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  • 1. Abbasi, Alireza
    et al.
    Geranmayeh, Shokoofeh
    Skripkin, Mikhail Y.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Eriksson, Lars
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Potassium ion-mediated non-covalent bonded coordination polymers2012In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 41, no 3, p. 850-859Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Crystal structures and vibrational spectra of three related network-forming coordination complexes have been studied. Two novel thermodynamically stable pseudo-polymorphic solvated rhodium chloro compounds, [cis-RhCl4(DMSO-kappa S)(2)K](n), 1, and [cis-RhCl4(DMSO-kappa S)(2)K center dot 3H(2)O](n), 2, and one metastable compound [trans-RhCl4(DMSO-kappa S)(2)K center dot 0.25H(2)O](n), 3, crystallize at ambient temperature in the orthorhombic space group P2(1)2(1)2(1) for 1, and the monoclinic space groups P2(1)/n and P2(1)/c for 2 and 3, respectively. All three structures contain [RhCl4(DMSO-kappa S)(2)]-complexes in which the rhodium(III) ions bind to two dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) sulfur atoms and four chloride ions in distorted octahedral coordination geometries. The complexes are connected in networks via potassium ions interacting with the Cl- and the DMSO oxygen atoms. As the sum of Shannon ionic radii of K+ and Cl- exceeds the K-Cl distances in compounds under study, these compounds can be described as Rh-Cl-K coordination polymers with non-covalent bonding, which is not common in these systems, forming 1- and 2-D networks for 1/2 and 3, respectively. The 2-D network with nano-layered sheets for compound 3 was also confirmed by TEM images. Further evaluation of the bonding in the cis- and trans-[RhCl4(DMSO-kappa S)(2)](-) entities was obtained by recording Raman and FT-IR absorption spectra and assigning the vibrational frequencies with the support of force-field calculations. The force field study of complexes reveals the strong domination of trans-effect (DMSO-kappa S > Cl) over the effect of non-covalent bonding in coordination polymeric structures. The comparison of calculated RhCl, RhS and SO stretching force constants showed evidence of K+-ligand interactions whereas direct experimental evidences of K+-Cl- interaction were not obtained because of strong overlap of the corresponding spectral region with that where lattice modes and Rh-ligand bendings appear.

  • 2. Abbasi, Alireza
    et al.
    Skripkin, Mikhail Yu.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Eriksson, Lars
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Torapava, Natallia
    Ambidentate coordination of dimethyl sulfoxide in rhodium(III) complexes2011In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 40, no 5, p. 1111-1118Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The two dimethyl sulfoxide solvated rhodium(III) compounds, [Rh(dmso-kappa O)(5)(dmso-kappa S)](CF(3)SO(3))(3) (1 & 1* at 298 K and 100 K, respectively) and [Rh(dmso-kappa O)(3)(dmso-kappa S)(2)Cl](CF(3)SO(3))(2) (2), crystallize with orthorhombic unit cells in the space group Pna2(1) (No. 33), Z = 4. In the [Rh(dmso)(6)](3+) complex with slightly distorted octahedral coordination geometry, the Rh-O bond distance is significantly longer with O trans to S, 2.143(6) angstrom (1) and 2.100(6) angstrom (1*), than the mean Rh-O bond distance with O trans to O, 2.019 angstrom (1) and 2.043 angstrom (1*). In the [RhCl(dmso)(5)](3+) complex, the mean Rh-O bond distance with O trans to S, 2.083 angstrom, is slightly longer than that for O trans to Cl, 2.067(4) angstrom, which is consistent with the trans influence DMSO-kappa S > Cl > DMSO-kappa O of the opposite ligands. Raman and IR absorption spectra were recorded and analyzed and a complete assignment of the vibrational bands was achieved with support by force field calculations. An increase in the Rh-O stretching vibrational frequency corresponded to a decreasing trans-influence from the opposite ligand. The Rh-O force constants obtained were correlated with the Rh-O bond lengths, also including previously obtained values for other M(dmso)(6)(3+) complexes with trivalent metal ions. An almost linear correlation was obtained for the MO stretching force constants vs. the reciprocal square of the MO bond lengths. The results show that the metal ion-oxygen bonding of dimethyl sulfoxide ligands is electrostatically dominated in those complexes and that the stretching force constants provide a useful measure of the relative trans-influence of the opposite ligands in hexa-coordinated Rh(III)-complexes.

  • 3.
    Abrahamsson, Maria
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström.
    Becker, Hans-Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström.
    Hammarström, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Physical Chemistry.
    Microsecond (MLCT)-M-3 excited state lifetimes in bis-tridentate Ru(II)-complexes: significant reductions of non-radiative rate constants2017In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 46, no 39, p. 13314-13321Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we report the photophysical properties of a series of bis-tridentate Ru-II-complexes, based on the dqp-ligand (dqp = 2,6-di(quinolin-8-yl) pyridine), which display several microsecond long excited state lifetimes for triplet metal-to-ligand charge transfer ((MLCT)-M-3) at room temperature. Temperature dependence of the excited state lifetimes for [Ru(dqp)(2)](2+) and [Ru(dqp)(ttpy)](2+) (ttpy = 4'-tolyl-2,2': 6', 2 ''-terpyridine) is reported and radiative and non-radiative rate constants for the whole series are reported and discussed. We can confirm previous assumptions that the near-octahedricity of the bis-dqp complexes dramatically slows down activated decay at room temperature, as compared to most other and less long-lived bis-tridentate RuII-complexes, such as [Ru(tpy)(2)](2+) with tau = 0.25 ns at room temperature (tpy = 2,2': 6', 2 ''-terpyridine). Moreover, the direct non-radiative decay to the ground state is comparatively slow for similar to 700 nm room-temperature emission when considering the energy-gap law. Analysis of the 77 K emission spectra suggests that this effect is not primarily due to smaller excited state distortion than that for comparable complexes. Instead, an analysis of the photophysical parameters suggests a weaker singlet-triplet mixing in the MLCT state, which slows down both radiative and non-radiative decay.

  • 4. Agarwala, Hemlata
    Bidirectional non-​innocence of the β-​diketonato ligand 9-​oxidophenalenone (L-​) in [Ru([9]​aneS3)​(L)​(dmso)​]​n, [9]​aneS3 = 1,​4,​7-​trithiacyclononane2014In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 43, p. 3939-3948Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The new compound [RuII([9]aneS3)(L)(dmso)]ClO4 ([1]ClO4) ([9]aneS3 = 1,4,7-trithiacyclononane, HL =9-hydroxyphenalenone, dmso = dimethylsulfoxide) has been structurally characterised to reveal almostequal C–O bond distances of coordinated L−, suggesting a delocalised bonding situation of the β-diketonatoligand. The dmso ligand is coordinated via the sulfur atom in the native (1+) and reduced states(1 and 1−) as has been revealed by X-ray crystallography and by DFT calculations. Cyclic voltammetry of1+ exhibits two close-lying one-electron oxidation waves at 0.77 V and 0.94 V, and two similarly closeone-electron reduction processes at −1.43 V and −1.56 V versus SCE in CH2Cl2. The electronic structuresof 1n in the accessible redox states have been analysed via experiments (EPR and UV-vis-NIR spectroelectrochemistry)and by DFT/TD-DFT calculations, revealing the potential for bidirectional non-innocent behaviourof coordinated L•/−/•2−. Specifically, the studies establish significant involvement of L basedfrontier orbitals in both the oxidation and reduction processes: [([9]aneS3)(dmso)RuIII–L•]3+ (13+) ⇌ [([9]-aneS3)(dmso)RuIII–L−]2+/[([9]aneS3)(dmso)RuII–L•]2+ (12+) ⇌ [([9]aneS3)(dmso)RuII–L−]+ (1+) ⇌ [([9]aneS3)-(dmso)RuII–L•2−] (1) ⇌ [([9]aneS3)(dmso)RuII–L3−]−/[([9]aneS3)(dmso)RuI–L•2−]− (1−).

