Bioinorganic approach to the type-I and type-II copper proteins. Synthesis and properties of copper(II) complexes with tripod-like ligands containing three or four door species

Kazuhiro Takahashi, Eiji Ogawa, Naoyasu Oishi, Yuzo Nishida, Sigeo Kida

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Copper(II) complexes with new tripod-like quadridentate ligands containing three or four donor species, such as benzimidazole, thioether and phenol, were prepared. The ESR and electronic spectral studies have revealed that these complexes are classified into three types, that is, four-coordinated, five-coordinated trigonal bipyramindal and five-coordinated tetragonal pyramidal complexes, and that some of them are good models for blue(Type-I) and non-blue(Type-II) copper proteins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-103
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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