Coordination chemistry of copper-sulphur complexes of physiological relevance

K. D. Karlin, J. Zubieta

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This review surveys the coordination chemistry of copper in the +1 and +2 oxidation states with sulphur-containing ligands. A brief overview of the Cu enzymes is given, and a discussion of copper-sulphur complexes of metallotherapeutical value is included. The emphasis is on discrete complexes, with discussion focussing on structure, bonding, spectra, and oxidation-reduction properties. Solution chemistry has not been extensively reviewed, and in general organometallic complexes have been excluded. This review was written on the literature which appeared through September, 1978, although references to some more recent work of significance do appear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-149
Number of pages23
JournalInorganic Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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