Coordination compounds as antioxidants: activity evaluation by combining first-principle calculations and solid-state NMR
LE STUDIUM Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020, 4, 27-36
Inspired by the active site of the copper-zinc superoxide dismutase enzyme, we studied the reactivity of imidazolic ligands to improve the design and synthesis of coordination compounds, active against the superoxide radical (responsible of DNA, cellular and tissues damage, leading to illness like cancer, atherosclerosis, heart failures, etc.). By the joint use of first-principle calculations and solid state NMR spectroscopy, we identified the relationship between the structural characteristics and the reactivity of the synthesized compounds, that lead and modulates their antioxidant activity.
Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance
Copper - zinc superoxide dismutase
Le STUDIUM Multidisciplinary Journal