# Ascorbate oxidation leading to the formation of a catalytically active oxalato bridged dicopper(II) complex as a model for dopamine \beta-hydroxylase

Thomas, Anitha M and Mandal, Gagan C and Tiwary, Satish K and Rath, Rakesh K and Chakravarty, Akhil R (2000) Ascorbate oxidation leading to the formation of a catalytically active oxalato bridged dicopper(II) complex as a model for dopamine \beta-hydroxylase. In: Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (9). pp. 1395-1396.

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## Abstract

A dicopper(II) complex $[Cu_2(bpy)_2(\mu -ox)]X_2$ $(X = ClO_4$$^-, PF_6$$^-$; $ox = C_2O_4 ^{2-})$ has been found to be catalytically active in the oxidation of ascorbic acid by dioxygen involving a copper(I) intermediate species and the process is also effective in the presence of benzylamine to form benzaldehy.

Item Type: Journal Article Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry. Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry 26 Aug 2008 19 Sep 2010 04:49 http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/15601