Vanadium (V) peroxocomplexes: structure, chemistry and biological implications.
ABSTRACT A short account on the identification in solution of diverse type of vanadium peroxocomplexes is offered. The methodology used is a combination of several techniques, i.e., multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and theoretical calculation. The analysis has been carried out in aqueous alcoholic solutions, and in some case also in the presence of appropriate ligands, in order to model some of the natural conditions where vanadium-dependent haloperoxidase enzymes (VHPO) work. With the results obtained, it has been possible to shed light on important aspects of the catalytic cycle of VHPO. Furthermore, a number of synthetic aspects of the reactivity of the various vanadium peroxocomplexes is reviewed.
Article: Microwave-assisted synthesis and crystal structure of oxo(diperoxo)(4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine)-molybdenum(VI).[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The oxodiperoxo complex MoO(O2)(2)(tbbpy) (tbbpy = 4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'- bipyridine) was isolated from the reaction of MoO2Cl(2)(tbbpy) in water under microwaveassisted heating at 120 masculineC for 4 h. The structure of the oxodiperoxo complex was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The Mo(VI) centre is seven-coordinated with a geometry which strongly resembles a highly distorted bipyramid. Individual MoO(O2)(2)(tbbpy) complexes are interdigitated along the  direction to form a column. The crystal structure is formed by the close packing of the columnar-stacked complexes. Interactions between neighbouring columns are essentially of van der Waals type mediated by the need to effectively fill the available space.Molecules 01/2009; 14(9):3610-20. · 2.39 Impact Factor