  • 5. Agarwala, Hemlata
    Electronic structure and catalytic aspects of [Ru(tpm)​(bqdi)​(Cl​/H2O)​]​n, tpm = tris(1-​pyrazolyl)​methane and bqdi = o-​benzoquinonediimine2013In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 42, p. 3721-3734Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The diamagnetic complexes [Ru(tpm)(bqdi)(Cl)]ClO4 ([1]ClO4) (tpm = tris(1-pyrazolyl)methane, bqdi =o-benzoquinonediimine) and [Ru(tpm)(bqdi)(H2O)](ClO4)2 ([2](ClO4)2) have been synthesized. Thevalence state-sensitive bond distances of coordinated bqdi [C–N: 1.311(5)/1.322(5) Å in [1]ClO4;1.316(7)/1.314(7) Å in molecule A and 1.315(6)/1.299(7) Å in molecule B of [2](ClO4)2] imply its fullyoxidised quinonediimine (bqdi0) character. DFT calculations of 1+ confirm the {RuII–bqdi0} versus the antiferromagneticallycoupled {RuIII–bqdi˙−} alternative. The 1H NMR spectra of [1]ClO4 in different solventsshow variations in chemical shift positions of the NH (bqdi) and CH (tpm) proton resonances due to theirdifferent degrees of acidity in different solvents. In CH3CN/0.1 mol dm−3 Et4NClO4, [1]ClO4 undergoesone reversible RuII ⇌ RuIII oxidation and two reductions, the reversible first electron uptake being bqdibased (bqdi0/bqdi˙−). The electrogenerated paramagnetic species {RuIII–bqdi0}(12+) and {RuII–Q˙−}(1)exhibit RuIII-type (12+: <g> = 2.211/Δg = 0.580) and radical-type (1: g = 1.988) EPR signals, respectively, asis confirmed by calculated spin densities (Ru: 0.767 in 12+, bqdi: 0.857 in 1). The aqua complex [2](ClO4)2exhibits two one-electron oxidations at pH = 7, suggesting the formation of {RuIVvO} species. The electronicspectral features of 1n (n = charge associated with the different redox states of the chloro complex:2+, 1+, 0) in CH3CN and of 22+ in H2O have been interpreted based on the TD-DFT calculations. The applicationpotential of the aqua complex 22+ as a pre-catalyst towards the epoxidation of olefins has beenexplored in the presence of the sacrificial oxidant PhI(OAc)2 in CH2Cl2 at 298 K, showing the desiredselectivity with a wide variety of alkenes. DFT calculations based on styrene as the model substratepredict that the epoxidation reaction proceeds through a concerted transition state pathway.IntroductionThe well recognized mixing of ruthenium dπ orbitals andπ orbitals of redox non-innocent quinonoid moieties introducesseveral manifestations with respect to the valence distributionat the metal–quinonoid interface, as depicted in Scheme 1.1This makes the electronic structure of such complexes sensitiveto the molecular frameworks, and in many occasions theexperimental results

  • 6. Agarwala, Hemlata
    Electronic structures and selective fluoride sensingfeatures of Os(bpy)2(HL2−) and [{Os(bpy)2}2(μ-HL2−)]2+(H3L: 5-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-1H-imidazole-4-carboxylic acid)2014In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 43, p. 13932-13947Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article deals with the newly designed mononuclear and asymmetric dinuclear osmium(II) complexesOsII(bpy)2(HL2−) (1) and [(bpy)2OsII(μ-HL2−)OsII(bpy)2](Cl)2 ([2](Cl)2)/[(bpy)2OsII(μ-HL2−)OsII(bpy)2](ClO4)2([2](ClO4)2), respectively, (H3L = 5-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-1H-imidazole-4-carboxylic acid and bpy = 2,2’-bipyridine). The identity of 1 has been established by its single crystal X-ray structure. The ligand (HL2−)-basedprimary oxidation process (E°298, 0.23 V versus SCE) along with the partial metal contribution (∼20%) in 1 hasbeen revealed by the ligand-dominated HOMO of 1 (HL2−: 88%, Os: 8%), as well as by the Mulliken spindensity distribution of 1+ (HL2−: 0.878, Os: 0.220). Accordingly, 1+ exhibits a free radical type EPR at 77 K witha partial metal-based anisotropic feature (g1 = 2.127, g2 = 2.096, g3 = 2.046; <g> = 2.089; Δg = 0.08).1H-NMR of the dinuclear 22+ in CDCl3 suggests an intimate mixture of two diastereomeric forms in a 1 : 1ratio. The DFT-supported predominantly Os(II)/Os(III)-based couples of asymmetric 22+ at 0.24 V and 0.50 Vversus SCE result in a comproportionation constant (Kc) value of 8.2 × 104. The class I mixed valent state of23+ (S = 1/2) has, however, been corroborated by the Mulliken spin density distribution of Os1: 0.887, Os2:0.005, HL2−: 0.117, as well as by the absence of a low-energy IVCT (intervalence charge transfer) band in thenear-IR region (up to 2000 nm). The appreciable spin accumulation on the bridge in 23+ or 24+ (S = 1, Os1:0.915, Os2: 0.811 and HL2−: 0.275) implies a mixed electronic structural form of [(bpy)2OsIII(μ-HL2−)-OsII(bpy)2]3+(major)/[(bpy)2OsII(μ-HL•−)OsII(bpy)2]3+(minor) or [(bpy)2OsIII(μ-HL2−)OsIII(bpy)2]4+(major)/[(bpy)2-OsIII(μ-HL•−)OsII(bpy)2]4+ (minor), respectively. The mixed valent {OsIII(μ-HL2−)OsII} state in 23+, however, fails toshow EPR at 77 K due to the rapid spin relaxation process. The DFT-supported bpy-based two reductions forboth 1+ and 22+ appear in the potential range of −1.5 V to −1.8 V versus SCE. The electronic transitions in 1nand 2n are assigned by the TD-DFT calculations. Furthermore, the potential anion sensing features of 1 and22+ via the involvement of the available N–H proton in the framework of coordinated HL2− have been evaluatedby different experimental investigations, in conjunction with the DFT calculations, using a wide variety ofanions such as F−, Cl−, Br−, I−, OAc−, SCN−, HSO4− and H2PO4−. This, however, establishes that both 1 and 22+are equally efficient in recognising the F− ion selectively, with log K values of 6.83 and 5.89, respectively.

  • 7.
    Ahlsten, Nanna
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Bartoszewicz, Agnieszka
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Allylic alcohols as synthetic enolate equivalents: Isomerisation and tandem reactions catalysed by transition metal complexes2012In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 41, no 6, p. 1660-1670Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Allylic alcohols can be isomerised into carbonyl compounds by transition metal complexes. In the last few years, catalyst design and development have resulted in highly efficient isomerisations under mild reaction conditions, including enantioselective versions. In addition, the isomerisation of allylic alcohols has been combined with C-C bond forming reactions when electrophiles such as aldehydes or imines were present in the reaction mixture. Also, C-F bonds can be formed when electrophilic fluorinating reagents are used. Thus, allylic alcohols can be treated as latent enol(ate)s. In this article, we highlight the latest developments concerning the isomerisation of allylic alcohols into carbonyl compounds, focusing in particular on tandem isomerisation/C-C or C-heteroatom bond formation processes. Significant attention is given to the mechanistic aspects of the reactions.

  • 8. Alammar, Tarek
    et al.
    Hlova, Ihor Z.
    Gupta, Shalabh
    Balema, Viktor
    Pecharsky, Vitalij K.
    Mudring, Anja-Verena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK). Iowa State University, USA.
    Luminescence properties of mechanochemically synthesized lanthanide containing MIL-78 MOFs2018In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 47, no 22, p. 7594-7601Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Three metal-organic framework (MOF) compounds, Ln(0.6) Gd-0.(6) {C6H (COO)(3)); Ln = Eu, Tb, and Dy with a MIL-78 structure, have been synthesized by a solvent-free mechanochemical method from stoichiometric mixtures of benzene 1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid, C6H3 (COOH)(3), also known as trimesic acid, and the respective lanthanide carbonates, Ln(2)(CO3)(3)center dot xH(2)O, Ln = Eu, Gd, Tb and Dy. MIL-78 (Ln(0.5)Gd(0.)(6)) shows the characteristic red, green, and yellow luminescence of Eu3+, Tb3+, and Dy3+, respectively. Efficient intramolecular energy transfer from the ligand triplet state to the excited states of Ln(3+) ions can be observed. The lifetimes and quantum yields of these compounds are studied and discussed in detail. Among the three compounds, the Tb3+ containing compound shows the longest lifetime and highest quantum yield due to a smaller contribution from non-radiative decay pathways and better matching of the lowest triplet energy level of the benzenetricarboxylate ligand and the resonance level of Tb3+.

  • 9.
    Ali, Sk Imran
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Johnsson, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Antimony oxofluorides - a synthesis concept that yields phase pure samples and single crystals2016In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, no 30, p. 12167-12173Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The single crystals of the new isostructural compounds Sb3O4F and Y0.5Sb2.5O4F and the two previously known compounds M-SbOF and alpha-Sb3O2F5 were successfully grown by a hydrothermal technique at 230 degrees C. The new compound Sb3O4F crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2(1)/c: a = 5.6107(5) angstrom, b = 4.6847(5) angstrom, c = 20.2256(18) angstrom, p = 94.145(8)degrees, z = 4. The replacing part of Sb with Y means a slight increase in the unit cell dimensions. The compounds M-SbOF and alpha-Sb3O2F5 have not been grown as single crystals before and it can be concluded that hydrothermal synthesis has proved to be a suitable technique for growing single crystals of antimony oxofluorides because of the relatively low solubility of such compounds compared to other antimony oxohalides that most often have been synthesised at high temperatures by solid state reactions or gas-solid reactions.

