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Homo- and heterobinuclear Cu2+ and Zn2+ complexes of abiotic cyclic hexaazapyridinocyclophanes as SOD mimics

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Abstract

The new receptor 3,7,11,15,19,23-hexaaza-1(2,6)-pyridinacyclotetracosaphane (L1) containing a complete sequence of propylenic chains has been synthesised. The acid–base behaviour and Cu2+ and Zn2+ coordination have been analysed by potentiometric measurements in 0.15 M NaClO4 for L1 and for the related compounds 3,7,11,14,18,22-hexaaza-1(2,6)-pyridinacyclotricosaphane (L2), 3,7,10,13,16,20-hexaaza-1(2,6)-pyridinacycloheneicosaphane (L3) and 3,7,10,12,15,19-hexaaza-1(2,6)-pyridinacycloicosaphane (L4). The crystal structure of [(CuH4L2)(H2O)(ClO4)](ClO4)5·3H2O shows an interesting combination of a metal ion coordinated by the pyridine nitrogen atom and the adjacent amine groups of the chain, and a perchlorate anion sitting at the middle of the site defined by the remaining four protonated ammonium groups of L1. Paramagnetic NMR data suggest that imidazole coordinates to the Cu2+ ions as a bridging ligand in a wide pH range. SOD activity for Cu2+–Cu2+ and Cu2+–Zn2+ complexes with L1–L4 have been measured by NBT assays at pH 7.4, obtaining some of the lowest values so far reported for SOD mimics. SOD activity has also been checked by chemiluminescence assays using polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs).

Graphical abstract: Homo- and heterobinuclear Cu2+ and Zn2+ complexes of abiotic cyclic hexaazapyridinocyclophanes as SOD mimics

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2013, accepted on 30 May 2013 and first published on 31 May 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51012C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 11194-11204
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    Homo- and heterobinuclear Cu2+ and Zn2+ complexes of abiotic cyclic hexaazapyridinocyclophanes as SOD mimics

    R. Belda, S. Blasco, B. Verdejo, H. R. Jiménez, A. Doménech-Carbó, C. Soriano, J. Latorre, C. Terencio and E. García-España, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 11194
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51012C

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