Ligand-dependent oxidation of copper bound α-amino-isobutyric acid as 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase mimics

Dóra Lakk-Bogáth, Milán Molnár, Gábor Speier, Michel Giorgi, József Kaizer

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As a continuity of the [CuII(AIB)(bpy)(H2O)](ClO4)2-containing (1) ACCO (1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase) model, two new copper(II)-amino acid complexes [CuII2(AIB)2(PBI)2(CH3OH)(ClO4)]ClO4 (2) and [CuII2(AIB)2(PBT)2(H2O)](ClO4)2·CH3OH (3) with a modified hetero-bidentate ligands (PBT = 2-pyridin-2-yl-benzothiazole and PBI = 2-pyridin-2-yl-1H-benzoimidazole) have been synthesized, characterized by various techniques including IR, UV-Vis, electrochemical and X-ray measurements, and investigated their reactivity toward H2O2 with respect to the redox behavior compare to 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 18 2015



  • Amino acid
  • Biomimetic oxidation
  • Copper(II)
  • Kinetic studies
  • Oxidase activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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