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|Title:||Influence of pH on the speciation of copper(II) in reactions with the green tea polyphenols, epigallocatechin gallate and gallic acid||Authors:||Pirker, K. F.
Baratto, Maria Camilla
Goodman, B. A.
|Keywords:||copper polyphenol complex; EPR spectroscopy; X-band; S-band; line shape analysis; rotational correlation time||Issue Date:||2012||Project:||None||Journal:||JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY||Abstract:||
Changes in speciation of copper(II) in reactions with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and gallic acid (GA) as a function of pH have been investigated by multifrequency (X and S-band) EPR spectroscopy in the fluid and frozen states. The EPR spectra show the formation of three distinct mononuclear species with each of the polyphenols, and these are interpreted in terms of one mono- and two bis-complexes. However, di- or polymeric complexes dominate the Cu(II) speciation in the pH range 4-8, and it is only at alkaline pH values that these mononuclear complexes make appreciable contributions to the metal speciation.
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