Water and time dependent interaction of iron(III) with indole-3-acetic acid

Krisztina Kovács, Virender K. Sharma, Alexander A. Kamnev, Erno Kuzmann, Zoltán Homonnay, Attila Vértes

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The influence of water on the interaction between iron(III) and indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) was studied in different organic solutions using rapid-scan stopped-flow spectrophotometry and rapid-freeze/quench Mössbauer spectroscopy. Measurements were also performed in ethanol-water and acetone-water mixtures. The results showed that the interaction between Fe III and IAA resulted in dimeric FeIII-IAA complex within 1 s, followed by a slow second step to give Fe2+ and IAA(oxidized). No such products were formed in the absence of water. The visible and Mössbauer spectra reflect the nature of the organic solvent and that of the anion of iron(III) salts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalStructural Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2008


  • Indole-3-acetic acid
  • Iron(III) complexes
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Stopped-flow spectrophotometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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