  • 10.
    Almesåker, Ann
    et al.
    School of Chemistry and Centre for Green Chemistry, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia.
    Gamez, P.
    Reedijk, J.
    Scott, J. L.
    Spiccia, L.
    Teat, S. J.
    Stabilisation of a very short Cu-F bond within the protected cavity of a copper(II) compound from a tris(2-aminoethyl)amine derivative2009In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 7, no 21, p. 4077-4080Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The copper(II) coordination compound of an N-functionalised derivative of tris(2-aminoethyl)amine forms a cavity that is an excellent fluoride ion host, generating a Cu-F entity with a very short distance (182 pm) and characterised by a fluoride ion devoid of any additional intermolecular interactions.

  • 11.
    Andersson, Claes-Henrik
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Nyholm, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Inorganic Chemistry.
    Grennberg, Helena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    Synthesis and characterization of a ferrocene-linked bis-fullerene[60] dumbbell2012In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 41, no 8, p. 2374-2381Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new [60]fullerene dumbbell consisting of two fulleropyrrolidines connected to a central ferrocene unit by amide linkages has been prepared and fully characterized by elemental analysis, 1H NMR, UV/Vis, fluorescence and mass spectrometry. The electrochemical properties as determined by cyclic voltammetry show ground state electronic communication between the ferrocene and the fullerene units. In addition, the preparaton of a ferrocene building block for an alternative linking approach is presented.

  • 12.
    Andersson, Ingegärd
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
    Gorzsás, András
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
    Pettersson, Lage
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
    Speciation in the aqueous H+/H2VO4–/H2O2/picolinate system relevant to diabetes research2004In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, no 3, p. 421-428Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A detailed study of the quaternary aqueous H+/H2VO4/H2O2/picolinate (Pi) system has been performed at 25 °C in 0.150 M Na(Cl) medium using quantitative 51V NMR (500 MHz) and potentiometric data (glass electrode). In the ternary H+/H2VO4/Pi system, six complexes have been found in the pH region 1–10. In the quaternary H+/H2VO4/H2O2/Pisystem, eight additional complexes have been found. Generally, equilibria are fast in both systems. The rate of peroxide decomposition depends on the species in solution. Chemical shifts, compositions and formation constants for the species are given. Equilibrium conditions and the fit of the model to the experimental data are illustrated in distribution diagrams. Possible formation of mixed ligand species with imidazole, lactic acid and citric acid have been investigated and ruled out under the same experimental conditions. Structural proposals are given, based on 13C NMR data and available crystal structures.

  • 13.
    Aranyos, Viviane
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry.
    Hjelm, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry.
    Hagfeldt, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry.
    Grennberg, Helena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry.
    Tuning the properties of ruthenium bipyridine dyes for solar cells by substitution on the ligands – characterisation of bis[4,4’-di(2-(3-methoxyphenyl)ethenyl)-2,2’-bipyridine][4,4’-dicarboxy-2,2’-bipyridine]ruthenium(II) dihexafluorophosphate2003In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, p. 1280-1283Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 14. Aureliano, Manuel
    et al.
    Fraqueza, Gil
    Ohlin, C. Andre
    Ion pumps as biological targets for decavanadate2013In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 42, no 33, p. 11770-11777Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The putative applications of poly-, oligo-and mono-oxometalates in biochemistry, biology, pharmacology and medicine are rapidly attracting interest. In particular, these compounds may act as potent ion pump inhibitors and have the potential to play a role in the treatment of e. g. ulcers, cancer and ischemic heart disease. However, the mechanism of action is not completely understood in most cases, and even remains largely unknown in other cases. In the present review we discuss the most recent insights into the interaction between mono-and polyoxometalate ions with ion pumps, with particular focus on the interaction of decavanadate with Ca2+-ATPase. We also compare the proposed mode of action with those of established ion pump inhibitors which are currently in therapeutic use. Of the 18 classes of compounds which are known to act as ion pump inhibitors, the complete mechanism of inhibition is only known for a handful. It has, however, been established that most ion pump inhibitors bind mainly to the E2 ion pump conformation within the membrane domain from the extracellular side and block the cation release. Polyoxometalates such as decavanadate, in contrast, interact with Ca2+-ATPase near the nucleotide binding site domain or at a pocket involving several cytoplasmic domains, and therefore need to cross through the membrane bilayer. In contrast to monomeric vanadate, which only binds to the E2 conformation, decavanadate binds to all protein conformations, i.e. E1, E1P, E2 and E2P. Moreover, the specific interaction of decavanadate with sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase has been shown to be non-competitive with respect to ATP and induces protein cysteine oxidation with concomitant vanadium reduction which might explain the high inhibitory capacity of V-10 (IC50 = 15 mu M) which is quite similar to the majority of the established therapeutic drugs.

  • 15. Aureliano, Manuel
    et al.
    Ohlin, C. André
    Vieira, Michele O.
    Marques, M. Paula M.
    Casey, William H.
    Batista de Carvalho, Luis A. E.
    Characterization of decavanadate and decaniobate solutions by Raman spectroscopy2016In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, no 17, p. 7391-7399Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The decaniobate ion, (Nb-10 = [Nb10O28](6-)) being isoelectronic and isostructural with the decavanadate ion (V-10 = [V10O28](6-)), but chemically and electrochemically more inert, has been useful in advancing the understanding of V-10 toxicology and pharmacological activities. In the present study, the solution chemistry of Nb-10 and V-10 between pH 4 and 12 is studied by Raman spectroscopy. The Raman spectra of V-10 show that this vanadate species dominates up to pH 6.45 whereas it remains detectable until pH 8.59, which is an important range for biochemistry. Similarly, Nb-10 is present between pH 5.49 and 9.90 and this species remains detectable in solution up to pH 10.80. V-10 dissociates at most pH values into smaller tetrahedral vanadate oligomers such as V-1 and V-2, whereas Nb-10 dissociates into Nb-6 under mildly (10 > pH > 7.6) or highly alkaline conditions. Solutions of V-10 and Nb-10 are both kinetically stable under basic pH conditions for at least two weeks and at moderate temperature. The Raman method provides a means of establishing speciation in the difficult niobate system and these findings have important consequences for toxicology activities and pharmacological applications of vanadate and niobate polyoxometalates.

  • 16. Berggren, Gustav
    et al.
    Huang, Ping
    Eriksson, Lars
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), Inorganic and Structural Chemistry.
    Styring, Stenbjorn
    Anderlund, Magnus F.
    Thapper, Anders
    Synthesis and characterisation of low valent Mn-complexes as models for Mn-catalases2010In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 39, no 45, p. 11035-11044Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work we report the synthesis of two novel manganese complexes, [L1(3)Mn(6)(II)](ClO4)(6) (1 center dot(ClO4)(6)) and [L2Mn(2)(II)(mu-OAc)(mu-Cl)](ClO4)(2) (2 center dot(ClO4)(2)), where L1(2-) is the 2,2'-(1,3-phenylenebis(methylene))bis-((2-(bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)amino)ethyl)azanediyl)diacetic acid anion and L2 is N1,N1'-(1,3-phenylenebis(methylene))bis(N2,N2'-bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine). The ligands Na(2)L1 and L2 are built on the same backbone, L2 only contains nitrogen donors, while two carboxylate arms have been introduced in Na(2)L1. The two complexes have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, EPR spectroscopy, and electrochemistry. X-Ray crystallography revealed that 1 is a manganese(II) hexamer and 2 is a manganese(II) dimer featuring an unprecedented mono-mu-acetato, mono-mu-chlorido bridging motif. The ability of the complexes to catalyse H2O2 disproportionation, thereby acting as models for manganese catalases, has been investigated and compared to the activity of two other related manganese complexes. The introduction of carboxylate donors in the ligands, leading to increased denticity, resulted in a drop in H2O2 disproportionation activity.

  • 17.
    Berggren, Gustav
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Huang, Ping
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Eriksson, Lars
    Styring, Stenbjörn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Anderlund, Magnus F.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Thapper, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Synthesis and characterisation of low valent Mn-complexes as models for Mn-catalases2010In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 39, no 45, p. 11035-11044Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work we report the synthesis of two novel manganese complexes, [L1(3)Mn(6)(II)](ClO4)(6) (1 center dot(ClO4)(6)) and [L2Mn(2)(II)(mu-OAc)(mu-Cl)](ClO4)(2) (2 center dot(ClO4)(2)), where L1(2-) is the 2,2'-(1,3-phenylenebis(methylene))bis-((2-(bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)amino)ethyl)azanediyl)diacetic acid anion and L2 is N1,N1'-(1,3-phenylenebis(methylene))bis(N2,N2'-bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine). The ligands Na(2)L1 and L2 are built on the same backbone, L2 only contains nitrogen donors, while two carboxylate arms have been introduced in Na(2)L1. The two complexes have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, EPR spectroscopy, and electrochemistry. X-Ray crystallography revealed that 1 is a manganese(II) hexamer and 2 is a manganese(II) dimer featuring an unprecedented mono-mu-acetato, mono-mu-chlorido bridging motif. The ability of the complexes to catalyse H2O2 disproportionation, thereby acting as models for manganese catalases, has been investigated and compared to the activity of two other related manganese complexes. The introduction of carboxylate donors in the ligands, leading to increased denticity, resulted in a drop in H2O2 disproportionation activity.

