An isocyanide probe for heme electronic structure: Bis(tert- butylisocyanide) complex of diazaporphyrin showing a unique (d xy)2(dxz, dyz)3 ground state

Yoshiki Ohgo, Saburo Neya, Hidehiro Uekusa, Mikio Nakamura

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Isocyanide-bound model hemes always adopt the (dxz, d yz)4(dxy)1 ground state, however, we have found that the replacement of porphyrin by diazaporphyrin leads to the formation of an unprecedented low-spin bis(tert-butylisocyanide) complex with the (dxy)2(dxz, dyz)3 ground state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4590-4592
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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