyl acetate on human lymphoblastoid cells (RPMI 6410) and HeLa cells.

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    Ghadially, F. N.; Yang-Steppuhn, S. E.; Lalonde, J. M.

    1982-01-01

    RPMI 6410 cells and HeLa cells were exposed to uranyl acetate. In RPMI 6410 cell cultures this produced single-membrane-bound presumably lysosomal bodies (called "uraniosomes") containing electron-dense crystals in the cultured cells and crystalline deposits in extracellular locations. Neither uraniosomes nor extracellular uranium deposits were found in HeLa cell cultures. All uraniosomes and extracellular uranium deposits analysed by electron-probed X-ray analysis were found to contain uranium, potassium and phosphorus. Traces of sulphur were detected in some but not all uraniosomes and extracellular uranium deposits. Traces of calcium were found in all extracellular uranium deposits and in some uraniosomes also. Images Fig. 5 Fig. 6 Fig. 7 Fig. 8 Fig. 9 Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 PMID:7093141

  3. Pore-Scale Evaluation of Uranyl Phosphate Precipitation in a Model Groundwater System

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    Fanizza, Michael F.; Yoon, Hongkyu; Zhang, Changyong; Oostrom, Martinus; Wietsma, Thomas W.; Hess, Nancy J.; Bowden, Mark E.; Strathmann, Timothy J.; Finneran, Kevin T.; Werth, Charles J.

    2013-02-01

    The abiotic precipitation of uranium (U(VI)) was evaluated in a microfluidic pore network (i.e. micromodel) to assess the efficacy of using a phosphate amendment to immobilize uranium in groundwater. U(VI) was mixed transverse to the direction of flow with hydrogen phosphate (HPO42-), in the presence or absence of calcium (Ca2+) or sulfate (SO42-), in order to identify precipitation rates, morphology and types of minerals formed, and effects of mineral precipitates on pore blockage. Precipitation occurred over the time scale of hours to days. Relative to when only U(VI) and HPO42- were present, precipitation rates were 2.3X slower when SO42- was present, and 1.4X faster when Ca2+ was present; larger crystals formed in the presence of SO42-. Raman backscattering spectroscopy and micro X-ray diffraction (?-XRD) results both showed that the only mineral precipitated was chernikovite, UO2HPO4•4H2O; energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy results indicate that Ca and S are not incorporated into the chernikovite lattice. A pore scale model was developed, and simulation results of saturation ratio (SR=Q/Ksp) suggest that chernikovite is the least thermodynamically favored mineral to precipitate (0uranyl hydrogen phosphate and Na-Autunite (13uranyl orthophosphate and Ca-autunite (when Ca2+ is present) (SR>105). Fluorescent tracer studies and laser confocal microscopy images showed that densely aggregated precipitates blocked pores and reduced permeability. The results suggest that uranium precipitation with phosphate as chernikovite is rapid on the time scale of remediation for the conditions considered, and can block pores, alter fluid flow paths, and potentially limit mixing and precipitation.

  4. Potential remediation approach for uranium-contaminated groundwaters through potassium uranyl vanadate precipitation

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    Tokunaga, T.K.; Kim, Y.; Wan, J.

    2009-06-01

    Methods for remediating groundwaters contaminated with uranium (U) through precipitation under oxidizing conditions are needed because bioreduction-based approaches require indefinite supply of electron donor. Although strategies based on precipitation of some phosphate minerals within the (meta)autunite group have been considered for this purpose, thermodynamic calculations for K- and Ca-uranyl phopsphates, meta-ankoleite and autunite, predict that U concentrations will exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL = 0.13 {micro}M for U) at any pH and pCO{sub 2}, unless phosphate is maintained at much higher concentrations than the sub-{micro}M levels typically found in groundwaters. We hypothesized that potassium uranyl vanadate will control U(VI) concentrations below regulatory levels in slightly acidic to neutral solutions based on thermodynamic data available for carnotite, K{sub 2}(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}V{sub 2}O8. The calculations indicate that maintaining U concentrations below the MCL through precipitation of carnotite will be sustainable in some oxidizing waters having pH in the range of 5.5 to 7, even when dissolution of this solid phase becomes the sole supply of sub-{micro}M levels of V. Batch experiments were conducted in solutions at pH 6.0 and 7.8, chosen because of their very different predicted extents of U(VI) removal. Conditions were identified where U concentrations dropped below its MCL within 1 to 5 days of contact with oxidizing solutions containing 0.2 to 10 mM K, and 0.1 to 20 {micro}M V(V). This method may also have application in extracting (mining) U and V from groundwaters where they both occur at elevated concentrations.

