Bioinorganic chemistry (or biocoordination chemistry) is a rapidly growing
field, which can be divided into studies of the native systems and the study
of model systems. The project includes solely model systems, and the purpose
is to synthesize macrocyclic coordination coompounds followed up by
investigations of the reactivity of these compounds with a special reference
to reactions, which can elucidiate the relationships within the analogous
native existing compounds (enzymes). A detailed knowledge of the structure
of the compounds is necessary for this purpose. The project consists of two
a. Tetrahedral coordinated bi- and tricyclic ligands and
b. Bis- and trismacrocyclic ligands.
Special designed macrocyclic ligands have been synthesized and their
structures have been examined. The research takes place in cooperation with
chemists at the
Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University.