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The chemistry and biochemistry of the copper–radical interaction

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Abstract

This Perspective describes the plausible oxidation state combinations of Cun/Lm systems where Lm is an O- or N-based redox system with a paramagnetic intermediate such as O2˙, NO˙, phenoxyl, o-semiquinone or azo radical anion. The biochemical relevance is discussed using superoxide dismutase, nitrite reductase, galactose oxidase and amine oxidase enzyme examples. Particular emphasis will be given to the identification of oxidation states and to the manifestations of intramolecular electron transfer in enzymes and model compounds.

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The article was received on 16 Oct 2002, accepted on 20 Dec 2002 and first published on 21 Jan 2003


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B210193A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2003, 761-768
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    The chemistry and biochemistry of the copper–radical interaction

    W. Kaim, Dalton Trans., 2003, 761
    DOI: 10.1039/B210193A

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