  5. Processing Coordination Ambiguity

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    Engelhardt, Paul E.; Ferreira, Fernanda

    2010-01-01

    We examined temporarily ambiguous coordination structures such as "put the butter in the bowl and the pan on the towel." Minimal Attachment predicts that the ambiguous noun phrase "the pan" will be interpreted as a noun-phrase coordination structure because it is syntactically simpler than clausal coordination. Constraint-based theories assume…

  6. LCLS Undulator Coordinate System

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    Bong, E.

    2005-01-31

    This note defines the LCLS undulator coordinate system and relates that coordinate system to the linear accelerator coordinate system. The slight downward pitch of the SLAC linac and the finite radius of the Earth necessitate some choices and definitions for the undulator layout which is described here. The layout described is consistent with the LCLS optics MAD file ''LCLS13APR04''.

  7. FINAL REPORT. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TEMPLATED ION EXCHANGE RESINS FOR THE SELECTIVE COMPLEXATION OF ACTINIDE IONS

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    The objective of this research was to develop polymeric extractants for the selective complexation of uranyl ions (and subsequently other actinyl and actinide ions) from aqueous solutions. Selectivity for a specific actinide ion is obtained by providing polymers with cavities lin...

  8. Addition of H2O and O-2 to Acetone and Dimethylsulfoxide Ligated Uranyl(V) Dioxocations

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    Leavitt, Christopher M.; Bryantsev, Vyacheslav S.; De Jong, Wibe A.; Diallo, Mamadou S.; Goddard III, W. A.; Groenewold, G. S.; Van Stipdonk, Michael J.

    2009-02-13

    Gas-phase complexes of the formula [UO2(lig)]+ (lig=acetone (aco) or dimethylsulfoxide (dmso)) were generated by electrospray ionization (ESI) and studied by tandem ion-trap mass spectrometry to determine the general effect of ligand charge donation on the reactivity of UO2+ with respect to water and dioxygen. The original hypothesis that addition of O2 is enhanced by strong ?-donor ligands bound to UO2+ is supported by results from competitive collision-induced dissociation (CID) experiments, which show near exclusive loss of H2O from [UO2(dmso)(H2O)(O2)]+, while both H2O and O2 are eliminated from the corresponding [UO2(aco)(H2O)(O2)]+ species. Ligand-addition reaction rates were investigated by monitoring precursor and product ion intensities as a function of ion storage time in the ion-trap mass spectrometer: these experiments suggest that the association of dioxygen to the UO2+ complex is enhanced when the more basic dmso ligand was coordinated to the metal complex. Conversely, addition of H2O is favored for the analogous complex ion that contains an aco ligand. Experimental rate measurements are supported by density function theory calculations of relative energies, which show stronger bonds between UO2+ and O2 when dmso is the coordinating ligand, while bonds to H2O are stronger for the aco complex.

  9. Direct Spectroscopic Observation of Large Quenching of First Order Orbital Angular Momentum with Bending in Monomeric, Two-Coordinate Fe(II) Primary Amido Complexes and the Profound Magnetic Effects of the Absence of Jahn- and Renner-Teller Distortions in Rigorously Linear Coordination

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    Merrill, W. Alexander; Stich, Troy A.; Brynda, Marcin; Yeagle, Gregory J.; Fettinger, James C.; De Hont, Raymond; Reiff, William M.; Schulz, Charles E.; Britt, R. David; Power, Philip P.

