A nitrosyl hydride complex of a heme model [Ru(ttp)(HNO)(1-MeIm)] (ttp=tetratolylporphyrinato dianion).

Hydride reduction of the bound nitrosyl ligand in [Ru(ttp)(NO)(1-MeIm)]BF(4) (upsilon NO 1862 cm(-1); ttp=tetratolylporphyrinato dianion) by sodium borohydride in anhydrous methanol leads to the generation of the first experimentally observable heme-model-HNO complex [Ru(ttp)(HNO)(1-MeIm)] in 77% isolated yield. The (1)H NMR spectrum of the compound in CDCl… CONTINUE READING