bridging ligand


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bridging ligand

[′brij·iŋ ‚līg·ənd]
(organic chemistry)
A ligand in which an atom or molecular species which is able to exist independently is simultaneously bonded to two or more metal atoms.
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The ligand acts as a bridging ligand between two adjacent metal atoms leading to the formation of polymeric complexes.
Keywords: S-Propyl-L-cysteine, XAFS analysis, Metal complexes, Coordination polymers, Bridging ligand.
Depending on the pH and metal atom, amino acids can act as monodentate, bidentate and tridentate ligands and they can be either bridging or non- bridging ligands [17-19].
It is well known that the cyanide ion can coordinate to one metal ion through the carbon atom acting as a monodentate ligand or connect two metal ions as a bridging ligand through both the carbon and nitrogen atoms.
followed by the removal of the bridging ligand (-O[H.
30) Ni-B form (having oxo or hydroxo species as the bridging ligand between Ni and Fe) can be converted to Ni-A form (having peroxo or hydroperoxo species as the bridging ligand) by treatment with [Na.
It is noteworthy that in spite of differences in the bridging ligand between Ni and Fe, both of DvM and Dg enzymes, on activation, behave similarly in redox processes.
2010) The three-dimensional structure of [NiFeSe] hydrogenase from Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough: a hydrogenase without a bridging ligand in the active site in its oxidised, "as-isolated" state.