Synthesis and characterization of copper(II) complexes of cysteinyldopa and benzothiazine model ligands related to pheomelanin.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A new cysteinyldopa model ligand Cydo {3-[(2-aminoethyl)sulfanyl]-4,6-di-tert-butylbenzene-1,2-diol} was prepared and its reactivity with Cu(II) explored. Under anaerobic conditions, tetranuclear [Cu4(Cydo)4] is isolated, but in the presence of O2, a benzothiazine intermediate accumulates that is trapped as the Cu(II) complex [Cu(zine)2]. Under slightly different reaction conditions, the benzothiazine further oxidizes to benzothiazole (zole). All three compounds were characterized by X-ray crystallography, and the reactions were monitored spectrophotometrically.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tesema, YT; Pham, DM; Franz, KJ

Published Date

  • August 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 16

Start / End Page

  • 6102 - 6104

PubMed ID

  • 16878910

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-510X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-1669

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ic060262n


  • eng