Synthesis, structural characterisation, and catalytic activity of Mn(II)-protected amino acid complexes covalently immobilised on chloropropylated silica gel

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In this work the syntheses, structure, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and the catalytic use in the oxidative transformations of cyclohexene of covalently grafted Mn(II)-complexes formed with various C-protected amino acid (L-histidine, L-cysteine and L-cystine) ligands are presented. The structural features of the surface complexes were studied by EPR, X-ray absorption, and mid/far IR spectroscopies. The superoxide dismutase activities of the materials were determined in a biochemical test reaction. The obtained materials were used as catalysts for the oxidation of cyclohexene with peracetic acid in acetone. Covalent grafting and building the complex onto the surface of the chloropropylated silica gel were successful in all cases. It was found that in many instances the structures obtained and the coordinating groups substantially varied upon changing the conditions of the syntheses. All the covalently immobilised Mn(II)-complexes displayed superoxide dismutase activity and could catalyse the oxidation of cyclohexene. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • Z. Csendes
  • G. Varga
  • N. V. Nagy
  • E. G. Bajnoczi
  • M. Sipiczki
  • Stefan Carlson
  • Sophie Canton
  • A. Metzinger
  • G. Galbacs
  • P. Sipos
  • I. Palinko
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Physical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences


  • Biomimetic catalysis, Silica immobilised Mn(II)-complexes, EPR, XAS, Superoxide dismutase activity, Cyclohexene oxidation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-269
JournalCatalysis Today
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch