The metal complex formation properties of the naturally-occurring hydroxamate type siderophore Desferrioxamine B is surveyed with special emphasis on its solution speciation. The most likely binding-modes of the complexes formed with this ambidentate ligand are also evaluated. A brief survey of the implications of metal chelation in the therapeutic role of DFB in the treatment of metal overloads is also given.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Molecular Recognition in Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - nov. 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Condensed Matter Physics