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Dendritic encapsulation of amino acid-metal complexes. Synthesis and studies of dendron-functionalized L-tyrosine-metal (Zn-II, Co-II) complexes

Krishna, Thatavarathy Rama and Jayaraman, Narayanaswamy (2002) Dendritic encapsulation of amino acid-metal complexes. Synthesis and studies of dendron-functionalized L-tyrosine-metal (Zn-II, Co-II) complexes. In: Perkin Transactions 1 (6). pp. 746-754.

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Abstract

This paper describes the synthesis, characterization and studies of dendrimers possessing an amino acid-metal complex as the core. Using Frechet-type polyaryl ether dendrons, L-tyrosine-metal (Zn-II and Co-II) complex cored dendrimers of 0-4 generations were synthesized. The metal complexation of the tyrosine unit at the focal point of these dendrons took place smoothly, in excellent yields, even though the sizes of the dendrons increase as the generations advance. Spectrophotometric titrations with CoII metal ion confirmed the formation of a 2 : 1 dendritic ligand to metal complex and the existence of a pseudotetrahedral geometry at the metal centre is also inferred. Cyclic voltammetric studies of dendrimer-Co-II complexes showed that while the electron transfer of Co-II to Co-I was facile for generations 0-2, such a process was difficult with generations 3 and 4, indicating a rigid encapsulation of the metal ion centre by proximal dendron groups. Further reduction of Co-I to Co-0 and the corresponding oxidation processes appear to be limited by adsorption at the surfaces of the electrodes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 09:21
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2011 09:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39134

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