Simona C. Puiu

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The interactions of nitrogen monoxide (*NO; nitric oxide) with transition metal centers continue to be of great interest, in part due to their importance in biochemical processes. Here, we describe *NO((g)) reductive coupling chemistry of possible relevance to that process (i.e., nitric oxide reductase (NOR) biochemistry), which occurs at the heme/Cu active(More)
With the established chemistry of bridged [(porphyrinate)FeIII-X-CuII(ligand)]n+ [X = O2- (oxo), OH- (hydroxo), O22- (peroxo)] complexes, we investigated the effect of cobalt ion substitution for copper or copper and iron. Thus, in this report, the generation and characterization of new mu-oxo, micro-hydroxo, and micro-peroxo (micro-X) assemblies of(More)
Reaction of nitrogen monoxide with a copper(I) complex possessing a tridentate alkylamine ligand gives a Cu(I)–(·NO) adduct, which when exposed to dioxygen generates a peroxynitrite (O=NOO−)–Cu(II) species. This undergoes thermal transformation to produce a copper(II) nitrito (NO2 –) complex and 0.5 mol equiv O2. In the presence of a substituted phenol, the(More)
Polyurethanes are widely used in the manufacturing of biomedical catheters and other blood-contacting devices; however, thrombus formation still occurs, which renders these catheters ineffective unless systemic anticlotting agents are used. Nitric oxide (NO) is a well-known inhibitor of platelet activity. In the current study, two commercially available(More)
The nature of the ligand is an important aspect of controlling the structure and reactivity in coordination chemistry. In connection with our study of heme-copper-oxygen reactivity relevant to cytochrome c oxidase dioxygen-reduction chemistry, we compare the molecular and electronic structures of two high-spin heme-peroxo-copper [Fe(III)O(2)(2-)Cu(II)](+)(More)
This Account focuses on our recent developments in synthetic heme/copper/O 2 chemistry, potentially relevant to the mechanism of action of heme-copper oxidases (e.g., cytochrome c oxidase) and to dioxygen activation chemistry. Methods for the generation of O 2 adducts, which are high-spin heme(Fe (III))-peroxo-Cu (II) complexes, are described, along with a(More)
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