A Convenient Synthesis of a Ru(bpy)_3 - based Catenane - type Triad and Its Incorporation into a Protein Scaffold
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A catenated heme cofactor consisting of a donor (protoheme), a sensitizer (Ru(2,2′-bipyridine)<SUB>3</SUB>) and an acceptor (cyclobis(paraquat-<I>p</I>-phenylene) was prepared by stepwise coordination, followed by iron-insersion. Reconstitution of apo-myoglobin with this cofactor afforded a protein-based, noncovalently-linked photosynthetic triad.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1999(6), 517-518, 1999-06-05
The Chemical Society of Japan