Oxovanadium(IV) complex formation by simple sugars in aqueous solution.

The binding of oxovanadium(IV) to simple sugars in neutral or basic aqueous solution, as studied by EPR and electronic absorption spectroscopy, is reported. The complexation is favored in basic media and involves the coordination of the metal ion to couples of adjacent deprotonated hydroxyls of the sugar molecule. However, only the ligands provided with cis… CONTINUE READING