Solid State Structures of Cadmium Complexes with Relevance for Biological Systems
UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER: http://hdl.handle.net/11093/232
EDITED VERSION: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-94-007-5179-8_7
UNESCO SUBJECT: 2303.07 Compuestos de Coordinación
DOCUMENT TYPE: bookPart
This chapter provides a review of the literature on structural information from crystal structures determined by X-ray diffractometry of cadmium(II) complexes containing ligands of potential biological interest. These ligands fall into three broad classes, (i) those containing N-donors such as purine or pyrimidine bases and derivatives of adenine, guanine or cytosine, (ii) those containing carboxylate groups such as α-amino acids, in particular the twenty essential ones, the water soluble vitamins (B-complex) or the polycarboxylates of EDTA type ligands, and (iii) S-donors such as thiols/thiolates or dithiocarbamates. A crystal and molecular structural analysis has been carried out for some representative complexes of these ligands, specifically addressing the coordination mode of ligands, the coordination environment of cadmium and, in some significant cases, the intermolecular interactions.
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