Peroxynitrite chemistry derived from nitric oxide reaction with a Cu(II)–OOH species and a copper mediated NO reductive coupling reaction
New peroxynitrite–copper chemistry ensues via addition of nitric oxide (˙NO(g)) to a CuII–hydroperoxo species. In characterizing the system, the ligand–Cu(I) complex was shown to effect a seldom observed ˙NO(g) reductive coupling reaction. Biological implications are discussed.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Metal-Mediated Transformations of Small Molecules