Theodor Agapie

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The role of nitric oxide (NO) in the host response to infection and in cellular signaling is well established. Enzymatic synthesis of NO is catalyzed by the nitric oxide synthases (NOSs), which convert Arg into NO and citrulline using co-substrates O2 and NADPH. Mammalian NOS contains a flavin reductase domain (FAD and FMN) and a catalytic heme oxygenase(More)
A series of tetranuclear oxo/hydroxo clusters comprised of three Fe centers and a redox-inactive metal (M) of various charge is reported. Crystallographic studies show an unprecedented Fe3M(μ4-O)(μ2-OH) core that remains intact upon changing M or the oxidation state of iron. Electrochemical studies reveal that the reduction potentials (E1/2) span a window(More)
Redox-inactive metals are found in biological and heterogeneous water oxidation catalysts, but, at present, their roles in catalysis are not well understood. Here, we report a series of high-oxidation-state tetranuclear-dioxido clusters comprising three manganese centres and a redox-inactive metal (M). Crystallographic studies show an unprecedented(More)
Artificial photosynthesis has emerged as an important strategy toward clean and renewable fuels. Catalytic oxidation of water to O2 remains a significant challenge in this context. A mechanistic understanding of currently known heterogeneous and biological catalysts at a molecular level is highly desirable for fundamental reasons as well as for the rational(More)
Carbon dioxide is the ultimate source of the fossil fuels that are both central to modern life and problematic: their use increases atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases, and their availability is geopolitically constrained. Using carbon dioxide as a feedstock to produce synthetic fuels might, in principle, alleviate these concerns. Although many(More)
A novel p-terphenyl diphosphine ligand was synthesized with a noninnocent hydroquinone moiety as the central arene (1-H). Pseudo-tetrahedral 4-coordinate Ni(0) and Pd(0)-quinone (2 and 3, respectively) complexes proved accessible by metalating 1-H with the corresponding M(OAc)2 precursors. O2 does not react with the Pd(0)-quinone species (3) and protonation(More)
Ferrocenes, which are typically air-stable outer-sphere single-electron transfer reagents, were found to react with dioxygen in the presence of B(C6 F5 )3 , a Lewis acid unreactive to O2 , to generate bis(borane) peroxide. Although several Group 13 peroxides have been reported, boron-supported peroxides are rare, with no structurally characterized examples(More)
A new series of tetranuclear Fe clusters displaying an interstitial μ4-F ligand was prepared for a comparison to previously reported μ4-O analogues. With a single nitric oxide (NO) coordinated as a reporter of small-molecule activation, the μ4-F clusters were characterized in five redox states, from FeII3{FeNO}8 to FeIII3{FeNO}7, with NO stretching(More)
A para-terphenyl diphosphine was employed to support a dipalladium(I) moiety. Unlike previously reported dipalladium(I) species, the present system provides a single molecular hemisphere for binding of ligands across two metal centers, enabling the characterization and comparison of the binding of a wide variety of saturated and unsaturated organic(More)