Ligand discrimination of myoglobin in solution: An iron L-edge X-ray absorption study of the active centre

Kathrin M. Lange, Ronny Golnak, Sébastien Bonhommeau, Emad F. Aziz

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Iron L-edge X-ray absorption spectra of the active centre of myoglobin in the met-form, in the reduced form and upon ligation to O2, CO, NO and CN are presented. The strength of ligation with the iron centre is finger-printed through the variation of the L3:L2 intensity ratio. Charge Transfer Multiplet calculations are performed and give qualitative information about oxidation states as well as charge transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4163-4165
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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