Chameleon states: The ruthenium and iron metalloporphyrin analogues of compound I of cytochrome P450 (1; L = thiolate) possess low-lying states that change their electronic structure with solvent polarization. The ground state of the ruthenium complex is a low-spin electrophilic state, whereas the ground state of the iron complex is triradicaloid.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Aug 2001|
- Density functional calculations
- Electronic structure