Systematic synthesis of functional unsymmetric FeZn model complexes for plant purple acid phosphatases

Martin Jarenmark, Hakan Carlsson, Vladimir M Trukhan, Matti Haukka, Sophie E Canton, Monica Walczak, Wilfred Fullagar, Villy Sundstrom, Ebbe Nordlander

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The heterodinuclear complexes [FeZn(L)(CH3CO2)2]+ (L = ICIMP or IPCPMP) are structural models for the dinuclear active sites of plant purple acid phosphatases. They can be systematically synthesized from mononuclear iron complexes and enhance the rate of transesterification of 2-hydroxypropyl p-nitrophenyl phosphate, an assay for the catalytic hydrolysis performed by purple acid phosphatases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334 - 337
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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