Attractive models: Synthetic ZnII complexes were investigated as models of copper–zinc superoxide dismutase. Superoxide underwent a unique disproportionation reaction in the electrostatic sphere of the complexes (see picture; bpy=2,2′-bipyridyl). The effectiveness of the ZnII complexes in inducing the disproportionation of superoxide depended on both the Lewis acidity and the coordination geometry of the Zn center.
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