  • 18. Berggren, Gustav
    et al.
    Thapper, Anders
    Anderlund, Magnus
    Eriksson, Lars
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry.
    Two tetranuclear Mn-complexes as biomimetic models of the oxygen evolving complex in Photosystem II - A synthesis, characterisation and reactivity study2009In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, p. 10044-10054Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work we report the preparation of two metallamacrocyclic tetranuclear manganese(II) complexes, [L1(4)Mn(4)](ClO4)(4) and [L2(4)Mn(4)](ClO4)(4) where L1 and L2 are the anions of the heptadentate ligands 2-((2-(bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl) amino) ethyl)(methyl) amino) acetic acid and 2-(benzyl(2-(bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl) amino) ethyl) amino) acetic acid), respectively. The complexes have been fully characterized by ESI-MS, elemental analysis, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, and EPR spectroscopy. Electrochemical reactions as well as reactions with different chemical redox reagents have been performed and a reversible two electron oxidation per manganese ion has been identified. The reaction of [L1(4)Mn(4)](ClO4)(4) with oxone or cerium(IV) results in the evolution of oxygen which makes this system interesting for future studies in the search for a functional mimic of the oxygen evolving complex in Photosystem II.

  • 19. Berggren, Gustav
    et al.
    Thapper, Anders
    Huang, Ping
    Eriksson, Lars
    Kurz, Philipp
    Styring, Stenbjörn
    Anderlund, Magnus
    Two tetranuclear Mn-complexes as biomimetic models of the oxygen evolving complex in Photosystem II. A synthesis, characterisation and reactivity study2009In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, no 45, p. 10044-10054Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Björkbacka, Åsa
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Yang, Miao
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Gasparrini, Claudia
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Leygraf, Christofer
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
    Jonsson, Mats
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Kinetics and mechanisms of reactions between H2O2 and copper and copper oxides2015In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 44, no 36, p. 16045-16051Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    One of the main challenges for the nuclear power industry today is the disposal of spent nuclear fuel. One of the most developed methods for its long term storage is the Swedish KBS-3 concept where the spent fuel is sealed inside copper canisters and placed 500 meters down in the bedrock. Gamma radiation will penetrate the canisters and be absorbed by groundwater thereby creating oxidative radiolysis products such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and hydroxyl radicals (HO[radical dot]). Both H2O2 and HO[radical dot] are able to initiate corrosion of the copper canisters. In this work the kinetics and mechanism of reactions between the stable radiolysis product, H2O2, and copper and copper oxides were studied. Also the dissolution of copper into solution after reaction with H2O2 was monitored by ICP-OES. The experiments show that both H2O2 and HO[radical dot] are present in the systems with copper and copper oxides. Nevertheless, these species do not appear to influence the dissolution of copper to the same extent as observed in recent studies in irradiated systems. This strongly suggests that aqueous radiolysis can only account for a very minor part of the observed radiation induced corrosion of copper.

  • 21. Boixel, Julien
    et al.
    Fortage, Jerome
    Blart, Errol
    Pellegrin, Yann
    Hammarström, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Chemical Physics.
    Becker, Hans-Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Chemical Physics.
    Odobel, Fabrice
    Extension of the charge separated-state lifetime by supramolecular association of a tetrathiafulvalene electron donor to a zinc/gold bisporphyrin2010In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 39, no 6, p. 1450-1452Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Supramolecular triads were prepared by self-assembly of 4'-pyridyl-2-tetrathiafulvalene axially bound on ZnP-spacer-AuP+ dyads; the lifetime of the charge separated state (+TTF-ZnP-Spacer-AuP center dot) formed upon light excitation of the triad is greatly increased with respect to that found in the parent dyad.

  • 22. Braumueller, Markus
    et al.
    Schulz, Martin
    Sorsche, Dieter
    Pfeffer, Michael
    Schaub, Markus
    Popp, Juergen
    Park, Byung-Wook
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Physical Chemistry.
    Hagfeldt, Anders
    Dietzek, Benjamin
    Rau, Sven
    Synthesis and characterization of an immobilizable photochemical molecular device for H-2-generation2015In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 44, no 12, p. 5577-5586Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With [Ru-II(bpyMeP)(2)tpphzPtCl(2)](2+) (4) a molecular photocatalyst has been synthesized for visible-light-driven H-2-evolution. It contains the ligand bpyMeP (4,4'-bis(diethyl-(methylene)-phosphonate)-2,2'-bipyridine) with phosphate ester groups as precursors for the highly potent phosphonate anchoring groups, which can be utilized for immobilization of the catalyst on metal-oxide semiconductor surfaces. The synthesis was optimized with regard to high yields, bpyMeP was fully characterized and a solid-state structure could be obtained. Photophysical studies showed that the photophysical properties and the localization of the excited states are not altered compared to similar Ru-complexes without anchoring group precursors. (4) was even more active in homogenous catalysis experiments than [RuII(tbbpy)(2)tpphzPtCl(2)](2+) (6) with tbbpy (4,4'-bis(tbutyl)-2,2'-bipyridine) as peripheral ligands. After hydrolysis (4) was successfully immobilized on NiO, suggesting that an application in photoelectrosynthesis cells is feasible.

  • 23. Buehl, Michael
    et al.
    Grenthe, Ingmar
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.
    Binding modes of oxalate in UO(2)(oxalate) in aqueous solution studied with first-principles molecular dynamics simulations. Implications for the chelate effect2011In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 40, no 42, p. 11192-11199Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics simulations are reported for aqueous UO(2)(H(2)O)(n)(C(2)O(4)) (n = 3, 4), calling special attention to the binding modes of oxalate and the thermodynamics of the so-called chelate effect. Based on free energies from thermodynamic integration (BLYP functional), the kappa(1),kappa(1')-binding mode of the oxalate (with one O atom from each carboxylate coordinating) is more stable than kappa(2) (2 O atoms from the same carboxylate) and kappa(1) forms by 23 and 39 kJ mol(-1), respectively. The free energy of binding a fourth water ligand to UO(2)(H(2)O)(3)(kappa(1)-C(2)O(4)) is computed to be low, 12 kJ mol(-1). Changes of the hydration shell about oxalate during chelate opening are discussed. Composite enthalpies and free energies, obtained from both experiment and quantum-chemical modeling, are proposed for the formation of monodentate UO(2)(H(2)O)(4)(kappa(1)-C(2)O(4)). These data suggest that the largest entropy change in the overall complex formation occurs at this stage, and that the subsequent chelate closure under water release is essentially enthalpy-driven.

  • 24. Cadu, Alban
    et al.
    Andersson, Pher G.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - South Africa .
    Iridium catalysis: application of asymmetric reductive hydrogenation2013In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 42, no 40, p. 14345-14356Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Iridium, despite being one of the least abundant transition metals, has found several uses. N,P-ligated iridium catalysts are used to perform many highly selective reactions. These methodologies have been developed extensively over the past 15 years. More recently, the application of iridium N,P catalysts in asymmetric hydrogenation has been a focus of research to find novel applications and to expand on their current synthetic utility. The aim of this perspective is to highlight the advances made by the Andersson group.

  • 25.
    Cadu, Alban
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Synthetical Organic Chemistry.
    Andersson, Pher G
    Iridium catalysis: Application of asymmetric reductive hydrogenation2013In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 42, no 40, p. 14345-14356Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Iridium, despite being one of the least abundant transition metals, has found several uses. N,P-ligated iridium catalysts are used to perform many highly selective reactions. These methodologies have been developed extensively over the past 15 years. More recently, the application of iridium N,P catalysts in asymmetric hydrogenation has been a focus of research to find novel applications and to expand on their current synthetic utility. The aim of this perspective is to highlight the advances made by the Andersson group.

  • 26.
    Chen, Hong
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK). China University of Geosciences - Wuhan, People's Republic of China.
    Zhang, Yunfeng
    Yu, Zhengbao
    Sun, Junliang
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK). Peking University, People's Republic of China.
    Layered V-B-O Polyoxometalate Nets Linked by Diethylenetriamine Complexes with Dangling Amine Groups2014In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 43, no 41, p. 15283-15286Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Two layered V-B-O contained polyoxometalate (POM) net structures, denoted as SUT-12 and SUT-13, are reported here. SUT-12 was synthesized by the boric acid flux method, and it represents the first 2D structure constructed from the V6B20 vanadoborate cluster. SUT-13 was synthesized through the hydrothermal method and constructed from V12B6P12 vanadium borophosphate clusters. In both structures, the vanadoborate or vanadium borophosphate clusters were linked through in-situ formed Zn(DETA)2 or Cu(DETA)2 complexes. Surprisingly, for all DETA molecules in the two metal complexes, there is one dangling amine group when it coordinated to the metal. The phenomena of the dangling amine group feature is abnormal and the Cu(DETA)2 complexes in SUT-13 was taken as an example and studied by density function theory (DFT) calculation in order to understand this unusual feature.

