Seminar Series

Can We Create a Variety of Heterometallic Coordination Compounds from a Single Kind of Amino Acid?


Prof Takumi Konno


Graduate School of Science Osaka University

Time & Place

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 NZDT in Rutherford Room 531

All are welcome


While a large number of polynuclear and supramolecular compounds have been synthesized via self-assembly of well-designed organic ligands with transition metal ions, our synthetic strategy of this class of compounds has been directed toward the use of metal complexes with simple aliphatic thiols, such as 2-aminoethanethiol, L-cysteine, and D-penicillamine (D-H2pen), as functional metalloligands. In this seminar, I will present the rational construction of a variety of chiral coordination compounds based on the two-coordinate aurate(I) metalloligand with D-penicillamine, which possesses noncoordinating amine and carboxylate groups as potential coordination sites, besides thiolato donor groups. Another metalloligand system will also be presented.


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