OXIDATION CATALYSIS BY BIOMIMETIC MANGANESE COMPLEXES

Authors
Citation
R. Hage, OXIDATION CATALYSIS BY BIOMIMETIC MANGANESE COMPLEXES, Recueil des travaux chimiques des Pays-Bas, 115(9), 1996, pp. 385-395
Citations number
154
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Chemistry
ISSN journal
0165-0513
Volume
115
Issue
9
Year of publication
1996
Pages
385 - 395
Database
ISI
SICI code
0165-0513(1996)115:9<385:OCBBMC>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
A review is given of certain aspects of manganese-containing enzymes, such as manganese superoxide dismutase, manganese catalase, and the ph otosynthetic oxygen-evolving catalyst. A variety of manganese complexe s have been synthesized to model either the structure of the active si te of these enzymes (structural models), or their function (functional models). Most of the enzymatic reactions can be mimicked by functiona l models, albeit at much lower reaction rates. Additionally, a number of manganese complexes based on the structural mimics, have been studi ed as catalysts in oxidation reactions other than the enzymatic ones. Examples of functional models for superoxide dismutase, catalase and t he water oxidation catalyst in plants, as well as a number of manganes e complexes catalyzing a variety of other oxidation reactions, are als o discussed in this review.