  • 27. Cheng, Minglun
    et al.
    Wang, Mei
    Zheng, Dehua
    Sun, Licheng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Centre of Molecular Devices, CMD.
    Effect of the S-to-S bridge on the redox properties and H-2 activation performance of diiron complexes related to the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site2016In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, no 44, p. 17687-17696Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Three biomimetic models of the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site, namely diiron dithiolates of [(mu-edt){Fe(CO)(3)}{Fe(CO)(kappa(2)-PNP)}] (1, edt = ethane-1,2-dithiolate, PNP = Ph2PCH2N(nPr)CH2PPh2), [(mu bdtMe){Fe(CO)(3)}{Fe(CO)(kappa(2)-PNP)}] (2, bdtMe = 4-methylbenzene-1,2-dithiolate), and [(mu-adtBn){Fe(CO)(3)} {Fe(CO)(kappa(2)-PNP)}] (3, adtBn = N-benzyl-2-azapropane-1,3-dithiolate), were prepared and structurally characterized. These complexes feature the same PNP ligand but different S-to-S bridges. Influence of the S-to-S bridge on the electrochemical properties and chemical oxidation reactivity of 1-3 was studied by cyclic voltammetry and by in situ IR spectroscopy. The results reveal that the S-to-S bridge has a considerable effect on the oxidation reactivity of 1-3 and on the stability of in situ generated single-electron oxidized complexes, [1](+), [2](+), and [3](+). The performances of [1](+) and [2](+) for H-2 activation were explored in the presence of a mild chemical oxidant, while rapid decomposition of [3](+) thwarted the further study of this complex. Gratifyingly, 1 was found to be catalytically active, although in a low turnover number, for H-2 oxidation in the presence of excess mild oxidant and a proton trapper under 1 atm H-2 at room temperature.

  • 28.
    Concina, Isabella
    et al.
    CNR-IDASC SENSOR Laboratory.
    Natile, Marta Maria
    Universita Degli Studi di Padova.
    Tondello, Eugenio
    CNR-ISTM, INSTM, University of Padova.
    Sberveglieri, Giorgio
    SENSOR Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia.
    Growth kinetics of CdSe quantum dots generated in polar polymers2012In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 41, no 47, p. 14354-14359Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Growth kinetics of CdSe nanocrystals generated inside three selected polymers (polyvinylpyrrolidone-PVP, polyethyleneglycol-PEG and polyvinylalcohol-PVA) are demonstrated to follow a self-catalytic path, with growth rates depending on the nature of the polymer, i.e. on the capability to activate the cadmium species present in the solution of a metal precursor. A two-step process drives the size evolution of nanocrystals and a critical diameter value can be identified at which the growth regime changes. The medium-term stability evaluation of nanocomposites indicates that, after an initial rearrangement, polymers keep stable the embedded CdSe nanocrystals

  • 29.
    Damian, Emiliana
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry.
    Jalilehvand, Farideh
    Leung, Bonnie
    Pettersson, Lars G. M.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Sandström, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry.
    Theoretical and experimental sulfur K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopic (XANES) study of cysteine, cystine, methionine and methionine sulfoxide2009In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 18, p. 3542-3558Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The experimental sulfur K-edge x-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectra of the amino acids cysteine, homocysteine, penicillamine, methionine, the oxidation products methionine sulfoxide and the disulfide cystine, have been analyzed by transition potential DFT calculations. The absolute energies and intensities of the main pre-edge sulfur 1s electron transitions have been computed to determine the character of the receiving low energy unoccupied molecular orbitals (MO), and to investigate the influence of external interactions, especially by introducing water molecules hydrogen bonded to the ionic species present in different pH ranges. When the thiol group deprotonates for the three amino acids cysteine, homocysteine and penicillamine the energy of the main transition, to an MO with antibonding σ*(S-H) character, reduces by ~1.1 eV and the receiving MO obtains σ*(S-C) character. The energy shifts due to hydrogen bonding were in most cases found to be relatively small, although the transition intensities could vary significantly due to the changes induced in the molecular charge distribution, thereby affecting the shapes of the spectral features. For the cysteine and penicillamine zwitterions deconvolution of the experimental spectra allowed the microscopic acid dissociation constants to be extracted separately for the thiol and the protonated amine groups, pKaT = 8.5 ± 0.1 and 8.2 ± 0.1, and pKaN = 8.9 ± 0.1 and 8.8 ± 0.1, respectively, in both cases with the thiol group the more acidic. Coordination of cysteine to nickel(II) or mercury(II) introduced a new low energy transition involving metal ion orbitals in the receiving LUMO. The small experimentally observed energy differences between the similar main absorption features of the cysteine and methionine zwitterions, 0.2-0.3 eV in comparable surrounding, as well as a minor difference in their intensity ratio, are reflected in the calculated transitions. The S K-edge XANES spectrum of the disulfide cystine displays a characteristic double peak with the lower energy transition (2469.9 eV) into the antibonding σ*(S-S) MO. The second peak, at 2471.5 eV in aqueous solution, contains several transitions into MO:s with σ*(S-C) character involving also charge transfer to the water molecules hydrating the protonated amine groups (NH3+) of cystine. The experimental energy difference between the two peaks increases by 0.2 eV for solid cystine, while no such increase occurs for the –S-S- bond between the cysteine residues in the oxidized disulfide of glutathione, where the amine groups are engaged in peptide bonds. This study shows that externally induced changes in the intramolecular bonding, e.g. by coordination, conformation geometry or hydrogen bonding, can significantly influence the S K-edge spectra, and emphasizes the importance of a similar chemical surrounding of the model compounds for standard spectra of sulfur functional groups, used to deconvolute composite experimental spectra.

  • 30.
    Daniel, Quentin
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Wang, Lei
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Duan, Lele
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Li, Fusheng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Sun, Licheng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. Dalian Univ Technol, Peoples R China.
    Tailored design of ruthenium molecular catalysts with 2,2 '-bypyridine-6,6 '-dicarboxylate and pyrazole based ligands for water oxidation2016In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, no 37, p. 14689-14696Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With the incorporation of pyrazole and DMSO as axial ligands, a series of tailor-designed Ru water oxidation catalysts [Ru(bda)(DMSO)(L)] (H(2)bda = 2,2'-bypyridine-6,6'-dicarboxylic acid; DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide; L = pyrazole, A-1; 4-Br-3-methyl pyrazole, B-1) and [Ru(bda)(L)(2)] (L = pyrazole, A-2; 4-Br-3-methyl pyrazole, B-2) have been generated in situ from their corresponding precursors [Ru(kappa(O,N,N)(3)-bda) (DMSO)(x)(L)(3-x)] which are in a zwitterionic form with an extra pyrazole based ligand in the equatorial position. Formation of the active catalyst has been investigated under pH 1.0 conditions. Electrochemistry and water oxidation activity of these catalysts were investigated. By fine tuning of the catalyst structure, the turnover frequency was increased up to 500 s(-1) and the stability over 6000 turnovers.

  • 31.
    Das, Biswanath
    et al.
    Univ New South Wales, Sch Chem, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.
    Bhadbhade, Mohan
    Univ New South Wales, Mark Wainwright Analyt Ctr, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.
    Thapper, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström.
    Ling, Chris D.
    Univ Sydney, Sch Chem, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.
    Colbran, Stephen B.
    Univ New South Wales, Sch Chem, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.
    A new tri-nuclear Cu-carbonate cluster utilizing CO2 as a C1-building block - reactive intermediates, a probable mechanism, and EPR and magnetic studies2019In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 48, no 11, p. 3576-3582Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This work demonstrates that simple copper-bipyridine compounds and atmospheric CO2 react to produce useful/complex materials under appropriate conditions. Starting from a distorted square planar copper(II) complex, [((tbu)bpy)CuCl2]((tbu)bpy = 4-tert-butyl-2-(4-tert-butylpyridin-2-yl)pyridine), an air-sensitive, copper(I) complex,[((tbu)bpy)(2)Cu-I][BF4], which exhibits a distorted tetrahedral geometry, was synthesized and characterized. Reactions of [((tbu)bpy)(2)Cu-I][BF4] with CO2 inside a sealed tube and with air were carried out over a week and three weeks, respectively. A new tricopper(II)-carbonato cluster, [{((tbu)bpy)(2)Cu}(3)(mu-CO3)][PF6](4), was isolated with three distorted octahedral copper(II) centres bound by a carbonate-bridge formed from atmospheric CO2. NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopic analyses coupled with previous reports point to a multi-step process in the formation of a trinuclear Cu-II-carbonato cluster that includes the probable involvement of mu-hydroxo-bridged dicopper(II) type intermediates.

