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Isatin-Schiff base copper(II) complexes-A DFT study of the metal-ligand bonding situation
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUANTUM CHEMISTRY, MALDEN, v. 112, n. 2, supl. 1, Part 3, pp. 625-646, 42005, 2012
Caramori, Giovanni F.
Parreira, Renato L. T.
Da Costa Ferreira, Ana Maria
Herein, we report results of calculations based on density functional theory (BP86/TZVP) of a set of isatin-Schiff base copper(II) and related complexes, 1-12, that have shown significant pro-apoptotic activity toward diverse tumor cells. The interaction of the copper(II) cation with different ligands has been investigated at the same level of theory. The strength and character of the Cu(II)-L bonding was characterized by metal-ligand bond lengths, vibrational frequencies, binding energies, ligand deformation energies, and natural population analysis. The metal-ligand bonding situation was also characterized by using two complementary topological approaches, the quantum theory of atoms-in-molecules (QTAIM) and the electron localization function (ELF). The calculated electronic g-tensor and hyperfine coupling constants present significant agreement with the EPR experimental data. The calculated parameters pointed to complex 10 as the most stable among the isatin-Schiff base copper(II) species, in good agreement with experimental data that indicate this complex as the most reactive in the series. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Quantum Chem, 2012