Synthesis and DNA-binding Properties of a Cationic Seven-coordinate Manganese(II) Complex Formed with the Tripodal Ligand Tris(Nmethylbenzimidazol- 2-ylmethyl)amine and Salicylate

Huilu Wu, Ying Bai, Jingkun Yuan, Hua Wang, Guolong Pan, Gangqiang Yu, Xingbin Shu
2012 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. B, A journal of chemical sciences  
A ternary cationic Mn(II) complex with the tripodal ligand tris(2-(N-methyl) benzimidazylmethyl)amine (Mentb), salicylate and DMF as ligands and nitrate as counterion, [Mn(Mentb)(salicylate)DMF](NO3), was synthesized and characterized by physico-chemical and spectroscopic methods. The crystal structure of the Mn(II) complex has been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and revealed that the central Mn(II) atom is seven-coordinated. The DNA-binding properties of the Mn(II) complex were
more » ... Mn(II) complex were investigated by spectrophotometric methods and viscosity measurements, and the results suggest that the Mn(II) complex binds to DNA via an intercalation binding mode. Additionally, the complex exhibited potential hydroxyl radical scavenge properties in in vitro studies
doi:10.5560/znb.2012-0082 fatcat:gnoiw6ca7fecndyttkskb3nsfy