  • 32.
    Das, Biswanath
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Lee, Bao-Lin
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Erik A.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Akermark, Torbjorn
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Shatskiy, Andrey
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Demeshko, Serhiy
    University of Gottingen, Germany.
    Liao, Rong-Zhen
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Peoples R China.
    Laine, Tanja M.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Haukka, Matti
    University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
    Zeglio, Erica
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Abdel-Magied, Ahmed F.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Siegbahn, Per E. M.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Meyer, Franc
    University of Gottingen, Germany.
    Karkas, Markus D.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Johnston, Eric V.
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Nordlander, Ebbe
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Åkermark, Bjorn
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Water oxidation catalyzed by molecular di- and nonanuclear Fe complexes: importance of a proper ligand framework2016In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, no 34, p. 13289-13293Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis of two molecular iron complexes, a dinuclear iron(III,III) complex and a nonanuclear iron complex, based on the di-nucleating ligand 2,2-(2-hydroxy-5-methyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(1H-benzo[d]imidazole-4-carboxylic acid) is described. The two iron complexes were found to drive the oxidation of water by the one-electron oxidant [Ru(bpy)(3)](3+).

  • 33. Das, Biswanath
    et al.
    Lee, Bao-Lin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Karlsson, Erik A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Åkermark, Torbjörn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Shatskiy, Andrey
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Demeshko, Serhiy
    Liao, Rong-Zhen
    Laine, Tanja M.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Haukka, Matti
    Zeglio, Erica
    Abdel-Magied, Ahmed F.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Siegbahn, Per E. M.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Meyer, Franc
    Kärkäs, Markus D.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Johnston, Eric V.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Nordlander, Ebbe
    Åkermark, Björn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Water oxidation catalyzed by molecular di- and nonanuclear Fe complexes: importance of a proper ligand framework2016In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, no 34, p. 13289-13293Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis of two molecular iron complexes, a dinuclear iron(III,III) complex and a nonanuclear iron complex, based on the di-nucleating ligand 2,2'-(2-hydroxy-5-methyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(1H-benzo[d]imidazole-4-carboxylic acid) is described. The two iron complexes were found to drive the oxidation of water by the one-electron oxidant [Ru(bpy)(3)](3+).

  • 34.
    Desroches, C.
    et al.
    Laboratoire des Multimatériaux et Interfaces, UMR 5615 CNRS, Université Claude Bernard-Lyon 1, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France.
    Lopes, C.
    Kessler, V.
    Division of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.
    Parola, S.
    Laboratoire des Multimatériaux et Interfaces, UMR 5615 CNRS, Université Claude Bernard-Lyon 1, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France.
    Design and synthesis of multifunctional thiacalixarenes and related metal derivatives for the preparation of sol-gel hybrid materials with non-linear optical properties2003In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, no 10, p. 2085-2092Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thiacalixarenes bearing phenylazo or ethynylic groups on the lower rims were prepared and fully characterized. The functional groups were chosen for their ability to increase the electron delocalisation over the molecule and to form metal complexes. The formation of complexes between phenylazothiacalixarenes and metal salts (Zn2+, Ag+...), and the synthesis of platinum acetylides from ethynylthiacalixarenes were investigated. Preliminary studies on optical limiting properties for both ligands and complexes is reported. Clamping levels of ~4 µJ at 532 nm, were observed for both tetra(pentylphenylethynyl)tetrapropoxythiacalix[4]arcne (150 mM in THF, 99% transmission) and the platinum complex (30 mM in THF, 83% transmission). A second functionalisation (upper rims) with metal alkoxide groups has also been investigated in order to prepare hybrid materials incorporating the optically active molecule. The same macrocycle core was thus bifunctionalised, and used for its optical properties on one side and as a precursor of an inorganic network for hybrid materials on the other. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2003.

  • 35.
    Diesen, Veronica
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Dunnill, Charles W.
    Österberg, Elin
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Parkin, Ivan Paul
    Jonsson, Mats
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    Silver enhanced TiO2 thin films: photocatalytic characterization using aqueous solutions of tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane2014In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 43, no 1, p. 344-351Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The photocatalytic activity in aqueous solutions of TiO2 and Ag enhanced TiO2 sol-gel produced films was characterized using tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (Tris) under black light (365 nm) and the observed differences in efficiency were further investigated by O-2 adsorption studies using the same probe. Hydrogen abstracting species, such as hydroxyl radicals formed upon photocatalysis, are able to abstract hydrogen from Tris. This reaction leads to the formation of formaldehyde which was detected and quantified through a modified version of the Hantzsch reaction. It was found that the Ag enhanced TiO2 film increased the apparent quantum yield from 7% to 12%, partly as a result of a Schottky barrier formation at the metal-semiconductor interface and partly as the sensitizing effect of Ag nanoparticles extends the visible light absorption, which through electron transfer processes enable an efficient charge separation in the TiO2 by attracting acceptor species more efficiently than pure TiO2. The O-2 adsorption studies in this paper showed that the Ag enhanced TiO2 film has a stronger adsorption affinity than pure TiO2 towards O-2, which make the reduction of O-2 more efficient with a subsequent enhanced electron-hole lifetime. It was also found that the Ag enhanced TiO2 film had a poorer adsorption affinity for Tris than the pure TiO2 film, which is a consequence of fewer available surface adsorption sites due to the Ag coverage at 64% which agrees well with the obtained adsorption equilibrium constants (K-LH(TiO2) = 615 M-1 and KLH(Ag-TiO2) = 320 M-1).

  • 36.
    dos Santos, Renato B.
    et al.
    University of Federal Bahia, Brazil.
    Rivelino, R.
    University of Federal Bahia, Brazil.
    de Brito Mota, F.
    University of Federal Bahia, Brazil.
    Kakanakova-Gueorguie, Anelia
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Semiconductor Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Gueorguiev, Gueorgui Kostov
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Feasibility of novel (H3C)(n)X(SiH3)(3-n) compounds (X = B, Al, Ga, In): structure, stability, reactivity, and Raman characterization from ab initio calculations2015In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 44, no 7, p. 3356-3366Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We employ ab initio calculations to predict the equilibrium structure, stability, reactivity, and Raman scattering properties of sixteen different (H3C)(n)X(SiH3)(3-n) compounds (X = B, Al, Ga, In) with n = 0-3. Among this methylsilylmetal family, only the (H3C)(3)X members, i.e., trimethylboron (TMB), trimethylaluminum (TMA), trimethylgallium (TMG), and trimethylindium (TMI), are currently well-studied. The remaining twelve compounds proposed here open up a two-dimensional array of new possibilities for precursors in various deposition processes, and evoke potential applications in the chemical synthesis of other compounds. We infer that within the (H3C)(n)X(SiH3)(3-n) family, the compounds with fewer silyl groups (and consequently with more methyl groups) are less reactive and more stable. This trend is verified from the calculated cohesive energy, Gibbs free energy of formation, bond strength, and global chemical indices. Furthermore, we propose sequential reaction routes for the synthesis of (H3C)(n)X(SiH3)(3-n) by substitution of methyl by silyl groups, where the silicon source is the silane gas. The corresponding reaction barriers for these chemical transformations lie in the usual energy range typical for MOCVD processes. We also report the Raman spectra and light scattering properties of the newly proposed (H3C)(n)X(SiH3)(3-n) compounds, in comparison with available data of known members of this family. Thus, our computational experiment provides useful information for a systematic understanding of the stability/reactivity and for the identification of these compounds.

  • 37.
    Driver, Gordon W
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
    Mutikainen, Ilpo
    The complex story of a simple Brønsted acid: Unusual speciation of HBr in an ionic liquid medium2011In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 40, no 41, p. 10801-10803Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Crystalline solids, co-existing in equilibrium with the 3-methyl-1H-imidazolium bromohydrogenates(i) ionic liquid, have been characterised by X-ray diffraction analysis. The Brønsted acidic, homo-conjugate [H(2)Br(3)](-) anions presented are discussed in terms of their structure and reactivity, in efforts to advance the understanding of Brønsted acidity in ionic liquid media.

