10. Supramolecular Copper Dioxygen Chemistry

  1. Kenneth D. Karlin2 and
  2. Shinobu Itoh3
  1. Jean-Noël Rebilly and
  2. Olivia Reinaud

Published Online: 11 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118094365.ch10

Copper-Oxygen Chemistry

Copper-Oxygen Chemistry

How to Cite

Rebilly, J.-N. and Reinaud, O. (2011) Supramolecular Copper Dioxygen Chemistry, in Copper-Oxygen Chemistry (eds K. D. Karlin and S. Itoh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118094365.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Material and Life Science, Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

Author Information

  1. Université Paris Descartes, UMR 8601, Laboratoire de Chimie et Biochimie, Pharmacologiques et Toxicologiques, 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470528358

Online ISBN: 9781118094365



  • supramolecular copper dioxygen chemistry - structure of active site with specific coordination sphere and nuclearity;
  • active site nuclearity control, and O2 activation - partial reduction, kinetically reactive species for oxidation catalysis;
  • supramolecular control of redox process - enzymatic catalysis, Cu and O2 based on Cu(II)/Cu(I) redox process


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Control of the active site nuclearity

  • Interlocking metal binding and cavity effect

  • Supramolecular control of the redox process

  • Dioxygen activation and reactivity

  • Conclusion and future prospects

  • Abbreviations

  • References