Facilitated Photoreduction of Ruthenium Bis(4́-methylterpyridine) Pendant Myoglobin

Itaru Hamachi, Tomoaki Matsugi, Shigeaki Tanaka, Seiji Shinkai

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A synthetic heme bearing ruthenium bis(terpyridine) through a covalent bond was successfully prepared. Ruthenium bis(terpyridine) pendant myoglobin, which was synthesized by a conventional cofactor reconstitution method, was efficiently activated through a photoinduced electron-transfer reaction from the ruthenium complex to the heme center. No reaction occurred in the corresponding intermolecular reaction system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1657-1661
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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