[Mo(TmMe)(O)2Cl]: an alternative functional model of sulfite oxidase

Mark Spicer, John Reglinski, Dawn Wallace, Lorraine Gibson

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The hydrotris(methimazolyl)borate anion (TmMe) has been used to synthesize an alternative functional model ([Mo(TmMe)(O)2Cl]) of the metalloenzyme sulfite oxidase. It has been shown that the complex undergoes oxygen atom transfer chemistry and that it performs the primary function of the enzyme, sulfite oxidation. A method using ion chromatography has been developed to definitively prove that sulfite is oxidized to sulfate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3804 - 3806
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2007



  • sulfite oxidase
  • inorganic chemistry

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