Electrochemistry, protein binding and crystal structures of platinum(II) and platinum(IV) carboxylato complexes

Andrew R. Battle, Glen B. Deacon, Rachael C. Dolman, Trevor W. Hambley

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The crystal structures of the platinum(II) complexes [Pt(ox)(en)] (ox = oxalato, en = ethane-1,2-diamine) and [Pt(ethmal)(en)] (ethmal = ethylmalonato), and of their platinum(IV) analogues, trans-[Pt(OH)2(ox)(en)].H2O and trans-[Pt(ethmal)(OH)2(en)], have been determined. All crystallize in the monoclinic space group P21/c, with the exception of trans-[ptIV(OH)2(ox)(en)].H2O which crystallizes in C2/c. The ethylmalonato ligand in [PtII(ethmal)(en)] adopts a pseudo-boat conformation. Changes in the fold angles of the boat occur on oxidation and introduction of the trans hydroxo ligands. The cathodic forward half-wave potentials of the platinum(IV) complexes (including trans-[Pt(mal)(OH)2(en)], mal= malonato) are reported and reveal that these complexes are more difficult to reduce than analogous complexes with equatorial chloro ligands. The binding of trans-[Pt(OH)2(ox)(en)].H2O and trans-[Pt(mal)(OH)2(en)] to mouse albumin was investigated with no binding observed after 6 h and a very small amount observed for the latter complex after 24 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-704
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002

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