    2009-01-01

    The monomeric iron(II) amido derivatives Fe{N(H)Ar*}2 (1), Ar* = C6H3-2,6-(C6H2-2,4,6-Pri3)2, and Fe{N(H)Ar#}2 (2), Ar# = C6H3-2,6-(C6H2-2,4,6-Me3)2, were synthesized and studied in order to determine the effects of geometric changes on their unusual magnetic properties. The compounds, which are the first stable homoleptic primary amides of iron(II), were obtained by the transamination of Fe{N(SiMe3)2}2, with HN(SiMe3)2 elimination, by the primary amines H2NAr* or H2NAr#. X-ray crystallography shows that they have either strictly linear (1) or bent (2, N–Fe–N = 140.9(2)°) iron coordination. Variable temperature magnetization and applied magnetic field Mössbauer spectroscopy studies reveal a very large dependence of the magnetic properties on the metal coordination geometry. At ambient temperature, the linear 1 displayed an effective magnetic moment in the range 7.0 to 7.50 ?B, consistent with essentially free ion magnetism. There is a very high internal orbital field component, HL ? 170 T which is only exceeded by a HL ? 203 T of Fe{C(SiMe3)3}2. In contrast, the strongly bent 2 displays a significantly lower ?eff value in the range 5.25 to 5.80 ?B at ambient temperature and a much lower orbital field HL value of 116 T. The data for the two amido complexes demonstrate a very large quenching of the orbital magnetic moment upon bending the linear geometry. In addition, a strong correlation of HL with overall formal symmetry is confirmed. ESR spectroscopy supports the existence of large orbital magnetic moments in 1 and 2, and DFT calculations provide good agreement with the physical data. PMID:19670870

  10. Molten salt flux synthesis and crystal structure of a new open-framework uranyl phosphate Cs3(UO2)2(PO4)O2: Spectroscopic characterization and cationic mobility studies

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    Yagoubi, S.; Renard, C.; Abraham, F.; Obbade, S.

    2013-04-01

    The reaction of triuranyl diphosphate tetrahydrate precursor (UO2)3(PO4)2(H2O)4 with a CsI flux at 750 °C yields a yellow single crystals of new compound Cs3(UO2)2(PO4)O2. The crystal structure (monoclinic, space group C2/c, a=13.6261 (13) Å, b=8.1081(8) Å, c=12.3983(12) Å, ?=114.61(12)°, V=1245.41(20) Å3 with Z=4) has been solved using direct methods and Fourier difference techniques. A full-matrix least-squares refinement on the basis of F2 yielded R1=0.028 and wR2=0.071 for 79 parameters and 1352 independent reflections with I?2?(I) collected on a BRUKER AXS diffractometer with MoK? radiation and a charge-coupled device detector. The crystal structure is built by two independent uranium atoms in square bipyramidal coordination, connected by two opposite corners to form infinite chains [UO5]?1 and by one phosphorus atom in a tetrahedral environment PO4. The two last entities [UO5]?1 and PO4 are linked by sharing corners to form a three-dimensional structure presenting different types of channels occupied by Cs+ alkaline cations. Their mobility within the tunnels were studied between 280 and 800 °C and compared with other tunneled uranyl minerals. The infrared spectrum shows a good agreement with the values inferred from the single crystal structure analysis of uranyl phosphate compound.

  11. Movement Coordination during Conversation

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    Latif, Nida; Barbosa, Adriano V.; Vatiokiotis-Bateson, Eric; Castelhano, Monica S.; Munhall, K. G.

    2014-01-01

    Behavioral coordination and synchrony contribute to a common biological mechanism that maintains communication, cooperation and bonding within many social species, such as primates and birds. Similarly, human language and social systems may also be attuned to coordination to facilitate communication and the formation of relationships. Gross similarities in movement patterns and convergence in the acoustic properties of speech have already been demonstrated between interacting individuals. In the present studies, we investigated how coordinated movements contribute to observers’ perception of affiliation (friends vs. strangers) between two conversing individuals. We used novel computational methods to quantify motor coordination and demonstrated that individuals familiar with each other coordinated their movements more frequently. Observers used coordination to judge affiliation between conversing pairs but only when the perceptual stimuli were restricted to head and face regions. These results suggest that observed movement coordination in humans might contribute to perceptual decisions based on availability of information to perceivers. PMID:25119189

  12. 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.

  13. Characterization of UO2(2+) binding to osteopontin, a highly phosphorylated protein: insights into potential mechanisms of uranyl accumulation in bones.

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    Qi, Lei; Basset, Christian; Averseng, Olivier; Quéméneur, Eric; Hagège, Agnès; Vidaud, Claude

    2014-01-01

    Bones are one of the few organs in which uranyl (UO2(2+)) accumulates. This large dioxo-cation displays affinity for carboxylates, phenolates and phosphorylated functional groups in proteins. The noncollagenous protein osteopontin (OPN) plays an important role in bone homeostasis. It is mainly found in the extracellular matrix of mineralized tissues but also in body fluids such as milk, blood and urine. Furthermore, OPN is an intrinsically disordered protein, which, like other proteins of the SIBLING family, contains a polyaspartic acid sequence and numerous patterns of alternating acidic and phosphorylated residues. All these properties led to the hypothesis that this protein could be prone to UO2(2+) binding. In this work, a simple purification procedure enabling highly purified bovine (bOPN) and human OPN (hOPN) to be obtained was developed. Various biophysical approaches were set up to study the impact of phosphorylations on the affinity of OPN for UO2(2+) as well as the formation of stable complexes originating from structural changes induced by the binding of this metal cation. The results obtained suggest a new mechanism of the interaction of UO2(2+) with bone metabolism and a new role for OPN as a metal transporter. PMID:24327307

  14. COORDINATING EUROPEAN UNION ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

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    Bateman, Ian J.

