Aim of this contribution is to review some recent quantum mechanical approaches used to compute the redox potentials of transition metal complexes, with the emphasis on copper and iron species, which are particularly relevant in inorganic biochemistry and in synthetic chemistry of bio-mimetic compounds. The paper presents also new DFT results obtained on Cu and Fe aquo ions in the framework of the Thermodynamic Integration and Grand Canonical Ensemble approaches. Such results show that without explicit inclusion of water molecules in the external solvation shells (even using a continuum solvation model) also very advanced methodologies fail to predict the redox potential in an acceptable manner. This is a confirmation of some previous studies which however never addressed this specific problem along the aforementioned approaches. Better results are obtained, on the contrary, on a series of Cu(II) complexes with Gly, Ala, en, Im, and water ligands with coordination type N2O2 or N4. In this case, the complexes are surrounded by nine water molecules which may partially alleviate the inadequacy of the continuum solvent models, especially in the case of highly positively charged species.

Bruschi, M., Breglia, R., Arrigoni, F., Fantucci, P., DE GIOIA, L. (2016). Computational approaches to the prediction of the redox potentials of iron and copper bioinorganic systems. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUANTUM CHEMISTRY, 116(22), 1695-1705 [10.1002/qua.25228].

Computational approaches to the prediction of the redox potentials of iron and copper bioinorganic systems

BRUSCHI, MAURIZIO
Primo
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BREGLIA, RAFFAELLA
Secondo
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ARRIGONI, FEDERICA;FANTUCCI, PIERCARLO
Penultimo
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DE GIOIA, LUCA
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

Aim of this contribution is to review some recent quantum mechanical approaches used to compute the redox potentials of transition metal complexes, with the emphasis on copper and iron species, which are particularly relevant in inorganic biochemistry and in synthetic chemistry of bio-mimetic compounds. The paper presents also new DFT results obtained on Cu and Fe aquo ions in the framework of the Thermodynamic Integration and Grand Canonical Ensemble approaches. Such results show that without explicit inclusion of water molecules in the external solvation shells (even using a continuum solvation model) also very advanced methodologies fail to predict the redox potential in an acceptable manner. This is a confirmation of some previous studies which however never addressed this specific problem along the aforementioned approaches. Better results are obtained, on the contrary, on a series of Cu(II) complexes with Gly, Ala, en, Im, and water ligands with coordination type N2O2 or N4. In this case, the complexes are surrounded by nine water molecules which may partially alleviate the inadequacy of the continuum solvent models, especially in the case of highly positively charged species.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
bioinorganic chemistry; redox potential;
Redox potentials, QM, MD, copper, iron, transition metal complexes
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Bruschi, M., Breglia, R., Arrigoni, F., Fantucci, P., DE GIOIA, L. (2016). Computational approaches to the prediction of the redox potentials of iron and copper bioinorganic systems. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUANTUM CHEMISTRY, 116(22), 1695-1705 [10.1002/qua.25228].
Bruschi, M; Breglia, R; Arrigoni, F; Fantucci, P; DE GIOIA, L
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