Spectroscopic and electronic structure studies of the mu(4)-sulfide bridged tetranuclear Cu(Z) cluster in N(2)O reductase: molecular insight into the catalytic mechanism.

@article{Chen2002SpectroscopicAE,
  title={Spectroscopic and electronic structure studies of the mu(4)-sulfide bridged tetranuclear Cu(Z) cluster in N(2)O reductase: molecular insight into the catalytic mechanism.},
  author={Peng Chen and In{\^e}s Cabrito and Jos{\'e} J. G. Moura and Isabel Moura and Edward I. Solomon},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={124 35},
  pages={
          10497-507
        }
}
  • Peng Chen, Inês Cabrito, +2 authors Edward I. Solomon
  • Published in
    Journal of the American…
    2002
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Spectroscopic methods combined with density functional calculations are used to develop a detailed bonding description of the mu(4)-sulfide bridged tetranuclear Cu(Z) cluster in N(2)O reductase. The ground state of Cu(Z) has the 1Cu(II)/3Cu(I) configuration. The single electron hole dominantly resides on one Cu atom (Cu(I)) and partially delocalizes onto a second Cu atom (Cu(II)) via a Cu(I)-S-Cu(II) sigma/sigma superexchange pathway which is manifested by a Cu(II) --> Cu(I) intervalence… CONTINUE READING

    Create an AI-powered research feed to stay up to date with new papers like this posted to ArXiv