Comments on macrospecies and macroconstants versus microspecies and microconstants

Tamas Kiss, Imre Sovago, R. Bruce Martin

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In response to a misunderstanding of our presentation of microconstants and microspecies, some of the relations between them and macrospecies and macroconstants are discussed, with specific reference for metal ion binding to catecholamines. For ligands, such as the catecholamines, of high and unknown basicity, either proton displacement constants or conditional stability constants avoid the need to know the ligand pKa values. The relation between the two formulations is derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1403
Number of pages3
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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