Mechanisms of nitric oxide reactions mediated by biologically relevant metal centers

Peter C. Ford, Jose Clayston Melo Pereira, Katrina M Miranda

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Here, we present an overview of mechanisms relevant to the formation and several key reactions of nitric oxide (nitrogen monoxide) complexes with biologically relevant metal centers. The focus will be largely on iron and copper complexes. We will discuss the applications of both thermal and photochemical methodologies for investigating such reactions quantitatively. Graphical Abstract:

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-136
Number of pages38
JournalStructure and Bonding
Publication statusPublished - Oct 5 2013



  • Copper
  • Heme models
  • Hemes
  • Iron
  • Metalloproteins
  • Nitric oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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