A stable hyponitrite-bridged iron porphyrin complex

Nan Xu, Adam L.O. Campbell, Douglas R. Powell, Jana Khandogin, George B. Richter-Addo

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The coupling of two nitric oxide (NO) molecules in heme active sites is an important contributor to the conversion of NO to nitrous oxide (N 2O) by heme-containing enzymes. Several formulations for the presumed heme-Fe{N 2O 2}n- intermediates have been proposed previously, however, no crystal structures of heme-Fe{N 2O 2}n- systems have been reported to date. We report the first isolation and characterization of a stable bimetallic hyponitrite iron porphyrin, [(OEP)Fe]2(μ-N 2O 2), prepared from the reaction of [(OEP)Fe] 2(μ-O) with hyponitrous acid. Density functional theoretical calculations were performed on the model compound [(porphine)Fe] 2(μ-N 2O 2) to characterize its electronic structure and properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2460-2461
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 25 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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