Ferrocene substitution in amino acids strengthens the axial binding in Cu(II) complexes and separates the hydrophobic and hydrophilic region in the crystals.

This paper reports on the synthesis, characterization and electrochemical properties of four ferrocenylmethyl substituted L-amino acid ligands and their Cu(II) complexes. Structural characterization of the complexes of L-methionine and L-asparagine derived ligands showed axial coordination of weak thioether and amide respectively to Cu(II). Coordination of… CONTINUE READING