INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
DFT study on the reactivity of iron porphyrins tuned by ring substitution
BIKIEL, D.E., BARI, S.E., DOCTOROVICH, F., ESTRIN, D.A.
JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY
Año: 2008 vol. 102 p. 70 - 70
The effect of beta-substituents (-NO2, -Br, -OCH3) in the reactivity of Fe(II) and Fe(III) porphyrins is studied by means of density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The binding of nitric oxide, carbon monoxide and dioxygen (NO, CO, O2) was explored due to the relevance of their interactions in the chemistry of heme proteins and in biomimetic catalysis. The binding capability (BC) of the porphyrins was found to be strongly modulated both by the donor and attractor substituents used in the work. Unexpectedly, we found that the BC of Fe(II) porphyrins is mainly decreased for the diatomic ligands, when both donor or withdrawing substituents were considered. This effect was particularly significant when the ligand was oxygen. The correlation of Fe-X and X-O (X=N, C, O) bond distances is explained in terms of backdonation effects.