Five-coordination and adduct formation in CoIII-corrinoids dissecting ligand substitution into its component steps

Mohamed S.A. Hamza, Rudi Van Eldik, Pascal L.S. Harper, John M. Pratt, Eric A. Betterton

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The equilibria between the five- and six-coordinate species of alkylcobinamide and cobalamin (base-off) have been studied using high-pressure spectroscopic techniques. The addition of a water molecule to the five-coordinate complex is accompanied by a volume decrease of 12 cm3·mol-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)580-583
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Adduct formation
  • Cobalt
  • Equilibrium
  • High-pressure chemistry
  • Kinetics
  • Ligand substitution
  • Reaction mechanisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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