A. Neves et al., Synthesis, structure and properties of the first dinuclear copper(II) complex as a structural model for the phenolic intermediate in tyrosinase-cresolase activity, INORG CH C, 2(8), 1999, pp. 334-337
The synthesis, X-ray crystal structure and spectroscopic and electrochemica
l properties of the new dinuclear copper(II) complex [Cu-2(Hbtppnol)CH3COO]
(ClO4)(2) (1), employing the novel unsymmetric dinucleating ligand N-(2-hy
droxybenzyl) -N,N',N'-tris(2-pyridylmethyl)-1,3-diaminopropan-2-ol (H(2)btp
pnol, are presented. This complex could be a relevant model for the axial i
nteraction of a phenolic substrate to tyrosinase during cresolase activity.
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