XAFS and crystallographic studies of Ni(II) porphyrins in single crystals and solution

M. W. Renner, L. R. Furenlid, K. M. Barkigia, J. Fajer

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Abstract

Nickel porphyrins serve as models for the active sites of several biological processes. Crystallographic and EXAFS results for a Ni meso-tetrapropyl porphyrin (NiTPrP) yield different Ni-N distances in solution and in the solid state. The Ni-N distances determined by single crystal polarized XAS and X-ray diffraction agree well. Polarized XANES experiments further establish that the pre-edge feature observed in square planar Ni(II) complexes is a 1s-4pz transition. The single crystal and solution EXAFS results demonstrate that conformational variations of the porphyrin macrocycle can readily be imposed by environmental and/or packing forces and can thereby modulate the chemical and physical properties of porphyrinic chromophores and prosthetic groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)C2-661-C2-662
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Volume7
Issue number2 Part 1
StatePublished - 1997

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