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Nitrite reduction by copper through ligand-mediated proton and electron transfer

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Abstract

Nitrite reduction by a copper complex featuring a proton-responsive tripodal ligand is demonstrated. Gaseous nitric oxide was confirmed as the sole NOX by-product in quantitative yield. DFT calculations predict that nitrite reduction occurs via a proton and electron transfer process mediated by the ligand. The reported mechanism parallels nitrite reduction by copper nitrite reductase.

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Submitted
26 Feb 2015
Accepted
02 Apr 2015
First published
14 Apr 2015

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Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 3373-3377
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Nitrite reduction by copper through ligand-mediated proton and electron transfer

C. M. Moore and N. K. Szymczak, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 3373
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00720H

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