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

Spicer, Mark and Reglinski, John and Wallace, Dawn and Gibson, Lorraine (2007) [Mo(TmMe)(O)2Cl]: an alternative functional model of sulfite oxidase. Inorganic Chemistry, 46. 3804 - 3806. ISSN 0020-1669

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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.