Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 17(2), 339 (2001).

Kinetic Effect of Zinc(II) and Cadmium(II) Ions on Configurational Inversion of deltaLLL-fac(S)-Tris(L-cysteinato-N,S)cobalt(III) Complex
Sen-ichi AIZAWA,*  Yuuki OHISHI,** Shinkichi YAMADA,** and Motoshi NAKAMURA**
*Faculty of Engineering, Toyama University, 3190 Gofuku, Toyama 930-8555, Japan
**Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University, Johoku, Hamamatsu 432-8561, Japan
It has been confirmed from circular dichroism (CD) spectral changes of aqueous solutions of deltaLLL-fac(S)-[Co-(L-cys-N,S)3]3- that the absolute configurational inversion to the lambdaLLL isomer is remarkably accelerated by zinc(II), while it is retarded by cadmium(II). In the diluted solutions of these metal ions containing excess deltaLLL-fac(S)-[Co(L-cys-N,S)3]3-, the observed inversion rate constant linearly depends on the zinc(II) concentration with an intercept, while it is not affected by the cadmium(II) concentration. The kinetic behavior has been explained by difference between zinc(II)- and cadmium(II)-interactions with lone pairs on sulfur donor atoms of fac(S)-[Co(L-cys-N,S)3]3-. It has also been proposed that concentrations of zinc(II) and cadmium(II) can be simultaneously determined by the kinetic measurements.