New Bioinorganic Compounds

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Crystallography has been linked to biology from the very beginning. Notable examples include the characterization of biomolecules and related bioinorganic compounds, such as the first crystallized protein, urease, by James B. Summer in 1926, which is a nickel-containing enzyme that was confirmed in 1975 by Burt Zerner and colleagues; the structure of vitamin B12 by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin in 1956; and the X-ray diffraction patterns of DNA molecules by Rosalind E. Franklin in 1952, which helped James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick to postulate in 1953 the DNA double helical structure.

Even nowadays, one of the fundamental pillars of modern bioinorganic chemistry is the determination of high-resolution structures of biologically-relevant molecules, as well as other related and model compounds with biological activity or medicinal applications.

In this Special Issue of Crystals, titled “New Bioinorganic Compounds”, our aim is to explore the growing field of bioinorganic chemistry from a structural point of view. We invite you to contribute with manuscripts that including different aspects of bioinorganic chemistry, such as the following:

  • Biomolecules structure;
  • Model compounds for active centres;
  • Study of non-covalent interactions;
  • Bio-inspired coordination chemistry;
  • Bio-active molecules;
  • Crystallization research.

Dr. Miquel Barceló-Oliver
Dr. Alicia Dominguez-Martin
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Bioinorganic compounds
  • Metals in medicine
  • Structure of metallobiomolecules
  • Molecular and supramolecular recognition
  • Study of non-covalent interactions
  • Crystal growth

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An N4-Tetradentate Hydrazone Ligand That Binds in a Neutral, Mono- and Bisdeprotonated Form to Iron(II) and Zinc(II) Metal Ions
by Devaraj Pandiarajan, Thomas Fox and Bernhard Spingler
Crystals 2021, 11(8), 982; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst11080982 - 19 Aug 2021
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The coordination chemistry of butane-2,3-dione bis (2′-pyridylhydrazone) towards the divalent first-row transition metals zinc and iron has been explored. Depending upon the conditions, the ligand in the six complexes was found to be either neutral, mono, or doubly deprotonated. The zinc(II) and iron(II) [...] Read more.
The coordination chemistry of butane-2,3-dione bis (2′-pyridylhydrazone) towards the divalent first-row transition metals zinc and iron has been explored. Depending upon the conditions, the ligand in the six complexes was found to be either neutral, mono, or doubly deprotonated. The zinc(II) and iron(II) complexes were fully characterized by elemental analysis, mass spectrometry, and X-ray diffraction methods. Full article
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