Triplet State Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Studies of Zinc Porphyrins and Zinc-Substituted Hemoglobins and Myoglobins

Brian M Hoffman*

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Abstract

Electron paramagnetic resonance studies of photoexcited, five-coordinate zinc mesoporphyrin IX (ZnMesoPor) and protoporphyrin IX (ZnPor) complexes have demonstrated the importance of vinyl-group conjugation and axial-ligand π bonding in determining the properties of the lowest metalloporphyrin triplet state. The conformational properties of that state have also been discussed. In addition, ZnPor and ZnMesoPor have been incorporated into the heme crevice of apohemoglobin and apomyoglobin, and the triplet state properties of these zinc-substituted hemoproteins have been studied. Differences between the porphyrin-protein interaction in T-state hemoglobin and myoglobin (an analog for R-state hemoglobin), and chain differences within the T state, are observed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1688-1694
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume97
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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