Oxidised metallophenolicporphyrins as models for compound I of the peroxidases. Reduction of oxidised iron(III), nickel(II) and zinc(II) complexes of meso-tetrakis(3,5-di-t-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin by the peroxidase substrate p-cresol

Niamh Nic Daeid, Kevin B. Nolan (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

Oxidised metal complexes of meso-tetrakis(3,5-di-t-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin (3), M-TBHPP, react with peroxidase substrates such as p-cresol regenerating the parent metalloporphyrins cleanly and quantitatively. The kinetics of the reduction of the oxidised iron(III), nickel(II) and zinc(II) porphyrin complexes in chloroform and methanol have been investigated. Generally rate expressions of the form, rate={k+k[p-cresol]}[M-TBHPP] were observed where the k term represents an auto- or solvent-assisted reduction pathway while the k term represents a reduction pathway involving p-cresol. For the reduction of Ni-TBHPP in chloroform however a rate expression of the form rate={k+k[p-cresol]}[Ni-TBHPP] was observed, the second order dependence of rate on p-cresol concentration being attributed to pre-equilibrium formation of a p-cresol dimer which in the rate determining step is the active reductant. Rate constants for the above reactions are reported as well as activation parameters for the reduction of the oxidised nickel(II) complex in both solvents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume211
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1993

Keywords

  • facile aerial oxidation, porphyrin, cytochrome, ligands, metals, Physical and theoretical chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

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