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Nitrogen NMR spectroscopy of metal nitrosyls and related compounds

Mason, Joan; Larkworthy, Leslie and Moore, Elaine (2002). Nitrogen NMR spectroscopy of metal nitrosyls and related compounds. Chemical Reviews, 102(4) pp. 913–934.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cr000074t
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Abstract

The chemistry of transition-metal-NO complexes,
or metal nitrosyls, has taken on added significance
in recent years because of the important role that
nitric oxide has been found to play as a signaling
molecule in biological systems. Recent work has also
established that the characteristic chemistry of nitrosyl
complexes is often markedly different from that
exhibited by their isoelectronic carbonyl analogues.
It has been almost 10 years since these complexes
were last reviewed in the book Metal Nitrosyls,1 and
so it seemed to us that an update of this rapidly
expanding field would be appropriate at the present
time. Consequently, this article picks up where Metal
Nitrosyls left off and summarizes comprehensively
the literature dealing with nitrosyl complexes from
1991 to mid-2001. Some particularly relevant work
reported in late 2001 has been included where
appropriate during the final stages of revising and
polishing the text. As outlined in the table of contents,
the pertinent information concerning the compounds
themselves is first partitioned in terms of the
position of the central transition metal in the periodic
table and then in terms of the ligands other than NO
present in the complexes. In the interests of keeping
the article to a manageable size, most of the routine
preparative and characterization data for individual
compounds are simply referenced rather than being
presented and discussed in detail. The review concludes
with a general section that applies, in principle,
to all classes of transition-metal-NO complexes,
namely the characteristic reactivities of bound
NO groups. Whenever possible, emphasis is placed
on the unique physical and chemical properties
imparted to nitrosyl complexes by the presence of the
strongly electron-withdrawing NO ligands. If not
specified otherwise, the abbreviations employed
throughout are those summarized in the ACS Style
Guide.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0009-2665
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 2289
Depositing User: Users 1688 not found.
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 13:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/2289
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