  • 38.
    Dwibedi, Debasmita
    et al.
    Indian Inst Sci, Mat Res Ctr, Faraday Mat Lab, CV Raman Ave, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, India..
    Gond, Ritambhara
    Indian Inst Sci, Mat Res Ctr, Faraday Mat Lab, CV Raman Ave, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, India..
    Dayamani, Allumolu
    Indian Inst Sci, Mat Res Ctr, Faraday Mat Lab, CV Raman Ave, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, India..
    Araujo, Rafael B.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory.
    Chakraborty, Sudip
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory.
    Ahuja, Rajeev
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory.
    Barpanda, Prabeer
    Indian Inst Sci, Mat Res Ctr, Faraday Mat Lab, CV Raman Ave, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, India..
    Na2.32Co1.84(SO4)(3) as a new member of the alluaudite family of high-voltage sodium battery cathodes2017In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 46, no 1, p. 55-63Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Electrochemical energy storage has recently seen tremendous emphasis being placed on the large-scale (power) grid storage. Sodium-ion batteries are capable of achieving this goal with economic viability. In a recent breakthrough in sodium-ion battery research, the alluaudite framework (Na2Fe2(SO4)(3)) has been reported, with the highest Fe3+/Fe2+ redox potential (ca. 3.8 V, Barpanda, et al., Nat. Commun., 2014, 5, 4358). Exploring this high-voltage sodium insertion system, we report the discovery of Na2+2xCo2-x(SO4)(3) (x = 0.16) as a new member of the alluaudite class of cathode. Stabilized by low-temperature solid-state synthesis (T <= 350 degrees C),this novel Co-based compound assumes a monoclinic structure with C2/c symmetry, which undergoes antiferromagnetic ordering below 10.2 K. Isotypical to the Fe-homologue, it forms a complete family of solid-solution Na2+2x(Fe1-yCoy)(2-x)(SO4)(3) [ y = 0-1]. Ab initio DFT analysis hints at potential high voltage operation at 4.76-5.76 V (vs. Na), depending on the degree of desodiation involving a strong participation of the oxygen sub-lattice. With the development of safe organic electrolytes, Na2+2xCo2-x(SO4)(3) can work as a cathode material (similar to 5 V) for sodium-ion batteries.

  • 39.
    Eilers, Gerriet
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry.
    Zettersten, Camilla
    Nyholm, Leif
    Hammarström, Leif
    Lomoth, Reiner
    Ligand exchange upon oxidation of a dinuclear Mn complex - Detection of structural changes by FT-IR spectroscopy and ESI-MS.2005In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, no 6, p. 1033-1041Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 40. Ekström, Jesper
    et al.
    Abrahamsson, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science.
    Olson, Carol
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science.
    Bergquist, Jonas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry.
    Kaynak, Filiz B.
    Eriksson, Lars
    Su, Licheng
    Becker, Hans-Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science.
    Åkermark, Björn
    Hammarström, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science.
    Ott, Sascha
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science.
    Bio-inspired, side-on attachment of a ruthenium photosensitizer to an iron hydrogenase active site model2006In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, no 38, p. 4599-4606Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The first ruthenium - diiron complex [(mu- pdt) Fe-2(CO)(5){PPh2(C(6)H(4)CCbpy)} Ru(bpy)(2)](2+) 1 (pdt = propyldithiolate, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) is described in which the photoactive ruthenium trisbipyridyl unit is linked to a model of the iron hydrogenase active site by a ligand directly attached to one of the iron centers. Electrochemical and photophysical studies show that the light-induced MLCT excited state of the title complex is localized towards the potential diiron acceptor unit. However, the relatively mild potential required for the reduction of the acetylenic bipyridine together with the easily oxidized diiron portion leads to a reductive quenching of the excited state, instead. This process results in a transiently oxidized diiron unit which may explain the surprisingly high light sensitivity of complex 1.

  • 41. Ekström, Jesper
    et al.
    Abrahamsson, Maria
    Olson, Carol
    Bergquist, Jonas
    Kaynak, Filiz B.
    Eriksson, Lars
    Sun, Licheng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Becker, Hans-Christian
    Akermark, Bjoern
    Hammarstroem, Leif
    Ott, Sascha
    Bio-inspired, side-on attachment of a ruthenium photosensitizer to an iron hydrogenase active site model2006In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, no 38, p. 4599-4606Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The first ruthenium - diiron complex [(mu- pdt) Fe-2(CO)(5){PPh2(C(6)H(4)CCbpy)} Ru(bpy)(2)](2+) 1 (pdt = propyldithiolate, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) is described in which the photoactive ruthenium trisbipyridyl unit is linked to a model of the iron hydrogenase active site by a ligand directly attached to one of the iron centers. Electrochemical and photophysical studies show that the light-induced MLCT excited state of the title complex is localized towards the potential diiron acceptor unit. However, the relatively mild potential required for the reduction of the acetylenic bipyridine together with the easily oxidized diiron portion leads to a reductive quenching of the excited state, instead. This process results in a transiently oxidized diiron unit which may explain the surprisingly high light sensitivity of complex 1.

  • 42.
    Esfandiarfard, Keyhan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Arkhypchuk, Anna I.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Orthaber, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Ott, Sascha
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Synthesis of the first metal-free phosphanylphosphonate and its use in the "phospha-Wittig-Horner" reaction2016In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, no 5, p. 2201-2207Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis of the first phophanylphosphonate, Mes*PH-PO(OEt)(2) (2-H), in which the P(III) centre is not coordinated by a M(CO)(5) (M = W, Mo, Cr) fragment is reported. The title compound reacts with LDA under the formation of 2-Li which is best described as the enolate form with a high double bond character between the two phosphorus centres. 2-Li is shown to engage in the phospha-Wittig-Horner reaction and converts aldehydes into phosphaalkenes that are metal-free and thus available for future manipulations at the phophorus lone pair. Using a selection of aldehydes with aliphatic, aromatic or vinylic substituents as substrates, phosphaalkene formation proceeds in high yields and high E-selectivity. The selectivity is however compromised during purification on standard silica which was found to promote E/Z isomerization.

  • 43.
    Esmieu, Charlene
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics. CNRS, LCC, 205 Route Narbonne,BP 44099, F-31077 Toulouse 4, France.
    Guo, Meiyuan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Theoretical Chemistry.
    Redman, Holly J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Lundberg, Marcus
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Theoretical Chemistry.
    Berggren, Gustav
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Synthesis of a miniaturized [FeFe] hydrogenase model system2019In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 48, no 7, p. 2280-2284Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The reaction occurring during artificial maturation of [FeFe] hydrogenase has been recreated using molecular systems. The formation of a miniaturized [FeFe] hydrogenase model system, generated through the combination of a [4Fe4S] cluster binding oligopeptide and an organometallic Fe complex, has been monitored by a range of spectroscopic techniques. A structure of the final assembly is suggested based on EPR and FTIR spectroscopy in combination with DFT calculations. The capacity of this novel H-cluster model to catalyze H-2 production in aqueous media at mild potentials is verified in chemical assays.

  • 44.
    Esmieu, Charlène
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Berggren, Gustav
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
    Characterization of a monocyanide model of FeFe hydrogenases - highlighting the importance of the bridgehead nitrogen for catalysis2016In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 45, no 48, p. 19242-19248Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An azadithiolate bridged monocyanide derivative [Fe-2(adt)(CO)(5)(CN)](-) of [Fe-2(adt)(CO)(4)(CN)(2)](2-) has been prepared and extensively characterized as a model of the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site, using a combination of FTIR spectroscopy, electrochemical methods and catalytic assays with chemical reductants. The presence of two basic nitrogen sites opens up multiple protonation pathways, enabling catalytic proton reduction. To our knowledge [Fe-2(adt)(CO)(5)(CN)](-) represents the first example of a cyanide containing [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site mimic capable of catalytic H-2 formation in aqueous media.

  • 45.
    Farnum, Byron H.
    et al.
    Johns Hopkins University.
    Gardner, James M.
    Johns Hopkins University.
    Marton, Andras
    Johns Hopkins University.
    Narducci-Sarjeant, Amy A.
    Johns Hopkins University.
    Meyer, Gerald J.
    Johns Hopkins University.
    Influence of ion pairing on the oxidation of iodide by MLCT excited states2011In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 40, no 15, p. 3830-3838Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The oxidation of iodide to diiodide, I2[radical dot]-, by the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) excited state of [Ru(deeb)3]2+, where deeb is 4,4[prime or minute]-(CO2CH2CH3)2-2,2[prime or minute]-bipyridine, was quantified in acetonitrile and dichloromethane solution at room temperature. The redox and excited state properties of [Ru(deeb)3]2+ were similar in the two solvents; however, the mechanisms for excited state quenching by iodide were found to differ significantly. In acetonitrile, reaction of [Ru(deeb)3]2+* and iodide was dynamic (lifetime quenching) with kinetics that followed the Stern-Volmer model (KD = 1.0 +/- 0.01 [times] 105 M-1, kq = 4.8 [times] 1010 M-1 s-1). Excited state reactivity was observed to be the result of reductive quenching that yielded the reduced ruthenium compound, [Ru(deeb-)(deeb)2]+, and the iodine atom, I[radical dot]. In dichloromethane, excited state quenching was primarily static (photoluminescence amplitude quenching) and [Ru(deeb-)(deeb)2]+ formed within 10 ns, consistent with the formation of ion pairs in the ground state that react rapidly upon visible light absorption. In both solvents the appearance of I2[radical dot]- could be time resolved. In acetonitrile, the rate constant for I2[radical dot]- growth, 2.2 +/- 0.2 [times] 1010 M-1 s-1, was found to be about a factor of two slower than the formation of [Ru(deeb-)(deeb)2]+, indicating it was a secondary photoproduct. The delayed appearance of I2[radical dot]- was attributed to the reaction of iodine atoms with iodide. In dichloromethane, the growth of I2[radical dot]-, 1.3 +/- 0.4 [times] 1010 M-1 s-1, was similar to that in acetonitrile, yet resulted from iodine atoms formed within the laser pulse. These results are discussed within the context of solar energy conversion by dye-sensitized solar cells and storage via chemical bond formation.

