A discrete five-coordinate NiIII complex resembling the active site of the oxidized form of nickel superoxide dismutase

Way-Zen Lee, Chien Wei Chiang, Tsung Han Lin, Ting Shen Kuo

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Nickel biomimic: A pentadentate ligand, 2,6-bis(((S)-2- (diphenylhydroxymethyl)-1-pyrrolidinyl)methyl)pyridine (H2BDPP), was deprotonated and subsequently reacted with [Ni(CH3CN) 6](ClO4)2 to give Ni(BDPP) (1). A square-pyramidal NiIII complex, [Ni(BDPP)](PF6) (2), was obtained via oxidation of 1. Complex 2 can oxidize O2- into O2 and its EPR spectrum is similar to that of the oxidized form of NiSOD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 2



  • biomimetic synthesis
  • nickel
  • pentadentate ligands
  • superoxide degradation
  • superoxide dismutase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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