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Title: X-ray emission spectroscopy of biomimetic Mn coordination complexes

Understanding the function of Mn ions in biological and chemical redox catalysis requires precise knowledge of their electronic structure. X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) is an emerging technique with a growing application to biological and biomimetic systems. Here, we report an improved, cost-effective spectrometer used to analyze two biomimetic coordination compounds, [Mn IV(OH) 2(Me 2EBC)] 2+ and [Mn IV(O)(OH)(Me 2EBC)] +, the second of which contains a key Mn IV=O structural fragment. Despite having the same formal oxidation state (Mn IV) and tetradentate ligands, XES spectra from these two compounds demonstrate different electronic structures. Experimental measurements and DFT calculations yield different localized spin densities for the two complexes resulting from Mn IV–OH conversion to Mn IV=O. The relevance of the observed spectroscopic changes is discussed for applications in analyzing complex biological systems such as photosystem II. In conclusion, a model of the S 3 intermediate state of photosystem II containing a Mn IV=O fragment is compared to recent time-resolved X-ray diffraction data of the same state.
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Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1948-7185
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1364024