Journal of Spectroscopy

Journal of Spectroscopy / 2010 / Article

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Volume 24 |Article ID 827107 | 9 pages |

A study of [Au(ethylenediamine)Cl2]Cl interaction with L-methionine and DL-seleno-methionine by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy


The interaction of [Au(en)Cl2]Cl with L-methionine (Met) and DL-seleno-methionine (Se-Met) was carried out in D2O solution at ∼pH 3.8. 13C NMR spectra were interpreted by comparison with the spectra recorded after the reaction of Met or Se-Met with HAuCl4 and also after oxidation by H2O2. Reactions of [Au(en)Cl2]Cl with Met and Se-Met were found to proceed through the exchange of chloride ligands from complex with Met or Se-Met. Gold(III) reduction takes place during the reaction and en ligand was released from [Au(en)Cl2]Cl complex.

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