Synthetic models of copper-nitrosyl species proposed as intermediates in biological denitrification

Debra J. Salmon, William B. Tolman

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Abstract

Copper-containing nitrite reductase enzymes catalyze the reduction of nitrite to nitric oxide during denitrification, a key component of the global nitrogen cycle. Insights into the properties of proposed copper-nitrosyl intermediates have been obtained through studies of model complexes. Such complexes comprising both copper and nickel exhibit variable geometries and electronic structures that are influenced by the supporting ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-154
Number of pages18
JournalStructure and Bonding
Volume154
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 2014

Keywords

  • Copper
  • Model complex
  • Nitric oxide
  • Nitrite
  • Nitrite reductase

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