Peculiar sandwich-like π-π interaction regulating the nonplanarity of the model heme crystals

Yoshiki Ohgo, Akito Hoshino, Hidehiro Uekusa, Mikio Nakamura

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X-ray crystallographic analysis of bis(pyridine N-oxide) complexes of iron(III) porphyrinates has revealed that the two pyridine rings of the axial ligands correctly sandwich the porphyrin ring to induce the deformation of commonly observed S4 saddled porphyrin ring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1186
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1



  • Deformed porphyrin
  • Hemeprotein
  • Iron(III)
  • π-π interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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