Coordination complexes incorporating pyrophosphate: Structural overview and exploration of their diverse magnetic, catalytic and biological properties

Oluwatayo F. Ikotun, Nadia Marino, Paul E. Kruger, Miguel Julve, Robert P. Doyle

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Abstract

Current attention continues to revolve around the chemistry and biochemistry associated with polyphosphate anions because of their importance in biology. A pivotal intermediate within this family is the pyrophosphate tetraanion, P2O74-. Considering its biological relevance and the multidentate nature that makes it an ideal ligand in the field of the coordination chemistry, there is a growing interest in the use of this anion in building new class of molecules/compounds for different purposes. While the total number of characterized structures still remains modest, several new pyrophosphate-containing coordination complexes have been reported in the last decade, as well as different solid-state structures. This review focuses on the structural, magnetic, and biological properties of coordination complexes incorporating the pyrophosphate ligand reported to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)890-915
Number of pages26
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Volume254
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Cytotoxicity
  • Diphosphate
  • Magnetism
  • Pyrophosphate
  • X-ray crystal structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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