INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
A unique Family of Stable and Water Soluble S-nitrosothiol Complexes
PERISSINOTTI LAURA; LEITUS GREGORY; SHIMON LINDA; ESTRIN DARIO; DOCTOROVICH FABIO
In this work, we present a complete and detailed experimental characterization and theoretical study of a variety of coordinated S-nitrosothiols (RSNOs), such as cysteine derivatives, mercaptosuccinic acid, benzyl thiol, and phenyl thiol. Some of them are extremely unstable and sensitive in free form. Strikingly, in contrast with free S-nitrosothiols, we found that, upon coordination to iridium, they become very stable even in aqueous solutions. The study of these coordinated complexes provides further insight on the elucidation of structural aspects dealing with the nature of the S−N bond in RSNOs, a fact which still remains a matter of controversy.