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Mixed valent sites in biological electron transfer

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Abstract

Many of the active sites involved in electron transfer (ET) in biology have more than one metal and are mixed valent in at least one redox state. These include CuA, and the polynuclear Fe–S clusters which vary in their extent of delocalization. In this tutorial review the relative contributions to delocalization are evaluated using S K-edge X-ray absorption, magnetic circular dichroism and other spectroscopic methods. The role of intra-site delocalization in ET is considered.

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The article was received on 05 Jan 2008 and first published on 11 Feb 2008


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B714577M
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008,37, 623-638
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    Mixed valent sites in biological electron transfer

    E. I. Solomon, X. Xie and A. Dey, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 623
    DOI: 10.1039/B714577M

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