Derk J. Stufkens

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Soret excitation resonance Raman spectroscopy has been used to characterize dimeric human leukocyte myeloperoxidase (donor:hydrogen peroxide oxidoreductase, EC 1.11.1.7) and monomeric bovine spleen green haemoprotein. The spectra of the two proteins, under the same conditions of iron valence and ligation, are essentially identical. Owing to strong symmetry(More)
Three groups that absorb in the 2100-1800-cm-1 infrared spectral region have recently been detected in Ni-hydrogenase from Chromatium vinosum [Bagley, K.A., Duin, E.C., Roseboom, W., Albracht, S. P.J. & Woodruff, W.H. (1995) Biochemistry 34, 5527-5535]. To assess the significance and generality of this observation, we have carried out an(More)
The influences of R, the alpha-diimine, and the transition metal M on the excited-state properties of the complexes [M(SnR3)2(CO)2(alpha-diimine)] (M = Ru, Os; R = Ph, Me) have been investigated. Various synthetic routes were used to prepare the complexes, which all possess an intense sigma-bond-to-ligand charge-transfer transition in the visible region(More)
Introduction Many compounds are known in which the congeners of carbon in main group IV are covalently bonded to transition metals [1], In the past a lot of synthetic [2-4], infrared and Raman [5], force-field calculations [6], NMR [7], NQR [8], some crystal structure [9, 10] studies and a UVPES study [11] have been published dealing with the subject of the(More)
Introduction The Co(CO)4 and Mn(CO)5 derivatives of Zn, Cd and Hg have been known for many years [1], In the past there has been considerable interest in these two series of Group II B transition metal carbonyl complexes. For the mercury compound, Hg[Co(CO)4]2, first synthesized by Hieber [2] in 1942, many alternative syntheses [3-6] have been described.(More)
The IR- and UV-Vis spectroscopic study of samarium-mesogenic 4-pentyl-4'-cyanobiphenyl low temperatures co-condensates was made in temperature range 90-300 K. Two labile complexes with different metal/ligand ratio of 1:2 and 1:1 were found. They were characterized by methods of IR- and UV-spectroscopy. The solid state transformation of complex Sm(5CB)2 to(More)
The electronic structures of the highly air-sensitive intermediates (N[caret]N) (C(5)Me(5))Rh, (N[caret]N = 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy), 2,2'-bipyrimidine (bpym), 2,2'-bipyrazine (bpz) and 3,3'-bipyridazine (bpdz)) of hydride transfer catalysis schemes were studied through resonance Raman (rR) spectroscopy and through EPR of the reduced forms [(N[caret]N)(More)
The complexes (RN=CH-CH=NR)Co(NO)(CO) with R = isopropyl, 2,6-diisopropylphenyl, or p-tolyl are chemically and electrochemically reducible to radical anions at potentials which strongly depend on R. The DFT calculated structure for the neutral compound with R = iPr agrees with the experiment, and the computed structure of the anion radical reveals changes(More)