Equilibrium and structural studies on metal complexes of carbohyrates and their derivatives

L. Nagy, A. Szorcsik

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A summary is presented of the studies of our group on metal complexes of carbohydrates (aldoses, ketoses, mono-, di- and polysaccharides) and their derivatives (aldonic, alduronic acids, polyalcohols, amino sugars, amino acid sugar adducts, AMP, ATP, etc.). The results are reported of equilibrium, electrochemical, solution and solid-state structural studies of complexes of transition metals [Cu(II), Fe(III), Ni(II), Zn(II), Co(II), Ag(I), Mn in different oxidation states and organotin(IV)]. The structural parameters (coordination number, bond distance, and Debye-Waller factor) obtained by extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopic (EXAFS) spectroscopy are discussed in detail. The general rules concerning the formation and structure of such complexes are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - ápr. 10 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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