helicate

helicate

[′hel·i‚kāt]
(organic chemistry)
Any member of a group of synthetic, helical arrays of molecules formed by the chemical recognition and organization of metals and organic bases.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The compound [Fe2L3]4+ is an iron triple helicate with three organic strands wrapped around two iron centres to give a helix which looks cylindrical in shape and neatly fits within the major groove of a DNA helix.