Biologically inspired phosphino platinum complexes

Avijita Jain, Monte L. Helm, John C. Linehan, Daniel L. Dubois, Wendy J. Shaw

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Platinum complexes containing phosphino amino acid and amino acid ester ligands, built upon the P PhN R′ 2 platform, have been synthesized and characterized (P PhN R′ 2 = [1,3-diaza]-5-phenyl phosphacyclohexane), R' = Gly (glycine) or Gly-ester (glycine ethyl ester). These complexes were characterized by 31P, 13C, 1H, 195Pt NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. The X-ray crystal structure of one of the complexes, [PtCl 2(P PhN Gly-ester 2) 2], is reported, confirming cis-square planar geometry about the platinum. These complexes provide a foundation upon which larger peptides can be attached, to allow the introduction of enzyme-like features onto small molecular catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


  • Amino acid complexes
  • Bioinorganic ligands
  • Bioinspired complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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