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Ligands

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:43 pm
by taywebb
I'm not sure where to put this so I'm putting it here.

Can anyone explain to me what a porpfyrin ligand is? Might be spelled wrong, but still confusing!

Re: Ligands

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:52 pm
by Atul Saha 3D
Porphyrin is just a tetradentate ligand. When Porphyrin binds with Iron (Fe), the resulting complex is also called a heme group.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:44 pm
by 605168557
Porphyrin ligands have 4 linked pyrrole rings that coordinate the metal ion

Re: Ligands

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:16 pm
by Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K
porphyrin is a chelate that binds in 4 places, thus making it tetradentate

Re: Ligands

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:28 pm
by Alli Hinmon 3E
Porphyrin is a tetradentate ligand

Re: Ligands

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:39 pm
by Anjali_Kumar1F
What is the function of cisplatin?

Re: Ligands

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:48 pm
by 805169754
Anjali_Kumar3E wrote:What is the function of cisplatin?
cisplatin used to treat various types of cancer. It kills cancer cells by damaging DNA and inhibiting DNA synthesis.