  • 46.
    Fluch, Ulrike
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström.
    McCarthy, Brian D.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström.
    Ott, Sascha
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström.
    Post synthetic exchange enables orthogonal click chemistry in a metal organic framework2019In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 48, no 1, p. 45-49Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Biphenyl-4,4'-dicarboxylic acid derivatives containing either azide or acetylene functional groups were inserted into UiO-67 metal organic frameworks (MOFs) via post synthetic linker exchange. Sequential and orthogonal click reactions could be performed on these modified MOFs by incubating the crystals with small molecule substrates bearing azide or acetylene groups in the presence of a copper catalyst. H-1 NMR of digested MOF samples showed that up to 50% of the incorporated linkers could be converted to their "clicked" triazole products. Powder X-ray diffraction confirmed that the UiO-67 structure was maintained throughout all transformations. The click reaction efficiency is discussed in context of MOF crystallite size and pore size. As the incorporation of clicked linkers could be controlled by post synthetic exchange, this work introduces a powerful method of quickly introducing orthogonal modifications into known MOF architectures.

  • 47. Fraqueza, Gil
    et al.
    Batista de Carvalho, Luis A. E.
    Marques, M. Paula M.
    Maia, Luisa
    Ohlin, C. Andre
    Casey, William H.
    Aureliano, Manuel
    Decavanadate, decaniobate, tungstate and molybdate interactions with sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase: quercetin prevents cysteine oxidation by vanadate but does not reverse ATPase inhibition2012In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 41, no 41, p. 12749-12758Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recently we demonstrated that the decavanadate (V-10) ion is a stronger Ca2+-ATPase inhibitor than other oxometalates, such as the isoelectronic and isostructural decaniobate ion, and the tungstate and molybdate monomer ions, and that it binds to this protein with a 1 : 1 stoichiometry. The V-10 interaction is not affected by any of the protein conformations that occur during the process of calcium translocation (i.e. E1, E1P, E2 and E2P) (Fraqueza et al., J. Inorg. Biochem., 2012). In the present study, we further explore this subject, and we can now show that the decaniobate ion, [Nb-10 = Nb10O28](6-), is a useful tool in deducing the interaction and the non-competitive Ca2+-ATPase inhibition by the decavanadate ion [V-10 = V10O28](6-). Moreover, decavanadate and vanadate induce protein cysteine oxidation whereas no effects were detected for the decaniobate, tungstate or molybdate ions. The presence of the antioxidant quercetin prevents cysteine oxidation, but not ATPase inhibition, by vanadate or decavanadate. Definitive V(IV) EPR spectra were observed for decavanadate in the presence of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase, indicating a vanadate reduction at some stage of the protein interaction. Raman spectroscopy clearly shows that the protein conformation changes that are induced by V-10, Nb-10 and vanadate are different from the ones induced by molybdate and tungstate monomer ions. Here, Mo and W cause changes similar to those by phosphate, yielding changes similar to the E1P protein conformation. The putative reduction of vanadium(V) to vanadium(IV) and the non-competitive binding of the V-10 and Nb-10 decametalates may explain the differences in the Raman spectra compared to those seen in the presence of molybdate or tungstate. Putting it all together, we suggest that the ability of V-10 to inhibit the Ca2+-ATPase may be at least in part due to the process of vanadate reduction and associated protein cysteine oxidation. These results contribute to the understanding and application of these families of mono-and polyoxometalates as effective modulators of many biological processes, particularly those associated with calcium homeostasis.

  • 48.
    Freys, Jonathan C.
    et al.
    Uppsala University.
    Gardner, James M.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry.
    D'Amario, Luca
    Uppsala University.
    Brown, Allison M.
    Uppsala University.
    Hammarström, Leif
    Uppsala University.
    Ru-based donor-acceptor photosensitizer that retards charge recombination in a p-type dye-sensitized solar cell2012In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 41, no 42, p. 13105-13111Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on the synthesis and characterization of a donor-acceptor ruthenium polypyridyl complex as a photosensitizer for p-type dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The electrochemical, photophysical, and photovoltaic performance of two ruthenium-based photosensitizers were tested in NiO-based DSSCs; bis-(2,2'-bipyridine-4,4'-dicarboxylic acid)(2)N-(1,10-phenanthroline)-4-nitronaphthalene-1,8-dicarboximide ruthenium(ii), ([Ru(dcb)(2)(NMI-phen)](PF(6))(2)) and tris-(2,2'-bipyridine-4,4'-dicarboxylic acid)(3) ruthenium(ii), [(Ru(dcb)(3))Cl(2)]. The presence of an electron-accepting group, 4-nitronaphthalene-1,8-dicarboximide (NMI), attached to the phenanthroline of [Ru(dcb)(2)(NMI-phen)](2+) resulted in long-lived charge separation between reduced [Ru(dcb)(2)(NMI-phen)](2+) and NiO valence band holes; 10-50 μs. In the reduced state for [Ru(dcb)(2)(NMI-phen)](2+), the electron localized on the distal NMI group. In tests with I(3)(-)/I(-) and Co(4,4'-di-tert-butyl-bipyridine)(3)(2+/3+) electrolytes, [Ru(dcb)(2)(NMI-phen)](2+) outperformed [Ru(dcb)(3)](2+) in solar cell efficiency in devices. A record APCE (25%) was achieved for a ruthenium photosensitizer in a p-type DSSC. Insights on photosensitizer regeneration kinetics are included.

  • 49.
    Freys, Jonathan C.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Physical Chemistry.
    Gardner, James M.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström.
    D'Amario, Luca
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström.
    Brown, Allison M.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Physical Chemistry.
    Hammarström, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Physical Chemistry.
    Ru-based donor-acceptor photosensitizer that retards charge recombination in a p-type dye-sensitized solar cell2012In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 41, no 42, p. 13105-13111Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on the synthesis and characterization of a donor-acceptor ruthenium polypyridyl complex as a photosensitizer for p-type dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The electrochemical, photophysical, and photovoltaic performance of two ruthenium-based photosensitizers were tested in NiO-based DSSCs; bis-(2,2′-bipyridine-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid) 2N-(1,10-phenanthroline)-4-nitronaphthalene-1,8-dicarboximide ruthenium(ii), ([Ru(dcb) 2(NMI-phen)](PF 6) 2) and tris-(2,2′-bipyridine-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid) 3 ruthenium(ii), [(Ru(dcb) 3)Cl 2]. The presence of an electron-accepting group, 4-nitronaphthalene-1,8-dicarboximide (NMI), attached to the phenanthroline of [Ru(dcb) 2(NMI-phen)] 2+ resulted in long-lived charge separation between reduced [Ru(dcb) 2(NMI-phen)] 2+ and NiO valence band holes; 10-50 μs. In the reduced state for [Ru(dcb) 2(NMI-phen)] 2+, the electron localized on the distal NMI group. In tests with I 3 -/I - and Co(4,4′-di-tert-butyl-bipyridine) 3 2+/3+ electrolytes, [Ru(dcb) 2(NMI-phen)] 2+ outperformed [Ru(dcb) 3] 2+ in solar cell efficiency in devices. A record APCE (25%) was achieved for a ruthenium photosensitizer in a p-type DSSC. Insights on photosensitizer regeneration kinetics are included.

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    Friedman, Ran
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences. Ctr Biomat Chem.
    Structural and computational insights into the versatility of cadmium binding to proteins2014In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 43, no 7, p. 2878-2887Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cadmium is a highly toxic group XII metal, similar to zinc and mercury. Unlike zinc, which is one of the most common metal cofactors in biology, cadmium is highly toxic. Many Zn2+-binding proteins can bind Cd2+-ions without significantly affecting their structures. Here, the protein data bank is analysed with regard to protein-cadmium interactions, which shows that cadmium can bind to a variety of ion binding sites in proteins. Statistical analysis of Cd2+-side chain interactions is compared with a similar analysis of other ions. This analysis reveals that with regard to amino acid side-chain preference, Cd2+ is more similar to Mn2+ than to Zn2+ or Hg2+. Finally, the interaction energies of three native metal binding proteins are calculated where Cd2+ binds instead of Zn2+, Ca2+ or Cu2+. The interaction energies are decomposed into individual components whose contributions are discussed.

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