    COORDINATING EUROPEAN UNION ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: SHIFTING FROM PASSIVE TO ACTIVE COORDINATION in the European Union (EU). The integration (or `mainstreaming') of environmental objectives into `non coordination. Keywords: Governance; coordination; European Union; environmental policy integration

  15. Entrapment of a neutral Tm(III)-based complex with two inner-sphere coordinated water molecules into PEG-stabilized vesicles: towards an alternative strategy to develop high-performance LipoCEST contrast agents for MR imaging.

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    Chahid, Bochra; Vander Elst, Luce; Flament, Julien; Boumezbeur, Fawzi; Medina, Christelle; Port, Marc; Muller, Robert N; Lesieur, Sylviane

    2014-01-01

    Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) probes issued from the encapsulation of a water proton paramagnetic shift reagent into the inner aqueous volume of lipid vesicles provide an emerging class of frequency-selective contrast agents with huge potential in the field of molecular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This work deals with the generation of such LipoCEST agents properly designed to optimize, under isotonic conditions, the chemical shift offset of the intra-liposomal water protons as well as the number of exchangeable protons under reasonably low radiofrequency (RF) fields of saturation. The strategy lies in the loading of poly(ethylene glycol)-stabilized nanosized liposomes with uncharged lanthanide chelates, binding more than one water molecule in the first hydration sphere, exemplified here by [Tm(III)-DO3A (H2 O)2 ] complex. The key properties of the probes are demonstrated by complementary NMR investigations. The residence lifetime of the water molecules coordinated to the lanthanide center was outstandingly short (9.5?±?0.2?ns from (17) O NMR), and indeed relevant for effective LipoCEST responsiveness. The (1) H NMR CEST spectra (7.01?T magnetic field) prove that the theoretically expected optimal sensitivity can be approximated in the nanomolar concentration range, at reasonably low RF presaturation pulses (6.7-12 ?T) and saturation frequency offsets of the intra-liposomal water protons beyond 10?ppm, making possible selective irradiation in biological environment. CEST-MRI images (7.01?T magnetic field and 10-12 ?T RF pulse) explicitly confirm the interest of these newly conceived LipoCEST agents, indeed among the most efficient ones developed so far under isosmotic conditions. PMID:24760773

  16. Syntheses, structures, characterizations and charge-density matching of novel amino-templated uranyl selenates

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    Ling, Jie; Sigmon, Ginger E.; Burns, Peter C.

    2009-02-01

    Five hybrid organic-inorganic uranyl selenates have been synthesized, characterized and their structures have been determined. The structure of (C 2H 8N) 2[(UO 2) 2(SeO 4) 3(H 2O)] (EthylAUSe) is monoclinic, P2 1, a=8.290(1), b=12.349(2), c=11.038(2) Å, ?=104.439(4)°, V=1094.3(3) Å 3, Z=2, R1=0.0425. The structure of (C 7H 10N) 2[(UO 2)(SeO 4) 2(H 2O)]H 2O (BenzylAUSe) is orthorhombic, Pna2 1, a=24.221(2), b=11.917(1), c=7.4528(7) Å, V=2151.1(3) Å 3, Z=4, R1=0.0307. The structure of (C 2H 10N 2)[(UO 2)(SeO 4) 2(H 2O)](H 2O) 2 (EDAUSe) is monoclinic, P2 1/ c, a=11.677(2), b=7.908(1), c=15.698(2) Å, ?=98.813(3)°, V=1432.4(3) Å 3, Z=4, R1=0.0371. The structure of (C 6H 22N 4)[(UO 2)(SeO 4) 2(H 2O)](H 2O) (TETAUSe) is monoclinic, P2 1/ n, a=13.002(2), b=7.962(1), c=14.754(2) Å, ?=114.077(2)°, V=1394.5(3) Å 3, Z=4, R1=0.0323. The structure of (C 6H 21N 4)[(UO 2)(SeO 4) 2(HSeO 4)] (TAEAUSe) is monoclinic, P2 1/ m, a=9.2218(6), b=12.2768(9), c=9.4464(7) Å, ?=116.1650(10)°, V=959.88(12) Å 3, Z=2, R1=0.0322. The inorganic structural units in these compounds are composed of uranyl pentagonal bipyramids and selenate tetrahedra. In each case, tetrahedra link bipyramids through vertex-sharing, resulting in chain or sheet topologies. The charge-density matching principle is discussed relative to the orientations of the organic molecules between the inorganic structural units.

