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In this article the complexation of anhydrotetracycline (AHTC), the major toxic decomposition product of the antibiotic tetracycline, with Al(III) has been investigated using the AM1 semiempirical and ab initio Hartree-Fock levels of theory. Different modes of complexation have been considered with the structure of tetra- and pentacoordinated complexes(More)
Important structural and mechanistic details concerning the non-heme, low-spin Fe(III) center in nitrile hydratase (NHase) remain poorly understood. We now report projection unrestricted Hartree-Fock (PUHF) calculations on the spin preferences of a series of inorganic complexes in which Fe(III) is coordinated by a mixed set of N/S ligands. Given that many(More)
The reaction of the [Ru(bpy)2(MeOH)2]2+ cation (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) with 1,2,4,5-tetraaminobenzene in the presence of trace water and oxygen yields the cation [(bpy)2Ru(1,2,4,5-tetraimino-3,5-diketocyclohexane)Ru(bpy)2]4+. This binuclear species undergoes ligand-based reductions, giving the 3+ and 2+ charged species. The X-ray structure,(More)
Anhydrotetracycline (AHTC) is a toxic decomposition product of the widely used antibiotic tetracycline (TC). The side effects of AHTC have been attributed to the conformational changes in the ring system. In the present study a systematic conformational analysis has been carried out using the semiempirical quantum mechanical AM1 model. The conformational pH(More)
Calculations are made on the low-lying electronic states of iron( 11) porphine. Although these calculations yield the 3A2g state as lowest, an argument is presented in favor of the ’EE state calculated to lie some 240 cm-’ higher in energy. A detailed discussion of these results in conjunction with various seemingly conflicting experimental and theoretical(More)
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