Chatterjee, Debabrata and Ghosh, Sarita and Pal, Ujjwal and Mukhopadhyay, Sudit (2012) Redox Reactions of a [RuIII(hedtra)(pz)] Complex with Biochemically Important Reductants: Kinetic, Mechanistic and Antimicrobial Studies. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2012 (4). pp. 678-683.

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The kinetics of the reduction of [RuIII(hedtra)(pz)] (hedtra3– = N-hydroxyethylethylenediaminetriacetate; pz = pyrazine) by biologically important reducing agents, Red (Red = l-ascorbic acid, catechol and cysteine), resulting in the formation of the corresponding red-coloured ruthenium(II) complex has been studied spectrophotometrically using both conventional mixing and stopped-flow techniques. The time course of the reaction was followed as a function of [Red], pH and temperature. Alkali metal ions were found to have an insignificant effect on the reaction rate. Kinetic data and activation parameters are interpreted in terms of an outer-sphere electron-transfer mechanism, and discussed with reference to the data reported for the corresponding RuIII–edta (edta4– = ethylenediamineteraacetate) complex. The antibacterial activity of the [RuIII(hedtra)(pz)] complex in inhibiting the growth has been explored. Results of the biological studies have been discussed in terms of the cleavage of chromosomal DNA of the bacteria by the [RuIII(hedtra)(pz)] complex in the presence of cysteine under aerobic conditions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 10:31
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 10:31

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