Synthesis and characterization of Cu2+, Ni2+ and Zn2+ binding capability of some amino- and imidazole hydroxamic acids: Effects of substitution of side chain amino-N for imidazole-N or hydroxamic-N-H for -N-CH3 on metal complexation

Etelka Farkas, Dávid Bátka, Edit Csapó, Péter Buglyó, Wolfgang Haase, Daniele Sanna

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Abstract

Solution equilibrium studies on Cu(II)-, Ni(II)- and Zn(II)-N-Me-β-Alaninehydroxamic acid (N-Me-β-Alaha), -N-Me-α-alaninehydroxamic acid (N-Me-α-Alaha), -Imidazole-4-carbohydroxamic acid (Im-4-Cha), -N-Me-imidazole-4-carbohydroxamic acid (N-Me-Im-4-Cha) and -Imidazole-4-acetohydroxamic acid (Im-4-Aha) systems have been performed by pH-potentiometry, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, EPR, CD, ESI-MS and 1H NMR methods. According to the results: (i) the amino-N atoms are more basic in N-Me-α-Alaha and N-Me-β-Alaha than the hydroxamate function, but the trend is just the opposite between the imidazole-N(3) and hydroxamate. (ii) The metal ion anchor is always the hydroxamate part in the amino acid derivatives, while it is always the imidazole-N(3) in the studied imidazolehydroxamic acids. (iii) The three studied N-Me derivatives do not form metallacrowns. Only hydroxamate type chelate is formed with N-Me-β-Alaha, but with N-Me-α-Alaha a new type of coordination mode (via amino-N and hydroxamate-O) also exists. N-Me-Im-4-Cha also forms a dinuclear complex, [M2L3], with Cu(II) and Ni(II) (but not with Zn(II)). In this complex, one of the three ligands might bridge the two metal ions (five-membered hydroxamate-(O,O) plus five-membered (Nim, Ocarb) bridging bis-chelating mode), while each of the additional two ligands binds to one metal. (iv) The two studied N-H derivatives, having dissociable proton on the hydroxamic-N, are able to form metallacrown species. A pentanuclear complex, [M5L4H-4], is exclusively formed above pH 4 between Cu(II) and Im-4-Aha. Interestingly, this 12-metallacrown-4 type complex, although together with various mononuclear binding isomers, appears also with Ni(II) and Zn(II). Unfortunately, the complexes of Im-4-Cha are not soluble in water at physiological pH at all.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-554
Number of pages12
JournalPolyhedron
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 10 2007

Keywords

  • Aminohydroxamic acid
  • Cu(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) complexes
  • Imidazolehydroxamic acid
  • Metalloenzyme inhibitors
  • Speciation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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