Synthesis and characterization of a ferric complex of the tripodal ligand tris(2-benzimidazolylmethyl)amine - a superoxide dismutase mimic

Citation
B. Kwak et al., Synthesis and characterization of a ferric complex of the tripodal ligand tris(2-benzimidazolylmethyl)amine - a superoxide dismutase mimic, INORG CHIM, 290(1), 1999, pp. 21-27
Citations number
42
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
Journal title
INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA
ISSN journal
0020-1693 → ACNP
Volume
290
Issue
1
Year of publication
1999
Pages
21 - 27
Database
ISI
SICI code
0020-1693(19990630)290:1<21:SACOAF>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
The mononuclear iron complex 1 was synthesized using a tripedal ligand, tri s(2-benzimidazolylmethyl) amine (ntb), where ntb served as a neutral tetrad entate chelating ligand for the distorted octahedral ferric ion. Three benz imidazole groups of ntb and one chloride anion formed a base of octahedral geometry. One of the two axial positions was occupied by an apical nitrogen atom of ntb and the other site was occupied by another chloride anion. Two of the chloride anions in complex 1 are in a cis arrangement. The decay of the electrochemically generated superoxide radical (O-2(-)) by complex 1 w as observed using cyclic voltammetry. The superoxide dismutase (SOD) activi ty of complex 1 was also examined using a modified method of the light- and riboflavin-driven hydroxylaminenitrate assay. Reaction of complex 1 with a n O-2(-) radical in methanol gave the mu-oxo dinuclear iron complex 2. The mu-oxo group was substituted for the basal chloride anion of complex 1 in c omplex 2. Complex 2 could also be synthesized using weak bases instead of t he O-2(-) radical. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.