A convenient synthesis of a Ru(bpy)3-based catenane-type triad and its incorporation into a protein scaffold

Yi Zhen Hu, Shinya Tsukiji, Seiji Shinkai, Itaru Hamachi

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A catenated heme cofactor consisting of a donor (protoheme), a sensitizer (Ru(2,2'-bipyridine)3) and an acceptor (cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) was prepared by stepwise coordination, followed by iron-insersion. Reconstitution of apomyoglobin with this cofactor afforded a protein-based, noncovalently-1 inked photosynthetic triad.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-518
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


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  • Chemistry(all)

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