  17. Complexation of Gluconate with Uranium(VI) in Acidic Solutions: Thermodynamic Study with Structural Analysis

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    Zhang, Zhicheng; Helms, G.; Clark, S. B.; Tian, Guoxin; Zanonato, PierLuigi; Rao, Linfeng

    2009-01-05

    Within the pC{sub H} range of 2.5 to 4.2, gluconate forms three uranyl complexes UO{sub 2}(GH{sub 4}){sup +}, UO{sub 2}(GH{sub 3})(aq), and UO{sub 2}(GH{sub 3})(GH{sub 4}){sup -}, through the following reactions: (1) UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} + GH{sub 4}{sup -} = UO{sub 2}(GH{sub 4}){sup +}, (2) UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} + GH{sub 4}{sup -} = UO{sub 2}(GH{sub 3})(aq) + H{sup +}, and (3) UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} + 2GH{sub 4}{sup -} = UO{sub 2}(GH{sub 3})(GH{sub 4}){sup -} + H{sup +}. Complexes were inferred from potentiometric, calorimetric, NMR, and EXAFS studies. Correspondingly, the stability constants and enthalpies were determined to be log {Beta}{sub 1} = 2.2 {+-} 0.3 and {Delta}H{sub 1} = 7.5 {+-} 1.3 kJ mol{sup -1} for reaction (1), log {Beta}{sub 2} = -(0.38 {+-} 0.05) and {Delta}H{sub 2} = 15.4 {+-} 0.3 kJ mol{sup -1} for reaction (2), and log {Beta}{sub 3} = 1.3 {+-} 0.2 and {Delta}H{sub 3} = 14.6 {+-} 0.3 kJ mol{sup -1} for reaction (3), at I = 1.0 M NaClO{sub 4} and t = 25 C. The UO{sub 2}(GH{sub 4}){sup +} complex forms through the bidentate carboxylate binding to U(VI). In the UO{sub 2}(GH{sub 3})(aq) complex, hydroxyl-deprotonated gluconate (GH{sub 3}{sup 2-}) coordinates to U(VI) through the five-membered ring chelation. For the UO{sub 2}(GH{sub 3})(GH{sub 4}){sup -} complex, multiple coordination modes are suggested. These results are discussed in the context of trivalent and pentavalent actinide complexation by gluconate.

  18. Developments in the Coordination Chemistry of Europium(II)

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    Garcia, Joel

    2012-01-01

    Recent advances in the coordination chemistry of Eu2+ are reviewed. Common synthetic routes for generating discrete Eu2+-containing complexes reported since 2000 are summarized, followed by a description of the reactivity of these complexes and their applications in reduction chemistry, polymerization, luminescence, and as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. Rapid development of the coordination chemistry of Eu2+ has led to an upsurge in the utilization of Eu2+-containing complexes in synthetic chemistry, materials science, and medicine. PMID:23049283

  19. Author's personal copy Unusual lithium coordinated platinum and rhodium hydride dimers

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    Jones, William D.

    Author's personal copy Unusual lithium coordinated platinum and rhodium hydride dimers Brett D complexes Rhodium complexes Hydride complexes X-ray crystal structures a b s t r a c t Two unusual lithium coordinated binuclear platinum- and rhodium-hydride complexes [M(dip- pe)(H)]2ÁLiHBEt3 were synthesized

  20. IVS Technology Coordinator Report

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    Whitney, Alan

    2013-01-01

    This report of the Technology Coordinator includes the following: 1) continued work to implement the new VLBI2010 system, 2) the 1st International VLBI Technology Workshop, 3) a VLBI Digital- Backend Intercomparison Workshop, 4) DiFX software correlator development for geodetic VLBI, 5) a review of progress towards global VLBI standards, and 6) a welcome to new IVS Technology Coordinator Bill Petrachenko.